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    [–] Found in my backyard... What do? velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in birdpics

    You can contact museums or universities in your area to see if they have the permits to take it

    [–] AITA for Objecting to "Female Employee Only" Parking Spaces at My Workplace? velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    My default reaction wasn't to lock my windows at night... until someone tried to crawl into my bedroom when I was sleeping. Isn't it reasonable to lock my windows after that?

    [–] AITA for Objecting to "Female Employee Only" Parking Spaces at My Workplace? velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Is taking reasonable precautions sexist? Is it sexist to lock my windows at night, or keep an eye on my drink at a bar? These precautions would protect me from a female attacker just as well as a male one.

    [–] NJ Sues To Stop Trump Emergency Declaration velawesomeraptors 6 points ago in newjersey

    He (or his family) has connections with Roman Abramovich, a Russian who partially owns the steelmaking company Evraz ( They were also a major supplier of the Dakota pipeline.

    [–] AITA for Objecting to "Female Employee Only" Parking Spaces at My Workplace? velawesomeraptors 4 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    The problem is that you were raised to fear a threat that doesn't really exist. Many women aren't raised to fear for their safety - they learn through experience. Most women you ask have been or know someone who has been followed in a parking lot, or drugged at a bar, or confronted in a public restroom, or had someone try to break into their home (that's me!). So sorry, but appearing sexist to some rando on the internet isn't going to prevent me from taking care of my own safety.

    [–] AITA for asking wife to abort 1 twin? velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    No problem, and I hope things work out well for you too!

    [–] AITA for asking wife to abort 1 twin? velawesomeraptors 4 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Since I'm not a parent myself, it's hard for me to answer parenting questions. My parents were pretty busy when I was growing up but I never felt neglected or ignored. When they get a bit older one easy family activity is board games (we played a lot of Monopoly lol). There are also a lot of resources on the internet for first-time parents, and your doctors can also probably point you towards some parenting classes. You have time as well, it takes a while before they can play complicated games.

    For the 9 months thing I took a look on Google Scholar.

    This study says that 70% of successful twin pregnancies were between 35 and 38 weeks. The shortest pregnancy was 28 weeks (which pretty much the earliest a baby can be born) and 41 weeks. Usually if a woman is pregnant for more than 38 weeks or so they will schedule a c-section or give the woman a drug that causes her to go into labor, since it can be dangerous to wait too long to give birth. Hope this helps! Don't be afraid to ask the doctor anything, even if it seems embarrassing. I promise that they have heard it all before.

    [–] 100 percent chance of pregnancy velawesomeraptors 10 points ago in badwomensanatomy

    100 might not be a horrible fever but last time I was at that temperature I was feeling pretty shitty. Norovirus may have also had something to do with that though lol.

    [–] AITA for asking wife to abort 1 twin? velawesomeraptors 4 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I'm happy to answer your questions. Obviously not every twin has the same experience as me, but I love being a twin and wouldn't change a thing. When I was growing up I always had someone to play with and as an adult my twin is still my closest friend. I don't know what not having a twin is like but I know it has made my life better.

    As far as struggles go, yeah we fought a lot growing up (and still do sometimes) but it was normal sibling fights. The only downsides were pretty minor and mostly stuff like people getting our names mixed up and getting us both the same birthday present and things like that lol.

    My parents had two young children already when they had us, but they managed pretty well I think. They both worked full time as well. My mom has told me that after a certain point we were actually easier sometimes because we would keep each other entertained. Every kid is different though.

    As far as peer reviewed studies go, pregnancies lasting 9 months is such a well-accepted fact that there does not need to be any studies to say just that. You can ask any mother, or any doctor and they will say the same thing. Just because a baby is smaller at birth doesn't necessarily mean they are less healthy - it has more to do with gaining wait after birth unless they are very premature. If you do have concerns you should bring them up with your wife's doctor, Here is the wikipedia article talking about pregnancy lengths for twins:

    Twins are not usually any less healthy than single babies. It is true that doctors are more likely to recommend a c-section for mothers with twins though. We were born at 9 months and we each weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces.

    [–] AITA for asking wife to abort 1 twin? velawesomeraptors 18 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Even if you had quadruplets it would still be 9 months. They don't grow any slower just because there are more babies. A lot of the time they are not as big when they are born though.

    By the way I am a twin. If you have any questions about being a twin please go ahead and ask.

    [–] AITA for asking wife to abort 1 twin? velawesomeraptors 9 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I think it's done sometimes if one twin dies since it could cause an infection that would affect the other twin.

    [–] Bald eagle claiming whats his velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in AnimalsBeingJerks

    He was probably avoiding putting his hands near the bird's face. You don't want an eagle on your arm without a thick leather glove that goes all the way to your elbow (even that won't necessarily keep you safe) - those talons would go straight through that raincoat.

    [–] When people say “scientists are sometimes wrong” they omit the fact that the people who disprove scientists are mostly other scientists. velawesomeraptors 1 points ago in Showerthoughts

    When I was in college my favorite professor admitted to the class that when he was first starting out decades ago he didn't believe in (anthropogenic) climate change. The fact that he was able to admit he was wrong really made an impression.

    [–] Sci-fi book: Escaped slave bitten by space bug, gains superpowers, overthrows government velawesomeraptors 2 points ago in whatsthatbook

    I was thinking more about just /r/finland, if that sub allows posts like that :D If the book is written by a Finnish author someone might know about it there. Might be a stretch though.

    [–] Your industrial chocolate wafers are garbage. velawesomeraptors 20 points ago in iamveryculinary

    I have a great cheesecake recipe that I make for my mom who has celiac's. It uses 'industrial' gluten-free cookies for the crust since it's 10x easier to just use gluten-free cookies instead of trying to make my own.

    [–] Just locked myself out of my house and I‘m almost happy I did.. velawesomeraptors 4 points ago in CasualConversation

    The other day I locked my keys in my car at the gym. I was a bit panicky until I remembered that I have a spare key at the house and family in the area to give me a ride. It's something that everyone's dealt with and people are usually happy to help. It might have taken an extra 45 minutes but everything worked out in the end :)

    Plus in exchange I made dinner for them (they have two young kids) and brought it over to their house. They both work full-time and struggle with finding time to cook and everything, so it's nice to be able to help them with that.