Ok, I love convertibles, the faster the better. This is not a mid-life crisis. I have always had fast convertibles, preferably bright yellow. There was that awkward stage where I had to have normal cars because I had kids (most convertibles have only two seats).
So today, there I was at a stop light, when I notice a honeybee land on my car just outside my window. It was threatening rain, so I had my cloth top up. This might seem like a peculiar occurrence, but I quite often have bees land on my car, thinking it is the mother lode of all yellow flowers.
My type of car.
With fascination, I watched my insect buddy as he made himself comfortable on my 12 coat paint job with slippery clear coat and wax. How fast can I in fact go before my friend can no longer cling to such a slick and un-accommodating surface? I was first in line, so I kick in the old 0-60 in less than 5 seconds quick shift with a roar of the engine.
Honey bee, thankfully larger than actual size…
One eye on the bee, one eye on my speedometer, the little guy made it to 40 mph before – whisk – off into the great blue yonder for my insect buddy. How it held on until 40 mph I have no idea…
Cute dogs for your Monday blues…
A different version of cute dogs for your Monday blues. What do dogs think?
By Matt Cantor
Published January 27, 2015
This Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows sperm whales swimming in the waters off the the coast of Dana Point, Calif. (AP Photo/Capt. Dave Anderson/ DolphinSafari.com)
As octopuses shoot out ink as a defense mechanism, so sperm whales blast threats with poop. At least that’s the theory explained by a diver to the BBC.
Keri Wilk and three fellow divers were engulfed in what he describes as a “poonado” let loose by one such whale off the coast of Dominica.
Wilk wasn’t using scuba gear, since that can bother whales, the New York Daily News reports. That means he had little protection: “I had poop in my eyes, mouth, wetsuit, everywhere,” he tells the BBC.
“I was soaked in it from head to toe.” He described the cloud of feces as being some “30 or 40 meters in diameter,” or about 100 feet.
The whale was diving, and the animals often poop while diving, Wilk said. But this time, it stopped mid-dive. “And then it started to evacuate its bowels, and didn’t stop for several minutes.” It even seemed to try to wave the feces toward the divers with its tail.
“But, after leaving the cloud, it quickly washed away and didn’t leave a smell on us,” he says. The group got some rather alarming photos of the whole thing.
(Whales, it seems, aren’t so into being watched.)
This article originally appeared on Newser: Diver Caught in Whale ‘Poonado’