chalkandwater:

Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. 

Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.

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socialjusticekoolaid:


"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."

Never forget that the Ferguson police left Mike Brown’s body out in the hot summer sun, uncovered for more than 5 hours. Sound familiar? #staywoke #farfromover

socialjusticekoolaid:

"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."

Never forget that the Ferguson police left Mike Brown’s body out in the hot summer sun, uncovered for more than 5 hours. Sound familiar? #staywoke #farfromover

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lacigreen:

"Nobody has the right to turn out and tell me that I can’t wear a certain outfit, that I can’t go out to a certain place because I would be safer, or because a man looks at me…"

"what was she wearing?"
"was she drunk?"
"did she sleep around?"

here’s the thing: rape happens regardless of these factors.  that’s why it’s happened for centuries and that’s why it also happens to men, children, and people of all ages.  rape is not about sex.  it’s about exerting power over someone.  stop protecting rapists.

(Source: rumaani, via dochraid)



Killer whales learn to ‘talk’ like bottlenose dolphins




Orcas who spent time around bottlenose dolphins learned to imitate their famous clicks and whistles, a new study finds, further demonstrating the depth of killer whales’ intelligence and social complexity.



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Killer whales learn to ‘talk’ like bottlenose dolphins

Orcas who spent time around bottlenose dolphins learned to imitate their famous clicks and whistles, a new study finds, further demonstrating the depth of killer whales’ intelligence and social complexity.
Read more here: [x

orcas wildlife

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

planetfaraway:

Today’s thoughts.

This is who should worship. Find you a Black woman that knows the deal and loves her people and worship her. Not some person you can never touch or feel. And by worship I’m mean love not blindly follow.

And always remember that the most high is in you not some effjng building that smells like money.

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georgeslays:

Angelina Jolie presented with a honorary damehood by The Queen in recognition of her campaign to end sexual violence in war zones.

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