Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
If this pans out, it will be HUGE. How crazy is it that there might be something like this in the world, just waiting for us to discover it so we can use it to help save us from ourselves?
OH MY GOSH GUYS!! This is so amazing. You better not be hoaxing me crash course.
Oh I just realised I never allowed asks on this blog so if you want to ask me things you can now. How silly of me.
Klaus, sweetie, dearest? Honey, darling, dear?
Shhh. For now you are safe. Don’t you see
the world is quiet here?
Oh Olaf don’t you see? If you love Kit then on which side of the schism should you be? You needn’t take pause for if you keep this path you know what results in due course. We all know this was unfair but it need not end in despair.
I do not know if she shall ever love you if, in fact, she ever did but what shall your actions do but forbid her heart to see and feel the love for her you hold? How could she live with all the deeds you’ll do untold? You may say sorry, say it was all for her, but even when in love many evil deeds be unboundedly difficult to defer from mind or sight or sound when they exist in such abound.
Evil is like smoking you see it only addicts, so I beg for no sake of my own, do not let your heart be an evict.
No one on Tumblr blinks.
Only cause we know better.
Dear Doctor Who fandom,
It looks like one fandom congratulating another, it’s beautiful. Like an old competitor saying to another “well played!”
This is why I love Tumblr
BLESS THIS POST
Interfandom love. Best thing about Tumblr.
Don’t cry Edgar, Lenore is in a better place now. The Raven knows nothing of Gilead. Intelligence is the Raven’s specialty, surely, but what do the intelligent know of Aidenn? How shall the birds of the air console you? With empty ”nevermore”s? Of course they shan’t! What do the birds know of sweet Lenore? In my heart I knew Lenore, sweet and stunning and kind. She has gone to heaven now and watches from yonder shore.
But stay for now if you would please my heart once more. I shall stay and please your heart too I’m sure. Just please stay and be with me fore’er and then once more. The angels will look down from heaven, with ornate Lenore, and she shall be happy of your happiness - forever more.
Alternate and acceptable reality: Living in a cabin with Lemony Snicket and using a Jet aeroplane and being married in a fuchsia wedding dress.
I mean, it’s anything for Lemony really. Even enduring a fuchsia wedding dress. Obviously I help him live through the pain of Beatrice’s death and he falls in love with me.
Don’t cry Lemony; B is in a better place now. She wants you to be happy or at the very least content in your ability to fight fire voluntarily and of course she knows you can’t do that alone. We’re all here for you.
I’ve been watching vlogbrothers and playing MATCH for the last couple of hours. I finally have a predicted future I’d be ecstatic to live in. Obviously the universe wants this to happen or else it wouldn’t have happened on the sixth try. Also, I know that time travel is going to be invented eventually because otherwise MATCH would be wrong.
I’m going to live in an attic with Edgar Allan Poe and I will drive us around in a bus. Also my wedding dress will be violet (or has been, it’s difficult to tall with all the time travel involved).
Introducing our new game called:
“Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”
The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check.
Our (initial) purpose of the game was to get everyone off the phones free from twitter/fb/texting and to encourage conversations.
1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.
2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.
3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.
4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.
5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.
-Starting the game after everyone is seated.
-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.
- Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.
- No touching or messing with anybody else’s phones.
- You don’t have to stack the phones. This was done for picture taking purposes.
- I realize I should perhaps think of a different name for this awesome game. Because I don’t mean to imply that everyone who checks their phone during meals is a di*k.
- I recommend not being such a stickler or hardass on people about the rules and even initiation of the game. Basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another. But if someone has to take a call; they have to take a call =).
- Have fun! It’s really more of a fun concept in this new age high tech life of ours. Conversation is the spice of life.