Tom Sanders x The Region Frame

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Shot by Marv, Clarky & James Newrick


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Filmed between 1998 and 2008 featuring Adam Drinkwater, Tommy Gore, Barney, Clarky, Gaz Hunt, Loz Taylor, Owain Clegg, And many many many more…

Parasite Turns Shrimp Into Voracious Cannibals

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Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new research which looked at cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland.

Researchers from the University of Leeds, Queen’s University Belfast and Stellenbosch University in South Africa found a tiny parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only significantly increased cannibalism among the indigenous shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus but made infected shrimp more voracious, taking much less time to consume their victims.
Dr Alison Dunn, Reader in Evolutionary Biology in the University of Leeds’ Faculty of Biological Sciences, who led the study, said: “Cannibalism is actually fairly common in nature. Our work is the first study to ask if cannibalism is affected by being parasitised.”
The research, published in Royal Society Open Science today, reports that although consumption of juveniles by adults is a normal feature of the shrimp’s feeding patterns, shrimp infected with the parasite ate twice as much of their own kind as uninfected animals.
The zombie like shrimp attacked the juveniles more often and consumed them more quickly than did uninfected shrimp. 
Mandy Bunke, a PhD student at the University of Leeds who was the key researcher on the study, said: “Although the parasite is tiny—similar in size to a human red blood cell—there are millions of them in the host muscle and they all rely on the host for food. This increased demand for food by the parasites may drive the host to be more cannibalistic.”
Dr Dunn added: “The parasite is quite debilitating. It takes over huge areas of the muscle, so instead of a nice transparent shrimp you get quite a chalky appearance because of muscles packed with the parasite.  Interestingly, our group has also found previously that infected shrimp may be able to catch and eat less prey of other animal species. Perhaps cannibalism of smaller shrimp is the only way these sick animals can survive.”
The latest study also found that uninfected adult shrimp were less likely to cannibalize infected juvenile shrimp than uninfected juveniles.
Dr Dunn said: “The parasite is passed to its new host either when it dies and is eaten by another shrimp, or when one shrimp cannibalises another.  But we observed that uninfected shrimp avoid parasitised food and that is good for the shrimp as it means that they can obtain food through cannibalism but still avoid parasitic infection.  Infected shrimp don’t avoid infected juveniles. They consume infected and uninfected juveniles. This may be is because they are more hungry or because they are already infected so there is no incentive to avoid eating infected juveniles.”
Dr Dunn said: “Our research does not suggest any link between parasites and human cannibalism. There is evidence that parasites can affect human behaviour. A study led by Dr Glenn McConkey, also of the University of Leeds Faculty of Biological Sciences, has shown that the parasite Toxoplasma gondii directly affects the chemistry of the human brain. However, cannibalism for the shrimp, unlike in humans, is a significant source of food even in uninfected animals. It seems unlikely that a parasite would be under evolutionary pressure to influence cannibalism in humans.”
However, the study is important to understanding the extent of parasites’ influence on biological systems. The Gammarus duebeni celticus, the subject of the study, is being replaced in Irish waterways by the invasive species Gammarus pulex, which is native to Great Britain. The Open Science study suggests that the parasite Pleistophora mulleri may be playing a role in weakening Gammarus duebeni’s resistance.

Albie Bennett – Off The Map 2

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Music: Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’


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Benn Goodall Sunderland BMX Unknown Parasites UKBenn Goodall / North Shileds 2015

Lou Rajsich // Blueprint (2001)

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Music: The Multiple CatThe New Marcus Aurelius


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Music: Cock Sparrer – England Belongs to Me

Unknown Parasites

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Greg Kew Unknown Parasites BMX UK SunderlandGreg Kew – Bangladeshi Wallride 2015

The Philadelphia Experiment (skateboarding)

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The Philadelphia Experiment was a military program reportedly carried out in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard around October of 1943. It is alleged that naval destroyer USS Eldridge was rendered invisible, allowing it to be hidden from enemy devices. The experiment was based on the Unified Field Theory, a term coined by Albert Einstein. It states that by uniting the fields of electromagnetism with gravity, light will bend, along with space and time. Alfred Bielek, a scientist present on the decks of the Eldridge claims the ship was indeed sent back in time, although the U.S. Navy to this day still denies all allegations.

In this version of “The Philadelphia Experiment”, we travel back to 1997, a time when skateboarding was at its very best in Philadelphia. Featuring Mark Suciu, Ricky Geiger, Ishod Wair, Jordan Trahan, Devon Connell, Fred Gall, Matt Reason, Ricky Oyola and many more.


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Feast your eyes on these SPOTS.

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Dchum Unknown Parasites Sunderland BMXSelf Promo – Washington Service Station 2015

Skavenger 2011

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Infamy You Got That (2010)

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Infamy You Got That bmx dvd 2010Got this prime new / old dvd from Philly today. 2010’s infamy you got that. Below is Brendon Reith and Dan Conway parts.

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Animal Bikes: QSS 5 “The Price is Wrong”

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Apathy – Liquid Swords Tribute Pt. 1

Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric – Let it Off

Street Trash (1987)

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Street Trash 1987 Film PosterThings in New York are about to go down the toilet…

Street Trash 1987

Street Trash 1987 Headless“I wrote it to democratically offend every group on the planet, and as a result the youth market embraced it as a renegade work, and it played midnight shows.”

Street Trash 1987 Movie

Street Trash 1987 Film

When the owner of a liquor store in lower Manhattan finds a case of 60 years old “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties, The drink causes its consumers to melt away in a hideous fashion. At the same time, two homeless brothers find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, while an overzealous cop is trying to get to the bottom of all the deaths, all the while trying to end the tyranny of deranged Vietnam veteran Bronson.

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Raymond Inskipp Unknown Parasites BMX Pole JamRax – South Shields 2015


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Music: Melanin 9 – Cosmos (Magna Carta LP)

When not occupied by gypsies and tramps check out this warehouse Ryan has to ride in Peterborough.. Place looks too good! Featuring Ryan Hendry, GREG KEW, Adam Dearder & Jack Okeeffe