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Milk Drinking Still a Mystery

archaeologicalnews:

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The mutation for milk-drinking evolved independently in different parts of the world over the last 10,000 years as a result of strong natural selection, but why was it so advantageous?

Among the more momentous developments in human evolution was the ability to digest milk beyond early childhood.

Mutations that enabled lifelong milk drinking appeared independently in several parts of the world over the last 7,500 years, according to growing evidence. And those genes spread rapidly. Today, about a third of adults around the world can drink milk without stomach problems, a trait known as lactase persistence. Read more.

Reblogged from fuckyeahdementia  1,218 notes
fuckyeahdementia:

oh god


yes, and beef is dead cow
and hamburger is dead cow
and steak is dead cow
and veal is dead baby cow, extra-tortured version!
and lamb is dead baby sheep
oh…yeah…

how the fuck is there actually a species out there that’s so disconnected from what they eat :| I bet if he knew what fruit was, he’d just eat any berry put in front of him. evolution used to have a way to weed people like this out. oh, i’m not saying food safety isn’t a good thing, just that, well, people like this need to be weeded.

fuckyeahdementia:

oh god

yes, and beef is dead cow

and hamburger is dead cow

and steak is dead cow

and veal is dead baby cow, extra-tortured version!

and lamb is dead baby sheep

oh…yeah…

how the fuck is there actually a species out there that’s so disconnected from what they eat :| I bet if he knew what fruit was, he’d just eat any berry put in front of him. evolution used to have a way to weed people like this out. oh, i’m not saying food safety isn’t a good thing, just that, well, people like this need to be weeded.

Reblogged from dearbuddha  16,692 notes
Am I the only one not impressed by these pictures of dumb girls in bathtubs full of milk? I’m sorry, but it just makes me want to vomit.
Even if it’s not milk, why the fuck would you do that? Why would you want opaque water? What value does it lend to the image, other than telling people you’re not sure how bathing works?
But really, I know most of these pictures are actually milk. Why the fuck would you immerse yourself in that? Nasty.

Am I the only one not impressed by these pictures of dumb girls in bathtubs full of milk? I’m sorry, but it just makes me want to vomit.

Even if it’s not milk, why the fuck would you do that? Why would you want opaque water? What value does it lend to the image, other than telling people you’re not sure how bathing works?

But really, I know most of these pictures are actually milk. Why the fuck would you immerse yourself in that? Nasty.

Reblogged from ohscience  99 notes
ohscience:

hippo milk is pink. 

Actually, everything produced by the hippo’s apocrine sweat glands has red pigment in it. That’s why there were old legends of hippos “sweating blood”…the apocrine sweat glands [especially concentrated on the face and neck of hippo] have high degrees of colored lipofuscins deposited around the ducts and those come out in non-eccrine sweat/milk production.
Never actually associated their “blood” sweat with the apocrine sweat glands until I saw this fact again!

ohscience:

hippo milk is pink. 

Actually, everything produced by the hippo’s apocrine sweat glands has red pigment in it. That’s why there were old legends of hippos “sweating blood”…the apocrine sweat glands [especially concentrated on the face and neck of hippo] have high degrees of colored lipofuscins deposited around the ducts and those come out in non-eccrine sweat/milk production.

Never actually associated their “blood” sweat with the apocrine sweat glands until I saw this fact again!