angel-in-the-shire
pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

oK REAL TALK,
Literally just yesterday my dad was telling me about these crabs. I’d never seen one until right now and they are hella terrifying they look like aliens okok. But from my dad’s story, he told me that when he was a teenager he used to jump off the dock at this beach here in Queens, and on a bright Summer day he jumped off the dock and as he neared the water he saw a bunch of Horseshoe Crabs just chillin in the water like aye and he freaked. Apparently there were like a LOTTTTT. Now, we don’t know. So I wanna spread the word and also I’m gonna tell my dad that these crabs are harmless because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know.

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

oK REAL TALK,

Literally just yesterday my dad was telling me about these crabs. I’d never seen one until right now and they are hella terrifying they look like aliens okok. But from my dad’s story, he told me that when he was a teenager he used to jump off the dock at this beach here in Queens, and on a bright Summer day he jumped off the dock and as he neared the water he saw a bunch of Horseshoe Crabs just chillin in the water like aye and he freaked. Apparently there were like a LOTTTTT. Now, we don’t know. So I wanna spread the word and also I’m gonna tell my dad that these crabs are harmless because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know.

sentientmuffin

queer-multifandom-and-proud:

theconsultingtimehunters:

lifeisaponderland:

princehamlette:

caffiend13:

andythanfiction:

It has come to my attention that there are fully legal adults who are not familiar with this, who do not know what to do when they hear it, and indeed, were born after it came out.  

This is unacceptable.

It is irrevocably tattooed into the brain of anyone vaguely associated with Western culture who was old enough to form cognizant memories in the mid 90s.  And yes, we can all do the dance.  I guarantee you Dean Winchester can do the dance.  Bobby can do the dance.  Sherlock can do the dance.  Tony Stark has made sure all his robots can do the dance.  

And all of you over the age of 25 already know what it is before you press play.

I was hoping it wasn’t this.

I PRESSED PLAY AND MY BODY JUST STARTED DOING THE DANCE FROM SHEER MUSCLE MEMORY

I PLAYED 4 SECONDS OF THIS AND MY LITTLE SISTER STOPPED WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND STARTED DANCING, AS DID MY MOTHER THIS IS SOME VOODOO SHIT

THE FIRST TONE AND I JUST START SCREAMING

I FUCKING KNEW IT