what are you doing you dumb animal
making his bread
It’s not dumb its adorable
Adirondack cabin with boat house near Lake Placid, NY
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NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
are you even fucking kidding me, this is so unbelievable that i thought it was going to be a parody at first
Burn them. Burn them all. No one would care.
I had to report sexual harassment once. It turns out that employee had harassed several other women, who had never reported anything, and it wasn’t until my complaint was filed that there was an investigation into his conduct. I don’t know if he was fired, but he was certainly moved to another location, at the very least. Report this stuff, people.
I did this when I was ~15/16 and it’s relevant now
How cute! When you squeeze them, do they expel their intestines and/or bronchial trees like a real sea cucumber?
(Source of photo is here. )
You might think this motherfucker is a goddamn headcrab or some shit but no, it’s a seaspider otherwise known as a pycnogonid.
Seaspiders are not actually spiders, of course. Let’s be honest, if you’re over the age of like, fucking twelve, you should know any marine creature with the word ‘sea’ in its name is not actually the same thing as the animal used in the second half of its name. Duh.
Anyway, seaspiders are pretty rad. They’re extremely alien in their biology compared to terrestrial animals or even marine invertebrates. They don’t have a respiratory system in the traditional sense due to the thinness of their skin and tissues. You hear that? These shits don’t breathe. That which is not dead can eternal lie…. herpderp, whatever.
If you’ve ever been bored enough to browse through old DnD monster manuals, you may have come across the entry for the Chwidencha. Chwidenchas are basically a giant beast consisting entirely of a wheel of spider limbs - basically when Lolth’s Judge Judy levels of bitchdom align just right with her Lovecraftian levels of bitchdom, she picks some poor drow to become one of these horrors.
Seaspiders are kind of like the teacup poodle, neutered versions of these fictional WTFs - they’re pretty much all legs. So much of their body plan is based on limbs that they even have parts of their digestive system crammed into their legs.
It’s basically as if God just started making these fuckers and decided to go all Dali with them. Twisting and waxing his holy facial hair into a bull-horned mustache complete with flowers twisted in, he decided that he would put some poor creatures’ digestive diverticula in its thin legs. You know, maybe just to shift the marine status quo from banal to surreal. Haha, digestive system in the cephalothorax? How plebeian!
Or maybe he had some sort of hellish set of Tinker Toys based on arthropod parts and decided to just jam everything together and say fuck it.
Even weirder, in their larval state, some species are parasites that burrow into the flesh of polyps and essentially live inside this little flesh-bunker until they’ve grown into the leggy bastard deep-sea centipede-grab adult form.
They’ve made every other thing into a Pokemon, why not one of these? Gamefreak, I am eagerly awaiting a pycnogonid Pokemon who’s evolutionary tree requires some freakish parasite scenario. Can you imagine the horrifying implications the attack Dig would take on when taught to such a thing?
Anyway, all edgy pop culture references aside (Getting people to read biology shit is a lot like giving a dog a pill - I have to wrap this pill in layers of delicious bacon to make you acknowledge it ) seaspiders are fucking sweet. And though they are rather creepy in a fashion, they’re also rather beautiful - with over a thousand species coming in all colors and patterns.
Almost as if a bunch of tie-dyed pipe cleaners gained life when an alchemist hippie decided to become a Kindergarten teacher, isn’t it?
I’m proud of this post, so I’m reblogging it.
Indulge my vanity a bit here.
I love sea spiders so I am also reblogging it.
avril lavignes hello kitty video was deleted from youtube and then billboard posted this
When a stranger mentions my fandom in front of my friends and I
112 ways to say… I LOVE YOU
English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M’bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T’estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Afgreki’
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t’aime, Je t’adore
Frisian - Ik hÃ¢ld fan dy
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S’agapo
Gujarati - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha Au Ia`oe (Thanks Craig)
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu’ umi unangwa’ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i’ ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh’ni
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te iubesc
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sign Language - „,/ (represents position of fingers when signing’I Love You’)
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu`bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
Surinam - Mi lobi joe
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - ‘Rwy’n dy garu di
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe
Unravelling How Planaria Regenerate
Planarian flatworms are one of nature’s little wonders. Although their ‘cross-eyed’ appearance is endearing, their real claim to fame comes from their regenerative ability. Split a planarian down the middle and you’ll soon have two cross-eyed critters staring back at you; cut one up and each piece will regenerate an entire flatworm. How do they pull of such an incredible feat? In 2011, researchers discovered that planarian regeneration depends on the activity of stem cells (‘neoblasts’) distributed throughout the flatworm’s body, but important questions about the process have remained unanswered. Are certain stem cells responsible for each organ? What activates the stem cells when regeneration is needed? An enterprising team of scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has brought us closer to answering these questions by developing a new technique to study planarian regeneration and using it to discover some of they genes involved.
Regeneration isn’t a uniquely planarian trait; starfish are well-known for growing back lost body parts, and even humans can regenerate to some extent (think of a wound healing). Planarians certainly excel at it, though; a flatworm can recover from being cut up into a staggering 279 tiny pieces, each of which regenerates into a new worm! Here’s a fun conundrum for those inclined to such things: which worm, if any, can claim to be the ‘original worm’? What if it were only two pieces instead of over 200? Would it make a difference if the two pieces were different sizes?
Undeterred by such philosophical considerations, the researchers used custom microarrays to identify genes which are activated when a planarian regenerates.
I FUCKED UP.
DON’T LOOK AT ME.