IT’S A HUMMINGBEE
These are BEE FLIES!
Harmless to everything else, these precious little cutie pies sneak their eggs into beehives, where their larvae can parasitize bee larvae and eat their food reserves!
Simultaneously adorable and insidious!
First rubber boas, now these little fuckers. Nature is magical.
This awesome arboreal dwelling is the Living the High Life Tree House created by Blue Forest, a British tree house design and construction firm. It’s a luxury family-sized complex featuring two separate tree houses, one for kids and one for their parents. The elevated dwellings are connected by a network of rope bridges which also lead to an adventure play area and an assault course, the latter of which is also accessible via an 80-yard zip line.
It may look rustic, but this is a top-of-the-line tree house. The kids’ house features three medieval towers, and inside one of them a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a secret game room containing a plasma TV and video game console. Meanwhile the grown-ups’ treehouse features a conical thatched roof and interior walls made of hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. Inside there’s a kitchen (complete with plenty of wine storage), bathroom, and a large open living area for treetop entertaining. The complex also features accommodations for guests of the family.
Head over to the Blue Forest website to check out more of their amazing custom-built tree houses.
So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.
It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs.
The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.
When you say, “9 out of 10 forest fires are started by humans”, all I hear is “there’s a bear out there that knows how to use matches”
From this BBC article on popular baby names.
"Mummy, daddy, how did you choose my name?"
"Well, we decided to name you after a fictional psychopath. Now off to bed, little minion of darkness."
That second to last panel is chilling.
Okay so, the marauders map can see people even when they’re hidden underneath the cloak of invisibility, right?
Yet Death can’t find people hidden under that cloak…
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
JUST HOW DID A GANG OF TEENAGERS MANAGE TO CREATE THAT MAP??????
Remus Lupin is a genius, Sirius Black doesn’t like rules, James Potter thinks he can do anything, and Peter brings them snacks and encourages their combined insane genius, that’s how.
Okay, I actually think there’s a really good answer to this.
We know from HP2 that the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t appear on the map, even though lots of other secret passages do, and we know from HP7 (most notably, anyway) that the Room of Requirement doesn’t appear on the map. Yet people under the invisibility cloak show up under their real names, as do polyjuiced people or animaguses in their animal forms.
The difference between the latter (expected) edge cases and the former (actual) edge cases is that while the latter consist of relationships between what the map knows and people, the former consist of relationships between what the map knows and… Hogwarts.
The marauders aren’t smarter or more powerful than Death; they don’t have any special perceptive gifts that Death doesn’t have. What they did have was a magical castle founded by four of the greatest wizards who ever lived. I think the reason that the map knows so much, but hides a select few things, is that the map isn’t powered by those wizards—it’s powered by Hogwarts itself.
Think about this: the fish Lily made for Slughorn disintegrated when she died, but the map still works just fine even after all four Marauders are gone. Whatever made the map go, it wasn’t a charm any of them put on it. It was the borrowed wisdom of the place they lived in.
That’s one of the things that makes the map such a beautiful microcosm for the series, really: it’s proof that you don’t need to be stronger than Death to do amazing things, as Voldemort thought. On the contrary: it’s okay to ask for help from those who came before you and those who have more wisdom, courage, strength, or resources than you.
Because at Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it.
I wonder who is going to replace Jenna Coleman since she’s not returning to Doctor Who after this series.
A slim white female in her 20s whose casting is based mostly on how attractive Steven Moffat finds her. Next question.
The Abyss Table by Duffy London
This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.
Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.