Confession: I have a friend who likes to text me at like 4am when he’s had nightmares or he can’t sleep or he just needs a friend. He thinks I’m always awake at 4am but really I go to bed around 12am and I change his text-tone to the loudest one I have just so it wakes me up when he needs me.
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”—Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
“Of all the topics covered, I was most unexpectedly touched by the segment on the women who constructed the custom-fit space suits. It’s an overlap of all my favourite things: space science, industrial design, making things, and preparing for catastrophe! I also love the incongruity of something so high tech, quite literally space age, being done by hand. It’s very personal, as each of the women explain how deeply they take their responsibility to do high-quality work. As one of the ladies explains, “Well, when they’re up there in space, you know what parts you’ve worked on, and you just say, ‘Well, I hope that part don’t fail because I’d feel it was my fault if it did.’” The women discuss how they’d like to go to space themselves, ending on how they’d like to go while wearing the suits they’d constructed because they could depend on it. It’s adorable, emotional, and so very, very human.”—Relive The Moon Landings, Even If You Weren’t Alive in 1969
yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india…
We went to the wake of my friend who died of cancer.
One of my favorite memories, is that he and his bride raced hundreds of miles for another state to make it in time for the reception.
When they came into the room everyone noticed, he was in yellow and she was decked out in a stylish dress from the Middle Ages. They had come straight from and SCA event in Arizona. They hadn’t had time to change.
Several family members had issues with them, but we didn’t care. They were our friends and we were more then happy they had come.
Imagine every time there was a season finale of a TV series, every bar in town was showing it, everyone was talking about it, your boss let you go home earlier to watch it and whilst seeing it people would lie in each other's arms sobbing about the feels. Now explain to me why that's immature and unrealistic, but it's totally normal for football?
I like how all of these 11-17 year olds are just going to school with vampires and werewolves and giant spiders and vicious three-headed dogs in their backyard, yet they need a permission slip with an iron-clad parent/guardian signature to go have a harmless butterbeer at the nearby wizarding village.