this gif gives me life
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this gif gives me life
I can’t brain this. They look like miniatures.
this lens will cost you your arms, your legs, and your grand kids.
The spread of the black death.
Poland, tell us your secret.
Poland is the
If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.
I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.
Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”
Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.
WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL
When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.
Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
Do you know the horrors that happened where you’re standing?
L E E D O N G H A E ; albums through the years requested by anon
Mesmerizing Patterns Drawn on Potter’s Wheel by Mikhail Sadovnikov
Enjoy 15 minutes of artist Mikhail Sadovnikov drawing patterns onto a spinning potter’s wheel. You’re gonna want to mute this video, the music is terrible. Watch the video below.
congrats on your faces
Tell me again why we don’t need feminism.
this is so fucking gross
but is this bra available for purchase tho
So this just happened and I swear this is just plain bullshit. THIS ARTICLE states that anyone who is LGBT or non christians can be bullied and the state is just cool with that because of “religious beliefs”
I NEED YOUR HELP TUMBLR
Even if you don’t live here please help make it a better place
We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?
guys don’t just like or reblog if you want things to change
go fucking sign it
there are currently 17k+ notes on this thing and only 5k+ signatures like what the hell is up with that
This bill that was just past not only effects the gay community it effects everyone in the Tennessee state. In this bill students in schools are legally allowed to bully in the grounds of “protecting their religious freedoms” this means if you are not of the same religion as one person, or are gay, or anything this law says you have the right to bully other students to protect your freedoms. This law is unfathomable in the sense that people will be discriminated by their race, gender, sexuality, and yes other religions. This isn’t just about gay kids. This is about your kids. While I live in Ohio, this can effect thousands of children on a daily basis, submitting them to suicide, depression, violence, and verbal abuse. Stand up and sign this petition to get this ridiculous law taken down IMMEDIATELY. It’s discrimination, dangerous, and frankly CRUEL. No one should live in the fear of being bullied, and no one should have the right to say I can bully someone because it’s not against the law. SIGN IT.
Here’s one of my projects for my independent study in Art VII. This Google auto-fill study brings attention to sexism in our everyday lives.
Inspired by this post.
Women shoulder workout
I dream to someday run a companies twitter
Can we just talk about Smart Car doing math on how much bird shit it would take to damage their cars?