cracked:

No, that’s not one of the plagues of Egypt. It’s actually creepier.

6 Dazzling Sights in Nature (Caused by Human Stupidity)

#6. A River of Poison Blood

The Rio Tinto (Red River) in Spain has had a shitty time ever since humanity turned up. We’re not indulging in hyperbole, here; Homo sapiens have been dumping pollutants in the river for over 5,000 years, a number you may recognize as five times the combined duration of the Roman Empire and the Egyptian Empire. … The area was first mined by the Iberians and Tartessians in the third millennium B.C., and it remains a viable source of copper even today. Over time, it acquired its characteristic red color from heavy metals that crept in as a side effect of mining. The color’s not all that trickled in, either. The river is actually even more lethal than its uninviting appearance suggests. The pH of the water hovers around 2, placing it on par with stomach acid. Yes, Rio Tinto could literally digest you.

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egodownsoulup:

unexplained-events:

Duan Qiongxiu from Suining, southwest China, discovered a snake with a foot growing out of its body.
"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw."
Her reaction was to grab her shoe and beat it to death…probably not the best idea.Afterwards she preserved it in a bottle of alcohol.
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This would be an example of an Atavistic structure. Who would have guessed I would actually use my biology lessons in real life?
Snakes evolved from legged reptiles, and they even still have hip bones, though normally no legs grow from them, but the genes are still there. If those genes are ‘reactivated’ you get odd structures like this. Other examples include teeth in chickens (birds descended from dinosaurs, like raptors!), and even some instances of leg-like structures in whales and dolphins.
I should take more Biology.

egodownsoulup:

unexplained-events:

Duan Qiongxiu from Suining, southwest China, discovered a snake with a foot growing out of its body.

"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw."

Her reaction was to grab her shoe and beat it to death…probably not the best idea.
Afterwards she preserved it in a bottle of alcohol.

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This would be an example of an Atavistic structure. 
Who would have guessed I would actually use my biology lessons in real life?

Snakes evolved from legged reptiles, and they even still have hip bones, though normally no legs grow from them, but the genes are still there. If those genes are ‘reactivated’ you get odd structures like this. Other examples include teeth in chickens (birds descended from dinosaurs, like raptors!), and even some instances of leg-like structures in whales and dolphins.

I should take more Biology.

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients.” [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.
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painted-bees:

Sak Yant or Yantra Tattooing are  believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.

You can get these here in thailand by a monk, they look beautiful but I’d never recommend it. Essentially, you’re making a pact with a spirit to protect you in exchange for sacrificing an activity or habit you may have previously enjoyed (the monk decides what this is, not you). These tattoos are contracts. 
 Breaking your side of the bargain may encourage the spirit to ‘punish’ you, and these contracts are not easily voided. 

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underthesymmetree:

Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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