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January 15 2018

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Sand, rarer than one thinks

Sand and gravel are mined world-wide and account for the largest volume of solid material extracted globally. Formed by erosive processes over thousands of years (John, 2009), they are now being extracted at a rate far greater than their renewal. Furthermore, the volume being extracted is having a major impact on rivers, deltas and coastal and marine ecosystems (Figure 1), results in loss of land through river or coastal erosion, lowering of the water table and decreases in the amount of sediment supply. Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public.
--https://na.unep.net/geas/archive/pdfs/GEAS_Mar2014_Sand_Mining.pdf
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January 12 2018

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January 11 2018

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cochisehartley:

darneildtpg:

kazard:

residentfeline:

how do cats even work

Cats:

  • A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
  • The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
  • The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
  • One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
  • A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
  • A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
  • If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
  • A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  •  Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  • The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
  • Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
  • A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
  • A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
  • Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
  • A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
  • A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

And that’s how cats work.

I learned more about cats in this post than I did in my freshamn biology class in college

@ashhartley you can do so much!!

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January 09 2018

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Let us all live in Liberty - Equality - Net Neutrality
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theocseason4:

i’m keanu reeves running off with this camera he stole from a paparazzi

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December 31 2017

worm23
16:56

I never managed to do a favorites of the year list, maybe this will start a streak:

Music
  • Lorde - Green Light
  • Public Service Broadcasting - Go!
  • Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
  • Childish Gambino - Redbone
  • St. Vincent - New York
  • Lil Dicky - Pillow Talking (feat. Brain)
  • Bilderbuch - Bungalow
  • Kasabian - You’re In Love With a Psycho
  • Kesha - Praying

Get the List on Youtube or Spotify

Movies
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Dunkirk
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The Florida Project
  • Hidden Figures
  • Logan
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Tragedy Girls

Get the List on Letterboxed

Series
  • The Good Place
  • Glow
  • Dear White People
  • Rick and Morty
  • Atypical
  • Mindhunter
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Black Mirror
  • Westworld 
Get the List on trakt.tv

December 27 2017

worm23
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December 22 2017

worm23
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November 23 2017

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November 18 2017

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Halfa Romeo
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How to Make Friends
No, wait, come back! I want to be friends at you!
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October 27 2017

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hmmm... could be worth the risk of dissociation.. and as dissociations go, it's one of the cool ones...
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