Category Archives: Bio

An Important Issue

Owls vs. Beavers. Who would win?

A lot of the time you get something in your head where you think “hmmm… I wonder who would win in a fight… Kermit the frog or enzo?”. Usually these questions are silly because the answers are so obvious (Enzo obviously). Once in a while I have discovered that there really is a fight worthy of discussion and debate. Pirates vs. Ninjas, Buzz Lightyear vs. Captain America and so on.

I have decided that beavers vs. owls is a fight worthy of such discussions.

OWL STRENGTHS

  • Flight
  • Wisdom
  • Large Talons
  • Strategic Cunning
  • Silent
  • Exceptional Eyesight
  • Rotatable Head
  • Some have horns
  • Terrifying Screech

BEAVER STRENGTHS

  • Big Badass Teeth
  • Biggest enemy of the Ents
  • Build Dams
  • Led by Simon Cowell
  • Super Strength
  • Giant Rodent
  • Powerful Tail
  • Screws over other forest creatures
  • Persistant Schemer
  • Hard worker

Its impossible to tell! I think that I would have to throw the two into a ring and see. Would PETA be cool with that?

(I’ll be in the Owls corner, Beavers are dicks.)

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Self-decrepitation

hello loyal readers (all zero of you), i have come upon what is kind of an epiphany. I say kind of because I read it in a book a long time ago but recently I gave it some serious thought and realized the truth of it. This is probably a useless piece of imformation but I would say that it explains a lot about our nature. Now I’m certainley no pshychiatrist or philosopher or biological anthropologist but I would say that I can sometimes get a pretty good grasp on my surroundings and can come up with interesting insights.

Human beings, as far as nature is concerned, are self-decrepitating. Now you’ll probably think “well duh, people are stupid.” and I would agree with that but I think that it goes deeper than that. I think it’s an inherit part of our nature. It’s ingrained into our genetics. Think about it, practically everyone drinks, smokes, blazes, does x-treme sports, and so on. It’s not a matter of being stupid… because if it was I’m sure we could show a chimp how to smoke a cigarette and that the chimp would become a chain smoker. Obviously not because the chimp knows that its no good! Human beings bodies are attuned to outside chemical influence and we enjoy it. Everyone smokes, they just don’t know it yet.

Of course there are those who do none of those things but they are, oddly enough, freaks of nature. Going against what is natural. In no way am i condoning any of this behavior, but it is what makes us us.

I honestly wonder what the evolutionary advantage is to this… maybe a way to trim the fat? I have no clue… but that might make sense. Those who can’t survive the toil they put their body through don’t get to spread their genes. It’s just you’d think that genes that don’t fall to such behavior would have sprung up by now. Assuming that is the case then we’ve gotten past having to survive against it and everyone survives and we just have an ill society.

Perhaps this might explain our environmental irresponsibility or our cruelty… but probably not because we see that in other species…

Keep in mind this is one hundred percent researchless…

Octopi are Friggin’ Sweet

So as promised: Some fun facts about octopi!

  • They have no bones!
  • They build houses!
  • They enjoy solving puzzles!
  • They are excellent hunters! Stealthy AND deadly! (Ninjas of the sea!)
  • They have memories!
  • They are personable and would make better pets than dogs!
  • They can fit through any hole as long as it isn’t bigger than their eye!
  • They have been known to hunt shark!
  • They learn through observation!
  • They communicate by changing colour!
  • They squirt ink outta their butts when in danger!
  • They have tentacles as dextrous as human fingers!
  • They are totally awesome!
  • They have been known for mischief if bored!
  • They have eight tentacles!

Now some fun videos!

Octopus

I gotta do some research on a topic for bio. luckily, the topic I have is the intelligence of cephalopods. This should be interesting  seeing I am fond of invertebrates with beaks. If I stumble upon fun facts about octopi and any of its related brethen, I will be sure to post.

octopus