puzzled-peace
tramampoline:

disgustinghuman:

stuckinabucket:

It’s Pangolin Appreciation Day again!
That’s right, motherfuckers.  This is a thing now.
Pangolins are little mammals who can be anywhere from one to three feet long.  They look like this.

Those scales are made of keratin (see also, fingernails, hooves, antlers, horns, etc.), and they make up 20% of the pangolin’s body weight.  Baby pangolins’ scales are soft, but adults’ are hard and have sharp edges.  When they’re threatened, they roll up into a ball like so.

This usually results in some fairly irritated predators.

Pangolins don’t have any teeth.  Instead of teeth, they have completely ridiculous tongues, with which they slurp up insects once they find a colony.  They can stick those honking things out over a foot, and they’re anchored in their chests (giant anteaters’ tongues also have this adaptation; those suckers are anchored to their fucking sternums, guys).

They can secrete a skunk-like musk as a defense mechanism, but they can’t spray it.
They can swim!

They use their mammoth fuck-off foreclaws to rip open termite mounds and insect colonies inside trees.  Because they’re so huge and non-retractable, pangolins don’t walk on their front feet.  They balance and shuffle along on their hind legs, so they always look like Montgomery Burns when they’re on the go.

Tree pangolins can use those claws to rip open insect colonies while hanging from their fucking tails from a fucking tree.  Basically, they’re armor-plated ninjas who can’t be disarmed and might give you a savage long-distance licking into the bargain.  Behold!

That pangolin thinks you’re just there for her to hang off of.  
That pangolin is right.  You are also there for her to perch on.

In conclusion, pangolins are awesome.

pangolins on my dash!

PANGOLINS ARE THE BEST

tramampoline:

disgustinghuman:

stuckinabucket:

It’s Pangolin Appreciation Day again!

That’s right, motherfuckers.  This is a thing now.

Pangolins are little mammals who can be anywhere from one to three feet long.  They look like this.

image

Those scales are made of keratin (see also, fingernails, hooves, antlers, horns, etc.), and they make up 20% of the pangolin’s body weight.  Baby pangolins’ scales are soft, but adults’ are hard and have sharp edges.  When they’re threatened, they roll up into a ball like so.

image

This usually results in some fairly irritated predators.

image

Pangolins don’t have any teeth.  Instead of teeth, they have completely ridiculous tongues, with which they slurp up insects once they find a colony.  They can stick those honking things out over a foot, and they’re anchored in their chests (giant anteaters’ tongues also have this adaptation; those suckers are anchored to their fucking sternums, guys).

image

They can secrete a skunk-like musk as a defense mechanism, but they can’t spray it.

They can swim!

image

They use their mammoth fuck-off foreclaws to rip open termite mounds and insect colonies inside trees.  Because they’re so huge and non-retractable, pangolins don’t walk on their front feet.  They balance and shuffle along on their hind legs, so they always look like Montgomery Burns when they’re on the go.

image

Tree pangolins can use those claws to rip open insect colonies while hanging from their fucking tails from a fucking tree.  Basically, they’re armor-plated ninjas who can’t be disarmed and might give you a savage long-distance licking into the bargain.  Behold!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdzooglobal/6349367014/sizes/o/in/photostream/

That pangolin thinks you’re just there for her to hang off of.  

That pangolin is right.  You are also there for her to perch on.

image

In conclusion, pangolins are awesome.

pangolins on my dash!

PANGOLINS ARE THE BEST

allteensrelate

engagedbbw:

joodleeatsrainbows:

dorkinthefreakkingdom:

kittiecupcakes:

the-lizard-hunter-sociopath:

And my personal favorite:

Popcorn guy is my favorite.

okay seriously in the extended pictures, WHAT THE FUCK IS THE FAMILY COMPLAINING ABOUT WITH THE PIZZA ON THE TABLE? LIKE SERIOUSLY WHAT

I like the last one “Oh my god, I’m on fire? Better jump out a fucking window then.

I’ve said it 100 times, I FUCKING LOVE INFOMERCIAL PEOPLE SO MUCH!!

shaaarks
fukaml:

bumbleshark:


According to Australian news outlet ABC, Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, discovered that great white sharks act more calmly when listening to music by AC/DC, the Aussie heavy-metal band that reached its peak during the 1980s. The two songs favored by the sharks: “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.”
After Waller played the songs using underwater speakers, the sharks became “more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive.”
“They actually came past in a couple of occasions when we had the speaker in the water and rubbed their face along the speaker which was really bizarre,” he said.
 By using music and not bait to attract sharks during tours, his company is helping cage-diving operations become more eco-conscious and environmentally sustainable. 
source
video

in case you wanted another reason to love sharks and realize what cute dorks they are. hello :)

SOMEONE DRAW SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH SAMEKICHI

fukaml:

bumbleshark:

According to Australian news outlet ABC, Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, discovered that great white sharks act more calmly when listening to music by AC/DC, the Aussie heavy-metal band that reached its peak during the 1980s. The two songs favored by the sharks: “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.”

  • After Waller played the songs using underwater speakers, the sharks became “more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive.”
  • “They actually came past in a couple of occasions when we had the speaker in the water and rubbed their face along the speaker which was really bizarre,” he said.
  •  By using music and not bait to attract sharks during tours, his company is helping cage-diving operations become more eco-conscious and environmentally sustainable. 

source

video

in case you wanted another reason to love sharks and realize what cute dorks they are. hello :)

SOMEONE DRAW SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH SAMEKICHI