Method Acting

To the dumb question ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: ‘Why not?’"
— Christopher Hitchens, Mortality (via likeafieldmouse)
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I’m on the verge of getting a cold, I can feel it in my bones…

…also, my lungs, sinuses, head, stomach, and my left knee, oddly enough.

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endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Large Flying Fox - Pteropus vampyrus
Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera - Pteropodidae) is one of the largest bats in the world. Forearm length ranges from 18 to 22 cm, and mean wingspan is 1.5 m. It has long pointed ears and a dog-like or fox-like face and head.
Large flying foxes inhabit tropical forests and swamps from Madagascar to Australia and in most of continental and insular Southeast Asia.
Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are among the few wide-ranging frugivores still found in many parts of Southeast Asia and play important seed-dispersion and pollination roles in their ecosystems. However, besides their ecological services to humans, flying foxes also carry a number of zoonotic diseases such as the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus.
In some places throughout its geographic range P. vampyrus is hunted for sport, and there is a significant international market, both legal and illegal, for its meat and the various by-products that are used in traditional medicines. This species is currently considered to be globally Near-threatened by the IUCN. 
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Douglas Janson (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) | Locality: not indicated (2011) - Photo unframed

This animal is absolutely adorable.

endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Large Flying Fox - Pteropus vampyrus

Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera - Pteropodidae) is one of the largest bats in the world. Forearm length ranges from 18 to 22 cm, and mean wingspan is 1.5 m. It has long pointed ears and a dog-like or fox-like face and head.

Large flying foxes inhabit tropical forests and swamps from Madagascar to Australia and in most of continental and insular Southeast Asia.

Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are among the few wide-ranging frugivores still found in many parts of Southeast Asia and play important seed-dispersion and pollination roles in their ecosystems. However, besides their ecological services to humans, flying foxes also carry a number of zoonotic diseases such as the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus.

In some places throughout its geographic range P. vampyrus is hunted for sport, and there is a significant international market, both legal and illegal, for its meat and the various by-products that are used in traditional medicines. This species is currently considered to be globally Near-threatened by the IUCN. 

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Douglas Janson (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) | Locality: not indicated (2011) - Photo unframed

This animal is absolutely adorable.

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Haunted History Time!

archaicwonder:

If you like haunted historic places & things then this is for you! It’s a list of links to most of the haunted history posts I’ve made over the past few years. Also, from now until Halloween, I’ll be posting at least one new haunted historic place or thing per day. I hope you enjoy & let me know if you have any haunted history requests? Thanks for following & Happy Early Halloween!

The Real Dracula’s Castle and yes, it’s haunted!

Ireland’s Gate to Hell: Oweynagat (The Cave of Cats)

The Medieval Vampire Pirate Mayor of Sozopol

The Black Shuck of Peddars Way, Norfolk

17th Century Pendle Witch’s Cottage with a Bricked-in Mummified Cat

Ghosts of Dunnottar Castle

Witch Bottle, England, Circa 16th-17th Century

Witch Protection Sign in Colchester Castle, Essex

Paranormal Phenomena at Berry Pomeroy Castle

Ghosts and Death Omens at Brodick Castle

The Haunting of Hermitage Castle

Irish turnip Jack-o’-lantern, Early 20th Century

Haunted Inchdrewer Castle

Paranormal activity in the Roman Colosseum

Crook of Devon Witch Trials & Tullibole Castle

Sir Walter Scott and the Baldoon Castle Ghost

Haunted Borthwick Castle

The Black Dog of Ogrodzieniec Castle, Poland

The Ghost of Wicked Jimmy, The Gloomy Earl of Lowther Castle

The Ghostly Hound of Barnbougle

Phantom Hitchhiker at Nunney Castle, Somerset

Melrose Abbey: Vampires, Wizards and Ghosts…oh my!

Haunted and Cursed Edinample Castle

Haunted Menzies Castle

The Phantom Horse of Old Castle Lachlan

The Vampire of Alnwick Castle

Ghosts of Dunstanburgh Castle

Haunted Spynie Palace

Ghosts & Omens at the Wine Tower, Kinnaird Head

The Ghost of Queen Katherine Parr at Sudeley Castle

Haunted Glamis Castle

Dunskey Castle Ghosts

The Ghost of Barcaldine Castle, Scotland

The Ghosts of Bamburgh Castle

The Two Ghosts of Ardvreck Castle

Schiehallion - The Fairy Mountain

The Ghost of Ackergill Tower

Bunchrew House & Ghost

The Ghost of Rait Castle

The Witch Tree

Haunted Knock Castle, Isle of Skye

Loch Leven Castle and Mary, Queen of Scots

Ghosts and Legends of Ardvreck Castle and Calda House

Doonagore Castle and The Haunted Beach

Duffus Castle: Ghosts and a Big Cat

The Last Witch’s Tree

The Green Lady of Crathes Castle

Egyptian Effigy ‘Voodoo’ Doll, C. 3rd-4th Century AD

Hecate, the goddess of… Trick or Treating?

Coligny (Celtic) Calendar, the Origin of Halloween

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tagged as → #history #articles #links
daughterofprometheus:

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

Dawkins looks like he is being physically repelled by Bill Nye’s presence. Like Bill has this aura that pushes back assholes or something.

daughterofprometheus:

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite

Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

Dawkins looks like he is being physically repelled by Bill Nye’s presence. Like Bill has this aura that pushes back assholes or something.

(Source: scienceing)

pixography:

Tarin Yuangtrakul
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pixography:

Tarin Yuangtrakul

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jack089:

Exploded and dissected skulls. Beauchene Skull - Mounted preparation of human skulls were used to demonstrate better views of separate cranial bones. 19th Century. The above images, I presume, were most likely prepared and mounted by RMC.

I envy people who can do math in their heads.

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