Thighs and Whispers

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)
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jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)



navy seals war dogs get razor sharp titanium canines that can tear through body armor “it’s like getting stabbed four times all at once by a bone crusher”

navy seals war dogs get razor sharp titanium canines that can tear through body armor “it’s like getting stabbed four times all at once by a bone crusher”


Police officer shot dead after pointing stun gun at man's dogs as he attended domestic →

angry-hippo:

A police officer killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot, court records reveal.

Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast on Thursday evening.

In police custody, the alleged gunman, 46-year-old George Hitcho Jr, said he had told Mr Lasso to get off his property and not come on unless he had a warrant, authorities said.

'He tried to kill my dogs and pointed a gun in my face,' Hitcho said, according to the documents. 'I do not care if you a cop or not …Unbelievable.'

The officer had been responding to a report of a disturbance and ended up at the back of Hitcho’s house, authorities said.

A badge and a uniform is only a badge and a uniform. A title is just a title. Pointing a gun at two dogs and a human while you are occupying a stranger’s home after they have told you to leave gets you shot. 

(Source: disciplesofmalcolm)


Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D →

animalsandtrees:

"Children who drink non-cow’s milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat’s milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow’s milk, according to a new study."

In the article you can also read:

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient produced through sun exposure OR found in fortified cow’s milk, AND other foods.

In North America, every 100 millilitres of cow’s milk is required to be fortified with 40 units of vitamin D. Adding vitamin D to non-cow’s milk, however, is voluntary.

Eighty-seven per cent (87%) of children involved in the study drank predominantly cow’s milk and 13 per cent drank non-cow’s milk. The study involved 3,821 healthy children ages one to six.

The children were recruited from seven Toronto pediatric or family medicine practices that are part of a research network called TARGet Kids!.

I feel like the study is a bit misleading. At first it could very well make people think that cow’s milk naturally contains vitamin D, so plant milks should be avoided. But vitamin D is added in cow’s milk in the process. Why not add vitamin D to all vegetable ‘milks’ and problem solved.

Most of the body’s vitamin D stores arise from exposure to sunlight, which converts cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D3. Places where there is not enough sunlight for the body to make vitamin D need to fortify foods to optimize health.

Earth’s Own soy and almond milks contain 45 per cent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin D per 250 millilitres, the same amount contained in cow’s milk.