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What did he mean by this?
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>>4733779
>"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
>"MY FUCKING SPINE YOU WHORE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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>>4733779
>...
>"This was a mistake wasn't it?"
>"Most certainly sir"
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>>4733779
>>4734176
GIWTWM
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>>4735106
I understand this >>4733779 but >>4734176? Why are you like this anon?
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>>4735108
I like big girls

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Why does it seem girls are not into birdwatching as a hobby?

Girls typically are known for their love of animals but when I go out it is almost universally retired old men who want to look at birds. Sometimes there are a few retired old women too, but I'd say it's 70% men to 30% women, all over 50 at the very least.

Why is birdwatching not a more common hobby among younger people? I can only think of 2 times in 8 years I've seen a kid out, and that was probably because the dad just dragged him along unwillingly.
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>>4733660
Creepy theropods
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>>4734758
Seeing wildlife is the best part of hikes/walks. Sadly the most I could hope to see is some parrots or something. Maybe a snake or iguana
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>>4734810
>Seeing wildlife is the best part of hikes/walks.
I went hiking with a guy once who plowed straight ahead as fast as a freight train. There was a giant mound of like a thousand cool ants he totally missed and I stopped to watch. He was over 300 pounds too so he's not in it for the exercise, so what is the point of rushing the hike like that if you're not even out to appreciate nature, I'll never know.
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>>4733660
I never paid any attention to birds until I bought a house that happened to come with a bird feeder. Like I just didn't notice them at all. Even though I have surely seen and heard many birds all my life I couldn't have identified a single one. Maybe a blue jay, that's it.

I think a lot of young people are just like that. I see plenty of older women into birding too but I would say women tend towards backyard birding and are less likely to get all scientific about it.
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>>4735247
>Like I just didn't notice them at all. Even though I have surely seen and heard many birds all my life I couldn't have identified a single one.
I was the same way. Where I grew up no one did it. Probably because it was hot as hell in summer at 115 degrees so everyone just lived indoors with A/C. But when I moved to a nicer area I found out tons of people are into it. Then I check ebird and locally there are thousands using it, and in my old town I just see the same dozen names over and over. I think it's a regional thing too.

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When you look at a fossil, you're seeing thousands or even millions of years in the past and the position of the animal is how he laid to rest.
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>>4734743
kek

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I get the impression working with monkeys is quite exactly the same as working with retards like downies. Like. Near identical behaviours
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>>4734150
I followed SCP when it first started to make its break into the youtube space when creepypastas became a goldmine topic. Even then the "community" was still pretty solid and capable of providing good entries and ideas. But like with most things if it becomes big enough to be seen it will be seen by people who will want to change into what they want and not what the original creators wanted.

>>4734312
Keeps me in a job I suppose. I guess morally it falls down to something akin to when you start to decide what defects to cut off from society where does the line stop? If it is down to care costs it seems clear cut, but there are other costs which come from people who do not have care requirements but are unable to hold jobs or become contributors to society as a whole. A NEET provides nothing but is at worst a sperg and not all spergs are cost sinks in society. Even downies can contribute via menial labour and not rely heavily on care. So does the question fall onto productivity more than genetics? After all hobos do jack shit and ruin the scenery so why don't we just line them up a wall?

When you start to explore eugenics from a utilitarian cost/burden angle you begin to go down other avenues beyond a simple "have their genes been SMASHED and SLAMMED by god?".

>>4734489
I have heard that in passing with other people I worked with regarding genetic causes for some odour which is quite interesting. I have known people who have had to use hard core anti-perspirant cream for odour because sprays do jack shit and always wondered why they struggled more than myself who just needs a spray can and some soap in the shower.

>>4734521
See above.

>>4734577

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>>4734577
Better drunkard and crowd control techniques. Restraints without causing bedsores or other injuries. Different ways to administer medications. Small little quality of life tools that also let normal cripples feed and care for themselves. Small little techniques to mount nice items in public places without people vandalizing them easily. More ways to toddler & pet-proof stuff. Strong cleansers than don’t cause rashes. Clothing cuts and stitching types that are smoother and irritate skin less while still being cheap.
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>>4734697
Some azns don't have the genes for body odour at all. So their bodies or the bacteria on their bodies don't stink. But yeah, the problem is more profound in the mentally ill since due to both the genetic component and them being too retarded to take care of themselves imo
>using deodorant
Don't you have water and soap in your parts of the world?
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>>4735160
>Don't you have water and soap in your parts of the world?
Soap and water can only do so much, besides I like to think of cans as a poor mans aftershave/cologne with the scents they have
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>>4734645
just get brain damage and you can be placed in an institution for the mentally handicapped too. Go live the dream, get brain damage.

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>>4735443
I don't even know what a zoo sadist is. Regardless, you're just angry because the facts inconvenience you
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>>4734139
fake?
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>>4735732
No. Elephants, primates and oddly manatees as well as a few other mammals all have their mammary glands on their chests.
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>>4735659
People torturing animals. Sometimes sexually but not necessarily.
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>>4727167
>has better tits than your GF
LMAO loser

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Gormless fool.

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>domesticated for thousands of years by the Mayans and Incans
>gets a Russian name and a north African piracy name

>quack quack
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>>4735387
4 legged spino doesn’t trigger my square root law autism that 2 legged spino did, looks more logical and natural and gives it a cool niche as the only aquatic AND quadrupedal carnivore
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>>4736611
Banning tranny jannies just like they should.
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>>4736997
*most
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>>4730223
Dog is all
"Nah. I'm not with him. At all."
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>>4729904
...Mr. Popo?
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>>4730662
Imagine being dumb enough to fall for the rural glamorization meme. I just want an affordable place in the city to live, you can keep your cowboy cosplay lifestyle. Keep pretending like farmers are more than 1% of the population.

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When I was a kid my grandmother lived in a farm and we were very close, I remember to see this little birds, I domesticate one case was normal in the farm. So they are my favorite!
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b*acks
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>>4730524
Hard to pick a favorite but if I could have any animal as a pet it would be a gray fox. Foxes are all cool but the gray fox is special to me because one is not very afraid of me and comes out sometimes to ask for food, and I throw her a hot dog. And she comes back for another even.
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>>4735257
Also another cool thing about them is that they are considered the "basal" canid species, which I guess means that they are the most closely related living canid to the common ancestor of all canids (dogs, coyotes, wolves, etc).
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>>4733178
gross
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probably these cute little freaks. living fossils, hundreds of millions of years removed from their closest non-onychophoran relatives, live in complex social groups (sometimes packs, sometimes family units), interesting hunting method, squishy and cute. what's not to love?

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Went to the national museum in Tórshavn and found out that there used to be a species of raven endemic to these islands called the pied raven. There's a mounted specimen there and several skin/feather samples.
What other rarely known, recently extinct animals exist?
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Are passenger pigeons rarely known? It's pretty crazy that they went from numbering in the billions and being the most populous bird species on earth, to being extinct by the early 1900s. A huge and very noticeable part of the North American fauna is just gone and nobody living now has ever experienced their sounds or seen their massive flocks.
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>>4735267
>numbering in the billions
How the hell did they all die??
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>>4735296
Here's a good story about it
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-billion-to-zero-what-happened-to-the-passenger-pigeon/

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Sup /an/, can anyone ID this insect?
Spotted in northwestern Argentina close to the Bolivian border
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Do they sting or bite?
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Because I let one walk on my hand earlier today
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>>4734125
They are edible anon. You can leave now.
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friend shaped nigga
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>>4734111
brown recluse subspecies

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Do we have any new evidence or theory about how this alpha chads became extinct?!
An explanation circulates out there that it was due to environmental changes and migration (or extinction) of its prey.
but do we have anything new??
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>>4733404
nigga link the fucking youtube next time and leave the blogspam out of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-K7yuhSxA
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>>4733409
fine jeez, PBS eons is an appropriate source, but you don't need to be such a jerk about it.
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>>4733404
That would explain all the old time art about them…
Imagine an actual 100 foot squid gobbling you up and shoving you in its beak…
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>>4733404

......
Grow up
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>>4733511
kill yourself

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>One of the most popular animals on earth
>one of the most habile and instinctive hunters
>virtually no videos of them hunting

Why
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>>4732994
most people don't care about animals that aren't cute popular pets desu. Cats kill animals that most people don't care about like rodents and small birds.
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>>4733470
People care a lot about birds, the first large environmental drive happened because of birds. Cats being worse than DDT against bird populations is just something people prefer to not think about
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>>4732759
More likely a mommy cat making sure she has enough food to make new kittens and feed them with her milk. Females tend to be more efficient and relentless hunters because they often are responsible for feeding herself plus three or six kittens. Males certainly can hunt, and some of them are very good at it, but they also tend to be more relaxed about it since they can skip meals more often without consequences.

Taking out a full grown seagull like that is the mark of a very experienced hunter who is doing it for serious need rather than entertainment. That particular cat looks pretty well fed, so I'd take favorable odds that she has had to Get Good and not make mistakes. Not her first rodeo by a long shot.
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>>4731416
Ah yes the huge insect swarms that got reduced by 80 % in the last 30 years because of pesticides. Can you really blame the cats if the birds already starve to death?
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>>4735202
what you’re telling me is she’s based

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So, I usually keep some cups and plates in my room yeah? So the ants gather on them, but I don't like killing ants so I always blow them away but some still stay in the cup/plates when I take it to the kitchen/trash.
The question is, will these ants go back to their colony if I throw them far away from the original location; will they go to a new colony (and be accepted); or will they just wander and die?
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>>4732918
Why are you acting cute about ants, man, they literally eat yo house!
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>>4733002
I don't like killing animals in general, by killing them I'd be messing with their evolution and development.
Also,I believe that in the future ants will evolve to have an important role in future Earth
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>>4733008
I thought you'd have a normal response like "it just feels wrong" but instead you're just schizo
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>>4732918
Stop being a slob.
>>4732958
fpbp
>>4732961
you are stupid
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>>4732971
>they go to the cups 10 minutes after I put it in my desk
Then your room is not clean. They are following scent trails between previously discovered food sources. You need to wipe out those scent trails, and new foragers will lay down new scent trails as they explore.

For you rdesk, you need to isolate the surfaces from the rest of the environment. Use a mild vinegar solution to wipe down the desktop, the edges of the desk, the legs all the way down to the floor, any and all cords or strings or whatever that connect your desk to the rest of the room. Find a balance between dilute/mild solution and one that's too strong so you don't have to smell the vinegar for more than an hour or so until it dries and the scent dissipates. The first two or three cleanings should be fairly thorough, but later you can touch up just the legs and electric cords and such. How often depends on several factors, such as how hot or damp your living conditions are, what species of ants you have, how much food or spilled drink is nearby (in the same room or near it outside).

Clean the entire room, meaning wash the floor or vacuum the carpet, wipe the baseboards of the entire perimeter down with the vinegar solution. Consider spraying the entire perimeter down with persistent insecticide that will greatly inhibit ants and all insects from wanting to walk across it. Be very aggressive the first time, and do a follow-up cleaning "soon," like 4 to 6 weeks or so. After that you may get away with once a year. Damp wipe the legs and connecting contact points of your desk about once a month or two, later maybe twice a year or when you see ants again.

And, Yes. Most species of ants can live long enough outside their colony to travel the entire interior of your house, during which time they will likely find scent trails back to their colony and thus live longer and turn up on your desk again. Clean and wipe down your kitchen, as above.


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