harrypotterconfessions:

[[ I love that random time where when your talking to a group of people and you throw out a random Harry Potter reference and everyone keeps talking but that one person in the group catches your eye and smiles at you because they got it. There is literally nothing more satisfying then identifying fellow potterheads.]]

harrypotterconfessions:

[[ I love that random time where when your talking to a group of people and you throw out a random Harry Potter reference and everyone keeps talking but that one person in the group catches your eye and smiles at you because they got it. There is literally nothing more satisfying then identifying fellow potterheads.]]

unbelievable-facts:

the KGB tried to blackmail Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno with videotapes of the president having sex with Russian women disguised as flight attendants, Sukarno wasn’t upset. He was pleased. He even asked for more copies of the video to show back in his country.

unbelievable-facts:

the KGB tried to blackmail Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno with videotapes of the president having sex with Russian women disguised as flight attendants, Sukarno wasn’t upset. He was pleased. He even asked for more copies of the video to show back in his country.

(Source: Slate)

unbelievable-facts:

the Prime Minister of New Zealand went to see a doctor and a vet to confirm that he is a regular human being and not a shape shifting lizard from space
One person from New Zealand was convinced there are shape shifting alien lizards that live among us. They were sent from another alien race in order to take control of our world by replacing powerful leaders in our governments.
The very same person named Shane Warbrooke was so convinced that the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key was indeed a lizard from space. Mr. Warbrooke actually asked the leader of the nation officially about his status. There is an Official Information Act (OIA) that requires government officials to publicly disclose any information the general public demands. After Mr. Warbrooke officially submitted his bizarre questions to Key’s office, the Prime Minister actually replied.
John Key publicly disproved Mr. Warbrooke’s theory that he was a reptilian alien with shape shifting abilities who ushers mankind towards enslavement. Key’s response was actually hilarious after admitting he had seen both a doctor and a vet which confirmed his status of a regular human being that has never been into space.

unbelievable-facts:

the Prime Minister of New Zealand went to see a doctor and a vet to confirm that he is a regular human being and not a shape shifting lizard from space

One person from New Zealand was convinced there are shape shifting alien lizards that live among us. They were sent from another alien race in order to take control of our world by replacing powerful leaders in our governments.

The very same person named Shane Warbrooke was so convinced that the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key was indeed a lizard from space. Mr. Warbrooke actually asked the leader of the nation officially about his status. There is an Official Information Act (OIA) that requires government officials to publicly disclose any information the general public demands. After Mr. Warbrooke officially submitted his bizarre questions to Key’s office, the Prime Minister actually replied.

John Key publicly disproved Mr. Warbrooke’s theory that he was a reptilian alien with shape shifting abilities who ushers mankind towards enslavement. Key’s response was actually hilarious after admitting he had seen both a doctor and a vet which confirmed his status of a regular human being that has never been into space.

(Source: tydknow.com)

griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

(via animalsdomain)

biomedicalephemera:

Sultan the Barbary Lion (Panthera leo leo) at the New York Zoological Park (now the Bronx Zoo)
The Barbary or Atlas lion was at one point one of the three major predators of North Africa and the Atlas mountains, the other two being the Atlas bear (also extinct) and the Barbary leopard (critically endangered, likely to be extinct in the wild).
Barbary lions were the largest lion species, and the only one that did not live in prides - due to the scarcity of prey in their natural desert habitat, prides would have been unsustainable. Hunting pairs of younger males and pairs of females were occasionally observed, however. Because of their solidarity, the Barbary lions were said to be the quickest to anger, and the quickest to lash out in defense.
This apparently made them the perfect “ultimate opponent” in the Roman Colosseum - though their most well-known role may have been “mauling followers of Christ” (at least according to the Bible), they were rarely used for that purpose. The male Barbary lions were considered one of the few animal opponents worthy of battling elite battlers. Their thick, protective manes, size, and ferocity after being starved led to them winning a large number of their matches, even against accomplished battlers.
Image of Sultan from hand-tinted photograph on postcard. New York Zoological Park, 1905.

biomedicalephemera:

Sultan the Barbary Lion (Panthera leo leo) at the New York Zoological Park (now the Bronx Zoo)

The Barbary or Atlas lion was at one point one of the three major predators of North Africa and the Atlas mountains, the other two being the Atlas bear (also extinct) and the Barbary leopard (critically endangered, likely to be extinct in the wild).

Barbary lions were the largest lion species, and the only one that did not live in prides - due to the scarcity of prey in their natural desert habitat, prides would have been unsustainable. Hunting pairs of younger males and pairs of females were occasionally observed, however. Because of their solidarity, the Barbary lions were said to be the quickest to anger, and the quickest to lash out in defense.

This apparently made them the perfect “ultimate opponent” in the Roman Colosseum - though their most well-known role may have been “mauling followers of Christ” (at least according to the Bible), they were rarely used for that purpose. The male Barbary lions were considered one of the few animal opponents worthy of battling elite battlers. Their thick, protective manes, size, and ferocity after being starved led to them winning a large number of their matches, even against accomplished battlers.

Image of Sultan from hand-tinted photograph on postcard. New York Zoological Park, 1905.

(via anythingfeline)