bleeding out my balls
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Too Many Tote Bags? Stuff You Can Do With Them!

quote [ Tote bags, like Sephora samples, are irresistible and insidious in equal measure. They are quite useful! They hold such promise for an imagined future! So many of them are free! And almost all of them are impossibly filthy.

There is a reasonable limit to how many tote bags you need in your life, and it?s quite likely that if you?re reading this article, you have a tote bag problem. Does the term ?bag of bags? mean anything to you? If you answered yes, please know that you are among friends, and that help is here. ]

Because NYT, full article in extended. I personally thing the best answer is just textile recycling. Using them as gift bags, unless they're high quality, is just pushing the problem onto someone else.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by snowfox@5:06pmGMT] [25 comments]

Why does rain smell so good?

quote [ "It's a really potent material and it smells just like the concrete when the rain hits it," said perfumer Marina Barcenilla. "There's something very primitive and very primal about the smell." ]

Chemistry for the common scents.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@11:42amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Happy horse

quote [ It's a happy horse! ]

Look how happy this horse is!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Classy Pr0n]
[by steele@9:58pmGMT] [3 comments]

California Bird Talk Sampler Audio

quote [ After a brief exploration of birds' vocal range and what they themselves might hear, I slow down a call and a song to approximate what the birds are hearing. ]

The bird is the word! But our hearing is too shitty.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:57pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis

quote [ ?This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn?t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one,? said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zrich, who led the research. ]

Some uplifting news and numbers.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@11:36amGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Blowin? in the Wind

quote [ They are an icon of the American West, and a beautiful annoyance. ]

Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:53amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Officials Warn of Wasp ?Super Nests? in Alabama

quote [ A colony can grow to be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle and can have 15,000 wasps. The last time scientists saw such an unusually high number of enormous nests was in 2006. ]

The wasp's nest expands

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:09amGMT] [6 comments]


quote [ Hundreds of mountain goats in Olympic National Park, WA have become so addicted to the salt found in human urine and sweat that they are an aggressive menace to national park visitors, charging at hikers and trampling vegetation. They have a taste for salt and minerals in human urine, and sweat on clothes and backpacks, according to officials.

The solution to this problem? Airlift 375 of the non-native grumpy animals to more remote areas closer to their natural habitat [in the Cascades] where they will be less of a nuisance.

"Park officials urged walkers not to urinate along trails, to avoid turning paths into 'long, linear salt licks' and attracting goats." ]

It's like that Star Trek episode, only with goats.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@1:18amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Psychologists Have Identified The Creatures We Find Most Scary And Revolting

quote [ Among the key findings is that spiders were unique in being both intensely fear- and disgust-inducing in equal measure. ]

Coochie coo, you snuggly, ? tapeworm?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:39pmGMT] [8 comments]

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago today. These stomach-churning photos highlight why the EPA exists.

quote [ Photos of the Cuyahoga River, which burst into flames over a dozen times, remind us why Richard Nixon created the US Environmental Protection Agency. ]

We'll burn the river down
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

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