tfw you have a nice house but a rickety tumbledown barn

pissyeti:

giraffepoliceforce:

"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"

Jesus: Ah yes.

Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.

Jesus: What a shame.

fun fact Jesus Christ was changed to be overall more “white” looking in the 1500s as part of a media campaign by Alexander VI, also known as Rodrigo Borgia. as a Spaniard and foreigners to Italy looking to gain power and prestige (and also vying for a spot as the Pope,) Rodrigo often commissioned art of Jesus Christ to look remarkably like his son, Cesare Borgia. a lot of scholars felt that Rodrigo thought it would make his son more popular and more acceptable to the Italian population (Cesare was a warlord so this was a pretty vital step) so the curlywavy white Jesus with the artfully trimmed beard is actually a phenomenon that can be traced to a very specific and very political motive. so white!jesus has nothing to do with jesus being white in the time that he lived, it was part of the Borgia propaganda machine.

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sup Cesare.

The other day as I was walking by a playground I heard someone calling for Moses and Judah and I looked around and Moses and Judah were about 4 and clearly twins because the only difference between them was that one had a bright blue, and one had a bright orange yarmulke 

super cute

rhamphotheca:

Japan’s cherry blossom stone is a natural wonder
Meet the cherry blossom stone from Japan - one of the most striking natural rock formations in the world.
by Bec Crew
So-called because when you crack them open, their internal cross-sections look like tiny golden-pink flowers, cherry blossom stones (sakura ishi in Japanese) get their beautiful patterns from mica, which is a commonly found silicate mineral known for its shiny, light-reflecting surface. 
These flower patterns weren’t always made of mica. They started their existence as a complex matrix of six prism-shaped crystal deposits of a magnesium-iron-aluminium composite called cordierite, radiating out from a single dumbbell-shaped crystal made from a magnesium-aluminium-silicate composite called indialite in the centre. 
Hosted inside a fine-grained type of rock called a hornfels - formed underground around 100 million years ago by the intense heat of molten lava - cherry blossom stones underwent a second significant metamorphosis in their geological lifespan when they were exposed to a type of hot water called hydrothermal fluids…
(read more: ScienceAlert! - Australia/NZ)
images: John Rakovan et al.

rhamphotheca:

Japan’s cherry blossom stone is a natural wonder

Meet the cherry blossom stone from Japan - one of the most striking natural rock formations in the world.

by Bec Crew

So-called because when you crack them open, their internal cross-sections look like tiny golden-pink flowers, cherry blossom stones (sakura ishi in Japanese) get their beautiful patterns from mica, which is a commonly found silicate mineral known for its shiny, light-reflecting surface. 

These flower patterns weren’t always made of mica. They started their existence as a complex matrix of six prism-shaped crystal deposits of a magnesium-iron-aluminium composite called cordierite, radiating out from a single dumbbell-shaped crystal made from a magnesium-aluminium-silicate composite called indialite in the centre. 

Hosted inside a fine-grained type of rock called a hornfels - formed underground around 100 million years ago by the intense heat of molten lava - cherry blossom stones underwent a second significant metamorphosis in their geological lifespan when they were exposed to a type of hot water called hydrothermal fluids

(read more: ScienceAlert! - Australia/NZ)

images: John Rakovan et al.

galava:

What are you looking at…?
Photo by Tony Richards

galava:

What are you looking at…?

Photo by Tony Richards

bea-roll:

Saw sheep on one of hiking trail
Scotland

bea-roll:

Saw sheep on one of hiking trail

Scotland

febricant:

septembriseur:

alpacas are so dignified and majestic

Truly the noblest of all creatures

honkyadonis:

he has come

dakotaangel:

Forest Sheep

thecatdogblog:

This is our Hill by Pali Horvat
Dholes are so beautiful!

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