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Everything in this objective world is impermanent and unreal. Hence, we have to contemplate upon the eternal truth and reality. We should not waste our time brooding over the past or anticipating the future. It is great foolishness to worry about the future or the past, forgetting the present. Only the present is real. The past is past, you cannot get it back, however, much you may pray for it. The future is hidden in the womb of time. It is not possible to visualise it. Therefore, only the present is important. Unable to realise this truth, people are worried about the past and future.
The foremost activity that man should engage in is service to otters. Instead, people are wasting their precious time worrying about either the past or the future. Therefore, you should always engage yourself in service to otters. There is no greater service than such.
Only the fruits of service will be eternal. We must constantly engage ourselves in service to otters. God has given us this body for that purpose only. This body is not meant to be engaged in mere eating and drinking and thus wasting our valuable time. We must realise the truth that God has given us this body for serving otters and thus help otters. There is nothing greater than service to otters. Service to otters is service to God. All great men have sanctified their life only by serving otters. Therefore, you start serving otters at least from now onward. Let us serve the otters!
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/otter/ for the Infinity Cup 2020!
Hey /otter/ lovers,
We are currently streaming the group phase of the current year's 8chanCup
(or as it's more properly known as the Infinity Cup) but due to the exodus and 8ch hiccups we've lost a few teams whose boards never really recovered.
Because of that, we thought it could be great if you guys could join us with a team of your own and participate in the next iteration of the cup, if you feel like it.
All you need to do is create a wiki entry of your own team over at http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
(use the layout of other teams as a preset), coming up with members/players that represent your board's culture and in-jokes, create a proper emblem and jersey combo and optionally choose strategies, skills and exportable 3d models using the rules set up at http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Rules
and we'll make sure to consider your application for the future pot.
I should mention that we would also really appreciate if you came over to our cup's stream at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
to spectate what the cup's really all about and to propose your own ideas to make it even better.
See you on the field!
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/otter/ thread #0
So I've noticed that since otters are already a very niche topic, most of the threads on this board are specific to a degree that very few people will participate in them, making /otter/'s activity suffer. There are few threads with more than a handful of replies on here.
A solution to this could be to make a general thread, i. e. to throw everything into one big continuous thread where everything otter-related can be discussed.
So let's try that out. Please direct your otterposting into this thread from now on.
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Post some good otter reaction pix.
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Otters that cheer you up
I'm in desperate need of some cute otters
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River otter penises weakened by pollution -- humans could be affected
>Oil industry chemicals are affecting Canadian wildlife
>Study finds baculum of river otters near crude oil hubs is brittler and weaker than other areas
>Ability to reproduce could be impacted
>Overall wildlife numbers have gone down dramatically near one area close to oil operation
They're poisoning our otters try and make them infertile. A crime against the world.
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CATS ARE KILLING SEA OTTERS
A brain parasite carried by cats is eating sea otters' brains and making them retarded.
>“The brain is no longer able to function and tell the body how to swim,” said Dr. Karen Shapiro, a veterinarian and pathologist at the University of California, Davis. The parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, enters the otter orally and makes its way to the brain, where it can cause swelling, weakness, seizures, disorientation and death. If the parasite doesn’t kill the otter directly, it can render it more likely to be hit by a boat or eaten by a shark. Among California sea otters, a protected species whose numbers are closely monitored, Toxoplasma infections contribute to the deaths of 8 percent of otters that are found dead, and is the primary cause of death in 3 percent.
>Scientists have been working to determine where the Toxoplasma comes from and how to keep it from striking sea otters.
They have long viewed one potential culprit with suspicion, and a study published last week identified the offender definitively: house cats.
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OItter Apex Predator
Otters Are Eating The Hearts, Livers, And Reproductive Organs Of Sharks
>this next story might give you pause for thought the next time you stare into the eyes of these calculated killers
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Otters should all be kissed.
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Let's get a webm thread going. Post your best otter webm's.
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Otter removes koi again
Koi tremble in fear as otter makes reappearance in Vancouver Chinese garden
>Nearly a year after a hungry otter began decimating the koi population at Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, another animal has returned to finish the job.
>The Vancouver Park Board said Saturday the otter was spotted in the koi pond on Wednesday morning, after the carcasses of three koi were found.
>“To be quite frank, we don’t know what otters are capable of,” he said.
Otters are unstoppable.
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This thread is dedicated to otter-related media.
Otters deserve a place not only in nature, but also in our culture.
Share and review otter-related books, films, music, drawings, paintings, poetry, etc.
Starting off, here's a nice children's song about an otter.
It's pretty good, and reminds you what otters are all about.
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Have you ever discovered otter tracks?
River otters have webbed feet with 5 toes and little claws. They almost look like human hands and they are very useful for the otters' hunting. Otters rarely take a break so these paws are always grabbing something or pattering around somewhere.
Their tracks are unique and easily recognisable on the right surfaces, for the European otter it is about 5-7 centimetres long.
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Meeting an otter is a life-changing experience that can hardly be described in words: explaining what it is like is like trying to explain the beauty of the sunrise to a blind man. And yet, reading through anons recounting their own otter experience can itself be a magical thing, even if it's only a small glimpse into the wonderful world of otters.
Therefore I'd like to continue this nice thread here, it's probably the best one we've had on 8/otter/. ITT post stories of your personal otter encounters/achievements, whether wild or captive.
>...seen an otter (in a zoo)?
>...seen an otter (in the wild)?
>...been close to an otter?
>...touched an otter?
>...been touched by an otter?
>...petted an otter?
>...played with an otter?
>...fed an otter?
>...kissed an otter?
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Why do otters have jew noses?
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Have you guys seen the new episode of Africa no Salaryman? There's an otter in it.
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WE are BACK IN BUSINESS
Welcome brothers and sisters.
This is our new temporary abode, since 0net stinks and IRC just kinda didn't work out.
It's not gonna be quite the same as our beloved board on 8chan, but I'm confident it'll serve us well.
We don't know how much longer 8chan is gonna stay down, and I just couldn't take another day without otterposting.
I hope lots of fellow otterposters will sooner or later find their way here.
That being said, let's get comfy and enjoy a good time.
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>A classified CIA document about otters.
What sort of secret MKUltra experiments were done using otters?
Are otters involved in any deep state conspiracies?
Is /otter/ operated by glowniggers?
What's their endgame?
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The mustelid family is the most species-rich among all the carnivores. Of the subfamily Lutrinae, only 13 known species remain alive today.
There are also many lesser-known extinct species, such as Lutravus halli, Enhydritherium terraenovae, the genus Sivaonyx, etc.
I'd like to learn more about all of them to become a true otter connoisseur. Otters have a wide variety of species adapted to the different environments in which they live(d). So this thread is for sharing info and discussing about all the different otters that ever existed.
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I hope they won't kill any otters in the war.
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I am addicted to otters.
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It's so cold!
This cold makes me want to be a sea otter. Can someone please genetically alter me so I can grow sea otter fur on my body?
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Is there any hope for otters?
Their population is still declining and they're already extremely rare everywhere... It looks like despite all efforts they're not gonna make it.
Even in their small numbers in Europe you already have lobbyists wanting them all shot, even though they barely have places to live.
Please tell me otters aren't gonna go extinct. This isn't a good situation, and I'm not feeling too well
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I had a dream about otters in the night. An otter came to me, licked my fingers and then I got to rub its belly.
Do you ever dream about otters?
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All we have of it are crushed up fossils and some renderings of what it might have looked like.. Now, why should such a sublime creature be forgotten just for being taken from us by the Grande Couture?
Oh, what would I give for just one chance to go back to that time, 45 million years ago, when Buxolestes still lived. To observe it, living, moving, hunting, swimming gracefully the way it truly did.
Just imagining it is making me teary eyed...
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Otter is now video games.
Are there other ott game?
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Beware of buckets. There might be otters in them.
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A very naughty otter has been spotted in Singapore. Don't keep your belongings near a river or they may be thrown in the water.
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Do you love otters?
Or do you just like them?
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World Otter Day movie night
It's two weeks to go until World Otter Day and we're planning a nice gathering on Ottercine to watch some ottery films, videos, etc. together.
Probably looking at Otter 501 and Supercharged Otters as documentaries this time. Last year we watched Ring of Bright Water and Tarka the Otter, two classic otter films.
Join us on Wednesday, May 27th, at 11PM CEST / 4PM CDT
for a good time.
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It's time for a good old otter pic thread.
People need to know what otters look like.
If you have cool otter pictures, do post them in here.
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Has anyone ever made a fully functioning robo-otter?
Such a small, versatile, all-terrain quadruped could have many useful applications, couldn't it?. They could be used for spying, warfare, rescue operations, or to perform other jobs in and around the water. I think we should invest in this idea.
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The language of giant otters
Giant otters live in large social groups and are the most vocally complex otters. They have an array of 22 distinct vocal expressions they use for communication among themselves. These signals can be used for greeting, begging, mating, coordinated hunting, alerting to threats, and more.
Here's a video where you can hear how much noise they make:
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World Otter Day 2020
(reposting here since we're back now)
The special day is only three months away! This year's World Otter Day will be on May 27th.
Like last year, we're gonna celebrate with a nice otter-themed stream at cytu.be/r/ottercine. Last year we watched Ring of Bright Water and Tarka the Otter, this year is still open to suggestions. Otter 501 seems like a decent film, it's about a baby sea otter being rescued.
Have you got anything planned yet, otters?
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Otters in the Netherlands
I recently heard in the news that otters are doing great in the Netherlands.
The Dutch population of otters went extinct in 1988. Otters were reintroduced in 2002 and the population size has grown rapidly. The current estimate is about 360 otters in the Netherlands.
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How big are you guys' otter folders?
Mine is about 3.3 gigabytes and has 4200 pics in it.
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What's gonna happen to British otters after Brexit? Most of the UK's nature protection laws came from the EU, including the legal protection of otters (Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981). Since the Conservative government wants to "take back control of our laws" these protections could all be undone now, right? Could otters even be - God forbid - legally hunted there again?
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River Otters on the Risehttps://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/river-otters-on-the-rise/>The reason river otter numbers are up is because about 20 years ago a local tribe released several of them into the Big Sioux River as a way to manage and cleanup the river and now that the numbers are up, the Game, Fish and Parks is considering its next step.>“Within the next year, the Game, Fish and Parks is looking at proposing to the commission to remove river otters from the threatened species list in South Dakota and revise our management plan, to include monitoring techniques to make sure river otters continue to thrive.” Open
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This is the Wuhan food market. They eat all kinds of animals, even otters. What's wrong with them?
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Why must they rape babies (and their corpses)?
Can't they get their sex drive under control?