Fire. Dancing. To. Music. On. A. Table… SOMEONE MADE A 2 DIMENSIONAL RUBENS TUBE!

The Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) is truly a wonder of the animal kingdom, and an amazing work of millions of years of evolution.
Despite its name it is in no way closely related to eels, it is a member of the Knifefish family and is the only member of its genus. The electric eel lives in fresh water in the Amazon, as well as other river basins in south america. They can grow to about 2m in length (6 and a half feet) weighing 20 kg. It can produce an electric shock of up to 600 Volts!
It produces this shock using 3 organs, the Main organ, the Hunters organ, and the Sachs organ. The total size of these 3 organs make up an amazing four fifths of the eels body! The organs are made of electrocytes, and are lined up so that a current can be passed from one organ to the next. When the eel wants to produce a shock it opens up glands in and between the organs allowing sodium ions to flow between them, creating a sudden change in potential difference (voltage.)
The shock only lasts approximately 0.2 milliseconds meaning it is not very likely to be lethal to an adult human despite it being 600 volts. That being said, it has been known to kill if the shock is, for example, directed towards the heart. 

The Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) is truly a wonder of the animal kingdom, and an amazing work of millions of years of evolution.

Despite its name it is in no way closely related to eels, it is a member of the Knifefish family and is the only member of its genus. The electric eel lives in fresh water in the Amazon, as well as other river basins in south america. They can grow to about 2m in length (6 and a half feet) weighing 20 kg. It can produce an electric shock of up to 600 Volts!

It produces this shock using 3 organs, the Main organ, the Hunters organ, and the Sachs organ. The total size of these 3 organs make up an amazing four fifths of the eels body! The organs are made of electrocytes, and are lined up so that a current can be passed from one organ to the next. When the eel wants to produce a shock it opens up glands in and between the organs allowing sodium ions to flow between them, creating a sudden change in potential difference (voltage.)

The shock only lasts approximately 0.2 milliseconds meaning it is not very likely to be lethal to an adult human despite it being 600 volts. That being said, it has been known to kill if the shock is, for example, directed towards the heart. 

Amazing electron microscope imagery! (some of these have been artificially colored)

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A Woolly Rhinoceros, this thing looks awesome! I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But unfortunately extinct roughly 10,000 years ago
9 more extinct animals and their story.

A Woolly Rhinoceros, this thing looks awesome! I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But unfortunately extinct roughly 10,000 years ago

9 more extinct animals and their story.

Just A Reminder Of How Small We Are

This is the distribution of mass in the different planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth making up just 1%.

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And this is a distribution of all the mass in the solar system, including the sun - all the planets make up that tiny line up the top, 0.14% left over after the sun…

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Incredibly high speed photography shows how fast a fly can maneuver. This fly makes a 45 degree turn while moving at high speeds in a ridiculously small time span, much faster than any man made aircraft can perform.

Incredibly high speed photography shows how fast a fly can maneuver. This fly makes a 45 degree turn while moving at high speeds in a ridiculously small time span, much faster than any man made aircraft can perform.

There is going to be a Lunar eclipse tonight (14-15th for america, 15th-16th for the Pacific) 

There is going to be a Lunar eclipse tonight (14-15th for america, 15th-16th for the Pacific) 

Guys my dash did one of those thingies!
Also when you have a lecturer with an accent and you’re dealing with the variables ‘m’ and ‘n’

Guys my dash did one of those thingies!

Also when you have a lecturer with an accent and you’re dealing with the variables ‘m’ and ‘n’