pimp-eridan:

officialgarrusvakarian:

we-are-star-stuff:

zerostatereflex:

An Octopus unscrewing a lid from the inside.

Octopuses are going to kill us all someday

I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.

Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank

Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.

holy fucking shit

(via obi-uana)

(Source: tassels, via ocean-owl)

victoriousvocabulary:

DECOLLATION
[noun]
the act of decapitation; beheading or being beheaded.
Etymology: from the Latin decollatus, from de, “to depart, withdraw from”+ collum, “a neck or cervix”.
[Abigail Larson - The Headless Horseman]

victoriousvocabulary:

DECOLLATION

[noun]

the act of decapitation; beheading or being beheaded.

Etymology: from the Latin decollatus, from de, “to depart, withdraw from”+ collum, “a neck or cervix”.

[Abigail Larson - The Headless Horseman]

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sashij:

Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double toil and trouble
Something wicked this way comes

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing

Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double toil and trouble
Something wicked this way comes

In the cauldron boil and bake
Fillet of a fenny snake,
Scale of dragon tooth of wolf
Witches mummy, maw and gulf

Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Something wicked this way comes!

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1810

From the V&A

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

(Source: photosetavenue)

Christine de Pizan

fyeahhistoricalwomen:

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The only thing you need to know about this photo is that its caption was “Christine de Pizan lecturing men” and that about sums up her life.1364 - 1430

Who is she?: Simone de Beauvoir said that her writings in rhetoric were “the first time we [saw] a woman take up her pen in defence of her sex”. Born to a councillor of the court (Charles V of France), Christine was an Italian French medieval author and poet. She used this advantage to further her education and learn every romance language so she could communicate the fuck out of everyone.

She was widowed at age 24, wherein her literary career commenced so that she could support her family. That’s right, ladies, she made a career out of writing. Most writers can’t even do that now. She wrote poetry and ballads, and became incredibly well-known for these. She also wrote prose, and became a favourite of many royal patrons. 

What did she do?:

  • Is referred to as the west’s first ‘proto-feminist’, thanks to her writings on the defense of women.
  • Wrote over 300 ballads and love poems.
  • Wrote “The Book of the City of Ladies”, wherein she exalted all the past contributions women had made to society and denounced any misogynistic tendencies the courtly life she lived in had. 
  • Wrote a poem about Joan of Arc as her final piece before she died, exalting the female war leader as a triumph for womankind.
  • Contributed to rhetoric, and added to the dialogue of proto-woman’s rights. 

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