man, i need a computer so i can fuck shit up on this site again donate now i’ll buy you a froke and touch your genitals
Someone buy this girl a damned computer already, my dash is getting waaaaay too dull.
I’m also kind of too afraid to ask what a “froke” is.
Bone-eating worms have been munching on the skeletons of dead whales (and most likely the ancestors of whales) for tens of millions of years. But they were only discovered back in 2012. Robert Vrijenhoek was exploring the floor of Monterey Bay in a submarine when he came upon a whale carcass:
"One of the first things we noticed during that first dive were large white mats of bacteria that were decomposing tissue and other parts of the carcass. A little octopus had taken up residence in a ‘cave’ created by the hole in the back of the whale’s skull. Below the octopus’ lair was a pile of crab legs and other crab parts. He was having a great time picking off the bright red lithodid crabs that were crawling all over the carcass, bringing the crabs back to his home, and dropping the debris on his doorstep. So this dead whale had become a little self-contained ecosystem, complete with predators, decomposers, and bacteria."
"But the other thing we noticed was the proliferation of these little red worm-like creatures. They were all over the bones. They were growing like crazy, carpeting the remaining whale bones. The worms had short trunks topped by red plumes, and were about an inch or two in height. There were thousands of them waving in the current. It was really fascinating to watch."
A few of these worm species have been described now, all under the genus “Osedax” (which means bone-eater). They’re part of the final chapter in the after life of a whale — gathering up the last remaining nutrients and reducing the skeleton to dust.
The most amazing thing about our world is that eventually everything that is borne of the imagination turns out to actually exist in all of its beauty and/or horror.
H.P Lovecraftian nightmares, discovered by science; The elder gods are real, they’re just a bit smaller than we thought they would be.
"I hope [the show]’s for everyone… Because no matter what your age or sex you can always relate to being a douchebag" — Lena Dunham (via the Graham Norton Show)
Hannah and Adam are my favourite TV couple since Spike and Buffy. They seem like the only people in the world who actually get one another, once they finally cross the communication
gap ravine between them and open up to one another; Sometimes when you’re a hot mess it’s only another albeit different hot mess that can really understand where you’re coming from and where you’re going.