3rd August 2014 21:12
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Residents Of Toledo Are Urged NOT To Drink Or Boil Water, Water Contains Algal Toxins. Boiling the water in Toledo will NOT destroy the toxins, it will increase the concentration of toxins in the water. Do not give any water to your pets or livestock. If you live in Toledo, Ohio and need water, call 734-997-7500 to see if they still have some available for delivery.

Please share with friends and family that live in Toledo, OH.

For more info about the official notice from city officials, go here: 

Just to show the urgency, my town is about 30-40 minutes away from Toledo by car. We were flooded by Lucas County citizens buying up our water, and with just cause.


3rd August 2014 21:05
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3rd August 2014 21:05
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so many birthdays 

3rd August 2014 21:01
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Manta Rays at Cleaning Station

Due to their large size, manta rays are easy hosts for parasites. The rays have been observed to visit cleaning stations in coral reefs. These open areas are inhabited by a number of smaller fish species which pick parasites off of the ray’s body and gill slits. This relationship is an example of mutualistic symbiosis as the cleaners get an easy meal while the mantas get their parasites removed.

Boris Bialek on Flickr

3rd August 2014 20:59
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i know it’s late and most of you are probably already asleep on this Monday night but alas, here is my first gifset! i thought it was about time to do a Lesbian Space Princex Look to match my URL and here it is!

27th July 2014 11:50
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Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

27th July 2014 11:40
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Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives  !!!!

27th July 2014 11:38
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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
27th July 2014 11:38
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Happy Sloth Sunday everyone! A question that has plagued many a artists through the fabrics of time “Would goggly eyes enhance the artistic integrity of my work?” I think it’s safe to say the answer is a resounding yes!

27th July 2014 11:37
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These tentacular Octopus and Giant Squid tables are the work of San Francisco-based bronze sculptor Kirk McGuire. The beautiful bronze cephalopods are so lifelike, we wouldn’t be surprised if you felt phantom tentacles tickling your ankles while sitting at either of these tables.

Visit Kirk McGuire’s website to check out his standalone bronze sculptures and more of his awesome undersea animal tables.

[via Neatorama]

[insert grabby hands gif.]

26th July 2014 15:59
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throwin a disc with friends in the setting sun <3

26th July 2014 15:52
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You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.

But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.

What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?

But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.

Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

good to hear this from someone in outdoor education. fantasy novels and video games are largely responsible for my environmentalism (and appreciation for learning in general); I didn’t spend too much time in nature as a kid, but these forms of media cultivated my imagination and wonder for existences not immediately in front of me. loving a fantasy world, loving fantastical creatures, loving a fantastical history, can open a young person up to loving so much of the “real” world, and to viewing it in unexpected and valuable ways.

26th July 2014 15:35
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► reblogged from blackmagicalgirlmisandry (originally todayinlaborhistory)


Today in labor history, July 26, 1990: President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, like many business organizations, opposed the law, arguing that the costs of the ADA would be “enormous” and have a “disastrous impact on many small businesses struggling to survive.”