fuckyeah-nerdery:

thejunglenook:

sinbadism:

glowcloud:

pinkmaned:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

I

male lions rights activist

as a big cat fanatic and a zoo veteran: 
male lions are lazy fucks. they CHOOSE to fight cos they’re BORED.

As a professional Ethologist who specializes in apex predator and primate behavior, I can fully support this lazy lion notion.See this gorgeous guy? 
This is Zero, the most photographed lion in National Geographic history (so I’ve been told). While his huge frame and two-toned mane make him an intimidating sight, he is essentially the biggest baby I observed while in South Africa.
You would hear these deep roaring moans echo across the reserve… and it was Zero, whining for the girls (Maggie and Lisa) to bring him food. The lazy bum would just roll around in the river bed moaning and groaning until the females would show up with a kill. 
Sure, he could fight if there happened to be a rival male in the area. And his ‘mock charge’ display was intimidating enough to keep just about everyone* out of his way… but 99% of the time this guy was all about moaning (for food), mating, and mane-flips.
* - The only animal not run off by Zero’s display was a honey badger, who - true to form - did not care.

That is one ridiculously photogenic lion.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

thejunglenook:

sinbadism:

glowcloud:

pinkmaned:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

I

male lions rights activist

as a big cat fanatic and a zoo veteran: 

male lions are lazy fucks. they CHOOSE to fight cos they’re BORED.

As a professional Ethologist who specializes in apex predator and primate behavior, I can fully support this lazy lion notion.
See this gorgeous guy? 

This is Zero, the most photographed lion in National Geographic history (so I’ve been told). While his huge frame and two-toned mane make him an intimidating sight, he is essentially the biggest baby I observed while in South Africa.

You would hear these deep roaring moans echo across the reserve… and it was Zero, whining for the girls (Maggie and Lisa) to bring him food. The lazy bum would just roll around in the river bed moaning and groaning until the females would show up with a kill. 

Sure, he could fight if there happened to be a rival male in the area. And his ‘mock charge’ display was intimidating enough to keep just about everyone* out of his way… but 99% of the time this guy was all about moaning (for food), mating, and mane-flips.

* - The only animal not run off by Zero’s display was a honey badger, who - true to form - did not care.

That is one ridiculously photogenic lion.

futurefantasticisdead:

that guy you just called sexist? he’s the CEO of a major corporation. that guy you just called racist? he’s a cop. wait hang on I’m seeing something here

(Source: futurefantastic)

Wow this camouflage is incredible!

(Source: pixel-life-daily)

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

This almost made me cry and want to hug my childhood stuffed animal.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.
Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 
These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 
It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 
SOURCE
I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

sixpenceee:

This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.

Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 

These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 

It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 

SOURCE

I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

fishingboatproceeds:

paigelfinch:

This week’s episode of Mental Floss was written and hosted by me! (Sorry for stealing your job, fishingboatproceeds.)

Intern Paige did a wonderful job hosting mental floss. She’s funnier than me and also smarter, and should probably just be the new host, except that she has to go to college.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

(Source: twitter.com)

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.