i went skinny dipping with rupert grint for drugs. yeeeee
i had unprotected sex with andy samberg in the batmobile. SHAZAAM! new life goal.
currently watching: the mark of cain, a doc about russian prison tattoos. it is SO good, and SO creepy, and actually, the art these men have “earned” is beautiful… if vaguely horrifying.
more domesticated silver foxes from the genetic research center in russia. also, guess what? YOU CAN OWN THESE. they can snuggle up in your arms and love you forever. so… just saying, that’s an option.
national geographic has this incredibly interesting article, all about the domestication of asian silver foxes. apparently, some russian geneticists have been doing this study for the past 50 years, selectively breeding foxes for friendliness towards humans. within a few generations, they noticed not only dog-like behavior (wagging tails when people come up, face licking, whining when people leave, etc.), but physical changes— their ears got floppier, their coats got spots, and generally they started to look more and more like dogs.
what’s *really* interesting, is that the gene cluster scientists think is responsible for this behavior can also be present in humans. it causes a rare genetic disorder called williams-beuren, which is characterized by elfin features and overly gregarious, trusting behavior. some scientists think that this gene cluster is what originally differentiated us from our closest, wild relatives— the chimpanzees (or their ancient precursors.)
image by vincent j. musi, for sale at: http://gallery.pictopia.com/natgeo/photo/9400782/
i *love* these.
french friendship necklaces from iadornu
animal style fries > all of the fries