Like all living things, humans are bio­luminescent (meaning we glow) – We glow brightest during the afternoon. weirdinteresting & funny facts


i’ve been staring at this for like 5 minutes. so.. what. i don’t think people glow. but this is telling me that we actually emit visible light.. especially in the afternoon?? am i reading this right or what

"all living things" plants. when do the plants glow

science side of tumblr pls

I’m not from the science side of tumblr, but here’s the answer anyways:

 Basically, all living things are bioluminescent because every living thing has chemical reactions occurring in their cells. The energy created from these chemical reactions physically manifests as light, thus… all living things naturally glow.

 However, this glow cannot be seen by the human eye. In fact, the only way they’ve ever captured this light is through special cameras. Using these ultra special cameras, they’ve imaged subjects’ bodies over 24 hour periods. It has been found out that humans emit the most of this glow during the afternoon (about 4 PM), it is the weakest in the morning (about 10 AM), and the brightest light is emitted from the cheeks, neck, and forehead.

The light is about a thousand times weaker than what humans can perceive.

 Basically, it’s a side effect of metabolic reactions. It’s been suspected that humans are bioluminescent for years, but they weren’t able to confirm it until recently thanks to technology and a man named Masaki Kobayashi from the Tohoku Institute of Technology.


10/10 explaination

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overal 10/10

you are now offiicially from the science side of tumblr.

and thank you

euclase2 replied to your photo “Ok tumblr friends, I need advice on what to do with my hair next. ”

why not your natural color? or maybe a bit darker?

Hmmmm, that is a good thought. I’m not feeling like going super short atm so I guess I’d have to find a similar semi-permanent dye, something close to this:


On this day in 1996, The Spice Girls released their debut single “Wannabe.” 


Ok tumblr friends, I need advice on what to do with my hair next. 


When all the rainy pavement lead to you,

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"The trend of labeling women “crazy” is part of the culture that socializes women to go along to get along. When women are told over and over again that they’re not allowed to feel the way they feel and that they’re being “unreasonable” or “oversensitive”, they’re conditioned to not trust their own emotions. Their behavior – being assertive, even demanding or standing up for how they feel – becomes an “inconvenience” to men and they’re taught not to give offense and to consider the feelings of others before their own."
- On Labeling Women “Crazy” | Paging Dr. NerdLove - Part 2 (via brutereason)

fairtradehoney replied to your photo “Vegetarian poutine & Sun King beer. Loving Indy so far.”

you know who has good poutine?? canada. just sayin’.

*moves to canada for nia and poutine*

I…just realized that poutine photo posted from Saturday? Love mobile blogging. Love it.

Vegetarian poutine & Sun King beer. Loving Indy so far.

Anonymous: you don't need to put your pronoun on your page if you're cis 

Hi friend! Thanks for your comment. I’ve been told by non-cis friends that having it there is helpful to them, and I tend to listen to them regarding pronouns and surrounding issues.

I know that individual people have different opinions, though! If something I say or do is hurting you please let me know; while I try to do the right thing I certainly can and do make mistakes frequently.