photo by james snyder of a cuban tree frog who swallowed a christmas light when a bug landed on it. the bulb was gently pulled from his stomach, and the frog seemed no worse for wear, if however slightly insulted. but that’s probably because he’s so thin skinned.
frog r u serious
Anonymous asked: cookie butter isn't as common as a lot of other things but yes it is a thing in the u.s. and i have found it at trader joe's stores.
I have a quite warped idea of what is and isn’t common in the US. I only saw one Sonic while I was there, and was heartbroken because it was the best milkshake I’d ever had. I think my next trip will involve me hitting up every Sonic that I can.
Also food. I know about the M&Ms varieties that we don’t have down here etc, but my buddy ecto took me on a WahWah run and there were just shelves upon shelves of candy bars that I’d never even heard of. And like, cinnamon cream cheese. I didn’t know that was a think until I went to a Donut King and then I fell in love.
Ugh, now I’m feeling sad about all of the junk food I didn’t eat while I was over there :(
Take meeeeeeee. There isn’t a Sonic anywhere near me. ;___;
I HAVE NEITHER BREAD NOR SPRINKLES NOR BUTTER WHAT I DO HAVE IS A MIGHTY NEED FOR THE MOST PRINCELY OF BREADS THE FAIRY BREAD A DELICIOUS TREAT THAT TASTES LIKE MAGIC FEELS
I just keep staring at this and thinking that this would be exactly what would happen if Thor went to a five-year-old’s birthday party and got a sugar high from the fairy bread.
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
if there was a post to describe australia, this is it
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?
wake up australia
That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit
It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.
Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do
yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes
why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.
My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was born. Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :
Landscape Series, Cecilia Paredes
"Cecilia builds objects mainly using discarded natural elements and with her work, re creates another language. She also does performances using make up, body painting or any other resource to create her anthropomorphic images, transforming herself into animals, plants or landscapes." more here.