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When Harriet Anderson crossed the finish line at Kona — the Ford Ironman World Championship — in October 2009, there were a few reasons she stood out. At 74 years of age, she was the oldest female competitor to complete the race. At 11:53 p.m. she finished, just seven minutes before the cutoff. And the reason she’d taken longer than usual? The arm taped to her side was a clue. She’d broken her clavicle at mile 80 of the bike ride when another cyclist bumped into her. Did that deter Harriet? No. She picked herself up, finished the next 32 miles on the bike, and promptly walked the entire 26.2 miles of the marathon.
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steveinaspeedo:

When Harriet Anderson crossed the finish line at Kona — the Ford Ironman World Championship — in October 2009, there were a few reasons she stood out. At 74 years of age, she was the oldest female competitor to complete the race. At 11:53 p.m. she finished, just seven minutes before the cutoff. And the reason she’d taken longer than usual? The arm taped to her side was a clue. She’d broken her clavicle at mile 80 of the bike ride when another cyclist bumped into her. Did that deter Harriet? No. She picked herself up, finished the next 32 miles on the bike, and promptly walked the entire 26.2 miles of the marathon.

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universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!

1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace

Got it.

^ That is a ridiculous oversimplification. 

(Copy and pasted from my post here)

Alpha does not always mean aggressive. 

By killing / removing the current alphas does not mean that alpha males cease to exist. This troop of baboons still had alpha males after the TB induced cull.

The term “alpha” simply means a high ranking individual (or individuals) in a social group. They have priority access to resources, like mates, nesting spots, and food. 


What actually happened here was that the alphas who achieved their rank through aggression had access to the tainted meat and were therefore killed. So the males with perhaps more aggressive / agnostic personalities and behavioral patterns were unable to pass those genes onto the next generation. The remaining males - potentially previously low ranking due to lack of these aggressive behaviors - who did not have access to the tainted meat were the only ones left for breeding. 

Perhaps these remaining males (and subsequent generations) did not compete for rank (re. resources) in an overtly aggressive manner. But perhaps certain ones were more adept at grooming, or creating coalitions and reciprocal relationships? Perhaps instead of breeding access being determined by males fighting for female access, it became more of a “popularity contest” where other affiliative behaviors were selected for. This would perpetuate a very peaceful atmosphere among the social group.

I can guarantee that there are still males in the group that get priority access to food, mates, and other resources. These are the alphas. 
You don’t NEED to be a jerk to be an alpha, that just happens to be pop-media’s favourite (narrow minded) view.

Just some comments from your friendly neighborhood Ethologist.


Important ethological context provided (like always) by thejunglenook.

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IGGY I LUV U UGHHH

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blog-anglophonic:

Can be snorted.  Says so on their own website.  Up next…high school kids mixing it with blow and Adderall.  Bath salts, your 15 minutes are over.

blog-anglophonic:

Can be snorted.  Says so on their own website.  Up next…high school kids mixing it with blow and Adderall.  Bath salts, your 15 minutes are over.

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Grand Canyon #5

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Grand Canyon #5

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Grand Canyon #8

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Grand Canyon #8

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