Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
THIS IS AMAZINGGGG
I love nature
THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS
Big shout out to nature for saving our asses for the billionth time
(Source: shortformblog, via iguanamouth)
if you’re in a jaeger with your co-pilot and you get the hiccups, what happens to your co-pilot?
what happens to your jaeger
I am now imagining a jaeger doing my little hiccup shuffle. I am amused.
hiccups cause the diaphragm to spasm… now I am picturing Striker giving a little twitch and accidentally setting off the chest cannons….
no i dont want to be a billionaire to live a lavish lifestyle i want to be a billionaire to be financially secure and have enough money to give people things and support charities and fund kickstarters and leave hundred dollar tips
GO MAKE SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT POPS YOU WANT TO SEE FROM FUNKO ON THEIR SITE! SHOW THEM THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN JUST DISNEY, COMIC BOOK, AND UNNECESSARY BAJILLION MORE WALKING DEAD FIGURES (seriously there’s like 20+ characters just from this series alone already, plz stahp) TO MAKE!
PS. Suggest Pacific Rim ones. I demand a 6” Cherno Alpha and a Newt with his tats.
He's starting to crack.