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15 Apr 16:57

kateordie: kamiexe: chicken-fingers: this movie was way too...





kateordie:

kamiexe:

chicken-fingers:

this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group

it’s actually really perfect for all ages because when kids learn this stuff early in life it stays with them 

The best all-ages material understands that kids are so much smarter than most adults give them credit for. I think stories that file down all the edges do them a disservice. There’s a lot to be said for not being afraid to be scary, to be clever, to be dangerous. That’s what we, as adults, remember. That’s why I love writing for a young audience - you’re reaching readers who are not only brilliant and intuitive, but they still believe in magic.

17 Apr 03:56

behindbobsburgers: Tina is a Punk Rocker. [full color...



behindbobsburgers:

Tina is a Punk Rocker. [full color version] (via ajmartinsson)

17 Apr 02:51

"It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily."

“It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.”

- The Whale Poop Hypothesis (via wnycradiolab)
17 Apr 00:41

lunatoneitdown: have you ever heard a raven talk? because...

Rosalind

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

i want one



lunatoneitdown:

have you ever heard a raven talk?

because apparently they can go from severus snape to japanese schoolgirl in .5 seconds.

Ravens are pretty amazing.

09 Apr 03:27

staxilicious: fruitsgarden: that was the biggest fucking...

Rosalind

autoreshare









staxilicious:

fruitsgarden:

that was the biggest fucking overreaction im laughing so hard

reblogging for the red panda fans I know

NOT AN OVERREACTION. PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE AND NORMAL REACTION. ::FALLS OVER, FLAILS HANDS AND FEET AROUND WHILE SQUEAKING IN SURPRISE::

… the rest of you people react to surprises like that, right? 

13 Apr 21:00

history-and-shit: A female “vampire” unearthed in a mass grave...





history-and-shit:

A female “vampire” unearthed in a mass grave near Venice, Italy, may have been accused of wearing another evil hat: a witch’s.

The 16th-century woman was discovered among medieval plague victims in 2006. Her jaw had been forced open by a brick—an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires in Europe at the time.

The discovery marked the first time archaeological remains had been interpreted as those of an alleged vampire, project leader Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist at the University of Florence in Italy, said when the skull was first revealed in March 2009.

New investigations have now shed light on who this “vampire” was, why people may have suspected her of dabbling in the dark arts, and even what she looked like.

"There is a piece of history to rewrite, to see this individual again after 500 years and also try to understand why the myth of vampire started," Borrini says in a new National Geographic Channel documentary. 

Borrini found the vampire skull while digging up mass graves on the Venetian island of Lazzaretto Nuovo. 

Belief in vampires was rampant in the Middle Ages, mostly because the process of decomposition was not well understood, Borrini says.

For instance, as the human stomach decays, it releases a dark “purge fluid.” This bloodlike liquid can flow freely from a corpse’s nose and mouth.

Since tombs and mass burials were often reopened during plagues to add new bodies, Italian gravediggers saw these decomposing remains and may have confused purge fluid with traces of vampire victims’ blood.

In addition, the fluid sometimes moistened the burial shroud near the corpse’s mouth so that the cloth sagged into the jaw. This could create tears in the cloth that made it seem as if the corpse had been chewing on its shroud.

Vampires were thought by some to be the causes of plagues, and the superstition took root that shroud-chewing was the “magical way” that vampires infected people, Borrini said.

Inserting objects—such as bricks and stones—into the mouths of alleged vampires was thought to halt the spread of disease.

To flesh out more details about the Venice vampire, Borrini assembled a team of scientists.

Paleonutritionists pulverized some of the woman’s remains—discovered along with the skull—to look for certain elements in food that settle in the bones and endure after death.

The team found that the woman had eaten mostly vegetables and grains, suggesting a lower-class diet.

DNA analysis revealed that the woman was European, and a forensic odontologist ascertained the woman’s age by examining the skull’s long canine teeth with an advanced digital x-ray device.

The results showed that the woman was between 61 and 71 years old when she died. Borrini was “quite shocked” by this finding—most women didn’t reach such advanced ages in the 16th century, he says in the documentary.

In medieval Europe, when fear of witches was widespread, many people believed the devil gave witches magical powers, including the ability to cheat death.

That means such a relatively old woman—suspected after death of being a vampire—may have been accused in life of being a witch, the researchers say.

But old age alone probably wouldn’t spur an accusation of witchcraft, said Jason Coy, an expert in European witchcraft and superstition at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, who was not part of the new study.

Though average life expectancy in 16th-century Europe was low, around 40, that doesn’t mean most people died at 40, he said via email. It means infant mortality was high, bringing down the average. If people lived past childhood, they stood a good chance of living into their 60s.

So the Venice vampire was old, but not “freakishly so,” Coy said.

Rather, Europe’s misogynistic society specifically linked old women with witchcraft, because people “assumed that old women—especially widows—were poor, lonely, weak, and unhappy, and thus could be lured by the devil’s promises of wealth, sex, and power into forming a pact with him,” Coy said.

At the height of the European witch-hunts, between A.D. 1550 and 1650, more than 100,000 people were tried as witches and 60,000 were executed—the vast majority of them old women.

Germany was the witch-hunt heartland, Coy said. Italy was relatively “mild” in its treatment of witches, although the country was also rife with superstitions and protective charms. 

In many historical references of the time, witches were said to eat children—possibly the origin of the Hansel and Gretel story, he added.

"So you could say that there is a tenuous link between flesh-eating zombies like your ‘Venetian vampire’ and witches: They were both feared for breaking the ultimate taboo—eating human flesh."

For the last step in forensic archaeologist Borrini’s work, he called on 3-D imaging experts to produce a digital model of the skull.

He then put markers where muscle attachments would have existed to reconstruct and rebuild the Venice vampire’s face. The result was the face of an “ordinary woman,” which perhaps brings the accused some “historical justice” centuries after her death, he said.

"It’s very strange to [leave] her now," he lamented, "because after this year it’s sort of a friendship that’s created between me and her."

16 Apr 13:00

Laser Pong

Laser Pong

Submitted by: catophile (via Gifak Net)

Tagged: Cats , gifs , pong , lasers
16 Apr 22:15

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16 Apr 17:09

hiddenlex: X-Wing and TIE Fighter Engagement Rings - Paul...

Rosalind

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee





hiddenlex:

X-Wing and TIE Fighter Engagement Rings - Paul Michael Design

16 Apr 23:37

Photo



17 Apr 01:04

The Lingerie Addict's "Diversity is More Than A Bra Size" Series

16 Apr 22:00

From the New Yorker.

by derekguypto
Rosalind

lol attn multitasksuicide

17 Apr 01:03

130186: Gloria Coelho A/W 2013



130186:

Gloria Coelho A/W 2013

16 Apr 22:01

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Rosalind

ok so kindergarten really for me



16 Apr 21:31

papaya-war: whenever I see someone wearing a “cool story babe now make me a sandwich” shirt

papaya-war:

whenever I see someone wearing a “cool story babe now make me a sandwich” shirt

image

16 Apr 21:50

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Rosalind

LOUISE



16 Apr 21:43

Bird and Butterfly Flipbook Machines by Juan Fontanive

by EDW Lynch


Back in 2013 we posted about the delightful flipbook machines of artist Juan Fontanive. Fontanive has since released new machines, “Vivarium A” and “Vivarium B,” and “Ornithology S.”

Flipbook Machines by  Juan Fontanive
GIF by Colossal

Flipbook Machines by  Juan Fontanive

photo via Juan Fontanive

via Colossal

14 Apr 22:53

batwife: GPOY Yep, that’s my laundry day.



batwife:

GPOY

Yep, that’s my laundry day.

16 Apr 03:17

ideal first date: sit on the floor and stare at bookshelves

Then make out

30 Mar 02:24

I was lucky enough to meet Drew Rausch at ECCC yesterday! An...



I was lucky enough to meet Drew Rausch at ECCC yesterday! An utterly charming spookster, let me tell you. And his art! It fills me with glee. 

29 Mar 20:20

Hand-Painted Wing Scarf ($60.00). This is so gorgeous. Of...





Hand-Painted Wing Scarf ($60.00). This is so gorgeous. Of course, I’m picturing it in blacks and grays, with subtle iridescence and silver highlights, and … yeah.

15 Apr 22:57

You should punch people who talk in lecture because it'll make your memory bad.

Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, McMaster University

"The impact of perceptual interference on recognition memory"

16 Apr 18:43

Panda

by Reza
Rosalind

for saucie

panda

16 Apr 11:28

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16 Apr 00:00

04.16.2014

Rosalind

ROFL LOLOLOLOL

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic.
16 Apr 05:47

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Rosalind

yep



16 Apr 04:47

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Rosalind

bah



16 Apr 20:47

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Rosalind

I wish



15 Apr 23:54

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Rosalind

tw: rape



16 Apr 11:37

brokenquill: The second worst burn that Two Face has ever...



brokenquill:

The second worst burn that Two Face has ever felt.