1. Grow For Me: Audrey II Model Kit by Joe Dunaway / Website

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  2. globalpost:

    NEW DELHI, India — Madi is a bully. He has three-inch canines that glisten when he snarls.

    And that’s a good thing, says his owner, Niraj.

    Madi is a langur — a large, grey monkey with a black face and ears, endemic to South Asia.

    Big and menacing, he’s able to scare off this city’s 30,000 smaller, red-faced rhesus monkeys, to protect the local human population from their naughty and dangerous antics.

    Niraj earns his living hauling Madi around India’s capital on his bicycle to scare away monkeys that hang around parks, rob offices (really) and terrorize people.

    It’s hard to over-emphasize this point: India’s rhesus monkeys are derelicts. They regularly steal food, alcohol, glasses, medical equipment, and clothes. They even break into cars.

    Read the full story here.

    Photos by AFP/Getty

     
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  5. finding-me-myself-and-i:

    Naww this is too cute

    #I bop you

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  10. archatlas:

    Ingo Arndt Animal Architecture

    Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design.”

     
  11. siphotos:

    Yankee stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig pose in their “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin Lous” uniforms from their 1927 barnstorming tour. On this day in 1948, Babe Ruth made his last public appearance when the the Yankees retired his No. 3 jersey at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium. He would die two months later. (AP)

    GALLERY: Classic Photos of Babe Ruth

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  12. unexplained-events:

    ridragon:

    unexplained-events:

    Robert the Doll was given to Robert Eugene Otto in 1906 by the family maid. Eugene named the doll after himself, and loved it dearly. The family, however, noticed that something wasn’t right with Robert. They would often hear their son talking to himself in his room at night with two distinct voices. Their son also woke the family up with his screams multiple times, and was found in his bed with the furniture overturned. He claimed that Robert the doll did it.

    Mutilated toys began to show up, the parents said they could hear the doll giggling, and others said they could see the doll moving from window to window. He was finally left in the attic, until a young girl in the 70s found him. Not long after she began claiming the doll was evil, and was trying to torture and kill her. She still maintains that Robert tried to kill her.

    Robert is now at the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida. Some claim their cameras have stopped working when pointed at him, as well as numerous other strange occurences.

    you didn’t explain one of the best parts! if you take a picture of Robert without asking for permission, you’ll be cursed! sickness and bad luck will curse you and your family until you write an apology to him. that’s what all the letters around him are!

    I had no idea actually, that’s amazing!

    Where’s Warehouse 13 when you need them??

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  13. boxlunches:

    policymic:

    25 feminist American history lessons they don’t teach in school

    These are just the tip of the iceberg.

    Read the full detailed listFollow policymic

    "Like Jeanette Rankin, Shirley Chisholm made congressional history when she became the first African-American congresswoman. She represented New York State in the House of Representatives for seven terms, and went on to run for the Democratic nomination for presidency in 1972. Championing minority education and employment opportunities, Chisholm also campaigned against the draft. During her presidential nomination campaign, she survived three assassination attempts and went on to leave behind a long legacy of outspoken advocacy. "I’ve always met more discrimination being a woman than being black," Chisolm told the Associated Press in 1982. "When I ran for the Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman than for being black. Men are men.""

    Oh my god, why, WHY have I never heard of this woman? This is so important. A black woman ran for the presidency in the 70s and three times people tried to kill her for it. That’s kinda HUGE.

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  14. jtotheizzoe:

    science-junkie:

    The intriguing science behind Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch

    It’s a punch that has captivated our imagination for decades. From the distance of one-inch, Bruce Lee could break boards, knock opponents off their feet and look totally badass doing it. It’s one of the most famous — and fabled — blows in the world. Days ago, Popular Mechanics set out to solve the mystery behind it – and did.

    Drawing upon both physical and neuro power, Lee’s devastating one-inch punch involved substantially more than arm strength. It was achieved through the fluid teamwork of every body part. It was his feet. It was hips and arms. It was even his brain. In several milliseconds, a spark of kinetic energy ignited in Lee’s feet and surged through his core to his limbs before its eventual release.

    Read more

    Now THAT’s what I call a useful application of science. The answer (at the link above) is a lot like how slender athletes can still whack the hell out of a golf ball or baseball. A fascinating blend of physics and neuroscience.

    Next we’ll have to tackle the fluid dynamics of Bruce Lee:

    Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

     
  15. pbsnature:

    The lineup for Nature’s “The Gathering Swarms” includes bees, bats, cicadas, desert locusts, emperor penguins, mayflies!