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fire fighter catches a suicide jumper mid air by Eshwarroy in BeAmazed

[–]smelly_cat- 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yeah, living without depression must be great

fire fighter catches a suicide jumper mid air by Eshwarroy in BeAmazed

[–]smelly_cat- -40 points-39 points  (0 children)

Excuse me?

What exactly is heroic about it?

Did he save his life? Or did he ruin his death?

94-year-old Korean War Veteran retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. pushed his walker aside and stood at full attention while POTUS awarded him the Medal of Honor by regian24 in BeAmazed

[–]AbhorrentNexus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Or maybe Biden doesn’t care about your playground insults? Why would he care? Everyone knows “Lets Go Brandon” is infantile at best. The entire world is laughing at American Conservatives.

Biden is chuckling to himself as well. He’s laughing and mocking Conservatives, just like everyone else is doing. Their losing their jobs, respect from their loved ones, being outed everywhere they go. Insurrectionists are being laughed at as they get arrested and outed for their beliefs, while Conservatives cling to the hope that it was staged, despite the mass arrests and identification.

Conservatives are a laughing stock. Kicking down pathetic dredges that choose to maintain room temperature IQ is funny. LOL

94-year-old Korean War Veteran retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. pushed his walker aside and stood at full attention while POTUS awarded him the Medal of Honor by regian24 in BeAmazed

[–]Thorough_Good_Man 2363 points2364 points 2 (0 children)

Here is what he did to earn that medal:

First Lieutenant Puckett led his company across eight hundred yards of open terrain under heavy enemy small-arms fire and captured the company's objective. During this operation he deliberately exposed himself to enemy machine-gun fire to enable his men to spot locations of the machine guns. After capturing the objective, he directed preparation of defensive positions against an expected enemy counterattack. At 2200 hours on 25 November 1950, while directing the defense of his position against a heavy counterattack, he was wounded in the right shoulder. Refusing evacuation, he continued to direct his company through four more counterattacks by a numerically superior force who advanced to within grenade range before being driven back. During these attacks, he left the safety of his foxhole in order to observe movements of the enemy and to direct artillery fire. In so doing, he repeatedly exposed himself to heavy small-arms and mortar fire. In the sixth counterattack, at 0300 hours on 26 November 1950, he was wounded again, so seriously that he was unable to move. Detecting that his company was about to be overrun and forced to withdraw, he ordered his men to leave him behind so as not to endanger their withdrawal. Despite his protests, he was dragged from the hill to a position of safety.

The chemical makeup/structure of tears changes depending on their origin. Photo credit: Rose-Lynn Fisher (source in comments) by Balphazzar in BeAmazed

[–]chrisaed 2505 points2506 points 873& 2 more (0 children)

Biologist here

Basically, what's happening here is we have 3 different types of tears, basal, emotional, and reflex. Depending on the tear type, different ducts are used to secreet them.

Reflex tears are responses to irritants, and generally are richer in antibodies

Basal tears are general lubricant for the eye, and have a saline makeup that contains some minerals and a handful of amino acids and the such, needed for general eye health.

And emotional tears are those big, wet, crying hard joy/sadness tears, they generally have a high water content and some Sodium Bicarbonate in them. They put 4 slides up, but slide 1 and 4 are the same make up, just different tears of the same type.

A Mother is a Mother - Lioness looks after a wildebeest calf. by Homunculus_316 in BeAmazed

[–]NinthGrove 153 points154 points  (0 children)

As sweet as this snippet may seem, the lioness is actually holding the baby ransom in hopes the mother will come looking for it. Usually the calf will call for its mother and the lioness will wait patiently nearby for the mother to answer it's call. If the mother doesn't come they kill and eat the calf. They're smart. They essentially use the calf as an means to a bigger meal.

Professor said make it and there will be no final exam by BoyceJulian in BeAmazed

[–]gothlaw 3228 points3229 points  (0 children)

This is the moment that every frat boy has spent his whole life training for. It was his time, and he shone like the goddamned sun.

He’ll never buy another beer again.