Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’
So you want the Doctor’s phone number?
Go on then
This wouldn’t happen to be the same number from when the daleks stole earth and everybody had to call The Doctor, would it? Nah…
Oh, but it is
((I dare someone to call it.))
((Oh, I’m tempted))
i called it, it’s not connected
I made you guys a thing using Google’s Doctor Who animation. DOCTOR DANCE PARTY FOREVER WHAAAAAT.
(individual Doctor icons: here)
Who wore it better?
Fire tornadoes (also called fire whirls, firenados, fire devils) are rare weather events that occur when a unique set of conditions come together.
They can come in different sizes and intensities. Most commonly, fire whirls occur when hot, strong winds, often whipping through trees, come into contact with already raging bushfires. Updraughts of hot air catch the fire and surrounding winds send it whirling into the air, sucking up debris and flammable gases. They also acquire a vertical vorticity. CSIRO fire researcher Dr Andrew Sullivan says that in order for a vortex to form, a ‘shear’ must be present, which is a flow (for example a prevailing fire or wind) coming perpendicular to another.
The gif above is from one of the the most recent firenado video filmed last year in Australia, by filmmaker Chris Tangey. For 40 minutes he watched in amazement as several 30-metre (98 ft) tall fire tornadoes danced just a short distance away from him.
GUYS THEY’RE ALL PLOT TWISTS
This is just the best thing
okay but this makes sense? the gryffs are super outgoing, the puffs are actually super fierce, the claws are really observant, and the slyths know the value of a well-placed gift, especially to a friend in need (and i don’t mean that in a rude way slytherins know their shit and they know how to give good gifts okay i bet slytherins are boss gift givers)
this is still the most hilarious thing the glee fandom has ever made
The Boy who lived.
The Son of Poseidon
The Girl on Fire.