October202014
rhamphotheca:

What Causes Brazil’s ‘Meeting of the Waters’?
by Bec Crew
This is what it looks like when the Solimões River meets the Rio Negro in Brazil.
Almost 10 kilometres from the inland city of Manaus in northern Brazil, ‘the Meeting of the Waters’ is the point where two of Amazon River’s largest tributaries - a smaller river that flows into a bigger ‘parent’ river - converge but never mix.
The Solimões River forms the lighter half, its ‘cafe au lait’ colouring owed to the rich sediment that runs down from the Andes Mountains, including sand, mud and silt. Known as a ‘white water river’, the Solimões River stretches over a 1600 km distance. 
The darker side is the Rio Negro, and it gets its ‘black tea’ hue from leaf and plant matter that has decayed and dissolved in the water. It might look dark and murky, but the Rio Negro carries little or no sediment, and according to the European Space Agency website, is considered one of the cleanest natural waters in the world. On really clear days, water visibility in this black water river can exceed nine metres. ..
(read more: Science Alert - Australia)
Image: Danocoo1/Reddit.com

rhamphotheca:

What Causes Brazil’s ‘Meeting of the Waters’?

by Bec Crew

This is what it looks like when the Solimões River meets the Rio Negro in Brazil.

Almost 10 kilometres from the inland city of Manaus in northern Brazil, ‘the Meeting of the Waters’ is the point where two of Amazon River’s largest tributaries - a smaller river that flows into a bigger ‘parent’ river - converge but never mix.

The Solimões River forms the lighter half, its ‘cafe au lait’ colouring owed to the rich sediment that runs down from the Andes Mountains, including sand, mud and silt. Known as a ‘white water river’, the Solimões River stretches over a 1600 km distance. 

The darker side is the Rio Negro, and it gets its ‘black tea’ hue from leaf and plant matter that has decayed and dissolved in the water. It might look dark and murky, but the Rio Negro carries little or no sediment, and according to the European Space Agency website, is considered one of the cleanest natural waters in the world. On really clear days, water visibility in this black water river can exceed nine metres. ..

(read more: Science Alert - Australia)

Image: Danocoo1/Reddit.com

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9PM

sherbetballets:

batsyandmrj:

There’s thousands of notes on posts about how unfair it is that there isn’t a wonder woman movie and now that its been officially announced nobody is talking about it?

Like Can I get at least a hell yeah?

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9PM

narputo:

geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever

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9PM

nopantsrevolution:

danglingthpider:

phlynn:

please dont make disney characters have tattoos and piercings and blackhair and stretchers

please

stop

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9PM

ask-gallows-callibrator:

happileeerin:

l0kasenna:

inwhichifeelallthefeels:

castielismycherrypie:

ah-shiyt:

grimbarke:

sangcoon:

im so masochistic its terrible i cried while drawing this omg

based off this prompt that was sent to me by zackdoesart

But what if

THIS FUCKING POST

I AM FUCKING SOBBING

It hurt. And then I reread it, and realized it was from the dog’s point of view. And now it hurts even more.

legit tears all over my keyboard.

WAIT WHAT 
I THOUGHT IT WAS FROM THE BOY’S 
OH GOD NO 

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9PM

teamladsvsteamgents:

verballthenouns:

danalmostcaughtonfire:

THIS WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE VIDEO ON THIS WEBSITE

I bookmarked this months ago and it still makes me laugh until I can’t breathe

Four years ago, this was the first video I watched on this shitty Tumblr video player. (though it was more shit then)

(Source: blackwaxx, via twotabletaylor)

9PM
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prongsvssquid:

tbh dress codes are fine as long as they are about looking professional and appropriate for a learning/working environment and not about ‘don’t distract the boys’ and slut-shaming, and as long as it’s enforced equally for all genders

it is the sexist attitude about it that needs to be changed, not the fact that there *is* such a thing as dress codes

(Source: prongsvsdeath, via aphfandoms)

9PM
wheresagnes:

a boy was bullied throughout his childhood for being gay and the principal of his school said that if he was to act so openly gay he should expect that kind of treatment. The school board did nothing about it.
Years later, once he had graduated high school, he and his family sued the school board for not doing anything about his bullying. They won the case and got $900,000. 

wheresagnes:

a boy was bullied throughout his childhood for being gay and the principal of his school said that if he was to act so openly gay he should expect that kind of treatment. The school board did nothing about it.

Years later, once he had graduated high school, he and his family sued the school board for not doing anything about his bullying. They won the case and got $900,000. 

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9PM

jellybabiesandfishcustard:

quite obviously the best reaction to the TARDIS ever

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9PM

witchomo:

"I’m not gay…"

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"But I am bi"

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9PM
xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,
Maggie is Pikachu from PokemonLisa is Mikasa from SNKBart is Naruto from NarutoHomer is Zoro from One PieceMarge is Rangiku from BleachWho is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,

Maggie is Pikachu from Pokemon
Lisa is Mikasa from SNK
Bart is Naruto from Naruto
Homer is Zoro from One Piece
Marge is Rangiku from Bleach

Who is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

(Source: coalgirls, via electricdoc)

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