YTMND’s presentation of our future in all its horrifying glory.
the past was fucked up
A sculpture of the Roman Colosseum, done in a real tooth.
Not sure if cool or terrifying…
if the bacteria in your mouth have evolved to reach the level of Roman civilization, you should probably brush your teeth
richard shilling makes art using only that which he finds in nature - broken twigs, fallen leaves, mud, torn bark - and returns in creations he ‘leaves’ for others to find.
Rare Ice Disks
Although extremely rare, ice disks, also known as ice circles, do indeed appear naturally from time to time when conditions are perfect. Above are a few examples of people who have been lucky enough to stumble onto one while holding a camera.
Ice discs form on the outer bends in a river where the accelerating water creates a force called ‘rotational shear’, which breaks off a chunk of ice and twists it around. As the disc rotates, it grinds against surrounding ice — smoothing into a circle. A relatively uncommon phenomenon, one of the earliest recordings is of a slowly revolving disc was spotted on the Mianus River and reported in a 1895 edition of Scientific American.
……WHATS SAD IS I HAVE SEVERAL GREAT GUYS I GAME WITH AND THEYA RE SWEETHEARTS AND NOT THE ASSHOLES WHO MAKE FUN OF FEMALE GAMERS
AND I ONCE DID THIS AND OMG I WAS LIKE COVERED WITH AMO AND I LAUGHED ALL
'AWW YEEEA MY MAN WHORES KNOW HOW TO KEEP MAMA HAPPY'
AND I SWEAR THEY LAUGHED SO MUCH ONCE CHOKED ON A CIGARETTE LKSDHFLHK
JUST LOOK AT THIS MOTHERFUCKER.
HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THIS?!!
HUMAN I AM HUNGRY KITTEH
FOOD NOW PLEASE?
"Hello. I’ve asked you here today to talk about the food bowl situation. To put this delicately: I can see the bottom, and that’s a problem."
The December 2013 issue of Herpetological Review, now at the printer, features a cover shot of Lanthanotus borneensis (Bornean Earless Monitor), one of herpetology’s “holy grails.”
photo courtesy of Indraneil Das
(via: Herp Review)
CANINE PARVOVIRUS (CPV)
Originates from the PARVOVIRIDAE FAMILY and has a close relationship to the Feline Panleukopenia Virus.
- CPV-1 - Cardiac (Not commonly seen anymore)
- CPV-2 - Gastrointestinal (Being seen increasingly over the last few years)
- Direct Contact - Dog to Dog
- Indirect Contact - Dog to infected fomite i.e bowls and bedding
- Faecal - Oral route!!!
Incubation Period: 3-7days
Clinical Signs of CPV-2...
- Swollen Pharyngeal Lymph Nodes (First site of Virus replication)
- Endotoxic Shock - end stage, death likely to occur
Can be achieved on clinical signs alone, but ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOSORBANT ASSAY snapp tests used to verify the presence of antigens a faecal sample and the most commonly used in UK practices
Purely supportive to treat the symptoms such as antiemetic to prevent vomiting, Intravenous Fluid Therapy for dehydration, anti-diahorreals and pain relief for abdominal retching pain.
Prevention, Prevention, Prevention!!
- Primary Vaccinations, followed up by annual boosters
- Good cleaning regime (Parvovirus is extremely hardy and can survive high and low temperatures as well as certain disinfectants meaning it can stay in the environment for months!)
- Isolation as soon as possible after positive diagnosis
Pretty calssic sight of haemorrhagic diarrhoea. If you see this in an unvaccinated puppy, there’s pretty much your answer.