One more round of cucumber before the sadness.
The maned wolf is the largest canine species in South America and closely resembles a red fox on stilts because of its long legs. It is neither a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog but rather a member of its own Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal. They possess a mane that runs from the back of the head to the shoulders which can be erected to intimidate other animals when displaying aggression or when they feel threatened.
Unlike other wolves that live in packs, maned wolves do not form or hunt in packs but prefer to live alone. Maned wolf is considered as the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.
(via ovarytissue)Source: biomorphosis
I’m certain several standup comedians have discussed this at length, but this is, from what I can tell, the most useless warning imaginable.
1) if you have a peanut allergy, the name “Peanut Butter” probably tipped you off - if not the TWO places where it lists peanuts as ingredients AND the fact that it also IS PEANUT BUTTER. So only people who want to die would persist in eating this.
2) if someone DID take Whole Foods to court because there was no “warning” that this contains peanut ingredients, who would ever rule in favor of the plaintiff?
3) and even if there were a court who would give out a settlement for this, surely the person suing would be the world’s least intelligent scam artist. It’s so much easier to just steal your mom’s money out of her purse than go through the courts.
Anyway, this is clear evidence that we are all doomed. First the peanut butter falls, then the government, then the Internet. Then: the Thunderdome is upon us.
Be glad tumblr isn’t scratch & sniff (yet?)—one of our Amorphophallus titanum specimens (aka corpse flower, stinky plant, titan arum) is getting ready to bloom! We’ll be posting daily pics on our instagram and website, sending out updates via twitter, and rounding out the fun with some goodies here on tumblr. Best guess right now is that it’ll bloom sometime this coming week. It’s on view in the Conservatory now through the big stink.
caption: Image from volume 117 (January 1891) of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, in The Huntington’s holdings. GIFed by The Huntington.
With the stink lines and everything.Source: huntingtonlibrary