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Barcelona, Facts, and Family: 1346 Moscow Stockholm openhagen Kiey London ologne Cracow Vienna Paris Milan Constantinople Marsailles Rome Barcelona detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
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Advice, Friends, and Life: IT REALLY PUTS EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE YOU REALLY LOVED. YOU REALIZE THAT LIFEIS PRECIOUS ANDSHORT, AND THAT YOU SHOULDNT WASTE A SINGLE MOMENT OFIT IFICOULD GO BACKIN TIME AND TELL 20 YEAR OLD ME ANYTHING,IT WOULD BE DON'T WASTE ANY TIME WONDERING IF THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOU JUST TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL BE HONEST WITH THEM. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF AND YOU OWE IT TO THEM! WHO KNOWS, MAYBETHEY FEEL THE SAME WAY! LIFEI TOO SHORT YOU GOTTA CHERISH IT 5 <p><a href="https://yourownpetard.tumblr.com/post/169568023669/desperatelyseekingdennis-klubbhead" class="tumblr_blog">yourownpetard</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://desperatelyseekingdennis.tumblr.com/post/169567939817/klubbhead-ranty9000-libertarian-lady-we" class="tumblr_blog">desperatelyseekingdennis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://klubbhead.tumblr.com/post/169567622828/ranty9000-libertarian-lady-we-cherish-you" class="tumblr_blog">klubbhead</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ranty9000.tumblr.com/post/169566250847/libertarian-lady-we-cherish-you-keanu-both" class="tumblr_blog">ranty9000</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarian-lady.tumblr.com/post/169556014017/we-cherish-you-keanu" class="tumblr_blog">libertarian-lady</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>We cherish you, Keanu ❤</p></blockquote> <p>Both his wife and his sister passed away early in his career from a car crash and cancer respectively if I remember correctly, so it really put his life in perspective.</p> </blockquote> <p>Keanu Reeves everybody</p> </blockquote> <p>Can you really trust an immortal to give you “life is short” advice?</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, he’s seen countless cherished friends pass during his long centuries of life. <br/><br/>To Keanu each generation seems shorter than the last.</p> </blockquote>

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Bad, Bill Nye, and Blade: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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Being Alone, Cute, and Fucking: Wrong person Please disregard this and forget it NO COME BACK Delivered Delete my number don't talk to me when school starts again please I won't be able to look you in the eye ok but that picture doesn't show up immediately on google how deep did u go into research pal Delivered Please leave me alone we have so much to talk about No DANIEL Please stop EMBRACE THE GAY I'M NOT GAY HE JUST HAS A REALLY NICE MOUTH AND HE'S PRETTY FUCK OFF OK FUCK THAT DOESN'T HELP dan I'm going to block your number go ahead u can block me but u can't block the gay Delivered Message <p><a href="http://timesandtroubles.tumblr.com/post/161881194504/lavahanje-thetrippytrip-you-cant-block" class="tumblr_blog">timesandtroubles</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://lavahanje.tumblr.com/post/160289791651/thetrippytrip-you-cant-block-the-gay-should" class="tumblr_blog">lavahanje</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thetrippytrip.tumblr.com/post/159563651856/you-cant-block-the-gay-should-be-on-a-tshirt" class="tumblr_blog">thetrippytrip</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><i> “You can’t block the gay” should be on a tshirt. </i><br/></p></blockquote> <p>IM SORRY BUT THIS IS FUNNY</p> </blockquote> <p>If I remember correctly this went on for a few more screenshots and ended with the person in grey being outed against their will at school <br/><br/>also if someone tells you not to tell someone something don’t fucking screenshot it for the internet<br/><br/>Dudes obviously uncomfortable with what’s happening and this is why dudes can never talk about finding other dudes attractive without some fucking weeb being like ‘omg tell me about ur GAY’  5 bucks says the person in blue is some yaoi shipper who thinks it’s cute to harrass queer men smh <br/><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>&ldquo;lol it&rsquo;s fun to harass and humiliate people because we think gayness is trendy&rdquo;</p>
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Facts, Feminism, and Funny: TUMBLR'S FOUNDER IS A STRAIGHT WHITE CIS-GENDERED MALE WORTH NEARLY $1BILLION made on imgur <p><a href="http://you-feminist-idiots.tumblr.com/post/116493092158/antifemfemale-you-feminist-idiots" class="tumblr_blog">you-feminist-idiots</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://antifemfemale.tumblr.com/post/116478263616/you-feminist-idiots-chavezery">antifemfemale</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://you-feminist-idiots.tumblr.com/post/116450749533/chavezery-rockytop-conservative">you-feminist-idiots</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://d1s.info.tm/post/116430149191/rockytop-conservative-captainlatinowhiteboy">chavezery</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rockytop-conservative.tumblr.com/post/116423023402/captainlatinowhiteboy-just-a-reminder-to-you">rockytop-conservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://captainlatinowhiteboy.tumblr.com/post/115745389676/just-a-reminder-to-you-special-snowflakes">captainlatinowhiteboy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Just a reminder to you Special Snowflakes.</p></blockquote> <p>And if I remember correctly, he hates all the feminism/SJW crap that goes on here too. </p></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="569" data-orig-width="784"><img data-orig-height="569" data-orig-width="784" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c008aca8856ddf79df395150b8941866/tumblr_inline_nmtr79C8ob1r1qjeh_540.png"/></figure><p>A TRUE AMERICAN HERO<br/></p></blockquote> <p>I’m gonna need a source on that quote.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>He didn’t actually say that. Someone made it up to upset the SJWs of tumblr.</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah, it didn’t seem right that he’d be complaining about such a huge portion of Tumblr.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Sources? Facts? What are those funny words?</p>

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