Cellulose nitrate was used to make dice from the late 1860s until the middle of the twentieth century, and the material remains stable for decades. Then, in a flash, they can dramatically decompose. Nitric acid is released in a process called outgassing. The dice cleave, crumble, and then implode.
From Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck by Ricky Jay and Rosamond Purcell, 2002.
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVERRRRR
Source: What are anxiety disorders?
I’m really glad that this covers more than just social anxiety. I feel like most anxiety related comics and infographs focus on only social anxiety.
Water Bears belong to a lesser known phylum of invertebrate animals, the Tardigrada. The first tardigrades were discovered by Goetz in 1773. Over 400 species have been described since that time.
Tardigrades grow only to a size of about 1mm, but they can easily be seen with a microscope. Tardigrade bodies are short, plump, and contain four pairs of lobopodial limbs (poorly articulated limbs which are typical of soft bodied animals). Each limb terminates in four to eight claws or discs. They lumber about in a slow bear-like gait over sand grains or pieces of plant material.
Amazing little creatures.
Oh wow I feel super lonely in Bristol. Fuck
Moving to a different City always is at the start, but it’s super exciting! What you have to think about when you’re having a “oh shit” moment is the future and the reason you moved in the first place.
Also looking at cute things and dancing has always helped me ;)
Holy Fricken Moley……. My mouth needs these things.
Bah! Trying to stay positive for my Mineralogy and Petrology exam thats in 6 hours! Its so hard when you have so many phase diagrams, chemical formulas, zonations, reaction series and processes to understand, never mind remember them!
Definitely my worst class…. can’t wait until its over so I can pass out, then start revising for the Light Science exam lol
“The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium.”
This can’t be real right…. what the hell is it called?
=( The feels
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