unwomanlythoughts:

microaggressions:

When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.

Holy crap, I never realized.

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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

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:

image

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

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welovegotze:

quecono:

kyapii:

dieperfektion:

hey-key:

are you sure they’re not a hip-hop group

😂😂😂

Die Mannschaft returns with their hit songs
We Are The Champions 
I Swear We’re Actually Married ft. Mario Gotze and Marco Reus
I Don’t Want To Stay In The Box ft. Manuel Neuer
Manu Stay In The Box
Bye Bye Bye ft. Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, and Miroslav Klose
Nutella Love ft. Manuel Neuer
Hit Me With Your Best Shot ft. Bastian Schweinsteiger
I’ve Fallen (Again) And I Can’t Get Up (Again) ft. Thomas Muller
Wait What Happened???  ft. Christoph Kramer
Plus a bonus polka remixes
COMING OUT IN iTUNES AND MUSIC STORES NEAR YOU

The deluxe edition includes music videos to all the songs plus a commentary from Jogi Low

WHY ARENT WE FUNDING THIS

welovegotze:

quecono:

kyapii:

dieperfektion:

hey-key:

are you sure they’re not a hip-hop group

😂😂😂

Die Mannschaft returns with their hit songs

  • We Are The Champions 
  • I Swear We’re Actually Married ft. Mario Gotze and Marco Reus
  • I Don’t Want To Stay In The Box ft. Manuel Neuer
  • Manu Stay In The Box
  • Bye Bye Bye ft. Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, and Miroslav Klose
  • Nutella Love ft. Manuel Neuer
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot ft. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • I’ve Fallen (Again) And I Can’t Get Up (Again) ft. Thomas Muller
  • Wait What Happened???  ft. Christoph Kramer
  • Plus a bonus polka remixes

COMING OUT IN iTUNES AND MUSIC STORES NEAR YOU

The deluxe edition includes music videos to all the songs plus a commentary from Jogi Low

WHY ARENT WE FUNDING THIS

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"Where television is fantastic, and is way ahead of film, is it doesn’t feel the need to polarize women so much. Male writers often wanna make a woman either the angel or the whore. Make her the witch or put her on a pedestal. They’re not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to be practical, politically savvy, and not be a good person. You can be a good human being and be shrewd. They’re not two separate things. We are as complex and contradictory as the men." - Natalie Dormer

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animalaspects:

animalaspects:

Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!
The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 
See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!
Sources: (x) (x) (x) (x)
If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

animalaspects:

animalaspects:

Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!

  • The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
  • Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
  • The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
  • Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
  • Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
  • Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
  • In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
  • Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 

See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!

Sources: (x) (x) (x) (x)

If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

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simplypotterheads:

I like how all of these 11-17 year olds are just going to school with vampires and werewolves and giant spiders and vicious three-headed dogs in their backyard, yet they need a permission slip with an iron-clad parent/guardian signature to go have a harmless butterbeer at the nearby wizarding village. 

Okay, Hogwarts. Okay.

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fandomwasteland:

timeywimeyslytherin:

no but imagine

Harry Potter as a tv show

sort of like Game of Thrones

where each season is a book

and each episode is a chapter

everything could be fleshed out

we would have everyone’s back story

and we would have HUNDREDS of hours of Harry Potter material

No but i want this so bad its not a joke

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hobbitunderthemountain:

are these still a thing

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The Five Stages of Grieving a Fictional Character

one-of-your-classmates:

numba1fangirl:

1. Denial
2. Denial
3. Denial
4. Denial
5. GUESS WHO THEY’RE BRINGING BACK

image

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New look inside Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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sam-winchester-ships-destiel:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

megstielshipper:

cryingbccroatoan:

i-think-i-m-adorable:

dramalamalionmama:

dean-bangs-cas-in-the-impala:

*hysterical laughter* So ironic….

too sOON

It has been 4 years

each month = 10 years so Adam had been in hell for 480years when that comment was made. This season it’s gonna be 600. Wonder how much there is of him left?

I’m willing to bet that Dean’s not the only Winchester brother who’s become a demon

I think the answer is literally behind him. On the screen. 

Please tell me I’m not the only one who noticed the Castiel’s hand print? 

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I’m the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition
- Castiel - 6 years ago. 18 September 2008 (via bigbagoftricks)
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riderphanomhive:

memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

I swear to god I tried to scroll.

riderphanomhive:

memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

I swear to god I tried to scroll.

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clintashamcu97:

Clintasha & Text Post Part 2

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