What a wonderful Earth… but what a dull name :-D

"Once you start looking at the world rationally, it becomes much more exciting" - Robin Ince
I absolutely agree. The world becomes a brighter place, when empowered to rid oneself of evils, and to find true resolutions to problems :-)
What’s Humanism? That’s Humanism!

"Once you start looking at the world rationally, it becomes much more exciting" - Robin Ince

I absolutely agree. The world becomes a brighter place, when empowered to rid oneself of evils, and to find true resolutions to problems :-)

What’s Humanism? That’s Humanism!

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"A thermomix - an all-in-one food processor - is great, as it acts as a second commis chef. One that can steam veg, make custard, and cook hollandaise. It’s ideal for new babies, as well"

- BBC Good Food Magazine

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'THE LOVING PET OWNER: LOOKING GOOD'

"Zoe Norton Lodge is The Checkout’s Loving Pet Owner, and this week she presents a guide to keeping your pet fashionable."

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(Source: youtu.be)

'Norwegian fisherman found vibrator in cod's stomach'
"Bjørn Frilund was gutting a large cod he’d caught, when he felt a large lump in its belly. As he cut in, he first found two semi-digested herrings. Then he pulled out a large, orange vibrator."
"Fish eat all kinds of different things," he said. "And the dildo looks like what the fish eat. We have a kind of multi-coloured octopus in Norway, maybe the cod thought this was one of these and ate it."
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'Norwegian fisherman found vibrator in cod's stomach'

"Bjørn Frilund was gutting a large cod he’d caught, when he felt a large lump in its belly. As he cut in, he first found two semi-digested herrings. Then he pulled out a large, orange vibrator."

"Fish eat all kinds of different things," he said. "And the dildo looks like what the fish eat. We have a kind of multi-coloured octopus in Norway, maybe the cod thought this was one of these and ate it."

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'Serving Size Me'
According to M&Ms, the size of one serving of their delicious and not-at-all-nutritious tooth-melting snacks, is… dependent on the shape of the packet!?
If you’re at a party, rather than having fun (and those two never occur at the same time, right?) the serving sizes suggest that you can afford to at 85% more!
But not as much as if you’re sitting, eating them, all on your own. In which case, you can eat 96% more than if you were at a party, and 263% more than if you were having fun.
I guess singleness really burns off those calories. But M&Ms are by no means alone in providing nearly-useless serving size suggestions. See more, on this serving, from The Checkout, here.

'Serving Size Me'

According to M&Ms, the size of one serving of their delicious and not-at-all-nutritious tooth-melting snacks, is… dependent on the shape of the packet!?

If you’re at a party, rather than having fun (and those two never occur at the same time, right?) the serving sizes suggest that you can afford to at 85% more!

But not as much as if you’re sitting, eating them, all on your own. In which case, you can eat 96% more than if you were at a party, and 263% more than if you were having fun.

I guess singleness really burns off those calories. But M&Ms are by no means alone in providing nearly-useless serving size suggestions. See more, on this serving, from The Checkout, here.

'THE PRICE OF CONVENIENCE | The Checkout | ABC1'

Capitalism: exploiting people’s laziness to suck money out of them faster than is necessary, useful, or helpful.

The moral of the tale, is to make your own mind, and ignore all of the marketing telling you to do things. Read the numbers, crunch the numbers, remember what you went into the store for, but ignore the marketing!

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geekyamazon:

flawless

The full scene, in GIFs, is here. Everything Chaser is here, and here.

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rhamphotheca:

Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals

A new study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

by Jane J. Lee

A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.

The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and extreme than scientists expected for this species, says Simone Baumann-Pickering, a marine mammal biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. One exceptional whale dove to 9,816 feet (2,992 meters), while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.

Scientists and the U.S. Navy are especially interested in these whales because sonar activity has stranded individuals on beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, and the Bahamas, says Greg Schorr, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington…

(read more: National Geo)

images: Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures/Corbis, and infographic by NG staff

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'Which Eye Is The Drawing?'

Image credit: Jose Antonio Lopez Vergara; Via Ripley’s

"Vergara, aka Redosking, drew the eye of fellow artist Dino Tomic as part of Tomic’s Eye Competition. Tomic challenged artists to send them their best drawing of his eye.”

"Vergara used Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen (black), and Strathmore Toned-Tan Paper to make his piece."

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"Add the broken chocolate to a bowl and sit on the back of the Aga or in the simmering oven until just melted."
This is on page 162 of Mary Berry’s book ‘Mary Berry At Home’. I’m thinking Mary berry’s given the burns units of various hospitals some unnecessary extra work. There’s no way i’m sitting on the back of an Aga until just melted!
(Sorry for the poor scan copy, btw - i had to use a rather dodgy all-in-one thingamy) Featured here.

"Add the broken chocolate to a bowl and sit on the back of the Aga or in the simmering oven until just melted."

This is on page 162 of Mary Berry’s book ‘Mary Berry At Home’. I’m thinking Mary berry’s given the burns units of various hospitals some unnecessary extra work. There’s no way i’m sitting on the back of an Aga until just melted!

(Sorry for the poor scan copy, btw - i had to use a rather dodgy all-in-one thingamy) Featured here.