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I want a baby duck that follows me everywhere!


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typeverything: - “ERROR” by SPY, in the city of Stavanger (Norway).

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Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.


I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

This is so important.

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Intestine socks



Intestine socks! $11/pair (there’s also lined notepaper versions for the squeamish), fits men’s 9-12/women’s 10.5-13. (via Canopy)

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Terror Threat Level raised to VAGUE feelings of unformed dread.

Stay alert, awake, and report any behaviour to the police!





Simply watching Adventure Time is often enough to make us hungry for sweets, but now we have an actual edible Candy Kingdom to tantalize our tastebuds. This mouthwateringly awesome Gingerbread Candy Kingdom was made by Redditor IHaveAFluffyCat (who actually does have an adorable fluffy cat).

The amount of time, effort, and candy that went into this work of edible art is amazing. It’s beautifully detailed from top to bottom, but we’re particularly impressed by the Gumball Guardians, whose sugar glass heads contain real gumballs.

Click here to see a complete gallery of step-by-step process photos.

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A+ would eat





I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me the highlight of today’s Apple Keynote was hands-down Scarf Guy

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was that even fucking necessary

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#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

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i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

I was taught that in school but luckily had already been taught correctly by my mom.

Oh. Wups

I was taught this too! After a little research, it seems like the truth is a mix of things. For starters, noses are easily damaged on statues. There’s even a word for a collection of these noses: a Nasothek.

That head in the picture above is actually attributed to Caesarion (Ptolemaios XV), son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar. It’s 2,000 years old and went down with the earthquakes and tidal waves that sunk Alexandria. It’s been underwater for over 1,000 years, so all in all I think it’s fair to say that the nose may have been a victim to something other than racism.

Also, the Kamites (Ancient Egyptians) believed that the seed of life was contained in the nose and thus knocking off the noses on the statues was something done by the Kamites themselves. So that, time and accidents and doubtless vandalisation too are probably all to blame.


I’m really disappointed in Beef today. Really feeling a bit let down by this. He always seemed like a really cool guy but then he comes out with sexist shit like this and I just am thrown by how casual sexism is everywhere and people genuinely think its okay to do this shit. I’d demand an apology but he’s not even replied to the tweets so I honestly don’t think I’d get one.

I’m posting it here because frankly its a shitty thing and with all the sexism in gaming talk recently this is pretty relevant. I’m so sick of this shit everywhere.

Like, aside from Beef, a bunch of people do it and every time I hear something like “Don’t be a girl!” from one of my favourites lets players or something like that then it makes me cringe and wonder why on earth then think being a girl is so awful that they have to demand that their friends stop acting like one (looking at you here Rob, you keep fucking doing it, I love you but just fucking stop). And when Guude comes out with the insults recently its almost always “Bitch!” or “Son of a bitch, man!” and I get that he’s southern and that’s a frequent saying there but when the insults are nothing but gendered slurs you begin to wonder what the hell’s going on because it sure as hell gets fucking tiring when your gender is being used as an insult against someone else.

It’s always bitch, its always son of a bitch, its always motherfucker, its always insulting to a female because apparently you just can’t insult a man without referring to a female in some derogatory manner. I’m so fucking sick of this bullshit and I am done being quiet. I love the Mindcrackers but I won’t deny that what they come out with sometimes is extremely hurtful even if they don’t intend it to be that way. I want an apology and I want change. I don’t want to sit there cringing when my gender is used as an insult or a punchline.

(edited for typo, whoops!)

Side note, thanks for the support from the ladies on twitter after I tweeted at Beef, good to know I’m not the only one angry about this.

Wow, that’s really shitty! Sad too, because he comes across as a decent guy. FWIW, it looks like he deleted that tweet and offered this very weak-sauce apology:

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