lickystickypickyshe:

This is the South American Goliath bird-eating tarantula, taken by wildlife photographer Piotr Naskrecki. Described as the size of a puppy, many have been hoping against hope that this nightmare-inducing creature has been photoshopped, exaggerated, or both. Sad to say, it hasn’t. 

Naskrecki noticed the spider while in Guyana, a South American country between Venezuela and Suriname. He claims he initially thought it was a possum or some other small mammal. He soon became a bit unsettled when he realized it was actually a gigantic spider. 

Despite the spider’s nickname, the Goliath bird eater doesn’t typically eat birds. Endemic to the rainforests in South America, this tarantula hunts on the ground, which limits how many birds it would even contact. Typically, the Goliath’s food of choice is earthworms and insects. However, it will also eat small rodents, snakes, or frogs if they are available. 

 The spider has a legspan up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) and a body about the size of an adult’s fist. Altogether, it weighs about 6 ounces (170 grams) which is about the same as a medium-sized apple, or a puppy right after it is born. Naskrecki notes that the spider is so heavy, its footsteps sound like tiny horse hooves as they pound on the ground.

The spider certainly did not appreciate Naskrecki being on the ground and photographing it so closely, so it let him know by creating a hissing sound. Humans are much too large for Goliaths to attack as prey, so such attacks are usually only done in self-defense. When threatened, Goliaths rub their serrated hairy legs together, which generates a hissing sound audible from 15 feet away. The rubbing also releases the urticating hair into the air, which are irritating to skin and are used to deter anyone from coming too close. Naskrecki’s face took the brunt of the damage from the spider, as several of the bristles entered his eye. He explains on his blog that the experience left him with sore, watery eyes for days to come.

In another aggressive display to try to scare Naskrecki away, the spider showed its fangs in a threatening way. Tarantula fangs are up to 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) long, which are definitely large enough to pierce human skin and create a painful bite. The spider’s venom isn’t typically strong enough to kill someone who is not allergic to it, but will cause pain and nausea for days to come. Luckily, Naskrecki did not have to feel the business end of those fangs.

[N.O.P.E]

(Source: iflscience.com, via pricklylegs)

Timestamp: 1413838856

lickystickypickyshe:

This is the South American Goliath bird-eating tarantula, taken by wildlife photographer Piotr Naskrecki. Described as the size of a puppy, many have been hoping against hope that this nightmare-inducing creature has been photoshopped, exaggerated, or both. Sad to say, it hasn’t. 

Naskrecki noticed the spider while in Guyana, a South American country between Venezuela and Suriname. He claims he initially thought it was a possum or some other small mammal. He soon became a bit unsettled when he realized it was actually a gigantic spider. 

Despite the spider’s nickname, the Goliath bird eater doesn’t typically eat birds. Endemic to the rainforests in South America, this tarantula hunts on the ground, which limits how many birds it would even contact. Typically, the Goliath’s food of choice is earthworms and insects. However, it will also eat small rodents, snakes, or frogs if they are available. 

 The spider has a legspan up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) and a body about the size of an adult’s fist. Altogether, it weighs about 6 ounces (170 grams) which is about the same as a medium-sized apple, or a puppy right after it is born. Naskrecki notes that the spider is so heavy, its footsteps sound like tiny horse hooves as they pound on the ground.

The spider certainly did not appreciate Naskrecki being on the ground and photographing it so closely, so it let him know by creating a hissing sound. Humans are much too large for Goliaths to attack as prey, so such attacks are usually only done in self-defense. When threatened, Goliaths rub their serrated hairy legs together, which generates a hissing sound audible from 15 feet away. The rubbing also releases the urticating hair into the air, which are irritating to skin and are used to deter anyone from coming too close. Naskrecki’s face took the brunt of the damage from the spider, as several of the bristles entered his eye. He explains on his blog that the experience left him with sore, watery eyes for days to come.

In another aggressive display to try to scare Naskrecki away, the spider showed its fangs in a threatening way. Tarantula fangs are up to 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) long, which are definitely large enough to pierce human skin and create a painful bite. The spider’s venom isn’t typically strong enough to kill someone who is not allergic to it, but will cause pain and nausea for days to come. Luckily, Naskrecki did not have to feel the business end of those fangs.

[N.O.P.E]

(Source: iflscience.com, via pricklylegs)

thesubbburbs:

Probably the worst types of people are the ones that shut you down to make themselves look cooler than you, for example if you get excited and squeal and they’re like “woah what was that..” or if you talk loudly because you’re passionate about something and they say “relax dude wow” and then give a look… Like fuck off stop trying to act so cool and collected. You don’t seem more mature you just seem fucking boring and monotonously placid.

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littlefreeman:

Fact: 17% of all shark attacks are actually hedgehogs pretending to be said sharks.

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Timestamp: 1413838711

littlefreeman:

Fact: 17% of all shark attacks are actually hedgehogs pretending to be said sharks.

(via thesirensaresingingyourname)

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sexybritishllama:

sexybritishllama:

so there’s this board in our school showing a bunch of amazing answers people actually gave in exams. its like a hall of shame

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING TO SEE SOME MORE OF THESE SO HERE YOU GO

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Timestamp: 1413838673

sexybritishllama:

sexybritishllama:

so there’s this board in our school showing a bunch of amazing answers people actually gave in exams. its like a hall of shame

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING TO SEE SOME MORE OF THESE SO HERE YOU GO

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castiel-knight-of-hell:

invisiblefemmeofcolor:

fegeleh:

highgayden:

"no homo" the teenage boy whispers as he pulls away from kissing his friend. he gently strokes the other males face "full bi" he adds in a sensuous tone.

FULL BI

I’m crying

can that be abbreviated FBI?

image

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nautmahp:

stunningpicture:

Penguins on Phillip Island wear hand-knitted sweaters as part of their oil spill rehabilitation.

When the whole squads outfits are on point

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Timestamp: 1413838615

nautmahp:

stunningpicture:

Penguins on Phillip Island wear hand-knitted sweaters as part of their oil spill rehabilitation.

When the whole squads outfits are on point

(via garbageurl)

the-real-seebs:

hussarviking:

NEVER trust an adult who won’t apologize to a child

Wow. I’d never seen it put that way, but. Wow. That is a really good piece of advice.

(Source: thunreswine, via thesirensaresingingyourname)

mostly-jensen:

Jensen is just. SO. SOLID.

(via mostly-jensen)

Timestamp: 1413838577

mostly-jensen:

Jensen is just. SO. SOLID.

(via mostly-jensen)

utteranonymity:

Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

(via leasline)

emojustinyoung:

"you wear that a lot" yes that is because i, a proud owner of a washing machine,

(via willshereally)

liquidnight:

Brassaï

Notre-Dame de Paris - Diable et pigeon

[Devil and Pigeon]

Paris 1e, undated

From Brassaï, Paris

(via vintagegal)

Timestamp: 1413838488

liquidnight:

Brassaï

Notre-Dame de Paris - Diable et pigeon

[Devil and Pigeon]

Paris 1e, undated

From Brassaï, Paris

(via vintagegal)

(Source: coldcoldlampin, via heliolisk)

virare:

the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people

the worst is that I’m broke

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leasline:

milokeen:

castielismycherrypie:

camacaileon:

peachjello:

seaworld-secrets:

passion4killerwhales:

animalsnatureveganism:

TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

Donate
Stop the Tiger Poachers
Save Tigers Now
Protect Tigers from Poachers and Help Stop War on Wildlife 
Donate to Save Tigers 
Donate to Help Save the Tiger 
Make a Donation - Save China’s Tigers
Donate to Tiger Conservation 
Name a Wild Tiger 
WWF Tiger Appeal
Tiger Appeal
Sumatran Tiger Conservation
Bengal Tiger Conservation Donations
Save the Malayan Tiger 
Malayan Tiger Conservation 

Adopt a Tiger
Tigers in Crisis - Adopt a Tiger 
Adopt Roque the Tiger 
Adopt a Tiger Today
Adopt a Wild Tiger from Indonesia
Adopt a Tiger - Zhorik 
Tiger Adoption - Save China’s Tigers 
Adopt a Wild Tiger 

Petitions
Stop Tiger Poaching in India 
Save the Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Save the Tigers 
Save the Indian Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Stop Pushing Sumatran Tiger Toward Extinction
Save the Sumatran Tigers from Extinction 
Protect Siberian Tiger Habitat 
Act Now to Save India’s Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Save the Tiger 
Stop Poaching Tigers 
Close Down China’s Tiger Farms 
Save the Siberian Tiger 
Prevent Siberian Tiger Extinction 
Save Endangered Siberian Tigers from Extinction 
Illegal Tiger Trade must End 
Preserve the Bengal Tiger of India 
Save the Malayan Tiger from Extinction 
Save Malayan Tiger by Stopping Logging 


Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

THIS IS NOT OK. :(

IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

WHAT THE FUCK

WELL FUCK EVERYTHING!

I WORKED FOR AN NGO THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE TIGERS FOR ABOUT HALF A YEAR, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS SPIT AT ME AND THREATENED ME (WHICH IS NOT THE POINT) BUT YOU LISTEN UP:

  • THERE ARE ONLY 3.200 WILD TIGERS LEFT ON THE ENTIRE WORLD
  • 97% OF THEIR HABITAT HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN OR REMOVED OTHERWISE
  • 3 OUT OF 9 TIGER-SUBSPECIES HAVE ALREADY DIED OUT
  • THE SOUTH-CHINESE TIGER HASN’T BEEN SIGHTED IN OVER 30 YEARS
  • THEY ARE SKINNED ALIVE (AS ARE MOST ANIMALS) BC YOU CAN REMOVE THEIR FUR EASIER WHEN THEY ARE STILL BLEEDING
  • NO EXCEPTIONS FOR CUBS
  • SOME PEOPLE HUNT THEM BC THEY THING A TIGER PENIS MAKES THEM BETTER IN BED (I’M NOT KIDDING)
  • EXPERTS CLAIM THAT IF THE KILLING GOES ON, TIGERS WILL BE ENTIRELY EXTINCT IN 2022

SAVE THE TIGERS.

I WANT MY CHILDREN, MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT TIGERS LOOK LIKE WITHOUT EXPLAINING IT USEING TEXT BOOKS AND STUFFED ANIMALS.

THIS DEEPLY UPSETS ME. PLEASE SAVE THE TIGERS.

SAVE MY FAVOURITE BIG CAT.

I mean, all anthropocentric feel-good-isms aside, the loss of apex predators is a huge fucking ecological deal, whether our kids know what they “look like” or not

Bolded that last one because come on people

Timestamp: 1413838410

leasline:

milokeen:

castielismycherrypie:

camacaileon:

peachjello:

seaworld-secrets:

passion4killerwhales:

animalsnatureveganism:

TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

Donate
Stop the Tiger Poachers
Save Tigers Now
Protect Tigers from Poachers and Help Stop War on Wildlife 
Donate to Save Tigers 
Donate to Help Save the Tiger 
Make a Donation - Save China’s Tigers
Donate to Tiger Conservation 
Name a Wild Tiger 
WWF Tiger Appeal
Tiger Appeal
Sumatran Tiger Conservation
Bengal Tiger Conservation Donations
Save the Malayan Tiger 
Malayan Tiger Conservation 

Adopt a Tiger
Tigers in Crisis - Adopt a Tiger 
Adopt Roque the Tiger 
Adopt a Tiger Today
Adopt a Wild Tiger from Indonesia
Adopt a Tiger - Zhorik 
Tiger Adoption - Save China’s Tigers 
Adopt a Wild Tiger 

Petitions
Stop Tiger Poaching in India 
Save the Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Save the Tigers 
Save the Indian Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Stop Pushing Sumatran Tiger Toward Extinction
Save the Sumatran Tigers from Extinction 
Protect Siberian Tiger Habitat 
Act Now to Save India’s Tiger 
Save the Sumatran Tiger 
Save the Tiger 
Stop Poaching Tigers 
Close Down China’s Tiger Farms 
Save the Siberian Tiger 
Prevent Siberian Tiger Extinction 
Save Endangered Siberian Tigers from Extinction 
Illegal Tiger Trade must End 
Preserve the Bengal Tiger of India 
Save the Malayan Tiger from Extinction 
Save Malayan Tiger by Stopping Logging 


Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

THIS IS NOT OK. :(

IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

WHAT THE FUCK

WELL FUCK EVERYTHING!

I WORKED FOR AN NGO THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE TIGERS FOR ABOUT HALF A YEAR, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS SPIT AT ME AND THREATENED ME (WHICH IS NOT THE POINT) BUT YOU LISTEN UP:

  • THERE ARE ONLY 3.200 WILD TIGERS LEFT ON THE ENTIRE WORLD
  • 97% OF THEIR HABITAT HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN OR REMOVED OTHERWISE
  • 3 OUT OF 9 TIGER-SUBSPECIES HAVE ALREADY DIED OUT
  • THE SOUTH-CHINESE TIGER HASN’T BEEN SIGHTED IN OVER 30 YEARS
  • THEY ARE SKINNED ALIVE (AS ARE MOST ANIMALS) BC YOU CAN REMOVE THEIR FUR EASIER WHEN THEY ARE STILL BLEEDING
  • NO EXCEPTIONS FOR CUBS
  • SOME PEOPLE HUNT THEM BC THEY THING A TIGER PENIS MAKES THEM BETTER IN BED (I’M NOT KIDDING)
  • EXPERTS CLAIM THAT IF THE KILLING GOES ON, TIGERS WILL BE ENTIRELY EXTINCT IN 2022

SAVE THE TIGERS.

I WANT MY CHILDREN, MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT TIGERS LOOK LIKE WITHOUT EXPLAINING IT USEING TEXT BOOKS AND STUFFED ANIMALS.

THIS DEEPLY UPSETS ME. PLEASE SAVE THE TIGERS.

SAVE MY FAVOURITE BIG CAT.

I mean, all anthropocentric feel-good-isms aside, the loss of apex predators is a huge fucking ecological deal, whether our kids know what they “look like” or not

Bolded that last one because come on people