*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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Fuck yes. Bill Burr has been a favorite of mine for a while…and this clip just elevated that status.
Shit is hilarious…but I’m especially loving it because I’ve been saying the same shit for years…hehehe.
Here’s another badass video from Danny MacAskill (and Red Bull). This time Danny hits a city that was lost beneath a lake for decades. Holy shit…3:30. Wow.No comments
Lucky for us, Dreadsquad remixed the Skrillex/Damian Marley song ‘Mek We Bun Dem’ and reggaetized it. No more brostep angry beat…just rootsy melodica dubness:
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:
Here’s another sad example of where some folks have decided to take our beloved hip-hop…
Hahaha…Brewski. Nice. *sarcasm*This is one talented white boy!*sarcasm*No comments