Nature is scary thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by devine, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. DrunkJester

    DrunkJester No longer drunk or funny.
    Donor
    Mississippi RebelsAtlanta BravesNew Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Saints

    Unfortunately, that does not help. With all the other turbines operating normally, it would appear that this is mechanical error, not nature being scary (unless nature said fuck that one turbine in particular). But then there's this:
    Source says it's simulated:

    But maybe we can meet in the middle? In the spirit of compromise, here's a real one that happened both during a storm and due to mechanical failure:



    hth, lymi, 10-4 good buddy
     
    Tiffin likes this.
  2. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods

    Pelican likes this.
  3. Croomsday

    Croomsday Born On A Mountain Raised In A Cave
    Donor
    Mississippi State BulldogsMemphis Grizzlies

  4. fuxstockings

    fuxstockings mashpurdurdurs
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesArizona State Sun DevilsAtlanta BravesTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Added to my work itinerary for the day:

    Learn as much about the Eagle Owl as I can.
     
  5. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    Please report back.
     
    Stagger Lee likes this.
  6. Babou

    Babou ocelot
    Donor TMB OG
    South Carolina Gamecocks

    :alwaysabiggerfish:

     
  7. theriner69er

    theriner69er Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesDetroit TigersCleveland BrownsDetroit Red Wings

    It does look fake, but could happen. Wind turbines have gears, as well as some sort of mechanical break built into them to prevent this from happening. There is a limit to how fast they can safely spin, and if that device failed.... I'm still going with fake tho.
     
    devine likes this.
  8. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia cool enough to not quite see it
    Staff Donor
    LSU TigersTexas RangersNew Orleans SaintsUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamFulham

    Took a trip to an endangered wildlife center this weekend and got their "behind the scenes" tour, and the coolest thing (other than getting to "pet" several white rhinos and see several babies) was that we got to see some of the animals they keep from the public in their Intensive Management Area.

    These Blackfooted Cats were fascinating. They were the size of and acted like very small housecats and it was really cool to see them playing, but if we had been inside their enclosure supposedly they would have ripped our faces off.

    Those hops at 2:25
     
  9. THF

    THF Banned From Hogville for Being an Ass
    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSan Francisco GiantsOklahoma City ThunderDallas CowboysSan Francisco 49'ersMontreal Impact

    I was as impressed by the fact the cat's iris' were open almost fully to allow it to see in almost pitch black night.
     
    BayouMafia likes this.
  10. milquetoast

    milquetoast I hate grapes
    Donor
    Arizona State Sun DevilsFlorida GatorsTennessee VolunteersNew York MetsTampa Bay BuccaneersNew York IslandersIdaho Vandals

    pupils?
     
  11. THF

    THF Banned From Hogville for Being an Ass
    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSan Francisco GiantsOklahoma City ThunderDallas CowboysSan Francisco 49'ersMontreal Impact

    Yea that sounds better, I knew it didn't sound right when I said it in my head the first time.
     
    milquetoast likes this.
  12. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods

  13. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods

  14. Corch

    Corch Cowboy hat from Gucci
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCleveland IndiansCleveland CavaliersDenver NuggetsCleveland BrownsColumbus Blue Jackets

    Nature is a motherfucker.
     
  15. soulfly

    soulfly Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Seattle MarinersSeattle SeahawksVancouver CanucksBarcelonaSeattle SupersonicsSeattle Sounders

    Cats are fucking machines:

    “Domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammals (mostly mice, shrews, rabbits, squirrels, and voles) each year, according to a study published last year in Nature Communications.

    The study indicated that both stray and owned cats are responsible for a far greater number of bird and mammal deaths in the contiguous United States than previously estimated, outpacing other threats such as collisions with windows, buildings, communication towers, cars, and poisoning, the report notes.

    Free-ranging cats are "likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic (man-made) mortality for US birds and mammals," according to the report.

    Un-owned cats (farm cats, feral cats, and stray cats that are fed by humans, for example) are the main perpetrators, but owned cats do their fair share of killing, too.

    Researchers guess that a single cat may kill between 100 and 200 mammals annually, meaning an estimated population of between 30 and 80 million un-owned cats would result in the death of 3 and 8 billion mammals. And that's a low-end estimate. The researchers calculated that there are around 84 million owned cats, the majority of which are allowed outdoors.”
     
    Stagger Lee likes this.
  16. CoastalOrange

    CoastalOrange Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Clemson TigersTennessee VolunteersLiverpoolBarcelonaUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

     
  17. fuxstockings

    fuxstockings mashpurdurdurs
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesArizona State Sun DevilsAtlanta BravesTampa Bay Buccaneers

    Here's a tl;dr of my amateur internet research:

    The Eagle Owl's habitat is the largest of any owl, spanning from the Iberian peninsula, across Europe and central Asia, to the Pacific ocean. They're just as fine chilling in a Spanish plateau as they are the Himalayans. They are apex predators and eat basically anything.

    They are the 1.5th largest owl in the world. Their hallux-claws are just as large as a Golden Eagle's. They fill the same ecological niche as the Great Horned Owl in North America - except the Eagle Owl has 6'+ wingspans and weigh 10 lbs (compared to 3-5' and 3 lbs).
     
    #917 fuxstockings, Feb 27, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
    The Banks, devine, One Two and 5 others like this.
  18. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods

    I’ve seen Emma do similar stuff

     
    blind dog, devine, Ric Flair and 7 others like this.
  19. Emma

    Emma Hey
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee BrewersMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    Jfc story of my life for the last 6 months
     
    devine, One Two, Tiffin and 3 others like this.
  20. IHHH

    IHHH Well-Known Member
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishMontreal Canadiens

    He shook it off like a champ, always the way to go.
     
  21. Tiffin

    Tiffin Florida is a penis.
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideLos Angeles LakersNew Orleans SaintsWWE

  22. Stagger Lee

    Stagger Lee Crazy. Sexy. Cool.
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Georgia BulldogsTexas RangersCharlotte HornetsCarolina Panthers

    That poor fucker is still alive
     
  23. -Asshole-

    -Asshole- TMB OG Reject
    Donor
    LSU TigersNew Orleans Saints

    Looks dead to me.
     
    Tiffin likes this.
  24. lechnerd

    lechnerd low energy lech
    Donor
    Texas AandM Aggies

  25. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City Chiefs

    Looks like X the owl and King Friday had a love child
     
  26. If one of these somehow migrated up here from South America in the late 60s... Mothman mystery solved.
     
    Shawn Hunter, One Two and HotMic like this.
  27. lechnerd

    lechnerd low energy lech
    Donor
    Texas AandM Aggies

    RUN!!!
     
    One Two and dahldennsull like this.
  28. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

  29. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    That fucking hippo could have been a hero but now it is just a fucking dick
     
  30. BamaNug

    BamaNug GUWOP
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesNew Orleans Saints

    African wild dogs are some bad MFs. Nastier than hyenas, imo. Hyenas seem to scavenge and eat carcasses, wild dogs seem to actively hunt and kill.
     
    mccar2cm likes this.
  31. dahldennsull

    dahldennsull Living in the best state
    Donor
    Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma City ThunderUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    holy shit did not see that coming
     
    War Grundle likes this.
  32. dahldennsull

    dahldennsull Living in the best state
    Donor
    Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma City ThunderUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    got damn, the trap and evasion at 1.5 seconds in is AMAZING.
     
    The Banks and One Two like this.
  33. HotMic

    HotMic Mr So-and-So
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCleveland IndiansCleveland CavaliersCleveland Browns

    Josie needs her mouth taped shut
     
  34. lechnerd

    lechnerd low energy lech
    Donor
    Texas AandM Aggies

  35. Shawn Hunter

    Shawn Hunter ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Donor
    Kentucky WildcatsBoston Red SoxBoston CelticsNew England PatriotsBoston BruinsUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Today I learned wildebeasts have hops
     
    One Two likes this.
  36. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    Probably did that thing a favor...let’s get this shit over with quick.
     
    a.tramp likes this.
  37. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsTexas Rangers

    After about the 10th rewatch, I noticed the deer/animal was still alive and kicking while getting drug up out of the mud. Maybe quicker time wise but no less pain.
     
    xec and DriveByBBQ like this.
  38. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    Oh it definitely was, but I’d still rather get on with it...no point in delaying the inevitable and dragging this shit out, this is going to hurt, take my ass to the other side.
     
  39. Icculus is a Bammer

    Icculus is a Bammer marco esquandolas took my job
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideNew Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsDC United


    Looks as though the big screen survived
     
  40. Balls McLongcock

    Balls McLongcock Well-Known Member
    Auburn TigersAtlanta BravesAtlanta Falcons

    Reminds me of this:

     
    dahldennsull likes this.
  41. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods



    Reminds me of a flood picture from near my house two years ago when we got some massive flooding of a deer in the trees

    E156D09E-6C06-4D98-9824-594505DCC9A4.jpeg
     
  42. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

  43. Babou

    Babou ocelot
    Donor TMB OG
    South Carolina Gamecocks

  44. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
    Staff Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew Orleans SaintsTiger Woods

    God damn that is frightening

    getting bitched by a feline in your own hood smh
     
    Biship, Prospector, One Two and 4 others like this.
  45. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsUnited States Men's National Soccer Team