I wish there was some sort of blanket you could cover yourself with but it didn’t make you warm it just provided the sensation of being covered because some nights it’s just too hot for a blanket but I need something covering me so it’s a choice between boiling to death or being completely vulnerable to monsters
did you kno that 10 million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from quebec
10 million pounds
1/3 of the government’s reserve
like. how do you even steal 10 million pounds of maple syrup. where do you hide it. what would you even do with it
why does the canadian government have a maple syrup reserve
Just remember: even if you can’t slay dragons and shoot fireballs from your hands, you can step over small objects in your path, and that makes you more badass than a lot of video game characters.
Math and Science Week!
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:
Tan Yunxian / 谈允贤
I noticed we haven’t featured a lot of medieval POC women in science, so here’s one.
Tan Yunxian (1461–1554) was a doctor in Ming Dynasty China. She came from a family of physicians, specialised in gynecology, and lived to the age of 93.
She’s unusual in that she left behind a book, titled Sayings of A Woman Doctor / 女医杂言. It’s made up of 31 case studies - "habitual abortion, menstrual disorders, postpartum diseases, and abdominal lumps" - which she treated using traditional techniques such as moxibustion.
I couldn’t find any portraits of Tan Yunxian, but there’s currently a TV drama being made inspired by her life, called The Imperial Doctress / 女医·明妃传. I’m sure it’s going to be wildly inaccurate, but at least it’ll remind folks that women’s history in old China wasn’t just about bound feet.
Wikipedia on Tan Yunxian
Women doctors of Ancient China
just another flower growing in a concrete jungle.
Please help. This is one of my best friends in the whole world. She had a bit of a rough situation with her family, and moved in with some roommates across the country who were trying to help her out, in New York state.
She couldn’t find a job. She worked so hard, even almost got heat stroke more than once as she hit the beat, doing her best to get work. But it was a small town, and there was no work. Her roommates grew aggravated and asked her to leave. She did via plane, and the ticket put her father in debt, to get her to her hometown in Michigan.
She settled in with a new roommate and started getting her life together. She started working part-time at minimum wage, which isn’t much but she was getting by. She had some medical incidents that set her back, but she kept on trucking. She is so strong, and I look up to her every day.
But now her old roommates have given her an ultimatum: she has two months to get all her stuff out of their house, or they will sell it or donate it to charity. She has big things like a desk, computer, bike, and more. She cannot replace a lot of the stuff. She is only making minimum wage, and needs $700 to get her stuff back, some of which as I said is irreplaceable.
She needs help. I am going to donate, and it would really help if you could give anything. If you give just $1, that would help immensely. Please help her.
LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?
Did you guess yet?
If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.
Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…
Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?
Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!
You are my new favourite tumblr user.
Albus Severus Potter starts Herbology at Hogwarts
"Hey Professor Longbottom; My father says I was named after the bravest man he ever knew, did you know-"
"Well, It’s nice to meet you, Neville Potter"
"It’s Neville. Your name is Neville"