pandavalkyrie:

currentsinbiology:

Aliens are probably involved.

America’s pungent corpse flowers are all mysteriously blooming at once

Botanists across the US are trying to figure out why so many titan
arums – better known as corpse flowers – are blooming simultaneously
around the country this year.

This is super weird, because there have only been 157 recorded blooms ever between 1889 and 2008. But this year in the US alone, at least seven flowers have bloomed.

2016 continues

thylacine-dreams:

thylacine-dreams:

Antique taxidermy of a thylacine family, including a mother with four young. [x]

Found this photograph and the following information about these specimens in a QVMAG publication:

“Mounts of a female Thylacine with four pouch young (one in the pouch) killed by the “Buckland and Spring Bay Tiger & Eagle Extermination Association” in 1884. These were presented to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart by William Turvey of Buckland and were the only preserved specimens of a Thylacine mother and young known to have existed. They were destroyed around 1935. Photograph by John Watt Beattie, Hobart.”