Things happen for a reason.

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ultrafacts:

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I heard a story about a guy whose plane took off from LA on Christmas Eve, and touched down in Japan the next morning on the 26th. Christmas was eaten by the time differences.

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I heard a story about a guy whose plane took off from LA on Christmas Eve, and touched down in Japan the next morning on the 26th. Christmas was eaten by the time differences.

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timtampon:

timtampon:

I was talking to my friend on the phone and then she almost got run over and i was obviously really concerned so i asked her if she was okay and after a moment she replied “there is a Jesus in the sky” in a really matter-of-fact sort of way
so obviously I thought something was seriously wrong butimage

omg please don’t bring this back
People are converting because of this post and I’m actually Jewish oh god I fucked up

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zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

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purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

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soccer-mom:

screwsociety:

lame-waves:

i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??

"I’M BLEEDING….. that’s okay i can still do it"

THIS IS MY FAVORITE VIDEO EVER

I have never laughed so hard in my life

This is the best one I have seen. I mean you have no idea what you’re doing but still reminded people to donate and that it was for a cause. Better than others have done!! 👍👍👌👌🙌

she’s an adorable mess

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sixpenceee:

Informal infographic depicting evolution 

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striderbeegood:

tingletits:

notspying:

Summoning the ogrelord

he went to gods thumb and came back

Wow holes fandom way to climb out of your hole

striderbeegood:

tingletits:

notspying:

Summoning the ogrelord

he went to gods thumb and came back

Wow holes fandom way to climb out of your hole

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gamingoverstorm:

aroihkin:

accobi:

beranyth:

prothy-the-prothean:

masterassassino:

doctorscottie:

ozolopolis:

xeruth:

pepsie:

theamericankid:

Gaming Logic

more you tilt your body your character will get away from danger

the louder you yell, the more critical hits you’ll land

when you stand up you can see everyone’s weakspots

when you tilt your head you’ll be able to see more of the area

When you lean forward, you get +30% concentration.

When you use controller 1, it means you’ll win

Throwing yourself bodily to the side helps you avoid obstacles in racing.

Threatening the playable character with physical injury will make platform puzzles easier.

All of these things. All of them.

Including all these mechanics is the reason why games take so much time to be fully developed.

gamingoverstorm:

aroihkin:

accobi:

beranyth:

prothy-the-prothean:

masterassassino:

doctorscottie:

ozolopolis:

xeruth:

pepsie:

theamericankid:

Gaming Logic

more you tilt your body your character will get away from danger

the louder you yell, the more critical hits you’ll land

when you stand up you can see everyone’s weakspots

when you tilt your head you’ll be able to see more of the area

When you lean forward, you get +30% concentration.

When you use controller 1, it means you’ll win

Throwing yourself bodily to the side helps you avoid obstacles in racing.

Threatening the playable character with physical injury will make platform puzzles easier.

All of these things. All of them.

Including all these mechanics is the reason why games take so much time to be fully developed.

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Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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kurtofskyforlife:

distortedpineapple:

serendipitousramblings:

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This makes me inexplicably happy.

I smiled uncontrollably when it started playing, omg this needs to be everywhere on tumblr.

Disney’s Robin Hood was my childhood. Fond memories.

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sexyboitommo:

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i was labelling stuff today and this lady scoffed at me and i was like hi and she was like writing with ur left hand is immoral. its 2014 and someone actually said that to my face

Writing with ur left hand is fine but having a URL like that is definitely not

i can’t even argue w that tbh

you must never log out

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Asking the real questions. 

nikkiehagedoorn:

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floozys:

famous boys who are getting SERIOUS cash thanks to their 99% teenage girl fanbase yet still spew out negative shit about teenage girls, annoy me to no fucking end

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i mean anyone being assholes to teenage girls piss me off, but people who are living their dream thanks to the support of teenage girls yet still spit in their faces 

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