Illustration from a peer-reviewed research paper provides poignant commentary on the futility of life

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19 Responses to “Illustration from a peer-reviewed research paper provides poignant commentary on the futility of life”

  1. cleek says:

    each of those would be great on a t-shirt

  2. flappy says:

    Futility of life, sure, just a lot of tasty bamboo. Looks like adventure starts a split second before the lights go out and continues on for decades!

  3. crankypage says:

    It’s like a panda version of the E.T. Atari game.

  4. MrJM says:

    Forty-three dollars for a PDF?!?

    I’m in the wrong business!

  5. sota767 says:

    #3 illustrates just how much pandas love breakdancing.

  6. dolo54 says:

    Ancient Aliens says that the great Panda Burial Ground is where natives sacrificed pandas to their alien gods. Possibly the aliens used the panda pelts to shag out their spaceships. At this site there are also hieroglyphics depicting what could very well be aliens smoking a giant bong.

  7. RJ says:

    Seems like I remember reading about this cave in China awhile back. Some of the bones were broken because more animals kept falling in on top of the skeletons. It’s like China’s equivalent of the La Brea tar pits; you can’t help but look at it and wonder how so many creatures could all be stupid enough to simply wander into certain death.

  8. Jorpho says:

    For more like this, I recommend the quite excellent TOC, ROFL tumblr of absurd images from scientific papers.
    http://tocrofl.tumblr.com/

  9. Boundegar says:

    This still doesn’t explain where creepers come from.

  10. Robert says:

    Damn, that’s one sa-a-a-a-a-ad Panda.

  11. FoolishOwl says:

    This is why there are no Pandarians in Skyrim.

  12. Jeff says:

    Taphonomism for the win!

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