“The key changes ten million zillion squillion times a second.”
You get home from a long day at work and turn on the TV. It’s been a long week, so you think to yourself- maybe i’ll take the family to a movie on Saturday. Maybe we’ll even go on a vacation soon! We could visit museums and go to plays and see all sorts of fun attractions.
When you turned the TV on, nothing happened. There are no actors to entertain you.
When you went to the movie theater, nothing was showing. There were no advertisements to tell you that anything was showing, so you went to the theater to find out. Nothing playing. There is no one to film and create movies for you. Well at least your vacation will be fun, right? Not like there will be any plays to see and there won’t be anything in the art museums.
Well at least you have the shack you are living in that you made out of cardboard and sheets.
Not like you could find an architect to build you a house with all the money you’re making as an engineer.
THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME
THERE WOULD BE NO ROAD SIGNS OR INFORMATIONAL BROCHURES
THERE WOULD BE NO GODDAMN KEYS ON YOUR FUCKING LAPTOP
I WOULD PUNCH YOU IN THE FUCKING FACE BUT WITHOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN HOW WOULD I LEARN TO DO THAT
lol I guess that community college that was completed fairly recently by my dad a county down built itself
I just sent this tweet to NBC.
If these majors are so useless, then who designed the graphic used to announce this on your show?
The human placenta is a confounding organ. Made up almost entirely of tissue from the fetus, not the mother, the placenta should be attacked as a foreign invader by the mother’s immune system. And yet, the placenta makes a nine month pregnancy possible. How?
First, a description of the human placenta:
About four to five days after fertilization, the embryo is a hollow ball of about 100 cells (blastocyst). Inside and attached to the hollow ball is a group of cells that will eventually become the fetus, while the outer ball of cells (trophoblast) will attach to the lining of the uterus and become the placenta. The attachment is as close as any two human beings will ever be. Once attached, the trophoblast will actually reroute the mother’s blood supply to feed the fetus, via the umbilical cord. By the time the baby is born, the “interface” between mother and placenta is about 12 square meters.
So how does the placenta keep the mother’s immune system at bay? Researchers found that the placenta releases exosomes: small packages packed with information telling the mother’s immune system to back off. Ian Sargent, a reproductive immunologist at the University of Oxford in England, describes human reproduction: “It’s hijacked the immune system and used it for its own purposes.”
After birth, the placenta is expelled from the mother’s body and the umbilical cord is cut, thus ending the physical connection between mother and child. Controversy over what to do with the placenta after birth (some people think it’s a good idea to eat it) has recently resurfaced in the media. Regardless of what happens to it after those nine months, the placenta is an amazing organ.
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- me: do i have enough time to read these books?
- me: no
- me: *buys books*