Astronaut Charles Duke left his family picture on the moon before departing, as part of the Apollo 16 mission.
And prior to leaving this photo, he went down in history for collecting the largest and heaviest lunar rock ever brought back to Earth: Big Muley. It was a hilariously awkward feat, and quite a dangerous one at that. It’s captured here on video:
The video is indeed hilarious, love the guy’s good ole boy accent.
This is awesome. I love how the dominant male pushes the other guy out of the way to get a better look.
Here we are, walking the fine line of animal behavior and human interpretation thereof. There’s curiosity in their eyes, but is this proof that they are bored, merely checking out their surroundings, or is there some deeper message about animal cognition there?
What do you think?
(via Why Evolution Is True)
I spend so much time being curious about the natural world, nice to know our species seems to not be alone in that regard.