Katie. Overly inquisitive since 1988. Introverted she-geek who sits and thinks all day. Tireless autodidact, godless heathen, and occasional lucid dreamer.

This blog is a place to document things I observe and enjoy, so that means it has no particular topic, or maybe lots of them. But I reblog a lot of lightning and treehouses, for some reason.


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A nice, personal writing pad for your thoughts 'n stuff

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. - Yohji Yamamoto (via berrynice)

(Source: quote-book)

Oh look! An awesome creepy thing.

(Source: beautifulurself)

scienceisbeauty:

Icosahedron which has 20 triangles, 12 vertices and 30 edges. The triangle subdivision of the icosahedron increases the number of triangles by a factor of 4. At each subdivision, the vertices are projected onto the sphere. At the subsequent level of refinement, we have (42, 80), (162, 320), (642, 1280), (2562, 5120), (10242, 20480), (40962, 81920) faces and vertices.

Credit: Moo K. Chung and Seong Ho Seo

Source: Heat Kernel Smoothing via Laplace-Beltrami EigenfunctionsWaisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and BehaviorUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

physicsphysics:

haha, took me a second to get this.

Very clever.

Another alternative definition: when you intentionally overheat the bathwater so your head gets foggy and you start to see weird splotches of color on the walls.

(…Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?)

(Source: manicpixieblog, via victoriaalder)

I so want one.

(Source: tatermo)

All Dogs Go to Heaven

quicksummary:

A dog conman is killed by dog gangsters and steals the magic watch of dog death. He returns to Earth, where he meets a young ragamuffin named Anne-Marie and a giant homosexual alligator. When the dog gangsters kidnap Anne-Marie, he saves her instead of the watch and dies again. Nobody is concerned that there are talking dog gangsters running the casinos.

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creepicrawlies:

No One Here But Us Plants

Photograph courtesy Justine Allen, Marine Biological Laboratory

During recent research into how cuttlefish adopt camouflage positions, a common cuttlefish (left) raises two of its eight arms in apparent mimicry of artificial algae placed in its tank. The animal reacted similarly when shown a photo of green algae, said biologist Roger Hanlon.

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I will never not be delighted by the cleverness of cephalopods.

(via thedarkshallemerge)