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13 Comments

  1. Okay but also re: the bison, if you are not a North American, and you like hiking in North America, what you really need to stay the fuck away from are moose. They are enormous, territorial loners and they will gore you/destroy your car and also your body.
    I know they’re hilarious/adorable herbivores, but seriously, if you’re close enough to take a selfie with one in the background, get the fuck outta there.

    Looking at you, German/Swiss/Austrian tourists who keep showing me moose photos.

  2. Ok a of all, I’d assumed elite athletes had teams of doctors who were taking their menstrual cycles seriously for decades now, I am SHOCKED they have not

    Secondly, that memory thing is a trip, I have a terrible memory as an adult and am excited for the vindication, although less so for the possible eventual dementia

  3. 7th grade we took 3-night class field trip to Catalina Island off the coast of LA county. There early-is in the morning around breakfast time a couple of us ran into a buffalo at the cabin site. Counselors told us to not to pet the buffalo as it could charge at us at any minute. These things are really big.

    • They can really go off on you and your car too. They’re a “do not fuck with” animal. Respect them and their personal space. You won’t outrun them or do well if they’re pissed.

  4. That Bob Ross mini-doco was really charming. And if Sarah the Executive Assistant is not in a monogamous relationship, and is intending to visit Australia, and would like a tour guide, I’d be happy to volunteer. Heh.

  5. They say pre-menstrual and menstrual phases have lower hormones(1) and that has negative impact on performance. Sounds to me like menstrual cycle hormones increase performance. Performance doesn’t suffer when they’re low, you just lose the gains of those higher hormones.

    Is that why men’s soccer is so boring? Because they don’t have the performance gains from higher hormones that many women players have during early phases of their cycles?

    (1) “the pre-menstrual and during-menstruation phase are the worst – when hormones decline and are at their lowest level”

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