today i learned – fri 20th oct 2017

today, weโ€™re heading back into the world of animals to once again prove that mother nature is rather good at her job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

no, but seriously, this fact literally blew my mind a little bit ๐Ÿคฏ (<- thatโ€™s a mindblown emoji from ios11.1 … hopefully you can see it)

#tdil that hippos automatically surface to breathe … even when theyโ€™re asleep?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Continue reading “today i learned – fri 20th oct 2017”

today i learned – weds 13th sept 2017

the never ending quest for knowledge that this blog has sent me on has once again led to me to enjoy an additional shark week ๐Ÿฆˆ

totally not a bad thing … today, however, weโ€™re getting into some pretty intimate shark times ๐Ÿ˜ณ #awks

#tdil that female sharks have evolved to have tougher, thicker, skin than males.

now, as youโ€™ve probably guessed, we arenโ€™t talking about them being thick skinned when it comes to being insulted ๐Ÿ™ˆ nope, itโ€™s all to do with shark sexy times.

so yeah, until todayโ€™s little learning, i had no idea that marine biologists actually knew anything about shark special times ๐Ÿค” i always thought that it was one of lifeโ€™s great mysteries … turns out that i was wrong!

anyway, the reason why female sharks have tougher skin actually makes quite a lot of sense … itโ€™s all to do with the male needing somewhere to latch on to the female.

as you can imagine, itโ€™s pretty awkward to hold on to something gently when you have no hands ๐Ÿ™ƒ instead, the male latches on by biting into the female around the region of the face/gills/pectoral fin ๐Ÿ˜ณ.

itโ€™s a pretty surreal (and i imagine uncomfortable) concept when you think about it; those crazy shark mouths are made to literally devour things?! theyโ€™ll full of scary shark teeth ๐Ÿ™ˆ #sharkattacksexytimes

i feel like that last hashtag could be a sequel to a film like sharknado ๐Ÿ˜‚ … love a random animal fact!

byeeeee ๐Ÿ˜Ž #tdil

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i genuinely had no idea that this was something humans actually knew about ๐Ÿ™‚ iโ€™m glad i got to share it with you! if you want some more random stuff, just go ->here<-

(there arenโ€™t any pictures of shark special times that i can use #invasionofprivacy … so, iโ€™ve settled for a picture of a lemon shark ๐Ÿ˜ฌ license ->here<- … random fact: i once accidentally swam with a lemon shark!)

today i learned – thurs 10th aug 2017

after yesterday’s random ole journey to pregnancy town, we’re getting back to normality to discuss massive scary animals 😏

well, extinct massive scary animals … the kind that used to eat all the things … and possibly sang ace of spades every now and then 😎. anyway, enough waffle.

#tdil that there is an ancient crocodile that has been named ‘lemmy’ after the lead singer of motörhead 🤘🏻 Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 10th aug 2017”

today i learned – weds 2nd aug 2017

have you ever just looked at someone fairly useless and just thought “how do you even manage to life?!” 😳

in the animal kingdom, i guess the equivalent entity to this would be the jellyfish … like, they have no bones, no heart and no brain … how are they even a thing?! 🤔 well:

#tdil how jellyfish are even alive 🐙 … i also learned that they aren’t even fish!? 🐠 (there isn’t a jellyfish emoji … so octopus will have to do 💁🏼) Continue reading “today i learned – weds 2nd aug 2017”

today i learned – thurs 27th july 2017

you know, nature is a pretty amazing thing … somehow, be it through god or otherwise, it has created incredible animals that adapt to all walks of life in unique ways.

even so, there are some combinations that even hollywood directors leave alone 😳 i feel that this is one of them.

#tdil of the existence (well … it used to be a thing) of a shark-like creature that basically had a buzzsaw in its mouth 🙃 Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 27th july 2017”