fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

The Viking shieldmaiden Lagertha wife of Ragnar Lodbrok by Morris Meredith Williams (1913).

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humansofnewyork:

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country— take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his shirt. There’s a safety to living in such a diverse place. It’s much more difficult to brainwash a population that is composed of so many different nationalities and so many different viewpoints."

sean3116:

sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.

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HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS

WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS

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ghostphotographs:

Untitled (Ghost Photograph no. 101), 2013, 8”x 10”

frenchdad:

Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999, Sunrise Inc.)

frenchdad:

Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999, Sunrise Inc.)

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hedendom:

Nordiska Väsen

Beautiful Illustrations by Johan Egerkrans for his enchanting book Nordiska Väsen, which features a whole host of creatures from Scandinavian folklore.

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Say It Ain't So

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