stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

cracked:

There’s no police work grosser than making sure beef isn’t “beef”.
The 4 Strangest Things Nobody Tells You About Life in China

#4. The Counterfeit Problem Runs Way Deeper Than You Think
You’re prepared for fake Rolexes and bootleg movies. What you’re not prepared for is the counterfeit meat. Take this highly publicized case from last year involving rat, fox, and mink being passed off as mutton. It wasn’t exactly a freak occurrence. The whole Chinese fake-steak situation has gotten so bad that I now refuse to eat meat unless it’s from a place that hangs the animal’s carcass outside for me to thoroughly inspect and deem worthy of being devoured.

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You cant just write off all of China as being this way. Where I’m from (Enping), yes, there’s meat hanging from displays but it’s usually only so that you can get a close up of what you’re getting — just like the meat in the chinese markets in the US (And like the one I went to just today.) And I’ve never seen them out on the street like that — they’re always behind some kind of glass display. Granted, there are a lot of counterfeits but it doesn’t take a genius to realize what brands are real and what brands are fake. If you’re buying from an underground flea market (like the pictures you show), chances are pretty much everything sold will be ripped off of other brands. If you’re buying from a well known store on the street you’re probably going to get something decent. I can’t speak too much about the counterfeit money. My Uncle and Aunt are bankers from China and I’ve never heard them, or any of my other family members talk about getting fake money from the ATM. I’ve also never seen the bus stops and banks that crowded; they’re rarely that way in the country side. Of course, where you live is in a crowded city so of course there’s going to be places with a lot of people. You know where else has a shitload of people and counterfeits? New York City. Yet, if you were to complain about it you wouldn’t describe all of North America as being that way. China is a third world country — of course they’re not going to have the same luxuries as the United States, Britain, etc. Only a fool would think otherwise, and move into the country with stereotypes in mind.

cracked:

There’s no police work grosser than making sure beef isn’t “beef”.

The 4 Strangest Things Nobody Tells You About Life in China

#4. The Counterfeit Problem Runs Way Deeper Than You Think

You’re prepared for fake Rolexes and bootleg movies. What you’re not prepared for is the counterfeit meat. Take this highly publicized case from last year involving rat, fox, and mink being passed off as mutton. It wasn’t exactly a freak occurrence. The whole Chinese fake-steak situation has gotten so bad that I now refuse to eat meat unless it’s from a place that hangs the animal’s carcass outside for me to thoroughly inspect and deem worthy of being devoured.

Read More

You cant just write off all of China as being this way. Where I’m from (Enping), yes, there’s meat hanging from displays but it’s usually only so that you can get a close up of what you’re getting — just like the meat in the chinese markets in the US (And like the one I went to just today.) And I’ve never seen them out on the street like that — they’re always behind some kind of glass display. Granted, there are a lot of counterfeits but it doesn’t take a genius to realize what brands are real and what brands are fake. If you’re buying from an underground flea market (like the pictures you show), chances are pretty much everything sold will be ripped off of other brands. If you’re buying from a well known store on the street you’re probably going to get something decent. I can’t speak too much about the counterfeit money. My Uncle and Aunt are bankers from China and I’ve never heard them, or any of my other family members talk about getting fake money from the ATM. I’ve also never seen the bus stops and banks that crowded; they’re rarely that way in the country side. Of course, where you live is in a crowded city so of course there’s going to be places with a lot of people. You know where else has a shitload of people and counterfeits? New York City. Yet, if you were to complain about it you wouldn’t describe all of North America as being that way.

China is a third world country — of course they’re not going to have the same luxuries as the United States, Britain, etc. Only a fool would think otherwise, and move into the country with stereotypes in mind.

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where did this come from and why can’t I stop saying it (via alphaidiot)

poppypicklesticks:

Talk about entitlement. 

sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

bearonaise:

the sky this morning is SOOOOooO SO NICE

bearonaise:

the sky this morning is SOOOOooO SO NICE

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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