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animetrashdemon:

passivefan:

passivefan:

jenniferrpovey:

ultrafacts:

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50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).
Except.
Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.
So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.
There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).
Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.
IOW?
Reptiles are fascinating.

YOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO
So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!

#THERE AR E LESBIAN LIZARDS HOW CAN PEOPLE STILL SAY HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT NATURAL

OMFG!

animetrashdemon:

passivefan:

passivefan:

jenniferrpovey:

ultrafacts:

Source Want more facts?, follow the Ultrafacts Blog

50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).

Except.

Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.

So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.

There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).

Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.

IOW?

Reptiles are fascinating.

YOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO

So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!

OMFG!

Oct 1

americachavez:

to all the young babies who follow me:

hello you precious angels listen to your wise old fandom grandma and don’t ask celebrities about your otp or fanfiction or fandom in general trust me babies when you are a few years older you will not regret heeding my words and will thank me for averting that massive amount of embarrassment

Oct 1

steruk:

the 80s hoechstache saga (so far)

Here’s the thing.  The hoechstache is… many things, but people are missing a crucial, crucial element to this discussion.

HOECHLIN IS WEARING A PITTSBURGH PIRATES HAT.  THAT’S RIGHT BABY IT’S BUCTOBER!!!!  BLACK IT THE HELL OUT!!!!!  HE SUPPORTS MY TEAM!!!!!!!

(and before I get yelled at, “black it out” is a call to wear only black Pirates shirts/hats/etc at tonight’s game; like it or not but the mlb uses it pretty much everywhere, just insert team color as appropriate)

Sep 6

When people say a knight’s job is all glory, I laugh and laugh and laugh. Often I can stop laughing before they edge away and talk about soothing drinks.

- Squire, Tamora Pierce (via dailyyabookquotes)

Sep 6

javeliner:

think about the concept of a library. that’s one thing that humanity didn’t fuck up. we did a good thing when we made libraries

Sep 6

http://erciareyes.tumblr.com/post/96813233096/hairyderek-im-not-saying-i-spend-a-good

hairyderek:

i’m not saying i spend a good portion of my day thinking about derek riding stiles, but what i’m saying is imagine derek and stiles in a nice, swanky hotel (one they’ve been holed up in for the past 2 days)(i’m also not saying it’s their honeymoon, but it definitely is) with…

Sep 6
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pilts:

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Sep 6

leahclaire:

returnofthejudai:

hckleinman:

This is a video of a parade in Paris on the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Approximately 17,000 people participated. In this video the protestors first sing anti-semitic comedian Dieudonne’s Holocaust mocking song “Shoah Nanas” which translates as Holocaust Pineapples, where he blames Jewish people for his government fines for hate speech and mocks the Holocaust as a means for Jews to profit. Afterwords they chant “Juif, la France n’est pas a toi” which means “Jew, France is not for you.” 

Reblog the hell out of this. I’ve seen it before, but it never gets many notes. People are dismissing anti-semitism in France and it is killing me. 

Why am I not seeing this pass my dash every day like I do so many other causes? Why doesn’t this seem to merit even a casual reblog? Can you honestly watch this and not feel something turn cold in your soul?

Signal boosting this again. This is from January 2014. This has nothing to do with Protective Edge.

Some scary shit going on in Europe: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/07/antisemitism-rise-europe-worst-since-nazis

Sep 6

harmonyinkpress:

englishpracticenow:

commonly misused words - learn the proper usage of these words to get your way up to any English proficiency exams - IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.

This is beautiful.

Sep 6

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars Cover)
Bastille

Someone needs to lock Bastille in the studio until they’ve succesfully covered every song in the Western Pop Canon. 

(Source: gingerb3ard)