The New York Times, “Face Tattoos Go Mainstream”

I’ve spent about three weeks telling friends that by the next generation, face tattoos are going to be acceptable. They all scoffed. Good news: I trust old-ass newspapers when it comes to trends more than I do my same-aged friends.

Let’s cover some options:

The Duplitat, meant to confuse and ward off attackers.

Bregashi 7evenZer0, because Tekashi 6ix9ine has 69 tattooed on his body sixty-nine times and I can’t let him win.

Pride Day, because sometimes a Facebook filter just isn’t enough.

Ponce Lyfe, which, unfortunately, I have to wait until he dies before getting it inked. And he will never die, so…



Science Experiment of the Day: Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor David Hu and his graduate student Nathan J. Mlot try to force a cluster of fire ants into a body of water so you don’t have to (although you may want to after seeing what happens when you try to force a cluster of fire ants into a body of water).

[antlab / reddit.]

Did anyone else spaz out at what the ants must have been thinking in this situation? Not that I think these guys are horrible cruel monsters for doing science; all I’m saying is don’t even think about watching Marley & Me in my house, or you’ll get empathy all over your nice clothes.

Milton Levine, inventor of the modern ant farm, passed away on January 16th.

Since I love ants, here’s one of my favorite facts:

The total combined biomass of humanity is estimated at about 335,000,000 tons. The total biomass of all the ants in the world is estimated to be between 900,000,000 and 9,000,000,000 tons.

In other words: at the very least, there are enough ants in the world that every person could have three doppelgangers made of ants. Excuse me I have to go live in fear of ants now.