Woo feeling shitty at work cause I can’t afford to take off just because my period makes me nauseous.
We teach kids to fear animals like rats, snakes, spiders, etc. that are harmless 99% of the time but do we ever warn them about the real danger
WHY DOES IT HAVE TEETH ON ITS TONGUE
I am a gooseologist and I can tell you that geese live on a healthy diet of children’s souls which can only be properly chewed with unholy tongue teeth
I don’t care if it farts supernovas, there is another mouth inside it’s mouth and that is just not okay! It’s like that thing from Alien, but worse because it can fly!
Oh, this is neat! These are structures called "lingual nails." It turns out these are actually made of keratin, the stuff that makes up your hair and fingernails. They aren’t nearly as tough as actual teeth. There are no birds that have true teeth, but there are a lot that have re-evolved tooth analogues like this.
Lingual nails are used to help birds get shells off of food such as nuts, seeds, and grains and also help move food (and liquid) into the esophagus. All sorts of birds have them, including nutcrackers, falcons, and even chickens. Penguins apparently have something similar, but without the keratinous exoskeletons.
The wonderful Gillian Anderson speaks about feminism (above), wanting a role in the female-led Ghostbusters, and how she can eat more chicken nuggets than you. Yes, YOU.
— Welcome to Night Vale, episode 55: The University of What It Is (via the-librarians-of-night-vale)