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PEOPLE WHO TAKE THINGS TOO SERIOUSLY MAKE THINGS FUN FOR THE REST OF US

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What if people told European history like they told Native American history?

sensiblydeluded:

yellowxperil:

never trust the academic language of a colonialist empire

Also, don’t forget that Europeans mainly couldn’t read their own languages; those who chose to dedicate their lives to the aforementioned deity would preserve various religious writings on specially prepared animal skins.

#dont forget to say warlords a lot

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notyourexrotic:

kitten-pants:

tinasus:

notyourexrotic:

HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.

(photo from livesandliesofwizards, which was the first thing I thought of when I ran into this passage while rereading the Harry Potter books)

(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)

Its was french. It s
Was so clearly french.

Literally French. …….

….
.

Because French Muslims do not exist and no Muslims ever speak French and Muslim schools don’t exist in France and if they do they must be really shitty and there are no key Muslim educators in France at all and there’s never been any history of Islamic culture and politics in the Pottermore-confirmed Pyreenes, nooooooo, it is très impossible! Astagfirrulah!

except…NO.

learn some fuckin’ social studies and history and current affairs, people.

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lady-wylfsbane:

suddenlyprompts:

I fell for her like Troy fell to the Greeks; quickly, and in the most embarrassing way imaginable.

Actually, the Trojan War lasted over ten years according to The Illiad

hee hee hee!

we posted this prompt less than a year ago, it now has 36000+ notes, and the reactions still fit three molds:

"#me"

"#tfios"

and my personal favourite:

"#it took 10 years tho?"

And the best part about it is that we didn’t even think of the TFiOS reference, but bottom line on troys fall: it took ten years, then after the Horse it was pretty much over. So:

slowly, then all at once.

Filed under TFiOS Troy the troy prompt promptblog suddenlyprompts

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Bill Nye the Science Guy

savethewailes:

markscherz:

thescienceofreality:

bvix:

image

-Season 1

1. Flight

2. The Earth’s Crust
3. Dinosaurs
4. Skin

5. Buoyancy

6. Gravity

7. Digestion

8. Phases of Matter

9. Biodiversity

10. Simple Machines

11. The Moon

12. Sound

13. Garbage

14. Structures

15. Earth’s Seasons

16. Light and Colour

17. Cells

18. Electricity

19. Outer Space

20. Eyeballs

-Season 2

1. Magnetism
2. Wind
3. Blood and Circulation
4. Chemical Reactions
5. Static Electricity
6. Food Web
7. Light Optics
8. Bones and Muscles
9. Ocean Currents
10. Heat
11. Insects
12. Balance
13. The Sun
14. The Brain
15. Forests
16. Communication
17. Momentum
18. Reptiles
19. Atmosphere
20. Respiration

-Season 3

1. Planets and Moon
2. Pressure
3. Plants
4. Rocks and Soil
5. Energy
6. Evolution
7. Water Cycle
8. Friction
9. Germs
10. Climates
11. Waves
12. Ocean Life
13. Mammals
14. Spinning Things
15. Fish
16. Human Transportation
17. Wetlands
18. Birds
19. Populations
20. Animal Locomotion

-Season 4

1. Rivers and Streams
2. Nutrition
3. Marine Mammals
4. Earthquakes
5. NTV Top 11 Video Countdown
6. Spiders
7. Pollution Solutions
8. Probability
9. Pseudoscience
10. Flowers
11. Archaeology
12. Deserts
13. Amphibians
14. Volcanoes
15. Invertebrates
16. Heart
17. Inventions
18. Computers
19. Fossils
20. Time

-Season 5

1. Forensics
2. Space Exploration
3. Genes
4. Architecture
5. Farming
6. Life Cycles
7. Do-It-Yourself Science
8. Atoms and Molecules
9. Ocean Exploration
10. Lakes and Ponds
11. Smell
12. Caves
13. Fluids
14. Erosion
15. Comets and Meteors
16. Storms
17. Measurement
18. Patterns
19. Science of Music
20. Motion

Go watch some science!!!!

THIS IS IMPORTANT.

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tamorapierce:

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did-you-kno:

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Of course it’s Australian.

You always see list of deadliest toxins, but almost never lists of least fun toxins. I mean, a bite from a taipan snake will kill you dead, but in a brisk and orderly fashion that will unfold from “Ow, bugger, what was that” to “x_x” in about an hour.
The reaction to the gympie gympie stinging tree, however, can last for months, during which time there is precious little they can do for you except pump you full of steroids and strap you down to a table with a brace in your mouth so you don’t do yourself serious injury. In the 1960s, British military scientists studied the tree for its potential as a biological weapon.
The research was apparently abandoned, for reasons which have never been released to the public; but if I had to take a guess, I’d look to the example of civilian research scientist Marina Hurley, who spent three years studying the gympie gympie, and was forced to abandon her research when, despite using every manner of precaution, her exposure to the plant’s neurotoxin nevertheless led to hospitalization. The hairs on the plant which carry the toxin, you see, are regularly shed, and become airborne, at which point they can be inhaled and cause severe nosebleeds, asphyxiation, and anaphylactic shock.
One survivor of a brush with a gympie gympie described the stinging persisting for over two years, made worse whenever he took a cold shower.
Sources: 1 2 3 

Writers, here’s an idea.  A grim one, but we can always use those, too.

AUSTRALIA.
GOLD STAR FOR EVERYTHING.

seananmcguire:

tamorapierce:

pyrrhiccomedy:

rebelgoatalliance:

did-you-kno:

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Of course it’s Australian.

You always see list of deadliest toxins, but almost never lists of least fun toxins. I mean, a bite from a taipan snake will kill you dead, but in a brisk and orderly fashion that will unfold from “Ow, bugger, what was that” to “x_x” in about an hour.

The reaction to the gympie gympie stinging tree, however, can last for months, during which time there is precious little they can do for you except pump you full of steroids and strap you down to a table with a brace in your mouth so you don’t do yourself serious injury. In the 1960s, British military scientists studied the tree for its potential as a biological weapon.

The research was apparently abandoned, for reasons which have never been released to the public; but if I had to take a guess, I’d look to the example of civilian research scientist Marina Hurley, who spent three years studying the gympie gympie, and was forced to abandon her research when, despite using every manner of precaution, her exposure to the plant’s neurotoxin nevertheless led to hospitalization. The hairs on the plant which carry the toxin, you see, are regularly shed, and become airborne, at which point they can be inhaled and cause severe nosebleeds, asphyxiation, and anaphylactic shock.

One survivor of a brush with a gympie gympie described the stinging persisting for over two years, made worse whenever he took a cold shower.

Sources: 1 2 3 

Writers, here’s an idea.  A grim one, but we can always use those, too.

AUSTRALIA.

GOLD STAR FOR EVERYTHING.

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saathi1013:

otpprompts:

Imagine your OT3 avidly defending their polyamorous relationship against polyphobic idiots. Person A is calmly trying to explain how it works, while person B tries to keep person C from punching said idiots in the face.

aaaaa one of these “imagine your…” for poly relationships thank

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