archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena shares a rare and incredible sight: a pod of sperm whales fast asleep, floating in a vertical position, some with noses pointed up towards the water’s surface, some pointed down to the ocean floor. It’s a haunting sight, something the whales are believed to do for only brief periods of about 12 minutes at a time. Quick, vertical power naps.

Researchers have observed sleeping sperm whales exhibiting the same sort of Rapid Eye Movement that’s associated with dreaming in humans. So now we’re wondering what sorts of awesome things whales dream about.

Above gif and image taken from video footage used in the Discovery Channel series The Magic of the Big Blue (episode 4 of 7). Click here to watch.

[via Twisted Sifter and Sploid]

behindthebloom:

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.
A thrillingly re-imagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
Available in the UK from the 23rd October

behindthebloom:

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.

A thrillingly re-imagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.

Available in the UK from the 23rd October

(via fairytalemood)

mowhal02:

"Brought back from the grave by black magic, but no one taught them to cross at the green. The Jaywalking Dead, next on Sick, Sad World." 
daria is one of my all time favourite shows, and how interesting would it be if sick sad world was a legit tv show?!?! 

mowhal02:

"Brought back from the grave by black magic, but no one taught them to cross at the green. The Jaywalking Dead, next on Sick, Sad World." 

daria is one of my all time favourite shows, and how interesting would it be if sick sad world was a legit tv show?!?! 

(via fuckyeadaria)

nubbsgalore:

migaloo, one of only two known all white humpback whales, was photographed off the northern coast of new south wales as he made his annual migration north from antarctica. migaloo lost claim to being the only all white humpback in 2011, when an all white calf was spotted in these waters. most believe migaloo, now 35, to be the father. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented. 

photos by (click pic) jenny dean, jonas liebschner and ray alley

(via mothernaturenetwork)

browngirlblues:

her-name-is-wena:

browngirlblues:

I hate it when men make unsolicited comments about a woman’s body. Like “she’s got a nice shape but she needs to tighten up her stomach”

How about you tighten up your lips and never speak again you ignorant shit.

Wow maybe you need to accept constructive criticism jesus christ.

Men telling me (or any other woman) what I need to do for them to find me sexually attractive is not constructive criticism.

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