reasonsmysoniscrying:

The best thing about short fall days and kids that can’t tell time is that you can convince them that 6:30pm is bedtime.

ambereubanks84
thepredatorblog:

Bearded vultures (by Korkeasaaren eläintarha)

Look at that magnificent fuck.

thepredatorblog:

Bearded vultures (by Korkeasaaren eläintarha)

Look at that magnificent fuck.

(via morganathewitch)

This is the manliest thing I’ve ever seen.

I would start every morning like this, but it’s so hard to sharpen an ax after every pass on my luxurious beard.

(Source: fer1972, via sciencekittten)

bythegods:

allmesopotamia:

Very cool!
altug:

Map of World Mythology


Whaddaya think, guys?
Simple, but pretty!

bythegods:

allmesopotamia:

Very cool!

altug:

Map of World Mythology

Whaddaya think, guys?

Simple, but pretty!

(via morganathewitch)

abitsmartassy:

this is the greatest headline i have ever seen


Well, I never have to leave home again.

abitsmartassy:

this is the greatest headline i have ever seen

Well, I never have to leave home again.

(via beardhairdontcare)

"The American of today, in fact, probably enjoys less personal liberty than any other man of Christendom, and even his political liberty is fast succumbing to the new dogma that certain theories of government are virtuous and lawful, and others abhorrent and felonious. Laws limiting the radius of his free activity multiply year by year: It is now practically impossible for him to exhibit anything describable as genuine individuality, either in action or in thought, without running afoul of some harsh and unintelligible penalty. It would surprise no impartial observer if the motto “In God we trust” were one day expunged from the coins of the republic by the Junkers at Washington, and the far more appropriate word, “verboten,” substituted. Nor would it astound any save the most romantic if, at the same time, the goddess of liberty were taken off the silver dollars to make room for a bas-relief of a policeman in a spiked helmet. Moreover, this gradual (and, of late, rapidly progressive) decay of freedom goes almost without challenge; the American has grown so accustomed to the denial of his constitutional rights and to the minute regulation of his conduct by swarms of spies, letter-openers, informers and agents provocateurs that he no longer makes any serious protest."

H. L. Mencken, in 1920

http://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken


Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 


ambereubanks84

Soon

Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.

I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

ambereubanks84 Soon

(Source: wikingvinning, via sciencekittten)

nprbooks:

Today in Cool Stuff in the Mail, it’s The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds, which takes those Anne Taintor magnets I bet EVERY ONE OF YOU has owned at some point and remixes them with, well, troubled birds.

(I’m especially excited about this because previously, everyone I knew had those magnets but I had no idea where they were actually from)

— Petra

I need this book!

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veterinaryrambles:

cynological:

thesoftghetto:

awkwardsituationist:

someone in the world is maimed or killed by a landmine every hour. apopo is a not for profit ngo that has spent the last twenty years developing and implementing “hero rats” to clear affected areas of their landmines - over 1500 in tanzania, where apopo is headquartered, 2,728 in mozambique, and 657 in thailand. there also ongoing operations in angola and cambodia. 

rats are known to be amongst the most sensitive animals when it comes to smell, with more functional genes for their olfactory system than any other mammal. a rat’s nose is constantly active and moving, and is always close to ground where vapour concentrations are highest and wind speeds are lowest.

the african giant pouched rat, being highly sociable and native to sub saharan africa, is specifically trained to detect tnt and mine casing minerals. using a combination of click training and food rewarding that begins shortly after birth and lasts nine months, the rats are able to cover 100 square metres of land in 20 minutes - something a human would need an entire day to do.

weighing just over a kilogram, the rats are too light to set off a landmine, and not one has died from the work. apopo adheres to very strict animal welfare protocols, and the rats are treated with the greatest of care and attention, with most meeting their expected eight years of life.

photos by sylvain piraux. consider adopting a rat, where you’ll get real time updates on your rat’s training and life saving work. you can also chose to instead have your rat trained to sniff out tuberculosis in sub saharan african villages (apopo has trained rats to do in ten minutes what it takes lab technicians a day to detect)

This is hella cool.

Not dog related, but awesome animal training nonetheless. Might also be a good, cheap alternative to dogs. 

RATS ARE THE BEST.

My favorite pets, hard at work.

(via morganathewitch)