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suddin:

ectricark:

imsirius:

#THEY DON’T WRITE EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE

[echoes of eleven blowing up cybermen to get information in the distance]

People who don’t love Nine are the dumbest.


death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face


this didn’t happen in the books

— ancient proverb (via welcometothemasturbatory)

g2gfast:

today my little brother (hes six) put a seashell to his ear and told me the ocean said im a nerd


terrible-wolf:

superwholockalypse:

orionshuntingdog:

unclefather:

gifcraft:

Going to School

Goodbye 

think of all the people who scrolled away

What the fuck

this is the best thing ive seen since i woke up this morning and im glad i woke up


via derpella, from xlizardx

alberteinsteinofficial:

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

and guess what in space they pick categories when they have a lot of things to name like the craters on mercury. the category for naming them is after deceased artists


dr-watsons-lover:

foreveralone-lyguy:

landorus:

fuck bees

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guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN


jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.


engage-with-zorp:

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hewasthedrummer:

lindseyway:

Story goes that this entity is the most evil known out there and it seems to seek people of all ages that do not reblog this. The name non-tumblr users have already been killed and you’re next.

That is, if you reblog this, he’ll let you live. Now, do it. My friend Katy didn’t know how to reblog and within the hour, she died. I warned her but she didn’t

ok tumblr srsly i fucking hate you but that fucking picture ok i’ll reblog this

fuckfuckfuckfuck

this is just so i can sleep alright tonight…

what are you guys for real—look at this twink demon’s kissy face and do-me eyes. Look at his li’l butt. He loves you. He’s about to put the tea on.



via pagingdrramo, from sixpenceee
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sixpenceee:

timiniminy:

sixpenceee:

Some scientists regard near death experiences as a hallucination of the brain. The concept of your consciousness surviving after your brain and body is long gone, sounds pretty bizarre in a scientific perspective.

But meet Pam Reynolds. She had to get surgery for an aneurysm in her brain stem. 

It was a daring operation since it was such a large aneurysm. They chilled her body and drained the blood from her brain. 

When the operation began, the surgeons taped shut Reynolds’ eyes and put molded speakers in her ears.

Regardless, if somehow magically a secret hidden part of her brain was still active, she shouldn’t have been able to see or hear anything.

But yet what she reported back was amazing and very precise. 

HER NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

She says she found herself looking down at the operating table. She says she could see 20 people around the table and hear what sounded like a dentist’s drill. She looked at the instrument in the surgeon’s hand.

"It was an odd-looking thing," she says. "It looked like the handle on my electric toothbrush."

Reynolds observed the Midas Rex bone saw the surgeons used to cut open her head, the drill bits, and the case, which looked like the one where her father kept his socket wrenches. Then she noticed a surgeon at her left groin.

"I heard a female voice say, ‘Her arteries are too small.’ And Dr. Spetzler — I think it was him — said, ‘Use the other side,’ " Reynolds says.

Soon after, the surgeons began to lower her body temperature to 60 degrees. It was about that time that Reynolds believes she noticed a tunnel and bright light. She eventually flat-lined completely, and the surgeons drained the blood out of her head.

During her near-death experience, she says she chatted with her dead grandmother and uncle, who escorted her back to the operating room. She says as they looked down on her body, she could hear the Eagles’ song “Hotel California” playing in the operating room as the doctors restarted her heart. She says her body looked like a train wreck, and she said she didn’t want to return.

"My uncle pushed me," she says, laughing. "And when I hit the body, the line in the song was, ‘You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.’

MATCHING THE RECORDS

Afterwards, Reynolds assumed she had been hallucinating. But a year later, she mentioned the details to her neurosurgeon. Robert Spetzler says her account matched his memory.

"From a scientific perspective," he says, "I have absolutely no explanation about how it could have happened."

Spetzler did not check out all the details, but Michael Sabom did. Sabom is a cardiologist in Atlanta who was researching near-death experiences.

According to the records, there were 20 doctors in the room. There was a conversation about the veins in her left leg. She was defibrillated. They were playing “Hotel California.” How about that bone saw? Sabom got a photo from the manufacturer — and it does look like an electric toothbrush.

How, Sabom wonders, could she know these things?

HOW COULD SHE KNOW?

Pam Reynold’s case is a special one. It’s a report of veridical NDE, where someone reported information they shouldn’t have been able to obtain. Clearly it was NOT a result of a hallucination. 

But if you are still skeptical. I advise you to read Raymond’s Moody Life After Life

He documents many cases similar to Pam Reynold’s. Her case is interesting but not unique. There are several others like it. 

SOURCE FOR PAM REYNOLD’S 

MORE CASES OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES

This is the most important thing I’ve found on Tumblr.

You know the text post that says “It frustrates me that only dead people know what it’s like to be dead.”

Well near death experiences kinda bring a little glimmer of hope that it’s gonna be okay.