Milkyway Cafe is in Ikebukuro—it’s a star themed cafe that is also well known for really cute parfaits

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Dressed in Bikinis, chilling in a mahjong world!  

Are you staying at home and spending the whole day with A/C? Citizens in Chongqing in western China found a better way to beat the heat.

On Monday, Chongqing residents gathered together at a waterpark in Meixin Foreigner Street zone, to participate in a mahjong contest and cool-off. 

The idea was a wise one. 

On the same day, the Chongqing observatory released an “orange heat alert”, reporting temperature at 37 Celsius or above within a 24-hours in several areas of Chongqing.


1st Astronauts Belka Strelka Space Dogs Rocket Shtof JUG Porcelain Gzhel (eBayから)

Usagi Hairstyle




So cute! You know, I’ve never tried giving myself hair buns like Usagi’s. I should try it one day. Lord knows I have enough hair to do it. 

I’d like to give credit to the original artist, who I’ve sourced back to being stripedmeerkat, but please do correct me if I’m wrong!

I did this once when I still had long hair! My hair is super thick so it was marginally difficult, but totally worth doing.


In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines…

A linguist walks into a bar





Two scientists walk into a bar:

"I’ll have an H2O."

"I’ll have an H2O, too."

The bartender gives them both water because he is able to distinguish the boundary tones that dictate the grammatical function of homonyms in coda position as well as pragmatic context.

Q. Two linguists walk into a bar. Which was the specialist in contextually-indicated deixis and anaphoric reference resolution strategies?

A. The other one.

A linguistics professor walks into a bar and asks for a martini.

"Don’t you mean a martinus?" asks the bartender, who has heard this joke before.

"No," says the linguist. "When a word is borrowed into another language it takes on the inflectional patterns of the target language, rather than the source language."

Another linguist walks in with his two pet octopi.  The two linguists fight while the octopi enjoy a pair of martinuses.



Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

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to join the black parade


to join the black parade

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