plungrych said: "How many million times she had seen her face, and always with the same imperceptible contraction! She pursed her lips when she looked in the glass. It was to give her face point. That was herself – pointed; dart-like; definite. That was herself when some effort, some call on her to be herself, drew the parts together" --Virginia Woolf on #duckface!
I love you for this.
The Merican. So bacon. Much bacon. Very bacon. Wow. Still full and barely emerging from a food coma three hours later. (at Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena)
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I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”
Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.
But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.
The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.
thank you science side of tumblr <3
Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!
Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.
Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh
Because dude. Dude. You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive
Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything.
That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.
That refreshing zing from citrus? Acid. That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium. That tart in an apple? Arsenic. That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea.
Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.
EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.
"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy." — Paracelsus, regarded by some as the originator of modern toxicology
People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.Jason Read (via dasfest)
Plate 9: Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 56. Individuals with protanopia, deuteranopia, or achromotopsia will see no numbers.
Plate 19: Individuals with normal vision or tritanopia will see the number 5. Individuals with protanopia or deuteranopia will see the number 2. Individuals with achromotopsia will see no numbers.
Plate 34. Individuals with normal vision, tritanopia, or achromotopsia will see no numbers. Individuals with protanopia or deuteranopia will see the number 73.
From Tests for Colorblindness, Shinobu Ishihara, 1940. These plates will not be an accurate test because of fading colors and variations with monitors.
What does it mean when you can see all the numbers with no problem?
I was just wondering that. I can even force myself to see the 2 or the 5…
Yes, I can do that. Even with the last plate, when I first looked at it, I saw no numbers, then I saw 23, then I saw 73. Weird.
If you can see both/all variations then you probably don’t have deficiencies in any of your cones.
Failing to see a number is more informative/more useful diagnostically than being able to see a number.