I spent most of this morning learning about how koalas are dumb as fuck
A koala's brain is 0.2% of its body weight which is the lowest of any mammal. They have absolutely zero problem-solving ability. Their brains are literally perfectly smooth all over and there's a big hole in the middle where the two halves don't connect all the way. The only reason they don't get eaten like chicken nuggets is because they spend most of their lives eating poison. Even when they die of natural causes, their flesh is still so poisonous that nothing will eat it.
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@Dayglochainsaw It's an excellent case study how when devoid of selection pressure, a species can trend towards lower energy. It's actually somewhat amazing they've managed to avoid behavioral sink.
@Dayglochainsaw If anything, I would think that koala's becoming so stupid is what helped them avoid behavioral sink.
@Dayglochainsaw No fuck you, koalas for life, they troublehacked the fuck out of evolution.
What does that mean
This is a good video
@Dayglochainsaw Honestly could have saved me a full 200 level philosophy of language course.
Deadass, I realized the true nature of words and reality when I was like 12 and spent several years being very confused as to why this wasn't glaringly obvious to everyone
@Dayglochainsaw My favorite group of confused-about-words are analytical philosophers, cuz they all have brain worms where they think strictly applied explicit definitions are easier to work with than just rolling. I think you can learn a lot about human psychology by watching them spin.
I more or less accidentally gave myself a pretty decent education in philosophy by spending a lot of time thinking and googling a few things
@Dayglochainsaw They're just like "fuck you I'm not investing in your competitive bullshit, it's too tiring, I'm just gonna eat this thing nobody want, now leave me alone"
@Dayglochainsaw what about panda bears?
the only reason they still exist is that humans find them cute, and so, force them to fuck. otherwise they would've died out decades ago.
@Dayglochainsaw they're a miracle by jesus living up in his heaven
@Dayglochainsaw I feel like this about pandas. all these people putting in so much effort to conserve them. they clearly want to die out just let them go in peace
Yeah like... Pandas aren't good... Let them die...
@Dayglochainsaw do "potato chips" count as a type of "leaf"? Cuz otherwise I might need to check to see if I'm a koala.
@Dayglochainsaw you're confirmed to be a koala
@Dayglochainsaw that is actually an ethical stance they're taking
@Dayglochainsaw to be fair, cats are also this but backwards, if you hold a cat treat out they might not understand that it's a cat treat
@Dayglochainsaw how fucking dumb koalas are is my favorite topic for some reason, they’re so fucking dumb it’s hilarious
THEYRE. SO FUCKING STUPID, I LOVE IT
@Dayglochainsaw THEY LITERALLY EVOLVED TO EAT SOMETHING THAT HAS LITTLE TO NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE THOSE DUMBFUCKS
@Dayglochainsaw wow, mood
@Dayglochainsaw did you read anything about how baby koalas ease into eating eucalyptus leaves? because oh boy
@Dayglochainsaw baby koalas basically eat their mother's diarrhea until they're able to eat the full on leaves since they're so poisonous
@Dayglochainsaw always here for people dunking on koalas, a+ work
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