holy shit dude
If you don’t know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said.
With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That’s fucking mindblowing.
Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn’t do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots.
Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever.
animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter.
She named it All Ball and she loved it.
Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn’t think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc.
And then “Sleep, cat”. She understood death.
She’s had two kittens since then.
Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes.
the story of Koko the gorilla is very amazing indeed
11:07 am • 25 November 2013 • 239,808 notes
So after a very long wait I’ve decided to hold off on the zine as there is just not enough content. However in the mean time I’m gonna post all the submissions to date on this blog. feel free to share them any way you want.
Utmost thanx again to all those who contributed.
9:41 pm • 24 November 2013 • 2 notes
It’s been 6 generations and this guy is still tripping balls over science and technology.
4:51 pm • 24 November 2013 • 157,760 notes
- Dental phantom used to teach at schools of dentistry.
- Executioner’s mask, possibly late 19th Century.
- Mask for the criminally insane. Time period unknown.
Dear History, You are fucking terrifying.
4:39 pm • 24 November 2013 • 40,627 notes
You have no idea how incredible this is going to be.
BURNS 2014 !
1:55 am • 23 November 2013 • 595 notes
'Does This Mean We're Going Out?'
“Rite Of Spring”, Swamp Thing #34 (1984), Artists: Stephen Bissette & John Totleben
12:16 am • 10 November 2013 • 150 notes
I think I just found the best thing on Tumblr/ever drawn?
12:08 am • 10 November 2013 • 62,842 notes
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Great Rain Robbery and Spiderman to the rescue (1989) covers and interior pages, by unknown artist. The second one is an adaptation to the first episode of Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends.
What the fuck, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer and Storm, in one comic!? Flip, i want to read that!
11:00 pm • 8 November 2013 • 192 notes