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    Today I Learned That Seals Do Something Called "The Banana Pose" When They're Hanging Out

    Your yoga practice could never!

    OK, people, so we've all seen seals — AKA the very good bois of the sea — before, yes?

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    And you've probably, at one point in your life, seen a photo of them sitting like ~this~:

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    Apparently, there is a term for this position: the "banana pose."

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    Get it?? 'Cause they look like little furry banay-nays??

    And there's a reason for it — seals don't sit like this just because it's comfy...

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    ...apparently, it's because elevating their front and/or rear flippers helps them regulate their body temperature.

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    Which makes sense, since a seal's body is super well-insulated with blubber just about everywhere except around their head and flippers.

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    So, in order to protect their flippers from the cold water, they'll simply hold them up in the air!

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    And of course, they look extremely cute doing it.

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    Anyway, you know the real reason behind why you might see a seal lounging like this...

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    Or this...

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    Or this...

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    Or — hey, wait, that's not a full banana pose!

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    There! That's better.

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    Our yoga instructor would be proud.

    This post was translated from German.

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