You stumble into an abandoned warehouse and find a room completely covered in dials marked with years. Each dial is labeled with a different species. You find the dial that’s labeled “Human” with the dial turned to 122 years, the longest anyone has ever lived. You decide to tamper with it.
The world’s largest parrot, the Kakapo, is the world’s only flightless parrot. It is nocturnal, herbivorous, and is one of the world’s longest-living birds with an average lifespan of 95 years. It is critically endangered. As of 2014, there were only 126 living individuals known. source
The Greenland shark mostly eats fish, but a few odd animals have been found in their stomachs, including an entire reindeer. This slow moving shark has been known to live up to 400 years, that makes the Greenland shark the longest-lived vertebrate. The flesh of a Greenland shark is poisonous. This is due to the presence of the toxic triethylamine oxide, which, when eaten, breaks down into trimethylamine, which produces effects similar to drunkenness. Yet in spite of this, the Greenland shark is still a popular food in Iceland and Greenland. No surprise there.
It was well into the new year and the weather was finally
starting to warm up, or so you thought until you woke up to find the need to
put on an extra jacket. It wasn’t quite summer yet, to your dismay, and that
meant that exam season was slowly making its descent upon the students. Your
other friends and colleagues all felt the pressure from the piling assignments
given by relentless professors, along with any other jobs or worries on the
side that kept the rest of their days just as busy.
For you particularly, it was a part-time job at a café that
didn’t feel part-time at all. Being a poor college student, you needed all the
extra money you could get, and that meant working right after your grueling
morning classes during the weekdays, and even clocking in on the weekends
whenever you were able to do so.
Even with your packed schedule, you were able to manage your
time well enough; you wished you could say the same for your boyfriend.
Sad news out of probably my favorite place in Ohio. Colo was the longest lived captive born gorilla as well as the oldest known gorilla in the world captive or wild. Her life started in a concrete enclosure with a jungle gym and ended with an expansive indoor and outdoor environment as the Columbus zoo became a leader in primate care that others would follow. Whether or not you like zoos it’s hard to deny the work they have done learning about animals, their needs and contributing to conservation and awareness.
We all hope/believe Mofftiss will put a twist on TLD and have Sherlock let John in on the secret, which I truly think will happen, but I’m thinking about Amanda’s love/kiss emojis and the final broken heart/jester emoji and hear me out:
ep1: Mary’s out, whatever’s going down with the baby goes down
ep2: Sherlock and John working 100% together against Smith, closer than they’ve ever been, kiss happens in the last few minutes
~the longest week of our lives passes~
ep3: all kinds of Redbeard/Moriarty/Mycroft etc shit rains down and they’re suffering but they FINALLY ADMIT THEY’RE IN LOVE and it looks like they just might make it BUT something happens that makes either or both of them believe the kiss/love confession was also part of the scheme and they’re heartbroken (jester=“fooled you”) and THEN John’s critically wounded or they’re separated, cue hiatus.
Janus cats are cats born with two-faces. The name comes from the Roman god of transitions, gates and doorways, Janus. Above is a famous Janus cat named Frank & Louie, who was born on September 8th, 1999, and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest living Janus cat. The average life span of a cat like Frank & Louie is 1-4 days– He lived to be over 15 years old and suffered no health problems throughout his long life.
Hello there! So I was wondering about gaster's dad on your gaster ask blog and if there's any more information that you posted about him? He looks creepy as hell btw so i'm very curious about him. Please and thank you
thanks for asking! and for giving me an excuse to post this thing that’s been sitting around for months lol (you can see where Gaster gets his creepy good looks from)
I have a small introduction comic planned for him because I feel it will give a better sense of his character than my words alone, but I can tell you some basic info in the meantime~
I think it says a lot about Things Us Muggles Don’t Know that when Harry mishears “Europa is covered in ice” as “Europa is covered in mice”, he doesn’t for one second think “wait a minute. that can’t be right.” he takes it absolutely in stride. he just copies it down into his notes and writes it in his essay like “yep. all over one of Jupiter’s moons. mice.” what weird things has he learnt about the universe that Europa being covered in mice doesn’t give him pause? what else don’t we know???
I absolutely LOVE how much Hermione gets Sirius. she’s 110% gung-ho cheerleading/spearheading the whole Harry Should Teach Us Defence thing until Sirius enthusiastically leaps on board and then she’s like “oh. Oh.” and starts FRANTICALLY REEVALUATING like, “whoa whoa whoa, okay, hold up guys! hang on a second!!! maybe we need to press the PAUSE BUTTON on this EXPULSION ATTEMPT until we find the Marauder-shaped FLAW in this PLAN!!!”
sometimes I forget that Harry and Draco et al. are Teen Boys. well, okay, I don’t forget that they’re teen boys, but I forget that they’re teen boys exactly like the legions of teen boys I went to school with, i.e. they are Idiot Lads whom I DESPAIR OF. case in point: Harry flies into a rage because Draco Malfoy, Sore Loser, says that Harry’s mother’s and the Weasley’s houses smell. Draco makes a long-winded, poncey “your mum” jab and Harry gets himself banned from quidditch for life. honestly.
at one point Harry is sitting, staring into the fire, wishing that Sirius’s head would appear and “give him some advice about girls.” Harry… I can safely say that you’re gonna be left hanging on that front.
SPEAKING OF WHICH, I think it is ALWAYS worth mentioning that, for Christmas, “Sirius and Lupin had given Harry a set of excellent books”. I mean. wow, they… gave Harry some books. they both… gave Harry… haha. that’s so weird. I wonder why they both… together… gave Harry a joint present…? I’ll give you a clue: the answer to this question and the answer to “why won’t Sirius’s head show up in this fire and give me ADVICE about GIRLS?” is the same.
and Harry absolutely needs that advice about girls. at one point Cho approaches him about the fact that there’s a Hogsmeade trip on Valentine’s Day (probably after at least a fortnight of waiting for Harry to bring it up first) and Harry’s like, “oh. so there is. nice talking to you, Cho!” it takes SO LONG for the penny to drop that Harry has to sprint up a staircase to invite Cho to Hogsmeade with him. what bizarre train of thought did he ride on to have Cho Chang bring up Hogsmeade and Valentine’s Day in the same sentence and NOT wind up at the logical conclusion for at least a minute and a half? what goes on in this child’s head???
I am indescribably sad that Harry James Potter sat at the Gryffindor table and used a tablespoon as a mirror in which to do his hair and Draco Malfoy did not get to see this happen.
while we’re on the subject of my favourite fledgling gay: Draco is so involved in glaring at/utterly distracted by Harry during their charms exam that he loses his concentration and smashes a wineglass. how EMBARRASSING. I bet he just wanted to DIE. he definitely had to put his head in someone’s lap and get his hair stroked about that one. keep your pecker up, kiddo! he probably didn’t even notice!!!
Harry risks life, limb, detentions and the skin on the back of his hand to break into Umbridge’s office and floo Sirius because he’s so torn up about his dad being a wanker, and Sirius and Remus are literally THE MOST UNHELPFUL THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. the two of them just go off into paroxysms of joy. like, “okay, he was a bit of an arsehole, Snape really deserved it, BUT WAS JAMES PLAYING WITH THE SNITCH?” “he was messing up his hair?! OMG!” “[in the fondest voice imaginable] he was an idiot! we were ALL IDIOTS!!!” “Lily LOVED James in the end! who WOULDN’T LOVE JAMES???” like, guys. reel it in.
I think it’s quite sweet that Hagrid steals Harry and Hermione from a quidditch match to take them into the Forbidden Forest (in which there are, to name but a few: giant spiders that would eat them without a moment’s hesitation, angry centaurs harbouring anti-wizard leanings and a violent, 16ft-tall giant), and his only words of warning are, “Watch yerselves, now, there’s nettles.”
Think back to the first episode of Volume 4, when Watts was patronizing Cinder. Salem didn’t hear what he said to her, I don’t think it would be possible for her to before walking in. When she came into the room she was able to pinpoint the exact negative emotions he was invoking.
Now think back the RWBY Lore episode on the Grimm. They are drawn to negative emotions. Over time Grimm that have survived long enough begin to evolve. It is quite possible that Salem could be the eldest Grimm, or one of the ones that have lived the longest. She may have evolved into a perceptive being after centuries of experience, and become something to combat the maidens with intellect.