did-you-kno:

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in a wet t-shirt filled with jello.
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did-you-kno:

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in a wet t-shirt filled with jello.

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did-you-kno:

In 2009, a beluga whale saved a drowning diver by carrying her to the surface.
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did-you-kno:

In 2009, a beluga whale saved a drowning diver by carrying her to the surface.

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aplacetolovedogs:

This poster is available here at Rover99.com

aplacetolovedogs:

This poster is available here at Rover99.com

conorayne:

josiephone:

alwaysactually:

lusilly:

some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”

wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”

"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"

implying that magical children would know literally nothing outside of the wizarding worldimage



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hautekills:

Atelier Versace f/w 2014

hautekills:

Atelier Versace f/w 2014

milkykissu:

dickmark:

thestrollingdead:

sir-ruphio-the-great:

Meanwhile, in Japan

sometimes you just got to stop questioning the japanese and accept it.

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dont exercise with the ball

be the ball

sixpenceee:

ok damn what kind of camera quality do you have because

circumcising:

I LOVE LEARNING BAD THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE I DON’T LIKE

i-heart-histo:

Pepto-Bismol Lakes

These are not the product of photoshopping, pharmaceutical chemical run-off or man made dyes. These are naturally occurring lakes.

Lake Hillier in Western Australia is teeming with salmon pink water.

Likewise, Lake Retba in Senegal is so milkshake pink that its water looks good enough to drink.

To find out why these bodies of water look so bubblegummy, researchers from the University of Bath (for real, no watery pun intended) in the UK examined pink lake H20 under their microscopes and found that:

The lakes are saltier than the sea

Almost ten times saltier than the regular ocean in fact. This high salinity (up to 40% salt in solution) makes the lake just like the Dead Sea where swimmers are so buoyant that they float around due to its high density compared to their body mass.

The lakes are full of algae and bacteria

Samples of the H20 when examined under the microscope reveal large quantities of the salt loving micro-algae Dunaliella salina and halophilic bacteria. The law of osmosis tells us that water moves from regions of high concentration to regions of low concentration in the presence of a semi-permeable membrane. Most cellular organism therefore would shrivel up and die when placed in the high saline environment of these lakes because all of their water would move out of their cells into the surrounding lake across their semi-permeable plasma membranes by osmosis. D. salina, however, can survive in these conditions. It does so by synthesizing large volumes of glycerol in the cytoplasm of its cells to counter-balance the effects of osmosis resulting in no net move of water across its membranes (Oren, 2005). This makes them highly suited to life in a salty lake but it doesn’t explain the pink hue to the lake.

The algae and bacteria makes carotenoids

D. salina has been known to medicine for a long time. The algae was of interest to scientists who wondered how these organisms could survive and thrive in salt flats that have dried out due to water evaporation during periods of extreme heat and sunlight exposure. They do so because they can tolerate the high levels of solar radiation by synthesizing large amounts of β-carotene, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and is used to produce Vitamin A - both of which are substances now used in cosmetics, skin care products and sunscreens. Sweet potatoes and carrots are also rich in β-carotene which gives them their distinctive pink/orange colors. A color similar to the carotenes produced by the microorganisms in the lakes and therefore contributing to their unique pinkness (Oren, 2001).

Pink lakes, an amazing natural mystery with a simple microscopical solution (also a great vacation spot for Barbie).

i-heart-histo

References

1. Oren A. “A century years of Dunaliella research: 1905-2005.” Saline Systems, 2005.

2. Oren A. and Rodriguez-Valera F. “The contribution of halophilic Bacteria to the red coloration of saltern crystallizer ponds.” FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2001.

did-you-kno:

Whale poop is a main ingredient in the most expensive perfumes.
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did-you-kno:

Whale poop is a main ingredient in the most expensive perfumes.

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tempestpaige:

p0kemina:

denshahime:

thesassylorax:

kingcheddarxvii:

this upsets me

what the fuck is this

WHAT IS THIS

Squidward senpai ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING

idea: remake the show with these character designs but with the same voices

nowyoukno:

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nowyoukno:

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thirdeyesviews:

malformalady:

White peacocks fighting for dominancy

History 101

thirdeyesviews:

malformalady:

White peacocks fighting for dominancy

History 101