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Isn't it a lovely smell when you dig and smell the earth? It smells so good, so right somehow. I think this scent resonates deeply with my soul.

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This link has some really beautiful pictures of amazing places on Earth that I really enjoyed looking at. :)
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Honeyuckle is a vine/bush plant that smells so divine it's insane. It flowers during the summer, and luckily it flowers for most of the summer. Its beautiful scent is with us for a few more summer months! Sometimes I just stand there and wish I could drown in the smell. It's one of my favorite things about summer.

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What's ironic about this picture is that cacti live in dry environments, and this is made of a hose.

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It's a natural part of all life. We don't like the idea of it. We hunt for youth, try to look younger, feel younger, lie to ourselves that we're not aging. There's a thing in Japanese culture that I really liked and respected. I think it was from some monks. They strive to fing beauty and acceptance in every stage of life. A sprouting seedling is just as beautiful to a wilting one, running its natural course.

That's the idea behind this. Instead of using unnatural preservatives to treat her dead body, this lady wants to wear a suit with mushroom spores. The mushrooms will decompose her body naturally.

It's admirable to me. She won't have a traditional funeral and the preservatives won't pollute the soil. Plus, there's a kind of beauty in it; her death sustains life for other organisms. Here is her website. It's an interesting idea! I always wanted to have someone plant a tree for me somewhere, rather than getting a tombstone.
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So apparently, there are precious stones in sand. Just goes to show that even the mundane, ordinary, and plentiful -- like sand -- is really quite special once you take the time to learn about it and appreciate it. The most gorgeous pictures are at the link.
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Like changed completely. There's Krakatoa, for example. It's neat to read about, and reminds you how fragile and transient human life on earth is.
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Here at environmental graffiti you can see more pics. That is so stunning! The azure blue water with the walls is incredibly beautiful.
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2010 was the most extreme weather year on record.
Most melted sea ice
Most receded glaciers
Most severe shift from la nina to el nino,
Hottest year on record
Most extreme arctic wind circulation
Wettest year over land
Amazon rainforest in a drought
A couple of the strongest regional storms in U.S history
Monsoons and flooding worldwide
Heat wave in Russia

Dang.
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HERE more snakes crawl for your visual candy enjoyment.



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Several twin studies show that when one identical twin is homosexual, the probability that the other twin will also be homosexual is 50-60%, whereas the concordance rate is only about 20% for fraternal twins and only about 11% for pairs of biologically unrelated boys adopted into the same family (Baily & Pillard, 1991; Baily, Pullard, Neale, & Agyei, 1993' Whitham, Diamond, & Martin, 1993).

40-50% of the time they do not share homosexual orientation; 50-60% of the time they do.

Then think about the flipside! I wonder... is there a % rate of correlation of being heterosexual? Is there a 70-80% chance that if one twin is hetero, then the other is too? Heterosexuality is more common as it is... It's like computer operating systems. Everyone is mostly a microsoft user. Then you have a much smaller percentage of linux users, or mac users (mac users are going up lately tho). Hmm.
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The ocean water would migrate to the poles, and one huge continent would stretch like a belt all along the equator. The article is here. It's alright, but not the best to me because they seemed to say the same thing a few times.

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How long can you go without eating? How long can you survive in a vacuum? How long can you go without sleep? How long, how much, how many, how fast...

More here
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A whole gallery of spiraling things. OMG HERE I could look at these forever. You know what would be the death of me? if Bill's eyes became spirals. I'd never look at anything else ever again.

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