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October 21, 2014 11:13 am
"Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones."

Martin Luther King Jr (via angelswithwingsxo)

(Source: audaciousadorablosity, via happinessweareallinittogether)

10:21 am 10:21 am 9:53 am 8:47 am 8:45 am
lexvillain:

natashi-san:

reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be

This is why I love plants so much. There’s so much more to them than what most people think. This is exactly why I’m majoring in plant science.

lexvillain:

natashi-san:

reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be

This is why I love plants so much. There’s so much more to them than what most people think. This is exactly why I’m majoring in plant science.

(via thekatzoutofthebag)

8:43 am

almostcrazycatlady98:

Cats Being Cats

I don’t understand how people can not like cats when they do things like this! 

(via thekatzoutofthebag)

October 18, 2014 11:14 am
-vvaste:

oh hello there | taken by me

-vvaste:

oh hello there | taken by me

(via golden-boner)

October 11, 2014 12:20 pm

izzythehutt:

Can we all take a moment to appreciate that nothing in books 3-7 could have happened, as they happened, if jailbird Sirius Black hadn’t missed doing The Daily Prophet crossword puzzle?

(via ladyannacrawley)

11:20 am

driftingthroughtheskies:

hogwartsforeverhome:

hanadoodles:

PETITION TO MAKE LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE COMPULSORY IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES FROM A YOUNG AGE BECAUSE ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE LAZY ASSWIPES WHO EXPECT EVERYONE TO SPEAK ENGLISH AND NEVER BOTHER EVEN LEARNING ANY OTHER LANGUAGE.

Actually, most of us would love speak another language but our education system sucks so we literally learn 4 words. It’s not because we are all lazy.

AMEN TO THAT

(via mamaleh6994)

October 10, 2014 5:11 am
micdotcom:

The media panic over Ebola in the U.S. is only making things worse abroad 

Look at this map by Twitter engineer Simon Rogers. In early September, mentions of Ebola came from where you’d expect: countries near the outbreak, with satellite interest in areas with West African diasporas, including the U.K. and the coastal United States. U.S. interest took off in mid-September, when two American missionaries and an aid group doctor were diagnosed and transferred to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Attention dwindled again until, boom, Oct. 1, when news hit saturation that Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man in Dallas, had been diagnosed; America appears to be on fire. Looking only at that stage of the map, you’d think 3,431 people were dead across the United States and perhaps one or two in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, not the other way around.
This has a real effect on policy and response | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

The media panic over Ebola in the U.S. is only making things worse abroad 

Look at this map by Twitter engineer Simon Rogers. In early September, mentions of Ebola came from where you’d expect: countries near the outbreak, with satellite interest in areas with West African diasporas, including the U.K. and the coastal United States. U.S. interest took off in mid-September, when two American missionaries and an aid group doctor were diagnosed and transferred to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Attention dwindled again until, boom, Oct. 1, when news hit saturation that Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man in Dallas, had been diagnosed; America appears to be on fire. Looking only at that stage of the map, you’d think 3,431 people were dead across the United States and perhaps one or two in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, not the other way around.

This has a real effect on policy and response | Follow micdotcom

(via thekatzoutofthebag)

4:59 am 4:52 am
spoopy-sherlock:

giraffesandtheclap:

gsfsoul:

That looks like the “gods” are having a rave in the clouds

all hail the glow cloud

all hail the glow cloud

spoopy-sherlock:

giraffesandtheclap:

gsfsoul:

That looks like the “gods” are having a rave in the clouds

all hail the glow cloud

all hail the glow cloud

(Source: wilted-scenes, via thekatzoutofthebag)

4:49 am

Ugh I have malaria and amibs at the same time. I’m ready to not feel like I got hit by a truck.

4:44 am

Old pictures

tchaikogret:

This is Barack Obama in his basket team

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Arnold Schwarzenegger discovering New York for the first time

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Filming the roaring lion for Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin image

Les Beatles and Muhammad Ali

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 Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee

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 Marilyn Monroe meeting Elisabeth II

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Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane

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Steven Spielberg in his mecanic shark for the movie “Jaws”

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Robin Williams as a cheerleader

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Behind the scene of Star Wars

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(via thekatzoutofthebag)