~ Tuesday, October 21 ~
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raydayton:

this is so cool (x)


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~ Monday, October 20 ~
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~ Thursday, October 16 ~
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rhamphotheca:

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is the fastest known animal! 
They ambush prey by diving in from great heights and at incredible speed; during this “stoop”, they can reach well over 200 mph (322 km/h). In order to achieve such speeds they have a few specialized adaptations. One is a bony projection inside the nostril that acts as a baffle, disrupting the air flow and reducing air pressure, making it easier for the bird to breathe. 
They use their third eyelid - the clear nictitating membrane present in many animals - to keep the eye free of debris and protect it from the powerful wind. The black cheeks help reduce glare from sunlight and water so they can better target their prey. 
They almost exclusively feed on medium-sized birds which they catch in flight; to avoid injuring themselves from the high-speed impact, the falcons target one of the prey’s wings. Peregrines have one of the most diverse diets of all raptors, with over 300 species of North American birds having fallen prey to them. 
They are also among the most adaptable of our raptors and have readily settled into cities where high-rises appeal to their cliff-nesting preferences and pigeons offer an excellent source of food, often making up 80% of an urban Peregrine’s diet.photograph by budgora on Flickr
(via: Peterson Field Guides)

rhamphotheca:

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is the fastest known animal!

They ambush prey by diving in from great heights and at incredible speed; during this “stoop”, they can reach well over 200 mph (322 km/h). In order to achieve such speeds they have a few specialized adaptations. One is a bony projection inside the nostril that acts as a baffle, disrupting the air flow and reducing air pressure, making it easier for the bird to breathe.

They use their third eyelid - the clear nictitating membrane present in many animals - to keep the eye free of debris and protect it from the powerful wind. The black cheeks help reduce glare from sunlight and water so they can better target their prey.

They almost exclusively feed on medium-sized birds which they catch in flight; to avoid injuring themselves from the high-speed impact, the falcons target one of the prey’s wings. Peregrines have one of the most diverse diets of all raptors, with over 300 species of North American birds having fallen prey to them.

They are also among the most adaptable of our raptors and have readily settled into cities where high-rises appeal to their cliff-nesting preferences and pigeons offer an excellent source of food, often making up 80% of an urban Peregrine’s diet.

photograph by budgora on Flickr

(via: Peterson Field Guides)


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I wonder if all the conservatives yelling that Ebola might become airborne realize it means they now believe in evolution?
— Charles Johnson (via hippiebabysitter)

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~ Tuesday, October 14 ~
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maxxxie74:

apairoflyriumtattooedbreasts:

thesixpennybook:

historical-nonfiction:

The Egyptian Mau is probably the oldest breed of cat. In fact, the breed is so ancient that its name is the Egyptian word for “cat.”

#did they name it mau because thats the sound cats make!?
now I am just imagining a very early Egyptian encountering a wild cat for the first time.
human: what the fuck are you?
cat: mau
human: oh okay then

The very first pokemon.

Oh okay then

maxxxie74:

apairoflyriumtattooedbreasts:

thesixpennybook:

historical-nonfiction:

The Egyptian Mau is probably the oldest breed of cat. In fact, the breed is so ancient that its name is the Egyptian word for “cat.”

now I am just imagining a very early Egyptian encountering a wild cat for the first time.

human: what the fuck are you?

cat: mau

human: oh okay then

The very first pokemon.

Oh okay then


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Glinda chooses the easy road because she doesn’t think she’s brave enough to go with Elphaba. She’s not done changing yet, and she falls back on the security of her old dreams. She chooses to be in with the good guys, aligned with the majority - popular. Glinda chose the wrong path, and is stuck on it for the long haul. She’s rewarded with the empty security of public approval, and is set to live the rest of life thinking the one person who changed it is dead. Glinda’s last notes in Wicked are in mourning, a lament for Elphaba, who can never let Glinda know she’s still singing in harmony with her.

(x)

"I hope you’re happy in the end. I hope you’re happy, my friend."

"Because I knew you…"

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(via colwengrounds)


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thatseanguyblogs:

yourladydisdain:

hipstermoriarty:

mockeryd:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

peopleasproducts:

Sexism 60’s

jesus???????????????

What the fuck was wrong with men in the 60’s?

advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that. 

It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…

This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?

When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.


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~ Monday, October 13 ~
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randomslasher:

zenpencils:

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen one of these comics that didn’t make me cry. 


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lordlingenglish:

returntothestars:

blue-espeon:

aeonfrodo:

dilapidatedragamuffin:

We were at my grandparents’ house for Easter today, and my brother brought along the Nintendo Wii for our cousins to play
Only he forgot the sensor bar :T the thing that makes the wii-motes work and junk
Then he remembered this crazy myth he heard basically said if you light two candles, they act as a sensor bar.
I DON’T KNOW HOW
BUT IT TURNS OUT IT FUCKING WORKS.
So if you ever lose or break the sensor bar, and don’t mind your TV looking like an offering to Satan, I recommend candles :I

I’ll remember that for the next time my sensor bar stuffs up…

This also works with flashlights, in case you don’t have any candles handy. c:

The “sensor” bar doesn’t actually have any sensors. The sensors are in the Wii-mote. The sensor bar is actually just a line of infrared LEDs that an IR camera in the Wii-mote can see, which means you can substitute other IR sources, like candles and flashlights.

Science, hail Satan.

lordlingenglish:

returntothestars:

blue-espeon:

aeonfrodo:

dilapidatedragamuffin:

We were at my grandparents’ house for Easter today, and my brother brought along the Nintendo Wii for our cousins to play

Only he forgot the sensor bar :T the thing that makes the wii-motes work and junk

Then he remembered this crazy myth he heard basically said if you light two candles, they act as a sensor bar.

I DON’T KNOW HOW

BUT IT TURNS OUT IT FUCKING WORKS.

So if you ever lose or break the sensor bar, and don’t mind your TV looking like an offering to Satan, I recommend candles :I

I’ll remember that for the next time my sensor bar stuffs up…

This also works with flashlights, in case you don’t have any candles handy. c:

The “sensor” bar doesn’t actually have any sensors. The sensors are in the Wii-mote. The sensor bar is actually just a line of infrared LEDs that an IR camera in the Wii-mote can see, which means you can substitute other IR sources, like candles and flashlights.

Science, hail Satan.

(Source: dilapidatedspoopymuffins)


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tonytalkingtopeople:

"Say it. Say you’re proud of me.""Tony, I’m not your father.""I wish you were, sometimes."

tonytalkingtopeople:

"Say it. Say you’re proud of me."

"Tony, I’m not your father."

"I wish you were, sometimes."


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