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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Posted on 24th Apr at 3:28 AM, with 181,595 notes
reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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reallifescomedyrelief:

viforcontrol:

beautifuloutlier:

gwydtheunusual:

too—weird-to-live:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:

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Posted on 23rd Apr at 8:55 PM, with 289,425 notes
"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."
Tyrion Lannister (via yominokuni)
Posted on 23rd Apr at 8:52 PM, with 104,709 notes
stunningpicture:

Subway ticket machine in Moscow accepts 30 squats as its payment.
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stunningpicture:

Subway ticket machine in Moscow accepts 30 squats as its payment.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 8:51 PM, with 544,886 notes
Message me 1 thing you want to know about me.
Posted on 23rd Apr at 8:51 PM, with 6,582 notes
GO ON ANON AND ASK ME THE MOST AWKWARD QUESTION YOU CAN THINK OF.

askboxmemes:

IF I CAN’T PUBLISH IT, YOU WIN.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 8:49 PM, with 315,285 notes

talkmagically:

braydaaan:

do you ever just realise you’re almost an adult and you have no money 

I’m already an adult and I have no money.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 7:44 PM, with 183,230 notes
railroadsoftware:

holograsm:

what do i focus on here

try focusing on making you life and the lives of your loved ones better each and every day 
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railroadsoftware:

holograsm:

what do i focus on here

try focusing on making you life and the lives of your loved ones better each and every day 

Posted on 23rd Apr at 7:31 PM, with 193 notes
"Lights getting dimmer means sit down. SIT DOWN."
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