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"I think I’ve got it under control now." Uh, nope. Guy loses control of his new microphone. Funny video.

eshraghi:

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
London, England, 04/22/13

…until the day when it doesn’t. Don’t stay at home and wait for that day. Get out there. Go.

(via imiging)

citylandscapes:

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal
That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.
This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.
Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 
(GIF via NC State University)

jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal

That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.

This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.

Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 

(GIF via NC State University)

Girls let boyfriends try to do their makeup. Whoops. See the video.

Girls let boyfriends try to do their makeup. Whoops. See the video.

mybluewindow:

Devil’s bridge, Lucca, Tuscany

theparisreview:

“It’s in the busted minds of troubled offspring, or among bones not quite picked clean, or poking out of the smithereens of collapse that I think the true truths are found.”

An interview with Bill Cotter.

Man cries like a baby while skydiving for the first time. See the video.

Man cries like a baby while skydiving for the first time. See the video.

almostvip:

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. #motivation http://ift.tt/1dlQSer

Not just today. Every day.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
William Faulkner