1. 02:47 18th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from honestlyanthony

    The Russian Ark: This movie was shot in a single take. The cinematographer Tillman Buttner, used a Steadicam and high-def digital technology; joined with some 2,000 actors in a tight-wire act in which every mark and cue had to be hit without fail to get the whole film in one shot. (x)

    (Source: maudit)

     
  2. 15:35 27th Jun 2014

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    fitchris25:

    big-bad-wolf-fitness:

    twentysplenty:

    Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art. Take a moment to look at these properly.

    Now THIS is worthy of being one of my favorite posts of all time on tumblr.

    Holy wow

     
  3. 23:23 22nd Jun 2014

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    iamsmallcat:

    the last one killed me

    (Source: tastefullyoffensive)

     
  4. 19:03

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    sgdsugar:

A defining moment in children television history.

    sgdsugar:

    A defining moment in children television history.

    (Source: stephdowell)

     
  5. 20:06 14th Jun 2014

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    gingerb3ard:

    In case anyone needs some cheering up at the moment.

     
  6. 12:43 13th Jun 2014

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    dysphoricsylph:

Olga Smirnova and Vladislav Lantratov in Onegin.

    dysphoricsylph:

    Olga Smirnova and Vladislav Lantratov in Onegin.

     
  7. 14:25 10th Jun 2014

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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

     
  8. 03:45 9th Jun 2014

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    these-lumping-lumps:

Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.

    these-lumping-lumps:

    Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.

     
  9. 13:52 3rd Jun 2014

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    peashooter85:

    Ancient Persian Freezers —- The Yakhchals

    Today in the modern world we take freezers, and the frozen results of freezers for granted.  But in ancient times, cold drinks, frozen desserts, and chilled tropical cocktails were a luxury unknown to most people.  However the idea of artificially freezing goods is nothing new.  As far back as 400 BC, the ancient Persians built special freezers called yakhchals.  Yakhchals were large buildings used for storage of ice and foodstuffs during the hot Persian summers.  Typically they were around 60 feet tall, and had a large subterranean storage space dug out from under it.  The Yakhchal itself was made from a special type of mud clay called sarooj which was composed of clay, sand, lime, goat hair, egg whites, and ash mixed in a special proportion which made it extremely resistant to heat transfer.  In other words the inside stayed cool, while heat from the outside was prevented from entering the building because of the thick insulated walls.  This combined with the subterranean storage ensured that whatever goods were stored in the pit stayed cool, as temperatures below ground level are usually around the 60 to 65 degree Fahrenheit range.  However, these designs were not what made a yakhchal a freezer.  There was one other brilliant design feature which ensured that the yakhchal would stay frosty all year long.

    At the top of the dome was a small hole, or series of small holes called windcatchers.  Typically windcatchers were pointed in the direction of the prevailing winds.  Due to its conical shape there was always a negative pressure gradient inside the yakhchal.  According to Bernoulli’s Law air flow at a high pressure will always move toward areas of low pressure.  Thus air from the outside was constantly flowing through the yakhchal.  In addition, according to Venturi’s Principal, whenever air flows through a small hole, the smaller the hole, the greater the speed of the flow.  The small hole, or series of holes of the yakhchal ensured that air passed into it at great flows.  What resulted was a great amount of outside air entering into the yakhchal at high speeds.  While the air itself wasn’t cool, the flows at which it was being entrained into the yakhchal created temperatures that were below freezing. Typically the windcatchers were cut in such a way that the incoming jet of air would be directed onto the storage pit.

    The ancient Persians primarily used their yakhchals for storing ice and foodstuffs.  During the summer, Persian nobles often enjoyed a frozen treat called faloodeh (pictured above), which is made from thin noodles with syrup made from sugar and rose water, then flavored with lemon, lime, fruits, almond, pistachio, and other flavorings.  Due to the Persian’s freezing technology, faloodeh (which is still popular today) goes down in history as one of the first frozen deserts.  The practice of building and using yakhchals continued up to the 20th century, when they were eventually replaced with modern freezers and refrigerators.

    (Source: eartharchitecture.org)

     
  10. 02:16 2nd Jun 2014

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    Reblogged from burdge

    Above us, only stars. Below us, only stars. To all sides, only stars. Inside us, only stars.
    — Welcome to Night Vale (via aheroicdeath)
     
  11. 01:50 15th May 2014

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    queerfabulousmermaid:


Cinderella (1997) - Brandy (Cinderella), Paolo Montalban (Prince Christopher), Whoopi Goldberg (Queen Constantina), and Victor Garber (King Maximillian)

the only version of cinderella that matters

    queerfabulousmermaid:

    Cinderella (1997) - Brandy (Cinderella), Paolo Montalban (Prince Christopher), Whoopi Goldberg (Queen Constantina), and Victor Garber (King Maximillian)

    the only version of cinderella that matters

    (Source: ahperrytheplatypus)

     
  12. 03:10 9th May 2014

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    image: Download

    (Source: instamatthew)

     
  13. 01:53 15th Apr 2014

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    wheatthins245:

    cosplay-in-the-usa:

    Please take a moment and watch this video.

    Holy shit

    (Source: missrep)

     
  14. 02:05 14th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from thirdtimecharmed

    staceythinx:

    Some of the 14 Spectacular Basalt Formations assembled for a beautiful and informative gallery by The World Geography.

     
  15. 01:55

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    luthienesque:

    just want to raise a glass for oberyn for being one of the few characters who is actually disgusted and enraged by rape and the rape culture of westeros while being non-white, non-het, and not a huge piece of crap towards bastards and non-noble ppl