bust all the myths

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DAILY ROTHKO BONUS:

While all followers of DR know how much variation there is scan to scan, the painting on the left is merely an awkward photoshop of the painting on the right, Untitiled (Blue, green and brown), 1951 .It’s hard to see why anyone would think the colors of the fake are real but it remains a favorite on pinterest.

Mythbusting Scottish Stereotypes

“everyone is ginger and wears kilts”

Actually, only 10% of the population has red hair (although approximately 35% carry the recessive allele for red hair)! We only pull the kilts out for special occasions such as weddings, hogmany, burns night, or rugby matches

“loud men with beards”

Our hipsters come both loud and quite, we don’t discriminate here 

“the lochness montser”

The term monster is deemed rude and offensive, we prefer Nessie, because lets be honest, it sounds so much cuter

“ya’ll listen to bagpipes and like haggis”

Nobody actually fully understands how real this issue is you cannot MOVE in the city without hearing bagpipes, especially in summer- but believe me, its not by choice. Haggis is sheeps pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal and spices, traditionally encased in the sheep’s stomach. If you think we eat this shit outta anything other than patriotic duty, you’re very wrong

“you all drink a lot”

I cant even myth bust this one, you win

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Maybe it’s their unusual appearance, or maybe it’s their ogreish-sounding name, but bunions aren’t a common topic of conversation, despite the fact that they affect an estimated 23% of adults between 18 and 65. Many mistakenly think they’re blisters or open sores. To bust all those bunion myths out there, Mic enlisted the expertise of Dr. Irene Loi, a podiatrist at NYU Langone Medical Center.

First up: How do I know if I’m getting a bunion?

Shoutout to the autistic people who lack affective empathy. Shoutout to the autistic people who are being invalidated and excluded by fellow autistic people who are so eager to bust the myth that all autistic people lack affective empathy that they are excluding people in an attempt to be accurate. We’re valid and we deserve to be actively included in autistic communities.