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asked: Did you know after 9/11 there was a sharp increase in the number of miscarriages in the US, but only of male fetuses? It's because the male body is less able to handle stress, and there is also speculation that it is population correction due to the fact that females are more useful in times of crisis than males.
I did not know this! It’s very interesting! I think I had read somewhere that male fetuses have a smaller chance to come to term in general, because they’re more fragile. I think it’s something about the woman’s body perceiving the male fetus as something alien.
This here is interesting too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5094676.stm
Apparently gestating a male makes you kinda allergic to them.
An Underwater Waterfall?
The Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean hosts a truly remarkable sight. Just off the coast there appears to be an underwater waterfall. This phenomenon is most prominent when looked at from an aerial view, as in this image.
Now, fluid dynamics can produce some wondrous effects, but, is cold dense water responsible for this phenomenon?
Nope, but there’s still a cool explanation which delves into the topography of the sea floor.
Mauritius is located at the southern edge of the Mascarene Plateau, a prominent shelf which can be seen in this image. The depth of the water above the shelf ranges from around 8-150 metres. However, where that shelf ends, there is a massive plunge into the Ocean depths. How massive? We’re talking from going from 150 metres to many thousands of metres.
What you’re witnessing, that looks like an underwater waterfall, is actually sand from the shores of Mauritius being driven via ocean currents off of that high, coastal shelf, and down into the darker ocean depths off the southern tip of the island.
*brings a photo of the Twin Peaks cast to hairdresser*
"I don’t want a specific haircut but can you do something that captures the dark yet kitschy essence of this show?"
Tapirs are primitive animals that have remained unchanged for millions of years. Fossils of tapir ancestors have been found on every continent except Antarctica. Closest relatives of tapirs are horses and rhinos.
Its nose and upper lip are combined into a flexible snout that the animal uses to reach and pull food into its mouth. Tapirs are nocturnal animals that like to spend a lot of time in the water. They can stay under the water for several minutes. In fact, when frightened, tapirs hide in the water and breathe with their snout poked above the surface like a snorkel!
"Ideology does not exist in the ‘world of ideas’ conceived as a ‘spiritual world.’ Ideology exists in institutions and the practices specific to them. We are even tempted to say, more precisely: ideology exists in apparatuses and the practices specific to them."
— Louis Althusser (via re-interpellated)
"The English bourgeoisie is charitable out of self-interest; it gives nothing outright, but regards its gifts as a business matter, makes a bargain with the poor, saying: “If I spend this much upon benevolent institutions, I thereby purchase the right not to be troubled any further,.."
— Condition of the Working Class in England, by Engels, 1845 (via dailymarx)
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
Dream Of Californication
The Rodarte sisters yet again celebrate their golden home-state with their Seventies-tinged Spring ‘15 collection. When I think the ultimate ’70s California girl one woman immediately comes to mind- Jane Fonda. The brassy Klute actress had a spunky, can-do attitude and style in spades. The spunky, fresh-faced beauty was incredibly politically active and physically active as well. The mother of the aerobics class, Fonda embodied the fabulous and fit, beach-bound-hippies of the West Coast in all of their tousled-hair, sun-kissed glory.