51 posts tagged Tongue
51 posts tagged Tongue
The Department of Awesome Natural Wonders just learned about an amazing field trip opportunity in Norway. That is, assuming you aren’t afraid of heights. This spectacular mountain vista is called Trolltunga, which translates to mean exactly what we hoped: “The Troll’s Tongue.” One of Norway’s most scenic cliffs, it’s an enormous piece of rock that juts out of a mountain over half a mile above the ground.
"The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, when glacial water froze huge chunks of the mountain and then broke off. This left an incredibly strange-looking rock outcropping. Thousands of visitors come each year to sit "on top of the world," and with no safety rails to block their view, or their fall, Trolltunga is one of those "bucket list" experiences that’s not for the faint of heart."
Reaching Trolltunga requires an 8-10 hour roundtrip hike, but if you’re looking for an awesome view, it’s well worth the effort. And then you could tell people that you’d stood on the tongue of a troll.
Photos by Digernes, WNDR.BE — G. DE SELYS, Opplev Odda Hardanger, Robin Ševčík, Sylvie Monharoul, Opplev Odda Hardanger and OpplevOdda respectively.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Meet Zeta the Giant Anteater and her awesomely impressive 2-foot-long tongue. Zeta lives in England at the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and recently became a new mum after giving birth to an incredibly cute anteater pup.
Giant Anteaters are native to Central and South America. Their amazing tongues are typically 60 cm (24 inches) long, covered in backward-curving papillae and coated in thick, sticky saliva. The better to collect countless scrummy ants and termites with.
Photo via Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.
Head over to ZooBorns for photos of Zeta with her extraordinarily cute pup.
It’s Amazing Animal Day on Geyser of Awesome!
As the final performance of their Movies in Real Life series (previously featured here), the irrepressible folks from New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere headed down into the subway on a holiday-themed mission.
Three children board a full subway car while having an argument that seems strangely familiar. The argument quickly turns into a challenge, dares are issued and, before you know it, one of the kids has his tongue stuck firmly to a subway pole. That’s right, the troupe recreated the triple dog dare scene from A Christmas Story. And it’s pretty wonderful.
(But don’t worry, no one actually licked a filthy subway pole. Clever use was made of a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside. Its effectiveness can be seen in the reactions on the faces of all the other passengers on the train.)
[via Improv Everywhere]
It’s from the Nikon Small World photomicrography competition for 2013. Click here to view more awesome entries from the competition.
On this very night, ten years ago, on this same stretch of road, in the dense fog, just like this, I saw the worse accident I ever seen.
There was this sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building.
And when they finally pulled the driver’s body from the twisted, burning, WRECK, it looked like… THIS!
(The terrifying tale of Large Marge is still one of the freakiest/funniest movie scenes ever made.)
[gif via Reddit]
Please brace yourself against something or someone sturdy. It’s time for another visit to the Department of Incapacitating Cuteness:
This itty-bitty creature, who looks like he/she just had one too many pancakes for breakfast, is part of a new species of mouse lemur.
Microcebus mittermeieri is one of three newly announced mouse lemur species found on the African island of Madagascar.
Photo by Mark Thiessen
[via National Geographic]
Thanks to breakdownclown, we all get to see this amazing “not lost” advertisement for Ambrose or ‘Beefy’ the pug seen on the streets of Portland. Things that may help you recognize Ambrose:
When he was a child designer Jason Goh liked to play with his food, his favorite food being fish balls. Jason’s grandmother concocted a scary fish ball monster story in hopes of getting him to stop playing with his food and simply eat it. She told him that, if he continued playing with them, the fish balls would turn into a big hairy monter and eat him instead. So Jason grew up and brought his grandmother’s story to life by creating this awesomely monstrous Moyee Chair, eye-catching, comfy, and hungry for tasty humans. We love that it even has a long, red tongue.
[via Yanko Design]