Random Acts of Geekness

Miscellaneous outbursts from a very eclectic mind with a twisted sense of humour.

sixpenceee:

okay, you’ve probably seen this around on tumblr, and read somewhere along the lines of “THIS IS SOMEONE DYING WHILE HAVING AN MRI SCAN”
well. that’s NOT true. this gif is from the Walking Dead, a t.v show. No one actually died while having an MRI scan.
BUT what is true, is that this could be a representation of what actually happens. 
Researchers planted electrodes in 6 mice, and then killed them afterwards by injecting them with poison. What they found is that immediately after their heart’s stopped beating, there was a surge of brain activity. For 30 entire seconds, there was continuous, heightened brain activity. Their brain suddenly seemed to go into overdrive, showing all the hallmarks not only of consciousness but a kind of hyperconsciousness.
Here’s a source: X

FWIW, when my 20+ year old cat, Walter, passed away a few months ago, I think this happened to him.  I had held him most of the day, and he was nearing the end, so I got my stethoscope to check his heartbeat.  His heart slowed, then nearly stopped, then there was this amazing rush of something like thunder roaring in my ears. It was like the passage of a tornado or something, and I think it was his spirit leaving his body. Amazing experience.

sixpenceee:

okay, you’ve probably seen this around on tumblr, and read somewhere along the lines of “THIS IS SOMEONE DYING WHILE HAVING AN MRI SCAN”

well. that’s NOT true. this gif is from the Walking Dead, a t.v show. No one actually died while having an MRI scan.

BUT what is true, is that this could be a representation of what actually happens. 

Researchers planted electrodes in 6 mice, and then killed them afterwards by injecting them with poison. What they found is that immediately after their heart’s stopped beating, there was a surge of brain activity. For 30 entire seconds, there was continuous, heightened brain activity. Their brain suddenly seemed to go into overdrive, showing all the hallmarks not only of consciousness but a kind of hyperconsciousness.

Here’s a source: X

FWIW, when my 20+ year old cat, Walter, passed away a few months ago, I think this happened to him.  I had held him most of the day, and he was nearing the end, so I got my stethoscope to check his heartbeat.  His heart slowed, then nearly stopped, then there was this amazing rush of something like thunder roaring in my ears. It was like the passage of a tornado or something, and I think it was his spirit leaving his body. Amazing experience.

(via sixpenceee)

PLEASE REBLOG THIS IF YOU ARE A SHERLOCK FAN AND HAVE READ MORE THAN ONE OF THE STORIES

Ok, so maybe I’m old-fashioned, but how can people get through life without having read the stories? I own a couple of copies of the complete works, one annotated and illustrated.  Plus, the collection on my Kindle.

(Source: brunette-headedleague, via mildredandbobbin)

geekygothgirl:

kat-howard:

dbvictoria:

Shakespearean insults, with cats.

7 more here.

I did not realize how very perfect cats were at delivering Shakespeare’s insults until now.

This might be the best thing EVER. I know I say that a lot BUT SHAKESPEAREAN INSULTS AND CATS, YOU GUYS. 

And, bonus! Pic #3 is of Raistlin and Caramon (RIP, boys) who were the inspiration for Mel Hynes’ Two Lumps comic! twolumps.net  

If you donated money to DashCon and want a refund the deadline to request one is TOMORROW.

kitsunecoffee:

favabean05:

They gave three days notice. -_-

Don’t want anyone to miss out on refunds because they to sneak the deadline within their giant statement.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS LIKE CRAZY

By now, this means TODAY! I’m presuming that means the 19th?

(via nativepeopleproblems)

pinkmeeup:

palegem:

Men want us to kiss them with beards, suck their dicks and kiss their balls with pubes, hug them with hairy arm pits, intwine our legs with hairy thighs, but if women have one hair on our body that isn’t on our head it’s disgusting

Reblog Everytime

Hellz, yeah.

(via standardwhore)

freshmountains:

"i wish i had a british accent"

ah yes, the british accentimage

the singular british accent

This! I used to have a set of records with examples of all the various accents of the UK, for actors to refer to.  Wish I still had them.

(via consultingfangeeks)

ohnoproblems:

xekstrin:

crash-mcbarason:

crash-mcbarason:

PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE LIZARDS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THESE LIZARDS

"The New Mexico whiptail lizard is a crossbreed of a western whiptail which lives in the desert and the little striped whiptail that favours grasslands. The lizard is a female-only species that reproduces by producing an egg through parthenogenesis. Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname "lesbian lizards"."

peOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LESBIAN LIZARDS?


and people say humans are the most superior and intelligent organism on the planet, get real

Ah, New Mexico, you never cease to amaze me.

capslockapocalypse:

capslockapocalypse:

could one of you dO me a fAvor and dATE thIs pUDGY, WELL-DRESSED, ROMANTIC ASSHOLE BECAUSE HES B R E A K I N G MY HEART OVER HERE TALKING ABOUT PROM. ACTUALLY NO DO Y O U R S E L F a favor. I CAN GUARANTEE HE’LL HOLD YOU AND SING ‘MISTY MOUNTAINS COLD’ PERFECTLY ON KEY UNTIL YOU FALL ASLEEP. HE HAS BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH STYLE CURLS AND A DEEP VOICE AND HE’S SO TINY HE’LL FIT IN YOUR POCKET. HE’LL QUOTE THE HOBBIT OR BO BURNHAM OR SHAKESPEARE AT THE DROP OF A HAT. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HE’S THE SWEETEST THING EVER. he’s a self conscious potato and this one girl he likes sO MUCH only thinks of him as a friend and he’s killing me over here. he lp

no no dont just ‘like’ this, reblog it
reblog this adorable piece of shit show the WORLD how frustratingly sweet this stupid butthead is

Wow, this guy is a real life Samwise Gamgee. Wish I’d known one like him when I was in high school.  Alas, those days are long past. My young friends, do not miss the chance I can never have!

“MAKE ME REGRET PUTTING THIS UP BY BEING CURIOUS AND ASKING ME QUESTIONS.”

—   

1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
2. Are you outgoing or shy?
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
4. Are you easy to get along with?
5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
15. What good thing happened this summer?
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
19. Do you like bubble baths?
20. Do you like your neighbors?
21. What are you bad habits?
22. Where would you like to travel?
23. Do you have trust issues?
24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
26. What do you do when you wake up?
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
28. Who are you most comfortable around?
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
30. Do you ever want to get married?
31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
33. Spell your name with your chin.
34. Do you play sports? What sports?
35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
37. What do you say during awkward silences?
38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
40. What do you want to do after high school?
41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean?
43. Do you smile at strangers?
44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
46. What are you paranoid about?
47. Have you ever been high?
48. Have you ever been drunk?
49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
51. Ever wished you were someone else?
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
53. Favourite makeup brand?
54. Favourite store?
55. Favourite blog?
56. Favourite colour?
57. Favourite food?
58. Last thing you ate?
59. First thing you ate this morning?
60. Ever won a competition? For what?
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
62. Been arrested? For what?
63. Ever been in love?
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
65. Are you hungry right now?
66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends?
67. Facebook or Twitter?
68. Twitter or Tumblr?
69. Are you watching tv right now?
70. Names of your bestfriends?
71. Craving something? What?
72. What colour are your towels?
72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
75. Favourite animal?
76. What colour is your underwear?
77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
80. What colour pants?
81. Favourite tv show?
82. Favourite movie?
83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
87. First person you talked to today?
88. Last person you talked to today?
89. Name a person you hate?
90. Name a person you love?
91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
92. In a fight with someone?
93. How many sweatpants do you have?
94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
95. Last movie you watched?
96. Favourite actress?
97. Favourite actor?
98. Do you tan a lot?
99. Have any pets?
100. How are you feeling?
101. Do you type fast?
102. Do you regret anything from your past?
103. Can you spell well?
104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
107. Have you ever been on a horse?
108. What should you be doing?
109. Is something irritating you right now?
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
111. Do you have trust issues?
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
113. What was your childhood nickname?
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
115. Do you play the Wii?
116. Are you listening to music right now?
117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
118. Do you like Chinese food?
119. Favourite book?
120. Are you afraid of the dark?
121. Are you mean?
122. Is cheating ever okay?
123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
125. Do you believe in true love?
126. Are you currently bored?
127. What makes you happy?
128. Would you change your name?
129. What your zodiac sign?
130. Do you like subway?
131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
133. Favourite lyrics right now?
134. Can you count to one million?
135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
137. How tall are you?
138. Curly or Straight hair?
139. Brunette or Blonde?
140. Summer or Winter?
141. Night or Day?
142. Favourite month?
143. Are you a vegetarian?
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
145. Tea or Coffee?
146. Was today a good day?
147. Mars or Snickers?
148. What’s your favourite quote?
149. Do you believe in ghosts?
150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page?  (via colemeister)

(Apologies in advance for any utterly boring answers.)

(Source: catscuddlingandyou, via onenerdtorulethem)

old tumblr fuckers where you at?

epicene-ster:

recidivae:

professorfangirl:

esterbrook:

moonblossom:

roane72:

magesmagesmages:

ouyangdan:

toastybluetwo:

odiedragon:

jeshala:

brightlightgirl:

chickgonebad:

zero-credibility:

curiouslyhigh:

30+…

48 here, gonna turn 49…holy crap, next month??!!  Damn, and I’m still 4 cats shy of Crazy Cat Lady!