Alexandra, 18, currently in college and loving it! Humor, nature, art, science, politics and current events. Sometimes interesting facts and oddities. Things that tickle my fancy.
A graphic look at the aging of the US population.
As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here.
Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?
The massively plump predator, estimated to measure at least 16 feet and weigh 1.6 tons, was captured on March 30 off King George Sound, and fitted with an internal tag in a process biologists described as groundbreaking.
But the photo atop this post, revealing the incredible girth of the shark as it was turned over for the tagging process, was released Tuesday. That sent websites scrambling to post the photo and update the story.
The female shark’s nickname: Joan of Shark.
Joan is among many sharks that are tagged as part of an alternative to culling, to let biologists know their whereabouts, in part so swimmers and surfers can be warned.
Since Joan was tagged she has been detected near Albany beaches several times, including nine times last Saturday. (Albany is in the extreme south of Western Australia, and is not in the region in which culling is occurring.)
Joan of Shark. They named her JOAN OF SHARK THAT IS THE GREATEST THING EVER!
imagine a muggleborn in hogwarts starts singing Bohemian Rhapsody under their breath and then another muggleborn notices and starts singing along
and then suddenly all the muggleborns in the area are belting out the lyrics and head banging and every single pureblood is left utterly confused
Tea leaves collected from Boston harbor the morning after the Boston Tea Party.
“Tea that was gathered up on the Shore of Dorchester Neck on the morning after the destruction of the three Cargos at Boston December 17, 1773.”
i’m so pleased that this means someone during the event was like “yeah this is probably gonna be historically interesting” and just ran out there with, like, what, a net? some cloth? fishing around in the fucking bay to collect tea to put in a bottle? you go, buddy
They can go up to 30 mph in flying pace (otherwise known as “skeið”). It’s one of the most incredible feelings, to ride a horse in true flying pace. You don’t move at all in the saddle and it really does feel like flying :)
That sounds absolutely incredible. To ride an Icelandic horse properly is definitely on my bucket list.