TIL of Charles Henry Turner. He was an African American scientist who earned his PhD in 1907. He discovered that insects could distinguish pitch, that cockroaches can learn by trial and error and that honeybees can see color.
"Honey, leave those bees alone and come to bed!" "Dammit woman, I'm doing this for humanity!" The tagline for the movie about his life will be, "In a world divided by the color of men's skin, one man rose above bigotry to prove that bees could also see color."
"Honey where is my Beekeeper suit?"
From now on I will call "Trial, and Error" as "Roach Approach".
Starring Samuel L Jackson
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”- Marcus Aurelius
TIL I am an apatheist.
Thank you kind stranger!
/sub/apatheism As you'll find out in a second, the only posts are "Hey I'm glad I found this place!" and a whole lot of nothing else. There's simply nothing for us to discuss. Maybe God exists? Maybe he doesn't. W/e. It's the perfect sub; it sticks to its guns marvelously.
I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.
– Michael Caine regarding Jaws: The Revenge
I made a picture called Super Mario Bros., and my six-year-old son at the time — he's now 18 — he said, 'Dad, I think you're probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy King Koopa in Super Mario Bros.?' and I said, 'Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes,' and he said, 'Dad, I don't need shoes that badly.'
TIL the guy who writes all the songs for Pixar movies wrote "Mama Told Me Not To Come."
Check out his song "Short People".
22 tons of weed in 3lb cans? That's over 14,000 cans of weed. It must have looked like they went on forever into the horizon. Like some sort of Can Abyss.
Once the news spread, most cans didn’t even reach the sand – fishermen, surfers and some adventurers (and the police) would pick them up at sea.
As the load dropped at sea was immense – the estimated 22 tons would be enough to fill about 15 thousand cans – and the Federal Police seized only 2,563 cans throughout the country, people definitely had a lot to share.
That's a lot of happy fishermen.
The first time anyone has ever welcomed sea weed.
Holy shit is this actually happening? I can't think of anything witty to say but look at my username.
But not as grafts, as bandages
It is in use in the US.
Yup my wife’s niece had a terrible burn on her arm in Georgia and they used Tilapia skin
they still use leaches when trying to reattach fingers and what have you.
They work better than anything modern science has come up with..
TIL Canada is our ride or die homie.
Canada's declaration had more to do with Japan attacking the British Empire, including Canadian soldiers defending Hong Kong:
Yes I’m glad someone pointed this out. Very few people seem to be aware of the scale of the Japanese attacks on the 7th/8th of December and how Pearl Harbour was bombed at the same time as Hong Kong, Malaya, the Philippines and many other Pacific islands were being invaded.
The co-ordination of these operations were pretty astounding for the first couple of weeks and I would contend they were more impressive in some ways than what the Germans did with Blitzkriegs in Europe. Especially considering these were nearly all seaborne invasions which required far more planning and organisational skill.
In the Philippines, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies the defenders all had a big initial advantage in terms of size of defending forces but the Japanese onslaught managed to overcome these.
What is a hat, without a head to rest on?
-Jayden Smith Canada
I believe that “outdoor stadium” was at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, and basically became Coachella
Holy shit you're right. I just looked it up!
TIL in my own TIL
Ticketmaster is cancer, they charge a convenience fee when you have no other options to buy tickets.
*this sounds like a Barney Stinson pickup persona.
Woman: hey, nice to meet you what do you do for a living.
Pilot: I fly planes full of puppies away from danger.
Woman: do you want to get out of here?
studio audience goes fucking insane
I'm afraid of flying, but I would gladly take the risk for this plane ride!
I adopted a rescue puppy from hurricane Harvey. She was driven up north for like 3 days before she got to the humane society. Now she enjoys very warm cuddles and play time with my other dog.
Japan has the worlds gloomiest millennials. They're headed for future with a lot of struggle.
Learned about this in a case study for school just last week. This article says that 37% of them expect to work until they die, by far #1 in the world. http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/26/pf/millennials-work-japan/index.html
Pretty high suicide rates among the young too. :-(
My sister married a japanese man. His brother had to work overtime for three weeks to justify taking 3 of his vacation days to fly over for their wedding. Like most in his company, he has 4 weeks paid vacation, and doesnt take a single day of it most years. Japan is a fucked up place.
Now THAT is a legacy.
Right? Pretty sure my legacy will pale in comparison to this bird’s.
Memes for birds.
I was skeptical when I first saw Attenborough's piece on the lyrebird years ago, I thought it was a little audio trickery for the sake of a joke, but after watching , I'm convinced. They're incredible.