19 August 2014
Out of Sight
This might make you want to wash your hands. One in ten of us has at some point swallowed eggs from Toxocara – a roundworm carried by dogs and cats that causes the commonest parasitic infection in industrialised countries. Children are most at risk because the parasite’s eggs find their way into humans on unwashed hands and foods after lying dormant in soil fouled by dog poo. Around one in four sandpits – irresistible to pets too – is contaminated. Mostly, the parasite dies before it can inflict harm. But it can also seriously damage our sight if it reaches the eyes, where it wreaks havoc on the retina by causing it to peel-off or fold (top left and right), or by spinning opaque veils across the clear gel that maintains the shape of the eye-ball (bottom). Although laser surgery and vitrectomy offer effective treatments, prevention through good hygiene is better than cure.
Written by Tristan Farrow
Adapted from image by Seong Joon Ahn and colleagues
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
Originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 4.0)
Research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, June 2014
that’s it. that’s the movie
I’ve just realised how much they’re mirroring each other. In the first gif they even blink at the same time. And in the second Toothless snarls a lil bit in the same way that hiccup shows his teeth.
I swear this movie…
Oh my god look at the positions of their arms.
you know when you ask your sister to get you some gummy candy but you really mean SOUR gummy candy so when she comes home with your gummy bears you are very disappointed and forget them in the sun and then they congeal into one single 990 calorie gummy rectangle and you spend 10 minutes cutting it out of the bag so you can take a picture for the internet
ah yes. my gender is blue with pink leg
so this is killing me cause my mind immediately thought.
and this is why im not allowed to be part of actual serious discussions.
i DONT UNDERSTAND THIS AT ALL I KEEP IMAGINING
I feel particularly close to this one:
THIS POST GET’S MORE FUCKIN HILARIOUS EVERY TIME I SEE IT!
I made a thing aswell.
I really wish that we got some Valka/Astrid interaction, but for now I like to imagine that Valka grows to treat Astrid as the daughter she never had and Astrid is all “OMG SENPAI”
A guy once told my lesbian friend that being a lesbian is a huge turn off for guys and that she’ll never find a boyfriend.
The Ladies of Captain America: The Winter Soldier