Rough Draft

April 18, 2014 12:17 am
archiemcphee:

In the village of Xiapu, located in southern China’s Jiexi county, lives a 63-year-old farmer named Meng Ni, who has dreamt of being an astronaut since he was a little boy. When he grew up he took over the family farm instead of taking to the stars, but he never forgot his childhood dream. After making a fortune selling his farmland to the government, Meng used his new wealth to build this awesome replica of an American space shuttle on his roof. You can even climb inside the shuttle to get an amazing view of the surrounding farmland.
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

archiemcphee:

In the village of Xiapu, located in southern China’s Jiexi county, lives a 63-year-old farmer named Meng Ni, who has dreamt of being an astronaut since he was a little boy. When he grew up he took over the family farm instead of taking to the stars, but he never forgot his childhood dream. After making a fortune selling his farmland to the government, Meng used his new wealth to build this awesome replica of an American space shuttle on his roof. You can even climb inside the shuttle to get an amazing view of the surrounding farmland.

[via Telegraph.co.uk]

12:16 am
hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.
- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.

- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)

[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

(via fishingboatproceeds)

12:13 am

escapekit:

Cityscapes

San Francisco based artist Jeremy Mann paints gritty cityscapes of cities in the US. 

(Source: redrabbit7.com, via wilwheaton)

February 14, 2014 12:32 am
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  • The Music Written on This Dude's Butt
  • By: Hieronymus Bosch
  • Garden of Earthly Delights
  • 2,009,242 Plays

publicdomainreview:

chaoscontrolled123:

Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.

so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell

500 year old butt comes to musical life!

March 11, 2013 10:24 pm
cab1729:

Einstein’s Zurich Notebook
Einstein’s search for general relativity spanned eight years, 1907-1915. Some periods were quiet and some were more intense. The moments when the great transition occurred, came sometime between the late summer of 1912, when Einstein moved from Prague to Zurich, and early 1913. If we could choose one time at which to look over Einstein’s shoulder and watch him work on general relativity, it would be this time.And that is just what we can do. For, found among his papers when Einstein died in 1955 was a small, brown notebook containing his private calculations from just this time. This is the Zurich notebook.

cab1729:

Einstein’s Zurich Notebook

Einstein’s search for general relativity spanned eight years, 1907-1915. Some periods were quiet and some were more intense. The moments when the great transition occurred, came sometime between the late summer of 1912, when Einstein moved from Prague to Zurich, and early 1913. If we could choose one time at which to look over Einstein’s shoulder and watch him work on general relativity, it would be this time.

And that is just what we can do. For, found among his papers when Einstein died in 1955 was a small, brown notebook containing his private calculations from just this time. This is the Zurich notebook.

(via proofmathisbeautiful)

10:11 pm

scishow:

Is There Gravity in Space?


In a word, “yes” - space is packed with gravity. Hank explains how Isaac Newton described how gravity works, and why even though it seems that things are floating in space, they’re still effected by gravity.  Every object in the universe is constantly attracting every other object in the universe.

10:00 pm

11 More Enjoyable Names for Common Things

mentalflossr:

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It’s that day of the month again where we post 11 lists of 11 items. Get started here.

February 6, 2013 9:26 pm
kwmurphy:

higregjohnson:

Greg Johnson

How can you not love this.

kwmurphy:

higregjohnson:

Greg Johnson

How can you not love this.

(via wilwheaton)

9:19 pm

nypl:

The Library’s Fort Washington Branch got an unexpected delivery this week — a book that was last checked out 55 years ago. The extremely overdue book — The Fire of Francis Xavier by Rev. Arthur R. McGratty — was checked out on April 10, 1958 and returned Monday by mail in a plain brown envelope. There was no note, but there WAS a generous donation of $100 from those who sent it back. So big thanks to them - the Library greatly appreciates the support! If you want to read more about this, check out just a few recent accounts by DNA Info, NY Daily News, WCBS, and WNBC.

November 9, 2012 11:59 pm
questionableadvice:

~ The Young Gentleman and Lady’s Monitor, and English Teacher’s Assistant: Being a Collection of Select Pieces From our Best Modern Writers; Calculated to eradicate Vulgar Prejudices and Rusticity of Manners; Improve the Understanding; Rectify the Will; Purify the Passions; Direct the Minds of Youth to the Pursuit of proper Objects; and to facilitate their Reading, Writing, and Speaking the English language, with Elegance and Propriety, John Hamilton Moore, 1802. via University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library

questionableadvice:

~ The Young Gentleman and Lady’s Monitor, and English Teacher’s Assistant: Being a Collection of Select Pieces From our Best Modern Writers; Calculated to eradicate Vulgar Prejudices and Rusticity of Manners; Improve the Understanding; Rectify the Will; Purify the Passions; Direct the Minds of Youth to the Pursuit of proper Objects; and to facilitate their Reading, Writing, and Speaking the English language, with Elegance and Propriety, John Hamilton Moore, 1802.
via University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library