Posts tagged jeez
Posts tagged jeez
An Illustrated Comparison of Land Area
these white power nations are much smaller than they want you to think!
Can we talk about how horrendously misleading most of the maps being used to teach geography to children (and utilized all through out lives/culture/existence) are now?
Yeah, I wanna start that discussion. And see realistic maps.
Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." 
more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.
Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.
now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face
How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.
Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight. To this day in Ireland, their kindness has not been forgotten.
dear anon from the other night: i posted that fic for you, and for anyone else who might want to read my old stuff i guess??
one day i’ll get all my hanna stuff on AO3. tonight is not that night but it’s a start.
Coke advertising is brilliant
CORPORATIONS WITH EXPONENTIALLY MORE POWER AND INFLUENCE THAN YOU MAKING PEOPLE DO THINGS THEY DON’T WANT TO DO TO GET THINGS THEY DIDN’T THINK THEY WANTED.
princess bubblegum writing gumball/marshall lee fic
because she can’t really picture how reconciling with marceline would go
an AU is a totally different thing
Drinks for the Ambassador of Thrace. That was the last time anyone told me I was beautiful.
everyone else is like *eyeroll* at their mutual admiration society
WOW FUQ Y’ALL
LIKE ARE YOU JOKING ME RN
BRB CALLING IN SICK TO LIFE
SO I CAN UGLY SOB FOR A FUCKING WEEK
OH MY GOD
while this motherfucker is PRETTY SOBBING
Murray Gold giving us a taste of the South, playing the Doctor Who theme on the slide.
(Edit: So this would be the perfect theme to any Firefly x Doctor Who crossovers, no?)
Firstly, holyburninggallifrey, this is one of the most epic things I have ever heard.
Second, YES, THE ABOVE COMMENT. ALL OF THE CROSSOVERS.
Third, why is Murray Gold so damn attractive? O_o
Well, now, looks like the Doctor’s headin’ on down to tha Bayooou.
reminder that your favorite celebrity probably masturbates
wow see i don’t know if this was supposed to make me like
but all it has done is distract me
because my mind immediately went “benedict cumberbatch”
and then it went “oh my god”
and now it kind of
or i don’t want it to…
You could stick a knife in my thigh, and I wouldn’t tell you. […] Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.
Nope. Nope. Nope. Can’t handle this.
WOW get out of my life