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proofmathisbeautiful:

zerostatereflex:

Water Experiment No. 33 Automata

What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

By: Dean O’Callaghan

Can’t look away…

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Peak District marks 63rd birthday with a Google Doodle


The Peak District was Britain’s first national park, created in 1951 following a campaign to increase open access to and to protect Britain’s countrysidethat included the famous mass trespass to the Peak District’s highest point, Kinder Scout in April 1932. There are now 15 national parks in the UK, with the latest, South Downs national park, being created in April 2011.
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Peak District marks 63rd birthday with a Google Doodle

The Peak District was Britain’s first national park, created in 1951 following a campaign to increase open access to and to protect Britain’s countrysidethat included the famous mass trespass to the Peak District’s highest point, Kinder Scout in April 1932. There are now 15 national parks in the UK, with the latest, South Downs national park, being created in April 2011.

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camwoodstock:

shaggy2pope:

grimandhopeless:

These are all extremely fair points

the first one especially speaks to me on a spiritual level

the last one is the most true shit ever

boys get the good shit

girls get “sexy ___”

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infinity-imagined:

The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

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Phonetapping - new probably Banksy mural near GCHQ, Cheltenham

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[content notes added by nine-worlds-geekfest: re: the hunger games; copious spoilers for the endgame of Mockingjay, strong discussion of war and death with highly evocative language]
The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.
reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
[please don’t delete the quote credit] (via mockingfire)

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flavorpill:

Just some morning beauty to get you through the day: Beautiful Closeup Photos of Butterfly Wings

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70sscifiart:

Six covers by Bob Pepper.

Via Ragged Claws

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Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

archaeologicalnews:

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Skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations are Black Death victims from the great pandemic of the 14th Century, forensic tests indicate.

Their teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and their graves have been dated to 1348-50.

Records…

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odditiesoflife:

Amazing Art on Japanese Manhole Covers

In Japan, there are many cities and towns that place visually stunning works of art right underneath pedestrians’ feet. There are almost 6,000 of these covers around the country, turning unattractive necessities into eye candy. Photographer S. Morita has documented hundreds of these covers over the years which are available on Morita’s Flickr page.

(Source: flavorwire.com)