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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fat shaming survival kit :"I'm such a whale/cow/pig/walrus" by WLI

This is a whale-
                         You are a human
  1. "Whales belong to the order cetacea, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Whales are divided into two suborders: baleen and toothed whales. Baleen whales have a comb-like fringe, called a baleen, on the upper jaw, which is used to filter plankton, as well as small fish and crustaceans. They are the largest species of whale. Toothed whales have teeth and prey on fish, squid, other whales and marine mammals. They sense their surrounding environment through echolocation.Like all mammals, whales breathe air into lungs, are warm-blooded, feed their young milk and have some (although very little) hair. Their bodies resemble the streamlined form of a fish, while the forelimbs or flippers are paddle-shaped. The tail fins, or flukes, enable whales to propel themselves through the water. Most species of whale have a fin on their backs known as a dorsal fin." -Fact Sheet WHALES @ Defenders of Wildlife
  2. Facts About Whales @ WDC Kids - "The sperm whale’s huge head, which is up to a third of its overall body length, houses the heaviest brain in the animal kingdom - up to 9kg. The head also consists of a cavity large enough to park a car inside that contains a yellowish wax called spermaceti." "... a gray whale travels a distance that is equivalent to going to the moon and back!"  
  3. Whale (Blue) @ OneKind - "Blue whales occasionally swim in small groups but usually alone or in pairs. They are thought to form close attachments.In spite of their bulk, these graceful swimmers cruise the ocean at over 8km/h, and can reach speeds of over 30km/h."
  4. Fun Whale Facts for Kids @ Science Kids - "Whales love to sing! They use this as a call to mates, a way to communicate and also just for fun! After a period of time they get bored of the same whale song and begin to sing a different tune." "There are 79 to 84 different species of whale. They came in many different shapes and sizes!" "Whales support many different types of life. Several creatures, such as barnacles and sea lice, attach themselves to the skin of whales and live there."
  5. ALL ABOUT WHALES! @ Enchanted Learning - "Whales are large, intelligent, aquatic mammals." "Whales have mammary glands with which they nourish their young,"
  6. Facts about whales @ WDC

Famous whales:
Baby Beluga
Keiko from Free Willy
Lolita @ Seaworld (who should be in the wild sea)
Shamu @ Seaworld
Tilikum @ Seaworld
10 of the world's most famous whales @ MNN
Hugo (@Seaworld, although he committed suicide due to living in pretty much a hellish life in captivity.RIP)


  1. Fun Cow Facts for Kids @ Science Kids "Cattle are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass." "Cattle are sacred in India."
  2. All about cows @ Enchanted Learning - "Diet: Cattle are herbivores (plant-eater) that graze on grass and leaves. They are ruminants, animals that have a four-part stomach. Cattle swallow their food without chewing it very much. They later regurgitate a cud and chew it well, later swallowing it."
  3. Cows @ Onekind - "Like humans, cows (cattle) form close friendships and choose to spend much of their time with 2-4 preferred individuals. They also hold grudges for years and may dislike particular individuals.Cattle get excited when they solve problems. When faced with a challenge of finding out how to open a door to reach food, their heartbeat went up, their brainwaves showed excitement, and some even jumped into the air.Cows are devotional mothers and are known to walk for miles to find their calves.Cattle are extremely curious and inquisitive animals which will investigate everything.
  4. Cows @ Vegan Peace -  "Cows have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision and are able to see colors, except red. They can detect odors up to 5 miles away. Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.The mean gestation period of a cow is between 279 and 290 days. The bond between a cow and her calf is very strong and continues after the calf is fully grown. In non-commercial herds, some cows will nurse their calves for up to 3 years.Cows are very social animals. They form large herds and will bond to some herd members while avoiding others. They "moo" and use different body positions and facial expressions to communicate with each other."

                                                                    Famous cows
Elsie the cow
Elmer the bull
10 Famous Cows to Inspire You@ Care2
Famous Cows  @ Aurochs


  1. Pigs @ Vegan Peace - "The words pig, hog and swine are all generic terms without regard to gender, size or breed. A male pig is called a boar. A female pig is called a gilt if she hasn't had piglets yet and a sow if she has.Pigs are very intelligent and learn quickly. They pick up tricks faster than dogs. Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. Piglets learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called.Pigs are very social animals. They form close bonds with each other and other species. Pigs enjoy close contact and will lie close together when resting. Pigs use their grunts to communicate with each other.Pigs are very clean animals. They keep their toilets far from their living or eating area. Even piglets only a few hours old will leave the nest to relieve themselves.
  2. Pig @ One Kind - "Pigs constantly communicate with each other. They have a range of different oinks, grunts and squeals which have distinct meanings.The pig is the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The pig is seen to represent, fortune, honesty, happiness and virility."
  3. @National Geographic

Famous piggies
Wilbur from Charlotte's Web

WALRUS @ National Geographic
@Science Kids
@Enchanted Learning - "The Walrus has reddish-brown fur, grows to be up to 14 feet (4.3 m) long and can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (900 kg). The two tusks (very long teeth) can grow to be over 3 feet (1 m) long. Both males and females have tusks, but the males have slightly longer tusks. Walruses have 16 other, much shorter, teeth. Walruses have air sacs in their throat that let their head stay above the water - these air sacs act like a life preserver. A thick layer of fat insulates the walrus from the cold Arctic waters."
BASIC FACTS ABOUT WALRUSES @ Defenders of Wildlife - "Both males and females have large tusks that are used for defense, cutting through ice and getting out of the water. The tusks can be more than three feet long in males and about two and a half feet long in females.....Walruses are very social animals and congregate in large numbers. They haul out in herds and males and females form separate herds during the non-breeding season. They establish dominance through threat displays involving tusks, bodies and aggression. The largest walruses are the most aggressive. Walruses spend two thirds of their lives in the water. Most walrus groups migrate north in the summer and south in the winter, and females haul out on the ice to give birth."
@LiveScience - "Most walruses live in frigid waters near the Arctic Circle. They prefer areas with shallow water so they can easily access food, according to the ADW.Walruses are very fat, but for good reason. Their blubber keeps them warm in frigid waters. "

                                                                     Famous Walrus
The Walrus from The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
The Walrus from The Walrus and The Carpenter Disney's version
Walrus (Hubert Carpenter - comic character)
Wally Walrus
Wilburforce J. Walrus
I am the Walrus by The Beatles