"A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.

If it was used to make one of Chanel’s little black dresses, the wearer’s head and limbs might appear to float incorporeally around a dress-shaped hole."

Want.

Rest here.

Via QuantumBlog.

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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I can’t wait until they use it to build a life-size Attack the Block creature maquette.

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Best. Night. Camouflage. Ever. One would not disappear so much as be totally incomprehensible.

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Top 12 Weird Facts about Octopus

castnuri:

(as listed by the NMFS)

1. A 50-pound octopus can squeeze through a hole only 2 inches in diameter. If their beak fits, they can get through.

2. Octopus are about 90 percent muscle.

3. You can tell a male octopus from a female octopus by looking at the tip of its third…

The more you know, the better they taste.

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weaponslover:

Recoil


Because ‘murica!

weaponslover:

Recoil

Because ‘murica!

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jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

I am Steve’s absolute lack of surprise.

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

I am Steve’s absolute lack of surprise.

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The Last Kalinga Tattoo Artist

History. Pride.

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rifleisfine:

sexecutive-outcums:

failedsuicideclub:

Hero.

This isn’t even the whole story. They told him he couldn’t go because they had no way of getting him there. So he walked outside when they weren’t looking and took a fucking bus. The next time he was seen was on Sword Beach, ith all his medals pinned to his chest.
brb, crying

The fucking Wehrmacht couldn’t stop him from hitting that beach the first time, what the fuck did the care home staff think they could do?

rifleisfine:

sexecutive-outcums:

failedsuicideclub:

Hero.

This isn’t even the whole story. They told him he couldn’t go because they had no way of getting him there. So he walked outside when they weren’t looking and took a fucking bus. The next time he was seen was on Sword Beach, ith all his medals pinned to his chest.

brb, crying

The fucking Wehrmacht couldn’t stop him from hitting that beach the first time, what the fuck did the care home staff think they could do?

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shmeards:

scottbaiowulf:

seeyouintrenzalore:

angelclark:

A guy named Andrew had a Starbucks Gold card (which gets you a free drink of your choice after you buy 12) and a single goal: to beat the previous world record for the most expensive Starbucks drink ever.
As anyone who has accomplished anything in life will tell you, thorough prep is key to achieving your goals. With 128-ounce glass in hand, Andrew stepped into Starbucks and enlisted the help of his friendly local Starbucks baristas.
Thus, the legend of the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino was born. Total cost: $54.75. But for Gold-card holding Andrew, it was free.

why

I, Too, Would like to drink this pile of unpalatable sugar sludge. Pour it down my gullet

how did he not die

Because diabetes.

shmeards:

scottbaiowulf:

seeyouintrenzalore:

angelclark:

A guy named Andrew had a Starbucks Gold card (which gets you a free drink of your choice after you buy 12) and a single goal: to beat the previous world record for the most expensive Starbucks drink ever.

As anyone who has accomplished anything in life will tell you, thorough prep is key to achieving your goals. With 128-ounce glass in hand, Andrew stepped into Starbucks and enlisted the help of his friendly local Starbucks baristas.

Thus, the legend of the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino was born. Total cost: $54.75. But for Gold-card holding Andrew, it was free.

why

I, Too, Would like to drink this pile of unpalatable sugar sludge. Pour it down my gullet

how did he not die

Because diabetes.

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dovaahkiitten:

gunrunnerhell:

Bastinelli Knives - Assaucalypse Big Fighter
French made knives. Odd name but huge. Not sure on the price though since I couldn’t find it listed on his website.

I definitely want one


Choils are lame. These blades are lame. When will people learn?

dovaahkiitten:

gunrunnerhell:

Bastinelli Knives - Assaucalypse Big Fighter

French made knives. Odd name but huge. Not sure on the price though since I couldn’t find it listed on his website.

I definitely want one

Choils are lame. These blades are lame. When will people learn?

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shmeards:

thebuhapprentice:

theanimationarchive:

I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!

"you can’t disappoint a picture"

reblogging this because 1) this is great, and 2) Little Girl With Huge Sandwich deserves an oscar

Because Levar Burton!

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