Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be
i just witnessed a 12 year old punch another 12 year old for the chance to see breasts. and not just a light tap. this was a sucker punch. if these kids arent smart enough to google “hot girl tity” they arent smart enough to fake the sound of skin hitting skin. i have found my true calling. i am not going to heaven
UR FACE THOUGH IM LAUGHING TREMENDOUSLY
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…
That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.
"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!"
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
This reminds me of the guy who made an online dating profile and posed as a woman to prove that it wasn’t that bad and deleted it hours after making it because of all of the harassment.
#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
necromancer in training + his pets
Anonymous said: (1) I see a lot of this being discussed but here's the thing: It's NOT the pool that pulls Haruka out of his funk. It's being able to stand on the same stage as international swimmers with NO PRESSURE to actually win or impress anyone. He can make the choice for himself without having to live up to anyone's exceptions for once. And that's why it's so poignant when the camera pulls back to reveal him standing on the block alone, surrounded by light.
Haru finally feels brave enough to face his future head on, even if he won’t have everyone around him. He can make it on his own at last. He finds agency with his own future. And he never said in Ep 12 he’s going to go pro. He says “I want to keep swimming”. In what capacity that means, we’ll probably get the answer in the last episode.
But Haru finally sees that he can go down this road if he wants because he knows this is what he loves and his times, his opponents, and what people think don’t matter. As long as he can keep swimming, all those details don’t matter. To tie it back to High Speed, Haruka can keep being his own strong self and that’s the most important message he finally understood at the end of the episode.
Ohhh, that makes a lot more sense, thank you! Yes, I think that fits much better with Haruka’s character.
With the flow of the entire episode, that didn’t really come across for me… It’ll probably be easier to reevaluate based on whatever gets said in episode 13.
OKAY SO LIKE THIS PART
WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL
HOW DID THIS LITTLE SHIT GET ALL THE WAY UP THERE?
I MEAN, I KNOW HE HAS MAD HOPS OR W/E BUT
ASSUMING THAT DOORWAY IS AT LEAST 6 FEET TALL
HE WENT FROM THE FLOOR TO LIKE 15 FEET IN THE AIR
STOP HINATA 2K14
people need to understand that some people just don’t like talking it has nothing to do with u so don’t take it personally like some people just aren’t talkers and they’ll probably never text u first or initiate a conversation and it’s not because they don’t like u it’s just that they don’t think to say anything bc they’re comfortable with not saying anything