The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing when you think these things have been swimming around for so long.
They have hundreds of poisonous tentacles that it used to catch passing by fish. it then slowly drags in it’s prey and eats it.
That is terrifying.
THAT IS A DIVER NOT A LEAF.
HOLY FUCK THAT IS A DIVER NOT A LEAF.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. THIS IS CRAZY!
this is slightly traumatizing…
A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,”… or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”
Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person.” Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible….and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one.
yeah i know the there’s a lot of blood in the picture but the story behind it is so amazing that the picture can only touch your heart.
Anneli Rufus (via airplanes)
IT MEANS HAVING TO PERFORM. this is what people don’t get sometimes.
I’m a very social person, and like being around people a large amount of the time, but as an introvert I definitely identify with this as well: it means having to perform. And that can be SERIOUSLY draining.
I should print this on a card and just hand it out to people in crowded rooms.
is it possible to be an extroverted loner? cuz sometimes, i swear on my favorite sneakers, i just DON’T fucking wanna be bothered with the performance. being on is exhausting as fuck.
Social performance can definitely be draining, and solitude is very important to my state of mind and energy level. But the good news for young people who are struggling with this, is that if you work on it you get better at it, and the better you get at it the easier it gets and the less energy it takes. You gradually figure out the little tricks and subtle moves which create comfort zones for you and those with whom you interact. Social performance is not a fixed attribute you’re born with; like everything in life, it only gets easier if you work on it. In my view (probably informed by my Chinese background), people who have developed their social graces and quieted their egos (the biggest energy drain) to a certain level of refinement can move about in the human world with minimal energy loss due to minimum friction, like a fish gliding smoothly through a clear stream, talking less and hearing more. Well, it’s one perspective anyway.
When I was younger, it was mostly about needing to perform. However, as I get older, more and more, I think, “Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes.”
im definitely an introvert. and also a performer. also have social anxiety. large crowds of people unnerve me.
anyways, a week or so ago, i was at a party, standing in a corner between two sofas. and a guy comes up to me and says, hey why are you standing there alone? you seem to need a lot of space.
and im like, yeah, im pretty socially awkward.
ha ha ha
i find that a good amount of my social awkwardness/anxiety comes from the fact that
1. i find it difficult and stressful to lie
2. telling the truth is not usually socially appropriate
once i decided/realized that i wasnt going to be socially appropriate, social situations became a lot easier to deal with. people learn pretty quickly that i am weird and geeky and too honest. at house parties i usually escape into a corner or bedroom or a book and detox for a few minutes.
anyways, was at another party, and it was close to dawn, and the party is winding down, and we are all talking and laughing when this girl sits down next to me and says, loudly, god, maia, you just think you are so cool, dont you? with a sneer.
and im like, what? ha ha ha…im the dorky girl with dredlocks and weird ideas…but somehow ive become the kind of person that other dorky girls resent? and feel the need to bring down a peg? and i wanted to take her aside and say, you dont know how tired i get of communicating too…
Maia you are describing my life. it’s amazing how many people read “think she’s all that” when you don’t interact with them in certain, specific ways…….like REALLY. like, getting aggressive and vicious and backstabbing, not because of something you’ve said but because of something you *didn’t* say or because you didn’t act a certain way. it’s honestly astounding.
Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.
My cousin ordered cheese bread without parsley. This is the receipt.
We interrupt this Batfam spam to bring you the single most awesome bit of South Park fanart I’ve ever seen. Holy shit, everyone is absolutely perfectly in character. Kyle does look like he’s gonna knife somebody though. :/
Clara Kimball Young in Lola (1914, dir. James Young)
In the film, sweet & virtuous Lola is killed in a car accident. She is restored to life, by means of her scientist father’s electric ray machine, but too late to prevent Death from carrying off her soul. The now soulless Lola promptly turns into an amoral jezebel who enjoys anonymous beach sex and making men cry with statements like, ”When a man says to me, ‘I want the only things you have - your beauty, your youth, your love,’ haven’t I the right to say, ‘What will you give me for them?’”
Order is restored when “too much excitement” (i.e. too many adulterous orgasms) fatally weakens her heart, and her heartbroken father, having learned his lesson, lets her go.
Oh my lord.
I can’t even begin to describe the levels of utterly fan-flippin’-tastic this is.
O.O oh my god. kalsdjf;lakdsfjlksd;afjks
…what family stars do after their shows are over.
um marry me?