this guy….. acting all hangry and ready for spring
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On March 7, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park. Male grizzlies come out of hibernation in early March. Females with cubs emerge in April and early May. When bears emerge from hibernation, they look for food and often feed on elk and bison that died over the winter. Sometimes, bears will react aggressively toward people when feeding on carcasses. All of Yellowstone National Park is bear country.
“most animals show themselves sparingly. the grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness.
it has no need to hide. if it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants,
boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.”
-craig childs, the animal dialogues: uncommon encounters in the wild
credits: national park service, jim peaco, grizzly bear on swan creek flat – photo
this may or may not be an actual photo of me in inaction
imagine my disappointment
when receiving the response below
after volunteering for a study
that i was born to
training for this my whole life
i am a natural
this is my skill set
known to fall asleep literally anywhere at any time
regardless of what is going on around me
especially within minutes of being seated
as a passenger in any moving vehicle
who gets a rejection letter from the circadian research lab?!
Napping in a Motor Vehicle Seat Study
Thank you for your interest in the Napping in a Motor Vehicle Seat Study. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the study. You may be eligible for other studies being done at the University of Michigan.
Research Technician Associate
Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory
University of Michigan
“i can’t take a traditional yoga class or anything. i’ll just lay down and take a nap on the mat”
napping day is an unofficial holiday that falls on the monday after daylight savings time begins in the united states. the day was created as a way to compensate for the hour people lose because of the time change. this is one holiday that most people can get behind.
studies have shown that one or more short naps during the day can help increase productivity and alertness. it is believed that many successful people in history napped often such as: einstein, churchill, and napoleon.
how to celebrate?
take a short nap.
if your country does not observe DST, then follow the DST and napping day schedule of another country. why lose out on a holiday just because your country doesn’t have DST?
did you know…
…that a NASA study among pilots and astronauts found that short naps can increase performance by 34% and alertness by 54%?