Mountains are a Sanctuary

jayvsatlas:

absolutely-flabbergasted:

black—betty:

theconsultingharlequin:

exrlgrey:

miseryxcloud:

exrlgrey:

Moose are so big, holy shit I thought they were like deer size

holy shit I thought that was a fucking dinosaur

I kno what the heck

Welcome to Canada.

#betty dearest#explain 
HAHA—I can’t really explain the majestic qualities of the moose, but I do have a story that further illuminates their hugeness: A friend of mine was driving down the highway up north and a moose stepped out onto road and he hit it. The moose turned its head at the last minute and its antlers went through the windshield and bent the metal frame of the entire front end of the car. My buddy was smart or lucky enough to bend down—the antlers went right over his head and the police told him he would have been severed in half. His car was DESTROYED.
The Moose just pulled its head out of the wreckage and continued on to the other side of the road like it ain’t no thing. 
IN SHORT: A moose is so big it can joust with a large automobile traveling at high speeds and dominate so completely that our only option is to worship it as a God in Canada. 


Holy…..

jayvsatlas:

absolutely-flabbergasted:

black—betty:

theconsultingharlequin:

exrlgrey:

miseryxcloud:

exrlgrey:

Moose are so big, holy shit I thought they were like deer size

holy shit I thought that was a fucking dinosaur

I kno what the heck

Welcome to Canada.

 

HAHA—I can’t really explain the majestic qualities of the moose, but I do have a story that further illuminates their hugeness: A friend of mine was driving down the highway up north and a moose stepped out onto road and he hit it. The moose turned its head at the last minute and its antlers went through the windshield and bent the metal frame of the entire front end of the car. My buddy was smart or lucky enough to bend down—the antlers went right over his head and the police told him he would have been severed in half. His car was DESTROYED.

The Moose just pulled its head out of the wreckage and continued on to the other side of the road like it ain’t no thing. 

IN SHORT: A moose is so big it can joust with a large automobile traveling at high speeds and dominate so completely that our only option is to worship it as a God in Canada. 

Holy…..

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smaugmcgann:

likealittlechild:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.(Source)

Excuse me but we can’t just kill pigs to save human lives. That is wrong.

Found the vegan

smaugmcgann:

likealittlechild:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


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Excuse me but we can’t just kill pigs to save human lives. That is wrong.

Found the vegan

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ama-ar-gi:

The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.

 Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.

There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.

Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.

Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls. 

Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham 

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Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. 

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