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Tumblr Dives Into European Folklore About Evil Whales (Thread)

Whale, whale, whale, if it isn't another thread viral animal thread... we love those! It all started with a viral tweet from Twitter user Mx. Leah Velleman, in which they brought up the fact that Europeans avoid using the word "bear" in fear of summoning them. Instead, they call them "brown one" or "honey-eater." Pretty interesting right? And we thought we were superstitious!

Turns out, there's an even more wild European theory about evil whales, from Iceland. If this isn't already fascinating to you, we're not quite sure how to help you because, friends, this is about as cool as it gets. Get yourself ready to go deep diving into the depths of the unknown

iceland folklore about evil whales - thumbnail of text "Icelandic folklore requires you avoid saying the names of evil whales, otherwise you'll draw their attention. fidoruh Yall have evil whales?"
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Regular Animals Heads Replaced With Cats Make It Weirdly Cute

Welcome back to Koty Vezde's cat universe! You may be familiar with this artist's unique style... to photoshop a cat's head onto any and every animal imaginable. 

Koty Vezde is what the people need and what the people deserve! We cannot get enough of seeing what different animals would look like if they had a cat's head. Most of the time, it turns each animal into something really heckin' cute. And other times.... just kidding, there are no other times -- every animal with a cat's head is really heckin' cute! Don't believe it would be? Take a gander below and report back to us with an apology. 

Follow Koty Vezde on Instagram to see all the newest cat-face transplant photoshop work!

animals but their heads replaced with a cat's - thumbnail of cat face on a white seal and a cat face on a little sugar glider
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Impurrtant Twitter Account Lets Users Know Whether A Cat Is Featured In A Movie Or Not

There are all kinds of important Twitter accounts out there! For example, there are the wholesome 'Thoughts of Dog,' and 'We Rate Dogs,' but what about cats? 

Twitter account, 'Is there a cat in this movie?' is providing the public with very valuable information. Do you ever stop and wonder if a cat is within a movie or not? This account provides the answer, and a word to the wise, if a cat is featured within a horror movie, purrhaps it's best to stay away from that particular film. 

This Twitter account is very important indeed, if we're ever on the fence about seeing a film and then find out a cat will appear at some point, consider us sold! Thank you. 'Is there a cat in this movie?' for providing the public with such a valuable service, we are forever in your debt! 

twitter account which reveals which a cat is featured in a film or not - thumbnail of tweet "little women: yes" | Oh, dear countess, pray for me
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Recent Shower Thoughts: Animal Edition

Have you taken a mind-blowing epiphany shower as of late? No worries if you haven't because we're bringing that shower to you! 

We were searching through this month's most recent and most insightful thoughts from the Reddit forum, r/ShowerThoughts, a place where this generation shares all its mind-blowing epiphanies in one place, which is quite frankly another thought that blows our minds. 

We love some mind-shattering animal thoughts! Which thought below was really eye-opening for you? 



recent month shower thoughts - thumbnail of shower thoughts "Mosquitoes sure are brave for creatures with only 1 hp"
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Wholesome Research On Whether Or Not Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs (Twitter Thread)

Dogs are magical creatures sent to us to help guide us and this thing we call life. They are the purest animals with the biggest hearts and we just hope they know how much we adore them. 

All dogs are good dogs. One Twitter user, @DrBenKatz, came across a very important (and very cute) research studies on whether or not dogs can recognize other dogs, merely by sight. After all, there are so many different types of breeds out there, do dogs recognize those dogs to be dogs as well? And the research progress in order to experiment with this question is so heckin' adorable we just don't know what to do with ourselves. If all research could be like this, we might have become scientists ourselves! 


wholesome research on whether or not dogs recognize other dogs merely by sight - thumbnail of tweet "Every intro to cognitive psychology course has at least one chapter where we ask how people know that dogs are dogs - after all, they look so different from each other. This research one-ups our question and asks: HOW DO DOGS KNOW THAT OTHER DOGS ARE DOGS??"
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Dog people vs cat people. Why can't you be both? We certainly are! And if you love both dogs and cats, you'll be happy to know that there are certain types of cats who actually act just like dogs. From fetching to nature hikes, some cats even like to go swimming! People who love one over the other tend to think they don't have much in common with each other but that simply isn't true. Cats and dogs can be more similar than you realize and this video will show you just how similar they can be! 

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People Create 3D Hats For Sea Urchins After Finding Out They Use Shells As Hats

When Twitter user, @ok_girlfriend, who also happens to be a biologist, revealed that she just discovered that, "sea urchins naturally use shells as hats to make them feel safer and camouflaged so some aquarist had the genius idea to make them tiny hats." The aquarists 3D printed hats for these little sea creatures and it's indeed genius! We can't get enough of these little sea urchins donning tiny hats! 

Lately, we've been bunnies in hats, snakes in hats, and even hedgehogs in hats -- seems like we have another animal to add to the tiny hat-wearing collection

sea urchins wearing 3d printed hats for protection - thumbnail of sea urchins wearing tiny hats "I was today years old when I learned that sea urchins naturally use shells as hats to make them feel safer and camouflaged so some aquarists had the genius idea to make them tiny hats"
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This is new and fun! Former Amazon engineer, Javier Sanchez, who previously worked on Amazon's Alexa has now unveiled his latest project and it's all about cats! An app that translates your cat's meows -- MeowTalk. 

You'll be able to decipher your cat's meow based on tone, everything from "I'm hungry" to even "I'm in pain." 

Javier Sanchez who was working with Bellevue-based tech company Akvelon developed this app named MeowTalk. Sanchez tells King 5, "It's not a language. They don't share words or communicate with each other. Cats never meow at each other out in nature."

So, what was the inspiration being this app? Sanchez reveals he was initially intrigued by the NPR series, "The Secret Language of Cats," and thanks to previously working on Alexa, he was motivated to develop this new tool for cats. According to Sanchez and his team, there are about "nine intents that all cats have." 

The ultimate goal for this app is to someday become a collar with a voice response. While testing a prototype of this collar, Sanchez holds his own kitten and when the cat let out a meow, it translated to "I'm angry, leave me alone!"

Sounds pretty accurate to us! While the development of this app is still underway we definitely look forward to this fun, and perhaps knowledgeable, app! 

Story via King 5

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Platypuses Glow Under Blacklight For Some Unknown Reason

This is so cool and so incredibly random! It turns out, if you were to place a platypus under a blacklight, they would glow! What other amazing secrets are these creatures hiding from us?

Noted in the journal Mammalia, "shining an ultraviolet light on a platypus makes the animal's fur fluoresce with a greenish-blue tint. They're one of the few mammals known to exhibit this trait. And we're still in the dark about why they do it — if there is a reason at all."

Other animals that have exhibited this interesting trait are scorpions, lichens, puffin beaks, and believe it or not, North American flying squirrels glow bubble pink under UV light. Blue light, just a notch away from ultraviolet, turns our oceans into what looks like an indoor mini-golf course! It's also what causes multiple types of amphibians to glow green. 

Nature is lit. 

Story via The New York Times

platypuses glow under blacklight - thumbnail of platypuses glowing under blacklight
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Stunning And Colorful Mantises (12 Images)

We don't know about you but when we think of a mantis, the classic green mantis comes to mind. Who in the world knew they could come in such a vast variety of colors, and stunning colors at that? To say we're stunned is an understatement -- mantis are beautiful! 

Bugs are usually something we claim to be beautiful, but they have surprised us in the past! We're just attracted to unusual colors on things we've already decided on how they look. Which is usually brown and not so pleasant to look at. Turns out, there are more colors to little insects than we could ever imagine there would be.

We're not saying we're totally obsessed with insects now but we do appreciate their beauty!

stunning images of colorful mantises - thumbnail includes two images of colorful mantises, one of a pastel rainbow and one like a starry sky
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Redditors Reveal How Their Pets Reacted To Seeing Their Human's Twin

Here's something that's never crossed our minds, if you had an identical twin, would your pet confuse the two of you? Well, seems like someone did think about it, Redditor u/Asshiq, asked the Reddit community, "Identical twins that own pets, what was your pet's reaction when they saw your twin?"

The responses were delightful but we especially enjoyed reading the silly stories people had to share about their experience as a twin and a pet. So now we're going to ask you, before reading the comment below, do you think the pets were able to tell the identical twins apart?

can pets tell apart identical twins, a reddit thread - thumbnail of reddit question about identical twins and pets and someone's story of her cat | Identical twins that own pets, what was your pet's reaction when they saw your twin? liberty285code6 29 days ago S My mom has cats and don't think they can tell my sister and apart. Also note don't think my 3-year-old nephew can tell my sister and apart think he just believes he has one very attentive aunt.
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Animals Re-Imagined Without Their Iconic Markings

While all these photoshopped animals do look beautiful either way and some not even odd-looking, we're definitely grateful to live in a world where tigers and zebras have stripes. These animals have color and uniquely beautiful, if you photoshop out those iconic markings, it doesn't dilute their cuteness, but we've obviously come to love and admire these animals individual uniqueness. 

The team at Brightside.me has asked the question, "What would animals look like without their markings?" And then created it for us to help us imagine a world in which animals only come in one shade of color. Safe to say, we all love the animals just as they naturally are! 

what animals would look like without their iconic markings - thumbnail of a giraffe with and without spots
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Wholesome Tumblr Story Of A Cat Who Doesn't Meow

When Tumblr user, sailorcuba, shared their thoughts on how adorable a cat's meow is to any verbal response, it paved the way for another user to share a funny and wholesome story of a cat who had never had human interaction before. 

We've heard that adult cats don't actually meow at other cats to communicate, but rather just at humans to let us know when they want something. This story could be further proof of that claim. 

Tumblr is filled with endless cat gems, we hope to never discover them all because that would just take out the excitement for when we do across a gem such as this thread below. 


tumblr story of a human who befriended a cat who doesn't meow - thumbnail of the beginning of the thread "the purest form of serotonin is when a cat looks at u and u go like "what?" and it meows at u" like is very unspecific response sill have no idea want but applaud adorably meowed all same, well done moderngargoyle Follow This post led reminisce on nature cat's meowing, and have funny story befriended feral cat once who had spent her life forest without human
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Fascinating And Bizarre Animal Facts (Mostly Cat Facts)

These facts shared by @uberfacts are as fascinating as they are bizarre! And why do so many of them involve farting? I guess we never knew before either an animal can or can't fart, but now we do. And it's all thanks to these strange facts. 

Animal facts are always a treat because chances are, you will come out of here learning about something you've never known or even thought of before. And learning is always fun, especially when it involves random animal facts that you can bring up in conversations and become the life of the party! 

If you are in need of even more animal facts to impress those around you, look no further. 


weird and interesting animal facts - thumbnail of two animal facts | UberFacts @UberFacts Humans are more closely related cats than dogs | sloth is only mammal doesn't fart
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Halloween-y Inner Beauty Of Animal X-Rays Viral Twitter Thread

The twitter account @OregonZoo - or as they like to call themselves this Halloween season: "Oregoth Boo" - have decided to share with us some x-rays that showcase the absolute beauty of animals - inside and out. And it's perfect. It hits just the right mood for Halloween - "gothy" and "Halloweenish". 

The thread with the x-ray pictures has gone viral on twitter, with people agreeing with us about how cool these photos are, with some people even adding their own pets' x-ray images, surprising all of us with no one but two x-rays of pregnant pets! A turtle and a cat - tini tiny skeletons inside slightly bigger skeletons. 

pictures of animal x-rays including x-rays of pregnant animals twitter thread that went viral thumbnail includes an x-ray picture of a chameleon
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (23 images)

There are times when we look at a picture and get lost in it. It's just that we see so much in it it's hard to describe in simple words. Even 1000 of them. There are whole worlds in some pictures. It's exactly those pictures that we love the most, because they are incredibly inspiring. 

Every single week, we bring you a collection of pictures just like that in the hopes that they will inspire you too. Each one of these pictures is unique and special in its own way, either because of the animals in it or because of the incredible/wholesome/hilarious/100% magical circumstances that we just know had to come about for such a picture to be taken. These kinds of pictures inspire us to write stories of our own, they really bring out the creativity in us. Hopefully, they'll do the same for you!

collection of pictures worth 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a bengal cat with a rainbow on it and another of two dogs cuddled under a blanket together
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