1. Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he got close to President Clinton, says book →

  2. Haha, half of the job titles available on the Foreign Policy registration page are executive level positions. 

    Haha, half of the job titles available on the Foreign Policy registration page are executive level positions. 

  3. robrilliant:

    Setting a toy helicopter free in midtown manhattan

  4. One of the virtues of never sleeping, Mr. Bond. I have to live my dreams.

    — Gustav Graves in Die Another Day (2002)

  5. Toward More Poetic Job Interviews. →

    I came really close to posting this on LinkedIn.

  6. atelierentomologica:

Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann ; Kleemann, Christian Friedrich Carl
Der monatlich herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung
thanks for the submission http://rougerothko.tumblr.com/

How a caterpillar turns into a butterfly:
First, the caterpillar digests itself, releasing enzymes to dissolve all of its tissues. If you were to cut open a cocoon or chrysalis at just the right time, caterpillar soup would ooze out. But the contents of the pupa are not entirely an amorphous mess. Certain highly organized groups of cells known as imaginal discs survive the digestive process. Before hatching, when a caterpillar is still developing inside its egg, it grows an imaginal disc for each of the adult body parts it will need as a mature butterfly or moth—discs for its eyes, for its wings, its legs and so on. In some species, these imaginal discs remain dormant throughout the caterpillar’s life; in other species, the discs begin to take the shape of adult body parts even before the caterpillar forms a chrysalis or cocoon. Some caterpillars walk around with tiny rudimentary wings tucked inside their bodies, though you would never know it by looking at them.Once a caterpillar has disintegrated all of its tissues except for the imaginal discs, those discs use the protein-rich soup all around them to fuel the rapid cell division required to form the wings, antennae, legs, eyes, genitals and all the other features of an adult butterfly or moth. The imaginal disc for a fruit fly’s wing, for example, might begin with only 50 cells and increase to more than 50,000 cells by the end of metamorphosis. Depending on the species, certain caterpillar muscles and sections of the nervous system are largely preserved in the adult butterfly. One study even suggests that moths remember what they learned in later stages of their lives as caterpillars.

    atelierentomologica:

    Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann ; Kleemann, Christian Friedrich Carl

    Der monatlich herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung

    thanks for the submission http://rougerothko.tumblr.com/


    How a caterpillar turns into a butterfly:


    First, the caterpillar digests itself, releasing enzymes to dissolve all of its tissues. If you were to cut open a cocoon or chrysalis at just the right time, caterpillar soup would ooze out. But the contents of the pupa are not entirely an amorphous mess. Certain highly organized groups of cells known as imaginal discs survive the digestive process. Before hatching, when a caterpillar is still developing inside its egg, it grows an imaginal disc for each of the adult body parts it will need as a mature butterfly or moth—discs for its eyes, for its wings, its legs and so on. In some species, these imaginal discs remain dormant throughout the caterpillar’s life; in other species, the discs begin to take the shape of adult body parts even before the caterpillar forms a chrysalis or cocoon. Some caterpillars walk around with tiny rudimentary wings tucked inside their bodies, though you would never know it by looking at them.

    Once a caterpillar has disintegrated all of its tissues except for the imaginal discs, those discs use the protein-rich soup all around them to fuel the rapid cell division required to form the wings, antennae, legs, eyes, genitals and all the other features of an adult butterfly or moth. The imaginal disc for a fruit fly’s wing, for example, might begin with only 50 cells and increase to more than 50,000 cells by the end of metamorphosis. Depending on the species, certain caterpillar muscles and sections of the nervous system are largely preserved in the adult butterfly. One study even suggests that moths remember what they learned in later stages of their lives as caterpillars.

    (Source: digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de)

  7. Tim Berners-Lee's Personal Site →

    The inventor of the internet has a comically ugly personal website.

  8. Looked up rabbit sphere on google, found this.

    Looked up rabbit sphere on google, found this.

  9. Creative Way to Calculate A Square Root

    Say you’re trying to calculate the square root of 22. Roll a ball down a slight incline of one meter and time it. Next, roll the ball down an incline of the same slope, but 22 meters and time it. The ratio of the times is the square root of 22. This works because distance fallen is the square of time, so time is the square root of distance.