Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
Only on the internet could you find a shark in a cat suit riding a roomba.
Here it is folks. The two gifs that will break me. My life has just come full circle because of this. Goodbye friends I am gone.
you know im digging the idea of a bathroom fandom bc really
i mean just looking at this makes me feel like a warrior princess
look how fucking shiny it is
this one comes with a fucking chandelier and a funky chair
and look this bathtub isnt even a tub it looks like a swimming pool jfc
so classy and modern
murder enemies in this bathroom nobody wil be able to tell
look how aqua this one looks
this one even comes with an attractive man
Sign this Petition for open investigation into Judging Decisions of Women’s Figure Skating and Demand Rejudgement at the Sochi Olympics.
In a nutshell: Kim Yuna won silver at the Sochi Olympics this year and Adelina Sotnikova, who is a Russian, won gold. What made people so outraged is the fact that one of the judges’ sheets gave Yuna a score of 0 when it was nearly perfect. Sotnikova, who made a more visible mistake than Kim, received a higher score, which leads to speculation that the judges were biased. signing this petition will mean an investigation into the scores. This was Kim Yuna’s last year competing at the Olympics. "She never got the points she deserved, and she will never be able to break her ownrecord.” (Via michelle Pyo on fb) heartbreaking, when breaking our own record is what drives the majority of the human population.
I do not have anything against adelina. i believe that she deserved a medal. However, if the reinvestigation happens, then in the case that things were judged fairly, nothing would change and people would be appeased and happy. if the judging was unfair, then everyone would get the scores they deserved. :)
Matt Smith could have been such a wonderful doctor… if Moffat hadn’t been writing the show.
I know, I know, you’re all probably tired of me complaining about the show this blog is dedicated to. But just watch this ok?
I disagree about the silence point but everything else is dead on.
You know, that one with the awesome loner female lead with a swell braid in her hair
The one who was associated with a certain element
And had an optimistic little sister she loved a lot
I especially loved the part where her dress transformed into a different
Oh, but let’s not forget the great male characters!
Like the sweet blonde guy
And the stern but handsome brunette
Yeah, it was such a great and unique film!