why does everything have to be solved by true love’s kiss like why can’t things be set right by true friendship’s high five, embrace, and session of several songs sang together loudly and off-key
Halp. I think I’m in love. I swear they crept up on me. Screw You, Annie and Finnick. In fact screw each other.
The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:It’s flightless
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
*shuffles along a branch*
*bounces along the floor*
I love the kakapo so much it’s like a bird cat.
And given the opportunity, it will fuck your head.
OH MY GOD IM LAUGHING SO HARD
Oh gosh don’t ever let this sweet ball of feathers become extinct, how adorably silly!! *v*
Let’s talk about that subsonic mating boom.
Kakapos aren’t stupid. (Well they are, but we’ll get there.) The males stand in valleys or even small depressions to give resonance and strength to their mating cries. This lets the sound travel for kilometres in every direction. Multiple males often end up in the same area because it boosts their calls still further.
Are you seeing the problem?
Here’s the thing: the females can’t tell the difference between birds who called and birds who didn’t. They just go to the closest male.
Which makes the mating call an evolutionary drawback. It takes time and energy and puts the males in a open space easy for predators to find - and it doesn’t increase their odds of mating.
It gets better.
Because the calls go in all directions, sometimes the females can’t find the males at all. They get confused by the sounds and end up in the wrong area.
… Well done guys.
Don’t be dead.
#WELL THIS FEELS NECESSARY #ha ha ha this is the story of how bones is a control freak because he’s afraid of things #ha ha ha this is the story of how bones became a doctor because if he was going to have to lose people he could at least be in charge #ha ha ha this is the story of how bones bosses jim around because it makes jim — #with his stupid blue eyes and his goddamn recklessness and how just fucking impossibly full of spirt he is despite everything all the time #— yeah it makes him a little less scary #DON’T BE NICE TO ME KID #DON’T LOOK LIKE YOU’RE IN SO MUCH PAIN #DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW CLOSE I CAME TO LOSING YOU #and then in that one where jim isn’t there to hear him — nothing #nothing #because what’s the point in pretending you’re not afraid when the thing you’re afraid of is right here in front of you #THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP AGONY (tags via gyzym)
R E M E M B E R (x)
waking up // m83 farewell to earth // audiomachine heart of courage // two steps from hell magnificent journey // sound adventures freedom fighters // two steps from hell arming the soldiers // sound adventures protectors of the earth // two steps from hell time // hans zimmer final hope // audiomachine rise above // veigar margeirsson
an instrumental mix for all of those who dream of traveling in space, commanding a star ship, and forming a bond with others that will never be broken.