Amazing Human Endurance Feats: Felix Baumgartner Breaks The Sound Barrier
The first in the series of incredible human endurance feats is Felix Baumgartner, a daredevil from Austria, was billed as Fearless Felix after he became the…
I really like the hand-carved road. Touching, and so mind-boggling that it sounds more like fiction than truth.
Smell, more than any of our other senses, has a way of digging up memories from our past. We all have them—those vague, familiar scents that you can’t quite put your finger on but remind you of your grandmother’s house or a warm summer night or of someone you love. These whimsical moments of nostalgia waft across our consciousness as we walk past a bakery or sit next to a stranger on the train, and they fade away just as quickly as they appeared. But what if they didn’t have to disappear? What if you could capture the smells and keep them in little glass bottles until the next time you wanted to revisit a memory?
» via Wired
~ Executive Etiquette, by Chester Burger, 1969
The Good Old Days = a time when you needed an etiquette book to tell you that “aside from his skin color” a “Negro” is “just like anyone else”.
^Interesting video. I’d heard some about Jane Elliot’s work but didn’t know it was recorded. I wonder how effective it was, if the kids remembered the “scientific” explanation that melanin is linked with intelligence when hearing how black people are simpler and more violent from their African roots or remembered how they were singled out for every mistake when they hear how dumb Hispanics are for not learning English.
^ (blue/brown - sounds like hitler’s thinking towards aryans). -
Oh my sweet baby Jesus.
I didn’t know I needed this
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
I think this is the best pic ive ever seen in my life thus far.
African American doctors attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member:
This photo left me speechless, this is what respect is.
Such a powerful photo. It just goes to show that through the eyes of charity, humility, and selflessness, we realize that anyone’s life is worth saving.
I never thought this post would get so many notes. I just admire the meaning that is attached with this powerful picture.
Yep, just have to reblog this everytime i see it on my dashboard.
please reblog. amazing.
Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye’s vitreous humour, which is normally transparent. At a young age the vitreous is perfectly transparent but, during life, imperfections gradually develop. The common type of floater, which is present in most people’s eyes, is due to degenerative changes of the vitreous humour. The perception of floaters is known as myodesopsia. Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina or their refraction of the light that passes through them, and can appear alone or together with several others in one’s field of vision. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer’s eyes. Since these objects exist within the eye itself, they are not optical illusions but are entoptic phenomena.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS POST MY WHOLE LIFE
Finally know what they are!