awwww-cute:

Baby Giraffe being curious ʘ‿ʘ

awwww-cute:

Baby Giraffe being curious ʘ‿ʘ

kibblesundbitches:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

"But animals don’t have feeeelliiiinggsssss!!!!!!"
next person to make that argument to me gets punched in the face.

kibblesundbitches:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

"But animals don’t have feeeelliiiinggsssss!!!!!!"

next person to make that argument to me gets punched in the face.

(via therawrchannel)

lordoftheinternet:

i wanna get super rich so i can do cool stuff like tip waiters $1000 or pay off people’s student loans for fun

(via queer--bear)

foodishouldnoteat:

thefergiefergs:

Recipe: [x]

if you love food follow my blog!

"For me, when I really search myself, it doesn’t feel like an affair. For me, it feels like I’m coming home."

Bette Porter, the L word (via lifeaccordingtocur)

(via lwordobsession)

n-a-blue-box:

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

reblogging for my trip lol

n-a-blue-box:

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

reblogging for my trip lol

(Source: neverforget14, via sexgenderbody)



Let’s go on a road trip together. Just you and me.

Let’s go on a road trip together. Just you and me.

(Source: monstersbehindmasks, via findfreshlove)

adultbabyblog:

i think about this a lot

adultbabyblog:

i think about this a lot

(Source: hnah, via bouncesoul)

badbilliejean:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Big or small, real or fake afro just look good on us but that’s just my opinion. Anyone agree with me? Have ever rocked the fro?

Life Goals.

(via quirkyblackgirls)

patshit:

let’s get this straight 

it is not romantic to persistently pursue someone after they have refused you

(via queer--bear)


oh, the hyper-cattle’s hummin’and the marjun’s savage drummin’are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars.yeah, I’m from Earth.but I right the outlaw wrongs on Mars

oh, the hyper-cattle’s hummin’
and the marjun’s savage drummin’
are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars.
yeah, I’m from Earth.
but I right the outlaw wrongs on Mars

(Source: revolutionaryavocado, via fyeahthrillingadventurehour)

This 420 take a moment of silence for all the people who have had lost their freedom because of non-violent drug charges.

(Source: jakigriot, via praisethelorde)