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October 29 2014

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this is the most accurate portrayal of me

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Alright estonia, here I come
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October 28 2014

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Things You Should Have Learnt in School

var imagebase='file://D:/Program Files (x86)/FeedReader/'; Things You Should Have Learnt in School (23 gifs) 15:37 27.10.2014, Maxx, amazing, World Of Technology Not everything we learn in school is very useful but if they had taught us more about this stuff then we would definitely all be a bit smarter.

How the Big Bird suit worked
How ice cream cones are made
How a beanstalk grows
How Wi-Fi is distributed inside an apartment
What actually happens when you put on sunscreen
How camouflage gets on a helmet
Why Michael Jackson was able to defy gravity
What dogs do when they drink water
How coins get sorted inside a machine
The way braces change your teeth
How a trumpet makes that beautiful music
The way pretzels are tied en masse
How peanut butter jars are filled full of creamy, slightly sexual goodness
What actually happens when you put a key in a door
How exactly all that stuff gets into a Pop-Tart
What it looks like when you swallow
How hay bales get wrapped
How light affects water
How paper clips turn into paper clips
How a traffic jam occurs despite no accidents or bad weather
The life of a dandelion
How flight patterns change throughout the day
And how terrifying the human face is when it’s forming in the womb

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1. Pea

Originally the word was "pease," and it was singular. ("The Scottish or tufted Pease..is a good white Pease fit to be eaten.") The sound on the end was reanalyzed as a plural 's' marker, and at the end of the 17th Century people started talking about one "pea." The older form lives on in the nursery rhyme "Pease-porridge hot, pease-porridge cold…"

2. Cherry

The same thing happened to "cherise" or "cheris," which came from Old French "cherise" and was reanalyzed as a plural. So the singular "cherry" was born.

3. Apron

"Apron" also came into English from Old French and was originally "napron" ("With hir napron feir..She wypid sofft hir eyen.") But "a napron" was misheard often enough as "an apron" that by the 1600s the "n" was dropped.

4. Umpire

Umpire lost its 'n' from the same sort of confusion. It came to English from the Middle French "nonper," meaning "without peer; peerless" ("Maked I not a louedaye bytwene god and mankynde, and chese a mayde to be nompere, to put the quarel at ende?") A nompere or an ompere? The n-less form won out.

5. Newt

The confusion about which word the 'n' belonged to could end up swinging the other way too. A newt was originally an "ewt" ("The carcases of snakes, ewts, and other serpents."), but "an ewt" could easily be misheard as "a newt," and in this case, the 'n' left the "an" and stuck to the the "newt."

6. Nickname

The 'n' also traveled over from the "an" to stick to "nickname," which was originally "ekename," meaning "added name."

7. Alligator

Alligator came to English from the Spanish explorers who first encountered "el lagarto" (lizard) in the New World. While the big lizards were for a time referred to as "lagartos," the "el" accompanied often enough that it became an inseparable part of the English word.

7 Words that Came About from People Getting Them Wrong | Mental Floss

October 27 2014

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The white colonialist media and marketing machine have half the world being ashamed of their beautiful dark skin. 

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FUCKING FINALLY

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October 25 2014

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Christians gets smashed into tiny, idiotic shards by English Atheists

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Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London. -- ESA
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October 22 2014

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X-ray image of M51 rendered in purple. 

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M51 in a composite picture of visible and X-ray light. 

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October 18 2014

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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
— Henry David Thoreau
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This is the source of what is being attributed to Charles Bukowski all over the web.
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