burntcandycorn:

littlebluecaboose:

cosmictuesdays:

frenchie-fries:

vergess:

boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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(Reblogged from sarahttaylor)

People
are not
rain
or
snow
or autumn
leaves;

they
do not
look
beautiful
when
they
fall

Nav K  (via navk)
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sarahtaylordesign:

Colour Experimentation on a logo for a (fake) music festival. Feedback would be greatly appreciated. :)

Favourite one is the blue/teal(?) one in the centre of the bottom row. What feedback are you looking for?

(Reblogged from sarahttaylor)

Zero patience for my brothers’ utter bullshit today. Of course as the oldest I got shit for being irritated about being called names and getting told that I “better be wearing shorts under that dress.” My stepbrother got so drunk that, aside from shouting as if he were deaf, he spilt wine and milk on the table followed by coffee on his shoulder.

So glad to be home by myself, not glad that I have to try and refocus on stats. I don’t want to write this exam tomorrow.

Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
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bunny-bo:

ghost-anus:

have you ever met someone on the internet that you liked so much that you sometimes sit there and think “oh man there are people who are lucky enough to see this person IN THE FLESH ON A REGULAR BASIS and I wonder if they realize how LUCKY they are”

Do you ever wonder if people think that about you?

(Reblogged from speakinglittle)

behindsuchgreeneyes:

Me and my mutual followers that never seem to actually talk but we like and reblog each other’s posts:

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(Reblogged from cosmopoliticalidealist)
Apparently dealing with PMS while freaking out about exams (and life) translates to the worst junk cravings and sweet tooth ever.   In related news, Spaz has tried to make it his job to get fur in my bowl of ice cream.

Apparently dealing with PMS while freaking out about exams (and life) translates to the worst junk cravings and sweet tooth ever.   In related news, Spaz has tried to make it his job to get fur in my bowl of ice cream.

jaredhower:

i hate when i wear a skirt or dress somewhere and people ask me why i’m dressed so fancy like i don’t need an occasion to free my legs from the constraints of pants thank you very much

(Source: grantaired)

(Reblogged from speakinglittle)

Making goulash (basically a really peppery beef stew that is way easier than I expected) and I washed my hands a million times but apparently onion juice got on the tops of the backs of my hands without my knowing. Then I rubbed my eyes and they started burning. Classic.