Lina Medina, from a remote village in Peru, is known to be the youngest confirmed mother in history, giving birth at just 5-years-old. She was brought into hospital by her parents who believed that she had a tumor due to her increasing abdominal. The doctors confirmed that she was seven months pregnant and later gave birth to a healthy boy via caesarean. Lina never revealed who had impregnated her; her father was later arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse but was later released due to lack of evidence.
The fierce multi-colored protector of the Kalachakra Tantra, with four heads and twenty-six arms, in alidha posture trampling demons recumbent on a lotus pedestal, and surrounded by tantric deities of his entourage, with red-cap Nyingma lamas seated above.
An Extraordinary Glimpse into the First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in 60 Seconds
“In an attempt to better understand exactly what happens as a bee grows from an egg into an adult insect, photographer Anand Varma teamed up with the bee lab at UC Davis to film the first three weeks of a bee’s life in unprecedented detail, all condensed into a 60-second clip.”
Are those flat, brown thingies on second gif parasites?
It appears to be some kind of mite. I doubt they’re parasitic more likely just opportunists sneaking some bits of leftover honey.
Those are Varroa destrutor, aka the Varroa mite, and they actually are parasitic and extremely destructive, as their species name denotes. They’re thought to be one of the leading causes of Colony Collapse Disorder. They cause and transmit disease (Varroosis, Deformed Wing Virus) and rob bees of nutrients during development by drinking their bodily fluids and blood. They’re awful and seeing them run around in the gif actually made me feel sick. You get visceral reactions like that after working with and keeping bee hives.