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Desc:SOAB footage extended to 2:30 to match Hugo Montenegro's Instrumental
Category:Pets & Animals, Nature & Places
Tags:boat, sloth, a lovely outing, hugo montenegro
Submitted:John Holmes Motherfucker
Date:02/21/13
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Comment count is 15
John Holmes Motherfucker
Seems that I am NEVER tired of this motherfucking sloth on this motherfucking boat!
delicatessen
The sloth equivalent of the ending of 2001
John Holmes Motherfucker
Thinking about whether a video of "the sloth equivalent of the ending of 2001" would worth attempting.

James Woods
Yes, John, it would.


wtf japan
This is some Herzog shit.
Chalkdust
I never know what to do with my hands either, sloth
Father Avalanche
I choked on my beverage because of you.

Jet Bin Fever
I'm so glad sloths don't explode at high speed. What a happy video.
Chalkdust
what an odd thing to be concerned about

Jet Bin Fever
Well, they say that the physics of a giraffe are incredibly complex. You know how if you lay down for a while and then get up you're light headed? That's a phenomenon called orthostatic hypotension. Our hearts transport blood at a pressure that can perfuse brain tissue as well as every capillary in our body, which involves overcoming a lot of resistance. When we stand up quickly, the pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough sometimes so your brain is temporarily malnourished for blood. This is also why fainting people regain consciousness when they hit the ground, because the heart doesn't need to work that hard to overcome gravity and resistance nearly as much.
Now imagine a giraffe. Their necks stretch out 6 feet or more. If you've taken a basic physics class, you know how much hydrostatic pressure is needed to pump fluid to heights, so you know that their blood pressure must be very high (over twice ours in fact, and in a much greater volume) to reach their brains on the other side of that long neck and several meters from the heart.
And yet the weirdest thing is that while we get dizzy when our hearts make that tiny change from prostrate to standing, giraffes can go from having their heads fully upright (at tree level!) to level with their heart in mere seconds. It's not impressive till you really look at the forces involved. Thankfully, they have a rete mirabile in their neck that prevents their brains from exploding every time they bend to take a drink.

So, in a very strange way, I think nature has fascinating and strange forces in it. I think sometimes animals are adapted in really specific ways to maintain these powerful internal forces. When I say exploding sloth, I merely say that if something is adapted for millions of years hanging out in trees, I wouldn't be surprised if great speeds would hurt it in some way. Yes, I know there were people worried about the steam engine too, saying humans wouldn't possibly be able to survive at such unnatural speeds! And no, I wouldn't ever think a sloth would actually be harmed at high speeds, just saying... what a wonderful and crazy thing nature is.

Old_Zircon
Take some stars. You earned them.
Old_Zircon
That was supposed to be a reply to Jet Bin Fever but this works too.

Jet Bin Fever
I barely remember typing it. I had just gotten off a twelve hour shift. I think I passed out soon after.

Bort
Needs this for background music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jheEi_R0kV0

(Youtube Doubler isn't working, it's a UMG thing.)
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