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Delilah. 3 years old. New Zealand white.

1 bunny(ies) hopping

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Worse than EbolaBy now, the top false-color micrograph should be frighteningly familiar. It’s the Ebola virus, fear of which spreads faster than the actual pathogen. Below is something far more deadly – and even more familiar: the flu virus. While there is not yet a vaccine for Ebola, there is one for the flu – a simple, single shot that almost everyone should get. There’s even a nasal spray version for those afraid of needles.But millions of Americans each year do not get vaccinated. One reason is lethargy. Another is ignorance. Many myths surround the flu vaccine. National Public Radio recently cited 32.Here’s myth No. 1: You should fear Ebola more than the flu.Fact: The flu kills more people in a year in the United States than Ebola has killed in the history of the world.Go get vaccinated.
All the more reason not to shop there…


Intern in rounds: This is a 63 year old lady who presents with chest pain and shortness of breath that started at Wal-mart…

Attending: That’s the second one this week! What is there, a hypoxia section at Wal-mart? 



The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)
  • society: oh you have your period? well you have two options.
  • person: okay.
  • society: you can use sanitary pads, which make you feel like you are wearing a diaper, and have the added fun benefit of being extremely uncomfortable and give you the extreme paranoia that they will not be enough coverage and at any moment with any movement or sudden sneeze you'll bleed over onto your clothes and walk around all day with blood stained trousers while everyone points and laughs at you.
  • person: sounds awful. what's my second option.
  • society: a penis shaped wad of cotton that you shove uncomfortably inside yourself and it catches the blood before it leaves your body.
  • person: still seems pretty awful.
  • society: wait! it gets better! there's the outside chance that using those will kill you!
  • person: well, are they at least free? like how people can have access to free condoms? i mean, it's not like i'm choosing for this to happen.
  • society: HAHAHA! that's funny. no, you have to pay for them. and they're really fucking expensive.
  • person:
  • society: oh, and if you tell anyone that you ARE on your period, your judgement, opinions, and reactions are going to be dismissed as the crazy ramblings of a lunatic.
  • person:
  • society:
  • person: i think i'll go with my third option.
  • society:
  • person:
  • society: what third option?
  • person: i think i'll bleed on everything you love.

By Liz Climo.




You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.


I’m always baffled by patients that are rude to the staff. Like WTF this is an ICU and I’m trying to keep you alive!

Tonight my intubated (drunk driver) trauma patient kept flipping me off so I just sarcastically said, “Yeah yeah I know, you’re suuuch a badass… Now turn over so these young ladies can stick this tube up your butt.”

(via nurse-glow-worm)






people say ‘I love you’ in a lot of different ways

'eat something'

'buckle up'

'get some sleep'

'here have my fries'

'Im gonna draw you something'

"You’re a dork"

"I fucking hate you"

(via idontevenknowxox)

Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of thunder. My life is a storm. Anita Krizzan (via quotethat)
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