Welcome to Summer!


colchrishadfield:

Next American human spaceship - Orion is 6 months from 1st launch. Readying in Florida.http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasas-orion-spacecraft-stacks-up-for-first-flight/index.html

Just near a little place I know!

colchrishadfield:

Next American human spaceship - Orion is 6 months from 1st launch. Readying in Florida.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasas-orion-spacecraft-stacks-up-for-first-flight/index.html

Just near a little place I know!

xanush:

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.
Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
Show you care & Reblog.
always

If you don’t reblog this at least once you’re a joke.

xanush:

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.

Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water

After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.

Show you care & Reblog.

always

If you don’t reblog this at least once you’re a joke.

Source: charitywaterproject

heygirlteacher:

SUMMER!

Almost there!

heygirlteacher:

SUMMER!

Almost there!

mediumaevum:

Tawdry means “cheap and gaudy in appearance.” Its story begins with a 7th-century queen Æthelthryth who renounced her royal life and became a saintly abbess.
Suffering from a fatal condition that included a swelling in her throat, the dying abbess attributed that symptom to God’s punishment for her onetime fondness for necklaces.
After her death, the abbess became Saint Audrey, and her shrine became a popular site for English pilgrims. At an annual fair in her honor, all sorts of cheap knickknacks and jewelry were sold, including a type of necklace called Saint Audrey’s lace.
By the 17th century, St. Audrey’s lace had become tawdry lace. Tawdry came to be applied to other cheap goods sold at these fairs – and from there to other tastelessly showy things.
image: Saint Etheldreda’s statue in Ely Cathedral

Love the evolution of language!

mediumaevum:

Tawdry means “cheap and gaudy in appearance.” Its story begins with a 7th-century queen Æthelthryth who renounced her royal life and became a saintly abbess.

Suffering from a fatal condition that included a swelling in her throat, the dying abbess attributed that symptom to God’s punishment for her onetime fondness for necklaces.

After her death, the abbess became Saint Audrey, and her shrine became a popular site for English pilgrims. At an annual fair in her honor, all sorts of cheap knickknacks and jewelry were sold, including a type of necklace called Saint Audrey’s lace.

By the 17th century, St. Audrey’s lace had become tawdry lace. Tawdry came to be applied to other cheap goods sold at these fairs – and from there to other tastelessly showy things.

image: Saint Etheldreda’s statue in Ely Cathedral

Love the evolution of language!

mediumaevum:

When angry taxpayers liken the Internal Revenue Service to “vultures,” they’re actually making a deep linguistic connection.
During the Middle Ages, English officials would charge a tax on non-resident merchants who sold goods on the streets. This duty was known as a scavage (after a Middle French word meaning “to inspect”); the tax-collectors were scavagers.
Over time, those scavagers expanded their duties to cleaning the streets of dirt and debris. Scavager became scavenger.
image: Marinus Van Reymerswaele, The Tax Collectors, c. 1540s

mediumaevum:

When angry taxpayers liken the Internal Revenue Service to “vultures,” they’re actually making a deep linguistic connection.

During the Middle Ages, English officials would charge a tax on non-resident merchants who sold goods on the streets. This duty was known as a scavage (after a Middle French word meaning “to inspect”); the tax-collectors were scavagers.

Over time, those scavagers expanded their duties to cleaning the streets of dirt and debris. Scavager became scavenger.

image: Marinus Van Reymerswaele, The Tax Collectors, c. 1540s

http://lickystickypickyshe.tumblr.com/post/87862532014/run-dont-run-walk-its-better-dont-walk-in →

lickystickypickyshe:

"Run. Don’t run. Walk. It’s better. Don’t walk in the mornings, there’s too much smog in the air. Walking in the evenings isn’t good for digestion and there must be at least a 3 hour gap between walking and bedtime. Play. But don’t play impact sports. Those would cause permanent damage to your…

Sigh…

In the future, will our technologies help stabilize our planet and population, leading to a very long lifetime for us? Or will we destroy our world and its inhabitants, after only a brief appearance on the cosmic stage?

Jill Tarter

From the TED-Ed Lesson Calculating the odds of intelligent alien life

(via teded)
heygirlteacher:

yaourt

heygirlteacher:

yaourt

mediumaevum:

Behold - the tasty majesty whose day tumblr suggested us to celebrate. And celebrate we will.
During the Middle Ages Arab cooks fried unsweetened yeast dough and drenched them in a sugary syrup. In 15th century Germany, fritters were filled with meat or mushrooms. Paczki, the traditional Polish pastry akin to a jelly donut were a favorite. Eaten especially on Ostatki, or Fat Tuesday, a tradition which was originally meant to use up all of the sugar, lard and eggs before Lent. (x)



And we’ve been eating pancakes?!?!

mediumaevum:

Behold - the tasty majesty whose day tumblr suggested us to celebrate. And celebrate we will.

During the Middle Ages Arab cooks fried unsweetened yeast dough and drenched them in a sugary syrup. In 15th century Germany, fritters were filled with meat or mushrooms. Paczki, the traditional Polish pastry akin to a jelly donut were a favorite. Eaten especially on Ostatki, or Fat Tuesday, a tradition which was originally meant to use up all of the sugar, lard and eggs before Lent. (x)

And we’ve been eating pancakes?!?!

lovelyom:

Everybody needs an elephant walking across their blog


Clearly!

lovelyom:

Everybody needs an elephant walking across their blog

Clearly!

Source: tarassein