Holy shit Denver
Holy shit Denver
It doesn’t matter what class you’re taking, there’s always going to be a loud, obnoxious white boy in the front left of the class.
even when im not laying facedown on the floor literally, i am always laying facedown on the floor figuratively. in my heart or whatever.
Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.
Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.
“Party In the U.S.S.R.” by Miley Czyrovanjkovich
Autumn’s Beautiful Transformations
50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).
Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.
So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.
There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).
Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.
Reptiles are fascinating.
So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!
There’s thousands of notes on posts about how unfair it is that there isn’t a wonder woman movie and now that its been officially announced nobody is talking about it?
Like Can I get at least a hell yeah?
The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)
Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!
A Disability History of America by Kim E. Nielsen, page 4 and 5 (via theaubisticagenda)
Although it’s also the case that in a lot of nations, PISL and its equivalents was actually mainly used for international relations and trade, while deaf folks used what’s sometimes called “kitchen sign” (think of it as a spontaneous sign language worked out between the deaf person and the people they live with, whether hearing or not). They might or might not have learned PISL or the other regional equivalents.