Shake Parade

Eurasian. Adelaide, Aus.

I'm 25 going on 15, and have an unhealthy obsession with bikes, boards, tats, books and classical history. A weird mix, I know. Which pretty much sums me up.


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  • donrickles:

    Johnny Carson gets too much of the old-school late night praise. All of the cool kids know The Dick Cavett Show is really where it’s at.

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  • "I opened my door for you and you came in and burned my house down."

    my lungs are filling with smoke but i cant leave (via insanosylum)


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  • "The very thing about Helen that made the majority of ancient authors recoil- her liberty, physicality and initiative- may have helped to give Spartan girls a sense of themselves. Helen of Sparta was not a femme fatale but a role-model, thought to occupy the most sacred percents of the rich Spartan lands."
    Bettany Hughes, Helen of Troy (via classicsreader)

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  • "The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say : “Here is your home country.”"

    Nizar Qabbani

    ah, so true

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  • "I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away."
    Sue Monk Kidd (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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  • vh1:

    Damn… Waka wise. 

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  • tehhufflepuffcompanion:

    Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

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  • griseus:

    USING LIVING FISH TO STUDY ANCIENT EVOLUTIONARY CHANGES: How plasticity works in evolution race

    Ambitious experimental and morphological studies of a modern fish show how developmental flexibility may have helped early ‘fishapods’ to make the transition from finned aquatic animals to tetrapods that walk on land.

    The origin of tetrapods from their fish antecedents, approximately 400 million years ago, was coupled with the origin of terrestrial locomotion and the evolution of supporting limbs. Polypterus is a ray-finned fish (actinopterygians) and is pretty similar to elpistostegid fishes, which are stem tetrapods. Polypterus therefore serves as an extant analogue of stem tetrapods, allowing us to examine how developmental plasticity affects the ‘terrestrialization’ of fish. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might have taken place when fish first made the move from sea to land over 400 million years ago? putting a fish walking on land.
    To find out exactly what might have happened when aquatic animals first moved to land, Researchers took 111 juvenile Polypterus senegalus a fish species that goes by the common name Senegal bichir, or “dinosaur eel" — and raised them for eight months in a terrestrial environment. This environment consisted of mesh flooring covered in pebbles and just 3 millimeters of water — a precaution that, combined with water misters, prevented the fish from drying out. The researchers also formed a control group using 38 fish growing up in their usual aquatic environment.

    Dinosaur eels also have gills, but they breathe at the surface regularly to increase their oxygen supply. They also occasionally use their fins to walk on land. Results raise the possibility that environmentally induced developmental plasticity facilitated the origin of the terrestrial traits that led to tetrapods.

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