He’s super fun. Filthy and flirtatious. Unshockable. He could be intimidating and without thought you raise your game around Charles. - Lena Headey
YOU SPOIL THOR AND I WILL FIND YOU AND END YOU
Too late. I already bought him a new video game and a pony. His bed time is never.
Lavoisier is having none of your shit.
Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.
Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject.
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.
I LOVE IT
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT GUYS LISTEN UP
If you like dogs, have a dog, or happen to be a decent human being then please, please, PLEASE listen
Harlan are the UK’s last remaining breeders of beagles for use in experiments.
This company breeds beagles for the purpose of selling them to laboratories and universities and keep ‘donor beagles’
These dogs have their blood regularly drained and sold to laboratories and are subject to numerous experiments.
Some of these experiments include ‘toxicology experiments’ which entail the dogs wearing muzzles and being forced to inhale toxic substances such as cigarettes, bleach and oven cleaner.
If they aren’t killed during experiments, they’re eventually deemed useless and euthanised.
A former employee reported to the Sunday Times that these poor beagles:
• are being punched and kicked by employees
• have profanities shaved into their fur and their faces daubed with felt tips
• are kept in dirty, cramped pens
These beagles are born to endure such a high level of pain and suffering that they self harm, kill themselves or each other.
These beagles are being used in experiments because they are vulnerable and controllable and can’t make it stop.
If you’re a decent human being, please don’t just ignore this and bury your head in the sand because THIS IS HAPPENING TO PUPPIES RIGHT NOW and it takes less than 2 minutes of your time to bring them closer to seeing sunshine, breathing fresh air, going on walks and being loved and cuddled by someone who wants to take care of them
Please stop these poor dogs from suffering. They don’t have a voice to stop their pain and get help, but you do.
Please, be their voice, and sign here: PETITION
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Tumblr Teaches History
I reblog this for the anon who once sent me an ask telling me there was no such thing as a history fandom on tumblr.
A quick guide on what’s appropriate to wear on Día De Los Muertos (Day of the dead)
Thank you for taking a moment to look at this.
Octopuses are going to kill us all someday
I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.
Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank
Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.
An octopus in Germany was annoyed by a bright light shining into his tank, so he climbed up over the rim and squirted water at it to short it.
Fuckin’ octopuses, man.
I BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS. My husband thinks my octopus phobia is so silly and twee. THESE THINGS ARE COMING FOR US.
sensation comics #3 wonder woman really is the best super hero
Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.
86 years ago today (1927) Gutzon Borglum began defacing the sacred BlackHills with Mt. Rushmore.
Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota. It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands! The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!
never fucking forget.