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Extraordinary images that show just how similar we are to our closest living relative – the bonobo: Affectionate primates share 98.7% of human DNA right down to hair loss

Species is usually found in the Congo, but they are classed as endangered due to conflict and other atrocities. Photographer Graham McGeorge, 42, captured magnificent moments at Jacksonville Zoo, in Florida, US. Bonobos seen acting and behaving similar to humans, showing signs of emotion, intelligence and thought.

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These extraordinary images detail the remarkable similarities between humans and our closest living relatives, bonobos.

Sharing 98.7 per cent of human DNA, the fascinating creatures exhibit the same expressions, mannerisms and behaviour as man displays on a daily basis. From turning taps on and off for a drink to cuddling their babies, the great apes are the closest thing to observing a human in a zoo - even suffering hair loss. 

Their natural habitat is the Congo basin, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they suffer horrendous atrocities and are currently listed as endangered. Wildlife photographer Graham McGeorge, 42, captured these magnificent moments at Jacksonville Zoo, in Florida, USA, where he has become gripped with how the young bonobos grow up” (read more).

***Argue amongst yourselves about closest living relative vs. chimps vs. orangs (Schwartz, we see you) but these are beautiful photographs.

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Evidence of Hobbling, Torture Discovered at Ancient Massacre Site in Colorado

1,200 years ago in southern Colorado, nearly three dozen men and women were massacred, resulting in the largest assemblage of mutilated human bones ever found in the Southwest. Now, new research reveals that the victims were not only killed, butchered, and burned — they also appear to have been tortured. Read on to find out what experts think happened, and why »

I remember hobbling from Stephen King’s Misery

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There are three sorts of appetites:

1. Appetite that comes from hunger. It makes no fuss over the food that satisfies it. If it is great enough, a piece of raw meat will appease it as easily as a roasted pheasant or woodcock.

2. Appetite aroused, hunger or no hunger, by a succulent dish appearing at the right moment, illustrating the proverb that hunger comes with eating.

The third type of appetite is that roused at the end of a meal when, after normal hunger has been satisfied by the main courses, and the guest is truly ready to rise without regret, a delicious dish holds him to the table with a final tempting of his sensuality.

Three Musketeers and Count of Monte Cristo author Alexandre Dumas, born on this day in 1802, was a secret gastronome – here’s his advice on the 3 types of appetite, 3 types of gluttony, and perfect number of dinner party guests.  (via explore-blog)

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A racist society will give you a racist science.

R. M. Young (1987). Racist society, racist science. In D. Gill & L. Levidow (Eds.) Anti-racist science teaching(pp. 16-42). London: Free Association Books. (via homoarigato)

remember when i posted about how science can be oppressive and i got hate mail and hundreds of notes of people calling me stupid

yeah that was fun 

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Remember that time when they made up a disease for black ppl when we didnt wanna be stuck as slaves?

Remember when they operated on black women with no anesthesia to get modern gynecological surgical procedures?

Remember when they sterilized poor woc without consent to keep us from ‘creating more undesirables’?

Remember when the government allowed Black men to go untreated with Syphilis even after a cure was discovered?

Remember when minority heavy areas in cities were sprayed with radioactive material to ‘test’ how America could handle a nuclear fallout?

Oh, you dont? Because I do…

Go look it up. Every single one was done by a white supremacist nation called America.


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Don’t forget that in 1975 about 35% of Puerto Rican Women were sterilized without their consent by the US government 

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On The Hottest June On Record, Most Media Missed This Key Context →


We just experienced the hottest June on record, following the hottest May on record. But most media didn’t mention an important context: global warming.

The only outlets to connect heat-breaking record to climate change were the Associated Press, ABC, and Fox News.

All of these outlets reported the news that the globe just experienced the hottest June ever, but didn’t mention climate change at all: 

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post


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I don't know who Ayn Rand is. Should I change that or just let it lie?


Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.

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Queen Elizabeth x The Notorious B.I.G.


Queen Elizabeth x The Notorious B.I.G.

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Snoop Dogg, Tupac and MC Hammer in San Pedro


Snoop Dogg, Tupac and MC Hammer in San Pedro