I’m antisocial, pricky, boring, insensitive, stupid, nerdy, dull, lame, arrogant, ignorant, selfish, insane, intolerant, corrupt, pathetic, twisted, weird, greedy, grumpy, but yet I have friends who overlook these blemishes and surprisingly find me to be the exact opposite of all that I am.

 

Lion Monument, a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Monument

Lion Monument, a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Monument

horrorhorrorhorrorhorror:

The mummified heart is said to be that of vampire Auguste Delagrance, responsible for the deaths of more than forty people back in the 1900, a period of vampirism in the USA. When he was identified, Delagrance was hunted down by a Romano Catholic priest and a Voodoo Hougan, and was destroyed in 1912.

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surmounts:

You never realize how boring your life is until someone asks what you do for fun.

earthstory:

TREE RINGS!Most of us know that by counting the rings inside cross-cuttings of trees, we can obtain an age for a tree. However, the childhood practice of counting rings is just the start. Dendrochronology and its sub-varieties have garnered a great deal of respect in the scientific community for going above and beyond simply looking at age. Dendrochronology is the all-encompassing term for the study of tree rings and their structure to interpret information of historical events and processes, but is now accompanied by many branches (ba-dum-tsh!) like dendroclimatology, dendroarchaeology, dendrovolcanology, dendrochemistry, dendrogeomorphology, and the list goes on! It’s all from those itty bitty rings we used to count as children. As of now, dendrochronology gives us an unbroken tree-ring record of 11,000 years into the past (1), so the “dendro” sciences are certainly a force to be respected! Read More

earthstory:

TREE RINGS!

Most of us know that by counting the rings inside cross-cuttings of trees, we can obtain an age for a tree. However, the childhood practice of counting rings is just the start. Dendrochronology and its sub-varieties have garnered a great deal of respect in the scientific community for going above and beyond simply looking at age. Dendrochronology is the all-encompassing term for the study of tree rings and their structure to interpret information of historical events and processes, but is now accompanied by many branches (ba-dum-tsh!) like dendroclimatology, dendroarchaeology, dendrovolcanology, dendrochemistry, dendrogeomorphology, and the list goes on! It’s all from those itty bitty rings we used to count as children. As of now, dendrochronology gives us an unbroken tree-ring record of 11,000 years into the past (1), so the “dendro” sciences are certainly a force to be respected! 

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kavaeric:

I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.

That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.

That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…


- Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]