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Funny, God, and Head: jumpingjacktrash: arrghigiveup: cimness: China's netizens are all in a twitter over the account of a carpenter who was commissioned to make a cinnabar red high-backed chair with the finials at the top to be "in the shape of dragons' heads" (ch茅ng l贸ngt贸u Unfortunately, he misinterpreted the directions to mean "lin the shape ofl Jackie Chan's head" ("Ch茅ngl贸ng t贸u ) (via Language Log Reanalysis, Jackie Chan edition) LMAO ok so to elaborate on this absolute gem, notice how the characters provided for "in the shape of dragons' heads" and "lin the shape of Jackie Chan's head" are identical? That wasn't a typo The thing you need to understand about Chinese names is that they all have meaning. And I don't mean that in the sense of "if you trace the etymology back through two languages it has its roots in a Hebrew phrase that means "God is my " that many Western names have. I mean that in the sense of "almost all of these words are still in regular use today and my parents very literally named me "pretty [and] wise" in Chinese. (Sidenote: This is why we get annoyed at made up 'Chinese' names that just pull two random vaguely Chinese-sounding syllables together. It is blindingly obvious when it's not a real name). (ch茅ng) means "to become", "to turn into" L (l贸ng) is "dragon". Thus, Jackie Chan's Chinese stage name, (Ch茅ngl贸ng), literally means "become dragon". ((t贸u), of course, means "head") (Further sidenote: This is actually a bit of a pun/reference. Specifically, it is a reference to Bruce Lee, whose stage name was (Xi茫ol贸ng), or, "Little dragon". So Jackie's chosen stage name means both "become dragon", and "become [like] Bruce Lee") The other thing you need to know about Chinese is that we don't put spaces between terms in written text. What all this means is that the way you'd write "Icarvel into dragon heads" can be identical to the way you'd write "Icarvel Jackie Chan's head", and literally the only difference would be where you pause when you vocalise it: before l贸ngt贸u, or after ch茅ngl贸ng. XD i think the chair turned out great 25 Funny Tumblr Posts to Make You Laughing Today
Funny, God, and Head: jumpingjacktrash:
 arrghigiveup:
 cimness:
 China's netizens are all in a twitter over the
 account of a carpenter who was
 commissioned to make a cinnabar red
 high-backed chair with the finials at the
 top to be "in the shape of dragons' heads"
 (ch茅ng l贸ngt贸u Unfortunately, he
 misinterpreted the directions to mean "lin
 the shape ofl Jackie Chan's head"
 ("Ch茅ngl贸ng t贸u )
 (via Language Log
 Reanalysis, Jackie Chan
 edition)
 LMAO ok so to elaborate on this absolute gem,
 notice how the characters provided for "in the
 shape of dragons' heads" and "lin the shape of
 Jackie Chan's head" are identical? That wasn't a
 typo
 The thing you need to understand about
 Chinese names is that they all have meaning.
 And I don't mean that in the sense of "if you
 trace the etymology back through two
 languages it has its roots in a Hebrew phrase
 that means "God is my " that many
 Western names have. I mean that in the sense
 of "almost all of these words are still in regular
 use today and my parents very literally named
 me "pretty [and] wise" in Chinese.
 (Sidenote: This is why we get annoyed at made
 up 'Chinese' names that just pull two random
 vaguely Chinese-sounding syllables together. It
 is blindingly obvious when it's not a real name).
 (ch茅ng) means "to become", "to turn into"
 L (l贸ng) is "dragon". Thus, Jackie Chan's
 Chinese stage name, (Ch茅ngl贸ng),
 literally means "become dragon". ((t贸u), of
 course, means "head")
 (Further sidenote: This is actually a bit of a
 pun/reference. Specifically, it is a reference to
 Bruce Lee, whose stage name was
 (Xi茫ol贸ng), or, "Little dragon". So Jackie's
 chosen stage name means both "become
 dragon", and "become [like] Bruce Lee")
 The other thing you need to know about
 Chinese is that we don't put spaces between
 terms in written text.
 What all this means is that the way you'd
 write "Icarvel into dragon heads" can
 be identical to the way you'd write "Icarvel
 Jackie Chan's head", and literally the only
 difference would be where you pause when
 you vocalise it: before l贸ngt贸u, or after
 ch茅ngl贸ng. XD
 i think the chair turned out great
25 Funny Tumblr Posts to Make You Laughing Today

25 Funny Tumblr Posts to Make You Laughing Today

Amazon, Facebook, and Family: Agriculture Nature bogleech: revretch: awed-frog: Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the most endangered. Only 1-4% of tallgrass prairie still exists. Prairies are critically important, not only for the unique biodiversity they possess, but for their effect on climate. The ability to store carbon is a valuable ecological service in today鈥檚 changing climate. Carbon, which is emitted both naturally and by human activities such as burning coal to create electricity, is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth鈥檚 atmosphere. Reports from the International Panel on Climate Change, a group of more than 2,000 climate scientists from around the world, agree that increased greenhouse gases are causing climate change, which is leading to sea level rise, higher temperatures, and altered rain patterns. Most of the prairie鈥檚 carbon sequestration happens below ground, where prairie roots can dig into the soil to depths up to 15 feet and more. Prairies can store much more carbon below ground than a forest can store above ground. In fact, the prairie was once the largest carbon sink in the world-much bigger than the Amazon rainforest-and its destruction has had devastating effects. [source] I just have to add鈥搕hat extensive root system? It鈥檚 not just how the plant eats, and how it keeps itself from getting pulled out of the ground during storms, or dying when its aboveground portion is eaten鈥 it鈥檚 how it talks to its friends and family, how it shares food with its friends and family, and more than likely, how it thinks. That鈥檚 a whole plant brain we鈥檝e domesticated away, leaving a helpless organism that has trouble figuring out when it鈥檚 under attack by pests, what to do about it, has very little in the way of chemical defense so it can do something about it, and can鈥檛 even warn its neighbors. Even apart from the ecological concerns, what we鈥檝e done is honestly pretty cruel. Here鈥檚 some more articles on this too!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/02/plants-talk-to-each-other-through-their-rootshttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internethttps://www.the-scientist.com/features/plant-talk-38209Whether or not you think this should qualify as a form of 鈥渋ntelligence鈥 as we know it (which in itself as a pretty nebulous and poorly defined thing), plants exhibit complicated interactive behaviors that help them grow and thrive, and the way we harvest a lot of them for our produce just doesn鈥檛 even give them a chance to reach their maturity and begin trading nutrients the way they鈥檙e supposed to.
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bogleech:

revretch:
awed-frog:



Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the most endangered. Only 1-4% of tallgrass prairie still exists. Prairies are critically important, not only for the unique biodiversity they possess, but for their effect on climate. The ability to store carbon is a valuable ecological service in today鈥檚 changing climate. Carbon, which is emitted both naturally and by human activities such as burning coal to create electricity, is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth鈥檚 atmosphere. Reports from the International Panel on Climate Change, a group of more than 2,000 climate scientists from around the world, agree that increased greenhouse gases are causing climate change, which is leading to sea level rise, higher temperatures, and altered rain patterns. Most of the prairie鈥檚 carbon sequestration happens below ground, where prairie roots can dig into the soil to depths up to 15 feet and more. Prairies can store much more carbon below ground than a forest can store above ground. In fact, the prairie was once the largest carbon sink in the world-much bigger than the Amazon rainforest-and its destruction has had devastating effects.


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I just have to add鈥搕hat extensive root system? It鈥檚 not just how the plant eats, and how it keeps itself from getting pulled out of the ground during storms, or dying when its aboveground portion is eaten鈥 it鈥檚 how it talks to its friends and family, how it shares food with its friends and family, and more than likely, how it thinks. That鈥檚 a whole plant brain we鈥檝e domesticated away, leaving a helpless organism that has trouble figuring out when it鈥檚 under attack by pests, what to do about it, has very little in the way of chemical defense so it can do something about it, and can鈥檛 even warn its neighbors. Even apart from the ecological concerns, what we鈥檝e done is honestly pretty cruel.

Here鈥檚 some more articles on this too!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/02/plants-talk-to-each-other-through-their-rootshttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internethttps://www.the-scientist.com/features/plant-talk-38209Whether or not you think this should qualify as a form of 鈥渋ntelligence鈥 as we know it (which in itself as a pretty nebulous and poorly defined thing), plants exhibit complicated interactive behaviors that help them grow and thrive, and the way we harvest a lot of them for our produce just doesn鈥檛 even give them a chance to reach their maturity and begin trading nutrients the way they鈥檙e supposed to.

bogleech: revretch: awed-frog: Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the mo...

Lit, Spider, and Vine: THE POCKET ENCY CLOPEDIA OF INDOOR PLANTS IN COLOR A. Nicolaisen urdy, have 10 erect trunk with site,shieland holes. From the stems, large Philodendron scander Growth: Vigorous clim while very small on en leaves on long ield-like leaves unches of hanging aerial roots are formed. Older plants may, under favour Sweetheart Vine able conditions in conservatories or Habitat: West Indies. hothouses, develop large, calla-like G inforescences with white spathes. Later, with pointed, heart-shap s with dots and pale yellow and pale ultivated as a young plant and en. C carded when the bottom leaves are d, its value as an ornamental plant i s debatable e: Best in a warm greenhouse, o good in a room after careful har ing off. Thrives for a time in dee g off. Thom after caou but aromatic edible fruits appear, which de. Requires a lot of space. 1S grow to lengths of 30 cr have a taste similar to that of a pine- specimens. New leave brown and almost trans Use: Decorative room plant, requiring a lot of space. Suitable for trellising to l: Soilless mixture or light leaf mould ding: 3 grams per litre (1 oz. per ter: Should be kept moist all the year ht: Never direct sunlight. Thrives in Use: Well suited as cli alls, doorways and large windows. Soil: Soilless mixture with added peat. pH Feeding: 3 gram gallon) every Fertiliser sh moist soil trellises or walls or as a plant, also as a ground rvatories. An amusin s to allow the pla enveloped in mois soil on) every week (March-October). nd. Will not stand drying out. dy rooms, halls or staircases. t: Poor growth if temperature falls w minimum 15掳 C. (60掳 F.) during er st attractive and amount in t ss mixture rams per Frequent spraying. especially in lit positions, the spots and edges. Heat: Normal room temp not less than 12掳 C. (55掳 F Air: Syringe during gro up to very good centrall he Re-potting: Every 3 orA years Propagation: By cuttig top shoots with the aerial roots atta hed. They should be planted in equal arts of soilless mi:x 械械 ai otting: Every spring, in spacious agation: By cuttings in a green in an enclosed atmosphere, with e Mealy bug, red spider mite ially when the growing point is ri it e and sand, and must be kept moist and warm Varieties: borsig ina (but correctly Monstera pertus, which has smaller eaves and mor aerial roots than the type, and grows ore rapidly and vigor- ously. Can al be used in smaller rooms. This is e variety illustrated. NOTE: Aerial pots, which--like ordin ary rootss ve as ducts for transmit The sap in the leaves and stems is nous varieties: There are many hybrids this and other species with a variation in the distribution of en rs in the leaves. See also below. enbachia leopoldii
Lit, Spider, and Vine: THE POCKET
 ENCY CLOPEDIA OF
 INDOOR PLANTS
 IN COLOR
 A. Nicolaisen

 urdy,
 have
 10
 erect trunk with
 site,shieland holes. From the stems, large Philodendron scander
 Growth: Vigorous clim
 while very small on
 en leaves on long
 ield-like leaves
 unches of hanging aerial roots are
 formed. Older plants may, under favour Sweetheart Vine
 able conditions in conservatories or Habitat: West Indies.
 hothouses, develop large, calla-like G
 inforescences with white spathes. Later, with pointed, heart-shap
 s with dots and
 pale yellow and pale
 ultivated as a young plant and
 en. C
 carded when the bottom leaves are
 d, its value as an ornamental plant i
 s debatable
 e: Best in a warm greenhouse,
 o good in a room after careful har
 ing off. Thrives for a time in dee
 g off. Thom after caou but aromatic edible fruits appear, which
 de. Requires a lot of space.
 1S
 grow to lengths of 30 cr
 have a taste similar to that of a pine-
 specimens. New leave
 brown and almost trans
 Use: Decorative room plant, requiring a
 lot of space. Suitable for trellising to
 l: Soilless mixture or light leaf mould
 ding: 3 grams per litre (1 oz. per
 ter: Should be kept moist all the year
 ht: Never direct sunlight. Thrives in
 Use: Well suited as cli
 alls, doorways and large windows.
 Soil: Soilless mixture
 with added peat. pH
 Feeding: 3 gram
 gallon) every
 Fertiliser sh
 moist soil
 trellises or walls or as a
 plant, also as a ground
 rvatories. An amusin
 s to allow the pla
 enveloped in mois
 soil
 on) every week (March-October).
 nd. Will not stand drying out.
 dy rooms, halls or staircases.
 t: Poor growth if temperature falls
 w minimum 15掳 C. (60掳 F.) during
 er
 st attractive and
 amount in t
 ss mixture
 rams per
 Frequent spraying. especially in
 lit positions, the
 spots and edges.
 Heat: Normal room temp
 not less than 12掳 C. (55掳 F
 Air: Syringe during gro
 up to very good centrall he
 Re-potting: Every 3 orA years
 Propagation: By cuttig top shoots with
 the aerial roots atta hed. They should
 be planted in equal arts of soilless mi:x
 械械
 ai
 otting: Every spring, in spacious
 agation:
 By cuttings in a green
 in an enclosed atmosphere, with
 e
 Mealy bug, red spider mite
 ially when the growing point is
 ri
 it
 e and sand, and must be kept moist
 and warm
 Varieties: borsig ina (but correctly
 Monstera pertus, which has smaller
 eaves and mor aerial roots than the
 type, and grows ore rapidly and vigor-
 ously. Can al be used in smaller
 rooms. This is e variety illustrated.
 NOTE: Aerial pots, which--like ordin
 ary rootss ve as ducts for transmit
 The sap in the leaves and stems is
 nous
 varieties: There are many hybrids
 this and other species with a
 variation in the distribution of
 en
 rs in the leaves. See also below.
 enbachia leopoldii
Animals, Bad, and Books: stardewfairy stardew valley gothic .the time passes so quickly yet so slowly. it's been a week, it's been months, it's been years. you do not age. nobody ages. the children don't grow up. you start forgetting everything about your life before you live here. you've always lived heree when it rains, you hear strange faraway howls and screams that fill you with primal terror. you never stay outside for long on rainy days your crops grow within days. you plant seeds in the ground. ten days later, the fields are overgrown with corn you find things when you dig in the dirt. roots, clay, stone. books skulls that don't look like they belong to any animal you know there are only two channels on tv. the weather and the fortune teller. it doesn't matter when you turn it on, the weather program is only just starting. it will be sunny tomorrow" the weatherman says with empty eyes and a too-wide smile. you flip to the fortune teller's channel. "the spirits are in a bad mood today" she says, "be careful you shiver, and decide not to go to the mines today .have you always been so strong? you can chop down a tree in minutes and you can carry hundreds of stones in your backpack. .you wake up at exactly 6 every morning. you can't wake up earlier, or later sometimes your scarecrows are not planted where they were yesterday .you hear whispers in the old community center. you can almost seee something indiscernable out of the corner of your eye. you bring offerings, hoping to appease the spirits, today it's winter you swear two days ago it was summer the berries you found in the woods have a strange metallic taste their juices stain your mouth red. you keep eating them anyway .nobody ages. nobody ages. nobody ages. what year is it? you keep bringing offerings in the old community center. honey milk, wine, peaches, dead animals. there are never enough offerings the fruit bats that live in the small cave near your house leave fruit for you. they bring you out of season fruit, exotic fruit, fruit that comes from halfway across the world, fruit that you've never seen before .the wizard granted you the power to understand the spirits that live in the old community center. now you wish he hadn't. every night when you get home, you lock the door and close the windows. every morning when you wake up, your cat is somehow inside the house .the train passes through stardew valley sometimes, but never stops. you can hear howls coming from it. you try talking to the people in the village, but they always seem to be repeating the same things. "do you have any blueberries?", asks lewis for the 14th time this month there are things in the mines. don't go into the mines we're insulated from the rest of the world here savs demetrius now that you think of it, you have never received a letter or a phone call from the outside world. is there even an outside world? there is a bath house, north of the town. there is never anyone there, but the electricity works and the water runs. when you enter the locker room, there is a bathing suit just your size waiting for you the water in the big bath is milky. you can't see the bottom. you enter it anyway. when you exit, you feel happy and energised. you have nothing to worry about. come back soon! . the bus to calico desert is out of service. the road to calico desert is out of service. do not go to calico desert. do not ask about calico desert. do no think about calico desert. there is no calico desert. you are out late at night, gathering berries. at exactly two am, something knocks you out. you wake up in your bed the following morning. don't think about it. go to sleep you try staying up past two am the following night, only to be knocked out again. go to sleep. go to sleep. go to sleep you have been here for a couple of weeks, or maybe for decades nothing changes. you can't die. you can't die. you can't die Source: stardewfairy 5,000 notes In the Valley of Stars
Animals, Bad, and Books: stardewfairy
 stardew valley gothic
 .the time passes so quickly yet so slowly. it's been a week, it's been
 months, it's been years. you do not age. nobody ages. the children
 don't grow up. you start forgetting everything about your life before
 you live here. you've always lived heree
 when it rains, you hear strange faraway howls and screams that fill
 you with primal terror. you never stay outside for long on rainy days
 your crops grow within days. you plant seeds in the ground. ten
 days later, the fields are overgrown with corn
 you find things when you dig in the dirt. roots, clay, stone. books
 skulls that don't look like they belong to any animal you know
 there are only two channels on tv. the weather and the fortune
 teller. it doesn't matter when you turn it on, the weather program is
 only just starting. it will be sunny tomorrow" the weatherman says
 with empty eyes and a too-wide smile. you flip to the fortune teller's
 channel. "the spirits are in a bad mood today" she says, "be careful
 you shiver, and decide not to go to the mines today
 .have you always been so strong? you can chop down a tree in
 minutes and you can carry hundreds of stones in your backpack.
 .you wake up at exactly 6 every morning. you can't wake up earlier,
 or later
 sometimes your scarecrows are not planted where they were
 yesterday
 .you hear whispers in the old community center. you can almost seee
 something indiscernable out of the corner of your eye. you bring
 offerings, hoping to appease the spirits, today it's winter you swear
 two days ago it was summer
 the berries you found in the woods have a strange metallic taste
 their juices stain your mouth red. you keep eating them anyway
 .nobody ages. nobody ages. nobody ages. what year is it?
 you keep bringing offerings in the old community center. honey
 milk, wine, peaches, dead animals. there are never enough offerings
 the fruit bats that live in the small cave near your house leave fruit
 for you. they bring you out of season fruit, exotic fruit, fruit that comes
 from halfway across the world, fruit that you've never seen before
 .the wizard granted you the power to understand the spirits that live
 in the old community center. now you wish he hadn't.
 every night when you get home, you lock the door and close the
 windows. every morning when you wake up, your cat is somehow
 inside the house
 .the train passes through stardew valley sometimes, but never
 stops. you can hear howls coming from it.
 you try talking to the people in the village, but they always seem to
 be repeating the same things. "do you have any blueberries?", asks
 lewis for the 14th time this month
 there are things in the mines. don't go into the mines
 we're insulated from the rest of the world here savs demetrius
 now that you think of it, you have never received a letter or a phone
 call from the outside world. is there even an outside world?
 there is a bath house, north of the town. there is never anyone
 there, but the electricity works and the water runs. when you enter
 the locker room, there is a bathing suit just your size waiting for you
 the water in the big bath is milky. you can't see the bottom. you enter
 it anyway. when you exit, you feel happy and energised. you have
 nothing to worry about. come back soon!
 . the bus to calico desert is out of service. the road to calico desert is
 out of service. do not go to calico desert. do not ask about calico
 desert. do no think about calico desert. there is no calico desert.
 you are out late at night, gathering berries. at exactly two am,
 something knocks you out. you wake up in your bed the following
 morning. don't think about it. go to sleep
 you try staying up past two am the following night, only to be
 knocked out again. go to sleep. go to sleep. go to sleep
 you have been here for a couple of weeks, or maybe for decades
 nothing changes. you can't die. you can't die. you can't die
 Source: stardewfairy
 5,000 notes
In the Valley of Stars

In the Valley of Stars