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Pink Fairy Armadillo 

Known as the smallest species of armadillo, the pink fairy armadillo has a body that is approximately 90-115 millimeters in length, excluding the tail. It is called pink fairy armadillo because its body is pale rose or pink in color. What makes this animal special is that it can bury itself completely in just a few seconds when it is scared.

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Spotted Lake: a surreal place

Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada, the Spotted Lake is a place as strange as something out of a surrealist film. 

The Spotted Lake contains one of the world’s highest known concentrations of minerals: magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts), calcium and sodium sulphates, plus eight other minerals and traces of four more, including silver and titanium.

Most of the water in the lake evaporates over the summer, leaving behind large “spots” of minerals. Depending on the mineral composition left behind, the spots will be of white, pale yellow, green or blue in color. The spots are made mainly of magnesium sulfate, which crystallizes in the summer to form harden natural “walkways” around and between the spots.

During the First World War, minerals from the lake were harvested for manufacture of ammunition. Known as Kliluk to the natives of the Okanagan Valley, the lake is a sacred and culturally significant site. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Leah Ballin

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Orange Fringed Orchid - Platanthera ciliaris 

Also known as Yellow Fringed Orchid, Platanthera ciliaris (Asparagales - Orchidaceae) is a butterfly-pollinated, terrestrial orchid with a loose terminal raceme of 10-50 orange flowers, characterized by a long nectariferous spur. 

This showy orchid is widely distributed throughout eastern and central Canada and the United States, from Florida to Ontario, and around the Gulf Coast to Texas.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Alan Cressler | Locality: Byers Crossroads, Carroll Co., Georgia, US, 2012] - [Bottom: ©Aaron Strouse | Locality: Michigan, US, 2009]

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This phenomenon is commonly known as watermelon snow, red snow or blood snow. The nickname “watermelon snow” comes not only from the pink color, but it is said to smell slightly sweet, a bit like watermelon. Walking on this pink snow can stain your boots. This algae in particular, named Chlamydomonas nivalis, is actually the most common of the snow algae

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the second one? i can buy that somewhat. the first one? breasts are sexual organs.

I SWEAR TO FUCK. NO. NO THEY ARE NOT. BREASTS ARE MEANT TO FEED BABIES. BREASTS ARE NOT MEANT FOR SEXUAL FUCKING PLEASURE. BREASTS SOLE EVOLUTIONARY PURPOSE ARE TO FEED THE YOUNG, NOT TO HUMOUR MEN IN BED.

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