I'm Ethan. My interests are thousandfold, but if I had to choose one I'd say naturalism. I'm a backpacker, amateur naturalist, and paleontologist.


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Aug 31, 2014
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Send me a couple stars

superwho-fandomstuck:

✪ = I wanna kill you
✪✪ = I hate you
✪✪✪ = I kinda dislike you
✪✪✪✪ = You’re okay
✪✪✪✪✪ = Whoa you’re kinda cute
✪✪✪✪✪✪ = Stop being so perfect
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ = *nosebleed*
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ = oh god you are hella sexy
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ = I wanna have sex with you
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ = Marry me
✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ = BLUE  EYES  ULTIMATE
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Aug 31, 2014
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palaeopedia:

The Cuenca hunter, Concavenator (2010)
Phylum : ChordataClass : ReptiliaOrder : SaurischiaSuborder : TheropodaFamily : CarcharodontosauridaeGenus : ConcavenatorSpecies : C. corcovatus
Early Cretaceous (130 Ma)
6 m long and 2 500 kg (size)
Province of Cuenca, Spain (map)
Discovering a new genus of dinosaur is rare enough, but discovering a new genus of dinosaur possessing a never-before-seen anatomical feature is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So imagine the wonderment of the Spanish team of researchers that recently dug up Concavenator, a large theropod of early Cretaceous Europe that sported not one, but two, extremely odd adaptations: first, a triangular structure on its lower back, just above the hips, that may have supported a sail or fatty hump; and second, what appear to be “quill knobs” on its forearms, that is, bony structures that probably supported small arrays of feathers.
So what accounts for these strange features? Well, the 20-foot-long Concavenator was a close relative of Carcharodontosaurus, which was itself related to the huge, sail-backed Spinosaurus—so the hump/sail on this new dinosaur shouldn’t come as a surprise, even though it was situated much further down the spinal column than on other dinosaurs (another surprise: until recently, these types of theropods were thought to be restricted to South America and Africa). As for the quill knobs, those are more of a mystery: to date, only much smaller theropods than Concavenator, mostly “dino-birds” and raptors, have shown evidence of arm feathers. Clearly, the feathers on Concavenator’s forearms (and probably only on its forearms) were meant for display rather than insulation, which may provide clues about the subsequent evolution of feathered flight.

palaeopedia:

The Cuenca hunter, Concavenator (2010)

Phylum : Chordata
Class : Reptilia
Order : Saurischia
Suborder : Theropoda
Family : Carcharodontosauridae
Genus : Concavenator
Species : C. corcovatus

  • Early Cretaceous (130 Ma)
  • 6 m long and 2 500 kg (size)
  • Province of Cuenca, Spain (map)

Discovering a new genus of dinosaur is rare enough, but discovering a new genus of dinosaur possessing a never-before-seen anatomical feature is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So imagine the wonderment of the Spanish team of researchers that recently dug up Concavenator, a large theropod of early Cretaceous Europe that sported not one, but two, extremely odd adaptations: first, a triangular structure on its lower back, just above the hips, that may have supported a sail or fatty hump; and second, what appear to be “quill knobs” on its forearms, that is, bony structures that probably supported small arrays of feathers.

So what accounts for these strange features? Well, the 20-foot-long Concavenator was a close relative of Carcharodontosaurus, which was itself related to the huge, sail-backed Spinosaurus—so the hump/sail on this new dinosaur shouldn’t come as a surprise, even though it was situated much further down the spinal column than on other dinosaurs (another surprise: until recently, these types of theropods were thought to be restricted to South America and Africa). As for the quill knobs, those are more of a mystery: to date, only much smaller theropods than Concavenator, mostly “dino-birds” and raptors, have shown evidence of arm feathers. Clearly, the feathers on Concavenator’s forearms (and probably only on its forearms) were meant for display rather than insulation, which may provide clues about the subsequent evolution of feathered flight.


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Aug 31, 2014
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atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

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Aug 31, 2014
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ignite-mylove-ignite:

ligerscout:

ligerscout:

Ready for April fools day
Gonna take it to school and eat it

I ate 3/4 of the jar and I made 3 teachers gag and one friend get angry at me.

fuck bro, I thought you were gunna fill all those cups with mayonnaise and hand them out at school and some serious shit was gunna go down

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Aug 31, 2014
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terou-chan:

NO LUCA NO

terou-chan:

NO LUCA NO

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Aug 31, 2014
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“I wanted to say, ‘Hey ladies, you’re beautiful,’. Hopefully, this changes things and maybe it won’t change things, but I love it.” - Nicki Minaj on the Anaconda music video

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Aug 31, 2014
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aperturemurder:


I can show you the world.

I DON’T WANT TO SEE IT

aperturemurder:

I can show you the world.

I DON’T WANT TO SEE IT

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Aug 31, 2014
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coolpup98:

REALLY IMPORTANT THING HERE PLEASE READ

My bestfriend coolpup97 is being harassed by tumblr user metal-cute

Alaska added her on facebook and didnt reply to her message, which isn’t that big of a deal you would think, right? I mean they barely know eachother and everything.

nope. apprently its a big deal for Delia, aka Metal-cute.

She proceeds to reblog Alaskas selfie with the tag “asshole” one day and we were like “??? okay…” 

that makes someone feel really great about themselves right?

we basically let it go and kept ignoring her until earlier today she does it again, alaska messages her and tells her to just leave them alone because they seriously don’t have to talk to anyone.

Now apprently it’s some “experiment” to get their attention which is fucking creepy as hell and to do that to someone is extremely fucking rude.

This person has

  • treated alaska like an experiment
  • called them an asshole for no reason
  • literally harassed them for not talking to them on facebook
  • misgendered the FUCK out of them then pretended to apologize using the excuse that they have “never met a non binary person in there life.” which fucking makes no sense when Alaska pronouns are right on their blog.
  • emotionally manipulated them
  • claimed alaska “looked more like a boy than girl” which is the most dense thing anyones EVER said in my life
  • is a fucking creepy freak

please reblog this so people can see how fucking creepy they are and unfollow them or report them for harassment. because this is not fucking okay.

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Aug 30, 2014
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