This is a lithopedion fetus that calcified and stayed in a womans abdomen for over 40 years. A lithopedion or stone baby, is a rare phenomenon which occurs most commonly when a fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy, is too large to be reabsorbed by the body, and calcifies on the outside, shielding the mother’s body from the dead tissue of the fetus and preventing infection. Lithopedia may occur from 14 weeks gestation to full term. It is not unusual for a stone baby to remain undiagnosed for decades, and it is often not until a patient is examined for other conditions or a proper examination is conducted that includes an X-ray, that a stone baby is found.Less than 300 have ever been known to exist.Photo credit: exhibition63
Yep, actual thing.
Un petit d’un petit / S’étonne aux Halles / Un petit d’un petit / Ah! degrés te fallent…
I had forgotten my copy of Lolita in my dad’s room so I walked in and found it like this
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.
I’m real happy for you, imma let you finish, but Futurama had one of the best versions of all time
A US Air Force Lieutenant is held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl soldier. 1967.
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.
I feel like Rosetta Stone is fucking with me
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 Vyvyan, and then Vyvyan named his son Merlin.
(also, Vivian Darkbloom/Vladimir Nabokov)