Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!
WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.
FLOATY FRIEND CABBAGES
Relationship level 1: awkward flirting
Relationship level 2: getting naked
Relationship level 3: “what type of bender would i be in avatar”
In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?
Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
Aevin Dugas has spent the last 14 years growing her hair and her record-breaking natural afro has entered Guinness Book of Records.
Aevin says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and ‘go natural’. Her hair is 4ft 4ins around. She says that when her hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to her butt.
Her jaw-dropping look brings her attention wherever she goes but it does have its drawbacks as she often gets it caught in trees, car doors and people’s earrings. Despite loving her hair, she has to tie it back while driving as it is so difficult to see past it. It can also take two days to wash and dry. She shampoos it and then uses up to five conditioners, then puts it into two French braids and from then it takes about two days to dry.
Her biggest joy is inspiring young girls to stop using chemical straighteners, which can cause long-lasting damage to hair. She said: ‘I don’t know why but there’s something very important to me about little girls appreciating my hair and then wanting to wear their hair the same. I tell them there is nothing that I did special, there is no magical formula, we are born with our hair like this.’
She’s so freaking cute I can’t even deal ok.