Wherever you are right now, chances are you're relatively comfortable. Maybe you're inside an air-conditioned room (or a heated one if it's still cold outside).
You're probably surrounded by four walls that protect you from the elements. And you're holding a supercomputer that can access the Internet. You've got it made in the shade, friend.
But before you get too comfortable, I'd like to show you some images that prove that as long as you're living on this planet, you probably shouldn't be completely relaxed because Mother Nature has some serious tricks up her sleeve.
via: ImgurLike this giant snail, for instance. Did you know snails could be the size of a small cat? 'Cause it's true!
via: ImgurAlso, check out this preserved blue whale heart. Even though you know blue whales are gigantic, seeing one of their hearts like this really puts things into perspective.
via: ImgurSee that? That's a shark egg. Yeah, it's translucent. Does that skeeve you out a little bit? Good. It should.
via: RedditNo, this isn't a prop from the latest Alien film. It's Clathrus archeri — a fungus that actually manages to smell worse than it looks, if you can believe that.
via: RedditGravity? These goats don't give a rip about the laws of gravity. They'll stand on the flat side of a mountain, thank you very much.
via: RedditThis little guy is an Axolotl. They can completely regenerate limbs and organs without any scarring. You can completely remove a segment of its spinal cord and it will just regrow, no problem. They're also 1,000 times more resistant to cancer than mammals. Nature is playing tricks on itself with this one.
via: ImgurOh, were you thinking that puffins were cute, pudgy birds who just want to hang out with you and be your best friend? Yeah. Tell that to those fish.