cold coffee and contradictions

the bizzare ramblings of an over active mind

I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.

—Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via mytopophilia)

ethiopienne:

shoutout to people who make you feel bad for being broke as though capitalism isn’t literally designed to force masses of humans into soul-crushing, health-destroying poverty so a handful of wealthy “job creators” can maintain their troves of money and luxe champagne habits

astrodidact:

Shark skin under a microscope via I fucking love science
Shark skin doesn’t look like normal fish skin. It’s made of microscopic diamond shaped scales with rough edges, called “denticles”. These are thought to share an evolutionary origin with teeth - indeed, they have much more in common with teeth than with scales. Like teeth, they consist of a central cavity made of pulp surrounded by dentine and enamel.The flexible but irregular surface is impossible for barnacles and other micro-organisms to cling to, as well as decreasing drag and turbulence.

So just when you thought sharks couldn’t get any scarier, it turns out that their entire bodies are literally COVERED with teeth.

astrodidact:

Shark skin under a microscope via I fucking love science

Shark skin doesn’t look like normal fish skin. It’s made of microscopic diamond shaped scales with rough edges, called “denticles”. These are thought to share an evolutionary origin with teeth - indeed, they have much more in common with teeth than with scales. Like teeth, they consist of a central cavity made of pulp surrounded by dentine and enamel.
The flexible but irregular surface is impossible for barnacles and other micro-organisms to cling to, as well as decreasing drag and turbulence.

So just when you thought sharks couldn’t get any scarier, it turns out that their entire bodies are literally COVERED with teeth.

(via eduardo-)

othmeralia:

This fantastic illustration of a seahorse comes from the German journal Mikrokosmos, a periodical about the wonderful world of microscopy.  This illustration was published in 1910.  There are over 53 species of seahorses, which one is your favorite?

othmeralia:

This fantastic illustration of a seahorse comes from the German journal Mikrokosmos, a periodical about the wonderful world of microscopy.  This illustration was published in 1910.  There are over 53 species of seahorses, which one is your favorite?

(via scientificillustration)

The loveliest of days

blunthought:

"We urgently need a paradigm shift in our concept of the purposes and practices of education. We need to leave behind the concept of education as a passport to more money and higher status in the future and replace it with a concept of education as an ongoing process that enlists the tremendous energies and creativity of schoolchildren in rebuilding and respiriting our communities and our cities now, in the present." 
― Grace Lee Boggs
Happy 99th Birthday, Grace Lee Boggs..

blunthought:

"We urgently need a paradigm shift in our concept of the purposes and practices of education. We need to leave behind the concept of education as a passport to more money and higher status in the future and replace it with a concept of education as an ongoing process that enlists the tremendous energies and creativity of schoolchildren in rebuilding and respiriting our communities and our cities now, in the present." 

Grace Lee Boggs

Happy 99th Birthday, Grace Lee Boggs..