mackenzie-destroyer-of-worlds:

amandaonwriting:

Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for

I DIDNT REALIZE I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE

ATP & Respiration

zeroambit:

thinksquad:

Mushrooms have an extraordinary ability to control the weather, scientists have learned.
By altering the moisture of the air around them, they whip up winds that blow away their spores and help them disperse.
Plants use a variety of methods to spread seeds, including gravity, forceful ejection, wind, water and animals. Mushrooms have long been thought of as passive seed spreaders, releasing their spores and then relying on air currents to carry them.
But new research has shown that mushrooms are able to disperse their spores over a wide area even when there is not a breath of wind - by creating their own weather.
Scientists in the US used high-speed filming techniques and mathematical modelling to show how oyster and Shitake mushrooms release water vapour that cools the air around them, creating convection currents. This in turn generates miniature winds that lift their spores into the air.

i for one welcome our fungal overlords

Art history meme (x) - 1/5 centuries or movements - Pre-raphaelites

sagansense:

Best of 2013!

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thevillashanghai:

The many ways to tie a scarf. I think NYC looks the most difficult but also the cutest. Which one’s your favorite?

artsandcrafts28:

Summer Idyll

Edmund Tarbell

1899

thecivilwarparlor:

Pvt. Frederick Lythson, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry~

Wearing the Wisconsin militia gray frock coat and tall cap issued in the early days of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1864. Courtesy of Lance J. Herdegen

Wisconsin Soldiers Fought In Every Major Battle Of The Civil War.

By the end of the war, 91,327 men had served in fifty-six regiments. Recruits were trained in Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Racine, and Madison. Camp Randall, Wisconsin’s major training facility in Madison, also housed Confederate prisoners. Many of Wisconsin’s regiments were composed primarily of single ethnic groups: the 9th, 26th, 27th, and 45th were mainly German, while Norwegians filled the ranks of the 15th regiment.

The 8th Wisconsin became known as the “Eagle Regiment” because of a pet bald eagle, named Old Abe, that they carried into battle on a perch with an American flag. 12,301 Wisconsin soldiers died, and thousands more were wounded or confined in Southern military prisons. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

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