A small storm off the coast of Ireland on February 1st created these giant, epic waves that measured around 52 feet high. That’s about two two-story houses placed on top of each other, if you need a visual comparison.
From the YouTube description:
Those bigger lumps of sea you sea [sic] are around 15-17 meters. 85+ knot wind (approx 100mph). Ship is 62 meters long and 1500 tonnes.
If there’s one thing I never want to experience in my lifetime, it is getting caught in a storm in the very unpredictable seas. I was never meant to be a pirate.
We never really know how fragile and delicate our ecosystem is until we can see something like this happen in front of our own eyes.
In 1995, wolves were re-introduced back into Yellowstone National Park after almost a 70 year absence from the area. What happened next astounded researchers, who soon discovered that areas once devastated by an overabundant deer population soon began to thrive again. The wolves hunting reformed the deer population’s behavior, which caused the forestry to flourish. This in turn caused birds, beavers, and other animal populations to thrive.
Which in turn led to the most astonishing discovery: the wolves had caused the rivers to change. The patterns, the flow, and river behavior all began to adapt to this new ecosystem that was created because the wolves were present.
A very fragile life indeed.
LOOK INTO MY EYES. ARE THEY NOT HYPNOTIZING? LOOK AT MY LITTLE FEET, WITH THEIR TINY HAIRS, THAT WILL NOW CRAWL ALL OVER YOUR BODY WHILE YOU SLEEP. LOOK AT ME, OH GIANT ONE…LOOK AT ME.
That’s what I imagine spiders are saying when they stare directly into your soul like this. In all actuality, though, these photos from photographer Jimmy Kong are quite beautiful. Taken in his home of Malaysia, the spiders are the rare and exotic kind that can sometimes look cute…sometimes. Regardless of your feelings on arachnids, peep some of the other amazing pictures below.
What was once frozen must, at some time, become unfrozen.
That’s what’s currently happening in parts of the NE and Midwest now that the polar vortex (or whatever that was called) is starting to slowly dissipate. These giant, dirty ice balls from Lake Michigan show just what that dissipation looks like.
The once frozen lake is now experiencing a surge of warmer climates (if you can call freezing temperatures warmer) and parts of the lake are now starting to thaw, leaving these weird ice balls to roll and flow against the shore.
It seems that Cthulthu has made a home in Lake Michigan and laid some baby eggs.
Is there anyone in the world out there who thinks, “Gee, mosquitoes are really great! I love when they bite me and leave me all itchy and swollen. And that buzzing sound? Man, that buzzing sound is just so peaceful, especially when they do it right in my ear while I’m trying to sleep. I love mosquitoes.”
If there are, slap that person because they be crazy.
As awful as mosquitoes are, they’re still unfortunately an important part of the food chain, which means that we can’t wipe them out entirely. Frogs, birds, fish, and plants all need mosquitoes in order to survive, so we’re just going to have to put up with them.
Until we all move to space.