This is the best/truest thing I’ve read in so long (via thesleepingfawn)
But this explains the 90s kids
In westeros, Joining the night’s watch is called taking the black.
Also, if you join the night’s watch, it’s for your lifetime and you’re never allowed to leave.
Basically, this means that once you go black, you can never go back.
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
—Jack London, Credo
RainRoom offers an environment of perpetual rainfall that responds to the presence of its visitors. As soon as you approach the installation, a cocoon of dryness is created around you. This leaves you able to wander freely through different areas of the space, surrounded by falling water, and yet to remain completely dry. RainRoom allows the freedom to experience this unique environment; to be untouched by the rain falling all around you.
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee. Born 27 May 1922. His family is one of the oldest in the whole of Europe. This man is 90 years old. Lee speaks, other than his main toungue english, flowing French, Italian, Spanish and German. He also says himself that he also can make his way through Swedish, Russian, and Greek.
He has acted, and or narrated over 275 different titles.
Which makes him a record holder for have acted in most films in the world. He has amoungst many roles played Scaramanga, Saruman, Count Doku, Lord Summerisle in the ”Wicker man”, and fucking Dracula!
He was knighted in 2009. He was in the Raf ( Royal airforce) during the second world war. He also volunteered in the Finnish winter war. Currently he is participating in a fucking heavy metal band! He is also a opera singer.. If that’s not enough just think of that he’s 90 bloody years old!! There is no manlier man than Christopher Lee. He is god on earth, a saviour, and a fucking amazing man.
The dude abides of Christopher Lee. I really hope he gets cryogenically frozen. Seriously.
In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”.
”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.
The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.
soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.
Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art.
Notice the hands
for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake
Welp I imagine this was in no way disturbing for the live girl sitting next to her.
Green Pedestrian Crossing created by Jody Xiong
The China Environmental Protection Foundation developed an outdoor campaign, displayed on the street, to creatively promote this message. They decided to leverage a busy pedestrian crossing; a place where both pedestrians and drivers meet.
The campaign involved laying a canvas 12.6 metres long by 7 metres wide on the ground, thus covering the pedestrian crossing with a large leafless tree. On either side of the road, beneath the traffic lights, were placed sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly, washable paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing, they stepped on the green sponge, thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like leaves growing on a bare tree, which made people feel that by walking they could create a greener environment.
The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 7 thoroughfares in Shanghai. The campaign was then extended to 132 roads across 15 cities in China, with a participation exceeding 3,920,000 people.
Watch their video below:
Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems. When the roots and vines reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Some of the bridges are over 100 feet long and can support the weight of 50 people.