i just heard that on top of being one of the two mammals to lay eggs, and one of the four mammals to be venomous, that platypus can hunt underwater by sensing the electrical signals of muscle movement in their prey and they use their venom as an aphrodesiac! that is by far the most fucked up animal in existance!
australia is so the land of poisonous everything. there's no way i would live there. the fucking trees down there are poisonous, and all the poisonous animals we have here? well they have relatives there and they're 20x as venomous. wtf is up with that? how can one place have so many fucked up animals?!
i washed my car today! it's so fresh and so clean. last night when i was riding around with dolsen, my car got covered in muddy water from a fire hydrant exploding, so i figured it was time to wash it.
a little moth got stuck in the suds on top of the car so i had to rescue it and let it free away from the car washing area because there was too much water in the air for the poor thing to fly.
shawn and i were watching a show about deadly animals (obviously) and during one part, they were talking about these uber poisonous jellyfish and how people will swim around them even though they're deadly.
well it showed this kid who's skin was all red and it was screaming and rolling around on the ground because it had obviously decided to swim with the jellyfish.
and shawn yells "you're evil!!" so i glance over at him and inquire why. and he was like "you were smiling at that little kid rolling around on the ground like 'yeah you little shit! writhe in pain!!'"
i give him a look of pure wtf and tell him that i don't remember smiling. and he says, "you are pure evil. that's scary"
...well honestly, it serves the dumbass right for swimming with the poisonous jellyfish.
Hahah, you ARE evil you know :D But that's why we love ya! You're supposed to piss on the person if they get stung by those lil buggers. Sterile! Now that would make a good show, lil kid laying there, couple of dudes with their pants down pissin on him.. yup, dementia is fun!
the only thing that you see that is a problem is redbacks, but I think i've seen around two in my lifetime.. and I guess snakes, but you gotta go out bush... why does everyone think australia is scary?:D you guys have those HUGE hairy spiders:||||
but the huge scary spiders won't rot off your skin!
apparently you guys have a cousin of the brown recluse that does that, and as opposed to the brown recluse, the spider there has no cure for its venom.
i still wanna visit australia, i just don't think i'd get along living there too well.
To be fair, I'd probably smile too, though that's just because poisonous stuff is cool.
I was talking to a friend who had some friends that went on an expedition to some desert. I can't remember why, they just went. They were camping and there were two of them in this tent. One of them woke up to see a spider the size of your hand sitting on the other one's face, eating him. It was a... um.. cam web spider? I think.. and it had injected a local anaesthetic into his face, so as not to wake him, and had thus far devoured half his cheek. The first guy swiped it off, but that wasn't the end of it. The fucker charged back, jumped on his face again and carried on eating. It wasn't going to give in until they'd killed it.
By a weird coincidence, I've just started reading a book on parasites.
the british also shipped their prisoners over to georgia for a time.
of course, with georiga, the prisioners actually had a fair chance of living.
the kid writhing in pain was actually hilarious, but shawn doesn't have quite the hatred for fuck trophies that i do, so i try to restrain myself. i honestly had no idea i was smiling at it, though. that's really what was so funny because it just creeped shawn out more to see my inner evil pop out uncontrollably.
i honestly couldn't imagine how this kid (he was older than 6 and therefore old enough to understand how dangerous these jellyfish are) thought it was a good idea to go swim with the jellyfish.
ah... natural selection working its magic.
There is some debate in the scientific community as to whether the platypus should really be considered a mammal. They seem to have bits and piece of just about everything. They're the "Swiss Army Animal"
Another cool thing about the platypus is that they don't have nipples (sorry, no nipple rings for the platypus art students). They just have patches of skin that ooze milk kind of like sweat. The baby come over and just lick it up without needing to suckle.
As far as the kid goes, I don't see why everyone feels sorry for children who do something stupid and get hurt as a result. If your kid comes up to a dog in the park and kicks it, don't be surprised when the little monster gets bit. However, how did the kid end up swimming with jellyfish? It sounds more like a stupid parent was involved.
i don't suppose a duck bill would be really condusive to suckling. and you know, milk is just extra fatty sweat, so that doesn't surprise me much at all. they're such fucked up animals.
regardless of the stupidity of parents, the kid looked around 8 or 9, it knew better even if its parents were being inattentive and waved it off to play in the ocean.