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If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.
Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget.
Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. This can sound expensive at first, but when you consider that you don’t have rent or…
Muscular women references!!!!!!!!!! Oo-la-la!!!!
[From various sources]
Oh man, this is great. Muscular women are really hard to get accurate references for.
whoa can we just talk about this game
I played it for like 5 hours last night
it’s a flash platforming game with a philosophical dilemma at the end of each level, which is essentially the coolest thing ever
it keeps track of your answers and at the end plots you on a graph with a bunch of famous thinkers/historical figures (I ended up nearest amelia earhart, go figure I did like 15 book reports on her in elementary school) and lets you know what type of thinker you are
I also thought the avatar creator was pretty cool because it doesn’t explicitly force you to pick boy or girl
the controls are a little janky but overall I thought the level design was really nice and the last few levels manage to be both fun and challenging
good game. would recommend. you should be playing this
This game is amazing everyone should play it at least once.
And if your a writer play it as your character its really interesting.
If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism
- Zapoi – Russian
We’ve all done it, gone out on a bend for 48hrs of non-stop partying and drinking, only to wake up somewhere utterly random having done something totally unexpected the night before. The Russian’s call this “Zapoi”
- Ayurnamat – Inuit
Simply and to the point, it’s a philosophy that you shouldn’t fret about that which you cannot change.
- Culaccino – Italian
Trust the biggest coffee drinkers in the world to come up with this one. ‘Culaccino’ is the term used to describe the ring a glass or cup leaves on a table.
- Tartle - Scottish
That fleeting moment of hesitation when you’re introducing someone, only to totally forgot their name before composing yourself and remembering.
- Goya – Urdu
The suspension of disbelief that can occur through good fiction or storytelling It takes a talented storyteller, to create a sense of ‘Goya’ or as we would called it “disbelief and wonder”
- Prozvonit – Czech
If you’re too cheap to pay for a phonecall, you’ll have done this before. It’s a term used to describe the act of calling someone, letting the phone ring out a few times and then hanging up. Thus forcing the other person to call you back on their own dime.
- Dépaysement – French
The longing feeling of being homesick.
- Sobremesa – Spanish
Those clichéd conversations You’ve just had a delicious dinner with your friends and now you’re all talking about food related subjects and discussing the meal.
- Ya’aburnee – Arabic
This might seem like a morbid one, it means “You bury me”, but it’s actually quite romantic. By using the term, you’re inferring that you hope you die first because living without your partner would be too unbearable.
- Jayus – Indonesian
A joke or pun that is so bad that you can’t help laughing at how stupid it is.
- Kyoikumama - Japanese
The ‘Tiger Mum’ who aggressively pushes her kids to reach ever rising levels of academic achievement.
- Torschlusspanik – German
It’s direct translation is “gate-closing panic” but its often used as a metaphor to describe that narrowing of options as you grow older.
- Tingo – Pascuense (Easter Island)
Taking objects you want from a person’s house by gradually borrowing all of them.” If you had a friend who had all the cool toys you wish you had, then you might have partaken in a bit of “Tingo” - taking treasured items from someone’s home by “borrowing” them gradually over time…
- Spaegie – Shetland Dialect
The soreness you feel in your muscles a day or so after you’ve had a hard workout. Even if you warm down after an intense workout, the chances are you’re going to feel a little sore or “spaegie” the next day.
- Aşermek – Turkish
Used to summarise a pregnant woman’s unusual cravings for peculiar food combinations.
- Nekama – Japanese
Easy and useful, it describes a deceptive man pretending to be a female on the internet.
- L’appel du vide – French
Used to describe a bizarre and yet sudden urge to leap from exceptionally high places something we recommend you avoid, unless you have a parachute.
- Mamihlapinatapei – Yagan (Indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego)
Ever made eye contact with a stranger across the room? Or experienced that unspoken magnetic sexual chemistry with someone you know? Whilst not only being a mouthful “Mamihlapinatapei” describes that silent glance between two people who lust after each other but are reluctant to make the first move.
Get Out And Volunteer!
Have you ever wanted to teach kids about dinosaurs (or any other topic) at a museum? Well, there are plenty of ways to get involved in the palaeontology and geology world without going to college for it.
Museums are always looking for volunteers to help in their labs and halls. Whether you’re into palaeontology, entomology, botany, archaeology, or what have you, most museums will have a volunteer program section on their website that explains how you can go about working in your favourite hall!
Each museum is different, but there are plenty of palaeontology halls and labs that will train volunteers on how to clean fossils. If you already have experience in this area, then that will help your chances of being picked earlier in your volunteer career. If you have no experience, don’t fret, it’s something that can be learned if you listen and have the patience. Cleaning fossils can take a long time - depending on what it is you’re working on - but it’s very fun. Trust me.
The process for becoming a museum volunteer varies, but it generally goes like this:
- Contact your museum and/or fill out an application
- Go in for an interview
- Once accepted, go into training
- Commit to your schedule
- Teach the world!
Depending on what and where you’re volunteering, you may have to cover multiple sections in that hall. You will have many schools visiting, so being good with kids (and people in general) is a must. Palaeontology can also be complicated, and having the ability to make it easy for all ages to understand is required.
Enthusiasm is so important; you want people to be interested in what you’re teaching. I am always so enthusiastic and into what I’m explaining because when I was in school, my teachers made everything seem so boring. I had only two teachers my entire school/college career that made me excited for what I was learning, and that is how I want others to be when they listen to me discuss palaeontology. Science is fun!
If you can donate more time to a museum, please do so! Many are looking for long term (1+ years) volunteers to add to their team, so be sure you can commit. Museums are flexible too, and have many options - whether it’s just a volunteer position for the summer, a year, once a month throughout the year, once a week, etc.
What I think is so great about being a museum volunteer is that you get to teach everyone about something you are passionate about, and at the same time you’re learning from your fellow volunteers and staff. It’s an extremely fulfilling experience, and it can lead to great opportunities in the future!
Anyone already volunteering at a museum? Reblog and talk about your experiences.