Excerpt from neuroscientist David Eagleman’s Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Read more from the book here.
Perfection. I may have to produce something like this next Halloween. Courtesy of Tysonism (FB).
My Muslim friend’s Princess Leia Costume
Is there a classic movie bloopers fandom because there needs to be one
OH MY GOD THESE THINGS REALLY EXIST???
I just love the toupee one too much to let this one go
I’m sorry, Hugo, but even if you weren’t in a film with Christopher Lee, your Dracula attempt would still be pretty sorry.
This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree
It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)
Fleur de lis by Robert Reid | Branches with Almond Blossom by Vincent van Gogh | Amalia de Llano y Dotres, Countess of Vilches by Federico de Madrazo |The anticipated letterby Harry George Theaker|We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian) by Lilly Martin Spencer
random assortment of Doug Jones behind the scenes shots
THE GOLDEN RULE OF TUMBLR
my god, we’re all Ross.
So in conclusion, we are all the men of Friends, combined.
Not just the men.
Phoebe is basically a walking night blogger when she’s got a guitar. Admit it.
In conclusion, we are the show Friends.
we all need this on our blogs
The show Friends was the first tumblr ever created.
I, Dee, a reformed acolyte from the blood drinking, squid worshipping sect of N’rygoth, will not lead us in prayer.
So, for the love of his grotesque and misshapen ballsack, dole out the damn food.
Happy Halloween :)
I did this makeup look for a House of Lashes contest, I was actually inspired to go in this direction by all the people that told me I look like Bastet, so thank you :3