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whiskybravo: bigwordsandsharpedges: ki-adi-money: dr-algernop: un-caffe-per-favore: ginger-s-n-a-p: humanjeff: the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that this counts as the most successful military maneuver of all time: they incurred NEGATIVE CASULTIES “Just give it to me straight-how many did we lose?” “None but we gained a Kyle.” @pipewrench-scratch As opposed to Poland who conscripted a literal bear Imagine transferring into a unit and a bear just walks by carrying a case of explosives. Wojtek was deeply beloved and useful in battle. After the war, his unit gave the bear to the Edinburgh Zoo, where he was frequently visited and given treats by Polish veterans for the rest of his life. @ki-adi-money Imagine being a German soldier defending Monte Cassino, and you peer out of your foxhole, and then you see the Poles have a fucking bear carrying ammunition for them. @feniczoroark : Myko Clelland @DapperHistorian In 1866 Liechtenstein's last military engagement sent 80 men to war. 81 returned, as they had made a friend. whiskybravo: bigwordsandsharpedges: ki-adi-money: dr-algernop: un-caffe-per-favore: ginger-s-n-a-p: humanjeff: the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that this counts as the most successful military maneuver of all time: they incurred NEGATIVE CASULTIES “Just give it to me straight-how many did we lose?” “None but we gained a Kyle.” @pipewrench-scratch As opposed to Poland who conscripted a literal bear Imagine transferring into a unit and a bear just walks by carrying a case of explosives. Wojtek was deeply beloved and useful in battle. After the war, his unit gave the bear to the Edinburgh Zoo, where he was frequently visited and given treats by Polish veterans for the rest of his life. @ki-adi-money Imagine being a German soldier defending Monte Cassino, and you peer out of your foxhole, and then you see the Poles have a fucking bear carrying ammunition for them. @feniczoroark
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guayyaba: wildland-hymns: ultrafacts: How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively. These ingenious creations were built up from the lake bed by piling layers of mud, decaying vegetation and reeds. This was a great way of recycling waste from the capital city Tenochtitlan. Each garden was framed and held together by wooden poles bound by reeds and then anchored to the lake floor with finely pruned willow trees. The Aztecs also dredged mud from the base of the canals which both kept the waterways clear and rejuvenate the nutrient levels in the gardens. A variety of crops were grown, most commonly maize or corn, beans, chillies, squash, tomatoes, edible greens such as quelite and amaranth. Colourful flowers were also grown, essential produce for religious festivals and ceremonies. Each plot was systematically planned, the effective use of seedbeds allowed continuous planting and harvesting of crops. Between each garden was a canal which enabled canoe transport. Fish and birds populated the water and were an additional source of food. [x] (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts This is literally so cool. Not only does it contribute to spacial efficiency, but the canals would easily keep pests, weeds, and possibly even diseases out of the respective plots. Companion planting and bio-intensive planting would be so much easier. Water-wise systems would be inherently present. Plus it looks so super neat aesthetically. I am just all about this. Indigenous civilizations invented sustainable development way before there was a term for it. : The Aztecs once fed 200,000 people in inarable swampy land by creating floating gardens that they farmed extensively. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com guayyaba: wildland-hymns: ultrafacts: How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively. These ingenious creations were built up from the lake bed by piling layers of mud, decaying vegetation and reeds. This was a great way of recycling waste from the capital city Tenochtitlan. Each garden was framed and held together by wooden poles bound by reeds and then anchored to the lake floor with finely pruned willow trees. The Aztecs also dredged mud from the base of the canals which both kept the waterways clear and rejuvenate the nutrient levels in the gardens. A variety of crops were grown, most commonly maize or corn, beans, chillies, squash, tomatoes, edible greens such as quelite and amaranth. Colourful flowers were also grown, essential produce for religious festivals and ceremonies. Each plot was systematically planned, the effective use of seedbeds allowed continuous planting and harvesting of crops. Between each garden was a canal which enabled canoe transport. Fish and birds populated the water and were an additional source of food. [x] (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts This is literally so cool. Not only does it contribute to spacial efficiency, but the canals would easily keep pests, weeds, and possibly even diseases out of the respective plots. Companion planting and bio-intensive planting would be so much easier. Water-wise systems would be inherently present. Plus it looks so super neat aesthetically. I am just all about this. Indigenous civilizations invented sustainable development way before there was a term for it.

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Humans are wierd: arcticfoxbear Humans Are Weird So there has been a bit of what if humans were the weird ones?" going around tumbir at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking Earth is a wonky place, the axis tits, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for goodness sakes. What it what makes humans weird is just our capacity to survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather? what if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans are all SCOREI Earth like worldl Lets get exploring before we get out competear And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and et, electrid storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just there. counting seconds between riashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a humans are awesome fiction megapost you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it" For a ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australa crazy-pages Alen: "Tm sorry what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is? Human-H0ถesty we can tolerate anywhere from-40 to 50 Celcius but we prefer the 0 to 30 range AlienI'm sorry, did you just list temperatures below freezing? Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those temperatures it can be a bt nippy Other human Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear anything past his knees and elbows until it was -20 at least. Human: Heh Alilen And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, hair way to bolling?" Human: Eugh Yes it sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god helip you it you Yeah everybody knows someone like that touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes Aen We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy val tashoth Youre telling me that you have. settiements On islands with active volcanism? well yeah i'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawail how to live their lives Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction What, the moften rock? Well yeahl It's not every day you see a mountain spew out iquid rocks! The best one is Yelowstone, though All these hot springs and geysers from the YOU ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES? Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them. Sounds like the "Damned trlogy by Alan Dean Foster the-grand author And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one hundred with wind chit? Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about Amazingl when did you manage to send drones that could survive such temperatures? well, actually what? ..what?" we sent no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent.. HUMANS. to a place one hundred degrees below treezing? y-yeah and they didnt. die? Well the first few did PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE PEOPLE32212121 But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to human settlements Yep. Pompeii is legendary. Entire cities went Towns buried under lava, peoples brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more kißed by falling ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again wel Are you serniously telling me this volcano is legendary for kiling several urban conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN? In our defence it hasn't actually done it since What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensibile about those Oh yeah After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we budd them better 159.505 notes Humans are wierd
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srsfunny: Greatest Spoiler Of Humanity’s History: BABA VANGA Vangella Pandeva Dimitrova spent most of her life in the Kozhuh Mountains in Bulgaria. She was left blind in her early youth after surviving a tornado that tossed her about 400 meters with the eyes full of dust and sand. She predicted the beginning and end of WWII, the sinking of the Russian Submarine Kursk, the September 11 attacks, the disintegration of the USSR, the Chernobyl chemical disaster, the day Stalin would die and even the date of her own death: August 11th 1996 85 years old. This is the list of her predictions for the coming years: 2018: China becomes the world's new Great Power 2023: The Earth's orbit will have a slight change 2025: Europe will have serious demographic issues 2028: A new source of energy is developed. Hunger slowly becomes a new problem for humanity 2033: Ice from the poles starts melting and the seas increase their levels. 2043: Economy in the whole world improves a great deal. In the meantime Muslims rule Europe. 2046: Any human organ can be mass-produced and changing old organs for new ones becomes a trend in medicine. 2066: Muslim-occupied Rome will be attacked by the USA with a weathed- modificated weapon 2076: The world will adopt Communism 2084: Climate begins to be restored 2088: A new disease is born: people get old in matter of seconds 2097: This terrible disease has a cure 2100: A man-made artificial sun shines the dark side of the earth 2111: People become robots 2123: A great war between small nations takes place. The most important countries will be involved 2125: Signals from the space are received in Hungary (Aliens) 2130: Human Colonies are formed beneath the sea 2164: Half-human animals are borm 2167: A new religion is created 2170: Great draught 2183: A colony in Mars becomes a nuclear nation and requests to become independent from the Earth 2187: Two great volcano eruptions are successfully prevented 2195: Human colonies beneath the sea evolve. Food and energy are abundant 2196: The mix between Asians and Europeans is completed 2201: The sun slows down. Temperatures in the planet decrease 2221: In the search for extraterrestrial life, humans find something horrible 2256: Lost space ship returns to earth carrying a terrible disease 2271: The laws of physics change 2273: Due to the mix between Asia and Color people a new "raze" is born 2288: Time-travel is created. New contact with aliens 2291: The sun changes again and shines again 2296: A strong Solar Storm changes gracityon Earth. Old space stations and satellites fall 2299: In France, a guerilla movement rises against the Islam 2302: The laws and secrets of the universe are revealed 2304: The secrets of the moon are revealed 2341: Something terrible from outer space is approaching the earth 2354: Accident in the artificial sun leads to draught 2371: The great famine 2378: A new raze appears 2480: The earth in darkness 005: War in Mars. Planets change their orbit 797: Everything on the face of Earth dies, but humans are able to start life in a new solar system 803: The new planet is scarcely populated. Contact between humans is not common. The different weather conditions mutates them 3805: War between humans over resources. Half of them die 815: The war is over 854: Humans live like beasts 871: A new prophet teaches people about values and religion 874: This prophet receives help from all of the population and a new church is created 878: This church teaches new science 4302: Science is deeply developed. Scientists discover everything about diseases 4304: A way to defeat any kind of disease is found 4308: Due to previous mutation, mankind uses more than the 34% of their brain. No sense of hatred or malice exists 4509: Mankind finally reaches the perfect level of development and is able to contact God 4599: Humanity becomes immortal 5076: The limits of the Universe are reached. No one knows what is next 5078: The limits of the Universe are passed. More than 40% of the population is against it 5079: END OF THE WORLD srsfunny: Greatest Spoiler Of Humanity’s History

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An Aurora is an incredible natural phenomenon. This spectral display is created when electrically-charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The changes in color are from the types of gas-particle colliding. According to the Northern Lights Centre, “The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.” The lights can be found above the magnetic poles in the Northern Hemisphere, where is it called ‘Aurora borealis’ and in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is ‘Aurora australis.’ amazing auroraborealis northernlights science: An Aurora is an incredible natural phenomenon. This spectral display is created when electrically-charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The changes in color are from the types of gas-particle colliding. According to the Northern Lights Centre, “The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.” The lights can be found above the magnetic poles in the Northern Hemisphere, where is it called ‘Aurora borealis’ and in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is ‘Aurora australis.’ amazing auroraborealis northernlights science

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<p>El futuro muy lejano, totalmente “predecido”. Indispensable verlo <a href="https://image.ibb.co/hJv5uS/1490543088002_0.png">aquí, en grande</a>.</p>: Timeline of the Far Future earth heavens size magnitude of event Buildings decayed Most words extinct day word wil have survived ce sheet completely mebed 6 metres higher 1000 New North Star Gamma Cephel replaces Polaris 1000 Carbon Dioxide released before 2100 New NorthStar #2 lota Cephei wins the top spot Mayan endtimes (again) Rough length of the Earth's axial tilt reversed Islamic & Gregorian calendars TEN THOUSANO YEARS Chernobyl finally safe Arecibo message KEO time capsule Lake Erie capacity to carry a fourpage messge 296,000 brightest star in the nght sky 500,000 New ice age Earth kely to have been hit day's reactors will finally be off a new global teeze glass created to dabe wa have finually degraded 50.000 exist. Everything ese gone Galactic near miss about L1 light years trom the 5,000,000 Aqulae system 125 light years from Earth have weakened to the 7200,000 Mount Rushmore eroded 8400000 LAGEOS re-entry The utellite's orbits 10,000.000 Red Sea flooded, dividing Star T Pyaidt 3.260 light years away 50,000,000 50,000,000 50.000.000 Antarctica ice meltGalactik empire aking sea levels by 75mgalaxy could be ange similar to the Himalayas 60000000 Australia and Indonesia merge effects of gravity lang periods, making orbits chaoto Atlantic ocean moving back together untbil All continents fused 600 000.000 Total solar eclpses impossible End of C3 photosynthesis way from Earthfor 1000,000,000 Game over, man End of multicellular life The Sun's luminosity inceases 10% Earthi's surface 300,000,000 End of most cellular life the poles, alowing simple lide End of Earth's magnetic field 3,500000.000 Earth like Venus dentical (read very nasty) 2800 000,000 The end of life 000,000,.000 feld mears no profection temperature its 147C All ife des-seeya 5,400000.000 Sun's hydrogen exhausted Mlomeda galany 7,900,000,000 Sun hits max radius TEN BLLION YEARS Sun white dwarf 256 times Venus and maybe Earth destroyed Becomes a carbon-oxygen 4,400,000,000 ms Sun-black dwarf 0.000,000,000 The Big Rip Local group merge Cosmic microwave background merge. The Big Bang cools from 20C tonear 1.000.000,000,000 Local group finishes merging End of star formation EN TRILION YEARS End of star formation 110,000,000.000,000 Star's Fuel Exhausted The only objects left are remnants white dearh, neutron stars, and black holes 100,000,000,000,000.000,000 Earth dies years Earth's obit have finaly decayed and it will plunge into the sun Knowledge is Beautiful Design &Concept: David McCandless&Paul Butt vLD7 April 205 sources NASA, Dutch (2006L Ancher & Bovkin 0os, Petsdam Iestitute, Britannica, Nature, The Geological Society, designe Fabio Bergamaschi Bobylev (2010), Scientic net <p>El futuro muy lejano, totalmente “predecido”. Indispensable verlo <a href="https://image.ibb.co/hJv5uS/1490543088002_0.png">aquí, en grande</a>.</p>

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ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us. : ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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