Iranian archer Shiva Mafakheri aims at a target during horseback archery competitions, in Tehran, on May 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Converted to black and white and contrast adjusted by me.
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
Infographic about how the brain responds to story (x)
Binh Danh: Ancestral Altars
Using found photographs from the Khmer Rouge era, Binh Danh imprints the images on leaves through photosynthesis, creating a powerful link between the present and the past by alluding to the jungles that the war was fought in.
In 1975-79, almost 2 million people lost their lives to murder and famine when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside to fulfill their ideal of an agrarian society. The Khmer Rouge—organized by their leader Pol Pot—arrested, tortured, and eventually executed anyone suspected of belonging to several categories of supposed “enemies,” such as foreigners who were ethnic Vietnamese. In a Security Prison coded-named S-21, which was once a schoolhouse, 14,000 men, women and children were tortured and killed. Their testimony was meticulously documented to justify their execution. When Cambodia was liberated by the Vietnamese in 1979, barely a dozen survived S-21.
While visiting this museum, I documented much of the interior. I roamed the rooms and hallways and imagined the horror taking place in front of me. As part of the the victims’ testimony, photographs were made of them. Today, what is left of the memories of these people are rooms and rooms of those portraits. The portraits are witnesses to history and they speak to us, holding us accountable. To honor these lives, I made altars of the dead—a place where we can meditate on history, the present moment, and our own mortality. I believe that even when faced with the truth that we will die someday, we can live a good life and do good for others.
Species Profile: Blue Whale
COSEWIC - Endangered
- The largest adult on record was 29.5m long! That’s almost 2.5 school-buses long!
- They are the largest animal that exists today, and possibly the largest animal to ever exist in the history of the world!
- The blue whale is not actually blue, but is dark and light grey. Each whale has a unique mottling that allows individuals to be recognized by researchers.
- You can find them “along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence; off eastern Nova Scotia; off the south coast of the island of Newfoundland and in the Davis Strait; and between Baffin Island and Greenland.” Most will go south for the winter.
Check out dat tiny boat.
Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]
THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT MY LIFE TO BE
how the fuck does Tylenol know where the pain is and how to stop it like why doesn’t it occasionally fuck up and just numb ur whole leg like wtf
Interesting fact: The mechanism of action for
Seven the Kitty "The cutest cat in the world" Appreciation Post!
Hey. Listen you Lorde people.
This is the last time. I will not give you this url.
I don’t care for your Lorde. My url is not about you and that old looking singer of yours.
I named it after Audre Lorde who is much more important to my life than this little girl. Imma need you to move on with your life and get creative because you are not getting this url. Bye.
These Lorde people need to chill