Apparantly Monica and Rachel were aged 23 in Season 1 of Friends. I’m 24, still living with my parents and playing the Mulan soundtrack on repeat. christ.
Frankly, our ancestors don’t seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and broken planet. Clearly, they didn’t care about what would happen to the people who came after them.
—most under appreciated quote in Mockingjay (via leftgreatperhapsless)
Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills in England, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic
Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire. 11th January 2014.
Anonymous asked: You should check out A Song Of Ice and Fire. Also the First Law Trilogy. Since you like Harry Potter and Hunger Games
I’ll deffo look them up :)
Once you’ve been tagged, list ten books that have moved you. Don’t think about it, just write what come to your head. Tag ten people to do the list as well!
I was tagged by The Oddment Emporium
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
2. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
3. Girl, Interupted - Susanna Kaysen
4. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
5. The Diary of Anne Frank
6. The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
7. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde.
9. The Hunger Games 1,2 and 3 - Suzanne Collins
10. Harry Potter 1-7 - J.K. Rowling
I don’t know if the last two are allowed since thats actually ten books, but, whatever.This list would probaly be different if you asked me again tomorow.
This is probaly against the rules too but I tag anyone who wants to do it…
‘Pet Kingdom' The fourth floor pet shop inside Harrods is to close at the end of January 2014 after almost 100 years of business, making way for a new women’s fashion floor.
The famous pet shop sold everything from tigers, panthers, elephants and camels. Most famously, Christian the lion cub (pictured)was purchased in 1969, by two Australian backpackers, Ace Bourke and John Rendall for 250 guineas (around £3000 now) they kept the lion in thier flat in Chelsea until he outgrew it and was released into the African wild.
The introduction of the Endangered Species Act in 1976, put an end to wild animals being sold in Harrods and since then the pet shop has focused on selling dogs, cats and small pets, as well as a grooming parlour and expensive accessories for pets.
Many people have since questioned the ethics of the selling of animals on the fourth floor of department store in London, myself included, and after visiting earlier this year I personally am glad to see this outdated, albeit interesting, custom come to a close.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves: an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem, because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are, and who we want to be. The conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regulates it. Together we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance and remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying.
His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think. But Alan Turing was gay, and 1950s Britain punished the mathematician’s…
It’s 2013 and this FINALLY happened.
Can you even imagine what the world would be like if Alan Turing hadn’t been, essentially, murdered by the country he worked to protect from Nazis for being gay? Can you imagine what computer science might be like? How much further ahead we could have been?
And it still takes OVER SIXTY YEARS for people to be like “oh, yeah, sorry about that.”
A man carving Queen Victoria out of snow on a winter’s day around 1890. Unfortunately the identity of the patriotic sculptor is unknown.
The Wolves of Paris.
According to legand, during the cold winter of 1450, a man-eating pack of wolves entered the city of Paris through breaches in the surrounding walls.
The wolves killed around 40 people before eventually being lured into the city centre and stoned and speared to death in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral by an angry mob of Parisians.