Bikes and Biscuits

I like bikes. I write. Sometimes I bake.

September 30, 2014 at 8:34pm
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99percentinvisible:

To save space, this school in Zhejiang, China put their running track on the roof. So smart. 

You misspelled “terrifying.” 

September 29, 2014 at 7:01pm
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laurajlaura:

Biking selfie with little V. #oakcliff #bikingbikers

laurajlaura:

Biking selfie with little V. #oakcliff #bikingbikers

September 25, 2014 at 11:35pm
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laurajlaura:

I saved a lizard from the cat a week ago. It had some bite marks on its back, so it has been recuperating on the screen-porch for a week. Amelia made some signs for the doors to be sure that we don’t let the cat out on the porch and eat it. It seems to have healed and I’m worried that it isn’t getting enough to eat so tomorrow I’m going to suggest we release it in the creek near our house. This drawing of the lizard makes me laugh every time I see it. The lizard’s name is Lizley.

laurajlaura:

I saved a lizard from the cat a week ago. It had some bite marks on its back, so it has been recuperating on the screen-porch for a week. Amelia made some signs for the doors to be sure that we don’t let the cat out on the porch and eat it. It seems to have healed and I’m worried that it isn’t getting enough to eat so tomorrow I’m going to suggest we release it in the creek near our house. This drawing of the lizard makes me laugh every time I see it. The lizard’s name is Lizley.

September 23, 2014 at 11:29pm
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hello-the-future:

thefoodgeek:

cybergy:

DUDE OMG

Caterpillars don’t really change into butterflies; they are more like seeds. Once in the cocoon, they dissolve into food for the creature that eventually turns into the butterfly.
I’m pretty sure they aren’t really expecting that.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caterpillar-butterfly-metamorphosis-explainer/

WHAT THE WHAT
Okay now I am really really really curious: does the butterfly have any of the caterpillar’s memories? I’m not even really sure if caterpillars and butterflies have memories in any literal context, but you know what I mean here.
It’s the Mars transporter philosophical argument: if you get broken down and rebuilt, are you the same person? Or… um… butterfly?

I remember reading that scientists have shown that caterpillar’s have a memory that they keep even after they’ve become a butterfly, but I can’t find the source at the moment. This sort of blows my mind because they basically liquefy while inside their chrysalis. But the seed/food thing blows my mind even more. I feel like people have been holding out on the butterfly science. 

hello-the-future:

thefoodgeek:

cybergy:

DUDE OMG

Caterpillars don’t really change into butterflies; they are more like seeds. Once in the cocoon, they dissolve into food for the creature that eventually turns into the butterfly.

I’m pretty sure they aren’t really expecting that.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caterpillar-butterfly-metamorphosis-explainer/

WHAT THE WHAT

Okay now I am really really really curious: does the butterfly have any of the caterpillar’s memories? I’m not even really sure if caterpillars and butterflies have memories in any literal context, but you know what I mean here.

It’s the Mars transporter philosophical argument: if you get broken down and rebuilt, are you the same person? Or… um… butterfly?

I remember reading that scientists have shown that caterpillar’s have a memory that they keep even after they’ve become a butterfly, but I can’t find the source at the moment. This sort of blows my mind because they basically liquefy while inside their chrysalis. But the seed/food thing blows my mind even more. I feel like people have been holding out on the butterfly science. 

(Source: duugo)

September 22, 2014 at 6:37pm
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newyorker:

The Bronx-born photographer Lisa Leone began taking pictures of hip-hop artists she knew in her teens and twenties. Today, her work offers a look back at some of hip-hop’s biggest names when they were just getting their start.

Photographs by Lisa Leone

September 21, 2014 at 7:46pm
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newyorker:

A cartoon by Barry Blitt. View more cartoons from this week’s issue.

newyorker:

A cartoon by Barry Blitt. View more cartoons from this week’s issue.

(via newyorker)

September 19, 2014 at 9:42pm
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laurajlaura:

Birthday hike  (at Cedar Hill State Park)

laurajlaura:

Birthday hike (at Cedar Hill State Park)

11:37am
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Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

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September 17, 2014 at 7:26pm
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cross-connect:

Berlin, Germany based artist Angelika Arendt creates intricate ink drawings and psychedelic sculptures made of polyurethane clay. Check out more of her incredible work at angelikaarendt.de

(via wnycradiolab)

September 15, 2014 at 4:03am
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laurajlaura:

I made a poster! If you’re in #OakCliff check out #Cyclesomatic October 4 - November 2!! 🚴🚴🚴

laurajlaura:

I made a poster! If you’re in #OakCliff check out #Cyclesomatic October 4 - November 2!! 🚴🚴🚴