thehttydblog:

jackthevulture:

Imagine Hagrid going to Berk.

Imagine it.

Bearded men the same size as him.

Dragons of every shape and size.

IMAGINE HAGRID ON BERK.

Yer a Viking Hagrid.

Anonymous: What's your favourite video game trivia fact?

didyouknowshaning:

I will never not respond with this.

thesmileoctopus:

scienceyoucanlove:

thesmileoctopus:

howtoskinatiger:

Don’t Cry For Me, Arthropoda: Studies Find Signs of Emotion in Spiders
Individual spiders have character and personality, according to a paper published by theProceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, titled Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider, gives details of a study into role allocation in spider societies.It was previously assumed that individuals in social spider communities contributed homogenously, with all tasks, such as prey capture and colony defence, being performed equally by members.The study focused on Stegodyphus sarasinorum, a permanently social spider occurring in India and some surrounding countries. Led by Lena Grinsted of Aarhus University in Denmark, over 600 spiders were marked and observed, with tests singling out boldness and aggression. Variances in response showed that individuals were suited to particular roles. 
Individuals in the test group were highly related and of approximately the same age: the only variable was apparently their personality. The study suggests that task allocation is the result of character traits in individual spiders; personality does not appear to be shaped by random selection of task perfomance, therefore.Character and personality are often attributed only to humans, higher order mammals, and birds. Now it appears that arthropods also have responses that could be considered emotional.
(Source)
Photo: Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, marked for identification

NEEDED THIS FOR MY THESIS
THANKS FRIEND

^ What’s your paper? I remember reading a study at my college about how spiders with sociable v. aggressive personalities tend to survive better when territories overlap, I might be able to find the researcher or paper for you. On a side note though, how cute are spooters dsdsdsadsasda <3 

Ironically, hairy spideys give me the heebs, even though my life revolves around eight-armed animals. (Maybe it’s a terrestrial thing? GET BACK IN THE WATER MISTER SPIDER)
My thesis has partially to do with personality of giant Pacific octopuses along boldness and aggression axes. I need some other invertebrate personality studies for my lit, so this was a très helpful find this morning! :)
ya-ssui:

Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!
monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
Be the person Uncle Iroh knows you can be
intergalacticbarbie:

Time is a cruel unforgiving mistress
aobacakeseragaki:

wifemom:

octopluss:

wifemom:

wont the dog turn gay too?

yes

i am going to FUCK

don’t fuck the dog