Missing Thanksgivukkah already? There’s always the next one…but by then, the world will be cold, strange, and ruled by super-turkeys.
It was a dirty job, but Bjarni Mikkelsen, a marine biologist at the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, had to do it.
After two whales died this week near the Faroe Islands, the government wanted to use one of the skeletons in the National Museum. So Mikkelsen began the first step of cutting the animal’s gut open. But little did he expect that it would explode in his face.
“The animal was more than two days old when we took it so we knew there would be some pressure on the inside, but nothing like what happened,” he told the Daily Mail.
I’m ambivalent about this.
On the one hand: “Haha!”
On the other: “Oh dear God no”
My friends and I had a long dinner conversation trying to decide what job title you needed to explode dead whales that wash up on the beach.
little did we know they explode all on their own.
Back when whale oil was a big thing one of the hazards of working int hat industry was whale corpses exploding on you.
One person wrote of how dangerous it was when the gasses built up and a female that was pregnant could explode, launching a fetus the size of a car at you.
It would make for a pretty badass obituary though.
"Killed when hit by an exploding whale’s unborn calf travelling at 100 mph."
Hey yeah okay let’s have a giveaway because I’m really excited for Desolation of Smaug and because I buy too much fan merchandise!
- There will be one winner
- Only reblogs will count
- You don’t have to follow me but you totally can *wink wink*
- Have your ask box open
- No giveaway blogs, I’ll be checking
- If you don’t reply to my message in 24 hours I’ll pick someone else
I’m willing to ship outside of the US so don’t worry about that! And the winner will be chosen with a random number generator
Giveaway ends Friday December 13th! Good luck!!!
like most nudibranchs this species has no official common name. they can be found in tropical Indo-Western Pacific oceans. they grow up to 50mm in length and their body is black but their external organs are edged in a almost neon green like color. they are poisonous and get their poison from the stinging cells of fallen Cnidarians.
There were so many beautiful masks in TheArtofMask’s shop that I couldn’t just feature one!
"All of my masks are paper mache and made to be worn. I use an imported 100% wool paper that makes the mask durable yet lightweight. All of the embellishments (leaves, flowers, etc.) with either wool or parchment papers. Things like berries, rose hips, and acorns are made with paper clay."
Paladin: “I use Detect Evil on the mouse!”
Paladin: “What…it might be a familiar, or something. We’re hunting a necromancer here! Constant vigilance, and stuff.”
DM: *rolls die, gets haughty look on face* No, the mouse is not evil. It’s good. It has the heart of a paladin even.
Ranger: *proceeds to cast speak with animals and roll a crit to befriend said mouse* We take him with us. His name is Mousicus.