The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fucking awesome this is?
These eggs no doubt started out like all other avian eggs, but they had the problem of rolling off the cliffs. The eggs that were slightly more oblong tended to roll off the cliffs less, and thus the genes contained in those eggs lived to be passed on. Fast forward a few million years, and BAM tight-circle eggs.
An anon asked Petratodd if she thought Sherlolly would ever become canon. This is something I’ve been mulling over since my my third full viewing of S3. I’m a professional editor for film/TV and spend most of my job working with story structure, character development, and how to best reveal the…
Hopes and prayers for all on board on MH370. For those making ignorant comments, Malaysian Airlines is one of the world’s best airlines, it has only had 2 fatal crashes in their 41 year history. Please don’t be insensitive and say you’ll never go on board Malaysian Airlines. Malaysian Airlines should not take the blame because life is unpredictable. Things happen in this world that we can’t control. Right now, all we can do is pray for the passengers’ safety and for all their loved ones waiting for them to arrive.