Hi please watch this poor mailman get attacked by a cat it’s v. important
TAKE IT WITH YOU.
I THINK MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS IS HOW CHEERFUL THE MAILMAN IS. HE AIN’T EVEN MAD.
I wouldn’t be either because this is hysterical.
hahaha I’ve watched this 3 times.
The Carmelite Monastery of San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
I’m currently working on a full piece for Atlas Obscura on theses guys but I couldn’t wait to share the photos. These are naturally occurring mummies on display in the crypt beneath the monastery in San Ángel. The corpses are former parishioners of the neighboring church buried between 1600 and 1800. They were found by accident when troops ransacked the monastery during the Mexican Revolution in 1917.
More to come soon…
All photos by me.
Walking Dead’s Michonne had her origin story published in Playboy explaining who the two chained up walkers she kept as pets were.
Still to this day my favorite comic
Okay let me tell you this story my teacher told me in like 6th grade that I still somehow remember to this day. And by somehow, I mean it was fucking hilarious and I’ll never stop laughing.
In college she was a teacher’s aid for an anatomy class or something or another. On the day they were suppose to examine an actually corpse one of the past students came in with an empty body bag. To put it simply, he pretended to be the dead body they were going to examine that day.
She knew this shit was going to be hilarious so she played along and pretended everything was going according to the plan. When the instructor came in and didn’t even check to make sure everything was in order. Nope, came in around the same time as the students and began the lesson straight away.
About 5 minutes a low moan came from the body bag, like something you’d hear out of a zombie movie.
Some of the closer students tilts their head and frown, but they doesn’t say anything. The instructor doesn’t even notice.
A little bit afterwards he moans loader. A few more people hear it this time around. They are understandably a bit worried, and a bit scared. This time the Instructor does notice, but he rolls his eyes.
For the next 10 minutes there is no noise from the body bag. The students have calmed by this point and the Instructor is winding down his lecture and about ready to move on to the practical.
Right as the Instructor moves over to the table the body bag is sitting on, the dude sits straight up in the bag and makes the stupidest zombie moans known to mankind.
Everyone straight up flips their shit. One of the girls ends up puking because she’s so scared and the rest of the students are running out the classroom, knocking over furniture, and screaming in terror.
IT GOT BETTER
The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer
nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway
"Nerdy shit aside u can act like Superman"
i just got the weirdest boner
I stared at this for 10 minutes before i finally reblogged.
John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner
THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE
GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY
This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.
Uromastyx likes her belly rubbed
this is a fucking lizard getting her belly rubbed if you don’t think that’s the cutest shit then get out of my blog
LOOK AT ITS LIL ARMS FLAPPING AWWWWWWWW
This animal is not happy! ): This is a panic/defence mechanism, this is probably really freaking the poor thing out. i’ve seen multiple reblogs of this post informing people of that, so I thought I’d let you know.
This is a Uromastyx, their defence mechanism is to INFLATE their bodies and move them as if they were “belly dancing” as they release air through their mouths letting a “haaaaaaaaaaaah” kind of sound until you leave them alone. If you don’t they’ll HIT you with their spiky tail.
This Uromastyx is exposing its belly on their own will, what it’s doing first is smell the hand to see if it’s someone they know. Since it is (remember the belly is the most vulnerable part of their body) and knows the person won’t harm them, it exposes the belly for the rubs.
And I talk from experience, I have an Uromastyx Acanthinura. It took me forever to get mine to trust me enough to allow me pet him and let me pick him up (and then teach him that my mum (he used to react aggressively towards her presence just by smelling her hand) that my mum was to be trusted).
TDLR; the Uromastyx in the gif trusts their owner and allows the owner to rub the belly, that isn’t how Uromastyx defend themselves
I get so happy when people with actual facts, knowledge, and experience explain things to those who do more talking than understanding.
I’m so fucking elated that this lizard IS actually enjoying tummy tickles. I’ve gone my entire life being sad because people kept saying this was a discomfort display. I’m so happy that the lizard is happy. I’m so happy.
The only animals who expose their softest, most vulnerable parts as a threat display/defense mechanism while also basically immobilizing themselves are usually poisonous animals or close mimics of poisonous animals, and Uromastyx is neither.
Usually such a display is also colorful.
But yeah how fucking cute is it that a little lizard will sniff your hand to make sure you’re the right giant
The idea that reptiles are dumb and emotionless is far too ingrained even among hobbyists and scientific professionals.
I caught the documentary Speaking In Tongues on PBS a few days ago, which explores the politics and practicalities of multilingual early education in the USA today, through the lives of four school kids in California whose parents have enrolled them in full immersion schools where most subjects, from math to social sciences, are taught in Chinese or Spanish.
The film’s four subjects include an African American boy attending Mandarin immersion who strikes up conversations in department stores with older Chinese speakers, and whose mother believes her son’s language skills will offer him more opportunities in life; a Mexican American boy attending Spanish immersion who already speaks perfect English but whose parents speak only Spanish; a Chinese American girl attending Cantonese immersion who can communicate with her Cantonese-speaking grandmother while her own parents have lost their Chinese through assimilation; and a white teenage boy attending Mandarin immersion who once asked his parents if he was Chinese, and who travels to China in the film to further his linguistic and cultural immersion.
It’s an even-handed, well-constructed look at an issue which is obviously close to home for many of us. The film argues that early multilingual education helps children even beyond language skills, stimulating cognitive development and improving abilities in other fields such as math and music. Also, since languages are most easily learned before the age of 13, it argues that US society shoots itself in the foot economically by purging second languages from early education and then investing millions of dollars in quasi-teaching second languages to college kids, even as the globalized US economy, as well as the national security state, are desperate to recruit people who speak multiple languages.
Obviously I agree with these notions. Personally I grew up with Mandarin at home, English in the school yard and on TV, and French immersion in public elementary school in Montreal. Multilingualism always seemed perfectly natural to me and only enriched my life experiences, never causing any confusion or overload which some parents are concerned about. Parents who are anxious that their kids aren’t learning enough English if they attend immersion programs are, in my opinion, misinformed about how language skills develop.
Anyway, check out Speaking In Tongues if you’re interested. The film is more exploratory than didactic — e.g. it doesn’t explicitly name the white racism underlying “English only” politics, though it doesn’t really need to — but it’s a nice look at multilingualism and immersion as they play out in the lives of four kids and their families.