so i got sent to this thing called pacific quest for 67 days it sucks but im okay (was not abused in any way do not worry!!) i have about 2 days to hang out in utah w/fam and no internet (which means, internet when i can sneak it, which is sometimes and not dependable at all) and then i’m going to a boarding school called Vista Treatment Center and yeah that’s all i’m okay i’m sorry i just disappeared
message me your phone numbers and phys. addresses if you want me to be able to contact you !!!!!!!
love rory mwuh
this is the happiest picture ever oh myg odo he is smiling there i s a rainbow he is havingfun in the sun
had a wierd dream last night that someone on tumblr called me out for referring to my self as “I” they told me that it was “a luddite mistake” those words make no sense together
gonna open up a FIRE MUSEUM itll be a museum all about fire. different colors of fire and a bunch of burning shit in glass boxes, gods of fire and fox fire and YOURE FIRED and hot firemen who are also on fire and they cant even put them selves out, every friday night is OPEN PYRE NIGHT where we have an enormous pit of ember and flame and you can throw in anything you want because the pyre is open
also there was gonna be a booth where you get $50 and medical treatment if you can leave your hand on fire for a full minute
It’s a little cliché to do the ___________ holiday science post, grasping at Matrix-level acrobatics to tie scientific principles to the celebration du jour (“The science of why bunnies hide eggs!” or “Reindeer: Could synthetic biology give them luminous red noses?”). Thanksgiving is actually a cornucopia full of brain food, though … so here’s some gravy for those neurons:
- The biggest Thanksgiving myth deserves the most fiery death: It’s not the tryptophan that makes you sleepy. It’s the big freakin’ meal. Well, to be specific it’s a hormone and insulin cascade called postprandial somnolence, and tryptophan may even help reverse the sleepiness.
- Carl Sagan’s apple pie recipe
- How to cook a turkey using NASA equipment, including strapping it to a satellite facing the Sun.
- Turkeys are basically feathery dinosaurs. What other animals enjoyed the taste of dino drumstick? Sharks, gators, parasites, even early mammals … Brian Switek explores.
- Do you want to spend your Thanksgiving on top of the porcelain throne? Or in an easy chair? Exercise good food safety and keep the nasty microbes at bay.
- The wishbone (AKA “furcula”) is an amazing, flexibly fused collarbone that’s actually used to store mechanical energy in flight, like spring-loaded rubber band for wings. Just try breaking one before it’s cooked. Today’s birds share that bone structure with dinos like T. rex.
- From cranberry pectin to turkey collagen, the physics of Thanksgiving gel colloids.
- Not to be confused with the genetically engineered, breast-heavy Frankenbirds we eat these days, wild turkeys can run faster than Usain Bolt over 100 meters and fly at 55 mph. They also make delicious bourbon.
- Turkeys share one talent with the octopus: Their featherless heads can change colors from red to white to blue thanks to bloodflow changes brought on by emotion or excitement.
- I brine my turkey (did I mention that I make a flawlessly delicious bird?). Here’s some of the chemistry behind why brining meat helps lock in flavor and moisture. It’s osmosis, but in a really interesting way!