1. 18:45 10th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from the-queen-of-coney-island

    the-queen-of-coney-island:

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  2. 18:39

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    Reblogged from did-you-kno

    did-you-kno:

A captive killer whale at MarineLand learned how to catch and eat seagulls by regurgitating fish to use as bait, and 4 others then learned to copy the behavior.  Source

    did-you-kno:

    A captive killer whale at MarineLand learned how to catch and eat seagulls by regurgitating fish to use as bait, and 4 others then learned to copy the behavior. Source

     
  3. 18:39

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    Reblogged from malcolmxvideos

    malcolmxvideos:

    I think that any black man who teaches black people to turn the other cheek and suffer peacefully after they’ve been turning the cheek and suffering peacefully for 400 years in a land of bondage, under the most cruel, inhuman and wicked slave master that any people have ever been under, he is doing those people an injustice, and he’s a traitor to his own people. Nobody should teach the black man in America to turn the other cheek, unless someone is teaching the white man in America to turn the other cheek. And no one should advocate any peaceful suffering to black people, unless the white man is going to practice the same kind of peaceful suffering. What Martin Luther King is doing is disarming the black people of America of their God-given right and of their natural right. And the law of nature gives a man the right to defend himself when he’s attacked. And God’s law itself gives a man the right to defend himself when he’s attacked. 

    http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/

     
  4. 18:38

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    Reblogged from thedemon-hauntedworld

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    rocketman-inc:

Earth from space

    rocketman-inc:

    Earth from space

     
  5. 18:37

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    Reblogged from fuckyeahgreekmythology

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    rejectedprincesses:

Next Rejected Princess for you all: Pasiphaë, mythological Greek queen. Pasiphaë is best known for two things. The first, and better known of the two, was that she had an insatiable need to have sex with a bull. Not just any bull, but a bull that Poseidon gave her husband, king Minos. So the legend goes, her husband was supposed to sacrifice the bull back to Poseidon, but decided to keep it. In response, Poseidon was like, “Hey Pasiphaë, you know what’d be real good right now? Bull penis.” So she had the court inventor, Daedalus, build her a hollowed-out wooden cow so that she could have sex with the bull. She later gave birth to the Minotaur. Daedalus got busy building a labyrinth. The second thing she was well-known for was ruining her husband’s sex life. Being a powerful sorceress (her sister was Circe) and knowing that her husband was cheating on her, she made a charm such that if he slept with anyone save her, he would ejaculate serpents, scorpions, and millipedes. Gross.Now, here’s where it gets weird. Her husband’s mother, Europa (after whom Europe itself is named), had almost the exact same story. In her story, Zeus took the form of a beautiful bull, approached her, carried her out to an island in the ocean, and mated with her. She then had three kids, one of whom was king Minos - Pasiphaë’s husband. Notably Europa’s tale didn’t have the whole arachnid-semen part of the story. So what’s the deal? As best as historians are able to determine, they were the same legend. Europa was the Minoan version, and Pasiphaë the Greek one. When the Greeks rolled through and conquered Crete, they essentially rewrote things. Instead of her being a powerful and in-charge woman, she was a depraved and lustful pawn. Their way of breaking Minoan traditions and bending it to their own ends. Dick move, guys. Artistic notes: 
Her laurel garland makes two horns (she was often depicted with a horned crown, being a bull goddess). 
The night sky in the background is the Taurus constellation, naturally. 
The setting is a direct copy of king Minos’s palace at Knossos (which really exists). 
The cow is modeled after a native breed local to that region called the Greek shorthair. 
The only severe inaccuracy I’m aware of is that the cow was supposed to be on wheels - probably a reference to an actual statue that the ancient Minoans used.  I liked it better with hooves though.
Oh, and the lady in the background is wiping scorpions off her chest and there are some in her hair. Make of that what you will.

EDITS: an earlier version of this post referred to ancient Crete as Minoa — how embarrassing! Thanks to bachvevo for the correction!

    rejectedprincesses:

    Next Rejected Princess for you all: Pasiphaë, mythological Greek queen. 

    Pasiphaë is best known for two things. The first, and better known of the two, was that she had an insatiable need to have sex with a bull. Not just any bull, but a bull that Poseidon gave her husband, king Minos. So the legend goes, her husband was supposed to sacrifice the bull back to Poseidon, but decided to keep it. In response, Poseidon was like, “Hey Pasiphaë, you know what’d be real good right now? Bull penis.” So she had the court inventor, Daedalus, build her a hollowed-out wooden cow so that she could have sex with the bull. 

    She later gave birth to the Minotaur. Daedalus got busy building a labyrinth. 

    The second thing she was well-known for was ruining her husband’s sex life. Being a powerful sorceress (her sister was Circe) and knowing that her husband was cheating on her, she made a charm such that if he slept with anyone save her, he would ejaculate serpents, scorpions, and millipedes. Gross.

    Now, here’s where it gets weird. Her husband’s mother, Europa (after whom Europe itself is named), had almost the exact same story. In her story, Zeus took the form of a beautiful bull, approached her, carried her out to an island in the ocean, and mated with her. She then had three kids, one of whom was king Minos - Pasiphaë’s husband. Notably Europa’s tale didn’t have the whole arachnid-semen part of the story. 

    So what’s the deal? As best as historians are able to determine, they were the same legend. Europa was the Minoan version, and Pasiphaë the Greek one. When the Greeks rolled through and conquered Crete, they essentially rewrote things. Instead of her being a powerful and in-charge woman, she was a depraved and lustful pawn. Their way of breaking Minoan traditions and bending it to their own ends. Dick move, guys. 

    Artistic notes:

    • Her laurel garland makes two horns (she was often depicted with a horned crown, being a bull goddess).
    • The night sky in the background is the Taurus constellation, naturally.
    • The setting is a direct copy of king Minos’s palace at Knossos (which really exists).
    • The cow is modeled after a native breed local to that region called the Greek shorthair.
    • The only severe inaccuracy I’m aware of is that the cow was supposed to be on wheels - probably a reference to an actual statue that the ancient Minoans used.  I liked it better with hooves though.


    Oh, and the lady in the background is wiping scorpions off her chest and there are some in her hair. Make of that what you will.

    EDITS: an earlier version of this post referred to ancient Crete as Minoa — how embarrassing! Thanks to bachvevo for the correction!

     
  6. 08:10 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 557

    Reblogged from neil-gaiman

    mostlysignssomeportents:

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    My next book, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, comes out in November, but the reviews have just started to come in. Kirkus gave it a stellar review. Many thanks to neil-gaiman and amandafuckingpalmer for their wonderful introductions!

    In…

     
  7. 08:09

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    Reblogged from thedemon-hauntedworld

    welcome-foolishmortals:

    The 10 best stargazing sites in the world

    Atacama Desert-Chile, Mauna Kea-Hawaii, NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserve-Namibia, Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve-New Zealand, Caldera de Taburiente National Park-Canary Islands, Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve-Ireland, Natural Bridges International Dark Sky Park-Utah, Big Bend International Dark Sky Park-Texas, Death Valley National Park-California, Cherry Springs State Park-Pennsylvania

     
  8. 13:16 5th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from marvelentertainment

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    erlie:

"Where did you learn to do that?"

    erlie:

    "Where did you learn to do that?"

     
  9. 20:22 3rd Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from halduncan

    (Source: emissarydeatons)

     
  10. 19:01

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    Reblogged from saraonfirex

    Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him.
    — F. Scott Fitzgerald, A New Leaf  (via feellng)