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The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The first preserved platypus body was thought to have been a fake, made of several animals sewn together, when it was first looked at by scientists in 1799.
The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few species of venomous mammals: the male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venomcapable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of its 20-cent coin. The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales.
(1/?) (prompt) "On behalf of the people of Earth, I wish to welcome you and express our sincere hope that the relationship between our species will be founded on peace and mutual respect, and that the exchange of scientific knowledge and cultural heritage will contribute to the prosperity of both civilizations." The Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Brenda Ming finished her replica and waited for the machine to finish translating it into the shrieks and squawks of the alien language.
(2/2) There followed a pause which seemed to Brenda too long,
even accounting for imperfect translation and cultural differences.
Finally, the alien answered. “Yeah, whatever… Look, someone made an
order over hyperspace comm. Baked [untranslatable] with [untranslatable]
topping, marinaded in [untranslatable] sauce.” It pointed its tentacle
at the metallic sphere hovering in the air by its side. “It will be 15
galactic credits and 20 cents.”
This is obviously a drabble in its own right, what do you need me for?
Poundland releases 'pre-Brexit' Toblerone copycat product called Twin Peaks - without the gaps
The makers of Toblerone were heavily criticised when they removed some of the peaks from their product, which became a victim of ‘shrinkflation’ and ended up containing less chocolate.
Mondelez International has increased the gap between the peaks as a UK-only cost-saving measure to reduce the weight of its bars.
The company, which also owns Cadbury, said the move was down to the rise in the cost of ingredients, and denied it was a result of Brexit.
The old Toblerone - pictured at the top - versus the new one Credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant
Now, Poundland has capitalised on this and has released its own copycat bar, called Twin Peaks.
It will cost £1 and is coming out at the beginning of July to compete with the Mondelez bar.
The chocolate bar has two peaks, unlike Toblerone’s single peak and at 180g is 20 per cent heavier than its branded equivalent.
The Twin Peaks bar Credit: Poundland
Poundland trading director Barry Williams said of Twin Peaks: “Poundland shoppers are savvy and the change in their favourite chocolate bar last Christmas didn’t go unnoticed. That’s why we’ve created a new £1 alternative for them - the size they wanted, with a British taste, and with all the spaces in the right places.”
According to Poundland, the shape is inspired by the double hill on the top of the local Wrekin Hill in Shropshire, as it is going to be manufactured in Britain.
The value store has partnered with a a Birmingham chocolatier to create the product.
Poundland said the chocolate bar tastes like a Toblerone but has a “more distinctive British taste”.
Mondelez declined to comment
In a statement on the Toblerone Facebook page at the time the chocolate bar changed, the company said: “We had to make a decision between changing the shape of the bar, and raising the price.
"We chose to change the shape to keep the product affordable for our customers, and it enables us to keep offering a great value product. it had to make a decision between changing the look of the bars or raising their price.”
Arrowroot is a perennial herb. The stems of this herb resemble reeds and grow up to a height of approximately two meters or six feet. The plant produces soft, oval-shaped leaves that are somewhat covered at the bottom. The plant bears pairs of cream hued blooms at the apex of the extended stalks. The plant has a permanent rubbery rhizome that bears several fusiform or spindle-shaped, scabby, overhanging tubers at the apex. The leaves of the arrowroot grow alternatively and are covered with long, luxuriant and bushy sheathes. The leaves are oval-shaped tapering to the point similar to the head of a lance and vaguely hairy on the underside. The leaves have a light green hue on both sides. The arrowroot bears flowers that are supported by long, drooping and extended stems. The blooms have long and straight covering bracts at the branch junctures. While the calyx of the flowers are green hued and even, the corolla is white in color, petite and not aligned with the inner section making them appear like lips. The ovary of the arrowroot flowers has three cells and is bristle-like. The plant bears a spherical fruit having three obsolete angles and in the size of small currant or dried grapes.
I tried to explain to a woman today why she can't keep seven goldfish in a five gallon tank?? She's saying "but it's my chi center, and they only cost 20 cents, so it's not a big deal?" Ok your chi center is a cloudy, ammonia hellscape. Cool. Have fun with that.
yeaahhh my old commissions post was kinda dusty so i decided to remake it (again, what else is new)
more info is under the cut! if you want higher res views of the stuff on here + more examples, most of it can be found in my art tag. if you dont have money a reblog is appreciated but of course not required!
Hey, not sure if you know, but science/geology museums usually have HUGE selections of gems for very low prices (the lowest I've seen is 20 cents per stone, but it's usually 50 - 75 cents per stone) and because it's a museum, it's pretty much a 100% guarantee it's a real stone.
I was asked today what I made of Gordon Brown’s speech at the Better Together rally.
This is a man who once wanted to get rid of nuclear weapons when the Labour party were in opposition in the eighties (no really!). When he became chancellor, he sold off a vast number of the UK’s gold reserves. When the financial crisis came round, do you remember how he was jeered and derided from the opposition benches? I know the Daily Mail rarely say anything nice about anyone (unless they’re “all grown up”. If you don’t know what that means, I suggest you look into how the Mail is a rather creepy publication using that phrase.), but do you ever know of a time where they had a positive word to say about Gordon? Hell, even Jeremy Clarkson called him a “one-eyed Scottish idiot”. What else did Gordon Brown do during his brief tenure at Number 10? Ah yes, brought Margaret Thatcher to Downing Street, shake her hand at the steps, as he tried to appeal to the crowd of Middle England.
Margaret Thatcher, who spoke about “Building Scotland’s Future” as she came to power.
Within her first two years, Scotland lost 20% of its workforce. TWENTY PER CENT.
She privatised whatever she could, our industry was sold off, our public services were slashed and she introduced a tax that became known as the Poll Tax. Which, she tested out on Scotland first.
To see Gordon Brown stand at Downing Street shaking her hand confirmed that he had sold out. New Labour had sold out in the late nineties under Tony Blair. Now look at Gordon Brown… siding with the Tories in order to keep David Cameron in a job. You honestly could not make this stuff up!
I will never vote Labour again. I wrote to Jim Murphy when he was on his Better Together walkabout and told him that the Labour party were now finished in Scotland. He didn’t reply, of course. There will be a general election next year, and if the Labour party are going to come out and ask us to vote for them, they’ve got another thing coming. Look at Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling and Jim Murphy… all coming out to the defence of the Tory cuts and ideology. It’s disgusting. Miliband and Clegg will offer nothing and the latter will have their party smashed at the ballot box next year. Sadly, the English left will not have enough time to galvanise support for anything else, in the same way that the Yes campaign here have been doing so for two years. So…. what next for the UK? A coalition government between the Tories and UKIP? Great. Fucking great. One party that wants to remove the Human Rights Act and the other that wants to blame all the country’s problems on immigrants… and both want us to leave our largest trading partner, the EU.
Tomorrow the Mail, Express, Daily Record will all laud Gordon Brown for his speech and put him on a pedestal for it. “The man who saved Britain!” They’ll probably scream. A far cry from the headlines of hate they gave him when he was in the top job.
But no, fuck you Gordon. I’m voting yes because I want change. I want a choice. I want my vote to count in this country. I don’t want the Labour party to become complacent and take my vote for granted, because that’s what they did. In the end when I voted Green in the last two elections, it didn’t make a damn bit of difference because this is such a Labour stronghold. But now, you will have destroyed the Labour party. For a second time! Quite an achievement for any politician. I suggest your party reforms and instead of courting for the votes of middle England, like your little stunt with Thatcher all those years ago, and with Miliband saying that he would go after the UKIP votes…. why not go and speak to those people that are so disenfranchised with the entire electoral system? The ones that don’t vote? Because in this referendum, a PHENOMENAL amount of people have registered to vote. Because, unlike the parties of Westminster, we actually want CHANGE. We’re tired of this status quo and pseudo-plutocracy. And that’s why you’re scared. You’re scared that we’ll actually get what we want this time. Because you can’t be bothered to change. It suits you for certain demographics to be apathetic and uneducated about the situation. But this time round, we’re not. We’re a MOVEMENT of people here. And we’re going to vote for a better future for ourselves, our children, our families. We’re voting to take decisions on our own. We’re voting to take control of our own destiny. We’re voting, to no longer be a region of the UK, but to be a country.
LeSean McCoy got a lesson in tipping etiquette yesterday. And a Philadelphia restaurant got a lesson in shaming its customers. For how 2014 is going, this was almost a feel-good story. At the very least, it was hilarious.
The brouhaha over McCoy’s tip came after PYT, a “stunt-burger” and alcoholic milkshake joint in Philadelphia, posted the receipt of one of their afternoon guests on its Facebook page: Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. He had tipped 20 cents.