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the-goddamazon:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


I love how white people are all shocked about this like it’s new. Anyone who has taken any history course beyond the scope of “Look at what white people did” knows this.
Like this was literally the first thing I learned in my World Civilizations course.
tabbyborym:

madamjellyfish666:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]
"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I’ve been laughing for about 20 minutes now

trixyfaerie:

jshillingford:

Stunning photography by Margarita Kareva. See more here.

Oh my! 😍

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

nervouspearl:

[x]

(via ewebean)

slayboybunny:

LOOK AT THESE BEE AND PUPPYCAT STICKERS FACEBOOK HAS NOW!!! BKOW!

littlemorethananerd:

soylentvanilla:

Don’t tell me you “understand” why I’m vegan. If you understood you’d be vegan, too.

Understanding doesn’t equal agreement. I understand why Walter White started to cook meth, doesn’t mean I’m gonna buy an RV and a barrel of methylamine.

(via unbrokenvirgin-realities)

gaycrime:

wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire

tumblingdowntheviewfinder:

Hircine, Daedric Lord of the Hunt

Cosplay by vampire-of-time-and-memory

Costume made by tumblingdowntheviewfinder vampire-of-time-and-memory and petitepixiee

Photography by tumblingdowntheviewfinder

(via salvatriss)

Excuse me! Where am I?

(Source: misscomstock, via salvatriss)

dpcphotography:

🌲☁️🌲

(via salvatriss)

juliagazdag:

theguruburu:

odinsblog:

This is a very enlightening article and it can be read in it’s entirety here, but it should also be noted that for all the restrictions listed, things were worse and even more restrictive for Black and other non-White women. And, while hinted at, this cannot be emphasized enough: some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action were and are White women

History time! Get a little knowledge in your day.

"I don’t need feminism because all of this was so long ago no one even remembers" or something else facepalmy. 

(via toughtink)

(Source: msfili, via centrohies)

kateordie:

kierongillen:

spankbutts:

"The laws of physics can kiss my ass."

 America Chavez - Young Avengers 

This is my first serious cosplay. I loved her character so much, I think I decided I was going to cosplay her within the first few pages of the comic. She’s just that kickass,

and I did enjoy being able to wear my hair all natural for this :) 

This is a fantastic America.

Wow!!

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