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becausebirds:

Pigeons wore old-fashioned, time-delayed cameras to take photos during World War 1! You can see the wing tips is some of the photos. It ended up not being very useful, and the practice was quickly discontinued, but it works! Read more

Also, 34 pigeons have been decorated with the ‘Dickin Medal,’ the medal given to animals that were of great service during the war!

Pigeon war heroes because birds!

calodaemon:

"The Sandman" by Salvador Dali.

Wednesday, 23rd of April with 24,723 notes

commanderspock:

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Supreme Detective Agency. New York City, circa 1943.
Photographs by Weegee.

Wednesday, 23rd of April with 2,104 notes

arpeggia:

Gustav Klimt - Death and Life, 1916

Wednesday, 23rd of April with 6,548 notes
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'I toss out a few more quick questions. Director you’d like to work with? "This Steve McQueen guy seems really interesting" Food guilty-pleasures? "All of them. I’m a foodie. I love it ALL" Binge-watched shows? “Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, American Horror Story, Homeland, Nurse Jackie. Yeah. I watch them all.” Favorite Holiday? "I have a six-year-old little girl and I try to keep as much magic in her life for as long as possible before the world intervenes. Christmas just allows so much of that."'— Gina Torres for Bello Mag

vouzou:

The Hubble Extreme Deep Field

The Hubble Extreme Deep Field is the most distant image of the Universe ever created. Its diameter is one tenth the width of the full moon, its area is one 30 millionth of the entire sky. Within this field of view there are more than 5000 galaxies, 600 trillion stars and 50 quadrillion planets and moons. The light from the most distant visible objects was created more than 13 billion years ago, when the Universe was only 5% of it’s current age. This photograph is a slice of infinity, proof of the immense scale of reality.

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neyruto:

a dystopian novel about some guy who works in the government and is just trying to get by while some shitty kids try and overthrow society

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Cate. Cate.

The air here is cool and soft and smells so much of plants.

I’m leaving with a bundle of freshly cut rhubarb in my carry-on.

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oupacademic:

Canine connections

How closely related are wolves and dogs? This image illustrates the gene flow between wolf and dog populations included in a recent study in Journal of Heredity.

goatcorporation:

dragons hoard gold and treasure but as far as i can tell they have no use for it as actual currency. dragons dont really need material wealth because they can do whatever they want and no one will sell anything to a dragon (a dragon can just take whatever they want anyway)

possible theories for why dragons hoard treasure:

  • like many species of birds, dragons are instinctually attracted to shiny objects for no other reason except to attract a mate with their beautiful nest
  • their favorite cartoon is scrooge mcduck
  • dragons just enjoy killing/eating rich kings, landowners, aristocrats etc.
  • they intentionally manipulate the global economy by withholding material wealth from the market
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