September 19, 2014
solongsolomon:

one-swoodguy:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

I love them help them

Favorite animal of all time, save them. 

solongsolomon:

one-swoodguy:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).

If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.

Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!

Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

I love them help them

Favorite animal of all time, save them. 

(via madselfiegame)

September 19, 2014
i-am-superjohnlocked:

allthingshyper:

the-cunning-fire:

This is just so pleasing to watch. 

THE WITCHCRAFT i COULD DO WITH THIS CANDLE

two types of people

i-am-superjohnlocked:

allthingshyper:

the-cunning-fire:

This is just so pleasing to watch. 

THE WITCHCRAFT i COULD DO WITH THIS CANDLE

two types of people

(via gardenofwitheringtrust)

September 19, 2014

lifeinfinland:

Last days of summer here in Finland. Beautiful, but also a bit sad.

More photos in Instagram and Facebook.

(via gardenofwitheringtrust)

September 19, 2014
unclefather:

kingcheddarxvii:

aidn:

breakingnews:

Buckingham Palace guardsman under investigation after video shows him pirouetting on duty
ITV News: A Grenadier Guard has been caught on camera busting some moves outside Buckingham Palace, but the soldier is expected to receive disciplinary action for his dancing.
Read more here

let him dance

This sounds like a forgotten Monty Python sketch

girls just wanna have fun

unclefather:

kingcheddarxvii:

aidn:

breakingnews:

Buckingham Palace guardsman under investigation after video shows him pirouetting on duty

ITV News: A Grenadier Guard has been caught on camera busting some moves outside Buckingham Palace, but the soldier is expected to receive disciplinary action for his dancing.

Read more here

let him dance

This sounds like a forgotten Monty Python sketch

girls just wanna have fun

(via madselfiegame)

September 19, 2014
Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

(Source: tracey-hummel, via yelled)

September 19, 2014

(Source: internethunty, via sexcake)

September 19, 2014

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

(via yelled)

September 19, 2014

gnarly:

i dont get why teachers say we cant listen to music with our headphones bc it will distract us while doing the work like bitch if i can suck a dick, do my hair, file my nails, and check my myspace all at the same time i sure as hell can listen to music while doing school work

(via khal-drogo-is-bae)

September 19, 2014

donkos:

me on the internet: gay

me irl: gay, but quietly

(via xoxo-gossip-gay)

September 19, 2014

icalledyoudumb:

myideaoffuniskillingeveryone:

Danny Galieote

I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.

(via khal-drogo-is-bae)

September 19, 2014

a-history-on-your-breath:

sexydavestrider:

thesassylorax:

urainiumbombs:

metropoliskingdom:

osamhungergames:

ask-mr-makarastrider:

wolfstar-thunderfrost:

cairothelittlemermaid:

psifreezeomega:

buttassassino:

theslackerhero:

Remember when Nickelodeon had attempted suicide?

image

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Remember when Nickelodeon had actual suicide?

Remmeber when they had Mpreg

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remember when they had a gay couple

Nickelodeon:Pushing the boundaries since 1977

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they put squidward in hell

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remember when nickelodeon had spongebob watching porn

Spongebob seems to be the culprit in much of this…

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Remember when Spongebob had an anal rape joke? 

Remember Rocko’s Modern Life?

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Just. Rocko’s Modern Life. In it’s entirety.

lets not forget this

That last one holy crap

(Source: redsuspenders, via khal-drogo-is-bae)

September 19, 2014
definitionofdisney:

If you love Disney you must follow this blog °o°

definitionofdisney:

If you love Disney you must follow this blog °o°

(via foodluxury)

September 19, 2014
deeplezstonerwitch:

The best thing about heteronormativity is that straight people make signs like these.

deeplezstonerwitch:

The best thing about heteronormativity is that straight people make signs like these.

(Source: chrstopher, via gardenofwitheringtrust)

September 19, 2014
telapathetic:

ireland is my favourite place in the world

telapathetic:

ireland is my favourite place in the world

(Source: telapathetic, via dutchster)

September 19, 2014
jakeenglish:

jakeenglish:

My mom mixed two half empty dish soaps and it made a gradient of cleanliness

i told my mom about how her soapy creation got me 400 notes on the internet and she told me to get a job

jakeenglish:

jakeenglish:

My mom mixed two half empty dish soaps and it made a gradient of cleanliness

i told my mom about how her soapy creation got me 400 notes on the internet and she told me to get a job

(via ryanvallejo)

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