If the 200th episode is entitled “Fanfiction” then this:
Suddenly makes so much more sense.
[fangirls screaming in the distance]
I gathered a compilation of interesting facts from various books I’ve read:
- It was previously thought that newborn babies weren’t conscious and couldn’t feel pain. So often circumcisions and surgery would be performed without any anesthesia.
- The popular theory with consciousness and fetuses is that the fetus is sedated in the womb. They are bathed in a fluid that contains natural anesthetics and sleep inducing chemicals.
- Locked in syndrome is when a person is completely aware but can’t move any part of their body except for their eyes.
- Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers have been able to induce hallucinations in people, such as making them think they have smelled burnt toast or moved their arm when they really haven’t
- Psychosomatic is when a mental factor produces physical effects. The most bizarre, is pseudocyesis or when one starts to exhibits symptoms of pregnancy even though they really aren’t pregnant.
- The thalamus and prefrontal cortex of the brain are thought to be vital for consciousness
- Your consciousness can only register one item at a time. Sure you can hold a baby and read a book at the same time, but usually one of the tasks will require less attention and be automatic (holding a baby). Think of it this way, you can’t read two books at the same time can you?
SOURCE: Most of these are from "Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts" by Stanislas Dehaene
Hope you learned something!
That was my exact reaction when I read that to be honest
A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.
It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too.
so useful. spread this shit like wildfire
We shouldn’t need this, but I’m glad we have it
This is so cool
TEXTS FROM CAS
Cas doesn’t have wings anymore. Good thing Dean is willing to buy him things that do
The importance of consent: a narrative.
I will forever reblog this gifset.
look at how awesome she is though i mean some of it gets on her too and doesn’t even give a crap
She pours hot liquid on her own leg she’s that awesome.
fire cannot kill a dragon.
that last comment omg
Benedict Cumberbatch and a penguin
this guy is systematically undoing the world
HE LOOKS GOODSO SO GOOD
(So I thought this would be an interesting story for sixpenceee.)
Eight families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disturbing discoveries and just released images of two of the dolls. The department initially said only four families were targeted.
That’s hella creepy
I want these framed and in my house.
you forgot one
God yeah, you forgot the most important one.
SOMEONE PLEASE DO TOM HIDDLESTON.
when i die i want to be buried wearing a pair of sunglasses so that a few decades down the line i will also be a cool skeleton
26,473 notes. 26,473 people identified with this statement. if even half that many people actually did this, can you imagine how confused future archaeologists would be
This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.
CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:
- do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
- go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
- if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
- look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
- the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
- works every time
"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING
there are people on this website with children
there are people on this website who have their life together
there are people on this website who are award winning novelists
today i tried to smile at someone with water in my mouth and almost died
I’m on my phone so idk what that gif is but i have feeling it’s either spn related or it’s the gif of harry smiling at cho