Ddcorzo's Randomness

Just random things all the time...

“ La douleur passe, la beauté restée ”

—    Renoir (2013)


 Libellula ænea (Metallic Dragon fly) 1804-1806 by James Sowerby (1757-1822).      

 Source - The British miscellany  or coloured figures of new rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author.

Image and text NYPL Digital Gallery.  

(via scientificillustration)

“ It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. ”

—    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (via squares)

Wisdom of the day - É nobreza fazer boné - it’s noble to take your hat off (to someone’s achievement)

Brazil is a bit hipster too


Dinosaur adventure at a museum I’ve lived two blocks from for two years and never visited #museumofnaturalhistory #upperwestside #dinosaur #nyc

(via ieffinglovedinosaurs)


And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).


(via diy)




I think pinky and her fish are my favourite pair so far. They just seem to get each other.