The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2019, 11:39 PM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,872
August 15th, 2019: Bearded Vulture

There are Vultures everywhere except Australia and the Antarctic. There are two kinds of Vultures, the Old World Vultures in
Africa, Europe, Asia, and the New World Vultures... you can guess where they are... duh.
Vultures do us a great service cleaning up rotting flesh which can spread all sorts of diseases.
But it’s like Ralph Kramden inviting Norton for dinner...Ed, your service is appreciated but do not talk about work.



Vultures are kind of disgusting in that they shit on themselves to cool off, squabble with animals over their kills, don’t have head
feathers so they can dive into the putrid gore, and really really ugly. But like most families, Vultures have one posh member, who
refuses to fight for supper or dive into the gore.
The Bearded Vulture prefers to dine alone, and if it could, probably with the good china and cloth napkins.



How can he do this and not starve? The bearded vulture is the only known animal whose diet consists almost entirely of bone.
If there happens to be some flesh left he'll eat it, but is capable of swallowing a sheep’s vertebrae whole. The bird’s stomach acid
has been estimated to have a pH of 1, so even large bones are digested within 24 hours.



They are all black and white. Wait... the pictures show varying amounts of red? Technically it’s crimson and it’s makeup, not Avon,
the natural kind. The dandies rub themselves with anything crimson, mud/dirt/dust, to impress the ladies. A territory with very red
soil will be highly contested and defended. So a dandy with a lot of red shows he’s enough of a badass to hold that territory, and
proficient enough at food acquisition to have time left over to primp. He bad!
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
nicknack
Resident-in-Training
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
I would dye my feathers with the blood of my enemies.
nicknack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2019, 08:07 PM   #3
Happy Monkey
I think this line's mostly filler.
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: DC
Posts: 13,206
The bottom left pic reminds me that the Dark Crystal prequel show is coming soon.
__________________
_________________
|...............| We live in the nick of times.
| Len 17, Wid 3 |
|_______________| [pics]
Happy Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2019, 11:04 PM   #4
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicknack View Post
I would dye my feathers with the blood of my enemies.
And wash your bloody talons with their tears.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2019, 06:15 AM   #5
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 24,399
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2019, 07:43 AM   #6
fargon
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 7,934
I wish we had those in Texas to clean up my pasture.
__________________
Annoy the ones that ignore you!!!
I live a blessed life
I Love my Country, I Fear the Government!!!
Heavily medicated for the good of mankind.
fargon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2019, 11:45 AM   #7
Diaphone Jim
Professor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,264
Video unavailable. I'll try later.

This worked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCCw3m-Gs7s

Shouldn't it be "...wash my bloody talons..."

Great alternate names: ossifrage and lammergeyer.
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2019, 10:50 PM   #8
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,872
No, it's nicknack dying his feathers with the blood of his enemies, so he's the one who needs the talon washing, hense your, not my.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.