Beluga Whale

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Whales and dolphins are the result of the first attempt by mammals to recolonize the seas (the others being seals and sea lions, manatees, and sea otters). The proto-whale was actually a hippopotamus-like creature. It’s hard to believe when you look at say, giant squid-murdering sperm whales, or merciless killing machines like the orca. Not so the beluga whale. I can absolutely believe this guys grandpa was a hippo. 3.3/5

Doritos Rainbow

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These were a limited edition thing this year in honor of gay pride month. It’s a pretty brave thing to do, because, while they don’t read a lot of east coast journals of opinion or see a lot of Broadway plays or even buy a lot of Subarus, bigots eat a lot of chips. It’s nice to see a company say, hey, if you’re a terrible person, we don’t want you to buy our product. Apropos of nothing, despite the fact that this magnificent stuff rating machine runs on your props and pageviews, if you’re a bigot, go away, I don’t want you in my audience. Anyway, the chips are fine, they taste like the nacho ones and they don’t have a yellow color which makes it not a terribly accurate rainbow. 3.3/5

Koalas

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Here’s a fun fact about koalas: something like 90 percent of them have Chlamydia! Normally it doesn’t cause any problems, but when they get stressed it leads to raging, uncontrollable diarrhea and a condition called “dirty tail.” So maybe don’t cuddle them like we all know you want to. Also, “Dirty Tail” sounds like a deep cut from a Nickleback album. 3.3/5