In the delivery room

tokomon:

mother: is it a boy or a girl?

doctor: *puts baby between teeth* it’s a metaphor

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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fannishminded:

ketchuppee:

4gifs:

Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from zero to above the boiling point of water, pressure six times stronger than the deepest ocean trench, radiation hundreds of times higher than the fatal dose for a human, and the vacuum of space.

Guys you don’t know the half it. Tardigrades, or waterbears, (or moss piglets, how cute is that?) are the coolest things in the entire world. 
They pretty much live everywhere on earth, and all they do is amble around drinking water. But if their life is in danger, they shrivel up into this little raisin thing and they can survive practically anything. 
There was a piece of moss sitting dry in a museum for a century. Some scientists wetted the moss, and they woke back up. Just started drinking the water again. 
They have survived as near to absolute zero as science has allowed us to get. 
They’ve woken up after being subjected to 6 times the radiation lethal to humans, even though they are about 3 millimeters in length on average. 
NASA sent them into orbit and they were released into the vacuum of space for ten days. They woke up. 
So what does this mean? Scientists believe this may help to prove the existence of live elsewhere in the universe, and how life came to Earth. If there are creatures that can survive the emptiness of space, who’s to say an asteroid didn’t carry some from one planet to ours?

NASA sent them into orbit and they were released into the vacuum of space for ten days.

They woke up.

fannishminded:

ketchuppee:

4gifs:

Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from zero to above the boiling point of water, pressure six times stronger than the deepest ocean trench, radiation hundreds of times higher than the fatal dose for a human, and the vacuum of space.

Guys you don’t know the half it. Tardigrades, or waterbears, (or moss piglets, how cute is that?) are the coolest things in the entire world. 

They pretty much live everywhere on earth, and all they do is amble around drinking water. But if their life is in danger, they shrivel up into this little raisin thing and they can survive practically anything. 

There was a piece of moss sitting dry in a museum for a century. Some scientists wetted the moss, and they woke back up. Just started drinking the water again. 

They have survived as near to absolute zero as science has allowed us to get. 

They’ve woken up after being subjected to 6 times the radiation lethal to humans, even though they are about 3 millimeters in length on average. 

NASA sent them into orbit and they were released into the vacuum of space for ten days. They woke up. 

So what does this mean? Scientists believe this may help to prove the existence of live elsewhere in the universe, and how life came to Earth. If there are creatures that can survive the emptiness of space, who’s to say an asteroid didn’t carry some from one planet to ours?

NASA sent them into orbit and they were released into the vacuum of space for ten days.

They woke up.

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Anonymous asked: Morgan was the girl who just made a comment about girls swallowing lol and i can use my imagination but it just seems like two girls trying to have sex would be boring

totallyfubar:

Here are some reasons lesbian sex is probably better than any other kind for the people involved:

  • Unlimited orgasms
  • Seriously
  • as many as each person wants
  • how
  • does
  • that
  • seem
  • boring

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thornicating:

The thrilling sequel to John Green’s book. "Quilted." -The New York Times"Absorbent and strong." -JK Rowling. Paper Towels

thornicating:

The thrilling sequel to John Green’s book. 
"Quilted." -The New York Times
"Absorbent and strong." -JK Rowling. 
Paper Towels

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eraofstories:

haaretz:

At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

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thoughtless-dreamer:

Trying to make cookies: FAILED

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toboldlysplitinfinitive:


Some ducks because you are sad

thank you they are adorable you’re fab uwu

HE SHOOK HIMSELF SO HARD HE ALMOST FELL OVER 

posiprinces:

toboldlysplitinfinitive:

Some ducks because you are sad

thank you they are adorable you’re fab uwu

HE SHOOK HIMSELF SO HARD HE ALMOST FELL OVER 

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totallyfubar:

The sound Jupiter emits via electromagnetic waves (10 min)

I’d like to take a moment to say, yes, this is actually true.

NASA recorded radio waves from Jupiter and translated them into audio. This is the noise that the violent behemoth called Jupiter broadcasts into the void

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"The trick, kiddo,” his mom replies slowly. “Is finding someone who complements you instead of completes you. You need to be complete on your own."

The Fight, and Fate
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