North American River Otters


Today we join the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders in astonishment at the golden mesh marvel that is the cocoon of the Urodidae moth. Also known as “false burnet moths,” these small to medium sized moths spend their pupal stage in unusual and incredibly beautiful open-mesh cocoons, which are sometimes suspended on a very long thread below a leaf.

"This type of cocoon is known as a "open-network cocoon" and is unlike other cocoons in that it doesn’t completely enclose the pupa in silk. Instead, it only partially surrounds it, likely enabling better airflow to control for humidity and may help prevent fungi from growing on, and eventually killing, the pupa. This cocoon very likely belongs to a moth in the family Urodidae, which is known for making this type of lattice-structured cocoon surrounding its pupa."

Click here to watch a video about these amazing structures.

Photos by Jeff Cremer, click here to view more.

[via Reddit, formakers and Smarter Every Day]


i rewatched kiki’s delivery service the other day and got really sad about leaving home and going to college and all those sorts of things i’m a big sappy nerd


"One of those nights when nothing you put down on paper is working."
Cutie grump, Amy Del for the lovely nicoya!! image




when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.




Since people seemed to like my Voltorb doodles a lot, I made a Voltorb for every pokeball!

It’s also on my Society6 store!

Great ball Voltorb looks like salamance

ive always really loved how much japan loves cicadas


this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.



Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.

Teachers: Heroes.





Disney’s tribute to Robin Williams at the end of Aladdin. 

That’s… actually really beautiful.  Well done, Disney.

I actually watched Aladdin on Disney Channel a few days ago and not only did they show this image at the end of the film but they showed the entire movie completely commercial free. That’s how much they appreciated him.

Well done Disney, well done.

Now that’s some grade A respect from Disney right there.

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feeling function. It becomes polarised, basically. Whereas I, an INFJ, will get upset in any conflict situation with friends, but I won’t go completely off the rails.

yeah thats pretty much it… im usually very cool and collected and think logically but sometimes, in certain situations, I just completely lose rationality and get really emotional and sensitive, lol. it’s always extremely embarassing because i get hung up on the stupidest things 

like earlier today i got really upset because i might not be able to go to the local zoo and i got so fucking hung up over not being able to go to the zoo. i am nineteen years old and i am a biology student on the dean’s list and i cried because i couldn’t go to the zoo. (although, depending on how you interpret that information, it sounds pretty reasonable lmao)

this whole vacation has been pretty aggravating on that that inferior Fe, i think, ive had a lot of emotional moments due to making complicated decisions these last few weeks.