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    [–] Alive and well Sumit316 5 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    Trenton Lewis' legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months.

    He didn't tell anyone. He's never been one for excuses -- especially when it comes to providing for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen.

    "My pride is strong," he told CNN. "Whatever she needs, I'm the person who is supposed to provide it for her."

    "I was emotionally moved. My heart just fell," the young worker recalled. "God always has something for you," said Lewis. "I'm never going to forget this ever."

    Patricia "Mama Pat" Bryant, was the one who came up with the idea. Her husband Kenneth says "Everybody that I talked to said yes! The hardest part was reminding them to bring cash." He recalls "I told the seller what I was doing and who it was for and he said he was willing to work with me on a price."

    Bryant and her husband, Kenneth, have both put in almost 40 years at UPS.

    "For a young person to decide in their mind 'if I don't have a ride, if I can't get a ride then I'll walk,'" Kenneth Bryant said. "If a guy can do that, we can pitch in to help."


    [–] When animals like bears hibernate, do they pee and shit? Will they wake up in their own feces? Sumit316 27 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    "Do hibernating animals wake up to go to the bathroom?

    Some do. All hibernating mammals have periods of arousal, which may occur weekly or monthly, depending on the animal. During these periods the animals stretch, move around, and sometimes urinate or defecate. The main purpose of hibernation is to conserve energy while food is scarce (typically during the winter months). Accordingly, animals eat and drink less during periods of hibernation, and thus expel less waste.

    Even those hibernators that don’t eat or drink anything at all sometimes defecate and urinate during hibernation (metabolizing stores of fat does produce waste), but these animals expel only a tiny amount during hibernation.

    Hibernating bears, on the other hand, can go the whole winter without going to the bathroom. While bears are not the most serious of hibernators—they don’t sleep as deeply or lower their body temperature as many degrees as most other hibernating mammals—few animals can hold it in like bears. Many bears pass more than half of every year in hibernation, neither eating nor drinking any water. Hibernating mothers can even suckle their young without leaving their den for a drink. They obtain their water by metabolizing fat reserves, which does produce waste.

    However, instead of urinating and defecating, hibernating bears recycle that waste. Urea waste, which can be poisonous at high levels, is broken down to build proteins and used to maintain muscle and organ tissues during the long sleep.

    Bears aren’t the only animals that can go all winter without a bathroom break. Some reptiles enter a hibernation-like state called “brumation,” in which they, too, slow their metabolism and let their body temperature drop.

    Tl;dr - Some take bathroom breaks and some just convert their waste efficiently into energy.


    [–] Five generations of women in a family. Sumit316 322 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Great to know. Your family is amazing.

    [–] Good Samaritan tries to help squirrel that he accidentally ran over. Sumit316 594 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    ""I kind of ran him over a little bit. Yea, so you know, try to help it out," you can hear guy saying in the video. And while bringing a squirrel back to life after it's been hit may seem absurd, the man seems convinced he didn't actually run it over with a tire, and that it may just be a bit stunned."

    "Then, sure enough, after administering a few gentle tap, tap, taps, to its underside, the man notices the little guy perk up a bit, and yelps as it suddenly darts off, full of life, into the grass. The guy then high-fives the officers, and the video fades out"

    The squirrel survived and is probably regaling his buddies about that time some good samaritan saved his life.

    [–] Deaf people of Reddit, when did you find out that farts made a noise? Sumit316 5308 points ago in AskReddit

    The satisfaction of really letting rip in a room of oblivious people is not to be underestimated. It's one of the reasons I still enjoy visiting my mum.


    [–] Deaf people of Reddit, when did you find out that farts made a noise? Sumit316 1869 points ago in AskReddit

    she actually caught sight of her student enthusiastically signing to her mother something along the lines of "Did you know sound can come out of your bottom when you pass gas!?"

    Her mother - ಠ_ಠ

    [–] Five generations of women in a family. Sumit316 2549 points ago in interestingasfuck

    My daughter is 6 months and her great-great grandmother is 94.

    This is the family of u/Xamira

    [–] What are your goals for 1019? Sumit316 1850 points ago in AskReddit

    I can't remember how to write 1, 1000, 51, 6 and 500 in Roman numerals.


    [–] The ever elusive Narwhals in the Canadian Arctic, where it's home to ~90% of the population. Photo taken by Paul Nicklen Sumit316 1196 points ago in pics

    It has interesting Etymology

    "The narwhal was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae. Its name is derived from the Old Norse word nár, meaning "corpse", in reference to the animal's greyish, mottled pigmentation, like that of a drowned sailor and its summer-time habit of lying still at or near the surface of the sea (called "logging"). The scientific name, Monodon monoceros, is derived from the Greek: "one-tooth one-horn"."

    "Narwhals can live up to 50 years. They are often killed by suffocation when the sea ice freezes over. Other causes of death, specifically among young whales, are starvation and predation by orcas. As previous estimates of the world narwhal population were below 50,000, narwhals are categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Nearly Threatened. More recent estimates list higher populations (upwards of 170,000), thus lowering the status to Least Concern."

    Fun Fact - In the 16th century Queen Elizabeth received a narwhal tusk as a gift. It's now part of the Crown Jewels and is officially named The Horn of Windsor.

    [–] The ever elusive Narwhals in the Canadian Arctic, where it's home to ~90% of the population. Photo taken by Paul Nicklen Sumit316 391 points ago in pics

    For those out of the loop

    Back in 2009, some guy posted in /r/AskReddit that he was at an airport and was wondering if there were other redditors also at the airport. The phrase "The narwhal bacons at midnight" was used as some phrase to identify yourself as a redditor.

    Eventually, this became a way for redditors in real life to ask if the other person was a redditor by asking the question "When does the narwhal bacon?" and responding with "midnight.


    [–] Financial subreddits guide Sumit316 56 points ago in geek

    Give this guy some gold.

    Thanks man.

    [–] In the movie Alien: Covenant, during the scene when the evil android David recounted his act of planetary genocide, the deployment of the genetic bioweapon was shaped like the helical strand of DNA. Sumit316 767 points ago in MovieDetails

    Fun fact - Oscar-winning VFX artists H.R. Giger and Carlo Rambaldi designed the Xenomorph in the original film using 900 parts. To add to their biomechanical appearance, the teeth on both its outer and inner jaws were made from polished steel. The jaw tendons, however, were made from something far less fearsome: shredded condoms.

    [–] The Perfect Photobomb Sumit316 1598 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    According to the couple, that photo was taken during the opening prayer.

    "He's a really well-trained dog," Conway told TODAY. "I planned for him to stand between me and my brother. Boone was technically the best man, but he couldn't really give a speech so I thought I should give my brother a shot," he joked.

    "While everyone in the procession walked down the aisle, he stayed in his spot, exactly where he was supposed to be," said Conway, "until he saw Angie, and then he just couldn't resist going over to say 'Hi!'"

    "And then during the ceremony he decided to walk to the middle and roll happily in the grass a few times," added Blumberg.

    Here is another photo from the event. He is a good boy -

    [–] A cafe in Japan is hiring paralyzed people to to control robot servers in order to still make an income. Sumit316 21 points ago in pics

    These robots, which frequently include features like two-way video, cameras, microphones, and speakers, have been used in schools to help chronically ill kids to attend class

    That is another wonderful idea. It is amazing how much change this can bring a person's life.