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wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”
"Uh huh."
"And I made some carnivorous birds.”
"You did indeed."
"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”
"I know, evolution. Those were nice."
"Well, I’ve got a new one."
"Great."
"Carnivorous… potatoes!”
"I’m sorry?"
"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”
"Are you serious?"
"Of course I’m serious." 
"Death by potato?" 
"That’s the idea." 
"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."
"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"
Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”

"Uh huh."

"And I made some carnivorous birds.”

"You did indeed."

"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”

"I know, evolution. Those were nice."

"Well, I’ve got a new one."

"Great."

"Carnivorous… potatoes!”

"I’m sorry?"

"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”

"Are you serious?"

"Of course I’m serious." 

"Death by potato?" 

"That’s the idea." 

"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."

"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss
Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.
Huey wrote:
Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death. #yikes (on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark)
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/only-a-sheet-of-ice-protects-you-from-falling-a-1000-fe-1614438185/all

astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss

Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.

Huey wrote:

Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death. #yikes (on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark)

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/only-a-sheet-of-ice-protects-you-from-falling-a-1000-fe-1614438185/all

(via asapscience)

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CDC: 1st Ebola case diagnosed in the US

breakingnews:

The Dallas Morning News: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation.

The agency will hold a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Follow updates on Breaking News.

Source : breakingnews

willidleaway:

To quote Palin et al.Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great …

(via thevoyagereternals)

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humansofnewyork:

"She taught me how to dance. We actually met at a graduation party. I was the only one not on the dance floor, and her friend bet her that she couldn’t get me to dance. I’d already said ‘no’ to ten girls, but she talked me into it. We were together 55 years. She died eight years ago, but I still dance every day."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"She taught me how to dance. We actually met at a graduation party. I was the only one not on the dance floor, and her friend bet her that she couldn’t get me to dance. I’d already said ‘no’ to ten girls, but she talked me into it. We were together 55 years. She died eight years ago, but I still dance every day."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

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assholedisney:

today I saw a preteen girl pick up Mean Girls at Target and ask her friend what it was. She didn’t even know. She said it sounded dumb. The people are forgetting. The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.

(via andyoubirdcansing)

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humanoidhistory:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space."
—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

humanoidhistory:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space."

—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Source : humanoidhistory
humansofnewyork:

"The saddest moment of my life was when my son left for America. I begged him not to go, but it was no use. He was my son but also my best friend. He used to tell me everything, but all he tells me now is: ‘Don’t worry, I have a job. I’ll tell you everything when I get back.’ I think he just doesn’t want me to worry about him. Because I heard from his friend that he’s being badly mistreated."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"The saddest moment of my life was when my son left for America. I begged him not to go, but it was no use. He was my son but also my best friend. He used to tell me everything, but all he tells me now is: ‘Don’t worry, I have a job. I’ll tell you everything when I get back.’ I think he just doesn’t want me to worry about him. Because I heard from his friend that he’s being badly mistreated."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

Source : humansofnewyork
kqedscience:

Aral Sea’s Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show
"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried."
That’s the word from NASA, which has released images showing the progressive decline of the water levels in the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The space agency captured the striking photographs via its Terra satellite.”
Learn more from NPR.

kqedscience:

Aral Sea’s Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried."

That’s the word from NASA, which has released images showing the progressive decline of the water levels in the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The space agency captured the striking photographs via its Terra satellite.”

Learn more from NPR.

Source : kqedscience