why are girls expected to go through an experimental lesbian phase but u never hear about dudes goin gay for a while whats up w/ that
cause that would be realllllly weird, unlike girls doing it. guys actually like when girls do it.
do me a favor and staple all your fingertips together
LOOK AT THE BABY RAYS WITH THEIR BABY RAY FEETIES!!!
BABY SLOTH TUMMY
the sound that came out of mouth was not human.
Reason why I hate cats. They’re so scary.
THE BABY SMACKED THE CAT WHY ARE YOU BLAMING THE ANIMAL
All the fucking time. People have their pets euthanized because they did something to their kid who fucking hit them or pulled on their tail or got in their face or something. Here’s a better idea: WATCH YOUR FUCKING KID WHEN THEY’RE AROUND ANIMALS. Okay thanks.
That’s not even a baby, that’s a toddler. That’s old enough to know how to behave around a pet. The boy having a tantrum and taking it out on the cat is not the cat’s fault.
This is the whole reason why we’re not getting a pet until Ben’s old enough to understand that he has to respect the animal.
OH MY GOD I FINALLY FOUND IT
THIS IS MY FAVORITE THOR PAGE OF ALL TIME
I never thought this sound would be represented in letters.
If you didn’t try to make this sound after seeing this gif, then you’re way too normal.
bask in the glow
who squirts ketchup right on their blanket
theres a glass plate
Zoomed out while taking a picture of my Christmas tree
[ CHRISTMAS INTENSIFIES ]
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
Plague doctors: not just a cool suit! :D
YES PERF. One correction, though: The suits actually did the opposite when it came to the fleas. They were able to wiggle up the legs pretty easily; there’s written documentation of doctors scratching their legs DURING patient examinations.
I love the stick, too. There are contemporary drawings of doctors examining patients through windows. They wouldn’t even go into houses after a point. And sometimes the houses were quarantined, so families were trapped inside with plague victims.
Other things they thought might have caused the plague: planetary alignments and the Jewish people. :I
oh shit, they’re onto us
The reason people get annoyed when others (especially strangers) tell them to smile is because either A) their face was neutral and it essentially says “Wow, you look naturally miserable. Fix it!”
Or, B) they are upset/anxious about something in their lives (maybe something major happened) and a random person telling them to smile illegitimizes their feelings without the burden of having to know or care what they are. It suggests that because your frown is bothering them, they are owed a smile in spite of the other person’s feelings. What you’re worrying about does not matter - smile.
The objects of these comments are overwhelmingly women and children, which implies that the discomfort felt by a person encountering a frowning woman/child stems from a subconscious and ingrained feeling that their traditional ornamental human isn’t as bright as it should be, which is sad and should be rectified - again illegitimizing his/her personal issues by assuming that they don’t exist or are unimportant.
This is, in part, the reason behind people getting annoyed when told randomly to smile. It may seem polite, but in many cases it’s extremely irritating and can make a bad day worse. Please keep this in mind when addressing strangers in this way.