have you ever just looked at someone and thought, my fucking god i love you. i love every goddamn ounce. i love your bones and your soul. but I’m a loser, who just doesn’t wanna lose you. i can lose fucking everything, but not you. oh god. not you.
11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008
Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.
The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.
A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.
“It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos.
“We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”
Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.
“Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”
This is one smart octopus.
No but for real though
scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE
JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS
THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
^^ I throughly enjoyed the history lesson dashed with the colorful adjectives.
I mean, he knew she was Cersei… lol
And the women were trained the exact same way as men were. As children they were equals ; they were not allowed to wear clothing until a certain age and at that point they were sent away to a training camp until they were 18. It was only the men who were sent into the wilderness for an extra two years to ensure their strength for battle.
Plus the women could marry whomever they pleased and the men weren’t allowed to live with the women in their house until she said so. And they were tough in Sparta but also all about family. To have male offspring was good luck, to have female offspring was an honour.
This part of the movie was true; King Leonidas really did kill a man because he insulted his wife and he always ensured that he had his wife’s approval. And while Leonidas was away in battle she did rule Sparta on her own.
Sparta knew what was up.
Slap It is a “cheeky” way to bring a bit of fun into your daily life while also lightening up your room. Designed by London-based designer Joseph Begley, the glowing ass cheeks let you squeeze, pinch, or slap your way to having them light up with a warm color.
Quick Cosplay Tip!
Need to photograph fabric to compare colours, or show someone else what you’ve bought, but your camera just isn’t getting the colour right? Give it a reference point!
Most cameras will judge white balance off of two things: Something white, and/or skin tone.* Stick a sheet of white paper to the side of your fabric (It needs to be largish so the camera will register, I usually stick it about 1/4-1/3 of the photo frame) when you take your photo, or put your hand or foot in the shot. Bam, your colours will be MUCH closer to reality.**
Remember: ALWAYS TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR FABRIC BEFORE YOU BUY IT. It’s so important to know how something will look under a flash, which is how most of your photos will be taken at con!
Hope this helps!
*Camera processors are still pretty racially programmed so this works best with white skin, but depending on camera and model you may find success if you’re a PoC. Best I can say is trial and error there.
**This does not promise to fix the whole ‘things on my monitor look different than real life’ issue. It just helps.
Tree Crocs - not just a ground based hazard any longer….scientists discover that crocs can climb trees. An not just a foot or two onto a low hanging branch, we’re talking as high as 12 feet (4m). Yikers.
Great News For Australia: Crocs Climb Trees!
Surprising research reveals that four different species of crocodiles can climb high into trees to survey their territories.
by Erin Frick
WHEN IT COMES TO avoiding a potentially fatal croc encounter in Australia’s Top End, most people would have their eyes on the water – but have you ever thought to look up?
Crocodiles are already known for impressive speed and agility around the water, but a new study published this week shows they are also capable of climbing trees.
"Nobody who has ever witnessed a freshwater crocodile run in a galloping gait would ever suspect them capable of such agility [in the trees], yet they are skilled at it," says Dr Adam Britton, study co-author at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, NT.
The research, led by Dr Vladimir Dinets at the University of Tennessee in the USA, is the first to focus on climbing behaviours of crocodilians, a group also including alligators, caimans and gharials.
The scientists confirmed that four different crocodile species – found in Australia, Africa and the Americas – are all able to climb, some as high as 4m, where they were observed basking in trees…
(read more: Australian Geographic)
photo: Van Velsem, 2009
Otaku USA Interview
- Interviewer (Jason Moses): Last year I asked you about Hetalia, which at the time seemed like an unstoppable juggernaut. Has that died down at all, in your estimation? Am I just oblivious to that fan base, or has Sword Art Online and Attack On Titan just kind of overwhelmed everything at this point, fandom-wise?
- Patrick Seitz: Those two have definitely taken the lion’s share of the excitement at the moment, but I think Hetalia love is — and I mean this in the best way — like tuberculosis. Once you have it, you always have it. It’s not always manifesting itself, you’re not always woozy and coughing up blood. But it’s always in your soul, somewhere. You know what I mean?
- I think that’s the truth of a lot of fandoms, where you really get into it, and then it dies down a little bit. It’s not that you like it any less. The communities might be perpetuating it a little less than they used to, sure. But it’s there, and it’s ready, and when you get the call for that one last Hetalia heist, where they’re like “show up with your ski mask, your gun, and your Prussia cosplay,” you’re ready. It’s like riding a bike.
- Interviewer: That might be the best thing I’ve ever heard anyone say about Hetalia.
- being late
- things i said five minutes ago
- things i said five years ago
- people touching me
- being around a ton of people
- being yelled at
- wondering if people are talking about me
- every action i do
- and just about everything else