mental_floss on tumblr: This Tortoise Is Older... →
mentalflossr: Even with the long life expectancy of giant tortoises, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise named Adwaita blows all others away with a life lasting around 255 years. Estimates put his birth date around 1750, making him an entire generation older than the United States of America. The tortoise was…
What's a Second?
jtotheizzoe: Random fact for today: As a unit of time, a second used to be defined as 1/31,556,925.9747 of the length of the year 1900 at January 0 But is now defined as “the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom” So there ya go. It looks like this:
I forgot how great The OC soundtrack was. This...
Things my biddie housemates say:
“Do jewish people read the bible? I’m pretty sure they don’t believe in God.” “I wanted to get laser hair removal, but they said I couldn’t go tanning, so I couldn’t.” *facepalm*
thestorminateacup: Sundays are for sleeping in, having brunch, doing laundry and reorganizing your dresser and bookshelf while listening to good old blues music. And tea. Lots and lots of cups of tea.
Life in a Day →
If you have not seen this movie yet, I highly suggest you do. It was fascinating; breathtaking even. Yes I should be studying more for finals instead of watching documentaries, but at least it’s educational, right? Either way, it was extremely interesting, and made me think, as a good documentary should. Now back to learning about soils and groundwater…