thedailywhat:

Look at This Cat of the Day

jordan-cohen:

stefanjbecket:

The New York Times, Dec. 12, 1912.

Cool.

jordan-cohen:

stefanjbecket:

The New York Times, Dec. 12, 1912.

Cool.

(via usatoday)

shortformblog:

reuters:

Researchers studying Maine’s lobster population, booming in recent years amid warming waters and disappearing predators, have detected something never before seen in the wild: lobster cannibalism.
It has long been known that lobsters will attack and eat each other if confined together in a small space — hence the banding of claws on lobsters in supermarket tanks.
That aggressive behavior had not been thought to occur in the wild, but with the increasing density of the crustaceans in the Gulf of Maine it seems big lobsters are feasting on little lobsters once the sun goes down.
“We’ve got the lobsters feeding back on themselves just because they’re so abundant,” said Richard Wahle, a marine sciences professor at the University of Maine, who is supervising the research. “It’s never been observed just out in the open like this,” he said.
READ ON: Cruel new fact of crustacean life — lobster cannibalism

Yikes. The very definition of a grisly meal. 

shortformblog:

reuters:

Researchers studying Maine’s lobster population, booming in recent years amid warming waters and disappearing predators, have detected something never before seen in the wild: lobster cannibalism.

It has long been known that lobsters will attack and eat each other if confined together in a small space — hence the banding of claws on lobsters in supermarket tanks.

That aggressive behavior had not been thought to occur in the wild, but with the increasing density of the crustaceans in the Gulf of Maine it seems big lobsters are feasting on little lobsters once the sun goes down.

“We’ve got the lobsters feeding back on themselves just because they’re so abundant,” said Richard Wahle, a marine sciences professor at the University of Maine, who is supervising the research. “It’s never been observed just out in the open like this,” he said.

READ ON: Cruel new fact of crustacean life — lobster cannibalism

Yikes. The very definition of a grisly meal. 

atheist-overdose:

Religious or not, everyone chooses their life’s meaning — the only question is whether you adopt or create it.follow for the best atheist posts on tumblr

atheist-overdose:

Religious or not, everyone chooses their life’s meaning — the only question is whether you adopt or create it.

thedailywhat:

Should America Get Rid of the $1 Bill?

According to the latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), phasing out the iconic $1 dollar bill and replacing it with coins will save the taxpayer $4.4 billion over 30 years, due to the latter’s superior durability (coins last 30 years, whereas bills are typically good for 5 years). While the dollar coin has been in mint production since 1794, it has never quite caught on with the American public, forcing the Federal Reserve, which holds 1.4 billion of the 2.4 billion coins currently in circulation, to suspend its production last year. The GAO report came as the Congress began seeking ways to save money on minting at a House subcommittee hearing earlier on Thursday.

thedailywhat:

Should America Get Rid of the $1 Bill?

According to the latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), phasing out the iconic $1 dollar bill and replacing it with coins will save the taxpayer $4.4 billion over 30 years, due to the latter’s superior durability (coins last 30 years, whereas bills are typically good for 5 years). While the dollar coin has been in mint production since 1794, it has never quite caught on with the American public, forcing the Federal Reserve, which holds 1.4 billion of the 2.4 billion coins currently in circulation, to suspend its production last year. The GAO report came as the Congress began seeking ways to save money on minting at a House subcommittee hearing earlier on Thursday.

Chris Christie on SNL

msnbc:

From The Rachel Maddow Show:
If you are a blue voter, you are surely aware of the criticism of red state/blue state maps that the balance is improperly displayed because many of the red states in the middle of the country have a lot of land but not very many voters, so giving those states a large area on a map is misleading.
(Photo credit: Mark Newman)

msnbc:

From The Rachel Maddow Show:

If you are a blue voter, you are surely aware of the criticism of red state/blue state maps that the balance is improperly displayed because many of the red states in the middle of the country have a lot of land but not very many voters, so giving those states a large area on a map is misleading.

(Photo credit: Mark Newman)

collegehumor:

McDonald’s is Now Hiring Losers
It’s your lucky day!

I actually saw the same sign about 10 years ago near Six Flags Great Adventure. I think it was supposed to say “Now Hiring Closers” but I like this version better.

collegehumor:

McDonald’s is Now Hiring Losers

It’s your lucky day!

I actually saw the same sign about 10 years ago near Six Flags Great Adventure. I think it was supposed to say “Now Hiring Closers” but I like this version better.