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The flu really fucks up your thinking skills apparently. Thoughts I’ve had today:

-How many 5s do I exchange for a 20?
-What goes in orange juice?
-How many minutes is 10 minutes?

And a terrible one I said OUT LOUD when I had just woken up to my lady, the worst of the day by far, was, “Babe wait, can polar bears breathe underwater or do they hold their breath?”

anonymous asked:

do you have to keep lions warm in some way or do they have to find another way themselves

This is a really specific question but I’m gonna go ahead and use it as a jumping-off point to talk about temperature control in general.

Different animals thrive at different temperatures and humidity levels, and yes, keepers make sure to meet those requirements.

We do this by:
-monitoring the climate of our buildings (using central heat/AC, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, heat lamps, etc. as needed)
-restricting the temperatures at which certain animals can be in their outdoor areas (a polar bear can tolerate a cold winter day a lot better than a giraffe)
-providing exhibit features to help animals stay warm on cold days (bedding like straw or wood shavings, structures to block the wind, heated rocks to lay on) or cool on hot days (ice treats, pools, misters/sprinklers)

So no, the animals definitely aren’t fending for themselves when it comes to climate control! We do everything we can to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy, and that includes making sure their environment is kept at the correct temperature and humidity.

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“Did you know that penguins can’t breathe underwater?” you said, poking your head into Edward Nygma’s office.

He grinned, answering without hesitation, “Yes. Did you know that male emperor penguins keep their eggs warm by balancing them on their feet?”

“Yes. Did you know that polar bears can eat as many as eighty-six penguins in a single sitting,? you shot back, enjoying the competition.

“Yes. Did you know penguins can drink salt water because they have a special gland, the supraorbital gland, that filters salt from the bloodstream?” Nygma countered.

“Yes. Did you know-” you were cut off as Bullock entered, telling you that you were needed elsewhere. Sending a quick wink in Ed’s direction, you grinned, “We’ll call it a draw. Next time, Nygma.”

*not my gif

rereading that polar bear dream i can’t fucking believe it honestly can you believe that psychologists still have not figured out dreams despite the fact that they clearly demonstrate an enormous understanding of our unconscious selves… wow these sherlock tab and tfp teas

A sleepy polar bear on a Spring day… [x]

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OOC: I’m laughing I actually draw animals so bad, I’m sorry guys LMAO.
Anyway, take babyquel and her (only) friends!
I think axolotls can’t be out of the water, but this is hetalia.
If dogs can live like +500 years and polar bears can talk i don’t see why axolotls can’t breathe out of water. (I thought they were amphibians?)

Anyway, Baby Raquel was exceptionally calm and silent, she always let her mom talk for her and… well she was practically completely MUTE until her late 6-7s. But she was quite creepy too she could stare at you for very long time without blinking at all just waiting for you to understand whatever the fuck she wanted to say.  Also, she could see and interact with spirits. That made her people feel uneasy about her for a very long time.
When christianity attacked she stopped to see and interact with them, and now she just /sense/ them near or something similar.

nowadays she’s that person who you can’t seem to be able to shut her up.

anonymous asked:

N and U

N: Favorite Animal?

It’s pretty tough pickin a favourite animal. There are heaps that I love such as ferrets, pangolins and dogs.  Though I might have to say right now Hyena or Polar Bear. I can’t realy pick one. (mythical would have to be Dragon)

U: Favorite time of year, and why?

Season wise- Autumn. 
General time of year? maybe late october, early september. (for halloween. even though I live in Australia, I still love the idea  behind it and the Spoopy celebrations)
Though, It could actually be December to late Feb as I have a lot of great childhood memories in the holiday period during this time.

Road trips with Michael would involve
  • “Are we there yet?”
  • “Michael, you’re the DRIVER. What do YOU think?”
  • “Okay wow sorry………………………………………………are we there yet?”
  • Sing alongs
  • Loud duets
  • “We have to stop.”
  • “We JUST stopped, Michael.”
  • “Yeah but I chugged my soda and now I really have to piss.”
  • Blaring music while going down the highway.
  • Getting stopped by highway patrol to tell you to turn your music down.
  • Taking pictures of Michael driving.
  • You controlling the music and him yelling at you every time you skip a song he deems good.
  • “WHY WOULD YOU SKIP NICKELBACK!?”
  • You reading him random facts that you find online.
  • “Did you know polar bears can eat up to 86 penguins in one sitting?”
  • “Don’t tell Luke.”
  • Him curling up in the passenger seat when you two switch.
  • “Can I hold your boob while you drive?”
  • “No, Michael.”
  • Him pouting.
  • “I’m going to call Luke. Not because I miss him or anything, but I haven’t told him how stupid his face is today.”
  • Michael taking pictures of you driving and posting them on Twitter.
  • “Y/N, I know you’re driving but you have to look at this meme.”
  • You glancing at the meme and rolling your eyes as Michael is laughing his ass off.
  • Michael looking up lame pick up lines and using them on you.
  • “You’re more beautiful than a hundred pink flamingos on a golf course.”
  • “That doesn’t make any sense…”
  • “I’M TRYING TO BE CUTE, Y/N.”
  •  Him falling asleep and you pulling over just to take a picture.
  • Waking him up when you guys get closer to your destination.
  • Him tiredly walking over to you after you get out of the car and hugging you.
  • “That was fun, we should do it again.”
  • “We have the whole drive home…”
  • “FUCK YEAH!”

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // What happens when a large polar bear walks on soft fluffy snow, compresses it, and then the wind blows away the remaining fluffy snow. You get elevated polar bear tracks that can last for days, weeks or months. #Followme on @paulnicklen as we celebrate all species of North American bears this week. #polarbear #bear #natgeo #sea_legacy #10by2020 by natgeo