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"Ask A Slave Episode 1: Meet Lizzie Mae"

"Ask a Slave" is a new webseries that was inspired by real questions actress Azie Dugney heard while working as a living character on the historic George Washington’s Mount Vernon Site. The production is great and Azie has amazing comedic timing, but the real genius of this series is that slavery is not the butt of the joke here. The humor comes from the clueless tourists that clearly know nothing about slavery or our nation’s history.  I’m really excited to watch this series develop, it’s truly hysterical in that head shaking “oh white people” sorta way.

kaileymarie-zombie:

dozing:

Meanwhile in Canada…
Texas: this is how we do in Toronto. This is a poster inside planned parenthood. My family dr and safe resource for sexual health.

I love this poster

kaileymarie-zombie:

dozing:

Meanwhile in Canada…

Texas: this is how we do in Toronto. This is a poster inside planned parenthood. My family dr and safe resource for sexual health.

I love this poster

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via sarasleepygirl)

COURTS DON’T WANT SMART AND WELL INFORMED JURORS.

(via cakeandrevolution)

becauseicannibal:

agentotter:

singingtomysoul:

g0ggles:

These are all really cute

So remember, if anyone ever tries to tell you what’s “natural”, laugh the fuck in their face.

This is so awesome. Gender and biology and adorable cartoons ALL IN ONE PLACE. Yiiiisssssssssssss precious.

Once again, I don’t see a source on this (it may be hiding, but it’s always better to make sure).  These are by Humon on Deviantart.

nannairb:

reasonsyourcashierhatesyou:

wtf-fun-factss:

Forcing yourself to smile (psychological study) - WTF fun facts

I’m going to do an experiment and try this, I will let you know what the results are

It’s true. Your emotions are so tightly bound to facial expressions that people who undergo botox report deadened or numbed emotions. If you’re feeling down, hold a pencil in your teeth - it replicates the pull needed for a smile or grin, and tricks your body into thinking you’re happy.

nannairb:

reasonsyourcashierhatesyou:

wtf-fun-factss:

Forcing yourself to smile (psychological study) - WTF fun facts

I’m going to do an experiment and try this, I will let you know what the results are

It’s true. Your emotions are so tightly bound to facial expressions that people who undergo botox report deadened or numbed emotions. If you’re feeling down, hold a pencil in your teeth - it replicates the pull needed for a smile or grin, and tricks your body into thinking you’re happy.

katelikeskittens:

theroguefeminist:

belatucadros:

theroguefeminist:

people don’t know this, but women who kill their abusers serve much longer prison time than male abusers serve for killing them

Sounds circumstantial. sources?

here you go knock yourself out

That “fact sheet” is nice and all, but the most recent statistic is from 2000 (13 years ago!). And the majority are from much-longer-ago than that (the second-most-recent is from 1994). 

Since 1994 there have been two major events/publications that alter how this issue is approached today. The Violence Against Women Act (1994) and The Validity and Use of Evidence Concerning Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Trials (1996). Both would have had effects on women’s treatment in court trials and prison sentencing.

Now, I’m not going to say that what you’re saying is necessarily untrue. But you’d better find something more recent than what you’ve provided if you’re honestly trying to convince anyone.

heythereuniverse:

How Animals See the World | Mezzmer

brodingershat:

scientiststhesis:

dr-archeville:

8bitstickmod:

nightguardmod:

songoharotto:

fabricated-amity:

my entire math life

This is basically the problem with the entire modern educational system.

Time to do unpopular opinion? Time to do unpopular opinion.

Balancing a checkbook is applied addition and subtraction, stuff of the third grade. Okay, yeah, it is a failure of the modern educational system if he hasn’t learned it by now.

Imaginary numbers interact with real numbers (1, 2, π, 1.5, etc) for complex numbers, and are useful if you want to get into engineering or science — you know, high paying jobs.

Remember Tomb Raider? How they make her turn? Quaternions, which use THREE sets of imaginary numbers.

Like how your cell phone gets reception? That requires resonance, the understanding of which can be aided by complex numbers.

And don’t even get me started in the more exotic physics like fluid dynamics or quantum mechanics. That is, the forefront of how planes fly and how computer chips work.

There’s this term, innumeracy, that is to math what illiteracy is to english. One thing that bugs me is when ignorance is paraded about, when one acts as if math is an optional knowledge. Doubly so when it’s the very thing holding them back.

The failure is not in teaching these things, but the lack of teaching about why we should care about these things.

Thank you maths side of tumblr

The failure is not in teaching these things, but the lack of teaching about why we should care about these things.

Come to think of it, that’s applicable to how a lot of subjects are taught.

But I’m afraid maths gets the worst of it, really. I mean, how often have you heard people complaining about history? Social sciences? Even chemistry, which is more specialised than maths? No, maths gets the worst of it by far, and everyone demonises it because no one ever tells them that maths is a language, and a quite difficult one at that, because it’s the language of the Universe (of god, if you will).

Not only that, but it’s also the only language that’s truly universal (we’re certain aliens will arrive at the same maths we have) and that can truly explain everything that’s in principle conceivable. Human language can describe the stuff we see, and some extrapolations we imagine; maths can describe everything that is, was, will be, has never been, and could ever be.

Everything is maths.

This is already excellently explained and defended, so please forgive me for reblogging and adding a veritable novel to it. 

This is precisely what nobody ever even tried to make me understand as a kid, and what I try so desperately to make people understand as an adult.

When the above say that math is a language, they are being more or less literal.

The reason that mathematics is so confusing to so many people is pretty much just because it was never properly explained to them.

Math is a language heavily reliant on the symbolic representation of pre-existing concepts. As a language, it is dedicated to the pursuit of absolute grammatical consistency and the simplification of its sentence structures without any accompanying sacrifice of meaning. 

So, actually, math is infinitely easier than English.

I’ll get to why below.

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just-laff:

egberts:

if i ever met a genie i wouldnt wish for a million dollars id wish that whenever i bought something i’d always have the right amount of money to pay for it in my pocket

you are one of the great thinkers of our time

death-by-lulz:

kor71:
If you think abortions ok, remember what Horton says.
Awkward. Dr. Seuss and his wife were really liberal and pro-choice. They’ve even threatened to sue pro-life organizations for using this quote the wrong way (the way you’re doing it actually). I guess you didn’t already know that Horton Hears a Who is about the American occupation of Japan post-WWII. He even dedicated it to his dear Japanese friend.
Mrs. Geisel (Mrs. Seuss) continued donating to Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive health and rights after her husband died.

This post has been featured on a 1000notes.com blog.

death-by-lulz:

kor71:

If you think abortions ok, remember what Horton says.

Awkward. Dr. Seuss and his wife were really liberal and pro-choice. They’ve even threatened to sue pro-life organizations for using this quote the wrong way (the way you’re doing it actually). I guess you didn’t already know that Horton Hears a Who is about the American occupation of Japan post-WWII. He even dedicated it to his dear Japanese friend.

Mrs. Geisel (Mrs. Seuss) continued donating to Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive health and rights after her husband died.

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This post has been featured on a 1000notes.com blog.

A QUICK LESSON ON CROPS AND WHIPS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE HORSE RIDER

satan-doge:

iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

THIS IS A CROP

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IT DOES NOT MAKE THE ‘WHH-CH’ WHIP NOISE

IT CAN LEAVE BRUISING BUT WILL NOT CUT YOUR SKIN

THIS IS A WHIP

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IT DOES MAKE THE ‘WHH-CH’ WHIP NOISE

IT PROBABLY WON’T LEAVE BRUISING BUT CAN CUT YOUR SKIN

NOW GO FORTH AND WRITE ACCURATE PORN

I JUST SPAT CRANBERRY JUICE ALL OVER MY HOMEWORK AND DESK BECUASE OF THE END OF THAT.

triple-torch:

supershawarmalock:

catertothehollow:

fem-blog:

thenewwomensmovement:

diloolie:

neurosciencestuff:

A 12-year-old schoolgirl has been accepted into Mensa after discovering she is brainier than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Olivia Manning, from Liverpool, managed to get a whopping score in an IQ test of 162 - well above the 100 average.
Her score is not only two points better than genius German physicist Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking, but puts her in the top one per cent of intelligent people in the world.

FUCK YEAAAAAH!!!
(and of course the mainstream media won’t even acknowledge this because women doing smart things in math or science? GEDOUTTATOWN.)

This is so awesome!

SIGNAL BOOST! This is AMAZING!

woah

GO GIRL GO

Rock on!!!

triple-torch:

supershawarmalock:

catertothehollow:

fem-blog:

thenewwomensmovement:

diloolie:

neurosciencestuff:

A 12-year-old schoolgirl has been accepted into Mensa after discovering she is brainier than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Olivia Manning, from Liverpool, managed to get a whopping score in an IQ test of 162 - well above the 100 average.

Her score is not only two points better than genius German physicist Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking, but puts her in the top one per cent of intelligent people in the world.

FUCK YEAAAAAH!!!

(and of course the mainstream media won’t even acknowledge this because women doing smart things in math or science? GEDOUTTATOWN.)

This is so awesome!

SIGNAL BOOST! This is AMAZING!

woah

GO GIRL GO

Rock on!!!

isaia:

magnetic-rose:

this power point is a m e s s but i think that a lot of the complaints about 3d animation stems from the misconception that it’s the easier solution to 2d, which it fucking isn’t.

this is a huuuuge simplification of some of the processes of computer animation but there’s a few things that people don’t know and don’t think about and hopefully this sheds some light on that and helps erase the stigma that 3d animation is really easy.

I learned