hawk’s face here is the living loading icon
i think it’s fucked up that there are plants that decided they wanted to eat meat
a plant’s job is literally to just exist but the venus flytrap chose violence
what if i gently laid an uncooked steak on the soil for it to absorb
my tree biology teacher fed her calcium-deficient tree a whole-ass bbq rib bone - she stuck it in the ground near the base of the tree (after eating the meat off of it), and when she came back to collect it to show the tree biology class it was GONE
the tree had grown a root up through the center of it & out through the sides
also there’s an old story about a man who was buried beneath a tree, and when they went to exhume the body it had been completely absorbed by the tree’s roots- you could see the shape of the body in the way the roots grew, splitting up for clearly defined arms and legs. trees will absolutely eat a steak if you bury it & they need the nutrients.
that’s horrifying! thank you
love me some nature lore
Keeping the Tigers entertained
Winner winner, red meat dinner🐯
I like how there’s the one tiger in the background just sitting there. “I’ll wait to be fed PROPERLY, thank you.”
I love how politely they’re taking turns
Cats are literally all the same.
What if the world… Were minecraft
I’m on page nine right now and this book is fucking weird like…ill admit I skimmed some of the Minecraft fan books and they just tried to be like fantasy novels but in minecraft land but this dude in here is like “uh the dirt is square and I have logs for arms” I can’t tell if this is genius or what
The guy is pissed that he’s punching the grass and can’t grab it
He Contemplates the Flat Apple
This dude is talking about how shit he breaks becomes like flat objects and he stacks them in his pocket like playing cards this is fucking
This is what I’m reading btw
Shut the FUCK up Max Brooks wrote this?
seeing ‘max brooks, bestselling author of world war z’ attatched to ‘minecraft’ was like feeling a sledgehammer being swung into my balls at maximum speed and power
i have this book, it’s pretty good because unlike most minecraft novelizations it’s written from the perspective of someone who doesn’t know shit or fuck about minecraft
Jack Black did the audiobook and listening to it is a spiritual experience
Omg you guys it is even wilder than it sounds, holy SHIT.
Ben (of Ben & Jerry’s) told People Magazine in a 1984 interview, “I had the biggest crush on Jerry’s sister (Becky). He knew it and didn’t want me near her. I think he’s still pissed about this one. Anyway, one day I was boasting to his sister that I would create a new ice cream flavor especially for her. Any flavor she wanted, but she had to go out with me. Becky was a real ball buster, so she says to me, ‘yeah okay GRAPE!’ She knew from Jerry that nobody could do it. They had been talking about it. Jerry always thought it was funny, but though grape was gross but I was determined to do it. I can’t even taste a damn grape, but I would do it anyway.”
See my taste buds don’t work. That’s why all our flavors are lumpy so I can tell the flavors apart. Like everyone else before me, I couldn’t get the (grape) ice cream to freeze. At that stage, I was just using Welch’s grape juice and I was having difficulty with my test results because I couldn’t tell which group had the flavor, how much flavor was added, and so on. So to help myself with the testing, I started adding the grape skins. Something I could feel, to know what was what. We didn’t know it back then, but grapes contain Anthocyanin molecules. These are a form of anti-freeze. They keep the ice cream in lquid form — but if you increase the Anthocyanin level to a highly concentrated level, then you get the creamiest freeze you can imagine. An ice cream makers dream. You can only get the levels that high when you add the skins. They have more of those molecules than the rest of the grape – including the seed.
That was the secret why the Germans were able to make rum raisin ice cream back in WWII. The damn Anthoycyanin levels in the raisin’s were perfect because the raisins had the skin, not the juice.
I had no idea why it worked back then though. I just stumbled upon the discovery because of my tongue. Becky was impressed. We were at her house, alone. I gave her the scoop – on a cone. I was really getting somewhere. She was laughing and happy. She couldn’t believe I did it.“
AND THEN–AND THEN, YOU GUYS
“I’ll never forget what happened next. Becky jokingly gave her dog a lick from the cone. He liked it and took a couple licks. Then he just gasped and dropped dead. He flipped down onto the floor and was just gone. I had no idea that Grapes are toxic to dogs. Specifically the Anthoycyanin.
Becky was devastated. I had invented deadly dog poison, and I definitely wasn’t’ getting anywhere with her now. This grape thing was no good. You can’t have dog poison this toxic in the house. My creation was dead. I didn’t care about it anyway so I gave it to the pharmaceutical companies to figure out. I don’t remember who even gave me that idea, but I hear they’re still using grape flavored pills to put down dogs with at a lot of the old kill shelters. It’s my greatest mistake. The pharm. companies figured it out about the molecules. I gave up on it. I don’t think anybody else even tried. You can make the stuff at home as long as you don’t have a dog, but nobody is going to sell the stuff.”
The article adds:
“Shortly after Ben provided his formulas to the pharmaceutical industry, FDA banned the sale or research of any grape flavored ice creams or sherbets, natural or artificial due to pet related hazards. This ban is in effect until 2028. That’s why you never see grape flavored ice cream anywhere.”
Important enough to reblog to save a dog.
Don’t feed you pooch any grape containing foods.
That went in a very different direction than I was expecting
Wait so it’s not chemically impossible after all then?
we’ve got grape ice cream
but at what cost
do you ever have periods where your entire soul is like i cannot take on new narratives. i keep thinking there are all these shows i would totally be up for watching but i just cannot take on a whole narrative right now with new characters and new worlds and…
Can this post make it to 10,000
“the emotional climate must be right” is something I have been saying for yeeeaaarrrs regarding when I may or may not start a new show or a rewatch!