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A Comedian Helps Bill Nye With A Perfect Response To All The People Who Doubt His Science Facts

You know how some people are really good at using humor to point out the absurdity of a situation? Hit play and prepare to laugh.



13 cats failing at hide and seek

As good as cats think they are at hiding from us, we know better.

Dogs are fortunately not so difficult to fool…

His wedding gift, clasped round my throat. A choker of rubies, two inches wide, like an extraordinarily precious slit throat.
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber (via letteratura-litterature)

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For all those bad body image days- “you will never look like the girl in the magazine, the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine!”

Just so you know how photoshop works its miracles and you should never fall for their tricks. In the end, it’s all about making money, but their strategies make you unhappy. you’re fine and perfect just the way you are and as the comment above says: the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine… 

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Nikolai LantsovVirtue - I N N O V A T I O N

"You never know," said Nikolai. "I’ve been busy. I might have some surprises in store for the Darkling yet."

"Please tell me you plan to dress up as a volcra and jump out of a cake."

"Well, now you’ve ruined the surprise."

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Ultimate proof that cats are smart !!! more smart cats«

Cat intelligence is actually a pretty interesting topic in that the majority of studies on the subject basically have to end in the conclusion "we just don’t know" because cats are among the most uncooperative research subjects of all time. We know a great deal of cat sight, having used cats as the archetype for a vision-focused vertebrate/mammal, but we still know very little about what really goes on inside the cat mind.

Photos like that top one… I don’t think Toronto residents understand that we are here at the mercy of the cats and raccoons; someday they’ll team up and simply won’t need us anymore.

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Allison Rhee makes the most beautiful flower crowns.

Photo by Sawyer Baird

The Goat farm editorial Coming soon on BLOG

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Damnit, Clara, is nothing possible?





Ferguson -2014

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

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When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

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Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas

So, after some mess, here’s the Orion nebula gif from the original source.


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If your kitty’s life is lacking excitement, you can buy him an Indiana Jones-inspired cat bridge. Source

The best books come from someplace deep inside…. Become emotionally involved. If you don’t care about your characters, your readers won’t either.
Judy Blume (via writingquotes)

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