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From USA TODAY
Holder: Michigan gay marriages valid
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the federal government would recognize about 300 same sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan before a U.S. appeals court ordered a temporary halt. “These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages,” Holder said in a written statement. “The governor of Michigan has made clear that the marriages that took place on Saturday were lawful and valid when entered into, although Michigan will not extend state rights and benefits tied to these marriages pending further legal proceedings.” Holder said the newly married couples will be required to “wait for further resolution in the courts before they may seek federal benefits to which they are entitled.”
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Today In History
‘Diana Ross, actress, legendary solo singer, and lead singer for the Supremes, was born in Detroit, MI, on this date March 26, 1944. In 1993, the Guinness Book of Records awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award and title of “most successful female vocalist of all time.”’
(photo: Diana Ross)
- CARTER Magazine
Eat Your Tardigrades or You Don’t Get Dessert!
You know this little guy, right? It’s the mighty tardigrade, as featured in the new Cosmos. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, also known as FREAKIN’ MOSS PIGLETS, are microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand temperatures from near absolute zero to boiling water, absorb extreme doses of radiation, go without food or water for ten years, and even survive the vacuum of space. They can even be completely dried out and ride on the wind to a new home, where they rehydrate and go about their tardibusiness. Tardigrade rain, folks.
In other words, they are BAMFs (bad-ass microfauna).
Oh, and you’ve probably eaten them. Thanks to Meg Lowman, I found out that these water-dwelling super-critters live not only on wild mosses and wet plants, but on grocery store produce like lettuce and spinach. Do you think that a mere rinse or shake under the faucet (or even cooking) is enough to dislodge a radiation-eating space pig? Ha! Not by a long shot, according to Lowman.
So yeah… trying to go strictly vegetarian? You’ve almost certainly eaten some tardigrades. Sorry. Don’t worry, though. They’re totally harmless. I like to imagine that when I eat them, I absorb their power, and become a little bit mightier.
New motto: For strength, eat your vegetables and eat your tardigrades.
Meg Lowman has more about your local tardigrade friends. Also check out Lowman’s awesome research project that helps wheelchair-bound students climb to the top of the forest canopy where they help study tardigrade biodiversity. Science is for everyone!
i love its stupid face
did you know england sent them in to space and called it tardigrades in space and shortened it down to tardis
UPDATE: I just looked that last part up and yes, the European Space Agency did launch tardigrades into space to test their supposed invincibility as part of a mission called “Tardigrades In Space” that they did abbreviate as TARDIS.
Well played, Europe.
😅😅 I love how The Onion messes with people’s head. It’s satire, people!
HOW THE FUCK YOU GON TELL ME?
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