So… my toenail just randomly fell off and in its place was a new toenail. Apparently I dropped a weight on my foot months ago.

themarchrabbit:

onsheka:

thepioden:

gessorly:

tyrror:

ruingaraf:

themarchrabbit:

Seriously, it kills me when I see people hold scientists up as pinnacles of logic and reason.

Because one time the professor I was interning for got punched in the face by another professor, because mine got the funding, and told the other professor his theory was stupid.

This same professor told me to throw rocks to scare the “stupid fucking crabs” into moving so we could count them properly.

SCIENCE

thank you

this is one of the best comments this post has recieved

I have witnessed:

Two professors hiding around a corner and snickering, “Shhh, here she comes!” While a female professor approached and, when she finally found them, she proceeded to scream while pointing from one to the other, “You! I called your office but you weren’t there! So I tried to call YOUR office to figure out where HE was but YOU weren’t there!”

Two grad students standing outside a closed and locked door yelling, “Come out of the damn office. You haven’t left for days. If you didn’t have a couch in there I’d be concerned as to where you were sleeping!”

A religious studies professor apologizing for being late to class because, “security stopped me because I’m dressed like a hobbit”

Watched a professor snort the results of my experiment to determine if I had the right final compound.

Two archeology professors toss priceless fossilized teeth back and forth in an attempt to figure out who is smarter by “guessing the type of tooth and species of animal before it lands”

Multiple fully degreed individuals throw dry ice at one another in an attempt to be first to use the lab/get that piece of equipment/or change the iPod song.

A genetics professor build furniture out of stacks of paper and planks of wood because she is that far behind in grading papers/responding. One of the impromptu furniture pieces housed a fish tank.

I could go on but I think that covers the larger portion of the insanity…

Every time it comes around on my dash, it gets better.

I have had a professor buy a huge fuckoff bottle of rum during fieldwork in Costa Rica and let the undergrads get wasted because “you’re not underage in Costa Rica and we’ll be up all night with the bats anyway!”

- Same professor hung a bat from her headlamp and wore it as a decoration for an entire night. 

- A whole swarm of older women - and these are women with PhDs and world-renown bat experts, the bigwigs - all, to a woman, go to the formal charity dinner at an international research symposium in Toronto in late October dressed in skimpy Batgirl costumes. Because Halloween was that weekend, you see.

- At a different conference, a professor get blackout drunk and pass out on the side of the road. 

- “Yeah, we have to say we did it properly for the grant but to be really honest, Miracle-gro works better.”

- Teaching lab: we had liquid nitrogen for a demo, and after class the professor, the other TA, and I spent a good two hours freezing and breaking things in it. 

a chemistry class begins with 30 students nine months later just six of us left sitting on tables dipping paper into contaminated chemicals to see what happens when we burn it teacher making idle suggestions while he marks our work

"go to the fume hood thing, yeah now put some potassium in chlorine" can i burn the results sir? "fuck it sure whatever its tainted anyway"

The prof I’m working for just asked me if I knew how to pick a lock, and when I responded “yes” she replied, “see, this is why I hire the former delinquents instead of the suck-ups. You’re actually useful.”

I then let her into her office.

The guy I worked under in undergrad:

1. told other professors that he wanted to work on the “human bigfoot genome project” on sabbatical

2. suggested if we got ticks into politician’s/important university people’s gardens then we would get more funding (and used it as a joking threat if we didn’t get our grant). 

earth-song:

“Fly Dance” by Simon Roy

earth-song:

“Fly Dance” by Simon Roy

Yesterday my mom, aunt, and I went to the pierogi fest, and it was completely overwhelming for me anxiety-wise. 

The last time I had been to this was 2008, with Alex on his birthday. It’s weird to catch a glimpse of some tall skinny kid with brown hair and feel that glimmer of hope to see someone who had taken their life years ago only to realize they’re really gone forever. That’s what made this trip most difficult for me. Does it ever get easier? 

I found this on a “why you should hate 50 Shades of Grey" article in the comments. *facepalm*

I found this on a “why you should hate 50 Shades of Grey" article in the comments. *facepalm*

Today was one of those days where I’m sore literally everywhere from lifting so I had a horrible workout and couldn’t even run my usual 2 miles, despite even having someone next to me on the treadmill to race. 

earthlynation:

Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) (by Lucas M. Bustamante-Enríquez)

earthlynation:

Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) (by Lucas M. Bustamante-Enríquez)

Today my friend Alex would have been 24. 

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sagrasa:

baskauskas:

oh my god this guy messaged me on okcupid and he has a “don’t message me if” section and 

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jesus christ

The most offensive thing on this list to me is that he thinks you can get toxoplasmosis through petting a cat… what a fucktard.

^this is exactly when I stopped reading because the fucktard in this guy was strong

One of the coolest things about music is that you can listen to a song you haven’t heard in years and instantly be flooded with memories. 

makanju92:

no other city compares to you, Chicago 

makanju92:

no other city compares to you, Chicago