Brooklyn Supreme a Belgian Draft stallion foaled in 1928 measured 19.2 hands and weighed 3,200 pounds. “Brookie” wore a 40-inch collar and boasted a girth measurement of 10 feet, 2 inches around. It took 30 inches of iron for each of his horseshoes.
"Anybody can accept O- ..and AB can accept anything.." i guess nothing about life is fair..
I have B neg and taht’s fucking unlucky blood i guess fukc this shit yo
I have no idea what my blood type is. I want to find out, but I’m kind of embarrassed. Like, do I just say to my doctor, “Uh, by the way, what’s my blood type?”
My mom’s O-, but she always refused to give blood. Then she was diagnosed with hemochromatosis, and now she has to give blood every six weeks. The system works!
That exactly. Unless you’re dealing with a specialist, it should be right there on your charts. And don’t be embarrassed. If anything, your doctor will be (or should be) pleased that you’re taking an interest in your body.
Or, if you’re healthy, go donate blood. They’ll grouse at you for doing that, but barring an unpleasant surprise you still get your answer and they still get your blood.
KILL IT. KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT!! THOSE LITTLE SHITS ARE EVIL! KILL IT!
I DID! THOSE THINGS BITE AND THEY KILL LADYBUGS AND BRING ABOUT THE RUIN OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BEARING PLANTS!
are you talking about the ladybug or the hand
That is NOT a ladybug, bro. NOT A LADYBUG. IT IS AN ASIAN BEETLE AND IT IS PURE EVIL! Of course I am talking about the bug. The hand is fine. Unless it has slain puppies and kittens, then it, too, may be evil. But, no. THE BUG OF SATAN. e-e They breed way too quickly and are choking out the north american Ladybug and they infest homes and cause all around problems… mostly because of how quickly they breed and how, in the fall, they swarm houses.
AND THEY BITE. e-e They are irritating little jerks! ”This species is widely considered to be one of the world’s most invasive insects, partly due to their tendency to overwinter indoors and the unpleasant odor and stain left by their bodily fluid when frightened or squashed, as well as their tendency to bite humans”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_axyridis
Everyone says they’re just like ladybugs but A LADYBUG HAS NEVER BITTEN ME.
Oh wow informative
HOLY HECK OKAY
So I don’t know this for sure but:
A few years ago, a HUGE swarm of what we thought were ladybugs at the time (I’m coming to realize that they were probably these Asian beetles) absolutely infested the area around my house. We couldn’t open our windows or doors during the LATE SUMMER for any period of time except to get in or out, and they still got in. I was too freaked to sleep in my own bed because I have a lot of windows in my room and I had seen a bunch of them crawling around inside.
When you went outside, they got in your hair and clothing and sometimes bit you. You had to wear sunglasses and keep your mouth closed or they would get in. Every crevice of the corner of our house was filled with thousands of them. It was HELL. To this day, ladybugs freak me out and if I see more than 2 in one area I start losing it. It’s entirely likely and possible, as far as I can tell, that the bugs that infested the area near our house were not ladybugs but were, in fact, Asian beetles such as the one in this picture.
So, as tumblr user oneoddobsession stated, KILL IT WITH FIRE. These things ruined my family’s fall and have ruined my appreciation of ladybugs. Plus, they ate all my pumpkins I had grown that year (*a single tear rolls down her cheek*). Don’t underestimate the power of bugs and insects, especially when they are alien to an area.
this is a great and informative post but are you telling me ladybugs literally have an evil twin
Minor peeve, but just because you don’t like it/it’s a nuisance doesn’t magically make it something else. All coccinellids are referred to as ladybugs, ladybirds, lady beetles, lady cows, and probably something else prefaced by the word “lady”.
Asian lady beetles are seriously annoying pests, but most lady beetles are really fierce predators. That’s a huge part of why the Asian lady beetle is such a serious competitor with the native populations in many areas. They can out-compete the natives for food (aphids, scale, etc.) and there aren’t many predators that will willingly eat them. They are also resistant to many diseases and apparently are still a major boon to the agriculture industry. Unfortunately, they stink and sometimes bite. They don’t eat much in the way of crops. I’m sorry for the loss of your pumpkins, sir or m’am, but I seriously doubt that’s what ate them (unless those plants were very, very young).
It occurs to me that everything I’m typing here is included in the Wiki article that was linked… *cough*
Incidentally, I think that’s actually a picture of a transverse lady beetle (Coccinella transversalis), not an Asian lady beetle.
Photo by JJ Harrison
Transverse lady beetles are very beneficial to agriculture and there don’t appear to be many (if any) reports of it biting people.
HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!
There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.
Along this line, Ken Burns made a great documentary on jazz. If you are at all interested in the subject, it’s worth tracking down.