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Ancient reptile birth preserved in fossil: Ichthyosaur fossil may show oldest live reptilian birth.
Scientists report a new fossil specimen that belongs to Chaohusaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyopterygia), the oldest of Mesozoic marine reptiles that lived approximately 248 million years ago. The partial skeleton was recovered in China and may show a live birth. The maternal skeleton was associated with three embryos and neonates: one inside the mother, another exiting the pelvis-with half the body still inside the mother-and the third outside of the mother. 

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Ancient reptile birth preserved in fossil: Ichthyosaur fossil may show oldest live reptilian birth.

Scientists report a new fossil specimen that belongs to Chaohusaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyopterygia), the oldest of Mesozoic marine reptiles that lived approximately 248 million years ago. The partial skeleton was recovered in China and may show a live birth. The maternal skeleton was associated with three embryos and neonates: one inside the mother, another exiting the pelvis-with half the body still inside the mother-and the third outside of the mother. 

(Source: sciencedaily.com, via scinerds)

Filed under science dinosaurs paleontology this is so freaking cool

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Aladdin, 1992
The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film. 

"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries!  It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."
that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop

If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong

I didn’t even know that Robin Williams voiced the Narrator.  Now I know that they were thinking about revealing the Narrator to be the Genie, which is why the Narrator only has 4 fingers; that they didn’t always give Williams scripts as the Genie, just general dialogue directions; that Williams ended up creating over 16 hours of material by ad libbing alone; that because Williams ad libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination; that Schindler’s List was filming at the same time, and Steven Spielberg would call Williams at the end of long shooting days and put him on speaker phone to cheer up the cast and crew, and the material Williams used was stuff he was trying out for the Genie.  Just, my gosh.  Robin Williams, man.

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Aladdin, 1992

The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film. 

"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries!  It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."

that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop

If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong

I didn’t even know that Robin Williams voiced the Narrator.  Now I know that they were thinking about revealing the Narrator to be the Genie, which is why the Narrator only has 4 fingers; that they didn’t always give Williams scripts as the Genie, just general dialogue directions; that Williams ended up creating over 16 hours of material by ad libbing alone; that because Williams ad libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination; that Schindler’s List was filming at the same time, and Steven Spielberg would call Williams at the end of long shooting days and put him on speaker phone to cheer up the cast and crew, and the material Williams used was stuff he was trying out for the Genie.  Just, my gosh.  Robin Williams, man.

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Filed under disney aladdin robin williams

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After smashing my finger on concrete

Friend:
Are you ok? You finger looks broken.
Me:
No, I think it's fine. It's just a little blood.
Brain:
Did you say OUR FINGER IS BROKEN???
Me:
No, no, it's going to be fine, look, we'll just put some ice --
Brain:
RED ALERT! BROKEN FINGER! We don't have time for things like vision and hearing! Turn those off immediately!
Brain:
WHY are we still STANDING?! Legs, stop that right now!
Me:
Oh dear.
*sits down ungracefully*
*falls over*
Brain:
QUICK! Eject all the food from the stomach!
Me:
No. No, that is not necessary. I'm just going to lie here for a bit and work on breathing.
Roommate:
Are you in shock?
Me:
... Maybe.
Roommate:
Well, if you don't get up in 5 minutes, I'm taking you to the ER.
*goes back to stirring soup*
Friend:
.
Friend:
Are you SURE your finger isn't broken? Because it's turning purple.
Me:
AUGH

Filed under our soup was frozen I needed to break it up into pieces small enough to fit in the pot to be fair Lauren though that me doing my best Moses impression with the bag of frozen soup on the concrete step was a bad idea but it seemed so reasonable in my head (also it worked so I feel somewhat vindicated) I've decided that I'm just going to remove my left hand a get a new one I keep smashing it on things anyway

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Talking on the phone with my parents

Dad:
Remember all that hardened slag around the dead tree?
Me:
Yeah.
Dad:
We broke it up on Saturday and piled it on the patio. Your mother made a shape out of it.
Me:
What shape?
Dad:
Well, I'll give you a hint. I thought it was Mount Rushmore.
Me:
... That's not a very good hint.
Dad:
It's not Mount Rushmore. It's Eidore.
Me:
What?
Dad:
Erbod? Igor? That dwarf mountain.
Mom (from the background):
Mount Erebor! From the Hobbit!
Dad:
Yes. That.
Me:
So . . . Mama piled up all the slag in the shape of Mount Erebor?
Dad:
Yes. It takes up most of the patio.

Filed under a real-life faceplam occured during this conversation good grief the hobbit things my parents do

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Deadpool Classic, Volume 4

Blind Albert:
Back in my heyday, during the big one ... I saw some action overseas. Met a lot of boys on the front...
Blind Al:
... Helmet straps biting into cheeks still round with baby fat ... some hardly smart enough to duck, but there anyways, fighting Hitler in his backyard ...
Blind Al:
One of the boys ... called him "Blondie", he was what you'd think of as a real hero ... always throwing himself on top of grenades and such.
Me:
Oh my gosh, Blind Al used to know Captain America.
Blind Al:
This was his ... he gave it to me in Moscow ... the last time we saw one another. We were close. One time I ask him what it felt like to be a newsreel darling ... a bona fide hero. He looked at me with those eyes that were always bright and sad at the same time
Me:
Oh that is totally Captain America.
Blind Al:
and said: "I'm not a hero. I'm just a guy who tried to do the right thing ... and didn't get shot in the process."
Me:
Please let this be a thing. Please let Blind Al and Steve Rogers be a thing.
Deadpool:
But how can I try ... when I'm scared ... that I'm not good enough to pull it off? "Blondie" ever talk about that?
Blind Al:
When we were alone together ... holding one another, trembling in the dark ... it was all he ever talked about.
Me:
YESSS!

Filed under I ended up with a lot of emotions about deadpool at the end of volume 4 because he wanted to be a hero so bad and Cap showed up and Deadpool just wanted to let Cap make the call because he knew that at least Cap had a flawless moral compass but Deadpool has to do it and he saves the world and no one remembers and everyone still thinks he's a loser and a bad guy even though he's done this whole moral transformation thing AUGH (who knew books with pictures could be so emotionally taxing?) deadpool although also I hope Peggy Carter or Sharon Carter or whoever she is in the comic 'verse didn't know about Steve and Althea (which was apparently what she went by before 'Albert') because I feel like Ms. Carter would not appreciate that very much

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Test Your Vocabulary: how many words do you know?


Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.
I scored 21,500 FUCK YES


I got 32,800 WOAH

27,800 words

41,000

36 800

27,700

38,000! 

32,400.  Yay for being average in my demographic!

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Test Your Vocabulary: how many words do you know?

Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.

I scored 21,500 FUCK YES

I got 32,800 WOAH

27,800 words

41,000

36 800

27,700

38,000! 

32,400.  Yay for being average in my demographic!

(Source: scipsy)

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