Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290,000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years.
…It says entirely too much about my geekery that my very first thought on seeing the third image from the bottom was “Oh look! A dial up device!”
(rolls eyes at self)
Take no shit
If only this was a socially acceptable way to deal with assholes in the world today…
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Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis, the hadal snailfish. Fun fact: the species name refers to its resemblance to salamanders of the genus Amblystoma. Another fun fact: This is the deepest-living fish ever recorded, at 7,700 m.
This is a freaking dragon from HTTYD and no one can tell me otherwise.
These Spiders Look Like They’re Covered In Mirrors
This isn’t a stained-glass sculpture or piece of delicate jewelry – it’s a real live spider. These spiders, called mirror or sequined spiders, are all members of several different species of the thwaitesia genus, which features spiders with reflective silvery patches on their abdomen.
The scales look like solid pieces of mirror glued to the spider’s back, but they can actually change size depending on how threatened the spider feels. The reflective scales are composed of reflective guanine, which these and other spiders use to give themselves color.
Not much information is available about these wonderful spiders, but the dazzling specimens in these photos were photographed primarily in Australia and Singapore.
Image credits: Nicky Bay
These are wizard pets and no one can tell me otherwise.