In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
this just in: rats are more humane than humans
DON’T FUCKING TELL ME RATS AREN’T THE CUTEST FUCKING THINGS
Sometimes you just have to recharge.
It’s not that I don’t want to be with friends and chill. I love doing that! But sometimes I just need to have some alone time too!
an Introvert Infographic
one of these people is going to get off the island
Deadpool at Comic Con
Number one rule of having a Fandom/Nerd/DC/Marvel blog. Always, ALWAYS reblog Deadpool at Comic Cons.
I have taken to the belief that you’re not allowed to dress up as deadpool unless you stay in character at all times.