Between Contemplation and Imagination

archaeologicalnews:

Who says only modern-day pro wrestling is fake?

Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed. The document, which has a date on it that corresponds to the year A.D. 267, is a contract between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a…

"Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?"

plightofthevalkyries:

Suddenly, there is a great rumbling.

Over hill, over dale, through forest, through fog, they come. Some walk. Some fly. Some crawl. Some simply move deep within the bowels of the earth. They are massive in number, terrifying in their fury. They blot out the sun from the grass below. They nearly shake the earth from orbit with their rage.

They are the English majors. 

They give a fuck about an Oxford comma.

alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

ancientart:

Cave 19 at the Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India.

Ajanta contains 30 excavated rock-cut caves which belong to two distinct phases of Buddhism: the Hinayana phase (2nd century BC-1st century AD) and the Mahayana phase (5th century AD-6th century AD). These caves are considered to be one the finest examples of early Buddhist architecture, cave-paintings, and sculpture.

The Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad Circle, speaks specifically of Cave 19:

The small chityagriha [prayer hall] is considered one of the most perfect specimens of Buddhist art in India. The exquisitely decorated facade and beautiful interior form a grand combination of richness of detail and graceful proportion. The inscription in Cave 17 records that a feudatory prince under Vakataka King Harisena was a munificent donor of this cave, datable to the 5th century AD. It consists of a small but elegant portico, verandah, a hall, and chapels. The apsidal hall is divided into a nave, an elaborate and elongated drum, and a globular dome which stands against the apse. 

The pillars and the stupa are intricately carved with the figures of Lord Buddha and other decorative motifs. The sidewalls are also adorned with countless figures of Buddha while the ceiling is filled with painted floral motifs in which animals, birds, and human figures are cleverly interwoven. The chapel contains the panel of Nagaraja with his consort known for its serenity and royal dignity.

The first and second photos were taken by Kirk Kittell, the third is by Arian Zwegers.

lets-bandage-it-up:

freakshow1313:

noitemsfoxonlyfinaldestination:

thatsonofamitch:

enenkay:

zipperaward:

Hi guys! I wanted to inform you about this great thing that is happening!

These smart fellows have devised a way to create cups, straws, mixers, etc that can detect common date rape drugs. This is an amazing idea and it needs funding! The campaign ends in 35 hours and they are a little short on funding. Please, signal boost this or even give a dollar if you can, it’s a great cause and something that will really change the world!

gogogo!

Only 28 hours left! Check this out and spread the word!

donate or signal boost, they still have about a fifth to go!
image

image

IF YOUDONT REBLOG YOU SUCK

Hey! This is pretty awesome, so I thought I’d share here. Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting the fuck out of this is important! 

Patricia. 

thugmissus:

xemkgx:

do not fall in love with people like me.
i will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. i will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. and when i leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.

image

punkukulele:

half of me is like ‘lets get a billion tattoos and wear killer heels and sharp eyeliner and red lipstick and leather jackets and dye my hair super bright colors’

and the other half is ‘lets wear pastel dresses and cardigans and ballet flats and play ukulele and wear cute jewelry’

and i think that pretty much sums up my entire existence

Yo, Grammar: What’s up with “e.g.” and “i.e.”?

theyuniversity:

image

Interestingly, many people have been asking about this lately.

Here’s the answer, thisisthereasonwhyiloveyou:

image

image

In case you’re wondering, “e.g.” is short for exempli gratia; "i.e." is short for id est. They’re both from Latin.

image

Right, Doctor(s)?

image

(GIF source: GIPHY)

missfirestarter:

  • 0:Height
  • 1:Virgin?
  • 2:Shoe size
  • 3:Do you smoke?
  • 4:Do you drink?
  • 5:Do you take drugs?
  • 6:Age you get mistaken for
  • 7:Have tattoos?
  • 8:Want any tattoos?
  • 9:Got any piercings?
  • 10:Want any piercings?
  • 11:Best friend?
  • 12:Relationship status
  • 13:Biggest turn ons
  • 14:Biggest turn offs
  • 15:Favorite movie
  • 16:I’ll love you if
  • 17:Someone you miss
  • 18:Most traumatic experience
  • 19:A fact about your personality
  • 20:What I hate most about myself
  • 21:What I love most about myself
  • 22:What I want to be when I get older
  • 23:My relationship with my sibling(s)
  • 24:My relationship with my parent(s)
  • 25:My idea of a perfect date
  • 26:My biggest pet peeves
  • 27:A description of the girl/boy I like
  • 28:A description of the person I dislike the most
  • 29:A reason I’ve lied to a friend
  • 30:What I hate the most about work/school
  • 31:What your last text message says
  • 32:What words upset me the most
  • 33:What words make me feel the best about myself
  • 34:What I find attractive in women
  • 35:What I find attractive in men
  • 36:Where I would like to live
  • 37:One of my insecurities
  • 38:My childhood career choice
  • 39:My favorite ice cream flavor
  • 40:Who wish I could be
  • 41:Where I want to be right now
  • 42:The last thing I ate
  • 43:Sexiest person that comes to my mind immediately
  • 44:A random fact about anything