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The Clue house is for Sale - $1.75M and Live in This Real-Life Board Game

Both ominous and impressive with its stony façade and Corinthian pilasters, this St. Louis, Mo., mansion is back on the market for the first time in 50 years, asking $1.75M. Originally built in 1897, the six-bedroom estate is a museum-like capsule of Tiffany-style domed skylights, ornate mosaic floors, hand-painted frescos, and a massive, grand entrance-worthy staircase. “Step through the front door and the old world, money is no object craftsmanship is apparent,”prompts the haughty brokerbabble. Step further and see just how much the entire place looks like the classic board game Clue (and movie version, though with a depressing shortage of Tim Curry,) right down to its wood paneled billiard room, grand library, and 1908 conservatory addition. Outside, there’s a pool and a fancy carriage house apartment. Grab a candlestick and take a tour…

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sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).

If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.

Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!

Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

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nanyoky:

I want to write an alternative version of Romeo and Juliet where instead of being a little ponce and trying to work things out for himself, Romeo asks his smarter friends what to do about the whole thing and Benvolio and Mercutio come up with the world’s greatest plan:

Marriage of…

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A Casual Viewer Blogs About Doctor Who: “Listen”

violethuntress:

Yep, I just saw “Listen.” And yes, I’m a casual viewer and not a die hard fan, so I’m not really that angry about the Tardis somehow making its way to Gallifrey or a million other plot holes that true fans seem to be upset about (I empathize, definitely, though). 

Overall, I liked the episode. I was entertained. I liked the ambiguity and the creepiness. But something left me a bit hollow at the end, and I think I figured out what it was. Let’s say it together: Moffat’s casual sexism. More under the cut; don’t read if it’s not your thing. 

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earthserenity:

micdotcom:

Burlington, Vt., just became the first city to go completely renewable 

With electricity prices rising across the country at the fastest pace in years, the city of Burlington, Vt., looks well-prepared for the future.
On Monday, the largest city in Vermont announced that it now has 100% renewable energy — from biomass, wind, hydro — to meet the needs of its 42,000 residents.
It actually makes economic sense


wow… now if the rest of the world could follow maybe humanity won’t kill itself 

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I LIVE IN VERMONT THIS IS SO FUCKING BIG AND HUGE AND IMPORTANT EVERYBODY SHOULD COPY BURLINGTON IT’S SUCH A GREAT CITY WE SHOULD ALL HAVE A GIANT PARTY THERE

burlington is wonderful and i would like to live there

circuitsmaximus:

teroknortailor:

earthserenity:

micdotcom:

Burlington, Vt., just became the first city to go completely renewable 

With electricity prices rising across the country at the fastest pace in years, the city of Burlington, Vt., looks well-prepared for the future.

On Monday, the largest city in Vermont announced that it now has 100% renewable energy — from biomass, wind, hydro — to meet the needs of its 42,000 residents.

It actually makes economic sense

wow… now if the rest of the world could follow maybe humanity won’t kill itself 

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I LIVE IN VERMONT THIS IS SO FUCKING BIG AND HUGE AND IMPORTANT EVERYBODY SHOULD COPY BURLINGTON IT’S SUCH A GREAT CITY WE SHOULD ALL HAVE A GIANT PARTY THERE

burlington is wonderful and i would like to live there

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captashley:

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

oh my god

This is some scary shit, and the linked sources are legitimate news organizations (well, I don’t know how legitimate you can consider the Daily Mail, but the others are, though they do all seem to refer back to one South Korean paper citing an anonymous source). This story is a year old by the time this post hit my dash, but maybe still worth reblogging; as far as I know North Korea hasn’t changed its tactics in the past year.  However, I was puzzled when I didn’t see the above photo in this post in any of those articles.  I did a google reverse image search and discovered that the picture is (a) from 2011, so not associated with this mass execution event, and (b) actually of North Koreans mourning the death of previous dictator Kim Jong Il.  Go to this article to see. 
I understand that with North Korea being so horrifically oppressive we don’t necessarily have photos to illustrate every news story that comes out of there, but that’s no excuse for using a photo of a completely different situation (almost an opposite situation—the pictured people are mourning their dictator, not for the victims of the regime) with no labeling.  I don’t want to take away too much from the main point of this post, which is the tragic death of a lot of people, many for the smallest of crimes.  That’s the important and truly awful bit.  However, I think it’s worth saying that you should do better than a dictatorship by actually reporting the news honestly.

captashley:

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

oh my god

This is some scary shit, and the linked sources are legitimate news organizations (well, I don’t know how legitimate you can consider the Daily Mail, but the others are, though they do all seem to refer back to one South Korean paper citing an anonymous source). This story is a year old by the time this post hit my dash, but maybe still worth reblogging; as far as I know North Korea hasn’t changed its tactics in the past year.  However, I was puzzled when I didn’t see the above photo in this post in any of those articles.  I did a google reverse image search and discovered that the picture is (a) from 2011, so not associated with this mass execution event, and (b) actually of North Koreans mourning the death of previous dictator Kim Jong Il.  Go to this article to see. 

I understand that with North Korea being so horrifically oppressive we don’t necessarily have photos to illustrate every news story that comes out of there, but that’s no excuse for using a photo of a completely different situation (almost an opposite situation—the pictured people are mourning their dictator, not for the victims of the regime) with no labeling.  I don’t want to take away too much from the main point of this post, which is the tragic death of a lot of people, many for the smallest of crimes.  That’s the important and truly awful bit.  However, I think it’s worth saying that you should do better than a dictatorship by actually reporting the news honestly.

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[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

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msjayjustice:

Captains Marvel! and Ms Marvel! I was so happy to finally get a photo with some of my favorite people in these costumes!

Carol Danvers is bellechere
Monica Rambeau is  Jay Justice
Kamala Khan is blackflame16 

Both photos are by patloika 

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Reblog if you have read fan fiction better than some published books

neverrwhere:

shazrolane:

desert-neon:

bumblegabe:

Help me prove a point

I have never reblogged anything faster.

Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics

You have no idea how many

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musewhipped:

0hfaithful:

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE THING OH MY GOD

Pretty sure that cat is using its magical powers to turn the plants around itself orange for camouflage. Yup, that’s it.

They say Aslan is on the move.

haveahiddles:

musewhipped:

0hfaithful:

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE THING OH MY GOD

Pretty sure that cat is using its magical powers to turn the plants around itself orange for camouflage. Yup, that’s it.

They say Aslan is on the move.

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God, you’re good. You are mind-blowingly close to this. How do you do it? You’re a triple impostor, I’ve never seen anything like it. Is there anything real about you? Do you even speak Latin?

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bakerstreetbabes:

colinbakerstreet:

She just wants to go home, Mycroft.

Anthea appreciation life.