Mathematics of Your Eyelash Length

From io9:

You can fake longer lashes with mascara, a curler, or extensions, but a new study suggests that the actual length of your lashes has already been set by a biological ratio. Plus, there’s also a pretty good mathematical reason to lay off those extra long extensions.

So what is the formula? The length of eyelashes on all 22 species of mammals studied was 1/3 of the width of the eye. To get to that formula, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology used two methods: First, they hit the American Museum of Natural History to start measuring all the eyes and lashes that they could.


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Amazing.



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Breakfast recipe: Arugula cheese rolls

Breakfast idea, elvish style: Spread half a teaspoon of Circassian cheese on an arugula leaf, and add a diced avocado. Drizzle virgin olive oil, sprinkle some lemon and salt, and add some black sesame seeds.

Roll and eat.

Enjoy.



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Cutting a carrot is really not fun



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To Love Muath

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I’ve been worried to death about Muath since I heard about his fallen plane in late December. Yesterday’s news was one of the most horrifying moments in my life, second maybe only to my father’s death.

There isn’t much to say. I believe that violence begets violence, so I will not join the ranks of people calling for vengeance. We need to weed out extremism from our midst, and that can’t be done with violence. We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.

I’m getting really upset by the people dwelling on the details. I find it really rude and cowardly when I hear people discussing the validity of the video. I know the incident is disgusting. I know we don’t want to believe it. But we must face the truth. Muath died a horrible death to keep you safe. He died so you can go to your job in the morning, and come back home to your family at night. Don’t you forget that, and don’t you belittle that.

The Jordanian government says Muath was murdered a month ago. That means that the ISIS assholes had a whole month to add special effects to make the experience even more sadistic. Special effects don’t bring Muath back to his wife, mother, father, and to us. He’s still just as dead.

May you rest in peace, Muath. You’re a hero.

We love you.



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On January

01boys
Cross section of three brothers dancing.

01rami
:)

01toffimelt
Did you get Toffimelt recently?

jan lov
Let’s do this.

jan otrivin
Notice how the directions on children’s Otrivin is different in Arabic and in English

janabed

janfam

janmama

jannothing

janparis

janrami

jansnow

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Things that break my heart

Why does it keep getting worse, worse, worse?



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