I can already see it
me, standing in line at the post office
"yes hello I would like eight sheets of your finest gay bondage erotica stamps"
You know I’m hoping for a letter with one of those stamps on… Er, if they can be used for international post, that is.
Charles Darwin was the first person to draw a Tree of Life that showed that all species on Earth are related and that they evolved from a common ancestor. This is his first sketch of the tree of life from one of his notebooks from 1837.
He is by far one of my favorite scientists, wise beyond his years.
As a Biology major I am proud of this tattoo.
I have a tattoo of this on my right foot. GOOD INK CHOICE. :D
have you ever met a person that you’re forced to mantain a level of cold civility towards but if you could you would totally punch them as hard as you could but you can’t so every second you’re forced to be around them you’re thinking of smashing their face in just so they’ll shut up
I have lived with people I’ve felt that way about. For far too long.
— Nikolai Gogol, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (via peelingcrimson)
THE BEST COOKIE RECIPES :D
can I eat all of them at once please
reblogging for future reference omfg
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DELICIOUS WHEAT-CONTAINING DICKHEADS D:
Meet Bertie, the owl who is afraid of going outside… and he loves nothing more than helping his owner make a cup of tea!
Bertie, the three-year-old tawny owl that is agoraphobic. He shares a farmhouse with his owner Peter Middleton, and after his daily bath he likes to dry his feathers by sitting on top of the aga. When he isn’t welcoming guests with a hoot or preening them on the sofa, he’s hard at work letter shredding in the office. Mr Middleton said the domesticated owl, which he adopted after he was left abandoned on the ground, hates the outdoors. He said: “He just doesn’t like going outside, I think he’s agoraphobic. He’s not used it and he’s very comfortable in the house.”
Via Daily Mail
No other cultural sculptures had the noses removed time and time again by those who took that area over. It ain’t some “The nose was the easiest thing to steal” bs either.
more like, we don’t want you to know how wide that nose was…
The Egyptians were black. The reason that the current Egyptians living there look middle eastern is the same reason why we have white people in America.
Explain to me why every civilization in the world could build a steady nose on a sculpture, but the Egyptians couldn’t?
It doesn’t make any sense. If they can build the pyramids they can build a nose, i often find it sad how far the Europeans have gone to preserve their white supremacist ideologies while destroying African history.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
These sculptures are two, three, four, five thousand years old depending on the dynasty. Things that stick out break off. The sculptures you see in museums with noses on them have almost always been RESTORED, and most of those were done before 19th century: Egyptology hit its popular stride AFTER the tradition of restoring sculptures died off, and therefore many of the most famous pieces are missing chunks.
Napoleon did not shoot cannons at the Sphinx, no one was hacking noses off to disguise the race of the ancient Egyptians, because they’d have had to deface HUGE numbers of tomb paintings, countless ushabti, COINS, and more. The shit that was done to artifacts in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries gives us a very skewed understanding of how antiquities came out of the ground because they were all RESTORED AND MODIFIED and were frequently fixed by COMBINING PIECES OF DIFFERENT SCULPTURES, especially the Greco-Roman marbles that were the most highly prized and the most common in Italy and France.
Archaeology and art history have been and continue to be DEEPLY FUCKED UP but this is one of the areas wherein it is not actually the bad guy.
Okay here is a Greco-Buddhist depiction of Hercules with the Buddha:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Buddha-Vajrapani-Herakles.JPG oh hey where’s his nose IT GOT BROKEN OFF
More missing noses: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Kushans%26Maitreya.JPG
And here is a young Roman boy missing a nose: http://sciencenordic.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/440x/sculpture%201.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasothek AND HERE IS AN ENTIRE COLLECTION OF NOSES THAT THE COPENHAGEN MUSEUM HAS REMOVED FROM ITS SCULPTURES
The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.
Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business."
I dropped my 3DS down a flight of concrete stairs and it just got a little scratched on the corners.
god bless nintendo, i s2g(via dorkery)