cats “headbutt” people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
when puppies play fight, boy puppies will often let girl puppies win.
the grizzly bear’s name comes from the word “grizzled” which means ‘streaked with gray hair’.
wombat poo is cube-shaped to stop it from rolling away…
dogs will sneeze to tell other dogs that they’re playing, so when they’re playing rough it doesn’t turn into a fight.
gray squirrels bury nuts all over the place, and often forget them, growing new trees. this makes them more ecologically friendly than red squirrels, who store nuts in piles on the ground which don’t take root.
infant pygmy marmosets babble to develop their language skills, similarly to the way human babies babble.
two-toed sloths cannot shiver to stay warm like other mammals due to their low metabolic rates and little muscle tissue.
yawning is infectious because it supplies a method for the most sleepy to forcefully communicate their need for rest and thus ensures that the group rests/sleeps together.
baby dolphins have spines on the sides of their tongue. the spines zip up to make a straw so that they can drink the mother’s milk without getting salt water in it.
when a rabbit is happy it will sometimes jump in the air twist it’s body. this is called a binky.
the red panda uses its long bushy tail not only for balance, but also as a blanket during chilly winter nights.
baby japanese macaques make snowballs. they do not use them for any survival purposes, they just like to have fun.
manatee calves nurse underwater from teats under their mothers flippers.
baby elephants will suck their own trunks for comfort.
hey guys!! i figured i would make a post about the little phrases i picked up while studying in france.
en fait- in fact; used in pretty much every sentence who knows why
ça marche- that works
c'est bon- it’s good
bahhhh oui- well yes
bien sûr- of course
c'est comme ça- it’s like that; said after any inconvenience
je prends- i take/am taking; instead of saying “je voudrais” at cafés or restaurants
euh/et oui/alors/donc: basically the french version of “um”
quand même- really; might be used more than en fait if that’s possible
c'est pas grave- it’s not serious
c'est pas grave quand même- the french say this about everything
chai pas- i don’t know; the shortened version of “je ne sais pas”
bonne chance/bon courage- good luck
la vache/vachement- this is an interesting one cause it has a lot of different meanings. “la vache” by itself can just be an exclamation whereas in reference to someone can be an insult. “vachement” is a way to show excitement
that’s all i got! if there’s something wrong let me know. and if you wanna ask me about studying abroad or france n'hésitez pas!
I’m going to interrupt your day/night really quick and say that the green drink namjoon was drinking in the bst mv is a drug called absinthe. It’s a liquor that has really high levels of alcohol and considered to be a psychoactive drug that (supposedly) gives the drinker hallucinations. It was used by artists, writers, and poets because it was known for stoking creativity. People like Oscar Wilde, Toulouse-Lautrec, and even Vincent Van Gogh used it!
i. touch me someone, i’m too young to feel so numb // ii. there’s a hole in my soul, can you fill it? // iii. this mess was yours, now your mess is mine // iv. i will hold on hope and i won’t let you choke // v. telling me how you’re going to outlive your body // vi. and a sun to maybe dissipate, shadows of the mess you made // vii. all I want is the taste that your lips allow // viii. might be a sinner and i might be a saint // ix. run away with me, lost souls and reverie // x. now hold the one you love in both your hands, apologize for what you did and he will understand