newsweek:

The news: Penguins are pretty adorable. But newly unearthed fossils have shown that the cuddly creatures from Happy Feet, cute animal videos and catching fish at the zoo had an Antarctic ancestor that stood over five feet tall and weighed a terrifying 250 pounds. 

Palaeeudyptes klekowskii was basically the Hulk Hogan of penguins, measuring 6.63 feet from the tip of its toes to the end of its beak. Capable of swimming underwater for up to 40 minutes or more, it would have been a fearsome aquatic predator during its heyday 37-40 million years ago. Its closest living relative in size is the emperor penguin, which stands a comparatively paltry 1.1 meters and weighs about 110 pounds. 

If you got in a fight with the so-called “mega penguin,” it would probably win. Now remember that penguins live in giant flocks and you’ve got a recipe for a bad monster movie. 

Scientists Reveal the Terrifying Past of One of Earth’s Cutest Animals - Mic

newsweek:

The news: Penguins are pretty adorable. But newly unearthed fossils have shown that the cuddly creatures from Happy Feet, cute animal videos and catching fish at the zoo had an Antarctic ancestor that stood over five feet tall and weighed a terrifying 250 pounds.

Palaeeudyptes klekowskii was basically the Hulk Hogan of penguins, measuring 6.63 feet from the tip of its toes to the end of its beak. Capable of swimming underwater for up to 40 minutes or more, it would have been a fearsome aquatic predator during its heyday 37-40 million years ago. Its closest living relative in size is the emperor penguin, which stands a comparatively paltry 1.1 meters and weighs about 110 pounds.

If you got in a fight with the so-called “mega penguin,” it would probably win. Now remember that penguins live in giant flocks and you’ve got a recipe for a bad monster movie.

Scientists Reveal the Terrifying Past of One of Earth’s Cutest Animals - Mic

06.08.14
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scienceisbeauty:

This incredibly detailed image of an ant obtained at the ESRF’s ID19 beamline is based on a technique called X-ray grating interferometry, which provides high-sensitivity differential phase and dark-field (small angle X-ray scattering) signals. It therefore bears tremendous potential for imaging tiny density differences and structures at the nanoscale that produce low absorption contrast.
Source: Beauty of science: X-ray antics (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)

scienceisbeauty:

This incredibly detailed image of an ant obtained at the ESRF’s ID19 beamline is based on a technique called X-ray grating interferometry, which provides high-sensitivity differential phase and dark-field (small angle X-ray scattering) signals. It therefore bears tremendous potential for imaging tiny density differences and structures at the nanoscale that produce low absorption contrast.

Source: Beauty of science: X-ray antics (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)

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08.04.14
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08.04.14

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07.04.14

I don’t wanna sleep tonight, 
In this bright white silver moon.

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07.04.14
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dejavu394:

lexlifts:

alyssaaraee:

i didn’t know alpacas were so majestic

it is my goal to have one of these in my backyard when i am older 

The emperors new groove got it right

dejavu394:

lexlifts:

alyssaaraee:

i didn’t know alpacas were so majestic

it is my goal to have one of these in my backyard when i am older 

The emperors new groove got it right

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06.04.14
jeremybdavis:

andsinceweare:

Me at parties

That’s basically my only dance move. 

jeremybdavis:

andsinceweare:

Me at parties

That’s basically my only dance move. 

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06.04.14

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

this is what feminism oughta look like: a rapturous dance forward

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05.04.14
05.04.14
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chmielulkablr:

Could I be happier?

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04.04.14
womaninterrupted:

This cocktail shaker is mocking my sobriety.

womaninterrupted:

This cocktail shaker is mocking my sobriety.

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04.04.14

magicmazzic:

If I had the chance to race Godzilla on four-wheelers you wouldn’t be able to fucking stop me.

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03.04.14

"Oh come now… Do you really think you can beat me as I am now?  Fool!"

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03.04.14
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carlwithak:


everyone was arguing whether there was an admin or not

This is great.

carlwithak:

everyone was arguing whether there was an admin or not

This is great.

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02.04.14

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