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becausebirds:

These birds are trained to panhandle people for money. Behold their piggy bank-depositing skillz.

At about 0:34 - 0:38, a voice can be heard saying, “不是真的…你別上當” - “It’s [they’re] not real - don’t fall for it”. 

(via blurds)

drkrislynn:

thejunglenook:

Talking and flirting with a cute guy when…

CG: So you’re a scientist… where do you stand on evolution?
TJN: I don’t understand the question.
CG: Like, do you believe in it?
TJN: No, I don’t believe in it. I observe that there is a wealth of evidence that supports the theory of evolution. I accept this evidence and the conclusion it fails to reject. 
CG: Well I don’t believe in creationism, but I also don’t believe in evolution. There just isn’t enough evidence!!! 
TJN: The fossil record, genomic mapping and phylogenetic relationships, vestigial traits, comparative anatomy, observed examples of natural and artificial selection…. I can continue.
CG: That’s evidence for micro evolution. There isn’t any thing for macro evolution. Species to species. Birds, lizards, people…
TJN: Funnily enough, there is this thing called Archaeopteryx
CG: … I don’t know what that means.
TJN: The “first bird”? Fossils serve as evidence for the transition between feathered dinosaurs to modern birds? … Google it. 
CG: … But that’s just one example. It could be wrong.
TJN: So until we have a fossil for the history of every species that ever existed we can’t make any conclusions? We should just shrug our sholders and say “I dunno”? 
CG: Yeah, cause otherwise it’s not fact.

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Lol omg

I’m real happy for you, imma let you finish, but Futurama had one of the best versions of all time

historicaltimes:

A US Air Force Lieutenant is held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl soldier. 1967.

historicaltimes:

A US Air Force Lieutenant is held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl soldier. 1967.

A linguist walks into a bar

science-of-noise:

allthingslinguistic:

blood-and-vitriol:

notallwugs:

Two scientists walk into a bar:

"I’ll have an H2O."

"I’ll have an H2O, too."

The bartender gives them both water because he is able to distinguish the boundary tones that dictate the grammatical function of homonyms in coda position as well as pragmatic context.

Q. Two linguists walk into a bar. Which was the specialist in contextually-indicated deixis and anaphoric reference resolution strategies?

A. The other one.

A linguistics professor walks into a bar and asks for a martini.

"Don’t you mean a martinus?" asks the bartender, who has heard this joke before.

"No," says the linguist. "When a word is borrowed into another language it takes on the inflectional patterns of the target language, rather than the source language."

Another linguist walks in with his two pet octopi.  The two linguists fight while the octopi enjoy a pair of martinuses.

(via linguisten)

ss1997:

Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2014, PFW

ss1997:

Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2014, PFW

(Source: fashioninquality, via orlandaspleasure)

Sometimes

I feel like Rosetta Stone is fucking with me

3liza:

v-v-f:

It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but if I had to guess, I’d say that it probably has to do with the fact that it’s always okay for cultural ideals to be represented by women, and that the Brits in particular have always had a secret soft spot for strong or memorable women in legend. (Boudicca, Gwendolen, etc.) Did you know that “Vivian” is considered a boy’s name in the UK? I’m not sure that was the case before Oscar Wilde named his son after the Lady of the Lake.

oh man is that where that custom got started

Plus Oscar Wilde actually named his second son Vyvyanand then Vyvyan named his son Merlin

(also, Vivian Darkbloom/Vladimir Nabokov)

words-in-lines:

I liked this one so much I thought it deserved its own post. 
from the Scientific American

words-in-lines:

I liked this one so much I thought it deserved its own post. 

from the Scientific American

ifeelsofuckingpencil:

Basho

Slightly more traditional translations (x)

ifeelsofuckingpencil:

Basho

Slightly more traditional translations (x)

lostbeasts:

i will forever be dumbfounded by the SHEER SIZES of some prehistoric animals i mean

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holy

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friggin

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shit

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i still think HORSES are big but

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would you

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just

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cOULD YOU IMAGINE

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FUCK

Let’s just see amphicoelias again, up against an Asian elephant and a moderately-sized blue whale (91ish feet, instead of the more commonly represented 100ft+)

(x)

(via shychemist)

ninjatengu:

This doc is so awesome. He makes that baby laugh while giving him shots (vaccination, not alcoholic shots, mind you).

Badass. I kind of want to try this! (ish)
I mean, who doesn’t love a baby’s laugh? :D

Bloody fantastic, but of course the comments are all anti-vaxxers going apeshit about a baby getting shots.

Le sigh.

(Source: youtube.com, via medical-gal)

Vogue Italia 1998: Helmut Lang

(Source: bttls, via thebengalstripe)

ichthyologist:

Mud-Puddling Butterflies

To supplements salts and amino acids, many species of butterfly drink water from mud or rotting matter. This is because nectar lacks many of the minerals and nutrients needed for proper physiological functioning. Some species even supplement their nutrients with dung or carrion.

Geoff Gallice, chinmayisk on Flickr

The pastels in the first picture. Oh my.

(via mindblowingscience)

grubsludge:

funk-dabble:

littleleahlamb2k14:

grubsludge:

bury me in armor so I’ll be ready for the skeleton war

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ready

why is his fricking chest uncovered? that’s ppor planning right there

what are you gonna do?

stab a skeleton in the heart?

That’s Saint Pancras, apparently

(via fancynarwhal)