The car-tire-size opah is striking enough thanks to its rotund, silver
body. But now, researchers have discovered something surprising about
this deep-sea dweller: It’s got warm blood.
That makes the opah (Lampris guttatus) the first warm-blooded fish every discovered. Most fish are exotherms, meaning they require heat from the environment
to stay toasty. The opah, as an endotherm, keeps its own temperature
elevated even as it dives to chilly depths of 1,300 feet (396 meters) in
temperate and tropical oceans around the world.
“Increased temperature speeds up physiological processes within the
body,” study leader Nicholas Wegner, a biologist at the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries
Science Center in La Jolla, California, told Live Science. “As a result,
the muscles can contract faster, the temporal resolution of the eye is
increased, and neurological transmissions are sped up. This results in
faster swimming speeds, better vision and faster response times.”…
The NA brothers in the Hetalia superhero AU: Alfred has electricity manipulation (which has a variety of applications ranging from generating lighting to manipulating bio-electric currents in the body), and Matthew has phasing/intangibility (the ability to pass through solid matter).
EXPLAINING COMMON SENSE TO ANTIS AND OT8 STANS (1/??)
fact: when working on a film or a drama, the person hired does not work under the group’s name but as an actor, as an individual person. this is not only the case with yixing, but also with chanyeol and kyungsoo. where was the outrage then? or is it only bad when it’s a Chinese member?
i wanted to try drawing a slightly different interpretation of the prompt. are they holding the other’s niece/nephew? are they babysitting their own children?? or are they perhaps carrying the child version of their best friend???
either way, i think yams would be great with kids. he probably tries to convince tsuk re: the appeal of children, but tsukki seems like the type who just. wouldn’t want to deal with kids. ya feel
Yeah. They are gross. But not because the physical appearance of them. But because the shit that caused them was gross. The pain I felt was gross. Me almost dying was gross. The tears and worry I caused my family and friends was gross. Learning to walk after being in a coma was gross. Countless medications (that I only got off a few months ago) were gross. Looking at these scars everyday and remembering all that I went through and how it haunts me, even without you pointing it out is gross. It’s not gross for what it looks like. It’s gross for what it stands for. What I went through.
so in light of yoongi saying that he’d be ok with an 80 year age gap between him and his gf, let us consider this scenario:
[ setting: nursing home, in the early afternoon ]
picture an old woman, aged 86 years, turning around in her wheelchair to find a fresh bowl of oatmeal beside her on the coffee table. she flags down a passing nurse and asks, “um, excuse me? i don’t think i asked for this bowl of oatmeal…”
nurse: “oh that one’s on the house, from that young gentleman with the blue hair over there”
and on the opposite side of the room is yoongi, lounging against an armchair while tipping his beanie in the fashion of a fedora and flashing his signature gummy smile at the old woman, who becomes flustered by his thoughtful advances
I finally started to read Stand Still. Stay Silent couple of days ago, so I could write about it in my Finnish webcomic blog. (Everyone who understands Finnish can read more detailed version of my opinion there.) In short: I really don’t like the theme, I’m a huge wuss and everything horrory and apocalypse related makes me pretty anxious. But the art is phenomenal and the characters are really really nice and fun, so those make it a bit easier for me to read the comic. Especially Emil and Lalli make me squee a lot. The communication and everything between them is so much fun to follow.