anime of the year 2014. calling it.
this is fucking bullshit. they could have called this “loli pop” and they fucking didn’t. they had an anime where they turned a guy’s dad in to a little girl and they didn’t fucking call it “loli pop” this is so fucking stupid god dammit
If this anime doesn’t soley consist of a 10 year old girl making an unending string of dad-jokes I will be sorely disappointed.
Just took the “Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?” quiz: http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/
Take part in it yourself, then pay it forward :)
Really interesting quiz! I wish I could say I got them all correct, but 12/13 is still acceptable, right?!
I only missed the atmosphere question, but I was torn between two! Damn.
13/13 heck yes
Judging by the age data, it looks like people learn this stuff in school, then forget it when they get older. Glad I have a scientist girlfriend to keep me sharp :)
12/13, I missed the fracking question. I knew that I should have gone with natural gas.
13/13! I actually basically have this quiz memorized because I was going to use the stats for a final project in high school.
SCIENCE FRIDAY: “Talking” Like a Firefly
by Ariel Zych
If you’re lucky enough to live where fireflies flash at night, then you have surely seen their magical illuminations on warm summer evenings. But did you know that by observing fireflies while they are flashing, you can learn to communicate with them? If you haven’t already, watch the Science Friday Video “In a Flash: Firefly Communication” for a little background on how fireflies use light to communicate.By watching and comparing fireflies all across the country, scientists have been able to map out the unique flash patterns of male and female fireflies of different species. Dr. John E. Lloyd, an entomologist at the University of Florida, featured in the video above, was one of the first to do this extensively for North American species of firefly in the genus Photinus.Using just a penlight and a cheat sheet of firefly signals of firefly signals based on Dr. Lloyd’s observations, you’ll be on your way towards speaking in a genuine firefly dialect (though your accent may need extra work)…(read more: Science Friday)
Courtesy of C. Saito.
Weird Al made a shitty song better.
OH MY GOD YES. THANK YOU! I loved the original beat, HATED the original lyrics. Finally a version of the song easily purchasable without any of the rape culture BS.
The horned lizard can squirt blood from its eyes.
Certain iterations restrict the blood flow from their head, increasing blood pressure, and rupturing blood vessels around their eyelids, to squirt blood up to 5 feet. It’s very confusing to their predators.