You should probably follow Cookie Monster on Twitter.
my lunch will always pale in comparison to this.
After Barney sleeps with Robin, he turns to Marshall to find out if there was anyway he actually didn’t break that most sacred text, the Bro Code.
— Joe Peach on how Cadbury’s built community into their early business model. (via thisbigcity)
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Ever wonder how a Jellyfish “stings”? Turns out, it’s actually like a Needle. Check out this awesome graphic that Emily Weddle created from the latest episode of Smarter Every Day.
As you can see in the graphic, a Jellyfish actually stings you with needles. The process in the photo spans the time of approximately 20 milliseconds. If you watch the video I incorporate timing data so you can perform measurements.
What’s so cool about this is scientists don’t really understand HOW they nematocyst fire. They’re pretty confident that they’re triggered by mechancial contact on the outside, of the tentacle… but they’re NOT sure how the stinger “inflates”. Dr. Seymour thinks it’s too fast to be osmotic. There’s obviously a channel somehow that opens and creates flow and pressure into the organelle. I bet it’s some kind of REALLY quick chemical process.
I think we’re going to call graphics like this “Smarter Every Day InfoGifs”.
It’s still Shark Week! Most sharks are pretty terrifying (perhaps it’s their nasty habit of biting people’s limbs off…) but they need our empathy too. “We’re killing over 100 million sharks every single year,” photographer Brian Skerry says in his talk from the Mission Blue Voyage. “I didn’t want to continue to portray sharks as monsters.” That’s a tough sell with their hammerhead noses and giant teeth, but hey, these sharks turned out to be pretty friendly.