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The roaring twenties 19 comments
aphelion · 13 weeks ago
The wage gap is simply the average earnings of men and women working full time. It does not count for different job positions, hours worked or different jobs. It has nothing to do with the same job. It has nothing to do with discrimination
The real "wage gap" is the lower number of women in high paying positions, especially in fields such as science and technology. This varies country to country, but in the US at least another major factor of the wage gap statistic is that it fails to include maternity leave in the average yearly earnings of women compared to men.
I'm all for equal rights, but fighting over a null issue such as this simply detracts from the more important topics such as abortion and equal representation in developed countries.
True in my culture 2 comments
aphelion · 13 weeks ago
Hey kid, scratch my back for me.
You'd have to know Greek Mythology to get it 23 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
There's a bit more of a causal relationship there I think, as a trident is traditionally a fishing tool.
The helmet on the other hand I dunno, maybe people were really into the idea of the skeleton war?
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Please don't scream at me 1 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
I can play games like Undertale or Dishonored and easily do genocide / high chaos.
It's not that I don't feel bad, I DO, but I'm just so immersed in the story telling, and watching the consequences of my actions unfold that I can enjoy myself and appreciate the writing.
But EVERY TIME I try playing Mass Effect, or Dragon Age, or Fallout, and pick all the jerk options I just end up feeling like a total monster and quitting the run less than an hour or two in and restarting and making friends with everyone again.
I see this as I'm more okay with killing people than being mean to them, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.
My hero 7 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
Can you elaborate?
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It shouldn't even be in question 5 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
I thought Rogue One was pretty good, I haven't seen The Mandalorian yet though.
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F in the chat, fam 5 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
F
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Welcome to the club, kid 14 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
I should probably have added a disclaimer that this is a copypasta.
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Coop d'etat 4 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
"...The deafening sound of chickens... in choppers."
Welcome to the club, kid 14 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
Despite being seasonal breeders, males seem to either not know or care, and will simply overpower a female regardless of whether she is ovulating. If she fights back, he may drag them both out of the tree, which brings us full circle back to the brain: Koalas have a higher than average quantity of cerebrospinal fluid in their brains. This is to protect their brains from injury... should they fall from a tree. An animal so thick it has its own little built in special ed helmet. I fucking hate them.
Tldr; Koalas are stupid, leaky, STI riddled sex offenders. But, hey. They look cute. If you ignore the terrifying snake eyes and terrifying feet.
Welcome to the club, kid 14 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
When the young joey needs to transition from rich, nourishing substances like milk, to eucalyptus (a plant that seems to be making it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to be eaten), it finds it does not have the necessary gut flora to digest the leaves. To remedy this, the young joey begins nuzzling its mother's anus until she leaks a little diarrhoea (actually fecal pap, slightly less digested), which he then proceeds to slurp on. This partially digested plant matter gives him just what he needs to start developing his digestive system. Of course, he may not even have needed to bother nuzzling his mother. She may have been suffering from incontinence. Why? Because koalas are riddled with chlamydia. In some areas the infection rate is 80% or higher. This statistic isn't helped by the fact that one of the few other activities koalas will spend their precious energy on is rape.
Welcome to the club, kid 14 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
When they are awake all they do is eat, shit and occasionally scream like fucking satan. Because eucalyptus leaves hold such little nutritional value, koalas have to ferment the leaves in their guts for days on end. Unlike their brains, they have the largest hind gut to body ratio of any mammal. Many herbivorous mammals have adaptations to cope with harsh plant life taking its toll on their teeth, rodents for instance have teeth that never stop growing, some animals only have teeth on their lower jaw, grinding plant matter on bony plates in the tops of their mouths, others have enlarged molars that distribute the wear and break down plant matter more efficiently... Koalas are no exception, when their teeth erode down to nothing, they resolve the situation by starving to death, because they're fucking terrible animals. Being mammals, koalas raise their joeys on milk (admittedly, one of the lowest milk yields to body ratio... There's a trend here).
Welcome to the club, kid 14 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
Koalas are fucking horrible animals. They have one of the smallest brain to body ratios of any mammal, additionally - their brains are smooth. A brain is folded to increase the surface area for neurons. If you present a koala with leaves plucked from a branch, laid on a flat surface, the koala will not recognise it as food. They are too thick to adapt their feeding behaviour to cope with change. In a room full of potential food, they can literally starve to death. This is not the token of an animal that is winning at life. Speaking of stupidity and food, one of the likely reasons for their primitive brains is the fact that additionally to being poisonous, eucalyptus leaves (the only thing they eat) have almost no nutritional value. They can't afford the extra energy to think, they sleep more than 80% of their fucking lives.
Finally proven 5 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
It's also often near or pure nitrogen to keep them from going stale for longer.
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What if? 3 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
But why was an escape pod that had two people on it "11 to 81 km" across?
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Just so everyone is clear regarding the process 133 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
As far as testifying is concerned, I'd just like to point out that the second article of impeachment was in part due to Trump, his lawyers, and his team refusing to testify under oath, in addition to blocking others from doing so.
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Bagel jesus 8 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
If it was late at night an he was wearing a trench coat, it might give new meaning to the bread being made from his flesh.
Let's just say it might rise via some... non yeast means.
The VOD wars cometh 38 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
You can kind of think of it as analogous to a Twitch subscription in that it provides more support for creators you watch often, and becomes cost effective (for that purpose) if you frequent multiple channels. The no ads is just a bonus and you're not wrong about the frequent lack of new content.
Wow you don't need to watch weather forecast anymore 10 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
Not quite, unless I'm mistaken it's a Tempescope. It's the same idea, but it doesn't respond to climate conditions directly. Instead it receives a forecast from an app on your phone via bluetooth.
Me hurting my own feelings by creating fake scenarios in my head 1 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
I somehow saw the pillow behind her as her giant, buff arms and now I can't unsee it.
« Tell a lot about modern society » 2 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
Can we talk about the hand.
How everybody thinks Godzilla versus King Kong will go down in a nutshell 2 comments
aphelion · 16 weeks ago
Relevant:
pics.me.me / my-dad-said-king-kong-would-beat-godzilla-so-i-45954322.png
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Thats a healthy response to your ex moving on 5 comments
aphelion · 16 weeks ago
With the mannerisms and name "Patti" i'm imagining some late 70s aged women doing this which makes it so much better.
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Happy Father's Day 8 comments
aphelion · 16 weeks ago
r/thanosdidnothingwrong
What the cinnamon toast frick is this? 7 comments
aphelion · 16 weeks ago
Munchhausen has to do with an addiction to getting medical treatment, and often fake diseases or injuries to get it. It's not the enjoyment of actually being disabled that characterizes Munchhausen, but the attention they usually get while being "cured."
Also Munchhausen is still very much a thing, although there's debate whether it should actually be classified a "disorder" or not.
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