brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.



myndirnotur:

this show has 7 emmys

59,472 notes   -  24 April 2014

shutupaubrey:

are you a dog? no ? goodbye

141,314 notes   -  24 April 2014

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.



gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree

It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]

NEAT

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.

The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.

Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.

At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).

And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)


For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
Crumble.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.
n.t.  (via broptimus-prime)
305,875 notes   -  24 April 2014

Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay. Wu Tang Clan  (via broptimus-prime)
209,546 notes   -  23 April 2014

Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground. Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor (via observando)
604 notes   -  23 April 2014


zigwardscissorhands:

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

2,098 notes   -  23 April 2014


7,550 notes   -  23 April 2014


Andrew, I’ve got to say, I’m a fan of the costume. I love the way you’ve done it. My question is, and this is true of any superhero… (x)
5,066 notes   -  23 April 2014


lubeisfortheweak:

policeghost:

President Obama’s presidential seal decides to have the day off.  (x)

He is just so cute…..

 #I don’t care if you don’t like him as a president #IF YOU DON’T LIKE HIM AS A PERSON THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU BECAUSE

131,921 notes   -  23 April 2014


147,297 notes   -  22 April 2014

evidently-evil:

calibornsbottomwhore:

if i had superpowers id use them to get cheesey fries when ever i wanted them

I like that you didn’t even specify the superpower and were just like you’ll make it work

44,200 notes   -  22 April 2014