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From Kahotan Blog : “I’m sure that many player’s of the game might be a little disappointed with this decision, but remember that Nendoroids are 10cm high figures. The hand parts are hardly a centimetre in length… to mass produce a product with each of the fingernails individually neatly painted would be incredibly difficult…!

For those who wish to have their Nendoroid Kashuu Kiyomitsu with crimson finger nails, I will be writing a nail painting how-to blog after Nendoroid Kashuu has been released! It will cover the best and easiest ways to color his nails – in such a way that even someone as clumsy as myself can do it!”

GSC hear our voices. He comes with beautiful bases without being an exclusives and he has cute accessories and third faceplate as well. So, worry not and get your own mini Kashuu!

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Poison dart frogs are the most poisonous animals alive

In the midst of the hot and humid Colombian rainforest a nearly naked man walks silently among the trees, looking for his next meal. Spotting a distracted monkey, the hunter readies his blowgun and darts. One shot will be enough. According to a first-hand account from 1825, the dart is “certain death to man or animal wounded by it”. That’s because it is laced with poison.

Hunters from Colombia’s Embera tribe regularly hunted birds, monkeys and other small animals using poison darts. The poison came from bright yellow frogs just a few centimetres long.

A single “golden poison frog” harbours enough poison to kill 10 grown men, making these frogs perhaps the most poisonous animals alive. They are one of many species of toxic frogs, which are known as poison dart frogs. They are all small: the largest are no more than 6cm long, and some are just 1.5 cm. How did these tiny, beautiful creatures become so poisonous, and why?

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Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)

The painted frogfish is a marine fish belonging to the family Antennariidae. It grows up to 30 centimetres long. Like other members of its family, it has a globulous, extensible body, with soft skin is covered with small dermal spinules. The coloring of the body is extremely variable because they always tend to match their living environments. Frogfishes have the capacity to change coloration and pigment pattern in few weeks. It lives in the tropical and subtropical waters from the Indo-Pacific area, Red Sea included. It is found on sheltered rocky and coral reefs. As all frogfishes, A. hispidus is a voracious carnivore which can attack all all small animals that pass within its “strike range”, mainly fishes, but even sometimes congeners. Its prey can be close to its own size.

photo credits: wiki, daveharasti, Wisniowy, todomarino

April 12 1980, Terry Fox began his “Marathon of Hope” in St Johns Newfoundland. 

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran close to 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.To date, over $650 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

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PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH, I LOVE YOU

One year has flown by! Today marks a whole year in the fitblr community! Most of the changing that has taken place over the year hasn’t actually been my body transforming. The majority of the change has been mental.

Yes I’ve lost a few centimetres off my waist, but I’ve lost 75% of negative thoughts and redirected them to creating positive energy around me. I’ve gained strength and muscle mass, but I’ve also gained a huge expansion in my knowledge.

And how did I achieve this? By you! My support, my friends, my sisters from other misters. All of my goals have been fuelled and achieved by the help and love of you! I can not describe my love for all of you, even if we don’t talk at all!  As I’m younger I’ve become quite the little sister to all of you and I can never be more thankful. The big sister role that you all play constantly switches between the mother and the best friend, and I think that’s wonderful! I am so grateful and lucky to call you all my friends.

I’d like to say thank you to fitpositively and lets-get-fit-madafaka, who have been with me since literally day 1. The moment I created my blog they reached out to me and welcomed me into the beautiful fitblr community. Without their guiding hands I would have left tumblr after a week. I’d also like to say thanks to the beautiful friends and sisters I’ve gained along the way: the ever beautiful shining sunalwaysshining , the kind and caring and compassionate kaitlifts, the gorgeous loving birdyally, the determined and sweetheart runningmandz​  the gentle passionate justdoitdaily-fitblr the sweet and inspiring calves-tho, the amazing incredible firmfit the beautiful badass barbellcutie and my smart and motherly Jo Jo storyunraveled

Moving forward into the next chapter of my fitness journey my goals have shifted. I know all of you support and love me and I support and love you, so these new goals will definitely be achievable.

I’m currently trying to hold back tears as I write because you have all helped me come so far in my life. Without you all I’d be lost, so don’t even for a second think that you aren’t worth something because you are all shining beautiful stars that I love. Please feel free to message me whenever you need to chat, as it’s only my time to return the beautiful kindness and support you have given me.

Thank you all, I’m sending lots of love to you. :)

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Just love this video from The Metric Crew called 'The Metric Conversion Rap’. These guys are from the U.S.A., hence the slightly different spellings shown throughout the clip. Great to see the decimetre getting a big up from the crew, this unit tends to keep a real low profile! My Year 7 & 8 students should expect to see this excellent video in a lesson very soon! 

Swedish men warned of crotch-chomping fish - Sweden

Swedish men have been warned to keep their swimwear on while bathing in the Öresund Sound off the southern coast of Sweden after a relative of the piranha was discovered in the area.

Ever since a fisherman reeled in a 21 centimetre pacu in the Øresund…

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Wheatfield under thunderclouds

Vincent van Gogh
July 1890
Place of creation:Auvers-sur-Oise
Source:s 106 V/1962 (schilderij), Brieven en Documenten, Van Gogh Museum


Description from the Van Gogh Museum:  "In Auvers, Van Gogh chose to paint a large number of landscapes on canvases of an exceptional format, 100 x 50 centimetres. A letter to Theo describes the sadness and loneliness he wished these paintings to express, but also his desire to show how ‘healthy and heartening’ he found the countryside.“



“Orangutan” comes from the Indonesian for “man of the forest”. So I guess this is the “man of the forest of the sea”.

Achaeus japonicus is a small spider crab from the warm, colourful reefs of the western Pacific. They’re really tiny, with a carapace only a couple centimetres (an inch) across. However, being a spider crab, they have long limbs to compensate and make absolutely sure they look a bit gawky.

The spider crab group also contains the decorator crabs, but I don’t think the Orangutan Crab needs any more decoration. They are covered in a gloriously luscious coat of fine, red-brown hairs that sway luxuriantly in the current.

At the end of long chelipeds are tiny pincers the Orangutan Crab uses to groom itself for food. 

photo by Steve Jones