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


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 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”

today i learned – tues 25th july 2017

unlike yesterday’s failed attempt at a shark based fact for #sharkweek 🦈, today has been a success 😏.

because we’re damn super cool on this here blog, we’re gon’ be super awesome and combine two parts of popular culture – selfies and shark week #goals.

#tdil that (in 2015 at least) more people die due to selfies than shark attacks 😳 #awks Continue reading “today i learned – tues 25th july 2017”

today i learned – sat 24th june 2017

**note: i didnโ€™t finish this before the taxi arrived … so itโ€™s posted very late and half of it was written after much drink … ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ #lol. right, on we go!**

alright, this one is going to have to be fairly quick … weโ€™ve a taxi arriving in, like, ten minutes to take us into town and these posts usually take about thirty mins to write ๐Ÿ˜ณ

so, in lieu of a time machine that can be used to make me more productive earlier today, weโ€™re just gonna have to get on with the show!

#tdil that it is a myth that sharks canโ€™t get cancer ๐Ÿฆˆ Continue reading “today i learned – sat 24th june 2017”

today i learned – thurs 20th apr 2017

have you seen that film – “sharknado”? ๐Ÿฆˆyou know, that ridiculous one where a tornado scoops up a load of sharks and fires them at a city? (turns out, it’s not all that ridiculous as it did actually happen ๐Ÿ˜ณ that’s –>here<– if you want it).

anyhew, whilst that’s not what this post is about, today’s thing that i learned definitely reminds of the horrors that the film portrayed … other than General terribleness ๐Ÿ™ˆ #awks

#tdil that in 2012, a shopping mall shark tank exploded, spilling sharks and water all over the shopping mall ๐Ÿ˜ถ nope, nope, nope and nope. Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 20th apr 2017”