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Btw I recently found out about the fern Sticherus truncatus and i don’t like it. Why is it so bad to look at??? I hate it so much??? Cursed Cursed Cursed
If i post a picture of it I feel like there should be some kind of warning on it, in a similar category as trypophobia, but what
…Bad. Why is it doing that
I’m so glad you asked. In the ferns you’re probably used to seeing, such as Pteridium aquilinium, the fractal patterns increase in size as you move towards the base of the plant. They taper to a point. In S. truncatus, the fractal patterns increase in size as you move away from the base of the plant, a pattern which is more commonly seen in trees. S. truncatus branches toward infinity, giving that broad, crowded look.
Okay there’s an actual mathematical reason it looks Wrong. That’s neat thanks for sharing
Here’s a skinnier example.
im having feelings about the uffington white horse again
so essentially there’s this cool horse drawn into the hills in england made out of chalk and it’s like 3,000 years old.
people carved trenches 3,000 years ago and filled them with chalk in the shape of a horse but what’s interesting is that if you fail to maintain the horse by adding new chalk regularly, it will disappear. for 3,000 years, we’ve been filling in chalk in this horse so it doesn’t disappear.
we’ll never know what the purpose of the horse was originally. we’ll never know if it had ritual or spiritual significance or if it was just art. but we do know that people maintained it then, and, even though the meaning of the horse has long been lost to time, we continue to maintain it now.
the people who made this horse are long dead, but they live through us still, don’t you think?
couldn’t agree more we’re best friends now
Thinkin about conchs
Looking at you
Some favourite aurora pictures from recent years.
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REMINDER: the part of a comb jelly that looks like a mouth is in fact a mouth
FUCK aliens ! we got these crazy shits under da sea and we’re not payin any attention!!!
“the colony can regenerate injured parts or continue growing after being broken apart. Unless all individual clones are killed at the same time, a colony can theoretically live forever”
This thing is fucking mythical
ain’t that the giant Alaskan bull worm spongebob warned us about
I’m doing a bunch of art studies based off stills from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and it is just making me even more annoyed that this movie doesn’t have an art book because it is SO GOOD.
The use of saturated vs. unsaturated colors, the transitions from light to dark, the use of rope as a very literal metaphor for tension. It’s all so goooooood.
Little Creek’s expression as he is in the process of absolutely NAILING a soldier during the canyon chase delights me.
It has suddenly occurred to me that this movie is going to be 20 years old next year.
Also, this movie is responsible for AT LEAST 80% of the tropes I love to have in my own stories.
Survival? Check. Wilderness? Check. Adventure? Check. Found family? Check. Potentially/seemingly deadly character injury? Check. Dramatic rescues? Check. Dramatic escapes? Check. Fire? Check. Bonds forged in fire? Check. Diversity? Check. Stories told from the opposite perspective they usually are? Check. Lush and stunning scenery? Check. Big families? Check. A character who is determined to protect said big family, no matter the consequences? Check.
Is there a word for that like, “bright darkness” you get in winter?? When it’s been snowing or it’s supposed to snow past sunset and the sky isn’t Dark Enough. One of my favorite things
Thanks to @raindropwindow and a handful of articles, it’s called snow albedo, skyglow, snowglow, or just light scattering! It’s the result of moon- or artificial light reflecting off ground snow, low clouds, or ice crystals.
if i think of baby swordfish again i’m gonna be sent into a coughing fit
best baby animal of all time. only the essentials (big funny snout)
THERES EVEN SMALLER ONES ARE YOU SERIOUS
fr tho imagine being this thing and you grow up into a beast that kills things with its nose what would you even do.
There is something like, painfully funny about the eye to body ratio for some of these magnificent Atlantic fish when they’re just babies the size of an aquarium gravel pebble
due to reasons beyond my control, im once again thinking of leatherleaf slugs
Do u guys think at the bottom of the ocean there are fish with feet 2 walk on it?
Alligator eyes shining in the sunset, Myakka River State Park, Florida