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Asian Elephants were once milked by their owners.

Asian Elephants were once milked by their owners.

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Cute birds

Resplendent Quetzal (Southern Mexico to western Panama)

Tufted Titmouse (Eastern US, southern Canada, Great Lakes)

European Robin (Most of Europe, areas of northern Africa)

Emerald Toucanet (Mountains of Mexico and Central America, the Andes)

Black-Capped Chickadee (Woodlands of Canada, Alaska & northern US, Appalachian Mountains)

Least Grebe (Parts of Mexico, Central America, parts of South America)

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More birds

Mandarin Duck (China, Japan, eastern Russia)

Rainbow Lorikeet (Australasia) - Picture by ben5069

American Flamingo (Galapagos Islands, Colombia, Central America, northern Caribbean, introduced populations in southern Florida)

Wood Duck (Southern Canada, western and northeastern Mexico, US, sightings in the UK)

Lesser Flamingo (Africa, southern Asia) - Picture by Laramie_Coyote

Keel-Billed Toucan (Southern Mexico to Venezuela and Colombia)

Indian Peafowl (South Asia, Indian subcontinent, worldwide introductions) - Only males are called peacocks.  Females are called peafowls.

White Indian Peafowl - Caused by selective breeding, not albinism.  I personally saw a wild or semi-wild one at the park around the Fountain of Youth in Florida. (btw worst water I’ve ever tasted)

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Weird/Ugly birds

Hoatzin (Areas of the Amazon and Orinoco Delta) - To further highlight its creepy dinosaur appearance, its chicks are born with claws on their wings.

Helmeted Hornbill (Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo)

Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Western Ghats, Sri Lanka)

Marabou Stork (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Ground Hornbill (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Shoebill (East Africa)

California Condor (Areas of the southwestern US, Baja California)

Turkey Vulture (Most of the Americas except Alaska and northern Canada) - I had one of these guys in my yard once.  Pictures honestly don’t do their ugliness justice.  You have to see them irl

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Birds of the world

Roseate Spoonbill (South America, the Caribbean, coastal Central America and Mexico, US Gulf Coast)

Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Northern New Guinea)

Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad and Tobago, tropical areas of South America)

St. Vincent Amazon (St. Vincent)

Hoopoe (Much of Africa, Asia and Europe)

Scarlet Macaw (Mexico to Bolivia)

Golden Pheasant (Western China, other worldwide introductions)

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The scale of the universe

Zoom into the tiniest particles and then zoom out into the viewable universe and beyond.  Mind-blowing stuff.

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Despite popular belief, they ancient Greeks often used bright colors and bold patterns on their clothing and art.  Modern science has allowed us to find traces of the color left on statues and recreate what they looked like just after being made.
Depicted: A restoration of an ancient Greek statue.  It’s less elegant white marble and more Magical Mystery Tour.

Despite popular belief, they ancient Greeks often used bright colors and bold patterns on their clothing and art.  Modern science has allowed us to find traces of the color left on statues and recreate what they looked like just after being made.

Depicted: A restoration of an ancient Greek statue.  It’s less elegant white marble and more Magical Mystery Tour.

12:31 am, BY 23skidoo[31 notes]

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There are lakes that exist deep in the ocean.  Made up of brine, they lie on the sea floor and mix very little with surrounding water because of their high concentrations of salt.
Depicted: An underwater brine lake.

There are lakes that exist deep in the ocean.  Made up of brine, they lie on the sea floor and mix very little with surrounding water because of their high concentrations of salt.

Depicted: An underwater brine lake.

12:31 am, BY 23skidoo[3 notes]

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The farthest known object from Earth is the galaxy UDFj-39546284 at 13.2 billion light years away.  From Earth it appears as it did “only” 480 million years after the Big Bang.  It is also the oldest known object in the universe.
Depicted: An object so far away that we are only able to see it as it was about 10 billion years before the Earth was formed.

The farthest known object from Earth is the galaxy UDFj-39546284 at 13.2 billion light years away.  From Earth it appears as it did “only” 480 million years after the Big Bang.  It is also the oldest known object in the universe.

Depicted: An object so far away that we are only able to see it as it was about 10 billion years before the Earth was formed.

01:28 am, BY 23skidoo[15 notes]

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Tsunami waves caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 were reported as far away as the English Channel.

Tsunami waves caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 were reported as far away as the English Channel.

05:49 pm, BY 23skidoo[11 notes]