- Elementary School: Here's a basic understanding of history and how the world works.
- High School: Actually, that's not quite right. Everything is actually a whole lot more complicated than that.
- College: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRRROOONNNNGGGG
- History Channel: Aliens.
Going back to the US on Monday! Had my last lesson this past Friday and taught my last class last weekend. All the feels….
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
WHO NAMED THIS FLOWER
IT BARGES INTO ALL YOUR CONVERSATIONS
IT GIVES YOU A STUPID NICKNAME WHEN YOU’VE MET, LIKE, ONCE
IT WIGGLES ITS STAMENS AT YOU SUGGESTIVELY FOR NO REASON
IT IS: THE AGGRESSIVELY FORWARD BEARDED IRIS
Plants bring such joy into people’s lives - by which I mean you’ll laugh at your desk to the point of actual tears.
(BTW, just to chime in and be a plant nerd: the Latin name is Iris germanica ‘Aggressively Forward’) ~LM
Pluto was a planet, some committee of fancy assholes disagree, I disagree back
Ok so I can’t make this post all formal because I need to do this quick because we’re running out of time.
Just today I found out there are only 55 of them left in the world and it makes me sad seeing my favourite animal facing extinction. So I need your help to spread the word and sign this petition to help save the last 55. All you need to do is enter your name, email address and the country you live in. It’s not that much, guys!
Help make a difference
signal boost this!!
June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space
On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She was a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. She rode the space shuttle Challenger into orbit in 1983, but she was also a NASA adviser, a lifelong educator, and a founder of Sally Ride Science, a venture dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people, especially girls, about science and space.
Watch an NOVA’s uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.
Reblogging even considering epic fail of yesterday and how I didn’t get online to see this….
The Whimsically Macabre Scenes of @__remmidemmi
To see more of Sandro’s explorations of “bodies with no regret,” follow @__remmidemmi on Instagram.
In his macabre, tragicomic photo series, Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan (@__remmidemmi) explores the willingness of people to put the safety of material objects before their own well-being.
When conceiving the project, _IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret), Sandro drew from personal experience. “Last summer I had a small but tough bicycle accident,” he explains. “I lost 30% of my right hand’s functions because I never let go of the object I was holding as I fell.”
When, shortly after, a friend broke his leg to prevent his smartphone from falling in water, Sandro became concerned. “We live in a time where we risk material things becoming more important than our own lives, and this is really worrying.”
Sandro channeled his concern into crafting meticulous and whimsical photos. “I immediately felt the urgency to capture the moment of impact. I wanted to talk about obsessions, neurosis and frailties of our times through my personal experience.” The resulting photos are at once humorous and haunting.
Many think that the wildly contorted bodies in Sandro’s photos are dolls or dummies. Not so, says Sandro. “I work exclusively with professional actors who are able to position themselves in anatomically impossible poses because they are trained to use their bodies to communicate.”