1. joyfulldreams:

    badrapper:

    awwww-cute:

    Went kayaking with my girlfriend and we made the cutest friend!

    excuse me WHY are his hands up i cant handle this

    his hands are in the air cause he just dont care

    duh

     
  2. caramelblackness:

    visionarywateringhole:

    thaxted:

    nerdfaceangst:

    theafrocentricasian:

    World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

    New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

    The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

    Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

    Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

    Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

    The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

    The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

    Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

    This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

    Reblogging this for three reasons:

    1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

    2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

    3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

    HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?

    WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

    Not surprising, but this is cool information!

    (via heartslogos)

     
  3. caramelblackness:

    visionarywateringhole:

    thaxted:

    nerdfaceangst:

    theafrocentricasian:

    World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

    New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

    The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

    Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

    Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

    Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

    The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

    The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

    Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

    This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

    Reblogging this for three reasons:

    1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

    2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

    3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

    HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?

    WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

    Not surprising, but this is cool information!

    (via heartslogos)

     

  4. acedamian:

    queerionthewitch:

    i like crossovers but i really like the idea of dc and marvel being fictional in eachothers worlds like the teen titans are gonna go see the avengers at the movies tomorrow on their day out and then beast boys gonna do his best hulk impression all day meanwhile a universe over the young avengers are passing around the lastest batman issue and arguing about who could take batman in a fight

    i love this too it is my Headcanon

    (via joyfulldreams)

     
  5. blanddccomicsheadcanons:

    Since watching Pacific Rim, Dick has been trying to get everyone to call him ‘Gypsy Danger’. The only one that agreed was Jason, and that was only because he made Dick call him ‘Crimson Typhoon’ if he did.

     
  6. craftbeerlibrary:

    How California deals with earthquakes. 6.0 this morning in Napa. (Photo credit: Jeremy Carroll)

    (via brella)

     
  7. Oh, man. When the chorus hits you and the violins and the roughness of his voice… it’s just gorgeous.

    Also, funny story. I first heard this song via an 8tracks playlist for Jason Todd. The guitarist of the band? Jasin Todd. 

     
     

  8. captainjackskellington:

    timelordy-teganbreann:

    lyriumspectre:

    this is amazing!

    I THINK I DIED AND FOUND HEAVEN?

    i think that may be simultaneously the most therapeutic and beautiful thing i have ever done

    Here’s one I did:

    Nebula

    (Source: queerpotters, via falling-justice)

     
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  10. gingerkinomiya:

    baconeatsyou:

    frecklesandmisterblueeyes:

    My house is strange. There’s me, i’m bisexual, and I live with my gay brother and my asexual fiance.
    My brother and I have the same taste in boys, but i’m really the only one who likes girls, and my fiance is generally just really excited about dragons.

    Dude I want this sitcom

    is generally just really excited about dragons

    (via heartslogos)