Mollusca gone wild

or at least tried it

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That same day white jurors giggled while Mrs. Mary Ruth Reed, a pregnant black sharecropper, testified that Lewis Medlin, a white mechanic, attempted to rape her in front of her five children. In an effort to get help, she scooped up her youngest child and ran across a field. Medlin knocked her down and pummeled her until a neighbor finally heard her screams and called the police. In court, Medlin’s attorney argued that he had been drinking and was “just having a little fun.” Then, turning to the white jurors, the attorney pointed to the woman sitting next to Medlin. “You see this pure white woman, this pure flower of life?” he said. “… This is Medlin’s wife … Do you think he would have left this pure flower, God’s greatest gift,” he asked, “for THAT?” Reed burst into tears as the jury broke for deliberation. Less than ten minutes later they returned a not guilty verdict.

At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire, p. 42 (via inlovewiththepractice)

Disgusting.

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it is disgusting

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fossilera:

This is a spectacular fossil club urchin from the Cretaceous near Talsint, Morocco. It’s about 3 inches across including the clubs. While most people are familiar with urchins having sharp spines different varieties had many types of ornamentation. When the urchin died these clubs an spines fairly quickly fall off prior to fossilization. The clubs where carefully removed from the surrounding rock, and remounted to the body of the urchin to create a life-like representation of the animal. You can see a number of impressions around the urchin from where some of these clubs originally were preserved. 
For sale at: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/spectacular-fossil-club-urchin-morocco

fossilera:

This is a spectacular fossil club urchin from the Cretaceous near Talsint, Morocco. It’s about 3 inches across including the clubs. 

While most people are familiar with urchins having sharp spines different varieties had many types of ornamentation. When the urchin died these clubs an spines fairly quickly fall off prior to fossilization. The clubs where carefully removed from the surrounding rock, and remounted to the body of the urchin to create a life-like representation of the animal. You can see a number of impressions around the urchin from where some of these clubs originally were preserved. 

For sale at: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/spectacular-fossil-club-urchin-morocco

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angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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