this gif keeps getting better
If you don’t know what these are, then you were probably born in the 90s.
THE MAYAN HOGWARTS! lol guess the temple is hidden or something :)
OH MY GOSH
That second “Mewtwo” where it’s sped up fucking killed me.
you deny your kazoo its purpose
holy shit that chorus
fuck sleep, this needs to be shared
going hard as fuck at 1:26
you would not believe how drunk I was last night to have made this
I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.
I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”
And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”
And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”
That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.
I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?
COMPLETELY freaking believable.
A veteran breeding osprey has laid her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve. Lady the osprey returned to Loch of the Lowes for the 24th consecutive year, having reared 50 chicks there in the past. And staff at the centre confirmed that she laid her first egg of the season early on Sunday morning.
The 29-year-old female is thought to be the oldest breeding raptor in the world. An update on the centre’s osprey blog welcomed the “wonderful news” of the latest egg. It read: “At around 00:30 our nightwatch staff noticed classic egg-laying behaviour, and at 00:47 the female stood up to reveal her new egg.
“It is just as well the birds have built such a deep, snug cup in the centre of the nest as it was so windy last night, the whole nest was rocking.
“The staff and volunteers here are over the moon, and we are so relieved that our beloved female is still breeding at her advanced age.”
(via BBC News)