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Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

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just a little southeast of Phoenix, AZ, this is how the Outback Steakhouse restaurants line up.
i’d hate to be staying at a hotel right in the middle of delicious steak pentagram OH WAIT

The road that runs through is called Superstition Freeway omg

LOL It’s a demon trap made of Outback Steakhouses 

WHAT IS IN THE CENTER
WHAT IS IN THE CENTER
IS THAT A GATE TO HELL



Yes.

And then I died.

i love this fandom

GUYS

Okay, no. This gets even better. Let me tell you a story. So last summer, my best friend and I went on a trip to Arizona to see a concert, and we stayed at a KOA campsite in Phoenix.  As it turned out, this campsite was literally two or three streets from the Walmart that we have determined to be the gate to hell. So naturally, the both of us insisted on making the trip (we needed to pick up batteries for my camera anyways). But on the way there, I immediately noticed something peculiar about the route we’d taken:  We were driving on S. Winchester Road. On our way to the visit the Gate to Hell. And even better - along S. Winchester road, there’s another small turnoff:  S. Colt Road. 
I thought the fandom would be interested in these little fun facts.

one of the designers for AZ is holding back secrets 

one of the designers
The Perks Of Being A Lesbian

ifeltyouinmy-legs:

ifeltyouinmy-legs:

- Girls are soft.

- Girls want to listen to you.

- TWO MOMS

- Girls are understanding.

- Girls have a soft touch.

- Girls like to cuddle.

- Girls bodies intertwine perfectly.

- Girls are just awesome.

THIS IS MY FUCKING POST ON MY OWN DASH IM GONNA CRY

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funeralhome420:

i hate that i literally cant tell if im ugly or not and i cant tell if im really fat or just like kinda fat i literally cant tell and sometimes ill be like “im just being dumb im pretty good looking” and then ill be like “wow im being so egotistical i definitely look like shit what am i talking about” like i just…. dont know and it bothers me so much cos it’s something i can’t understand 

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i pledge allegiance to the flagimage

kingsleyyy:

i’m thankful my childhood was filled with imagination and bruises from playing outside, instead of apps and how many damn likes you get on a picture


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