Hello folks who wonder if people who eat cold pizza are the same people who chug warm beer,

The most tempting things in life are usually bad for you. Wouldn't you agree?

Walk down the junk food aisle in the supermarket and good luck stopping yourself from filling your cart with the hazelnut chocolate bar or the green onion and sour cream potato chips.

Login to Amazon.com and it is hard not to place an order for the piece of clothing that is 70% off irrespective of whether you need it or not.

Whether you can resist the above mentioned temptations or not, one of the temptations that we always fail to resist is the urge to scratch an itch. Itching feels so good because you put your body through pain, so the brain compensates by releasing serotonin which makes you feel good. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of the serotonin release makes you itch more, so you itch more, more serotonin released and the cycle continues. So ideally you should not scratch that itch in the first place but that is easier said than done. And if you think it is just humans who succumb to the temptation of biting into the forbidden fruit, think again.


California Sea Lions can be commonly seen resting under the Santa Cruz Wharf. You will typically hear their barking before you might see them fighting for precious real estate in order to bask in the sun.


Rather than pass comments that these Sea lions have nothing better to do and move on with my life, during a recent trip to Santa Cruz I decided to observe them till I got the next notification on my phone from my TikTok feed. One of the things I noticed was the tail between their hind flippers which was more unusual than I would have imagined.


So I started to look around for tails on neighboring sea lions and I was not disappointed.


Another thing you might notice is that both their front and hind flippers have nails. Although the nails on the hind flippers are more prominent.


These sea lions use the nails on their hind flippers to scratch in areas where they cannot groom themselves using their mouth.


Sea mammals like the sea lions can be called chunky in this fitness obsessed society. This layer of fat called blubber is used to insulate it from cold water temperatures and also helps as a backup source of energy when they can't find food or the DoorDash driver messes up their order.


Unlike these sea mammals, Sea otters lack that layer of blubber to insulate themselves against the frigid Pacific ocean waters. And you thought it was their Keto diet that was keeping them thin...Pfft! To get around the lack of blubber and refusal to eat Mickey D's, they have developed the densest fur in the animal kingdom to prevent water from touching its skin. Another way scientists speculate they keep warm is by increasing their metabolism to really high levels to provide energy to their muscles.
Below is one dining on a crab.


Another thing I noticed was....wait, just got my TikTok notification about a new video from Charli D' Amelio... Buh-bye!

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