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skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!

If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.

If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*

*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.

PSA regarding leaked nudes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande

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extradan:

lost-tardis:

twerking-on-the-tardis:

margosaur:

bassrx:

piertotum-locomottor:

fuzzykitty01:

This guy wins at life.

it’s funny how you already suppose a guy did it

It’s funny how feminists suck the fun out of everything

It’s funny how you assumed it was a feminist.

it’s funny how you guys cant see a harmless comment on a post without bringing sexism into it and getting offended over nothing

its funny how you can see the guy’s reflection in the glass

extradan:

lost-tardis:

twerking-on-the-tardis:

margosaur:

bassrx:

piertotum-locomottor:

fuzzykitty01:

This guy wins at life.

it’s funny how you already suppose a guy did it

It’s funny how feminists suck the fun out of everything

It’s funny how you assumed it was a feminist.

it’s funny how you guys cant see a harmless comment on a post without bringing sexism into it and getting offended over nothing

its funny how you can see the guy’s reflection in the glass

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alexander-aint-so-great

I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.

..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.

“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”

I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..

..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.

David Wong, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

This never gets old. 

(via denasynesthesia)