I will reblog this until my fingers bleed
The sky this morning. Took this shot right before my shift at the hospital started.
From Natural Selection"While these organised structures might look like the work of an artist, they’re actually just the remnants left behind where a sand bubbler crab’s been snacking.
During low tide they exit their burrows (as seen in the top pic) to scour the sand for tiny bits of organic debris in a radial motion. While eating, the crabs ball the excess sand on their heads, then discard it when it gets too big for them to see over, leaving behind a remarkable-looking reminder which helps them keep from searching for food in the same sand twice.
Each time High Tide returns, the small structures crumble and are washed away, all while leaving behind more food particles to fuel the tiny crab’s next accidentally artistic pursuits.”
Video of the Sand bubbler crab in action:http://vimeo.com/6449515
fun fact of the day: "blood is thicker than water" is actually a shortened version of the idiom "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb" which means the exact opposite of what the bastardization is taken to mean 🙆💅
what the fuck is this. today is about togo. you baltoed all over his day
Heimdall saw that, he did not think it was funny.
OK. This is the best. The best ever. For ever and ever.
Possibly five ever.
happy birthday someone
I like reblog going this becaUSE WHAT IF YOU SAW THIS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE
There is no good and evil there is only power
I swear to god I tried to scroll.
The Sex Talk: YouTube edition.
This video could have saved literally hundreds of thousands of people the embarrassment of the sex ed of my school days, holy crap. So useful. Saving this for about 10 years until my kid needs the talk.
THEY INCLUDED ASEXUALITY AND DEMISEXUALITY FOR ONCE!
I just got more information in 6 minutes about sex than I was ‘taught’ at school
Tomska is the best
I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”
I feel so conflicted right now
That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era.
There’s also this awesome Should You Catcall? flowchart they published online recently.
They sometimes feature interesting and painfully honest editorials about gender and sex too, like today’s Stone Butch Blues, by a lesbian dealing with her messy and conflicting emotions about her transitioning former lovers from butch women to the men they truly are. (nb: article contains frank and sometimes negative language about gender and transitioning, and may be uncomfortable to read - the tone of the article itself is positive, but the author’s open about her mixed reactions to things).
But seriously, Playboy can be (disclaimer, clearly this varies from writer to writer, but the fact that they are willing to publish this content speaks volumes for the EiC) far more progressive than anyone would ever guess.
This year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Patara, located in the southern province of Antalya’s Kaş, have ended. Among the findings this year were the statuette of the goddess Asteria and a seal owned by the Egyptian king Ptolemares and his wife Arsinoe.
The excavations in the ancient city of Patara, one of the six big cities of the Lycia Union, have been continuing for 26 years. This year 30 academics, five archaeologists, 14 archaeology students and 20 laborers worked for 2.5 months in the ancient city.
In addition to the goddess statuette and the seal, a Lydian coin dating back to 610-570 B.C. and a figurine from 3,000 B.C. were unearthed this year in the area. Read more.
I love this so much.
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
best literary analysis ever
Service dog birthday pawty at Penny's home base, Warrior Canine Connection headquarters.
After almost three years of working one-on-one with sexual assault survivors, we began to discuss plans to expand our mission - we want to be able to support and extend the healing powers of Unbreakable to as many people as possible. After careful discussion and consideration, we have decided to invite survivors of relationship violence and child abuse (in any form - physical, verbal, emotional, financial, etc) to take part in Unbreakable.
If you are interested in participating in Unbreakable you can submit a photograph of yourself holding a poster with a quote from your abuser to firstname.lastname@example.org. We kindly ask that you note which subject you are submitting to in the subject line - “relationship violence” or “child abuse”.
With deep gratitude,
The Unbreakable Team