“Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?””
Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.
so sorry for my delayed response to this email, i have been very swamped being a confused and frightened idiot who can’t do basic life tasks like respond to her emails
i hate when you’re outside and the sun
Those two are going to turn into some anime magical girl forms or something
Cape Hare - Lepus capensis
The Cape hare, scientifically named Lepus capensis (Lagomorpha - Leporidae), is a typical hare in appearance, with long, slender limbs, large hind feet, a short tail, large eyes and large ears.
The backs of the ears have white outer edges and black tips, and may be ‘flashed’ when the hare is being pursued, possibly to confuse predators.
The Cape hare is well adapted to living in arid and desert environments, with a low metabolic rate, concentrated urine (to minimize water loss), and the ability to drink more saline water than other hares. Those huge ears are in fact a thermoregulatory mechanism to radiate heat and then cool themselves.
This hare has a very wide distribution, being found across most non-forested regions of Africa, through the Arabian Peninsula and Middle East.
Other common names: Desert Hare, Arabian Hare, Brown Hare.
Photo credit: ©Drew Gardner | Locality: Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2006)