Not By the Hair on My Chinny Chin Chins

Chinchilla: (noun) small furry rodent made of adorable and rainbows originating from Peru, known mainly for their ultra soft hair, but also a darling housepet. I wish to share the charm and personality of my little friends with you.

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WHAT ARE YOU!?!?

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Mr Rogers Facts.

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Of course, as a child growing up in the boondocks, with just an analogue antenna and public broadcasting, Mister Rogers was a god when I was a child.

When I was a young adult, I got mono, real bad.  Like, I had to be put on steroids bad and was out of school for weeks.  I didn’t have the strength to do much of anything, I dropped weight and was generally a real sad little kid.  My Mom and Dad both worked at the time, and so I spent the weeks alone for the most part.  One of the things that kept me going was Mister Rogers; I would actually crawl down the stairs in the morning from my bedroom to the living room to watch him on PBS.  He felt so warm, so genuine and real….and during a time when I was being severely bullied, hearing “I like you just the way you are” was something I really needed to hear…

In many ways, I still do.  Rest in peace, good man. 

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REASONS WHY COMFORT DOGS SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT MY SCHOOL

Did you know that dogs are great companions for treating stress, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Many universities have created “Dog rooms” as a way for students to relieve stress before exams.


Companion animals have such positive impacts on our lives.  I often say that Kai is the one reliable thing that reminds me what happiness is every single day.

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REASONS WHY COMFORT DOGS SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT MY SCHOOL

Did you know that dogs are great companions for treating stress, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Many universities have created “Dog rooms” as a way for students to relieve stress before exams.

Companion animals have such positive impacts on our lives.  I often say that Kai is the one reliable thing that reminds me what happiness is every single day.

A number of years ago, when I was a freshly-appointed instructor, I met, for the first time, a certain eminent historian of science. At the time I could only regard him with tolerant condescension. I was sorry of the man who, it seemed to me, was forced to hover about the edges of science. He was compelled to shiver endlessly in the outskirts, getting only feeble warmth from the distant sun of science- in-progress; while I, just beginning my research, was bathed in the heady liquid heat up at the very center of the glow.

In a lifetime of being wrong at many a point, I was never more wrong. It was I, not he, who was wandering in the periphery. It was he, not I, who lived in the blaze.I had fallen victim to the fallacy of the ‘growing edge;’ the belief that only the very frontier of scientific advance counted; that everything that had been left behind by that advance was faded and dead.

But is that true? Because a tree in spring buds and comes greenly into leaf, are those leaves therefore the tree? If the newborn twigs and their leaves were all that existed, they would form a vague halo of green suspended in mid-air, but surely that is not the tree. The leaves, by themselves, are no more than trivial fluttering decoration. It is the trunk and limbs that give the tree its grandeur and the leaves themselves their meaning.

There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before.

—   Isaac Asimov, Adding a Dimension. (via science-junkie)

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The Greatest Itching Powder Prank in History

During World War II British intelligence and Secret Services were probably the best at spying and clandestine warfare in all of history.  Almost every major Allied operation had a good amount of deception and trickery which made the Germans chase their own tails on a number of occasions.  Often, their operations depended on advanced technology, a complicated network of spies and double agents, and a great amount of luck.  However, some British spy operations seemed less like James Bond missions and more like childhood mischief.

During the war, the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) began a program to smuggle itching powder into the Third Reich.  The itching powder developed by SOE was no common joke shop itching powder, but a powder so potent that exposure could be excruciating, with some needing hospitalization if exposed.  The itching powder was smuggled into Germany from Switzerland in foot powder tins, where resistance groups working as laundresses and clothiers sprinkled the powder on military uniforms.  The hardest hit was the German Kriegsmarine (navy), when in October of 1943 25,000 U-Boat crew uniforms were contaminated with the itching powder.  What resulted was a massive epidemic of severe dermatitis that swept through the U-Boat fleet.  The epidemic was so bad that one U-Boat crew had to turn around and return to port for medical treatment. 

German uniforms were not the only target for itching powder attacks.  Other targets included bedding, underwear, and toilet paper.  When a sizable amount of itching powder was smuggled into Norway, the Norwegian resistance made especially effective use of it by sprinkling the powder in condoms.  As a result in Trondheim throughout the war numerous cases of German soldiers being hospitalized for extreme pain from their private parts were reported.

This made me laugh so hard, because I’m familiar with an arachnid that contributes a little bit to this tale.  Most New World tarantulas have structures called urticating hairs on their abdomen which they can kick into the air with their back legs as defense against predators.  Getting the hairs embedded in your skin is a very itchy, irritating, and unpleasant experience, thus making them find their way into more antiquated and intense formulations of the infamous itching powder.  We carry pink toed tarantulas as well as rose haired tarantulas at the petshop that I work at, and I’ve been warned that they can pack a serious punch, though thankfully I have yet to experience this first hand.

….in the condoms though…man.  Talk about “getting caught with your trousers down”.

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I HATE THIS

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This is my favorite thing

This cat was somehow endowed with Andy Serkis’s voicebox.

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this is the happiest I’ve been in a long time

Obviously these beasties are besties. <3

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