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godotal:

Meanwhile in Florida, the alligators have developed sign making skills.

Oh hey!  It’s Shark Valley!  I’ve been there!
It’s a path through a heavily alligator-infested swamp, with a cool little alligator viewing tower at the end.  You can take a tram, or you can bicycle.  I biked.  (The tram is still useful, though, because if there’s an alligator lying across the road, it will move out of the way of the tram.  So if you’re biking and there’s an alligator in the way, just wait for the next tram to come through.)
It’s actually a great experience; I saw gators ranging in size from little babies being carried in their mama’s mouth to giant adult males that looked like flattened tyrannosaurs.  It’s pretty safe, too—in 50 years theyv’e had no fatalities and only one serious attack.
You cannot run through Shark Valley on foot.  The sign actually says “Bicycles move to the side of the road when a vehicle approaches” and has been crudely Photoshopped with the wrong font.

Frankly I’m just impressed the alligators can use Photoshop, however crudely. 

mumblingsage:

pervocracy:

godotal:

Meanwhile in Florida, the alligators have developed sign making skills.

Oh hey!  It’s Shark Valley!  I’ve been there!

It’s a path through a heavily alligator-infested swamp, with a cool little alligator viewing tower at the end.  You can take a tram, or you can bicycle.  I biked.  (The tram is still useful, though, because if there’s an alligator lying across the road, it will move out of the way of the tram.  So if you’re biking and there’s an alligator in the way, just wait for the next tram to come through.)

It’s actually a great experience; I saw gators ranging in size from little babies being carried in their mama’s mouth to giant adult males that looked like flattened tyrannosaurs.  It’s pretty safe, too—in 50 years theyv’e had no fatalities and only one serious attack.

You cannot run through Shark Valley on foot.  The sign actually says “Bicycles move to the side of the road when a vehicle approaches” and has been crudely Photoshopped with the wrong font.

Frankly I’m just impressed the alligators can use Photoshop, however crudely. 

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tiddlemypiddle:

xxsecretbookxx:

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them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

WE ALL KNOW WHY
WE ALL FUCKIN’ KNOW WHY

tiddlemypiddle:

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

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theeyesinthenight:

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platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 

Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.

Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.

Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”

Milan:Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.

Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

WE ALL KNOW WHY

WE ALL FUCKIN’ KNOW WHY

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matt-smith:

do you ever just passionately miss the first series of doctor who but not just because you miss Nine but because you miss the monsters and the simple story lines that were new and so interesting and the companions that didn’t need a magic back story to be special and weren’t just a new puzzle for the doctor to solve they were just ordinary people with ordinary lives and taught (especially the young viewers) that anyone can be a hero i just really miss season one okay

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30 AMAZING DIY DOCTOR WHO PROJECTS

Sonic Screwdriver Pens

TARDIS Lollipop Mold

DIY Felt Fez

Crack In The Universe Light

4th Doctor Scarf Guide

K9 Shoulder Bag

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Tardis Socks

Dalek Gloves

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Mummy’s Little Dalek

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Doctor Who Table

Tardis Umbrella

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Dalek Journal Cover

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River Song Prayer Leaf

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Tardis Stamps

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Doctor Who Tees Part 2

Tardis Lamp

Dalek Brooch

Tardis Cake

Bowties Are Cool Mug

Doctor Who Etched Glass

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dream-chaserxo:

Infused in the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. In the black bead, mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Separating the two beads are clear beads, representative of the story we all have to tell. Life moves through cycles, find your balance.
"Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.”

I need this!! OMFG!!

I saw someone wearing one of these at work!!

YOU SHOULD ASK THEM WHERE THEY GOT IT! I NEED THIS ON MY WRIST NOW!

disaster-child:

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disaster-child:

dream-chaserxo:

Infused in the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. In the black bead, mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Separating the two beads are clear beads, representative of the story we all have to tell. Life moves through cycles, find your balance.

"Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.

I need this!! OMFG!!

I saw someone wearing one of these at work!!

YOU SHOULD ASK THEM WHERE THEY GOT IT! I NEED THIS ON MY WRIST NOW!

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do you want to know something?? I always wondered what the hell kind of hairstyle the Ancient Egyptians were trying to portray with depictions like these

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and this

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until I did my hair this morning and 

oh

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welp

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you can take the noses off our statues but until you find a way to take Egypt out of Africa we’re still going to find ourselves

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get to know me meme: [3/12] female characters — clara oswald (doctor who)

"For the record, if there was anybody who could flirt with a mountain range, she’s probably standing in front of you right now! Just because my pretty face has turned your head, do not assume I am so easily distracted."

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ahumblebard:

doxian:

I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the struggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.

SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole. 

I didn’t know I needed this in my life until now.

This is never not funny

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