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No one is more worried by the actual physical manifestation of a god than his priests; it’s like having the auditors in unexpectedly.
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids (via discworldquotes)

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jtotheizzoe:

chels:

A fish slingshot for helping our finned friends get over dams is now being tested in the wild: 

"Originally designed for fruit, Whooshh turned its technology into a tool to help safely send fish over dams blocking the course on the Columbia river in Washington state. Under tests right now with the Department of Energy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Whooshh tubes could be shooting more fish over dams in the near future. A test this past summer showed that fish will voluntarily enter the tube. When they swim into the entrance, the vacuum sucks them in and gives them initial boost; after that, elevated pressure behind the fish keeps them moving at about 15 to 22 miles per hour till they go flying out the other end."

You can watch a whole video about how this crazy fish cannon works, or read more about it here. 
(Via Alexis Madrigal’s 5 Intriguing Things newsletter)

We are mighty.

jtotheizzoe:

chels:

A fish slingshot for helping our finned friends get over dams is now being tested in the wild: 

"Originally designed for fruit, Whooshh turned its technology into a tool to help safely send fish over dams blocking the course on the Columbia river in Washington state. Under tests right now with the Department of Energy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Whooshh tubes could be shooting more fish over dams in the near future. A test this past summer showed that fish will voluntarily enter the tube. When they swim into the entrance, the vacuum sucks them in and gives them initial boost; after that, elevated pressure behind the fish keeps them moving at about 15 to 22 miles per hour till they go flying out the other end."

You can watch a whole video about how this crazy fish cannon works, or read more about it here

(Via Alexis Madrigal’s 5 Intriguing Things newsletter)

We are mighty.

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princeoberynn:

Oh but don’t you know people only use like 10% of their brains?! 

*groans for seven years* 

We use 10% of our brain, the same way we use only 33% of traffic lights. Just imagine, what we could do, if all the lights in traffic lights were on at once!

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radicaljocy:

Remember in the 90’s there used be a room in your house that was called the “computer room”.

Excuse me, we still have that. But I live in a large house and we have a dozen computers.

(via laurenallover)

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lizzysinlove:

bethmai:

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: nothing

you win: a deeper understanding of the subtleties and subplots of the film, as well as in-depth knowledge of character backstories, making the film a more emotional and personal experience

(Source: moaninglisasmile, via lesaira)