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Twitter Thread: The Incredible Story Of Simon, The HMS Amethyst Ship Cat

When we think about history and war, rarely do we think about the animals. Deservedly, we talk about the soldiers and the fallen, the events that occurred, but sometimes, the animals have stories of their own. Simon, the HMS Amethyst ship cat, has lived one of the most amazing cat lives and has one of the most incredible stories. Thank you to @garius for putting this story together and sharing it with the world. We hope many more people read it and learn about Simon.

Simon is not the only ship cat out there either, there apparently have been many ship cats adorably sleeping in tiny hammocks throughout history. And other cats throughout history have been captured destroying all of our things. And though, no, none of their stories are quite as amazing as Simon's, we love them all. 

twitter thread about the HMS Amethyst ship cat | thumbnail includes a black and white picture of a cat and a tweet 'Cat - John Bull ... @garius Sod it. Have a Friday history thread. Let's talk about Simon. Ship's cat for HMS Amethyst. Survivor of the 1949 Yangtse Incident and the only cat ever to be awarded the Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. 2:47 PM Jul 16, 2021 - Twitter Web App'
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 images)

When we get to this point in the week, after having given our best thus far, we cannot help but feel a bit tired and in need of some extra inspiration. We want something to get out imagination rolling, something to motivate us to want to work and create. Luckily you've found yourself in a place that offers just that - a collection of animal pictures that captured at perfect moments, each of which has a story behind it that will have your imagination going off again.

Every single week, we bring you a collection like that, because every single week, we want you guys to be the best and happiest versions of yourselves. One of these pictures will motivate you - whether it's a ridiculous animal pictures or a picture that captures just how beautiful animals are. So, please, enjoy and have a wonderful rest of your week!

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words | thumbnail includes two pictures including two butterflies in front of a man's face that look like eyes and many birds in a grey sky
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Wholesome Things People Did For The Love Of The Game

As miserable as other people can make us, and as meaninglessly complex life can get, it's at least a good reminder that doing good things for other people actually makes us feel good. It's really not that complicated. To test your moral mettle, indulge in the shopping cart theory of morality. For some wholesomeness, here's a tumblr thread ageless matriarch that is mamaw or this twitter thread on this movie theater's favorite customer.

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Twitter Thread: The Truth About Fossils In The Appalachian Mountains

When it comes to nature, there are so many things left undiscovered. Every other week, we hear about a new species being found, an old extinct animal coming back into the world. We read interesting stories about nature all the time, like when a 392 year old shark was discovered or when a study was done that showed that sometimes octopus punch fish for no reason other than spite. 

There are always more facts to learn about the animal world. And today, you're about to learn about one of nature's mysteries. Thanks to @AlexPetrovnia, we had taken the time to thoroughly look into this mystery, you're about to learn about the truth behind why we don't find fossils in the Appalachian mountains.

viral twitter thread about the Appalachian mountains | thumbnail includes one tweet 'Font - Alex (he/him) is fighting for trans kids @AlexPetrovnia Have you ever wondered why we don't find fossils in the Appalachian mountains? The truth is, we do, they're just not the kind of fossils you might think of-there are no mammals, no dinosaurs, no reptiles. There's something else entirely. 4:33 PM Jul 15, 2021 Twitter for iPhone 36.7K Retweets 8,172 Quote Tweets 181.8K Likes'
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Tumblr Thread: The 4 Foot Tall Red-Bearded Vulture

Guys, get ready to be scared and impressed all at the same time. We're about to give some love to yet another insanely underappreciated animal, but we're going to do it from the safety of our homes, because this bloody bird is a little terrifying. Meet the 4 foot tall red-bearded vulture. 

We know that birds are clawsome at this point, don't even lie. Parrots can impersonate different accents and be jerks to other pets. Crows sometimes collect gifts and bring them to people. And the red-bearded vulture? Well, the red-bearded vulture eats a diet of bones and covers itself in blood for a reason which, even after we read, we can't really comprehend. It's a cool bird though, and we always love learning more about the animal kingdom, even when it scares us a bit. 

tumblr thread about the red-bearded vulture | thumbnail includes a picture of a red-bearded vulture 'simplytheanthropic My all time favorite animal. The red-bearded vulture.'
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Twitter Thread: Finland Attempts To Save Reindeer Using Reflective Paint

As animal lovers, we know that people will go to incredible lengths to help an animal in need, whether it's by adopting stray sick animals who can't take care of themselves or rescuing sick 'ugly' fish who've been abused by their previous owners. And when it comes to animal preservation, people will do the same, helping animals procreate, rescuing and releasing animals back into the wild, or - as in this case - painting reindeer antlers with reflective paint to attempt to stop them from being hit by cars.

It is really unfortunate that this experiment did not work, but we're glad to see people trying to save animal populations. And having this thread go viral on twitter definitely helps bring more attention to the issue at hand, so hopefully, other solutions will be attempted and succeed. 

viral tweets about Finland attempting to save reindeer by painting their antlers | thumbnail includes two pictures of reindeer with painted antlers and a tweet 'Light - Cullen Dudas ... @cullend TIL in Finland they use to have about 4,000 reindeer/ car accidents a year so they paint their antlers with reflective paint and this is vaguely terrifying macl 1:09 AM · Jul 11, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 49.9K Retweets 5,300 Quote Tweets 322.6K Likes'
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (23 images)

Here you are, you have made it through the beginning of the week and are heading into the second half of it, and we know - we really do know - that you are getting tired. Sometimes, we give our all in the beginning of the week, make sure to push ourselves, and then, we find ourselves a bit out of inspiration. That's why you guys are here, for your weekly dose of inspiration in the form of amazing animal pictures worth 1000 words. 

Every single week, we collect the most amazing animal pictures we cat find for you - from hilarious pictures captured at just the right moment to wholesome and heartwarming animal pictures. Every one of these pictures has a story behind it, and at least one of these pictures will catch your eye and give you that little extra pushy that you need to finish the week off strong. 

So, please enjoy it and have an awesome rest of your week!

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words | thumbnail includes two pictures including a tree made of parrots and a grasshopper riding a leaf bicycle
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Blessed Images To Lighten Up The Mood

With our relentless pursuit toward covering all the ridiculous life dramas and fails from the world, it can be dangerously easy to forget that there's also plenty of the good stuff out there. Funnily enough it seems as if so many of the world's blessed images involve animals being absolutely adorable. There's just something about the pure innocence of a dog who doesn't have a bone to pick with anyone, that can lighten an otherwise glum mood. 

A collection of blessed images that can bring on all of the good feels.
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The amount of time and effort that must've gone into mastering this song is nothing short of heroic. Seriously, mad respect to this guy. Oh, to have been in the crowd that day. Would've been one hell of a show. 

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 images)

There are times when you look at a picture and find yourself absolutely entranced, wondering what in the world could have possibly led to such a perfectly captured moment in the wild - pictures that are each worth 1000 words. It's these kinds of pictures that inspire us, that give us motivation, make us more creative, and it's these feelings that help us get through every day strong. 

Every week, we bring you a collection of pictures just like that - from funny animal pictures to pictures that capture just how amazing animals can be. We hope that these pictures inspire you and give you the exact kind of energy that you need to get through the rest of this week in the most productive and successful way possible. 

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words | thumbnail includes two pictures including a tiger covered in snow and a dog imitating a whale sculpture
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It's a well documented phenomenon, and it's weird every single time. When the frames per second of a camera match the revolutions per minute of a rotor just perfectly, that bad boy looks like it ain't moving at all. So here's a helicopter floating into the sky like a glitching video game.

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Perfectly Timed Animal Photos Caught At Just The Right Moment

One of our favorite things about the animal kingdom is when animals decide to be part of our daily human lives for just a moment. Whether it's encounters with adorable yet mildly scary wild animals, or when we capture funny (im)perfectly timed pictures of wildlife. Whenever animals decide to join us puny humans, things tend to get a bit more fun. 

And since we wanna have some extra fun today, it's time for our newest collection of perfectly timed animal pictures each worth 1000 words. They're hilarious, they're amazing, and they are the kind of picture that could never ever be repeated again - that's how unique they are. 

collection of perfectly timed animal pictures | thumbnail includes two pictures including planes and a bird and a bird eating someone's ice cream
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Japanese Style Artist Transforms Cats Into Beautiful Anime Girls

Have you ever wondered what your pet cat would look like as a human? We found an amazing twitter based artist known as DHK who has been working on just that! DHK has digitally recreated six awwdorable cats into awwdorable anime ladies. The artist is so careful to capture the spirit of the animal when recreating its human counterpart- and it shows. These images are stunning and strikingly resemble the original animal!

DHK gained a lot of attention after posting this awesome series of digital recreations. Many folks wrote to DHK to request artistic renditions of their own beloved cats. Some asked if they would consider also doing dogs. All in all, it's safe to say this artistic rendition of awesome anime girls caught our attention and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!

10 twitter images, anime women and cats | thumbnail left anime girl and cat, thumbnail right anime girl and cat
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Satisfying Moments Of Alignment For The World's Perfectionists

There's something about coming across a well placed object, or perfectly parked car that can make you stop in your tracks to exercise some appreciation over the aesthetically pleasing nature of the situation. The world's a messy place. More often than not, something's going wrong. So, when things just line up nice and perfectly, it feels pretty dang nice. 

A collection of aesthetically pleased, well aligned things.
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Technology can end up accomplishing some pretty dang cool things. It'd be very neat to see this applied to other birds' flight patterns out there. Maybe mix in some lo-fi tunes, and you've created a whole vibe. 

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People's Best Guesses As To What Will Be Normal By 2031

There are definitely a few ways to take this whole "what do you think the future will be like" thing and honestly opinions are mixed. Maybe in ten years we'll all be eating cheap tasty lab-grown barbeque and driving electric cars to Call-Of-Duty night at the senior center. Or maybe we'll all have to move back into our parents houses because the tri-annual firestorms burned down our coffin-sized micro-studio apartments. Possibly a rise of cults? Maybe a mix of everything? If it's anything like most predictions of the future, all of these are probably completely wrong.

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