|—||Chuck Palahniuk (via kadrey)|
It’s time for another awesome visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. Back in April 2011 a Canada goose decided to nest in an urn at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. Canada geese are monogamous animals who usually mate for life, but somehow this goose had lost her gander. Fortunately she wasn’t without protection.
A young male whitetail deer appeared and took up the role of guardian. Canada goose eggs incubate for an average of 24-28 days and the young buck remained close by the entire time. Whenever anyone tried to approach the goose, the deer rose to stand between them and the nesting bird. He also chased off an aggressive group of crows, who are known to predate on baby birds, the day before the eggs began to hatch. It wasn’t until the goslings hatched that the deer gradually began to wander from his self-appointed post.
Photos by Doug Benz and Craig Cygan respectively.
I’m suddenly all sniffly.
I may or may not have spent a minute looking at this picture and singing “Ghost bat, ghost Bat, fuzzy-wuzzy Ghost Bat!” at the screen. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW.
Honduran Ghost Bat
I’m a bat!
Costco CEO Craig Jelinek supports raising the minimum wage.
Costco announced record profits today, averaging $10,000 in profit per employee compared to $7,400 at Walmart.
The secret to Costco’s success is paying employees well, providing benefits, and giving them an opportunity to unionize.
So large corporations’ excuses that treating & paying workers well would damage profits are all a crock of shit.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow (via polymnia)
…And this is something that so often gets dropped out by those who don’t know canon. The moments when Sherlock says (paraphrasing here, but the cites are easily produced) “Screw this, Watson, let’s go out to Romano’s and have a big splurgey dinner!”, or “Come on, let’s get the hell out of here, Tchaikovsky’s conducting at Covent Garden tonight!” Canonical!Holmes is ascetic by choice only: he kicks his transport to the kerb when he’s working (or having trouble working). The rest of the time he doesn’t mind indulging the body’s and mind’s love of food and music and other arts. Just think about “A Dinner With Sherlock”, and the concert after.. :)
One of Auntie Jilli’s Rules of Tumblr: Always reblog Bela Lugosi’s Dead.
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead
This is the Mutsuura Ammo Factory used by Japan during World War II. A military bunker located in the Kanagawa Prefecture in the Kanto Region of Japan. Carved out through muddy tunnels this is truly a relic, found only by a whole that cut down into the ground and led into tunnels filled with Mukade, a large centipede.
For now it is mostly left alone except for visits from the wandering adventurer.
Photographed by Jordy Meow
A cave filled with large centipedes…
Don’t mind me. I’ll just be sitting over there in the corner, shivering as I imagine the sensation of things skittering across my shoes.