i am a wombat

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (29 of them)


carne asada, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:07 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

"Now we need to figure out why these giants went extinct," he added.


Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Thursday, 26 June 2008 01:17 (thirteen years ago) link

those wombats look like gargoyles.

Modern ones are way cuter.

wilter, Thursday, 26 June 2008 01:41 (thirteen years ago) link

where is anthony

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 June 2008 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link


some dude, Thursday, 26 June 2008 01:45 (thirteen years ago) link

golden earring "wombat love" 7"... tells the tale of lost conquistadores who wiped out the amazonian wombats for fear that teddy rx-fin might crash a donkey show and not get proper royalties for the single of a similar name.

so i've heard. ned ragget knows. ask him.

msp, Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...
seven years pass...


Scientists say they have uncovered how and why wombats produce cube-shaped poo - the only known species to do so.

The Australian marsupial can pass up to 100 deposits of poop a night and they use the piles to mark territory. The shape helps it stop rolling away.

Despite having round anuses like other mammals, wombats do not produce round pellets, tubular coils or messy piles.

Researchers revealed on Sunday the varied elasticity of the intestines help to sculpt the poop into cubes.

"The first thing that drove me to this is that I have never seen anything this weird in biology. That was a mystery," Georgia Institute of Technology's Patricia Yang said.

After studying the digestive tracts of wombats put down after road accidents in Tasmania, a team led by Ms Yang presented its findings at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics' annual meeting in Atlanta.

"We opened those intestines up like it was Christmas," said co-author David Hu, also from Georgia Tech, according to Science News.

The team compared the wombat intestines to pig intestines by inserting a balloon into the animals' digestive tracts to see how it stretched to fit the balloon.

In wombats, the faeces changed from a liquid-like state into a solid state in the last 25% of the intestines - but then in the final 8% a varied elasticity of the walls meant the poop would take shape as separated cubes.

This, the scientists explain, resulted in 2cm (0.8in) cube-shaped poops unique to wombats and the natural world.
The marsupial then stacks the cubes - the higher the better so as to communicate with and attract other wombats.

"We currently have only two methods to manufacture cubes: We mould it, or we cut it. Now we have this third method," Ms Yang said.

"It would be a cool method to apply to the manufacturing process," she suggested, "how to make a cube with soft tissue instead of just moulding it."

j., Monday, 19 November 2018 19:50 (two years ago) link


ghood ghravie (unregistered), Monday, 19 November 2018 19:55 (two years ago) link


My mother set great store by that microwave oven! (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 November 2018 20:15 (two years ago) link

xpost any idea where that wombat and poo toy comes form. It’s an deal present for my nephew.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 19 November 2018 20:18 (two years ago) link


Brad C., Monday, 19 November 2018 20:36 (two years ago) link

i am a wombat and i’m coming to town
poop poop

🎶 in a world of pure exsanguination 🎶 (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 19 November 2018 21:04 (two years ago) link

fwiw you'd have to pay $152 (one $35 wombat + thirteen $9 poop cubes) to get everything in that photo. worth every penny obvs

ghood ghravie (unregistered), Monday, 19 November 2018 21:10 (two years ago) link

You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.