I’m going back to the circus.
PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
All evidence seems to point to the design of [Heath] Ledger’s clown mask being modeled directly on a scene from “The Joker Is Wild,” an episode of the [1960s] Batman TV series that also marked the first appearance of the Joker on the show. In the episode, Adam West’s Batman tracks Romero’s clown prince of crime to the Gotham opera company, where he’s secretly performing an aria from Pagliacci, because back then that was as close as the Joker could get to being an actual killer clown (look it up). As you can see, the similarities between Romero’s Pagliacci costume and Ledger’s mask are undeniable.
|Michael:||Originally nice but turned out to be a douche|
|Zachariah:||Douchiest douche to ever douche in the history of douches|
|Raphael:||Douche to the millionth power|
|Anna:||Awesome for a few episodes then became a douche|
|Uriel:||Douche that was actually an ultra douche|
|Castiel:||Actually not a douche except for that one time he ate a bazillion dead monster souls and went through a period of douchiness (it was just a phase)|
|Satan:||The only one who was never a douche everyone wants to fuck him or hug him, preferably both|
|Balthazar:||Smartass, self-serving douche that we actually liked but died due to his affiliation with the Winchesters|
|Naomi:||Douchey douche until like two hours before her death whoops|
|Gabriel:||A douche but we love him anyway because he's funny|
|Virgil:||Typical angle douche until he killed the attractive crying man and leveled up into a black belt of douchiness|
|Metatron:||douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche douche x 100000000000 douches|
|Europeans:||I drove forty minutes to the Netherlands for some groceries and then I popped into Germany to see some of my relatives before driving back home.|
|Americans:||I was in Florida, I drove for nine hours, now I'm still in Florida.|
|#australians:||i drove for nine hours #now i'm nine hours away from home #no one is here #the streets are empty #how did this happen #where has civilisation gone #i am alone in the universe #oh wait no there's an echidna it's okay|
|Canadians:||We left Toronto 2 days ago, We are still in Ontario, food is scarce. We are lost, soon we will have to eat each other to survive, oh wait there's a tims we're good.|
|Russians:||I was in Yakutia, I drove for twenty eight hours, now I'm still in Yakutia, I travelled by train for 6 days, I'm still in Russia. Don't even try to leave Russia. Don't forget: you're here forever. Accept it and suffer.|