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Photographer Franco Banfi‘s shot of a pod of sperm whales at rest, hanging together motionless and vertical in the water.

The whales do this for about 6-24 minutes at a time, exhibiting signs of REM (dream) sleep, an activity that accounts for 7% of their life.

The phenomenon was accidentally discovered by a team of UK and Japanese researchers in 2008.


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The dubious, inevitably viral brainchild of Patrick Quinn, the founder of the website Life Of Dad. Anything over five stacked loops is considered impressive.