April212014

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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April82014

ATTENTION GERMAN FOLLOWERS

dr-horrible-in-the-tardis:

THERE HAS BEEN A CHLORIC GAS LEAK IN A CHEMICAL FAKTORY IN NIEDERKASSEL- IF YOU LIVE THERE OR IN THIS AREA AND HAVE NOT BEEN INFORMED YET: CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS AND DO NOT GO OUTSIDE. CHLORINE GAS IS REALLY DAMAGING FOR YOUR LUNGS AND HEALTH AND CAN BE DEADLY. PLEASE BE SAFE.

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April62014
5PM
3PM
“I hope my kids never have trouble taking basic care of themselves like brushing their teeth or hair.
I hope my kids never feel the need to touch things a certain amount of times.
I hope my kids never get anxious when thinking about going outside where people are.
I hope my kids never have to hide their childhood from their lovers.
I hope my kids never have to be terrified of delusions and hallucinations.
I hope my kids never skip meals.
I hope my kids never fear anything so much that they burst into tears.
I hope my kids never have to learn the hard way that not everyone is looking out for your best interest.
I hope my kids never have to struggle to do a basic math problem.
I hope my kids never have to learn to cope with being manic.
I hope my kids never understand mental illness.
But if they are my own, they will.” Anonymous (via hugdrugsnotboys)

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1PM

black-quadrant:

surround yourself with people who

  • praise you because they mean it
  • don’t want anything but your company
  • do their best to understand you
  • you feel like you can confront if you need to
  • (know they can confront you lovingly in turn)
  • make you feel comfortable
  • stick with you through good and bad times
  • are positive influences on your everyday life

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April52014

gypsystevie:

ppl who constantly radiate bad vibes are so exhausting like how are you always so that way

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8PM
6PM

cerpaldi:

This is an amazing site for calming down after a panic attack or to get your mind off of anxieties, basically you just make sand art with your mouse. Highly recommend

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5PM

I don’t believe in no-win scenarios

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