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currentsinbiology:

not-safe-for-earth:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

carnivaldog:

homemadehorrors:

excessunrated:

SUCH A BABY.

…perfect bby.

OKAY I have to drop some newly acquired knowledge, and maybe a lot of people already know this BUT LISTEN
Hippos are, like…real, living land whales. It’s been genetically proven that their closest relatives are NOT pigs as was once believed, but whales! Hippos even make whistles and clicks underwater to communicate as well as help them “see” in murky waters. 
They also have some incredibly thick skin that is extremely difficult to cut, and when they do get injured their skin secretes a special fluid that acts like a natural antibiotic ointment that prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. And this fluid turns blood red when it meets the air, so it looks pretty badass, too.
Also, the bones in their limbs are SOLID. There is no marrow, no hollow space, they are 100% BONE, MOTHERFUCKER. It helps weigh them down in the water so they can more easily submerge, and it helps support their weight on land. These bones can withstand the impact of a running hippo, and they aren’t slow, either!
Hippos are also responsible for more human deaths annually than crocodiles or other predators like lions and so on. Because they don’t take no shit, bro. 
HIPPOS ARE REALLY FREAKING COOL, YOU GUYS.

*whispers* the number one cause of baby hippo deaths is adult male hippos

That’s because somewhere between that adorable squishy above and adulthood, they become one of the most aggressive animals on earth.

Fascinating!

currentsinbiology:

not-safe-for-earth:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

carnivaldog:

homemadehorrors:

excessunrated:

SUCH A BABY.

…perfect bby.

OKAY I have to drop some newly acquired knowledge, and maybe a lot of people already know this BUT LISTEN

Hippos are, like…real, living land whales. It’s been genetically proven that their closest relatives are NOT pigs as was once believed, but whales! Hippos even make whistles and clicks underwater to communicate as well as help them “see” in murky waters. 

They also have some incredibly thick skin that is extremely difficult to cut, and when they do get injured their skin secretes a special fluid that acts like a natural antibiotic ointment that prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. And this fluid turns blood red when it meets the air, so it looks pretty badass, too.

Also, the bones in their limbs are SOLID. There is no marrow, no hollow space, they are 100% BONE, MOTHERFUCKER. It helps weigh them down in the water so they can more easily submerge, and it helps support their weight on land. These bones can withstand the impact of a running hippo, and they aren’t slow, either!

Hippos are also responsible for more human deaths annually than crocodiles or other predators like lions and so on. Because they don’t take no shit, bro. 

HIPPOS ARE REALLY FREAKING COOL, YOU GUYS.

*whispers* the number one cause of baby hippo deaths is adult male hippos

That’s because somewhere between that adorable squishy above and adulthood, they become one of the most aggressive animals on earth.

Fascinating!

(via floodedwithlight)

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To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

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1 clean + 2 hang cleans + jerk

Started complex at 50kg/110# & increased 5kg/11# upon each success. This is at 100kg/220#. Resting 2-2.5 minutes between attempts.

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