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willowbambi:

This makes me so happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9LvRDrhx6U

(Source: giogif, via lesbian-satan)

medievalistsnet:

A Year on the Medieval Farm

medievalistsnet:

A Year on the Medieval Farm

May 30, 1381: Peasants were especially Revolting
May 30, 1431: Jeanne été brûlée
May 30, 1593: Marlowe met a Reckonyng

wellesleymag:

One shift of the Wellesley Farmerettes, who supported the war effort in 1918 through food production in the vegetable gardens. Pictured are botany professor Margaret Ferguson (fourth from left), Helen Blake ‘18 (third from left), Ellen Montgomery ‘18 (far right), Bess Whitmarsh ‘18 (on top of wagon with hat), and Ruth Addoms ‘18 (behind Miss Ferguson). Photo courtesy of Wellesley College Archives.

wellesleymag:

One shift of the Wellesley Farmerettes, who supported the war effort in 1918 through food production in the vegetable gardens. Pictured are botany professor Margaret Ferguson (fourth from left), Helen Blake ‘18 (third from left), Ellen Montgomery ‘18 (far right), Bess Whitmarsh ‘18 (on top of wagon with hat), and Ruth Addoms ‘18 (behind Miss Ferguson). Photo courtesy of Wellesley College Archives.

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artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

or-dhuilleag:

If Thoreau went looking for the first blueberry flowers of Concord in mid-May today, he would be too late — some bushes would be covered with flowers, while others would have only a few stragglers left hanging among the young green fruits. Since the 1850s, the first blueberry flowering has shifted three weeks earlier — the blossoms now generally open during the last two weeks of April. But this year, after a record warm winter, blueberry bushes began to flower on April 1, six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time.

(Source: The New York Times)

ilovecharts:

Ugly Is Hard To Kill
Today, Jessica reminds us that it is also Cinco de Mayo in France.

ilovecharts:

Ugly Is Hard To Kill

Today, Jessica reminds us that it is also Cinco de Mayo in France.

discourseontheotter:

~Nick Dyer-Witheford

discourseontheotter:

~Nick Dyer-Witheford

lubchansky:

Important Context.

lubchansky:

Important Context.

Classic.

Classic.

goingmedieval:

Many Doge

goingmedieval:

Many Doge

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inacom:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.

inacom:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.

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skunkbear:

The modelers have become models! If you are into climate scientists, you might want to purchase this calendar (created by science communicators Francesco Fiondella and Rebecca Fowler). They explain:

Each month, the calendar shows one of Columbia’s renowned climate scientists in a portrayal of their interests and work, along with information like the scientists’ favorite dataset, chart or climate phenomenon. The calendar also includes dates of weather and climate events that live in infamy, dates of key scientific meetings… and much more.

Images:

Dr. August: Kátia Fernandes developed a model to help predict fire activity in the Western Amazon up to three months in advance. 

Dr. December: Nicolas Vigaud studies how a changing climate could alter regional atmospheric circulation over Africa’s Sahel and other semi-arid environments, and impact rainfall patterns there.

Dr. October: Dorothy Peteet, reconstructs past climate using ancient seeds and pollen found in the cores of layered mud she pulls from bogs, lakes and marshes in Alaska and New York.

Dr. June: Tony Barnston is the Chief Forecaster at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

[insert global warming joke that conflates heat and attractiveness here]

59 plays

The Mountain Goats - The Anglo-Saxons

(Source: going-to-scranton)

wifwolf:

Valentine’s day is boring. Instead, let’s celebrate the anniversary of Native Hawaiians killing the fuck outta douchebag English explorer Captain James Cook, on February 14, 1779.
anti-colonialism and indigenous resistance 8ever.

wifwolf:

Valentine’s day is boring. Instead, let’s celebrate the anniversary of Native Hawaiians killing the fuck outta douchebag English explorer Captain James Cook, on February 14, 1779.

anti-colonialism and indigenous resistance 8ever.

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