Seven Works of Mercy

ingridrichter:

  1. Bury the dead
  2. Clothe the naked
  3. Feed the hungry
  4. Give drink to the thirsty
  5. House the homeless
  6. Tend the sick
  7. Visit the fatherless and afflicted

Trivia Encyclopedia by Fred L. Worth, 1974.

doubledaybooks:

Fight Club Check out Chuck Palahniuk’s new book here.

doubledaybooks:

Fight Club Check out Chuck Palahniuk’s new book here.

babylonfalling:

We Are One

babylonfalling:

We Are One

doctorwho:

nonomella:

"Well. Um, big question, um, but to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all.

Certainly the most popular great painter of all time.

The most beloved.

His command of color - the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty.

Pain is easy to portray - but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world…. no one had ever done it before.

Perhaps no one ever will again.

To my mind, that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence, was not only the world’s greatest artist - but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”

Doctor Who Series 5: Vincent and The Doctor

biomorphosis:

Sand cats (Felis margarita) live in sandy, stony deserts and the only species of cat that survive without water for long period of time (couple of months). Unlike other species of cats, sand cat is poor climber and jumper but proficient digger. It digs burrows in the sand where it hides from the harsh desert sun. 

Paws covered with thick fur protect the cat’s feet from the hot desert sand. These feet cushions also act like snowshoes. They prevent the cat from sinking into the sand and leaving footprints [x].

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pr1nceshawn:

AT-AT made out of reclaimed skateboards by Derek Keenan

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seanlovesthis:

"Disney’s Doctor Who" by Stephen Byrne

seanlovesthis:

"Disney’s Doctor Who" by Stephen Byrne

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rhamphotheca:

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

what a magnificent creature…

rhamphotheca:

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

what a magnificent creature…

janetmock:

fuckyeahlavernecox:

(x)

Some thoughts I shared with Alicia Menendez about intolerant teachers and how one actually nearly pushed me out of school as I transitioned as a sophomore in high school. 

You can watch the entire clip at Fusion!

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libutron:

Green Broadbill: an adult male with chick
Calyptomena viridis (Passeriformes - Eurylaimidae), the Green Broadbill, can be identified by its vibrant green plumage. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males possess a black dot behind each ear as well as black bands across the wings (as you can see in the photo), while females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings.
This species is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. It is regarded as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam
Locality: Sri Phang Nga NP, Thailand
Red Data Status: Near Threatened.

libutron:

Green Broadbill: an adult male with chick

Calyptomena viridis (Passeriformes - Eurylaimidae), the Green Broadbill, can be identified by its vibrant green plumage. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males possess a black dot behind each ear as well as black bands across the wings (as you can see in the photo), while females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings.

This species is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. It is regarded as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam

Locality: Sri Phang Nga NP, Thailand

Red Data Status: Near Threatened.

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chillona:

my dance style ranges from white dad at a barbecue to stripper whose rent is due tomorrow

There’s no range. Those are my only options.

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obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: The World’s Oldest Man
Alexander Imich did not hold his title long. The Polish parapsychologist, who lived in Manhattan, was named the oldest living man after the death of Arturo Licata on April 24, 2014.
Born one month before the Wright Brothers first launched their plane at Kitty Hawk, Mr. Imich grew up in Poland. He developed an interest in the occult when he completed an investigated on a noted Polish medium known as “Madame J.” He became enthralled with the subject material and the scientist with the chemistry degree instead became a scholar of the paranormal and psychotherapy.
Fleeing to the Soviet-occupied portion of his homeland at the outbreak of World War II because of his Jewish roots, he and his wife were imprisoned in a labor camp. They were freed after the Nazis began their invasion of the U.S.S.R., and fled to Uzbekistan. After they war they returned to their home only to find that almost all of their friends and family were killed by the Germans in the Holocaust.
In 1951 they moved to Connecticut and he moved permanently to New York City in 1986, when his wife passed away. He was 83 years old and lived in the city for nearly 30 years.
Asked for the secret of his longevity, he gave credit to the fact that he never had children and never drank alcohol. When asked what it was like to be the oldest man in the world he answered a reporter that “I didn’t have time yet to think about it. I never thought I’d be that old.”
Mr. Imich died on June 8, 2014 at the age of 111 years, four months, and five days. It was reported that he was babbling in Russian and German, speaking with spirits that he saw around him.
With the death of Mr. Imich, the world’s oldest man is Sakari Mamoi, of Japan who is 111 years, 124 days as of June 9, 2014. There are 63 women who are older than Mr. Mamoi, the oldest of whom is Misao Okawa who is 116 years, 98 days. The oldest living U.S. citizen is Jeralean Talley at 115 years, 17 days.
Sources: NY Times (obit), NY Times (May 2014 article), and Wikipedia
(Image of Mr. Imich from 2007 when he was “only” 104 years old is from a NY Times “neediest cases” profile and copyright Tom Hicks/NY Times.)
Other posts of interest on Obit of the Day:
Besse Cooper - The 8th oldest person in recorded history, and oldest person in the world at the time of her death
Leila Denmark - The oldest practicing physician in the world
Jiroemon Kimura - The oldest man in history (116 years) and 10th oldest person ever
Florence Sorrell Smith - World’s oldest leap year “baby”

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: The World’s Oldest Man

Alexander Imich did not hold his title long. The Polish parapsychologist, who lived in Manhattan, was named the oldest living man after the death of Arturo Licata on April 24, 2014.

Born one month before the Wright Brothers first launched their plane at Kitty Hawk, Mr. Imich grew up in Poland. He developed an interest in the occult when he completed an investigated on a noted Polish medium known as “Madame J.” He became enthralled with the subject material and the scientist with the chemistry degree instead became a scholar of the paranormal and psychotherapy.

Fleeing to the Soviet-occupied portion of his homeland at the outbreak of World War II because of his Jewish roots, he and his wife were imprisoned in a labor camp. They were freed after the Nazis began their invasion of the U.S.S.R., and fled to Uzbekistan. After they war they returned to their home only to find that almost all of their friends and family were killed by the Germans in the Holocaust.

In 1951 they moved to Connecticut and he moved permanently to New York City in 1986, when his wife passed away. He was 83 years old and lived in the city for nearly 30 years.

Asked for the secret of his longevity, he gave credit to the fact that he never had children and never drank alcohol. When asked what it was like to be the oldest man in the world he answered a reporter that “I didn’t have time yet to think about it. I never thought I’d be that old.”

Mr. Imich died on June 8, 2014 at the age of 111 years, four months, and five days. It was reported that he was babbling in Russian and German, speaking with spirits that he saw around him.

With the death of Mr. Imich, the world’s oldest man is Sakari Mamoi, of Japan who is 111 years, 124 days as of June 9, 2014. There are 63 women who are older than Mr. Mamoi, the oldest of whom is Misao Okawa who is 116 years, 98 days. The oldest living U.S. citizen is Jeralean Talley at 115 years, 17 days.

Sources: NY Times (obit), NY Times (May 2014 article), and Wikipedia

(Image of Mr. Imich from 2007 when he was “only” 104 years old is from a NY Times “neediest cases” profile and copyright Tom Hicks/NY Times.)

Other posts of interest on Obit of the Day:

Besse Cooper - The 8th oldest person in recorded history, and oldest person in the world at the time of her death

Leila Denmark - The oldest practicing physician in the world

Jiroemon Kimura - The oldest man in history (116 years) and 10th oldest person ever

Florence Sorrell Smith - World’s oldest leap year “baby”

zgmfd:

Spidey Stamps

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