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    We literally have an entire trilogy of movies that explain why that is a bad idea.

    AMC spent all week showing us what a terrible idea this could be…Raptorfest 2014, y’all.

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  3. Me every day 

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  6. One small step for man, one giant leap for bacon

    Forty-five years ago, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made history when they reached the moon. The anniversary has prompted us to reminisce about this cosmic achievement. But mostly, it made us wonder — what do astronauts eat?

    The 1969 press kit for the eight-day-long Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission is more than 200 pages long and includes a painstaking account of the mission. The packet lists the phases of the journey, diagrams of the spacecraft, illustrations of Apollo 11’s ejection and recovery, and more. It also offers a detailed list of what each astronaut ate on a daily basis.

    In addition to “orange” and “grape” drink, the astronauts survived on starchy and sugary comfort foods, including quite a bit of bacon:




    The astronauts also had access to a snack pantry which allowed the crew to “locate easily a food item in a smorgasbord mode.” The snacks were basically single servings of the meal components, according to the press kit.

    Although the food sounds appetizing (to some) the preparation instructions make it seem… less so. Crew members  had to inject water into the food bag and knead it for about three minutes, before “the bag neck is… cut off and the food squeezed into the crewman’s mouth,” according to NASA.

    And it looks like this:




    Thankfully, for astronauts, space cuisine has changed since the 1960s.

    Now, astronauts on the International Space Station eat meals on a 16-day cycle, and receive periodic shipments of fresh fruit.

    (All images courtesy of NASA. Press kit h/t Allison Kelly)


  7. So far there has been a 77 percent jump in the number of unaccompanied girls caught at the border this fiscal year, according to Pew Research Center.

    That’s a drastic increase, especially when compared with the only slight swell in the number of unaccompanied boys who have been apprehended.


    Broken down further, the biggest difference in apprehensions between the genders happens among teenagers: 


    The dire circumstances in these kids’ home countries might be to blame. When Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke with journalist Sonia Nazario about the dangers children face in Central American countries, she detailed threats of violence and rape.

    These types of threats may account for the influx of young girls trying to cross the border.

    The flood of immigrants crossing the border has created a humanitarian crisis, with politicians on both sides split over a solution.

    As politicians continue to battle it out — possibly without any resolution — Central American leaders are converging on Washington. President Obama is slated to meet with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Friday at the White House, according to The New York Times. 

    During the meeting, he’ll reportedly push the leaders to do all they can to help stem the tide of migrant children coming to the U.S. 


  8. Dogs have (jealous) feelings, too


    Who dat, who dat?  Photo via Camille Turner on Pinterest.

    Did you pet your pup today?

    According to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS One, humans aren’t the only ones who get jealous — man’s best friend does, too.

    Envy is a complex emotion scientists have generally thought only people feel. But UC San Diego’s Christine Harris and Caroline Prouvost found when dog owners turned their affection from their pets to a “realistic-looking stuffed dog that barked, whined, and wagged its tail,” the dogs became visibly upset. The authors write:

    Dogs exhibited significantly more jealous behaviors (e.g., snapping, getting between the owner and object, pushing/touching the object/owner) when their owners displayed affectionate behaviors towards what appeared to be another dog.

    As part of the experiment, the dog owners also showed interest in other objects, like a book and a jack-o-lantern, but these distractions didn’t bother the pets (as much).


    Image via PLOS One.  

    Harris and Prouvost believe the dogs reacted more strongly to the animatronic pup because they thought it was real (many of them even sniffed the toy’s bottom, canine for “hey, what’s your deal?”). The dogs’ reaction makes a case for “primordial jealousy” — the basic type of envy infants seem to feel, according to the study.

    Or maybe those dogs just want to save their owners from a weird, tail-wagging robot.

    Either way, we bet this study would have vastly different results if it involved cats.


    Stop right meow. Via Imgur.com