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22 Apr 22:09

22 Apr 21:06

Wedding Dress Made From Divorce Papers

by Andrew Salomone
divorce-paper-dress-115-year-old art student Demi Barnes shrewdly illustrates a common marital outcome with this sardonic wedding dress made from 1,500 divorce papers.

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22 Apr 21:00

I Much Needed Standard Feature!

I Much Needed Standard Feature!


Submitted by: (via The Meta Picture)

Tagged: cars , Cats , cute , kittens
22 Apr 21:28

natejbennett: latenightseth: In his defense, it’s a pretty...



In his defense, it’s a pretty thoughtful present.

SAW but with that puppet and he mainly interviews you.

22 Apr 11:00

Even Otters Need to Get Out of the Pool Sometimes!

Even Otters Need to Get Out of the Pool Sometimes!

Submitted by: beernbiccies

Tagged: cute , gifs , otters , mama
22 Apr 17:57

Jeremy Scott SS14 Beauty  Eye shadow goals. 

Jeremy Scott SS14 Beauty 

Eye shadow goals. 

22 Apr 17:34

(1) Tumblr

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22 Apr 19:24


by TwistedLamb
Designer: Nika Danielska
22 Apr 14:30

The Tickle Monster!

The Tickle Monster!


Submitted by: (via theodinator1)

Tagged: Cats , cute , gifs , tickle , hide
22 Apr 20:00

A Dog's Sense of Smell is a Blessing and a Burden

A Dog's Sense of Smell is a Blessing and a Burden

Submitted by: tentoes2 (via

Tagged: cute , dogs , funny , senses , spring
22 Apr 16:05

creepingmonsterism: You know, Peter Parker is a great hero for the millennial generation because...


You know, Peter Parker is a great hero for the millennial generation because he’s always struggling economically and old newspaper editors think he’s a menace.

22 Apr 17:09

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones:


1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

22 Apr 15:55

mapsbynik: Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census...


Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading

Quick update: If you’re the kind of map lover who cares about cartographic accuracy, check out the new version which fixes the Gulf of California. If you save this map for your own projects, please use this one instead.

Map observations

The map tends to highlight two types of areas:

  • places where human habitation is physically restrictive or impossible, and
  • places where human habitation is prohibited by social or legal convention.

Water features such lakes, rivers, swamps and floodplains are revealed as places where it is hard for people to live. In addition, the mountains and deserts of the West, with their hostility to human survival, remain largely void of permanent population.

Of the places where settlement is prohibited, the most apparent are wilderness protection and recreational areas (such as national and state parks) and military bases. At the national and regional scales, these places appear as large green tracts surrounded by otherwise populated countryside.

At the local level, city and county parks emerge in contrast to their developed urban and suburban surroundings. At this scale, even major roads such as highways and interstates stretch like ribbons across the landscape.

Commercial and industrial areas are also likely to be green on this map. The local shopping mall, an office park, a warehouse district or a factory may have their own Census Blocks. But if people don’t live there, they will be considered “uninhabited”. So it should be noted that just because a block is unoccupied, that does not mean it is undeveloped.

Perhaps the two most notable anomalies on the map occur in Maine and the Dakotas. Northern Maine is conspicuously uninhabited. Despite being one of the earliest regions in North America to be settled by Europeans, the population there remains so low that large portions of the state’s interior have yet to be politically organized.

In the Dakotas, the border between North and South appears to be unexpectedly stark. Geographic phenomena typically do not respect artificial human boundaries. Throughout the rest of the map, state lines are often difficult to distinguish. But in the Dakotas, northern South Dakota is quite distinct from southern North Dakota. This is especially surprising considering that the county-level population density on both sides of the border is about the same at less than 10 people per square mile.

Finally, the differences between the eastern and western halves of the contiguous 48 states are particularly stark to me. In the east, with its larger population, unpopulated places are more likely to stand out on the map. In the west, the opposite is true. There, population centers stand out against the wilderness.


Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are. I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography.

I’m sure I’ve all but scratched the surface of insight available from examining this map. There’s a lot of data here. What trends and patterns do you see?


  • The Gulf of California is missing from this version. I guess it got filled in while doing touch ups. Oops. There’s a link to a corrected map at the top of the post.
  • Some islands may be missing if they were not a part of the waterbody data sets I used.


©mapsbynik 2014
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
Block geography and population data from U.S. Census Bureau
Water body geography from National Hydrology Dataset and Natural Earth
Made with Tilemill
USGS National Atlas Equal Area Projection

22 Apr 06:08

22 Apr 14:08

22 Apr 14:25

When I was at a GoT panel, Lena Headey had mentioned how she...

When I was at a GoT panel, Lena Headey had mentioned how she and Peter had lived together for quite a while, and that when she didn’t give him the proper amount of attention, Peter would come storming into the room, saying, “I’ve been pretending to be fucking dead in the other room for like two hours! What the fuck have you been doing?”

Apparently he played dead quite a lot when he wasn’t getting enough attention.

22 Apr 16:00

versacefag: "irrelevant male rapper" "ft nicki minaj"


"irrelevant male rapper"


"ft nicki minaj"


22 Apr 15:36

ralphthemouth: lady—hulk: It just keeps…… getting. …. better



It just keeps…… getting. …. better

22 Apr 14:35

Standard Poodle Gets A Ride On a Swing With His Human

by Lori Dorn

Cooper, a gorgeous standard poodle, gets a ride on a swing with his human in this video posted by Sarah Thomas

via Tastefully Offensive

22 Apr 17:59

Incredibly Realistic Eye Illustrations Made Using Colored Pencils

by EDW Lynch

Incredibly Realistic Eye Illustrations by Jose Vergara

Artist Jose Vergara uses colored pencils to create illustrations of eyes that are astonishingly realistic. He documents his illustrations and his artistic process on his Facebook photostream. You can also follow along on his Instagram.

Incredibly Realistic Eye Illustrations by Jose Vergara

Incredibly Realistic Eye Illustrations by Jose Vergara

images by Jose Vergara

via Illusion, Colossal

22 Apr 18:44

Kraken, A Squid-Shaped Packaging Concept for Squid Ink Pasta

by EDW Lynch

Kraken Squid Ink Pasta Packaging Concept

Université du Québec à Montréal design student Jacques Laplante created this clever squid-shaped packaging concept for Kraken squid ink pasta.

Kraken Squid Ink Pasta Packaging Concept

photos via Packaging UQAM

via Super Punch

22 Apr 14:22

Frogs Survive Subzero Temperatures by Living as Ice Cubes

No matter how rough a winter you think you had, it was nothing compared to what a wood frog survives every year. Some of these little amphibians are still waiting for spring, when they'll thaw out and turn from frog-shaped blocks of ice back into animals. Recently, scientists took a close look at wood frogs living deep in the Alaskan woods and learned that they're even more impressive than we'd imagined. Wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) are known for their skill—more like a superpower,
21 Apr 15:00

Red Panda Getting Ripped

Red Panda Getting Ripped


Submitted by: ToolBee (via null)

22 Apr 00:26



21 Apr 21:00


oh azula


21 Apr 23:00

Live Succulent Jewelry

by Andrew Salomone

for sauciepants

live-scculent-necklace-1Looking for a way to spend more time with your plants? Take a gander and these unique pieces of jewelry made from live succulents.

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19 Apr 02:51

"I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this..."

“I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD.”

- Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)
22 Apr 02:44

houselannisters: Yes because jaime would totally rape cersei the jaime that felt sick at the sound...



fucking mad at that scene


Yes because jaime would totally rape cersei

the jaime that felt sick at the sound of hearing rhaella targaryen raped

the jaime that also felt sick after he heard of ellia and her babies being brutally murdered




22 Apr 04:47




19 Apr 20:41