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*This was a really interesting read. Sad, but cool. It’s a very long article, but I’d say worth it if you dig nature/animals/etc.
Millions of years before we humans came along, the earth’s oceans were a vast, unbroken web of whale song. The complex courting arias of humpbacks, the distinct clicking dialects of migrating sperm-whale clans, the congalike poundings of Pacific grays, the multi-thousand-mile moans and blips of massive blue and fin whales conversing across oceans at octaves well below our range of hearing, the nearly nonstop Arctic chatter of belugas: All of them are being drowned out now by our clamor.
And yet a single beluga managed to make his voice go global again, and in the only medium left him: the worldwide web. The extraordinary history of Noc (pronounced no-see) resurrects a captive who somehow has found a way to speak to us, both literally and figuratively, of the true nature of his kind.
Since the early 1960s the United States had been deploying marine mammals, beginning with dolphins, for tasks including mine detection and recovery of test torpedoes. By the mid-1970s, the locus of the naval cold war had shifted to the Arctic, where the latest Soviet submarines were secreting themselves under the ice cap, an environment off-limits to animals including dolphins and sea lions used in the Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP). Experiments commenced on weaponry that could function in such extreme conditions. The Navy needed marine mammals with built-in sonar, capable of locating and retrieving sunken experimental torpedoes in the frigid waters and low visibility of the Arctic.
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Generally, cats aren’t the coolest of pets. Yes, they are awesome animals, but there’s a reason dog is man’s best friend. On the other hand, there’s this cat, who is obviously bad fuckin ass:
This is pretty awesome…
*Yep…it would be awesome to have enough money to downsize your lifestyle and still afford to be able to live on vacation at the beach for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, you have to become an ‘asshole’ first, and even then, you’d have to be able to reach the upper echelon of assholery to stack enough cheddar. Either way, good for this guy. Looks happy to me.
Once again, weed is doing amazing shit in the wonderful world of science. If you drink alcohol, you’re poisoning yourself. Yeah, I know, I drink plenty and it sucks to think about that shit side of the awesomeness of booze, but it’s there. Luckily, there’s ways to help protect your body that are equally awesome to participate in. A new PubMed study has shown that the magical CBD (cannabidiol) in cannabis (marijuana, herb, bud, ganja, grass, black roses, lambsbread, izm, etc.) can help protect your liver from some of the damaging effects of ‘fun’ drinking. Fun drinking is better known as binge drinking…meaning, you drink enough to really feel the affects. The study was on mice, but that’s proof enough for me. Now I’ll just make sure to include a few vape pulls of some high CBD loco weed when gettin sauced up. Maybe you should consider the same…No comments