1. Coca Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper?
2. Cats, dogs, horses, lizards or hamsters?
3. TV, cinema, computer, iPod or gaming console?
4. Rock, rap, pop, metal or punk?
5. Black, white, blue, red or green?
6. Salad, hamburger, ice cream, chips or fruit?
7. Kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school or college?
8. United States, Canada, Australia, France or England?
9. Swimming, fishing, tanning, theme parks or camping?
10. Snowball fights, snowmen, snow angels, sledding or ice skating?
11. English, math, science, history or art?
12. Gummy worms, lollipops, gum, chocolate bars or cotton candy?
13. Xbox 360, Gamecube, Playstation, Nintendo Wii or Handheld?
14. Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr, YouTube or Google?
15. Cute guys, tough guys, smart guys, hot guys or girls?
16. Flats, heels, uggs, flip flops or skater shoes?
17. Early morning, noon, early afternoon, late afternoon or evening?
18. Bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen or attic?
19. Face-to-face, home phone, cell phone, instant messenger or twitter?
20. Skinny jeans, flared jeans, capris, shorts or skirts?
21. T-shirt, hoodies, tank top, tube top or halter top?
22. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, Burger King or Dairy Queen?
23. Car, airplane, train, boat or walking?
24. Coffee, tea, water, milk or soda?
25. Drama, comedy, horror, action/adventure or thriller?
You know that moment when you’re reading a book and you just have to stop and bite your lip and squeal or sigh or close your eyes and wrinkle your nose and forehead and press the book against your heart and just like sit there and try to soak up the gorgeous literature via osmosis?
That’s my favorite part of reading.
|yuugi:||it has been 2/5/10 years since the love of my life left and i have a job i am good at but i hate bc my life is meaningless since high school ended also i'm married/engaged/bf to anzu even tho i secretly loathe her for no explained reason|
|*some mystic bullshit magic*|
|atem:||i came back from the dead to have sex w u here on this desk right now|
|atem:||also apparently the egyptian gods are pretty blasé about bringing ppl back to life, if you save the world and then mope for a while they'll do you a favor|
|yuugi:||w/e let's make out|
|anzu:||ATEm you'RE BACK|
|jounouchi:||also i am with kaiba|
|jounouchi:||everyone says he's still a dick but the only characteristic he shares with canon kaiba is in how he throws lots of money around|
|kaiba:||i also make lots of canine jokes about my lover|
|yuugi:||gtfo hoar i want a divorce/breakup/my ring back|
|anzu:||this is bullshit i'm out|
|yuugi:||also while u were gone ipods have been invented|
WRONG. Well a lot of that is anyways.
First of all, Ebola and West Nile Virus are two completely different viruses. Ebola is a class V agent in the Baltimore Classification scale(-ssRNA) while West Nile is a class IV (+ssRNA). Ebola also is very different in that it’s Biosafety Level is 4, or the highest one there is BECAUSE it’s so fatal and contagious, while West Nile sports a Biosafety Level of 3. The two also have completely different natural reservoirs (also known as carriers) while West Nile’s being largely mosquitoes and Ebola’s being we believe Fruit Bats (though for Ebola we are still largely unsure if that is definitively their NR).
Photographically they’re very different as well.
The Ebola Virus:
West Nile Virus:
You are right about it killing you very quickly but it’s not in 48 hours after catching it. The incubation time for Ebola IS 2-21 days, but in most cases is from 8-10 days before symptoms begin to occur. Once symptoms begin, depending on how quickly you can get to treatment it can take anywhere between 1-3 weeks for you to die (or maybe live, while overall Ebola has a 90% fatality rate, with early diagnosis and treatment like what is happening in West Africa at the moment that rate can be knocked down to 60% fatality).
The symptoms of Ebola are as follows (from the CDC website)
bleeding, you say?
ok no but in all seriousness omfg thats so scary omfh. when did it break out???
Symptoms of Ebola HF typically include:
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
Some patients may experience:
- A Rash
- Red Eyes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bleeding inside and outside of the body
The first known cases of Ebola occurred simultaneously in 1976 in Nzara, Sudan and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then there have been 25 outbreaks, all happening in Africa with the latest (and ongoing) outbreak happening in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria). This latest outbreak is actually the largest, both in geographical range and number of cases that’s ever happened and is prompting the US to start preparing for an outbreak here just in case, along with other countries.
I want to be an Epidemiologist/Virologist one day who studies Ebola and other BSL-4 agents, so this latest outbreak, while horrifying is actually really interesting to me so I could go on forever about it but i’ll just stop here…
TL:DR Ebola isn’t West Nile and i’m a huge nerd for knowing why and I LOVE IT.
someone needs to turn down that sass level
Two things to know about Canada!
- We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
- We are sorry if you don’t
fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)
once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million
That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.
(I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)
Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.
She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.
So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”
obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case
obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement
it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing
watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner
The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.
She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.
The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.
Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.
The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.
#don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY
jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up