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4:17pm October 2, 2014
aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

4:00pm October 2, 2014

 100 Rare And Unusual Baby Names

Posting this for reference!

2:44pm October 2, 2014

cookiesdf:

Please, don’t be that person. Nobody likes that person.

Check it out at Tapastic!

2:33pm October 2, 2014

mymodernmet:

Serving both as a bride and an artist, Sheika Lateefa gave the company Designlab Events complete freedom to create this spectacular cloud installation for her wedding. The installation, titled Lucid Dream, consists of 15,000 light sticks, 65,000 Swarovski crystals, 4,000 paper cranes, and other materials that swirl overhead in an amazing sky.

2:17pm October 2, 2014
obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

2:09pm October 2, 2014

americanhobbit:

nudiemuse:

amaradonis:

girlslovegamestoo:

Women of Steel

deep, heavy breathing

Give me armour and let me kill some shit.

pay special attention to the lack of boob cups and thank you

2:09pm October 2, 2014
manafromheaven:

rifa:

lacigreen:

byebye weak ass homophobic/transphobic legal defenses.

THIS IS SUPER GREAT

OMG RAD

manafromheaven:

rifa:

lacigreen:

byebye weak ass homophobic/transphobic legal defenses.

THIS IS SUPER GREAT

OMG RAD

1:46pm October 2, 2014

durnesque-esque:

scottertheotherotter:

websandwhiskers:

THIS HAD BEEN DRIVING ME NUTS FOR FOREVER. 

So there.  Now I have figured it out. 

People who I suspect have thought about this less than me:

  • Tolkien
  • Peter Jackson
  • real geneticists
  • God
  • anyone

I love when real science is used to explain shit in fantasy worlds.

1:31pm October 2, 2014
snarryrecs:

kiwifagyi:

fangirls exlode by ~Elruu

Hmmm…..

GENUIS. щ(ಥДಥщ)

snarryrecs:

kiwifagyi:

fangirls exlode by ~Elruu

Hmmm…..

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GENUIS. щ(ಥДಥщ)

1:24pm October 2, 2014

actualashiok:

the-time-goddess-of-221b:

dammit-jim-im-a-blog:

when you’re in trouble there are four options:

stay silent and get yelled at for ignoring your parent

apologize and get yelled at for sass (even when it was sincere)

defend yourself and get yelled at for talking back

answer any questions your parent asked you and get yelled at for sass (again even if it’s sincere)

like what am I supposed to do when I get yelled at for literally everything

cry

then get yelled at for crying

1:23pm October 2, 2014

etheral-merkabah:

blazepress:

Love at first sight is dangerous.

This is so cool.

1:20pm October 2, 2014
mycrarrythings:

Five year-old Isabelle Nixon was given a ride on the shoulders of the Queen’s grandson last night during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Her father, Adam Nixon, captained the United Kingdom’s wheelchair basketball team to Gold.

Prince Harry had given Isabelle a hug earlier in the evening.
Later on she saw him again and ran over to him. He recognised her, picked her up and put her on his shoulders.

#LEGEND.

mycrarrythings:

Five year-old Isabelle Nixon was given a ride on the shoulders of the Queen’s grandson last night during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Her father, Adam Nixon, captained the United Kingdom’s wheelchair basketball team to Gold.

Prince Harry had given Isabelle a hug earlier in the evening.

Later on she saw him again and ran over to him. He recognised her, picked her up and put her on his shoulders.

#LEGEND.

11:12am October 2, 2014

-teesa-:

9.29.14

Jon interviews Hadi al-Bahra, President of the Syrian National Coalition.

10:43am October 2, 2014

bonesbuckleup:

No okay but have you considered:

  • Bucky Barnes always being the caregiver and protector for his siblings, for Steve.  Bucky always putting himself between everyone else and the world.  Bucky being a metaphorical (and sometimes literal, with Steve getting into fights) wall that no one has ever been able to truly get through.
  • Dum Dum Dugan looking out for himself.  Dum Dum always taking care of number one - that is, his own ass - because other people are only going to drag you down.  Dum Dum who is that guy in the stories, the one who appeared and disappeared in almost the same breath.
  • Dum Dum and Bucky meeting at basic.  Dum Dum noticing the way that Bucky always goes out of the way to talk to the really homesick guys, who goes back during runs to make sure that everyone gets to the end.  Dum Dum starting to notice that there isn’t anyone really returning the favor.
  • Bucky suddenly having this mountain of a man badgering him about eating enough and sleeping enough.  Bucky having someone who backs him up at almost ever turn.  Bucky not knowing what hte hell to do about that.
  • Dum Dum learning to give a shit, even two, about another person.
  • Bucky learning to let someone actually take care of him for once.
  • In the battlefield, before they’re captured, Bucky stepping in front of the other men and Dum Dum trying to step in front of Bucky.
  • Bucky giving Dum Dum the name Dum Dum.
  • Dum Dum fucking RAGING when they drag Bucky away to Zola’s laboratory.  Dum Dum trying to get them to take him instead of Bucky.  Dum Dum sitting and staring at a wall and wondering how this happened, how he got stuck with this dumb kid who is too smart for his own good.
  • I just
  • DUM DUM DUGAN AND BUCKY BARNES.