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It’s time for another Geyser of Awesome field trip! Let’s all fly to Japan and go play at the Kurihama Flower Park and where we’ll slide down Godzilla’s tail.

Kaiju Slide = Super Awesome

This playground Godzilla is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs 5 tons. All one has to do to ride down the slide is first climb a set of stairs leading right into the monster’s crotch. 

According to Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft:

"The reason why there’s a huge Godzilla at this park in Kanagawa is because in the first Godzilla film, the beast emerged out of the ocean at a nearby beach, known as Kanonzaki. To mark this, there was a Godzilla slide erected at the beach in 1958, which probably inspired other, far less impressive Godzilla slides on Japanese playgrounds throughout the country.

The slide at Kanonzaki fell in to disrepair by the early 1970s. You can, however, still see “Godzilla’s footprint” at the shore. A new, far more impressive version of the slide was built at nearby Kurihama Flower Park in 1999. It still stands today.”

[via Kotaku]

Do you guys believe in giants? Here is a footprint that is about 4 feet long and was discovered a long time ago…here is a piece of the article:

“This amazing footprint in granite was discovered in 1912 by a hunter called Stoffel Coetzee, while hunting in the remote area. At the time this was a deeply remote part of South Africa known as the Eastern Transvaal, teeming with wild life, including antelope and lions. It remains in the same condition as it was when first discovered. The possibility that this was a carved hoax is extremely low, not only because the print is in one of the toughest type of rock known to man; Granite, but also because of its remote location. Even today, it is difficult to find.

Michael Tellinger shows off what could be one of the best pieces of evidence that there were giants on Earth a long, long time ago. Geologists have marvelled at this giant foot print in rough granite, about 4 feet long. Many still say that it is a natural erosion pattern … As always you decide.”

I love stuff like this :)

Naturally, this is what you do when your boyfriend tries to take a picture of a giant footprint in the elevator. I am big foot.

Earth’s worst mass extinction may have created ideal conditions for preserving the ancient footprints of giant reptiles on the muddy ocean floor, according to a new study. Researchers found a spike in fossilized tracks of tetrapods (these early four-limbed vertebrates include amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) during the early Triassic period, roughly 250 million years ago. This increase may be the result of a mass extinction at the end of the Permian period that wiped out worms and other tiny creatures that typically churn up ocean sediments, leaving behind sticky seafloor conditions that preserved the wading and swimming habits of ancient giant reptiles, the scientists said. The researchers captured a “Goldilocks” window when they could see this behavior simply because they had “this magical time after this mass extinction,” said study co-author Mary Droser, a professor of geology at the University of California, Riverside.

Earth’s worst mass extinction may have created ideal conditions for preserving the ancient footprints of giant reptiles on the muddy ocean floor, according to a new study. Researchers found a spike in fossilized tracks of tetrapods (these early four-limbed vertebrates include amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) during the early Triassic period, roughly 250 million years ago. This increase may be the result of a mass extinction at the end of the Permian period that wiped out worms and other tiny creatures that typically churn up ocean sediments, leaving behind sticky seafloor conditions that preserved the wading and swimming habits of ancient giant reptiles, the scientists said. The researchers captured a “Goldilocks” window when they could see this behavior simply because they had “this magical time after this mass extinction,” said study co-author Mary Droser, a professor of geology at the University of California, Riverside.

We walked across the newly fucking snowed over Russell field and at first it was chill but then we started stepping where people had previously stepped and ice had had encased their goddamn giant ass footprints. Those footprints were icy fucks. Like, we almost died because one step you’d go through a few inches of fluff, the next step, you’d drop through fluff and some compacted snow, and then suddenly if you’re me you’d be up to your knees in snow standing in some persons week old icy footprint. And I don’t slow down for anything - so like every step would be like am I gonna face plant, am I gonna twist an ankle, am I being punished for not having Jesus in my life. If you’re April, you’d just be tripping from the start, wearing socks encrusted in snow from the first step into unshoveled territory. Point is, we both could have died out there. Thanks Obama. 

Triassic Tracks: Gallery of Ancient Reptiles' Footprints

Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.

Triassic Tracks: Gallery of Ancient Reptiles’ Footprints

Earth's Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints

Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.

Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints

The 100: Season 1, Episode 2


You know what I’m just gonna replace the opening theme with the theme for Siberia because I’m getting a LOT of overlap between the two shows and anyways it’s a great theme.

Seriously, I mean, just hang a second: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ41hEUPYr0

Better yet, take a few days and just watch that show.

Am I wrong? Giant spear, weird-toed footprints, dumbasses wandering around in the woods … maybe I’m just watching too much tv for my classes and my brain is starting to see connections where none exist.

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