Alexandra, 18, currently in college and loving it! Humor, nature, art, science, politics and current events. Sometimes interesting facts and oddities. Things that tickle my fancy.
I’m glad that Bilbo Baggins exists
Because in the book, the dude was pretty firmly middle aged when his crazy-ass adventure started
He was settled down in the house that belonged to his parents and had done precisely jack shit with his life
It gives me hope that maybe some nutcase wizard will eventually show up and be like yo
you’re a burglar now
don’t even care that you didn’t roll rogue homie we got dragons to slay and kingdoms to save
- me: wow i have 3 tests and 2 essays due in the next 3 days
- me: ayy i haven't watched THE ENTIRE LOTR TRILOGY in a while
- As youngsters, each Jim had a dog named “Toy.”
- Each Jim had been married two times — the first wives were both called “Linda” and the second wives were both called “Betty.”
- One Jim had named his son “James Allan” and the other Jim had named his son “James Alan.”
- Each twin had driven his light-blue Chevrolet to Pas Grille beach in Florida for family vacations.
- Both Jims smoked Salem cigarettes and drank Miller Lite beer.
- Both Jims had at one time held part-time posts as sheriffs.
- Both were fingernail biters and suffered from migraine headaches.
- Each Jim enjoyed leaving love notes to his wife throughout the house.
when you accidentally start watching a crime show and can’t get yourself to switch the channel because now you wanna know who fucking did it
Public interactive installation by Javier Lloret allows participants to control the colourful lighting of a square building with a Rubik Cube like device - video embedded below:
Puzzle Facade brings the experience of solving a Rubik’s cube to the urban space. It transforms the Ars Electronica’s media facade, into a giant Rubik’s cube, inviting passers-by to engage with an interactive experience that takes place in the city of Linz (Austria).
In Puzzle Facade the player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube. The interface-cube holds electronic components to keep track of rotation and orientation.
This data is sent via Bluetooth to a computer that runs the Puzzle Facade designed software. This software changes the lights and color of the large-scale Ars Electronica’s media facade in correlation to the handheld interface-cube.Due to the nature of this building and its surroundings, the player is only able to see two sides at the same time. This factor increases the difficulty of solving the puzzle, but as the player is able to rotate and flip the interface-cube, it is not a blocking factor.
Can you hear the students sing?
Singing the song of finals week?
It is the music of a people
Whose poor GPA looks bleak
When the pounding of our hearts
Matches the pounding in our heads
Christmas break is about to start
When this hell week ends!!!
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
Napoleon Bonaparte (via davoser-tagebuch)
in the african great lakes region, people with albinism face both ostracism from their communities and are hunted by those looking to sell their body parts to witch doctors. infants are abducted from mother’s beds and young children are kidnapped, where their eyes, genitals, arms and organs removed while alive.
with the body parts believed to be fetching tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, the trade is thought to be driven by the wealthiest members of society. “mutilation and murders of children with albinism are mostly met by social silence and indifference,” says a report released last year by the un’s special representative on violence against children.
in the past few years, there have been 72 reported killings and 35 reported attacks resulting in severe mutation in tanzania alone; in the rest of africa, there have been 45 reported killings and 30 severe mutilations, though the number of unreported cases would put the numbers much higher. a full, detailed listing of killings and attacks can be found here
photos by patricia willocq. last photo by simon lister. the award winning documentary, albino witchcraft murders, can be watched here. the united nations report on the persecution of persons with albinism.