Twitpic of the Day: Oh, possum.
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No matter how long the slinky is, the bottom of the slinky will stay still (hover) until the top reaches it. Even if the slinky is over 1000 feet long.
This kind of shit is why I love physics.
Is this for real? Any physics fans have more info and can possibly explain this without too much jargon?
Update: More info at blogs.discovermagazine.com
P.s. Source seems to be the youtuber 1veritasium’s science channel. Seems pretty good, check it out!
The potbellied pig and the rhodesian ridgeback. When piglet Paulinchen was found stranded from her family, Katjinga the rhodesian ridgeback took to her and treated her like her own pup. After a few days Paulinchen was returned to her mother, but she and Paulinchen still have a quick nuzzle when they see each other Photograph: Fame/Barcroft
Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures
Blimey, 2 feet of snow in New York City!
New York at night.
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BFFs 4 life.
A granary woodpecker stores thousands of nuts in holes in a tree at Stanford University in California. The busy birds spend their time boring holes in granary trees, before carefully slotting the nuts into them. Photographer Michael Yang said: “They carefully pick acorns from oak trees and fly them to nearby storage/granary trees which sometimes hold up to 50,000 acorns. Some of the trees have so many holes that you can see right through the trunk and limbs! In some places, it looks like the tree is about to snap in two.”
Picture: Michael Yang/Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 24 January 2012 - Telegraph)
A herd of elephants say goodbye to Lola the dead elephant calf at Hellabrunn Zooin Munich, Germany. A baby elephant who tragically died at a German zoo was brought back to her herd so they could say goodbye. Lola, a three month old elephant, died on 21 January during a CT scan ahead of an operation to fix a serious heart defect. Lola’s body was brought back to the herd so that her mother, Panang (22), could say farewell. Afterwards the herd gently nuzzled the lifeless body with their trunks and took their leave of her.
Picture: Animal Press / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 24 January 2012 - Telegraph)
OH my……. scary!!!!!
Nailed It of the Day: Dante Autullo, a Tim Taylor-esque fix-it father of four from Orland Park, Illinois, accidentially shot himself in the head with a nail gun, and didn’t realize it until the following day.
While building a shed in his garage, Autullo hit himself in the head with his nail gun. Thinking the nail merely grazed him, and finding no serious wound, both Autullo and his fiance Gail Glaenzer went on about their business.
The next day, feeling nauseous and experiencing a major headache, Autullo visited a doctor who found the source of the problem right away: A 3 1/4-inch nail was embedded in his brain.
“When they brought in the [X-ray], I said to the doctor `Is this a joke? Did you get that out of the doctors joke file?” Autullo told the Associated Press. “The doctor said `No man, that’s in your head.”
On his way by ambulance to surgery at another hospital, the 32-year-old posted the X-ray to his Facebook page.
The operation was a success, and Dr. Leslie Schaffer at Advocate Christ Medical Center says there is minimal damage to brain tissue, and Autullo is not likely to experience serious side-effects.
“He might forget to take out the garbage or walk the dog, but who doesn’t?” said Dr. Schaffer.
Gotta love when you cross social media and bathroom humor.
This is perfect
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