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A space ship landed. An alien emerged. "Greetings," it said, "do you have a leader?"
"We have many."
"Then I will wait."
"For what?" people asked. "For us to have one, or none?"
But the alien would not say.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Hey I'll draw your pet for $15. Pen and ink with color detailing.
HMU I'm broke and y'all's pets are darling
#transartist

Yuval Noah Harari on what 2050 has in store for humankind | WIRED UK

wired.co.uk/article/yuval-noah

"...if you don’t know what you want in life, it will be all too easy for technology to shape your aims for you and take control of your life. Especially as technology gets better at understanding humans, you might increasingly find yourself serving it, instead of it serving you."

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Decided to do some reading about cicadas the other day because they’re being really noisy right now, and here are few neat facts I learned.
• Cicadas’ wings are covered in microscopic cones that naturally repel water - like, once the water gathers into a droplet, it jumps right off the wing! It’s one of the first non-chemical hydrophobic materials in nature we’ve found.
• Their wings are antibacterial for the same reason! The cones shred up bacteria that land on them.

first bloom on Rose of Sharon propagated 2 years ago from a friend's plant 😊

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"What are you doing?"
"Reading."
"Always reading. Do you want to live in those books?"
"No, it's the other way. I want them to live in me."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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