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skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

(via thescientificuseofimagination)

leading-blind-bats:

thedarklordsay10:

priestlyandtish:

drunkenspeecheson-sobriety:

reblogging again because it’s absolutely incredible

important as fuck

can i put this on my refrigerator

I’m tapping this inside my locker and my room and looking at it everyday, this needs to be seen.

leading-blind-bats:

thedarklordsay10:

priestlyandtish:

drunkenspeecheson-sobriety:

reblogging again because it’s absolutely incredible

important as fuck

can i put this on my refrigerator

I’m tapping this inside my locker and my room and looking at it everyday, this needs to be seen.

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mydollyaviana:

The musical number "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" includes cameos by various historical characters from the time including Maurice Chevalier, Sigmund Freud, Charles A. Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, Claude Monet, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, and Gertrude Stein.

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jaimesvoice:

brothers.

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Lauren Aquilina King
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206823 Plays

Just touch these two strands together and the Daleks are finished. Have I that right?

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the-bucky-barnes:

myth66:

the-bucky-barnes:

myth66:

the-bucky-barnes:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Recess Break - Bucky, Natasha and Tony.

TONY WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONY GET OFF THE KIDS SWING TONY THATS A BAD IDEA 



SEE WHAT DID I TELL YOU TONY DAGNABBIT TONY ONE JOB

#shut up you’re all just jealous of my perfect form and flawless dismount
Sure we are, Stark. 

the-bucky-barnes:

myth66:

the-bucky-barnes:

myth66:

the-bucky-barnes:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Recess Break - Bucky, Natasha and Tony.

TONY WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONY GET OFF THE KIDS SWING TONY THATS A BAD IDEA 

SEE WHAT DID I TELL YOU TONY DAGNABBIT TONY ONE JOB

#shut up you’re all just jealous of my perfect form and flawless dismount

Sure we are, Stark. 

(via seriesandsexinthesouth)

owlapin:

hay-needle:

Do you slip it on him tail first?

nah i just hold it open and he crawls in

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I knew [In The Flesh] was a beautiful, beautiful, original script. Beautifully written and it was very original and different from anything else., I knew that. But I didn’t quite expect the following it would gain around the world and stuff. That’s totally mad and really exciting.

(Source: starwinter, via morgrana)