Source: The Huffington Post
holy shit dude
If you don’t know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said.
With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That’s fucking mindblowing.
Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn’t do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots.
Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever.
animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter.
She named it All Ball and she loved it.
Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn’t think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc.
And then “Sleep, cat”. She understood death.
She’s had two kittens since then.
Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes.
The fandoms right now
So Purgatory is a forest.
What if purgatory used to be Eden? It’s been warped since Adam and Eve ate the apple, but instead of being banished out of Eden, like, Eve was trapped there. and she became the Mother of monsters, and that’s where they live now.
A monstrous, darkened version of Eden.
So what happened to Adam??
so we forget every adam
the curse of the adam
you can tell it’s in the future because he’s wearing a thigh-holster
I ALWAYS HAVE ROOM FOR THIS FUCKING THIGH HOLSTER ON MY BLOG DAMN
This is a very important message for young people everywhere
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one of your heroes, Han Solo, realized he was going to be friendzoned by the girl he likes and ACCEPTED it and chose not to call her a bitch, even promising to not get in their way as a couple.
Sincerely, Be Like HanHan
I think it’s the first time I see gifsets of this scene with comments that focus on how Han Solo respects Leia’s feelings instead of incest jokes. Kudos to you, tumblr user jamesfactscalvin :)
Oh yeah nice group picture it’s sweet.
my team lost
no one deserves happiness
Do you ever look up from reading a book and get disoriented because you’re actually in your bedroom or class or somewhere that isn’t the story?
All the time.
"what year is it?"
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This is a ring made from dinosaur bone, meteorite, and gold.
I feel like this ring probably has supernatural powers.
don’t say that word they’ll hear you
i took you for granted, VHS. i took you for granted..
i think we have a youngster over here…(via
Oh my heck, Jeremy Brett!
what kills me is the makeshift eyepatch
Billie & David in Behind the Lens - The Day of the Doctor x
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