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Aug 20

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Aug 19

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Aug 18

“One imagines an angry spouse slamming a spoon on the table, shouting, ‘I’m leaving for Belgium!’ And then walking one step to the left.” — How to Cross 5 International Borders in 1 Minute Without Sweating

Aug 15

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Aug 12

liketinyhorses:

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.
Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

WHAT.

WHAT indeed.

liketinyhorses:

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.

Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

WHAT.

WHAT indeed.

“At a talk at the National Hydropower Association, I hit play on the video and the first fish goes flying out, and the audience is dying. I had to say, ‘It’s okay to laugh, this is utterly ridiculous.’” — Behold, the fish cannon. (via Mr. Alexis Madrigal)

Aug 11

“Who notices moss? It’s just…there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it.” — An ode to moss, feat. Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Aug 06

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Aug 05

“One of the privileges of making radio is that we have a professional excuse to talk with strangers. It’s like an EZ Pass to intimacy.” — Radio producer Ann Hepperman on transom.org

Jul 24

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