Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides (via larmoyante)
Rate My Professor.
Thumru the tabla-playing robot, invented by University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Prof Prakash Persad and his team - See more at: http://www.guardian.co.tt/archives/features/life/2009/01/25/robot-masters-tabla
This is absolutely amazingg
Well, here goes nothing. My debut EP unleashed on the internet.
"Come one, come all! See the Bearded Lady and Werewolf Boy!"
Excess hair, especially on women, has a long history of sideshow exploitation (and legitimate employment) and has several possible causes.
Meaning “extra hair growth from birth”, congenital hypertrichosis is a very rare condition, but is also X-linked dominant, in several cases. When an affected female has a child, there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be affected, and when an affected male has a child, they’ll be affected by the mutation 100% of the time. Interestingly, there are several mutations known to cause congenital hypertrichosis, but they’re all X-linked.
These forms of hypertrichosis appear after birth, and are most often caused by a reaction to medication, eating disorders, and internal malignancies (cancer). The most common form of acquired hypertrichosis is the coating of lanugo (soft insulating hair most often found on preterm infants) in anorexia nervosa patients. This extra hair will fall off naturally once the body begins to receive regular proper nutrition again.
This is not a form of hypertrichosis, but some “bearded ladies” have had the condition known as “hirsutism”. Hirsutism is not a disease in and of itself, but is a symptom, where increased androgen sensitivity in women causes terminal hair growth in areas where vellus hairs normally grow - most notably the face and chest.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of hirsutism, and is what the sideshow lady Annie Jones had. Obesity, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, ovarian tumors, and type 2 diabetes can also cause excess androgenic hair. Of course, treating the underlying condition is the optimal way to reduce hirsutism, but many conditions that cause it can only be treated.
There are several medications that can be taken to reduce the levels of this hair growth, but as they’re all hormone-based and somewhat riddled with side-effects, most women who have hirsutism will opt for hair removal, instead. Or they’ll embrace it, like Harnaam Kaur!
Before I could even understand the colours.
She warned that people’s hues and tones
Will change from warm to cold.
I was the blind fool that thought,
Everyone was beautiful
interpretations (via brownpeopleproblems)
Me trying to save my academic career
Vincent Van Gogh (via comatosechild)
thick thigh squad
i am too young to have this many embarrassing memories
That post about a woman killing her 5-year-old daughter’s rapist in Jharkhand, India - you all need to understand that in that part of India, the legal system does not exist. The police are either corrupt and in line with the criminals or are too afraid to act against them. Yes, vigilantism is bad but when the police/legal system do jackshit for you and the criminals are literally happily walking free with the system’s blessings, then thats the only option.
A troubled teen in his early 30s