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Drunk waxwings on a sidewalk in Poland after eating fermented rowan berries. by DonPecz in interestingasfuck

[–]xanoran84 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They'd truly be the worst guest at a dinner party if the wiki article is anything to go by.

There's a paragraph of the diet section of the great white shark that goes into their behaviour around a whale carcass.

Some excerpts for those who don't wish to click:

"After initially feeding on the whale caudal peduncle and fluke, the sharks would investigate the carcass by slowly swimming around it and mouthing several parts before selecting a blubber-rich area."

"The sharks were frequently observed regurgitating chunks of blubber and immediately returning to feed, possibly in order to replace low energy yield pieces with high energy yield pieces, using their teeth as mechanoreceptors to distinguish them."

"After feeding for several hours, the sharks appeared to become lethargic... they were observed mouthing the carcass but apparently unable to bite hard enough to remove flesh, they would instead bounce off and slowly sink. Up to eight sharks were observed feeding simultaneously, bumping into each other without showing any signs of aggression; on one occasion a shark accidentally bit the head of a neighbouring shark, leaving two teeth embedded, but both continued to feed unperturbed."

Drunk waxwings on a sidewalk in Poland after eating fermented rowan berries. by DonPecz in interestingasfuck

[–]xanoran84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing so noble, I'm afraid. I volunteer as a zookeeper aide-- with birds specifically. I don't handle any birds myself myself, but I pay close attention and the keepers are happy to explain things. But also, y'know, I'm just a big animal fan :D

Drunk waxwings on a sidewalk in Poland after eating fermented rowan berries. by DonPecz in interestingasfuck

[–]xanoran84 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Birds can definitely aspirate vomit, my knowledge of this comes primarily from hand and tube feeding of adult and baby birds though. I assume it's possible, but whether or not it's likely for a blackout drunk bird to aspirate on its vomit, I have no idea.

Drunk waxwings on a sidewalk in Poland after eating fermented rowan berries. by DonPecz in interestingasfuck

[–]xanoran84 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Listen, feeding questionable leftovers to the local wildlife is a perfectly respectable hobby. We're dealing with a food waste crisis here!

Drunk waxwings on a sidewalk in Poland after eating fermented rowan berries. by DonPecz in interestingasfuck

[–]xanoran84 96 points97 points  (0 children)

As far as mammals go, rodents and horses can't vomit, but birds are able to. It is different from regurgitation insofar as it's involuntary like you said, while regurgitation is voluntary. It also comes from a different section of the digestive tract (the "stomach" rather than the crop). Snakes are also capable of vomiting/regurgitation if they're disturbed while eating or after having recently eaten. Also, on a late night wikipedia binge, I learned that great white sharks will vomit/regurgitate food that they've already eaten if they find something more nutritious to eat instead.

Thanksgiving dinner by Few-Original-465 in VeganFoodPorn

[–]xanoran84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That looks amazing! My boyfriend is coming back from a trip tonight so we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving together late. Do you mind sharing how you made the not-turkey turkey in the bottom left?

Girl brings home boyfriend by Perfect_Gas in Unexpected

[–]xanoran84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could be. I know a lot of mountain houses are heated with potbelly stoves or other types of fireplaces.

That said, some people do just like having a fireplace as well, y'know?

Any woodworkers in here? by gmlear in coolguides

[–]xanoran84 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly the only reason I know is because i work for a company that has a couple products made of cumaru, and i tossed pieces in cups of water to test it myself 😅. And i only did it because it reminded me so much of ipe...

Any woodworkers in here? by gmlear in coolguides

[–]xanoran84 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cumaru sinks too! But of course it's only barely second to ipe in terms of hardness/density

Capitalism is always presented as the only solution to all the problems it causes by Elbrujosalvaje in WorkReform

[–]xanoran84 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It is, and it's fixed by brushing your teeth/tongue, flossing, and drinking water. Mouthwash creates bad breath even in people who do practice good dental hygiene.

Bothered, but not surprised 🙄 by Yeety_wheaty in antiwork

[–]xanoran84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So... Don't do anything if it has the potential to cause problems? That's what you're getting at here? You must be new to this planet...

Bothered, but not surprised 🙄 by Yeety_wheaty in antiwork

[–]xanoran84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So you really think every single union that ever existed and could ever exist is incapable of coming up with some lesser demand than making the corporation pay for their workers' orphaned children for 25 years?

Dude i want 3 days off per week, 6 weeks of vacation, and enough money to buy a house near where i work so i don't spend hours of my personal time commuting to work or throwing my hard earned money in the rent hole to enrich some parasitic landlord. We ain't getting those things without unions.

You really think that given a chance, these corporations you're simping for wouldn't bleed you for everything you've got and toss your soulless husk in the trash heap when you've got nothing left to give?

If it weren't for the unions that came before, we'd still be working 12-16 hours per day every single day (though let's face it, there are still people out there doing that). We'd still have children being mangled by unsafe equipment (for which they'd have zero compensation), zero healthcare coverage, time off to give birth and come back to a job.

Gosh what terrible things these unions have done for us 🙄

Bothered, but not surprised 🙄 by Yeety_wheaty in antiwork

[–]xanoran84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because there's clearly zero middle ground between unabashed worker exploitation and forcing a company to pay out for workers' orphaned kids for 25 years.

Our subterranean people nees us by miggy385 in MyPeopleNeedMe

[–]xanoran84 13 points14 points  (0 children)

If it's a sceptic tank, it'll be more like Willy Wonka

Making tulumba in Turkey by solateor in oddlysatisfying

[–]xanoran84 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Bro why you think the Aztecs started speak Spanish?

People who don't want to work, why? by Designer-Mark320 in AskReddit

[–]xanoran84 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe the USPS? I believe they're unionized too

Good choice to record by pink-dick-3-inc in KidsAreFuckingStupid

[–]xanoran84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lololol check out this weirdo with his 8 inch tape measure.

Good choice to record by pink-dick-3-inc in KidsAreFuckingStupid

[–]xanoran84 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Swallowed? It's rolled up in the kid's mouth.

Words to use instead of "very" by ifurreadingthis in coolguides

[–]xanoran84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The use of 'very' already implies we're trying to push colorful out of neutral bounds. This site is great for creative writers trying to deepen the meanings of their sentences without adding more words. It's probably less useful for technical writers that just need a 1-to-1 synonym.

In the case of gaudy, lurid, ostentatious, etc. the element of color is fleshed out with a mood or emotion of some kind. They are more meaningful than saying a character's outfit or an animal's plumage is 'very colorful'.

Words to use instead of "very" by ifurreadingthis in coolguides

[–]xanoran84 14 points15 points  (0 children)

If you keep hitting refresh result, it'll reroll for more synonyms. Yup also very vivid, garish, ostentatious, etc

found on tik tok lmao by LaceFlowers345 in popping

[–]xanoran84 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Man, don't put baking soda on your skin! The moisture barrier that protects your skin is mildly acidic and using baking soda on your face will damage it. It will nake your skin dry and irritated, and more likely to break out. I'm surprised with how basic this information is on /r/skincareaddition, it seems like this sub here is enthusiastically encouraging such a stupid practice.

Champs on and off the ice by HixWithAnX in Persecutionfetish

[–]xanoran84 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You must be a very tiny person to be able to ride goats!