don't let the muggles get you down

hey there ! At the moment, these are my favourite...

Books : Harry Potter, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Ensemble C'est Tout, The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars, Cathy's Book, The Hunger Games, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants... currently reading : The Cuckoo's Calling, HP & the Philosopher's Stone

Series : Sherlock, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Freaks and Geeks, Everwood, Skins, Misfits & Welcome to Night Vale

Currently listening to : McFly, Ed Sheeran, We The Kings, Walk Off the Earth, Fall Out Boy & Carrie Hope Fletcher

Why are eggs shaped weird?

scishow:

There are two questions here…first, what’s the evolutionary advantage to having egg-shaped eggs.
We’re not precisely sure but there are two prevailing theories. First, the “egg” shape is a sphere tapered to a point on one end creating a kind of wedge. The muscles inside the bird squeeze down on that wedge to push the egg out blunt-end first. A sphere would be much more difficult to squeeze out. (Not that either way sounds particularly fun to me.)
Second, a spherical egg would be able to roll forever in any given direction while an egg-shaped egg, when shoved, rolls in a circle around a central point, which would increase the likelihood that eggs would stay in a nest. This theory is reinforced by the fact that cliff-dwelling birds have an even more pronounced egg shape. 
The other question in your question is how do birds make their eggs egg-shaped. Obviously, if it were left up to simplicity, the egg would be a perfect sphere. Unfortunately, I do not know the mechanics of how this shape is actually achieved inside of a bird…and I really would like to know. 
-Hank

aconnormanning:

"She’s not just someone’s wife, daughter, or mother. She’s someone."

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sammywasabi:

THE RACES AND PLACES OF MIDDLE EARTH → Hobbits

It has been remarked that a hobbits only real passion is for food. A rather unfair observation as we have also developed an interest in the brewing of ales and the smoking of pipe weed. But where our hearts truly lie is in peace and quiet and good tilled earth. For all hobbits share a love of things that grow.

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nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

forever upset that this was not in the movie

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Goddamn these books are gold mines

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lotr + tumblr (1 of ?)

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mrsweasley:

jebiwonkenobi:

I never feel like more of a failure than when I can’t remember a piece of Harry Potter trivia. 

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You remember Janice?

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stickthinmodels:

feminspire:

YES!

IMPORTANT

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aber-flyingtiger:

baguetttes:

this is how false information on tumblr works

Literally

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if you didn’t love Balthazar you’re wrong

fun fact: when Titanic came out a company made necklaces that looked like the one Rose wore and put full page ads in Sunday newspapers. The model they got to help sell this Titanic tie in was

Jensen Ackles

When Balthazar unsunk the ship to prevent the movie from being made he also stopped young Mr. Ackles from posing for these ads

HOLLYWOOD HEART-THROB JENSEN ACKLES SIZZLES WITH TITANIC FEVER AS HE SHOWS OFF THE BLUE HEART JEWEL FOR ALL HIS GAL PALS

I can’t…

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this is social anxiety summed up in two gifs

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