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anonymous asked:

But iMAgine iwaoi where iwa is a high school history teacher but one day he has to bring their daughter to school with him because oikawa has an appointment or something and her school is cancelled for the day (for some reason idk) so when oikawa comes to pick her up after his appt the whole class is just watching their usually annoyed and cranky teacher and his husband being cute and they're just like wow I ship them so hard fu ck and almost everyone is crying over how cute he treats his kid

[DIES] SOMEBODY DRAW THIS

SOMEONE ANYONE ARE YOU OUT THERE. DRAW THIS.

ITS SO CUTE I CANT EVEN. 

10 Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

Tentatively finding even the most faint sign of extraterrestrial life would be the single most important discovery in the history of mankind, it could possibly help us find answers to most pressing unsolved mysteries of science, like “how did life on Earth arise,” and, more importantly, “are we alone?”

On that note, as our body of knowledge and technological prowess grow, the size of our galaxy (and the universe itself) continues to be refined. We now know that the Milky Way—an ‘island universe’ that spans more than 100,000 light-years across—has between 200 and 400 billion stars. Further revisions to that number suggest our galaxy could have billions of habitable planets. Our search for these potentially habitable worlds has just begun, but surely, based on numbers alone, the environmental conditions of a select few must be conducive to life, and the sustainability of it.

The problem, of course, is that, after 56 years of searching, we have yet to uncover proof that intelligent life exists beyond Earth, which is where the Fermi Paradox comes in. It attempts to address the apparent contradiction between the calculations that say our galaxy may have hundreds of thousands of intelligent alien civilizations, and the lack of proof.

Most solutions are rather simple; things like “maybe life exists, it just hasn’t been around long enough to become intelligent yet;” or conversely, “ intelligent civilizations were around so long, they went extinct long ago” (after all, the Sun is rather young compared to the age of the Milky Way itself).) However, a few are pretty inventive.

In our new infographic, we take a look at 10 solutions to the Fermi paradox: http://bit.ly/1KfMkGZ

I really want something where Oikawa is a young kid and he really gravitates towards the color pink. Like maybe his mom let him buy a pink scarf or something, and he’s so happy about it, and he shows it to Iwaizumi and he thinks it actually really looks good on him.

But of course young kids are mean, so when he sports it to school they all tell him “pink is a girly color” and “you’re such a girl” and Oikawa is on the brink of tears.

And Iwaizumi just jumps in and tells them off about how anybody can wear pink, and Oikawa looks really good with pink, and they’re just jealous. 

I’m sorry I just really like Oikawa and Pink and protective Iwaizumi leave me be /)///(\

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is it ok for me to love Brian Cox and this video so much?

10 Recent UFO Stories That Will Make You Believe.

The universe is big. That might be a mighty understatement but when it’s considered that the Earth is the only known planet to house any life when there are an estimated 100 billion galaxies, the ‘bigness’ of the universe sort of seems like a waste of space.

Our own Milky Way is host to over 300 billion stars. Surely there has to be some non-Earth life out there somewhere. It’s comforting to know that experts tend to be hopeful of that scenario, too.

Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA, has recently estimated that life will be definitively found outside of our 3rd rock within 20 years. Stargazers will like her outlook on when humans will find extraterrestrial life but what about the opposite scenario? What if extraterrestrial life has already found us?

With the digital and communication age booming more and more around us, proof seems to be exponentially growing of visitors that are out of this world. Videos and images of strange lights are almost a daily occurrence while stories of encounters seem just as often. The topic of aliens and UFO’s might have been a fringe discussion in generations past but evidence makes the subject more allowable today.

The following 10 stories are recent sightings and intriguing moments in the discussion of UFO’s. Many are convincing enough to make even the ardent skeptic believe.

Source: What Culture

anonymous asked:

So I headcanon that little iwa-chan is pretty rough and tumble, so he always gets scrapes and is covered in band aids. He starts carrying different ones in his backpack so he can fix himself up. One time oikawa takes a nasty spill and is tearing up, and iwa quickly reassures him it's okay and takes out one of his bandaids and carefully puts it on oikawas scrape for him. Iwa starts carrying special bandaids with spaceships and cartoons on them just for oikawa after that

[clutches chest] NONNY. HOW CUTE. Just imagine him convincing his mom to buy him these kinda bandaids.

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“Hajime,” his mother asks as she sees her son come trotting down the aisle with his arms full of boxes. “What on earth are all of those?”

Hajime looks up at her before he dumps the dozen boxes into the basket. “Band aids,” he murmurs, and goes double checking the fronts of the boxes, making sure he grabbed all the right ones.

“There are quite a lot of boxes in there… do you need this many?”

Hajime nods simply, continuing to check the labels. Curious, and a little confused, his mother walks up behind him and leans down to pick one of the boxes up. “Spaceships? Glow in the dark? Stars and Space? Hajime… doesn’t Tooru-chan like these?”

“They’re for him,” Hajime mumbles, and looks back at his mom with his signature pout, the one he gives when he’s doing something out of his element, like being sentimental with Tooru, which is actually weird, because he’s always nice to Tooru, even if it isn’t through words.

“You’re buying twelve boxes of band aids…for Tooru-chan?”

“He gets hurt a lot and he doesn’t carry them. I don’t want him crying all the time. He likes these ones, so I’ll get these ones instead.”

Hajime is pretty confused when his mom asks him to hold the boxes while she takes a picture of him and sends it to pretty much everyone, gloating and boasting about how adorable her son is.

Good morning! I open the store today, and I have to get to work in three hours, but I can’t sleep. I can’t stop thinking about how, when the universe has finished exploding, all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will all begin to fall towards the center of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop us seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving towards us, gradually faster and faster, and we will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky at night there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling. And we will all die, and all our loved ones will die. You never know when’s the last time you’re going to see your father or play with your brothers or get a good-night kiss from your mother. So we should cherish every moment that we have with them.

It fuels my soul that Kageyama actually has a good fashion sense. I headcanon that Oikawa doesn’t have one at all (that’s a lie, he can, he just chooses to wear really tacky things bc he likes them too)

And like one day Oikawa and Iwaizumi run into Kageyama, and after he takes off Oikawa is just like “wow Tobio can actually dress himself.”

and Iwaizumi just “you’re not one to talk.”

“Iwa-chan! So rude!”

“Oikawa have you seen your closet.”

“You don’t love me for my fashion sense, though…”

“Obviously.”

How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Especially awe inspiring is the fact that any single brain, including yours, is made up of atoms that were forged in the hearts of countless, far-flung stars billions of years ago. These particles drifted for eons and light-years until gravity and change brought them together here, now. These atoms now form a conglomerate- your brain- that can not only ponder the very stars that gave it birth but can also think about its own ability to think and wonder about its own ability to wonder. With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly, it the greatest mystery of all.
—  V.S. Ramachandran

coach-takeda asked:

IwaOI: How do you think they first met? What were their opinions on each other then? Did they get along? Do they ever think back to this day?

IwaOi: Who developed feelings first? How did they react to this? Did the other notice?

  1. I love the idea that they met as young kids. Tooru moved into the neighborhood and his parents wanted to greet their new neighbors, and it just so happened they had little Hajime who was the same age, and instantly their friendship happened
  2. Their first opinions. Hajime thought Tooru was actually really cute, with rosy cheeks and a button nose, and eyes too big for his face. Tooru thought Hajime was really cool, since he was taller, and he looked banged up, with bandages and bruises from all the outside playing he’d done.
  3. They got along well actually! Hajime first thought Tooru would be too fragile to keep up with him, but he wasn’t. They only squabbled whenever they were tired or hungry, or whenever Tooru was being the petty nerd that he can be
  4. They always think back to it. One time they asked each other what their first impressions were, and after they admitted, Tooru just blurted “wow we were in love from the start, weren’t we?”
  5. I like to think Tooru developed feelings first. Somewhere early on in middle school he started to notice Hajime in a different light, and it hit him hard one day when he and Hajime were playing in the snow and they tackled each other to the ground, and suddenly Tooru’s chest started to ache and his face was redder than usual.
  6. Tooru panicked. He didn’t understand it, he didn’t know what to think or what to do with himself, he avoided Hajime for almost a week trying to sort out why his heart would race and his chest would tighten, and why anytime Hajime smiled or laughed he would completely lose focus
  7. Hajime is dense as hell about stuff like this. He noticed the shift in Tooru’s sudden attitude, and how he suddenly wasn’t available to hang out as much for a while. he did confront Tooru about it, asking him why he was being so distant and shady, but when Tooru looked positively panicked and evasive, he let it go. He trusted Tooru enough to sort it out, and if he really needed him, he’d come and get him.