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red-lipstick:

Checanty aka Jana Heidersdorf (b. 1993) - Banshee, 2014     Drawings 

red-lipstick:

Checanty aka Jana Heidersdorf (b. 1993) - Banshee, 2014     Drawings 

euo:

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I WNDHAHSHAHS RND

This post has been getting a lot of traction (and rightfully so, it’s pretty great!), but it should be noted that the woman interviewing McQueen here is quoting someone else, and isn’t actually making that racist statement herself

sapper-in-the-wire:

archaeologicalnews:

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Richard III’s last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle.

The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth…

lovelynobody00:

rizplease:



cryptaniac:



batromance:



how many times have this two broken up seriously











omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship

lovelynobody00:

rizplease:

cryptaniac:

batromance:

how many times have this two broken up seriously

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omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship

historical-nonfiction:

Louise Brooks, silent and talking film actress, most famous for three racy films made in Europe around 1929, and whose career was unofficially blacklisted in Hollywood because of it. Louise went through a series of careers (and lovers) after that. She was famously a “sexually liberated” woman, unafraid to take photos in the nude and sleep with whomever took her fancy. Her films were re-discovered in Europe in the 1950s and she was proclaimed to surpass even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon, to Louise’s amusement. Since then she has remained a known icon though her star is fading with time.

historical-nonfiction:

Louise Brooks, silent and talking film actress, most famous for three racy films made in Europe around 1929, and whose career was unofficially blacklisted in Hollywood because of it. Louise went through a series of careers (and lovers) after that. She was famously a “sexually liberated” woman, unafraid to take photos in the nude and sleep with whomever took her fancy. Her films were re-discovered in Europe in the 1950s and she was proclaimed to surpass even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon, to Louise’s amusement. Since then she has remained a known icon though her star is fading with time.

inside-the-wall:

oldgray:

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

this is pretty remarkable 

cats are great

inside-the-wall:

oldgray:

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

this is pretty remarkable 

cats are great

sagansense:

The Loneliness of the Long-Abandoned Space Observatory
Space observatories are among some of the most magnificent buildings devoted entirely to science — because their windows look out on the universe. And their distinctive shape makes them into poignant ruins. Here are some observatories whose views onto space have been lost to time.
Cointe Observatory, Liège, Belgium, designed by Lambert Noppius and built in 1881-1882.The Mohon del Trigo, built in 1902 in the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain. Abandoned since the 1970s.Warner & Swasey Observatory in Cleveland, Ohio, constructed in 1919 by Worchester R. Warner and Ambrose Swasey. It had a 9.5-inch refractor after its opening, but later a 24-inch Burrell Schmidt and a 36-inch Cassegrain telesope were installed. Due to the growing light pollution in the city a new observatory was built and the complex was sold in 1983. It’s abandoned since then.
The small Knightridge Space Observatory with a four-ton telescope, built in 1936 and 1937, Bloomington, Indiana.
The castle-like Pip Ivan Observatory, on the top of a mountain named Pip Ivan in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. It was erected in 1937 and it was used for only a year by Polish astronomers. The Red Army captured the building in 1938 and used it as a meteorological station. The complex is abandoned since 1944.The Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina.
The working and the abandoned Portage Lake Observatory, Dexter, Michigan, operated by the University of Michigan.Innisfil Observatory, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, built in 1975 by Heinz Lorenz, closed in the 1990s due to growing light pollution. The equipment was removed in 1997, and the building was converted to a house. Now it’s abandoned.An abandoned observatory in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania. Construction started in 1989, but stopped a year later.
Main image: Abandoned Knightridge Space Observatory, Bloomington, Indiana
Source: io9

sagansense:

The Loneliness of the Long-Abandoned Space Observatory

Space observatories are among some of the most magnificent buildings devoted entirely to science — because their windows look out on the universe. And their distinctive shape makes them into poignant ruins. Here are some observatories whose views onto space have been lost to time.

Cointe Observatory, Liège, Belgium, designed by Lambert Noppius and built in 1881-1882.
imageimageThe Mohon del Trigo, built in 1902 in the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain. Abandoned since the 1970s.
imageimageimageimageimageimageWarner & Swasey Observatory in Cleveland, Ohio, constructed in 1919 by Worchester R. Warner and Ambrose Swasey. It had a 9.5-inch refractor after its opening, but later a 24-inch Burrell Schmidt and a 36-inch Cassegrain telesope were installed. Due to the growing light pollution in the city a new observatory was built and the complex was sold in 1983. It’s abandoned since then.
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The small Knightridge Space Observatory with a four-ton telescope, built in 1936 and 1937, Bloomington, Indiana.
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The castle-like Pip Ivan Observatory, on the top of a mountain named Pip Ivan in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. It was erected in 1937 and it was used for only a year by Polish astronomers. The Red Army captured the building in 1938 and used it as a meteorological station. The complex is abandoned since 1944.
imageimageimageimageimageThe Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina.
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The working and the abandoned Portage Lake Observatory, Dexter, Michigan, operated by the University of Michigan.
imageimageInnisfil Observatory, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, built in 1975 by Heinz Lorenz, closed in the 1990s due to growing light pollution. The equipment was removed in 1997, and the building was converted to a house. Now it’s abandoned.
imageimageimageimageAn abandoned observatory in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania. Construction started in 1989, but stopped a year later.
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Main image: Abandoned Knightridge Space Observatory, Bloomington, Indiana

Source: io9

lord-kitschener:

walterhhwhite:

owlmylove:

therewerestarsintheireyes:

so this housewife decided to rewrite the harry potter series into christian books so that her kids wont be reading about witchcraft and i just cant eveN BREATHE BC THIS IS SO HYSTERICAL

read it here:

Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles

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"Five years down the road, Harry might have been a fornicating, drug-addicted Evolutionist!"

pyrrhiccomedy:

Looks kind of strange, doesn’t it? The way the ground ripples like that?
This is Verdun today. During World War I, seven hundred thousand people died in battle here, with another three hundred thousand dead from injuries, over the course of a ten month siege by Germany upon the French. Forty million artillery shells pounded the countryside, sculpting it into these shapes. The Battle of Verdun is widely known as France’s Stalingrad. Your mental image of WWI, with the trenches, and the smoke, and the screaming, and the artillery fire, and the hellish meatgrinder of a battle that never ended or relented, comes, in large part, from Verdun.
The French held the line. The Germans were forced to withdraw, leaving nearly half a million of their own dead behind.

pyrrhiccomedy:

Looks kind of strange, doesn’t it? The way the ground ripples like that?

This is Verdun today. During World War I, seven hundred thousand people died in battle here, with another three hundred thousand dead from injuries, over the course of a ten month siege by Germany upon the French. Forty million artillery shells pounded the countryside, sculpting it into these shapes. The Battle of Verdun is widely known as France’s Stalingrad. Your mental image of WWI, with the trenches, and the smoke, and the screaming, and the artillery fire, and the hellish meatgrinder of a battle that never ended or relented, comes, in large part, from Verdun.

The French held the line. The Germans were forced to withdraw, leaving nearly half a million of their own dead behind.