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The National Museum of African American History and Culture Gets Its Own Stamp- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The initial issuance date for the National Museum of African American History and Culture was postponed by the US Postal Service, but it appears NMAAHC will finally see its stamp debut. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The stamp designed by typographer Antonio Alcalà is a picture of the museum's face originally shot by Alan Karchmer. It will go on sale October 13. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The stamp will commemorate the richness of black history and culture. According to USPS, "Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story. This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.”: The National Museum of African American History and Culture Gets lts Own Stamp@balleralert The National Museum of African American History and Culture Gets Its Own Stamp- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The initial issuance date for the National Museum of African American History and Culture was postponed by the US Postal Service, but it appears NMAAHC will finally see its stamp debut. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The stamp designed by typographer Antonio Alcalà is a picture of the museum's face originally shot by Alan Karchmer. It will go on sale October 13. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The stamp will commemorate the richness of black history and culture. According to USPS, "Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story. This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.”

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Scientists Vic Tandy At Coventry University May Have Found An Explanation For Ghosts: Thousands of people across the planet believe that ghosts exist. Interestingly though there may be a very good reason why people think they' ve been visited by a spirit from beyond the grave and it has nothing to do with people dying in your home, Ouija boards or demonic forces. In fact the reason that people see ghosts or otherworldly apparitions is all down to something called infrasound' a frequency of sound so low (20Hz to be precise) that the human ear can't hear it but that doesn't mean we can't feel it This particular frequency can be generated a number of ways including. earthquakes, nuclear bombs and even pigeons. The idea is that if infrasound hits the human eye at just the right frequency and strength it can cause the eye to vibrate, distorting a person's vision causing them to see spooky ghosts and whatnot. Infrasound can have another effect as well. it can cause people to feel uncomfortable as though there's a person to feel like there's something else in the room and some subjects who' ve been exposed to the frequency have reported a profound sense of dread, nausea and a general sense of unease. No doubt though all you believers are thinking: "Well, that's all well and good but I saw a ghost and here wasn'ta nuclear blast for miles" and you'd be right But infrasound can also be generated by something in every house. Namely the pipes in your wall which are more than capable of generating the 20Hz needed to bring on nausea, anxiety and uneasiness. The connection between infrasound and ghosts were first noticed by Vic Tandy. a part-time lecturer at Coventry University Tandy noticed was working in a supposedly haunted laboratory at Warwick, when he began to feel anxious and saw a grey blob out of the corner of his eye. When he turned to face the blob though the mysterious mark disappeared. While investigating the cause of the grey blob he discovered that the lab's extractor fan was emitting a frequency of 18.98 Hz, very close to the resonant frequency of the eye. He believes that this is what caused him to see the ghost Of course this is just a theory for why people see ghosts and we can't disprove that it's the souls of the dead visiting but on the balance of probability what's more likely? GOOD NIGHT. SLEEP TIGHT Scientists Vic Tandy At Coventry University May Have Found An Explanation For Ghosts

Scientists Vic Tandy At Coventry University May Have Found An Explanation For Ghosts

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Be kind: beepboop-its-a-robot: STORY TIME I work in a decent sized, local, indie bookstore. It's a great job 99% of the time and a lot of our customers are pretty neat people. Any who middle of the day this little old lady comes up. She's lovably kooky. She effuses how much she loves the store and how she wishes she could spend more time in it but her husband is waiting in the car (OH! BETTER BUY HIM SOME CHOCOLATE!), she piles a bunch of art supplies on the counter and then stops and tells me how my bangs are beautiful and remind her of the ocean ("Wooooosh" she says, making a wave gesture with her hand) Ok. I think to myself. Awesomely happy, weird little old ladies are my favorite kind of customer. They're thrilled about everything and they're comfortably bananas. I can have a good time with this one. So we chat and it's nice Then thiS kid, who's been up my counter a few times to gather his school textbooks, comes up in line behind her (we're connected to a major university in the city so we have a lot of harried students pass through). She turns around to him and, out of nowhere, demands that he put his textbooks on the counter. He's confused but she explains that she's going to buy his textbooks He goes sheetrock white. He refuses and adamantly insists that she can't do that. It's like, $400 worth of textbooks. She, this tiny old woman, bodily takes them out of her hands, throws them on the counter and turns to me with a intense stare and tells me to put them on her bill. The kid at this point is practically in tears. He's confused and shocked and grateful. Then she turns to him and says "you need chocolate. She starts grabbing handfuls of chocolates and putting them in her pile He keeps asking her "why are you doing this?" She responds "Do you like Harry Potter?" and throws a copy of the new Cursed Child on the pile too Finally she's done and I ring her up for a crazy amount of money. She pays and asks me to please give the kid a few bags for his stuff. While I'm bagging up her merchandise the kid hugs her. We're both telling her how amazing she is and what an awesome thing she's done. She turns to both of us and says probably one of the most profound, unscripted things l've ever had someone say: "It's important to be kind. You can't know all the times that you've hurt people in tiny, significant ways. It's easy to be cruel without meaning to be. There's nothing you can do about that. But you can choose to be kind. Be kind." The kid thanks her again and leaves. I tell her again how awesome she is. She's staring out the door after him and says to me "My son isa the man my son could have been it someone had chosen to be kind to him at just the right time. I've bagged up all her stuff and at this point am super awkward and feel like I should say something but I don't know what. Then she turns to me and says: I wish I could have bangs like that but my darn hair is just too curly." And leaves And that is the story of the best customer I've ever had. Be kind to somebody today. Be kind

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