Maria Sibylla Merian was a really cool lady.

I just found out about her and I am in love. She was a lady naturalist in the 1600s and went on one of the first major scientific expeditions to collect specimens! At the age of 52! After leaving her husband to raise her two daughters alone! She was creating scientific illustrations before many species were even classified- in fact, Linnaeus used some of HER work to classify different butterfly species! She was coming up with actual theories on the metamorphosis of caterpillars (she LOVED caterpillars) when her contemporaries were still discussing spontaneous generation, which was a popular theory in ancient Greece! And while she’s primarily known for being a super important early entomologist, she also drew some REALLY. COOL. REPTILES.

Interesting fact about these two- the animal Merian actually drew was a Columbian or golden tegu, which you can tell by the single loreal scale and the lack of a lateral line marking. The pen and ink version is in the holdings of the Morgan Museum and Library; the original watercolor is in the holdings of Royal Collection Trust. However, the flipped technicolour version was done by a colorist when Merian’s drawings were published as etchings in a book titled Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname). I have no idea why the colorist went in that direction, as that is not an animal that appears in nature. 


Who else feels personally attacked by this man? 😧

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Deathstroke and Deadpool

As Deathstroke seems to be trending right now (Ben Affleck, you son-of-a-bitch), I thought this might be the right time.

A while ago someone explained to me that Deadpool was originally a parody of Deathstroke, i.e. deadpool/deathstroke, wade wilson/slade wilson, etc. The similarities are there to see.

Obviously deadpool has evolved into his own character now, but I am sufficiently uninformed about the origins of both characters to say whether this is true or not.

So, Tumblr, lets do this thing.

Was Deadpool a parody of Deathstroke?

heloo !! i was tagged by karla @minegyuu to post some selfies :)

imma tag @heoni @boysbewoozi @hongsjisoo @adorexuminghao @honeyvernon @jisoosmeoli @damnjooon & @woupzi

you dont have to do this if you dont want to also if this is like the ninth thing i’ve tagged you in this week lol i have so much on my to-do-tag list aha please bear it with me :))

fish-mouth  asked:

I had my wisdom teeth taken out and they had to carve out a portion of my jawbone because it went REALLY deep. I'm so sorry and I wish you the best, <3 love you Scottish mom <3

Yikes! I’m so sorry that sounds awful. I know husband will need something similar if he ever has his removed which he likely will. Thankfully mine are apparently not that deep. Small mercies eh?

I have sprayed my father with water he was being bad