The Mad and Terrible Arkansan

RSS

endangereduglythings:

cool-critters:

White-necked rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus)

The white-necked rockfowl is a passerine mainly found in rocky forested areas at higher altitudes in West Africa from Guinea to Ghana. Its distribution is patchy, with populations often being isolated from each other. The rockfowl typically chooses to live near streams and inselbergs. These rockfowl feed primarily on insects, though parents feed small frogs to their young. One feeding strategy involves following army ant swarms, feeding on insects flushed by the ants. Rockfowl move through the forest primarily through a series of hops and bounds or short flights in low vegetation. This species rarely flies for long distances. The white-necked rockfowl is monogamous. This species is classified as Vulnerable as its dwindling and fragmented populations are threatened by habitat destruction.

photo credits: wiki, afrotropicalbirds, The Field Museum, Division of Birds, Ben Marks and Jason Weckstein

… Can anybody tell me what’s up with this bird’s skull? Like, is the yellow skin over the black skin, or is that just an optical illusion with two colors?

Making things float with sound

foodopia:

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Celery Ranch Slaw

foodopia:

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Celery Ranch Slaw

Sweet Yeast Cake with Strawberries and Rhubarb

Sweet Yeast Cake with Strawberries and Rhubarb


From Earth Science Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:
Pollinating FlowersPhotographer: Mary Brown; Summary Authors: Mary Brown, Jackie Phillips
As bees travel among flowers collecting nectar for food, pollen sticks to tiny hairs on their body. They carry this pollen with them to the next flower where some of it is left. The pollen contains the male contribution to the next generation of flowers. Bees and flowers are partners in this mutually beneficial relationship. Photo taken at Bark Lake, Ontario on August 22, 2014.

From Earth Science Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:

Pollinating Flowers
Photographer: Mary Brown; Summary Authors: Mary Brown, Jackie Phillips

As bees travel among flowers collecting nectar for food, pollen sticks to tiny hairs on their body. They carry this pollen with them to the next flower where some of it is left. The pollen contains the male contribution to the next generation of flowers. Bees and flowers are partners in this mutually beneficial relationship. Photo taken at Bark Lake, Ontario on August 22, 2014.


From Wikipedia Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:
Point Pinos Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Pacific Grove, California. Lit in 1855, it is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Photo: Frank Schulenburg

From Wikipedia Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:

Point Pinos Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Pacific Grove, California. Lit in 1855, it is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Photo: Frank Schulenburg


From Smithsonian Photo Of The Day; September 14, 2014:
Lecanto, Florida Morning
Photography by Gary Migues, Denver, CO

From Smithsonian Photo Of The Day; September 14, 2014:

Lecanto, Florida Morning

Photography by Gary Migues, Denver, CO


From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; September 14, 2014:
Red Fish, Blue Fish Tracey Jennings, National Geographic Your Shot
While traveling in Central America, Your Shot member Tracey Jennings dove in the waters off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, a 36-hour sail from the mainland. “On this particular dive, at a site called Dirty Rock, I was mesmerized both by how remote and how beautiful the volcanic scenery was,” Jennings writes. “As we swam along, I looked up and noticed a school of jacks (Caranx sp.) spilling over the rock like a waterfall.”
Jennings’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Show Me Your Wilderness.
See more pictures of Cocos Island from our Pristine Seas expedition »
This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.

From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; September 14, 2014:

Red Fish, Blue Fish Tracey Jennings, National Geographic Your Shot

While traveling in Central America, Your Shot member Tracey Jennings dove in the waters off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, a 36-hour sail from the mainland. “On this particular dive, at a site called Dirty Rock, I was mesmerized both by how remote and how beautiful the volcanic scenery was,” Jennings writes. “As we swam along, I looked up and noticed a school of jacks (Caranx sp.) spilling over the rock like a waterfall.”

Jennings’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Show Me Your Wilderness.

See more pictures of Cocos Island from our Pristine Seas expedition »

This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.


From Astronomy Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:
M27: The Dumbbell Nebula Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)
The first hint of what will become of our Sun was discovered inadvertently in 1764. At that time, Charles Messier was compiling a list of diffuse objects not to be confused with comets. The 27th object on Messier’s list, now known as M27 or the Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula, the type of nebula our Sun will produce when nuclear fusion stops in its core. M27 is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky, and can be seen toward the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula) with binoculars. It takes light about 1000 years to reach us from M27, shown above in colors emitted by hydrogen and oxygen. Understanding the physics and significance of M27 was well beyond 18th century science. Even today, many things remain mysterious about bipolar planetary nebula like M27, including the physical mechanism that expels a low-mass star’s gaseous outer-envelope, leaving an X-ray hot white dwarf.

From Astronomy Picture Of The Day; September 14, 2014:

M27: The Dumbbell Nebula 
Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)

The first hint of what will become of our Sun was discovered inadvertently in 1764. At that time, Charles Messier was compiling a list of diffuse objects not to be confused with comets. The 27th object on Messier’s list, now known as M27 or the Dumbbell Nebula, is a planetary nebula, the type of nebula our Sun will produce when nuclear fusion stops in its core. M27 is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky, and can be seen toward the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula) with binoculars. It takes light about 1000 years to reach us from M27, shown above in colors emitted by hydrogen and oxygen. Understanding the physics and significance of M27 was well beyond 18th century science. Even today, many things remain mysterious about bipolar planetary nebula like M27, including the physical mechanism that expels a low-mass star’s gaseous outer-envelope, leaving an X-ray hot white dwarf.

blindsprings:

ssb4dojo:

THE GREATEST VERSION OF GERUDO VALLEY

ONLY IN SMASH 3DS

SCREAMING

(Source: youtube.com)

letshearitfortheuniverse:

purplepandapudgemiz:

chibisokka:

reshiham:

canuckistanicefront:

reshiham:

Someone actually fucking did the math for this

assuming shes average height. her boobs appear to be about 1/3 her torso and average torso of a female being 22.6” her boobs are about 7.5” long. a foot is 12 inches. theyre moving at 5,600ft aka 67200 inches a second. her boobs are flopping 8960 times a second.

I didn’t think this could get better, but it did.

8960 flops per second would result in the shockwaves from her breasts emitting an 8960 Hz tone, which is actually a very shrill noise within the range of human hearing. You can enter 8960 into this website to hear an audio sample of what her breast-tone would approximately sound like

YES IT DID GET BETTER

Did all of you major in boob math

I played that tone and my cats instantly became terrified.

Her boobs terrify animals.

(Source: greatjaggi)

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

And the LAPD/Studio City Police Dept is trying to pretend like this never happened:

Variety on the story:

An LAPD public information officer said there was no record of the incident as Watts wasn’t arrested or brought into the station for questioning.

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

And the LAPD/Studio City Police Dept is trying to pretend like this never happened:

Variety on the story:

An LAPD public information officer said there was no record of the incident as Watts wasn’t arrested or brought into the station for questioning.

fckyeah-penguins:

South Georgia 2007 - 1367 by markren on Flickr.

fckyeah-penguins:

South Georgia 2007 - 1367 by markren on Flickr.

fckyeah-penguins:

Chinstrap Penguin, Marguerite Bay, Antarctica by bfryxell on Flickr.

fckyeah-penguins:

Chinstrap Penguin, Marguerite Bay, Antarctica by bfryxell on Flickr.

fckyeah-penguins:

Bubba the Black-footed Penguin by K. S. Veitch Photography on Flickr.

fckyeah-penguins:

Bubba the Black-footed Penguin by K. S. Veitch Photography on Flickr.