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rhamphotheca:

Bird Death on Midway Atoll

This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives, only birds and yet, you will not believe what you will see here.

Please don’t throw anything into the sea. Unbelievable, just look at the consequences…

sad thing is that many of us will dismiss our participation in this by saying that we don’t throw anything in the ocean. we dispose of our trash in the bin. Many wont see that the trash they throw in the bins indiscriminately will eventually find its way in the oceans because we do not really have the real consciousness of the impact of trash. Change must begin at home…

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harlequinfairy:

and this is why i hate taylor swift

along with the fact her music is generally shit and she resembles a horse

(Source: steviefuckingnicks, via margaerydormer)

njwight:

Killer whales trapped as ice hole shrinks in northern Quebec
A dozen killer whales trapped in the ice about 30 kilometres off the coast of Inukjuak, Que., could be in imminent danger, as a local Inuk who visited them late Wednesday afternoon said the small patch of open water which the whales are sharing is already shrinking.

njwight:

Killer whales trapped as ice hole shrinks in northern Quebec

A dozen killer whales trapped in the ice about 30 kilometres off the coast of Inukjuak, Que., could be in imminent danger, as a local Inuk who visited them late Wednesday afternoon said the small patch of open water which the whales are sharing is already shrinking.

(via theanimalblog)

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A fuckload of classic literature:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  5. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  6. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  8. Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  9. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  12. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  16. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  18. Dubliners by James Joyce
  19. Emma by Jane Austen
  20. Erewhon by Samuel Butler
  21. For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke
  22. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  23. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  24. Grimms Fairy Tales by the brothers Grimm
  25. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  26. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  27. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  28. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  30. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  31. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  32. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  33. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  34. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  35. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  36. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
  37. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  38. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  39. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  40. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  41. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  42. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  43. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  44. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  45. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
  46. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  47. Swanns Way by Marcel Proust
  48. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  49. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  50. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  51. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  52. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  53. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  54. The Great Gatsby
  55. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  56. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  57. The Iliad by Homer
  58. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
  59. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  60. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  61. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  62. The Odyssey by Homer
  63. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  64. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  65. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  66. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  67. The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  68. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  69. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  70. The Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault
  71. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
  72. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Duma
  73. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  74. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  75. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  76. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  77. Ulysses by James Joyce
  78. Utopia by Sir Thomas More
  79. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  80. Within A Budding Grove by Marcel Proust
  81. Women In Love by D. H. Lawrence
  82. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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  1. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  2. A Study In Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
  4. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
  5. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
  6. Bossypants - Tina Fey
  7. Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Truman Capote
  8. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  9. Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  10. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  11. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
  12. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
  13. Damned - Chuck Palahniuk
  14. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  15. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
  16. Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
  17. Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  18. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
  19. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  20. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
  21. Go The Fuck To Sleep - Adam Mansbach
  22. I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
  23. I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  24. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
  25. It - Stephen King
  26. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  27. Lolita - Vladmir Nabokov
  28. Marked - Kristin Cast
  29. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
  30. My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  31. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  32. One Day - David Nicholls
  33. Paper Towns - John Green
  34. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief - Rick Riordan
  35. Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard
  36. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  37. Snow White And The Huntsman - Lily Blake
  38. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  39. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
  40. The Giver - Lois Lowry
  41. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  42. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  43. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  44. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  45. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  46. The Perks of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  47. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
  48. The Things They Carried - Tim O’Brien
  49. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  50. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  51. Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
  52. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
  53. Vampire Diaries: The Awakening - L.J. Smith
  54. Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen
  55. Wicked - Gregory Maguire

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artonastick:

The look on their faces though. its like “omfg, charles. charles, charles. THE HUMAN IS WAVING. WAVE BACK, HURRY.”

I will always rebaggel this. 

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hella-cusses:hellnope:superheru7:



1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.


Keep in mind that some of these are toxic to pets.  Snake plants and Peace Lily are both very dangerous to leave in places where cats or dogs can get to them.

hella-cusses:hellnope:superheru7:

1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.

Keep in mind that some of these are toxic to pets.  Snake plants and Peace Lily are both very dangerous to leave in places where cats or dogs can get to them.

(via rhamphotheca)

thedailywhat:

Look At These Ingenious Gorillas of the Day: Earlier this week, a poacher’s snare captured and killed a wild gorilla infant in Rwanda.
But in a wildly exciting turn of events, conservationists witnessed just days later a pair of wild gorillas identifying and dismantling similar traps.
Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, is ecstatic:

This is absolutely the first time that we’ve vseen juveniles doing that … I don’t know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares.
We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that.

[nationalgeo / via]

thedailywhat:

Look At These Ingenious Gorillas of the Day: Earlier this week, a poacher’s snare captured and killed a wild gorilla infant in Rwanda.

But in a wildly exciting turn of events, conservationists witnessed just days later a pair of wild gorillas identifying and dismantling similar traps.

Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, is ecstatic:

This is absolutely the first time that we’ve vseen juveniles doing that … I don’t know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares.

We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that.

[nationalgeo via]

(Source: thedailywhat)

rhamphotheca:

Dear Science,  NO!

this is monstrosity!!!

rhamphotheca:

Dear Science,  NO!

this is monstrosity!!!

animalia:

On the 24th of June 2012 we lost the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, Lonesome George.He was dubbed as the rarest creature in the world and acted as a celebrated conservation icon. Following his death the Pinta Island Tortoise is now said to be extinct. Lonesome George was thought to be over 100 years old, and the cause of his death is currently unknown.In commemoration of the beautiful George, the Galápagos National Park Service stated that it was assembling an international workshop in July which will aim to establish management strategies for restoring Tortoise populations over the next decade.
We have lost an entire species due to George’s death. Rest in peace.

animalia:

On the 24th of June 2012 we lost the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, Lonesome George.
He was dubbed as the rarest creature in the world and acted as a celebrated conservation icon. Following his death the Pinta Island Tortoise is now said to be extinct. Lonesome George was thought to be over 100 years old, and the cause of his death is currently unknown.
In commemoration of the beautiful George, the Galápagos National Park Service stated that it was assembling an international workshop in July which will aim to establish management strategies for restoring Tortoise populations over the next decade.

We have lost an entire species due to George’s death. Rest in peace.

rhamphotheca:

“Lonesome George”, the Last Pinta Island Giant Tortoise, Dies at 100
by Mark Brown
Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise in the world and an icon for Galapagos conservation, has died. His death renders the subspecies Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni extinct.
George was first seen on the Galapagos island of Pinta in 1971, by Hungarian mollusk researcher József Vágvölgyi. George was the very last of his indigenous subspecies, after introduced feral goats had devastated the island’s vegetation.
He soon became an icon for conservation on the island group, and researchers attempted to get Lonesome George to mate. He shacked up with two females of another tortoise subspecies, Chelonoidis nigra becki, in the hope that his genotype would survive in any offspring.
The various attempts proved fruitless, as all the eggs failed to hatch. Nevertheless, two females from the Espanola tortoise population (the species most closely related to Pinta tortoises genetically) were with George until the end.
George, who was believed to be more than 100 years old, was found dead in his corral at the Tortoise Breeding and Rearing Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, by members of the  Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS)…
(read more: Wired Science)      (photo: putneymark)

NOOOOO George TT_________TT

rhamphotheca:

“Lonesome George”, the Last Pinta Island Giant Tortoise, Dies at 100

by Mark Brown

Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise in the world and an icon for Galapagos conservation, has died. His death renders the subspecies Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni extinct.

George was first seen on the Galapagos island of Pinta in 1971, by Hungarian mollusk researcher József Vágvölgyi. George was the very last of his indigenous subspecies, after introduced feral goats had devastated the island’s vegetation.

He soon became an icon for conservation on the island group, and researchers attempted to get Lonesome George to mate. He shacked up with two females of another tortoise subspecies, Chelonoidis nigra becki, in the hope that his genotype would survive in any offspring.

The various attempts proved fruitless, as all the eggs failed to hatch. Nevertheless, two females from the Espanola tortoise population (the species most closely related to Pinta tortoises genetically) were with George until the end.

George, who was believed to be more than 100 years old, was found dead in his corral at the Tortoise Breeding and Rearing Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, by members of the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS)…

(read more: Wired Science)      (photo: putneymark)

NOOOOO George TT_________TT



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