Blood Falls, a Natural Time Capsule Containing a Unique Ecosystem
This five-story, blood-red “waterfall” pours ever so slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valley. Geologists first discovered the frozen waterfall in 1911, and believed the red color came from algae. Its true nature turned out to be more spectacular.
Roughly two million years ago, a small body of water containing an ancient community of microbes was sealed beneath the surface of the Taylor Glacier. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, the microbes have remained isolated inside a natural time capsule, in a place with no light, oxygen, or heat.
The trapped lake has very high salinity and is rich in iron, which gives the seepage its red color. A fissure in the glacier allows the microbial subglacial lake to flow out, forming the falls without contaminating the ecosystem within.
More photos of Blood Falls can be seen on Atlas Obscura
men should take advantage of the lack of dress code rules set for guys and wear mini skirts and tank tops to school every day
OH MY GOD LAST YEAR THE DUDES ON MY CLASS HAVE DONE IT
AND THEY GOT ALL CALLED IN THE PRINCIPAL’S ROOM
BUT THEY DIDNT GOT IN TROUBLE BECAUSE
THEY SAID EXACTLY IT “BUT THOSE RULES ARE ONLY FOR GIRLS”
I’M NOT EVEN JOKING
London Collections: Men - GQ UK by Robert Fairer, June 2013
A fashion shoot at Spencer House and my friend Simon Foxton neglected to tell me. Oh, the agony.
Shunsuke Hatakeyama. Via Tokyo Telephone
The Kandakes of Kush.
Kandake, also known as Candace, Kendake or Kentake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.
They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. They co-ruled the Meroitic with their brothers (not their husbands), a trait of matrilineal societies. They were buried with rich treasure in their own pyramids.
Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal Kandake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort. Reliefs found in the ruins of building projects she commissioned, Shanakdakheto is portrayed both alone as well as with her husband and son, who would inherit the throne by her passing.
The “Kandakes/Candaces” serve as examples of women as powerful figures or clever strategists in their roles as queens, as warrior queens, or as romantic figures, they have had great appeal in times past, and will continue to do so in this present era of feminist or humanist interest in the subject.
References: Nubian Queens in the Nile Valley and Afro-Asiatic Cultural History - Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Professor of Anthropology, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston U.S.A, August 20-26, 1998
And they were never mentioned in my history books as a kid…sigh…awesome stuff.
Power Structure of Oppression
Yes. Yes. YES.
Gabryel Steslowsky by Krzysztof Waszak
From Free Comic Book Day last weekend! I was entered into Kinokuniya’s costume contest in the Best Gothic Lolita category because it was either that or Best Comic Book / Video Game Cosplay. >__< So please help me become the best Gothic Lolita of all by liking my photo on this page! <3
Jacket: Atelier Boz
Stag Pins: Vanyanis
Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack pray that runs
jesus that is good to know.
Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies
Another Fun Fact: Cheetah’s are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetah’s are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Other’s will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll loose their cubs.
So zoo’s with breeding program’s had to figure out how to make Cheetah’s comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.
So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!
The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!
Thats fucking adorable as hell
Too cute to NOT reblog. -H
Reddit’s Ask Reddit function often throws up some weird and wonderful questions – and equally interesting answers.
This week Reddit users were asked: ‘Parents of Reddit, what is the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you?‘
Unsurprisingly there were an array of pretty terrifying responses, and we’ve rounded up ten of the best.
10. Creepy dating advice
‘I jokingly asked: “What’s the best way to get a girlfriend?”
’7-year-old’s response: “Tell her to be my girlfriend or she’ll never see her parents again”.’ – abluesxs
9. Sibling rivalry
‘My 3 year old daughter stood next to her new born brother and looked at him for awhile then turned and looked at me and said, “Daddy its a monster..we should bury it”.’ – Like_I_was_sayin
8. Watch out grandma
‘Not to me, but to his grandmother.
‘He was cuddling with her and being very sweet (he was about 3 at the time). He takes her face in his hands, and brings his face close to hers, then tells her that she’s very old, and will die soon.
‘Then he makes a point of looking at the clock.’ – NotTomPettysGirl
7. Goodbye dad
‘I was tucking in my two year old. He said “Good bye dad.” I said, “No, we say good night.” He said “I know. But this time its good bye.”
‘Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there.’ – UnfortunateBirthMark
6. Beware of monsters
‘While not something my own child has said, my younger cousin (around 5 at the time) once drew a picture of a a black monster, looked up at me, and said “He told me to draw this. He’s coming for you. You better hide.’ – Nilliak
I see dead people: Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (Picture: Reuters)
5. Skin peel
‘I was sound asleep, and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4 year old daughters face inches from mine. She looked right into my eyes and whispered, “I want to peel all your skin off”.
‘The backstory here is I had been sunburned the previous week, and was starting to peel. In my sleep addled state however, it was pretty terrifying for a few seconds. I didn’t know if I was dreaming, or what was going on.’ – psalm_69
4. Sibling rivalry part 2
“So I shouldn’t throw him in the fire?”
’3 year old daughter holding her baby brother for the first time.’ – olafthebent
3. Cat crucifixion
‘When I was about 3 we had a cat that had still born kittens. I asked my father if we could make crosses for them, which he did. As he was making them I asked: “aren’t those too small?”
‘Dad: “What do you Mean?”
‘Me: “aren’t we going to nail them to them?”
‘Dad: (after several moments silence) “we’re not going to do that”
‘Me: “oh” – Tom_Zarek
2. Past lives
“Daddy, remember that time we died?” –CtrlShiftZ
‘A friend of mine’s child told him “Daddy, I love you so much that I want to cut your head off and carry it around so I can see your face whenever I want”.’ – GatorMcGovern
I know it shouldn’t but the cat crucifixion one made me laugh for days. There was also one where a little girl was so excited about getting to open Christmas presents that her response was “SPIIIIIIIDERRRSS” in a really deep voice that made me laugh just as hard.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) - Resource for Crime Writers
well you never know when this might come in handy.
“Misako Doll” by Reira Chatani
It’s so amazing how much this looks exactly like her and yet how simple it is!
kill me. kill me right now.
This makes me really angry
Lewis’s law is an observation she made in 2012 that states “the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.” Lewis has written frequently about misogynist hate directed at women online.