OMG WHAT DID I DO!?
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I LEARNED A THING
She really did order pizza lmao
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .’
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this is amazing
some things just never change
Some things never will
Jennifer Lawrence feels her powers fade as Lupita Nyong’o rises to become the next supreme
Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?
the dude who kicked in the windshield, also backflipped off the hood of the car. you know he’s waited his entire career to bust out those moves.
A Deadly Night Light
It’s not hard to spot a scorpion—if you’re in the desert in the middle of the night, just switch on a UV lights. Scorpions will light up like Christmas trees, glowing a vibrant blue-green. The ultraviolet light make pigments in their exoskeletons emit visible photons, a property which is called fluorescence. 430-million-year-old fossils suggest that the scorpion family has had this trait for a long time, but no one knows what it’s for.
Some scientists have suggested it’s used as a mating signal, or to lure their prey, or warn off predators, or that it’s an evolutionary leftover from when scorpions weren’t nocturnal and needed natural “sunscreen.” But another explanation is a bit more intriguing: biologist Douglas Gaffin of the University of Oklahoma suggests that scorpions turn UV light from the stars and moon into blue-green light because that’s the colour their eyes are optimised to detect. Essentially, their whole body from tail to pincers is a light collector, which relays sensory information throughout the nervous system.
This make a lot of sense. Glowing brightly, scorpions are a target for predators like rodents and owls, so they need to find shelter, and Gaffin thinks they could do this by using their whole-body as a giant eye—they would easily notice when a shadow fell across their skin, because it would reduce their glow.
“It might be a sort of alarm that’s always going off until the scorpion finds shelter,” he says. “Shade might turn down the alarm on that part of their body, so they preferentially move in that direction.”
In 2010, Carl Kloock tested this: he overexposed one group of scorpions to UV light so that the chemicals in their skin were exhausted, and while a control group that could still glow found shelter easily, the first group spent more time out in the open. Gaffin is trying to retest this in other ways, as overexposing scorpions is actually thought to harm them and thus could affect their behaviour. He has experimented with covering their eyes with foil, which didn’t seem to have any affect, and is now moving on to other materials.
perfect pictures for an imperfect world
im glad this is exploding. it’s one of the most powerful things on my blog. make it known worldwide guys.