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7:00pm January 12, 2014
7:00pm January 12, 2014
130186:

Tex Saverio Haute Couture 2012

130186:

Tex Saverio Haute Couture 2012

6:59pm January 12, 2014

archiemcphee:

Here’s further proof that science and scientists are awesome:

A 7-year-old girl named Sophie wrote a lovely letter to the scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, politely asking if they could work on creating a dragon for her. She even included a drawing to help them out. (click here to read Sophie’s entire letter)

The scientists at CSIRO wrote back to Sophie:

We’ve been doing science since 1926 and we’re quite proud of what we have achieved. We’ve put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But we’ve missed something. There are no dragons.

Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety. And for this Australia, we are sorry.

(click here to read the agency’s complete response)

But then something truly awesome happened. The scientists had a bit of a think, as scientists are wont to do, and decided to rapidly accelerate their Dragon R&D Program. That’s right, they made a dragon for Sophie - Toothless, a 3D printed titanium dragon, blue, female, species: Seadragonus giganticus maximus.

“Being that electron beams were used to 3D print her, we are certainly glad she didn’t come out breathing them … instead of fire,” said Chad Henry, our Additive Manufacturing Operations Manager. “Titanium is super strong and lightweight, so Toothless will be a very capable flyer.”

Toothless is currently en route from Lab 22 in Melbourne to Sophie’s home in Brisbane.

Now Sophie wants to work at CSIRO when she grows up.

Click here to watch a video of the creation of Sophie’s dragon.

[via Geeks are Sexy and Neatorama]

1:06am January 8, 2014

“And that’s why books are never going to die. It’s impossible. It’s the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn’t only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.”

— Paul Auster (via writingquotes)
1:06am January 8, 2014

alt-j:

wheelcher2:

alt-j:

how much water is too much water

15 water bottles can cause water intoxication and can lead to death

15 water bottles is too much water

1:06am January 8, 2014

blesslarrystylinson:

zayniepaynie:

those fans who can’t admit their idiol has fucked up and makes up stupid reasons to defend them

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1:05am January 8, 2014

greatwhiteprivilege:

threeeyedboy:

greatwhiteprivilege:

it ok

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WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT THING

ur own lil cheerleader

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1:05am January 8, 2014
shavingryansprivates:

when everyone forgot how to play hockey at the same time

shavingryansprivates:

when everyone forgot how to play hockey at the same time

1:05am January 8, 2014

goodbyemisery:

i went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don’t eat grass

1:05am January 8, 2014