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atonemen-t:

lolitsgabe:

Shut. The fuck. Up.

Oh my god wow

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fruitappreciation:

omg apparently artificial banana flavoring is based on the gros michel banana which was wiped out by a banana plague in the 50s and the banana we eat today is a totally different thing called the cavendish and thats why banana candy doesnt taste like bananas do you know how lied to i feel. like there was a fucking banana apocalypse and no one told me about it until now

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"If you blur your eyes, the streetlights become hundreds of ghosts going home."

Iain Thomas, from I Wrote This For You (Central Avenue Publishing, 2011)

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petrichorlore:

Make me choose between…
okayophelia asked: Empire rising/falling or Kingdom rising/falling
→ KINGDOM RISING/EMPIRE RISING: ROMAN KINGDOM & ROMAN EMPIRE

The myth of Aeneas, Greek in origin, had to be reconciled with the Italian myth of Romulus and Remus, who taken as historical figures would have been born around 771 BC. They were purported to be sons of Rhea Silvia and Mars, the god of war. Because of a prophecy that they would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius, who had overthrown Silvia’s father Numitor, they were, in the manner of many mythological heroes, abandoned at birth; in this case, on the Tiber River by servants who took pity on the infants, despite their orders. The twins were nurtured by a she-wolf until a shepherd named Faustulus found and took Romulus and Remus as his sons. Faustulus and his wife, Acca Larentia, raised the children. When Remus and Romulus became adults, they killed Amulius and restored Numitor. They decided to establish a city; however, they quarreled, and Romulus killed his brother. Thus Rome began with a fratricide, a story that was later taken to represent the city’s history of internecine political strife and bloodshed. Romulus was Rome’s first king and the city’s founder. In 753 BC, Romulus began building the city upon the Palatine Hill. After founding and naming (as the story goes) Rome, he permitted men of all classes to come to Rome as citizens, including slaves and freemen without distinction. After his death at the age of 54, Romulus was deified as the war god Quirinus and served not only as one of the three major gods of Rome but also as the deified likeness of the city of Rome. He reigned for 36 years.
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by a government headed by an Emperor, and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The 500 year old republic which preceded it was severely destabilized in a series of civil wars and political conflict, during which Julius Caesar was appointed as perpetual dictator and then assassinated in 44 BC. Conflict and civil unrest continued, eventually culminating in the victory of Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son, over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. Octavian’s power was now unassailable and in 27 BC the Roman Senate formally granted him overarching power and the new title Augustus, effectively marking the end of the Roman Republic. The imperial successor to the Republic endured for some 500 years. The first two centuries of the Empire’s existence were a period of unprecedented political stability and prosperity known as the Pax Romana, or “Roman Peace”. Following Octavian’s victory, the size of the Empire was dramatically increased. [x] [x] [x]

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dumb-science-jokes:

jeez these new generations of E. Coli have been growing up so strangely! 

…i blame the media

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dead-men-talking:

My mom used to write in a diary about me while I was growing up.  Apparently my bones obsession was long in the making.

dead-men-talking:

My mom used to write in a diary about me while I was growing up.  Apparently my bones obsession was long in the making.

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spookyhella:

casually call people “human” to unsettle them and make them question what sort of being you are

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I have one randomly swollen eyelid… hoping this is a sign of the emergence of awesome mutant powers instead of something boring like seasonal allergies.

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"You are only two generations removed from a woman who never wore pants."

— my mom to me tonight while discussing my grandmother

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femmedandy:

theblacklacedandy:

Oh I want this outfit!

Life goals.

femmedandy:

theblacklacedandy:

Oh I want this outfit!

Life goals.

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ohmaglor:

And if the night is burning
    I will cover my eyes
       For if the dark returns
           Then my brothers will die

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doodlesanddiscord:

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jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge. much run wow 

I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.

doodlesanddiscord:

thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge.

much run wow 

I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.

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As far as teaching science goes, I would put evolution high up on the list. Only because its the most misunderstood science theory, while also being the most attempted to be understood. Time and time again people will say to me “So you really think we came from monkeys?” which tells me they are not aware of mutation at all. In those times I think, “Man, I’d really like to show them an animation of the process.” Can we find an way to present evolution that will be easy to swallow?

Asked by benfalkenstein

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Evolution is one of the most misunderstood topics in science, and yet it is also one of the most controversial, subject to much debate. Luckily, there are lots of resources to help explain.

Below is a great infographic from sixpenceee that concisely explains that humans did not come from apes. Rather, both evolved from a common ancestor.

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As an additional resource, 
this video
 (although it’s a bit long) provides a good summary of evolution as a process.Congratulations on your scientific curiosity and thank you for your question!

Answered by Claire R., Expert Leader

Edited by: Dylan S.

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edwardspoonhands:

I know I just said we shouldn’t respond to trolls…but I spent some time in the comments of THE VIDEO IN QUESTION and there are a number of ladies just being totally badass and awesome, so I wanted to share.