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I’m pretty sure that at least 75% of you arent boys, and if you are then you are very clever ones, verging on AI. Hello new people and possibly highly intelligent computer programs, nice to have you drifting through the internet peripheral to me.
things to say when someone asks you about your scars (especially if they’re being rude and intrusive about it)
I’m doing this if someone ever remarks negatively on any aspect of my appearance. I’ll use my best Castiel voice.
I am SO on board.
i’m so old that i sometimes stare at the computer, slack-jawed, and think the very same thing.
001. Toxic | Melanie Martinez
I took a sip from a devil’s cup
It’s taking over me
I want to do so much witchcraft to this
Blue Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
The Blue-ringed octopus is only the size of a golf ball but still carries enough poisin to kill 26 humans in minutes, and is considered as one of the world’s most venomous animals. One bite from the octopus can completely paralyze and kill an adult human in a matter of minutes. It can easily bite through a wetsuit with it’s parrot like beak.
The last thing a victim of the octopus is able to see are the pulsating blue rings, visible only when the creature is about to attack.
The only way to survive a Blue Ringed Octopus bite is hours of heart massage and artificial respiration until the poisin has worked its way out of the system. There is no anit-venom to date.
1) Hapalochlaena species include H. lunulata, H. maculosa, and H. fasciata, with another one in question.
2) Citation needed on size and “26 humans.” Wiki’s reference is to a Great Barrier Reef tourism site archived in 06, “Accommodation, Tours, Attractions & Interesting Facts About The Great Barrier Reef.”
3) All octopodes have beaks, “parrot-like” or otherwise. Blue-rings bite you if you are stupid enough to pick them up out of the shallow tidepools where they can often be found. They aren’t aggressive, but will bite to get away. Also, it’s technically possible for the venom to pass directly through the skin, so it doesn’t even have to bite you to really ruin your day.
4) H. lunulata's blue rings are vaguely visible most of the time, but go much more noticeable when the animal is agitated. H. maculosa's don't generally show up unless it's agitated. They are not 'only visible when the creature is about to attack.' Furthermore, tetrodotoxin doesn't kill you stone dead in a second. It paralyzes your respiratory muscles by capping off sodium channels. You are still perfectly able to see things.
5) Tetrodotoxin treatment in hospital basically consists of artificial ventilation, IV maintenance of circulatory function, and general supportive therapy while the toxin is gradually removed from the body. The first 24 hours are key: after that, symptoms may persist for a while, but the victim is probably going to make a full recovery unless hypoxia caused permanent brain damage. The venom doesn’t have a direct effect on heart or brain because it doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier, but cardiac arrest in TTX envenomation is due to lack of oxygen from, sing it with me, respiratory paralysis.
- Just because someone looks fine, doesn’t mean they’re really fine. Don’t assume someone is healthy and whole just because you can’t see the missing pieces.
- children and old people are not the only ones who get sick. But when 20-60 year olds get sick the world tends to respond with a “good for you get back to work”
- surviving a life-threatening illness is great, but just because they’re in remission or have been given a clean bill of health, it doesn’t mean that they are all fixed. Not everyone can just turn the page on that chapter if their life. The trauma stays.
- triggering someone’s PTSD is easier than you’d think, and it can be so fucking hard to accept that what you thought was an innocent passing comment was actually intrinsically damaging to someone. Especially if that person is someone you love, someone you’d rather cut your own hand off than hurt. But when it happens all you can do is apologize, and get rid of the blindness that resulted in the trigger. It’s not about you. It’s about their past experiences and it’s about working through what comes next. Growing.
This looks like the type of horse that will lure you onto his back and then carry you into a lake.
Kelpie. Or possibly a Pooka. Do not trust horses who show up in the middle of nowhere and seem to want to give you a ride.
Don’t trust horses. They’ll take your love and your money and spend it all on fast cars and loose women.