September 25, 2014   15,987 notes

17000dollars:

17000dollars:

i want the kind of funding that scientists in comic books have.  where are you getting this money?  do you publish papers or do you just turn people into giant lizards and call it a day?  do you have to get that shit peer reviewed?  who is paying for your research?  can you give me their email address 

i have googled ‘evil science grants’ and the results were not satisfying

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September 25, 2014   194 notes

smithsonianlibraries:

Some days just call for unicorns and rainbows. Being one of those days, the only rainbow I could find was a rainbow slug snail. 

Unicorns from Johnston’s Historiae naturalis de quadrupetibus libri  
Rainbow snail from Cuvier’s Les mollusques : décrits et figurés d’après la classification

September 25, 2014   12,556 notes
screamingnorth:

ursulavernon:

white-aster:

murdorito:

windows7virus:

bookrat:

One of my hens attempted to crow this morning.
I didn’t realize it at the time. No, my immediate assumption was that something was brutally murdering one of my birds. I rushed to the rescue only to find the yard conspicuously empty of threats, but I didn’t relax until that awful rasping caw came again from my right.
Here she is compared to another black bantam I got at the same time as her. Her comb and wattles are huge, but I just kinda disregarded it because those two aren’t the same breed even though they’re similar looking. Shouldn’t have, that comb is almost rooster-sized regardless of breed differences.
Just wanted to share, I figured Tumblr would get a kick out of a non-binary chicken.

Years ago I had something similar happen. In the early spring a batch of mixed breed chicks hatched (all I can remember is that they were 1/4 silkie) as the months passed and the chicks grew and their sex characteristics developed, all hens… sort of.
One bird, a petite black hen, started crowing, by the fall she was crowing just as well and often as the roosters we kept in the coop. But it didn’t stop there. During the winter I noticed this hen exclusively roosting with other hens, not that odd, but then one day I saw her mounting them.
When we let them out off the coop to free-range in the spring she had a small harem of other hens. They would follow her, “mate” with her, and only roost next to her, and, if a rooster antagonized her or her harem, she would spar with him (not always successfully). 
So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs.  

nonbinary chickens are pretty common! Reason #89574897345 why I fucking love chickens.

"So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs." 
<3  :D

There was a case of a peahen doing this awhile ago, and actually grew part of the dramatic tail and everything. Birds are AWESOME.

THIS IS SO COOL

screamingnorth:

ursulavernon:

white-aster:

murdorito:

windows7virus:

bookrat:

One of my hens attempted to crow this morning.

I didn’t realize it at the time. No, my immediate assumption was that something was brutally murdering one of my birds. I rushed to the rescue only to find the yard conspicuously empty of threats, but I didn’t relax until that awful rasping caw came again from my right.

Here she is compared to another black bantam I got at the same time as her. Her comb and wattles are huge, but I just kinda disregarded it because those two aren’t the same breed even though they’re similar looking. Shouldn’t have, that comb is almost rooster-sized regardless of breed differences.

Just wanted to share, I figured Tumblr would get a kick out of a non-binary chicken.

Years ago I had something similar happen. In the early spring a batch of mixed breed chicks hatched (all I can remember is that they were 1/4 silkie) as the months passed and the chicks grew and their sex characteristics developed, all hens… sort of.

One bird, a petite black hen, started crowing, by the fall she was crowing just as well and often as the roosters we kept in the coop. But it didn’t stop there. During the winter I noticed this hen exclusively roosting with other hens, not that odd, but then one day I saw her mounting them.

When we let them out off the coop to free-range in the spring she had a small harem of other hens. They would follow her, “mate” with her, and only roost next to her, and, if a rooster antagonized her or her harem, she would spar with him (not always successfully). 

So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs.  

nonbinary chickens are pretty common! Reason #89574897345 why I fucking love chickens.

"So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs." 

<3  :D

There was a case of a peahen doing this awhile ago, and actually grew part of the dramatic tail and everything. Birds are AWESOME.

THIS IS SO COOL

September 25, 2014   94,913 notes

sosuperawesome:

Scarves by Shovava

reblogging mostly for you, violetcoil

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September 25, 2014   36,881 notes

marcosmusings:

dollahdollahbilbo:

darkersolstice:

buckyayo50:

dontaskwells:

its-mind-over-you-dont-matter:

chaka1987:

barabaron:

theonlyshawnde:

agobianm191:

williepamyupamyu:

goforbronze:

magitekgaymer:

commanderbutts:

renaushiromiya:

supershinymagikarp:

sageruto:

queererfacilities:

radicalapollo:

sorry-dong-dong:

beesmygod:

megasonger:

"nathan is a poopyhead"

image

"carlos is a mexican name"

i don’t know what i expected

"Zachary is a jewish name"

this is just filled to the brim with wackiness and excitement aint it

andi is a bad bachelorette?

"emmett is a master builder" damn straight

"Hannah is not a boys name" and "Hannah is a palindrome"

"kami is a chinese word"
……i

Lewis is a gay
Lewis is a scottish name

It’s like Google knows me and me personally.

Philip is a girl nickel

Philip is awesome

Well, half right!

Joe is a former world weightlifter

…somebody tell my spaghetti noodle arms that, haha

Willie is a good skate.

What?

"matias is a name" OMG I didn’t know that.

Everyone try “Shawnde” and tell me what they got. My search history just links me to my tumblr lawl

"Craig is awesome"
"Craig is a name"

wellp

"Ronan is an Irish name"

Well, accurate.

"Jordan is a hard road to travel"

-_- wut

"jonathan is a 182-year-old giant tortoise"

"Mark is a clone" shhhh

angela is asgardian

angela is a time lord

okay.

Jenna is a mermaid

how do they know my secret!?!

Marco is a titan.  (*eyes the Dodekatheon) 

Mark is a clone. (I knew it! I’m in the Clone Club!)

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September 19, 2014   728,523 notes

chibisokka:

reblog if you ARE gay, if you SUPPORT gays, or if you like to OPEN people’s WINDOWS in the middle of the NIGHT and put DOZENS of GEESE in their BEDROOMS

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September 14, 2014   7,844 notes
spoliamag:

“Bees are the smallest of birds. They are born from the bodies of oxen, or from the decaying flesh of slaughtered calves; worms form in the flesh and then turn into bees. Bees live in community, choose the most noble among them as king, have wars, and make honey. Their laws are based on custom, but the king does not enforce the law; rather the lawbreakers punish themselves by stinging themselves to death. Bees are afraid of smoke and are excited by noise. Each has its own duty: guarding the food supply, watching for rain, collecting dew to make honey, and making wax from flowers.”
From a medieval bestiary.

spoliamag:

Bees are the smallest of birds. They are born from the bodies of oxen, or from the decaying flesh of slaughtered calves; worms form in the flesh and then turn into bees. Bees live in community, choose the most noble among them as king, have wars, and make honey. Their laws are based on custom, but the king does not enforce the law; rather the lawbreakers punish themselves by stinging themselves to death. Bees are afraid of smoke and are excited by noise. Each has its own duty: guarding the food supply, watching for rain, collecting dew to make honey, and making wax from flowers.”

From a medieval bestiary.

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September 14, 2014   123,690 notes

yeevil:

probably not that

(Source: weirdinternet, via mydrunkkitchen)

September 9, 2014   158,560 notes
roachpatrol:

petrichoriousparalian:

KING BREAB

this is all i need from life i am content

roachpatrol:

petrichoriousparalian:

KING BREAB

this is all i need from life i am content

(Source: cute-overload, via violetcoil)

September 8, 2014   9,211 notes

foxinu:

perfectdogs:

Retro pugs. 

This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.

these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.

just something to think about: Pug breeding is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!

this breeding practice needs to spread.

http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.ca/2010/12/pugs-lets-face-it.html

"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"

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