Olga really rocks


Approved by my very own turtle
buggirl:

Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) venom instead of Viagra???
These spiders have a bad reputation.  And rightfully so… they are aggressive and their venom can be deadly.  But don’t discount their importance to humans too fast… they may be able to help in a way you wouldn’t ever think possible.  Their venom is currently being studied to cure impotence!  The lethal venom contains a compound that causes erections and may be the latest key to treating sexual dysfunctions in both men and women!  Read more about this fascinating spider here.

buggirl:

Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) venom instead of Viagra???

These spiders have a bad reputation.  And rightfully so… they are aggressive and their venom can be deadly.  But don’t discount their importance to humans too fast… they may be able to help in a way you wouldn’t ever think possible.  Their venom is currently being studied to cure impotence!  The lethal venom contains a compound that causes erections and may be the latest key to treating sexual dysfunctions in both men and women!  Read more about this fascinating spider here.

backburnertheme:

Sahara Wonderland

Braving through the rugged terrain photographer Dennis Stauffer, zoomion, captured over 150GB of time-lapse footage shot in the Sahara at Ahaggar National Park and put together this amazing piece on the Sahara.  The night time skies he captures are breathtaking.

Read more about the project, gear used, and exact locations for Sahara Wonderland.

lazymercenary:

the J Peterman catalog descriptions for these coats must be unbelievable.

lazymercenary:

the J Peterman catalog descriptions for these coats must be unbelievable.

Source: greatgrottu

vogueaustralia:

Sass & Bide Spring/Summer 2012 at London Fashion Week.
Image by GoRunway.com.

vogueaustralia:

Sass & Bide Spring/Summer 2012 at London Fashion Week.

Image by GoRunway.com.

Adulting: Step 143: Discern things that are worth spending money on, even if they are boring things →

adulting:

My best friend Sarah suggested this step, and she is so, so right:

Part of being an adult is not only learning when NOT to spend money, but when it really is worth spending it, i.e. to get your apartment cleaned when you are moving, to get your dog’s nails trimmed, to get a shirt you like…

siphotos:

Former NBA player Yao Ming lifts up a giant panda cub at Chengdu Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Yao came to the research base after attending the launch ceremony of Panda Valley protected area, where the first batch of giant pandas has been resettled from captivity for wildlife training. (REUTERS/China Daily)
GALLERY: Athletes and Pandas | Rare Photos of Yao MingSI VAULT: Yao has given NBA boost on two continents (2.10.03)

siphotos:

Former NBA player Yao Ming lifts up a giant panda cub at Chengdu Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Yao came to the research base after attending the launch ceremony of Panda Valley protected area, where the first batch of giant pandas has been resettled from captivity for wildlife training. (REUTERS/China Daily)

GALLERY: Athletes and Pandas | Rare Photos of Yao Ming
SI VAULT: Yao has given NBA boost on two continents (2.10.03)

rhamphotheca:

Life Cycle of the Moon Jelly (Aurelia sp.)

rhamphotheca:

Life Cycle of the Moon Jelly (Aurelia sp.)

Source: buddhabrot

Welcome to the Doll House: the Sexual Deconstruction of TF2’s Toy Soldiers

thescummmanifesto:

[continued from part 1: The Oasis of the Real]

PART II

The team lineup.  From left to right: Pyro, Engineer, Spy, Heavy Weapons Guy, Sniper, Scout, Soldier, Demoman, and Medic.
 
 

The TF2 team members are, each of them, individual archetypes of “classical” masculinity.

The Heavy is the good-natured and huggable bear (protective; physically massive), the Medic is the aloof intellectual (professorial; teutonic), the Spy is the sleazy Eurotrash Lothario (seductive; manipulative), the Scout is the hyperactive teenager (shallow bravado masking youthful self-doubt), the Sniper is the easygoing outdoorsman (rugged; distant), the Demoman is the “damaged goods” drunkard[6] (as symbolized by his eyepatch and slouching shape), Engineer is the cornfed and capable All-American Dad (friendly; mechanically-minded), and Soldier is the aging army man (strict; blustery).

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biomedicalephemera:

freakyfauna:

From Das thierleben in Schönbrunn, Martin Gerlach Verlag (1904).
Photography by A. Karl Schuster.

Found here.

I have the Carnivora plate and the Reptile/Amphibian plate from this book, but I love Caprinae too much not to reblog this - the goat-antelopes (caprids) are some of my favorite ruminants.

I don’t have the labels, but from what I can recall, it looks like the top plate has (among others) the Barbary sheep (bottom left), an alpine or Siberian ibex, a mouflon, an Arabian tahr, a bighorn sheep, a bharal, and, um, something else.

Anyway, it’s a bunch of cool horns, go marvel at them…and think about the Carnivora right below hunting them down :D

Source: freakyfauna

The Best of Bankrate: How much is the top 1 percent making? →

bankrate:

It’s a common misconception that everyone in the top 1 percent is making millions. You may have friends or neighbors whose incomes put them in this category.

So just how much do you have to earn to be part of the elite 1 percent?

That depends on whose figures you use.

According to 2009