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Sixteen Prehistoric Memes That Are Older Than Your Mom

Everyone loves cute animal memes, but today we decided to show the extinct animals some love. So whether you're a nerd for evolutionary biology, or you just thinks dinosaurs are cool as hell, we think you'll enjoy these memes as much as we do. Darwin would be proud. 

Check out this gallery of strictly dinosaur memes while you're at it!

Funny memes about prehistoric animals, evolution | kids these days care too much about tik tok and not enough about tiktaalik Devonian era half-fish half-tetrapod transitioned vertebrates ocean land. | Nobody: Life as soon as Cambrian starts: made with mematic explosion
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Tumblr Goes Full Mythological Scientist On Dragon Evolution

A flamethrower is by no means a precision weapon. This fun Tumblr thread considers why dragons would have eyes on the sides of their heads. It sounds like it could be because they place the greatest value in the field of view (when considering other predators) over depth perception. 

Tumblr thread addresses binocular vs. monocular vision | galahadwilder sudden, terrifying thought see an animal with its eyes set front, like wolves, or humans s usually predator animal.
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Twitter Thread: The Human Body's Evolutionary Leftovers

Awesome, our bodies are like natural history museums. Apparently, we're brimming with evolutionary leftovers, and Dorsa Amir mapped out a way to play around with some of these in a fun Twitter thread. 

Twitter thread maps out the human body's evolutionary leftovers | Dorsa Amir @DorsaAmir 1d Replying DorsaAmir Put hand flat on surface and touch pinky thumb. Do see raised band wrist there's vestigial muscle called palmaris longus used help move around trees. About 14 us don't even have this muscle anymore 2/8) present absent | Oh, and know sometimes get goosebumps cold or scared s vestigial reflex used raise body hair make appear bigger or trap an extra layer heat warmth. Some people can
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Twitter Thread: The Human Body's Evolutionary Leftovers

An evolutionary anthropologist named, Dorsa Amir, shared a series of evolutionary leftovers that the human body seemingly carries for no reason at all. Kind of fun to look at the parts of the human body that have survived the test of time, and for what looks to us like no reason at all. 

Twitter thread about the human body's series of evolutionary leftovers | tweet by Dorsa Amir @DorsaAmir Did know human body is full evolutionary leftovers no longer serve purpose? These are called vestigial structures and they're fascinating 1/8
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Self-Taught Cockatoo Dances Because He Loves It (GIFs)

Meet Snowball, a cockatoo that dances with new, non-repetitive dance moves with the beat of the music. This is something science has never seen in a species other than humans. Interested in whether modern birds are dinosaurs? Check out this article to find out. 

This article first appeared in Live Science.

this cockatoo taught itself to dance because it likes dancing
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Gorilla's Unique Pigmentation On Fingers Goes Viral

We all know according to evolution, we are descendants of apes. Yet, it's even more clear after seeing images of just one gorilla. 

Meet Anaka, who resides at the Zoo Altanta. Anaka is unique, not only in terms of skin, but in personality as well. "[She's] often barking at her mom and others to get a prime spot for food and juice," Altanta Zoo wrote on their website. "She is often seen riding piggyback on her brother and sisters."

When the Morena Lale commented on a post from the zoo, asking if Anaka had vitiligo (a skin condition characterized by loss of skin pigmentation).

The Zoo responded, "Well, her skin pigment has always been like that and hasn't changed over the years, so we think it's just a cool birthmark."

Cool, indeed!


gorilla anaka fingers pigment humanlike crazy evolution wow | gorilla fingers with the dark pigment fading into a light human skin tone
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Tumblr Thread About Evolutionary Genes Is Fascinating And Confusing

How? How is it possible that a bird is more closely related to a crocodile than a turtle?  

At least we're not the only ones confused about all these evolutionary genetics, Tumblr user aplpaca started this interesting (and very confusing) thread. 


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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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21 Times People Realized They Were Arguing with Someone Too Stupid to Argue With

At its core, an argument is a very common and simple act where two people who disagree on something deliberate over the truth and best course of action. When both parties are interested in a joint solution, consensus can be reached. The problem is that a solution also requires that the people who are arguing can actually agree on the point of the argument, how to actually argue, and the rules of objective reality. Here are some times when people realized they were talking to someone who couldn't be bothered to want to agree, didn't have the energy, or was just flat out dumb as rocks. In a similar vein, here are some of the dumbest arguments people have found themselves in.

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Tumblr Artist, PaleoArt, Creates Beautiful Animal Evolution Series (22 Species)

Nature is wild! Crazy to think how times a species has evolved, and it's even more insane to think how we're STILL evolving! The artist, @paleoart, behind these intricate and amazing illustrations of animal evolution can be found on Tumblr

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17 Dank Science Memes For The Nerds And Squares

College students, researchers and science geeks galore, we've got some dank science memes meant just for you! Whether it's biology, chemistry or physics that tickles your fancy, this gallery will likely have something you can laugh at that non-nerds just won't understand in the same way. We hope you enjoy!

danks for science and square nerds
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