Why were animals so giant in prehistoric times?
at least some animals in any given ecosystem tend to evolve towards gigantism over long periods of time, so at any given point in earth’s history when tetrapods had shown up and the climate had been stable for a while, you absolutely find giant animals.
and remember, animals were actually still pretty giant until fairly recently on the geologic scale, a mere ten thousand years ago!
SOMETHING happened ten thousand years ago to wipe almost all of the ice-age megafauna off the planet, and we’re still not sure what. (and no, it wasn’t us.) but the first animals to fall in a mass extinction events are always the giants, because they require so much food! and it takes them tens of millions of years to show up again after a mass die-off. but give it another twenty million years or so, and giant animals will appear once again!
until then, please take a moment to appreciate whales.
The way he slaps to the ground is killing me
For those, like me, who wondered! This is from the original vid posted by the owner’s roommate on YouTube a few years ago!
Concept: the “almost anyone can be in Smash Bros” sentiment but with Animal Crossing crossover villagers
Walk into your campsite only to be faced with a Papyrus ostrich villager
You know what ostrich villager Papyrus, while sound a concept, is extremely cursed in execution so I apologize ahead of time for what I’m going to make you all look at later
My only critique is that boomer should be a pig to reference the fact creepers were just fucked up pigs in the code and they kept them
Eight frame dragon gif I made during quarantine. It took a long time to animate, fabricate and assemble this but I’m really happy with how it turned out!
Holy shit there’s gonna be a mlp movie on netflix and?? It looks?? So cute??
There isn’t a trailer yet i think, i just got these pictures from Twitter but im excited already it looks adorable
Throwback Thursday: a helpful chart describing the major behaviors of dragons I made when I was 7
10/10 this rules
USE THESE REDDIT SUBS INSTEAD PLEASE FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!!!!!!!
Hate Reddit if you want, but using these subs are your best chance. People gather in these subs because they have charity to spare:
I never see anyone actually getting any significant donations on tumblr and to be honest, tumblr is the worst place to ask for assistance. Use it as your last resort, it frustrates me to no end seeing people begging for help, reblogging the same post over and over, the same types of posts over and over, to no avail, when people are waiting to help you on a different part of the web
GO TO WHERE THE HELP IS. IF YOU WANT DIRECT ACTION TO WORK STOP WITH TUMBLR AND USE REDDIT.
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF SATAN REBLOG THIS SO WE CAN START REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF DONATION POSTS THAT GET STUCK FLOATING AROUND THIS WEBSITE
Note that r/legaladvice is for USA legal advice not donation requests.
MUTUAL AID REQUEST: Help Dean stay afloat!
Image descriptions will be after a cut at the end of the post.
Background: My friend Dean is a 34-year-old disabled Black man from Washington, DC. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2019. He has been struggling with chronic food insecurity and the malnutrition has led to further issues with his bones, blood pressure, and bladder. He currently has stable housing but spent much of 2020 housing insecure.
In April 2020 he was in a car accident that left him with broken ribs and severe back injury (the last picture in this post is from April 2020, of him in the stretcher right after the accident). He went on disability benefits after the accident. In October 2020 he came down with COVID-19 and spent 3 weeks in hospital, but fortunately made a full recovery.
The situation: Dean’s benefits expired in January and the process of reinstating them will take 3 to 6 months. That means Dean has zero income right now. He also doesn’t have health insurance coverage. Right now his goal is to raise $900 for his living expenses while his benefits are paused.
Donations will go to rent/utilities, medical bills and medication costs (including metformin (fourth pic) and insulin for his diabetes), and the fresh food Dean needs for his health to stabilize. He’s had to go days without eating at times which is very dangerous for him.
Where to donate:
V*nmo: @ Dean-Phanor
C*sh*pp: $topsecret1986 - not preferred right now because there’s been some issues with the account but I wanted to list it because that should be resolved soon. V*nmo and P*yp*l are both good options.
Dean’s birthday is coming up on March 9th! Please spread this post even if you can’t donate yourself, last week I made a smaller post for Dean to cover an individual medication cost and we got an amazing response, please keep that energy up and help my friend survive! If you have any questions feel free to DM me.
IDs under cut:
this is a turkey vulture with leucism. the bird’s light brown color is the result of a reduction in pigment from leucism. leucistic birds rarely make it to adulthood, as they are more visible to predators, and tend to have weak eyesight & feathers.
Azealia Banks is being openly transphobic and no one has been speaking about it except for a few trans people who I follow
People have been trying to explain to her in the comments but she just continues to spew TERF ideology.
reblogging this to say two things
first, this isnt “transphobia” this is specifically transmisogyny. none of what she is saying here can be applied to trans people in general, it’s explicitly targeting trans women
and second, this right here is part of why i always point out that trans women is two words. transmisogynists will view trans women as being our own “othered” gender of “transwomen” and tme ppl will give them a pass on it and thats fucked. yes ppl often say it as one word bc they’re ignorant that its not, or maybe accidentally, but still—call it out, correct them. explain that trans women are women, and trans is an adjective
This is extremely transmisogynistic but let’s not ignore the antisemitism, either? This thread is from a photo she posted on Instagram of an engagement ring her Jewish fiancé gave her, which is an heirloom ring with a hanukiah on it. In the photo, she says this makes her Jewish now. The comment is refering to her claim that she is now Jewish. She believes being engaged to a Jewish man now makes her Jewish, which is not how that works and is wildly antisemitic. She just chose to go on a transmisogynistic tirade while defending herself, for whatever reason, but this is very much about antisemitism as well.
Yeah, it’s both.
damn how could that have happened 🤔🤔
ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE BAFFLED
Same reason this was in a Swiss alpine town
(The reason is aliens 👽)
Or this! The Sampul Tapestry, found in Xinjiang, China, which depicts a Greek soldier and a centaur!
bro centaurs real
bro fuck the center
ancient people did travel without colonizing. archeologist everywhere baffled.
Sticking up for archeologists and historians, THEY aren’t baffled, but reporting is