nuptialanomaly
ishouldbeallowedtothink:

cannibalcoalition:

 
DO. NOT. DO. THIS. 
Seriously, do not do this. In no manner of speaking should you do this. 
That is a photo of a glow stick in a Mountain Dew bottle. 
Baking soda and peroxide creates a corrosive, and adding it to a carbonated drink will cause it to explode. It eats through solid concrete. 
DO NOT DO THIS.

left out all the annoying happy responses to give you this PSA

ishouldbeallowedtothink:

cannibalcoalition:

 

DO. NOT. DO. THIS.

Seriously, do not do this. In no manner of speaking should you do this.

That is a photo of a glow stick in a Mountain Dew bottle.

Baking soda and peroxide creates a corrosive, and adding it to a carbonated drink will cause it to explode. It eats through solid concrete.

DO NOT DO THIS.

left out all the annoying happy responses to give you this PSA

tawadahideya
castielcampbell:

circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:


Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
Sources: 1 2 3

are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

So basically physicists, scientists and NASA (and outerspace buffs) are kinda having a massive orgasm and freaking the fuck out right now.

castielcampbell:

circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

Sources: 1 2 3

are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

So basically physicists, scientists and NASA (and outerspace buffs) are kinda having a massive orgasm and freaking the fuck out right now.

dreamdetective

what-baby:

So, we’ve managed to find homes for two cats, but Hades still doesn’t have a place to go to and if we can’t find one, we’ll have to take him to the Humane Society or someplace else and hope he gets adopted from there. 

It’s really important to me that he ends up in a good home, I am really worried about this, so I’m making a post on tumblr on the off chance that someone in the area will see and want him. 

Like I said, his name is Hades, he’s a black long-haired, Turkish Angora (although we don’t have pedigree papers for him :/), with yellow eyes and weights 12.3 pounds. He’s very active, playful, super friendly, loves being touched and played with, loves being held, loves sitting in your lap and being pet, loves sleeping with you even. He’s also pretty talkative and will turn anything into a toy, even a piece of trash or a dust bunny. He’s an indoor cat, but loves hunting any bugs that might find their way into the house. 

He’s not neutered, but he has an appointment to be neutered at the St. Augustine Humane Society on December 12th. It is already paid for, all that’s left is to go in and adjust the paperwork with whoever Hades goes to. He’s also scheduled to get his rabies vaccination on the same day.

We’ve had problems with fleas, but we treat him monthly and for whatever reason, the fleas are just not in to him? As long as he is treated monthly with the Advantage we’ve been using, you shouldn’t have any problem at all.

He’s wonderful and so sweet and affectionate, and super cute. He gets used to strangers fairly quickly, so you shouldn’t have a problem with him adapting. 

We’re in St. Augustine, so if anyone in the area or in Jacksonville, Palm Coast, or anywhere else close is looking for a darling cat to love, Hades is definitely the one. We can provide the carrier, toys, a litter box, litter, his food bowl, and food to start you off. 

If you’re interested, please, please send me a message. He needs a place to go by the 17th at the latest, or else we’ll have to take him to the Humane Society. If you can’t take him, but know anyone who might, let them know! Thank you very much. 

jackwidowss

grumpysniper:

bemusedlybespectacled:

hot tip: bisexuals, pansexuals, and other people attracted to more than one gender are still queer

even if they are in a relationship a cis person of a different gender

because, hey, it’s still a gender among the many that they can be attracted…

accidentallyshipping
Yes, a bisexual might cheat on you if you date them. Guess who else might cheat on you? That’s right, a lesbian. A straight man. A straight woman. A gay man. A klingon. A hobbit. If you are willing to discount the romantic potential of an entire group of people based on their ability to have sex with somebody other than you, you better stock up on batteries. And what do you think the “B” in “LGBTQIA” stands for anyway? Bananas?