Let me tell you some things about this bitch. This is a mantis shrimp. This thing is 6 - 12 inches and as you can see, it’s all colorful and shit. Mantis shrimp have 16 cones which means it has 13 more cones than humans. So these things can see things we don’t even know exist. They could see so many different colors and possibly could have different senses like when some animals can see heat. These bitches are pretty bad ass because their claws move so fast the water literally boils around it. They’re also so strong that aquariums aren’t usually allowed to have them because if they hit the glass it will shatter and it will eat all the other fish/snails. When the mantis shrimp strikes it’s food you can see light and steam being made from how fast it’s claws can move. The claws move as fast as a bullet being shot out of a 22 caliber rifle even though it’s underwater.
This is the only thing I’ve learned all year in biology and I thought it was cool.
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
I love this woman.
Victoria amazonica is a species of flowering plant, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies. It is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin.
The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water’s surface on a submerged stalk, 7 - 8 m in length.
The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
Today will be beautiful, even with the hangover and lack of sleep!!!