MLK’s “I Have A Dream Speech”, the Moon Landing, Walter Cronkite reporting the assassination of John F. Kennedy, all pale in comparison to this truly unforgettable moment on television.
there are reasons you don’t do the harlem shake
This is the only good harlem shake video on the internet
This is someone dying while having an MRI scan. Before you die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful.
This a Moonmelon, scientifically knows as asidus. This fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and is known for its vibrant blue color. What you probably don’t know about this fruit is that it can switch flavors after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste. It’s also very expensive…costing about ￥16000 JPY (which is about 200 dollars).
or you know this could be photoshopped
you tell me
this is alexandrias melon (wow)
it never grows seeds but it can still produce other melons (its magic)
it is grown deep in the jungles of peru and can prevent you from aging well into the hundreds
it is known by the natives there as k’uhul ajaw cacao shi-jiiy.
its really strange how all of these pictures look exactly the same because everything on the internet is true
This is the Peppermeloni. (seriously gosh just look at that sexy mother fucker) Its scientific name is Tumblrous Pepperonus.
The only known specimen is in a pot in David Karps treasure dungeon. It is a tradition that a single slice is given to every tumblr blog that reaches 500,000 followers.
It has the remarkable property of being as healthy as watermelon but tasting like cheesy pepperoni pizza.
This planet is really just so amazing guys wow.
OMG, that’s so fucking cool! Someone from the science side of Tumblr needs to come along and tell me what’s going on here!
the bubble is freezing you fucking idiot
thank u science side of tumblr
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This is the Asian Pangolin.
The pangolin is the only mammal on the planet that bears actual scales.
It is also the only carnivore that does not have teeth.
Plus, it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Just look at it.
It rolls itself into a ball to protect itself from predators, like an armadillo; and it invades large, often infesting insect nests with an incredibly long pink tongue, like an anteater.
But they’re not related to any of those things. In fact, they are so unique, scientists put them in their own biological order: Pholidota.
But there’s a problem. It’s also two other things:
1) One of the least scientifically-researched mammals on earth. Therefore, it is one of the least known by the public.
Nobody knows what a pangolin is.
2) It is one of the most commonly poached animals in the world.
Prized for its scales, which are fabled to promote menstruation and lactation, treat rheumatism and arthritis, and reduce swelling, the pangolin is captured en masse in Southeast Asia and China. Now, there are even ridiculous claims that their scales can cure cancer.
Fact: their scales are made of keratin, which is the same exact thing that your fingernails are made of.
And, like your fingernails, pangolin scale has absolutely no medicinal benefit.
Nevertheless, in 2011, about 60,000 pangolins were stolen from the wild… in Vietnam alone. TRAFFIC, the anti-illicit trade organization, estimates that this is only 10% of the entire Asian industry.
Only a few are ever rescued, and if they are, the trauma of their experience actually kills them after a few weeks. Pangolins become easily overstressed, and literally cannot be held in captivity. Those few who do survive cannot reproduce.
The Chinese and Sunda Pangolins are on the Endangered list. The Indian and Indonesian Pangolins are Near Threatened. But the industry has not slowed down.
The only pangolin species that is not severely poached is, surprisingly, the African Pangolin. But as Asian species begin to become more and more rare, conservationists are worried that Africa will be the next main supplier.
Before this happens, you should know about the Pangolin.
Yesterday, February 16, was INTERNATIONAL PANGOLIN DAY. Though the holiday is over, you can still signal boost, and make sure that more people at least know about this incredible animal.
Thanks for reading.