nbcnews:

Woman loses family in both Malaysia Air disasters
(Photo: Dan Peled / AP file)
 In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. 
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nbcnews:

Woman loses family in both Malaysia Air disasters

(Photo: Dan Peled / AP file)

 In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. 

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precontation:

WHEN YOU SHIP SOMETHING PLATONICALLY BUT THE REST OF THE FANDOM SHIPS IT SEXUALLY/ROMATICALLY SO ALL THE MATERIAL OF THE SHIP IS ROMANTIC OR PORN

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nock-nock-nock:

妄想工作所

  • きんめちゃん
  • ほっケース
  • アジなケース
  • サンマさん

(Source: mousou-kousaku.com)

and-umar:

I hate hate hate it when women in video games make sexual noises when they get hit or die in suggestive positions

like women can’t even die in a way that doesn’t exist to turn men on

how dare you sexualise female pain

downtroddendeity:

chillstepography:

kankrisgreatwhiteprivilege:

pinkelephantsonparadeee:

sizvideos:

Water Tricks That’ll Melt Your Mind - Video

Witchcraft

Science

This is basically how I feel while watching foreign films

Some explanations, since the video doesn’t provide them:

  1. Water refracts light differently from air, so when you fill a glass with water, it acts like a lens.
  2. The pepper floats on the surface of the water because surface tension is holding it up. However, soap is a surfactant, and lowers the surface tension, which is why if you look, a lot of the pepper falls to the bottom.
  3. I don’t know the mechanics of why the whiskey and the water don’t mix (that’s a question for somebody who knows their booze a bit better than me), but the reason they switch is because ethanol is less dense than water, so it rises to the top. (EDIT: putnamspuppeteer knows his booze better than me.)
  4. I haven’t exactly done a lot of studies of what happens when you play with balloons and fire (there are for more entertaining ways to prove you can’t be trusted around candles), but I can say with some certainty that the reason balloons pop around candles has nothing to do with fire damaging the rubber/latex. My informed guess is that the heat from the flame makes the gas in the balloon expand, and that’s why it pops; if so, it makes perfect sense that a water balloon would be fine. Water does expand when heated, but compared to almost any other substance out there, it takes a downright absurd amount of energy to heat up water. A single candle flame’s not going to bother it at all.
  5. I’m not 100% sure on this one, but I’ll tell you what I know: The whole point of lasers is that when it comes out, almost all of the light is going in one direction, so very little is scattered and lost before it hits something. That’s why the beam is often invisible, as in that gif- see how you can only see it when it hits the water? That’s because the light scatters off the water, sending it in directions where you can see it. I don’t know exactly why it’d follow the water stream, at least preferentially, but part of it probably has to do with the light scattering throughout all the water, and maybe it’s refraction again.
  6. "Who knew tonic glows in the dark?" I did! Tonic water contains quinine, because it was originally developed to prevent malaria. Quinine is so fluorescent that, dissolved in sulfuric acid, it’s actually used as a standard for measuring fluorescence. (By the way, glows under ultraviolet light != glows in the dark.)
  7. You know how hard it can be to get ketchup out of a solid bottle? That’s because to avoid creating a vacuum, some air needs to get in to displace the ketchup that’s coming out. This is the same effect: the narrow neck of the bottle and the water’s surface tension means it doesn’t take much to keep it in there. A screen with holes big enough to push toothpicks through will do.
  8. You know how sometimes when you heat up water in the microwave, it’ll explode? That’s a phenomenon that a chemist with very poor naming skills dubbed “bumping,” and it’s related to what you see here. In the microwave case, the water’s been heated past its boiling point, but isn’t actually boiling, because the bubbles of water vapor haven’t found anywhere to start yet. Once something disturbs it and a bubble does form, though, that bubble becomes the starting point for a bunch of other bubbles and a whole lot of superheated liquid turns into steam all at once, with messy results. This is basically the same thing, but with freezing. The water is cooled below its freezing point, but there’s nowhere for ice crystals to start forming. But when the surface is disturbed enough or it hits an existing crystal, it starts crystallizing immediately. The reason it specifies purified water is that if there’s other stuff in there, it can provide a surface for ice to start forming on, so your bottle of water is going to come out already frozen.

(Source: labicycles)

silverwind:

There’s gonna be new Gyakuten no Spotlight!

silverwind:

There’s gonna be new Gyakuten no Spotlight!

silverwind:

Gyakuten no Spotlight genepro.

silverwind:

One more Wadakuma from Gyakuten no Spotlight genepro.

silverwind:

One more Wadakuma from Gyakuten no Spotlight genepro.

captainarlert:

I feel bad for anime teachers. 

It must suck having students who

  • have much more important things to do
  • slack off and stare out the window
  • are always looking at the person in front of them wistfully
  • do all kinds of whacky shit in school or bring monsters and crap and magical powers to the classroom and keep you from doing your job
  • are always standing up and giving long inspirational speeches and just expect you to silently watch them till they’re done