Monday, July 28, 2014 Sunday, July 27, 2014

ungratefullittleshit:

Times Tumblr Raised Serious Questions About “Harry Potter”

peashooter85:

The Great Carrot Deception of World War II.

During the Battle of Britain, a battle in which the German Luftwaffe (air force) expected to simply sweep the RAF (Royal Air Force) out of the skies, the Germans were baffled as to how the British were able to put up such a staunch defense.  What was most confusing of all was that the British seemed to know where all their attack were coming from.  British pilots were even able to intercept and shoot down German bombers in the pitch black of night. 

What the Germans didn’t know was that the British had an ace up their sleeve.  British radar technology had advanced to the point that British fighter pilots could find and shoot down enemy bombers directed by an onboard radar interception unit.  Knowledge of Britain’s radar technology was top secret, and the Brits certainly didn’t want the Germans to find out.  The British War Ministry quickly cooked up a cartoonish and bizarre cover story for their success.

The Ministry single out a successful pilot named John Cunningham for a unique propaganda campaign.  John Cunningham, nicknamed “Cat Eyes” had shot down 19 German bombers at night using the new onboard radar system.  Cunningham was also a man loved to eat carrots, sometimes eating dozens at a time in one sitting. Thus the British War Ministry cooked up an ridiculous carrot of their own; the reason for the RAF’s night fighting success was because British pilots ate carrots.  Chalk full of Vitamin A, the carrots gave British pilots almost superhuman night vision.  To cement their story, a propaganda campaign was started to convince the British people that carrots were good for eyesight.  They printed posters claiming carrots gave people nightvision, necessary for survival in blackouts and bombing raids.  They advertised on the radio, they printed leaflets, they even introduced a special carrot pop for children. 

While today scientific studies prove that carrots, at best, might improve vision a little bit, the propaganda campaign was certainly pumping out a steady stream of over-exaggerated BS.  However, the British public certainly bought it.  More importantly to some degree the Germans bought it as well.  While it is unknown if German High Command accepted the “carrot theory”, there are recorded instanced of German Luftwaffe pilots eating an excess of carrots to improve their vision.

After the Battle of Britain the carrot campaign continued to the point that even other Allied Powers were printing their own carrot propaganda.  Today the myth is still alive and well, and millions of children around the world are forced to eat their carrots due to World War II propaganda.

reblog if you ever actually used a phone with a “rotary dial” on it

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Wi-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch, wi-ch-ch, wi-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch……

And getting your finger caught under the metal thingy.

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nines were such a paain

(via amindamazed) Oh my god how young are you people

I used to play with the phone at my grandma’s house. Lord only knows who I called…

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I always likes the sounds they made and I’m not ashamed to say it. :P

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tastefullyoffensive:

"My dog hates having his picture taken." -lawsonj123

Saturday, July 26, 2014

eleven-at-trenzalore:

rneerkat:

rneerkat:

what kind of fish is made of only two sodium atoms

2 Na

I actually want to cry

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ceehu:

jamesmdavisson:

Yesterday at Pride in Chicago.

the cop smiling at him though haha

ceehu:

jamesmdavisson:

Yesterday at Pride in Chicago.

the cop smiling at him though haha

fluffalos:

D’Artagnan

thiswontbebigondignity:

fortuitoushappenstance:

The scars of World War I.

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Grass covered trenches and craters from exploded bombshells, Battle of the Somme
The Lochnagar Crater, nearly 70 feet deep, was formed after an explosive-packed mine was detonated during the Battle of the Somme.
The tiny village of Butte de Vaquois once stood on a hilltop, and was destroyed after three years of furious mining blew away its summit.

Photos: Michael St. Maur Sheil

The best sledding spot in my hometown neighbourhood was a massive bomb crater that dispelled the summit of a hill; best known to all the kids as “The devil’s ditch”

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thebigblackwolfe:

You don’t HAVE to forgive people that have harmed you ever like that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my entire fucking life.

If YOU feel like you need to forgive somebody because that’s what you need to heal and move on from whatever they did, then go ahead and do it. But don’t you ever sit here and tell people that they must automatically forgive folks so they can be the bigger person.

Fuck. That. Shit.

puppy009mod:

deputyfuckingparrish:

let’s talk about what a fab human dan radcliffe is…

As a matter of fact yes I have heard women use the term “friendzone” while trying to hook up with a guy. Everyone always thinks it’s a men thing but the fact is ANYONE can use that term. You just hear it from men way more often.

Yes?

Of course women use the term friendzone, I didn’t get that he was saying otherwise. “Friendzone”, in it’s current incarnation and meaning, is something that a certain section of men created and made well known, and they use it in all sincerity. That’s where the focus of his criticism was.

I mean, yeah people will say they were friendzoned as like a joke or something, but I don’t know that it’s all that funny. Not when it really means: “I use friendship as a tool to get at your genitals and actually do not care about you at all, but you did not let me get at your genitals and for that I loathe you.”

TL;DR: I’m focusing more on the third gif than on the second, sorry. (Not sorry.)

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