i tried to type “is australia even real” and for some reason wrote “is mayonnaise even real” instead
Jack the English Pointer gives Lauren Rowe a drink from a water fountain on the first day of Spring in Brisbane, Australia. Picture: Newspix/Rex Features
A fire tornado, one of nature’s rarest weather events, is caught on camera in Curtin Springs, in Australia’s Outback. The twister, made of flames reaching around 30 metres off the ground, was caused when a warm, rotating and rising column of air picked up a bushfire
Why is this guy so fuckin surprised about all this normal shit?!!
The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus, Greek for “dog-headed pouched one”) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is more commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped back). Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century. It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae, although several related species have been found in the fossil record dating back to the early Miocene.
Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none proven.
Analysis of the skeleton suggests that, when hunting, the thylacine relied on stamina rather than speed in the chase.
Golden brushtail possum | image: Wild Life Sydney
The species is one of Australia’s largest arboreal (tree-dwelling) marsupials and is rarely seen in the wild
aww. I didn’t know about them.