I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
- scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
- the idea to put ants on stilts
- there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
- confused ants
The amount of times we tied leashes onto fruit flies in genetics lab is all the proof I need that science is at least 50% fucking around and writing that shit down.
The lab I’m in specializes in parasitoid wasps, and have manipulated in many ways, such as gluing a tiny stick to a wasp so that it can be attached to a string. Why? So that it flies around in circles for a set amount of time until the string is released. This allows the ecologists to simulate and control travel time wrt foraging theories. But just remember: a bachelor and/or master student had the shitty job of gluing a tiny stick to several tiny wasps.
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel
Speaking their lines vs the final product
Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?
Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a dedicated motherfucking professional.
The Alignment System: Game of Thrones edition
Why is Little Finger my favourite character? Because he’s Chaotic Neutral - I’ve said this before and I’m glad to have a gif set to corroborate that. He will fuck shit up for his own reasons. Screw good and evil, let’s make things interesting.
This is apparently coming out in 3 days.
In 3 days, I’m going to start to be a total jogging addict, I think
I’ve been beta testing it and I can confirm it’s actually the greatest app ever. Full iOS release date is as specified, Android release this Spring.
It’s so intense, at one point during the first mission when radio contact was lost, I could hear them trying to contact me “Can you hear us?!” and I literally grabbed the mic and shouted, “I CAN HEAR YOU WHAT DO I DO?” even though that’s not how it works.
I’m just glad nobody was near me.
Alright yall sit your asses down I’m telling you a story
I have this app and it is one of my best purchases I’ve ever had. It endorses your running and makes you work.
The only downside is that it is fucking terrifying. One time, I was running, and got surrounded by zombies. Groaning and shuffling from all angles. And I have never ran that fast in my entire life. I completed my course(which usually takes 15 mins) in 5. I was also screaming a bit. I got some really weird looks, too.
So, morale of the story: This is a fucking scary app and I recommend it 100%.
I have this app, but if you’re like me and it’s been ~7 yrs since high school, get the 5K training Zombies, Run! app first. It’s a nice intro. I love it to pieces, and 100% agree on how scary it can get (I can only use it in the morning, no night runs for me).
The tanker spills of yore were bad enough. But the rules that covered them don’t apply to the tar sands oil we’re now hauling cross-continent.
I have two social media traditions on my birthday
#2 Posting something related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill that happened in the Prince William Sound off the coast of Alaska.
This incident happened on the same day I was born (March 24, 1989) and I feel inextricably linked to it, especially since I began to study ecology. This article is very timely.