A Little serious, a little goofy

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urbpan:

burningonyx:

carnivaldog:

homemadehorrors:

excessunrated:

SUCH A BABY.

…perfect bby.

OKAY I have to drop some newly acquired knowledge, and maybe a lot of people already know this BUT LISTEN
Hippos are, like…real, living land whales. It’s been genetically proven that their closest relatives are NOT pigs as was once believed, but whales! Hippos even make whistles and clicks underwater to communicate as well as help them “see” in murky waters. 
They also have some incredibly thick skin that is extremely difficult to cut, and when they do get injured their skin secretes a special fluid that acts like a natural antibiotic ointment that prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. And this fluid turns blood red when it meets the air, so it looks pretty badass, too.
Also, the bones in their limbs are SOLID. There is no marrow, no hollow space, they are 100% BONE, MOTHERFUCKER. It helps weigh them down in the water so they can more easily submerge, and it helps support their weight on land. These bones can withstand the impact of a running hippo, and they aren’t slow, either!
Hippos are also responsible for more human deaths annually than crocodiles or other predators like lions and so on. Because they don’t take no shit, bro. 
HIPPOS ARE REALLY FREAKING COOL, YOU GUYS.

Adult hippos will rip you apart given half a chance. Herbivore =//= peaceful.

This is a pygmy hippo— a far less dangerous animal than the river hippos that kill so many people each year. They are still pretty dangerous: they weigh about 600-800 lbs and have big tusks when mature. But they can also be very sweet, and they are very smart and trainable.

Wait. Who thought hippos were giant pigs???

eruditionanimaladoration:

urbpan:

burningonyx:

carnivaldog:

homemadehorrors:

excessunrated:

SUCH A BABY.

…perfect bby.

OKAY I have to drop some newly acquired knowledge, and maybe a lot of people already know this BUT LISTEN

Hippos are, like…real, living land whales. It’s been genetically proven that their closest relatives are NOT pigs as was once believed, but whales! Hippos even make whistles and clicks underwater to communicate as well as help them “see” in murky waters. 

They also have some incredibly thick skin that is extremely difficult to cut, and when they do get injured their skin secretes a special fluid that acts like a natural antibiotic ointment that prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. And this fluid turns blood red when it meets the air, so it looks pretty badass, too.

Also, the bones in their limbs are SOLID. There is no marrow, no hollow space, they are 100% BONE, MOTHERFUCKER. It helps weigh them down in the water so they can more easily submerge, and it helps support their weight on land. These bones can withstand the impact of a running hippo, and they aren’t slow, either!

Hippos are also responsible for more human deaths annually than crocodiles or other predators like lions and so on. Because they don’t take no shit, bro. 

HIPPOS ARE REALLY FREAKING COOL, YOU GUYS.

Adult hippos will rip you apart given half a chance. Herbivore =//= peaceful.

This is a pygmy hippo— a far less dangerous animal than the river hippos that kill so many people each year. They are still pretty dangerous: they weigh about 600-800 lbs and have big tusks when mature. But they can also be very sweet, and they are very smart and trainable.

Wait. Who thought hippos were giant pigs???

Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions.

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

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Former Brazilian pro boxer Nilson Garrido’s Boxing Academy under the Alcantara Machado viaduct in the Mooca neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started the gym as a way to give poor and marginalized population access to the sport, he even made most of the equipment himself. photos by Nacho Doce/Reuters

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