Awkward Marsupial

I know too much about most mundane nonsense.
fayhelfer:

A wee bee burning + pollen and indigo

fayhelfer:

A wee bee burning + pollen and indigo

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little-veganite:

mayoroffuckstickjunction:

thecuteoftheday:

Heidi the rabbit!

Heidi has arthritis in her knees and hips so to help with the pain, she swims a few times a week!

Sometimes she wears a scrunchie on her ears so that they don’t get wet!

“sometimes she wears a scrunchie on her ears so that they don’t get wet”

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archiemcphee:

Colossal, the Department of Incredible Insects recently encountered more photos of the fascinating work of French artist Hubert Duprat and his industrious Caddisflies (previously featured here).

"Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away."

Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.

Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.

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thislilsubtx:

diaryof-alittleswitch:

onembk:

Anecdotes by medical practitioners

"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”

"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”

"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”

"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”

"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”

"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”

"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”

“I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”

Reddit thread 

This is why the world is the way it is

I should add to this.
Positive drug screen on female that denies using crack. She explains with a dead look on her face that she must have gotten drugs in her system because she gives her boyfriend a lot of blow jobs and she swallows and HE is the one doing the drugs. Nope. Not her. Nope. It’s all that crack in the cum she swallows giving her a positive drug screen. Yup.

Disheartening👄

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heaveninawildflower:

The Constellations for September and October. Illustration from ‘The Constellations and How to Find Them’ by William Peck. Published 1887 by Silver, Burdett & Co
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heaveninawildflower:

The Constellations for September and October. Illustration from ‘The Constellations and How to Find Them’ by William Peck. Published 1887 by Silver, Burdett & Co

archive.org

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buggirl:

buggirl:

TUMBLR GIVEAWAY!
My research campaign is going so well and I am so close to reaching my goal!  I am so grateful to all my supporters that I thought I should send a little thank you.  These custom bumper stickers were made by my prop maker sister.
The next ten people who donate $10 or more to my spider research in the Amazon will receive one of these!  PLEDGE HERE
THANK YOU for continued support.  (also message me your address, many of my emails are being lost in spam)
-buggirl

Still some left!!!

buggirl:

buggirl:

TUMBLR GIVEAWAY!

My research campaign is going so well and I am so close to reaching my goal!  I am so grateful to all my supporters that I thought I should send a little thank you.  These custom bumper stickers were made by my prop maker sister.

The next ten people who donate $10 or more to my spider research in the Amazon will receive one of these!  PLEDGE HERE

THANK YOU for continued support.  (also message me your address, many of my emails are being lost in spam)

-buggirl

Still some left!!!

laadyyblue:

In love with my new shirt!

laadyyblue:

In love with my new shirt!

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When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age.

don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)

OH MY GOD FUCKIN YES PREAAAACH THIS IS SO FUCKIN RIGHT

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