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"Ordinary people had dreamed it up and put it together, building towers on rafts in swamps and cross frozen spines of mountains. They'd waded through rivers and babbled in trigonometry. They hadn't dreamed in the way people usually used the word, but they'd imagined a different world, and bent metal around it. And out of all the sweat and swearing and mathematics had come this... thing, dropping words across the world as softly as starlight." Terry Pratchett

Ask and ye shall receive (maybe)

scifigrl47:

karanan:

starrypawz:

zerostatereflex:

Crow solves an 8 step process.
Crows are amazing, I’ve been photographing them here in Seattle for a couple of years. They have distinct personalities and remember our faces. They actually started flying in and waiting for me when I would get home in hopes of a free unsalted peanut. I think of them as friends.

I had no idea they could do THIS.

An 8 step problem solving process. They’ve trained on each separate task, though not all together. This was the first time.

(Crows will survive the zombies and restart society, no doubt.)

Looook karanan c:

Aaaa thank you

LOOK AT THE CUTIE GENIUS

For more information on the Corvus genus and how frickin’ awesome they are, consider reading Bernd Heinrich’s “The Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf Birds.”

BECAUSE FRICKIN’ CORVUS.

Tagged: corvids are awesome and you will not convince me otherwise(sorry nelly)

Source: zerostatereflex

daemonology101:

passengers with larger daemons are asked not to travel at peak times where possible and to use the larger outer carriages. people with smaller daemons are asked to exercise caution when in crowded trains. as always please mind the gap.

they say that city daemons are generally smaller, less space you see, but london is a city of immigrants and commuters so you are just as likely to see a dog daemon as you are a lion. cities aren’t built for large daemons, there are crowds and narrow alleys and tubes and trains and buses to navigate but most people don’t let that stop them. there are cars and carriages and buses especially for big daemons and if your daemon is too big even for those well you can always ride them.

Tagged: his dark materialsWOULD READ MOREsuch a cool point

Source: daemonology101

I like to surround myself with people with skills that could be useful. That’s something I always keep in mind with friends or boyfriends.

Tagged: oh goodI'm not the only one with a mental list offriend I know will help me survive the apocalypsefind them in case of disaster

Source: mayawiig

chrysogenum:

stopthatimp:

buzzfeed:

This is the extremely upsetting truth about baby carrots.

sometimes they are also washed in ammonia (meaning soaked in chlorine because their skins don’t protect them on account of them being tiny carrot parts)

okay just saying 

1) baby carrots ARE sometimes processed in chlorine, but that’s pretty common for a lot of vegetables/fresh fruit so y’know

2) CHLORINE AND AMMONIA ARE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS.

CHLORINE (Cl2) IS A TOXIC YELLOW-GREEN GAS! DILUTE FORMS OF IT (usually from chlorine-generating compounds or from electrolysis of hypochlorite) ARE USED TO DISINFECT THINGS LIKE YOUR BABY CARROTS AND POOLS. 

AMMONIA (NH3) IS A COLOR-LESS GAS! SOLUTIONS OF IT (in the form of ammonium hydroxide) ARE COMMONLY USED AS CLEANING AGENTS AND AS MEAT DISINFECTANT AND AS COMPONENTS OF LEAVENING AGENTS ETC ETC ETC. 

WHILE THEY ARE USED IN SIMILAR CAPACITIES THEY ARE NOT THE SAME! AT ALL! IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM! 

also the use of chlorine and ammonia have been approved by both the canadian and us food and drug administrations at low doses. if you’re uncomfortable about this (which lots of people are*) you can totally start growing your own fruits and vegetables and stop bitching yayyyyyyyyy 

But be careful!  Growing your own produce leaves you open to lots of naturally occurring poisons and toxins!  ;-)

Tagged: like I am all for growing your own veggiesI hope to do it myself some daythey are (I think) generally tastierand it's better for the environmentbut you know what give people in the US bocculism?home canningso likethings to keep in mind

Source: buzzfeed

mttyshealy:

LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD ADDITION OK

  • fuck
  • shit
  • dick
  • no
  • hell
  • sex
  • damn

Tagged: fuck yeah coulson(in this case quotes I have a passionate long-term relationship with)I have never seen anything that contradicted that(NOTHING makes a flower girl's day more complete (and thus out of the bride's way) than a french braid)(yes i am now following hellotailor watsonianfangirl stop nagging)tw: sexual harassmentyou don't have to kill someone to make them very godsdamned sorry...in which I only very rarely swear in my tagsit had to autocorrect dickbecause I have apparently never used thatwell now I have

Source: mttyshealy

expressions-of-nature:

Little caracal kitten is out adventuring for the first time… | Andreas Jansrud

expressions-of-nature:

Little caracal kitten is out adventuring for the first time… | Andreas Jansrud

Tagged: kitty!

Source: expressions-of-nature

matociquala:

izzylobo:

This is, in fact, the best stage direction in the history of plays.

I disagree, but only because history also offers us Ben Johnson’s [The puppet takes up his garment.] and Christopher Marlowe’s [Stabs. Stabs again.]
And Shakespeare’s [Cleopatra applies the asp.] and [Enter Rumour, painted in tongues.]

matociquala:

izzylobo:

This is, in fact, the best stage direction in the history of plays.

I disagree, but only because history also offers us Ben Johnson’s [The puppet takes up his garment.] and Christopher Marlowe’s [Stabs. Stabs again.]

And Shakespeare’s [Cleopatra applies the asp.] and [Enter Rumour, painted in tongues.]

Tagged: stage directionswhy do we have to chose just one best?these are all good(if I were a gif user I would add that el dorado both. both. both is good gif t othis)

Source: etsy.com

  • book one: professor mcgonnagal and the you put a WHAT in our WHERE albus
  • book two: professor mcgonnagal and the we have a WHAT IN OUR WHERE ALBUS
  • book three: professor mcgonnagal and the ministry is sending us WHAT because of WHO
  • book four: professor mcgonnagal and the ARE YOU SHITTING ME ALBUS
  • book five: professor mcgonnagal and the we have WHO telling us to do WHAT
  • book six: professor mcgonnagal and the albus do something NO NOT THAT
  • book seven: professor mcgonnagal and the I FINALLY GET TO BLOW SHIT UP THANK YOU WIZARD GOD

Tagged: minerva mcgonagallaccurate

Source: roachpatrol

cloven:

30 days // 21. an insect vaguely bug-like thing

cloven:

30 days // 21. an insect vaguely bug-like thing

Tagged: mononokeiethe anime of pretty pretty art

Source: cloven

wnycradiolab:

That Time Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons and Chaos Ensued

Tagged: coolalso crazybut cool

Source: Gizmodo