The man who says it can’t be done shouldn’t interrupt the man who is trying to...– via but does it float (via akun)
90-year-old man recounts a remarkable experience... →
prate: via grimmeh: Short video. I love old war stories.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have...– Hélder Câmara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I keep a fake journal claiming I’ve done monumental stuff so if I ever...– Twitter / Nick Alias Plemur: I keep a fake journal clai …
Estivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Estivation or aestivation (from Latin aestas, summer), also known as “summer sleep”, is a state of animal dormancy somewhat similar to hibernation. It takes place during times of heat and dryness, the hot dry season, which is often but not necessarily the summer months.
Ethmoid bone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Some birds and other migratory animals have deposits of biological magnetite in their ethmoid bones which allow them to sense the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. Humans have a similar magnetite deposit, but it is believed to be vestigial.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.– Plato (?) Maybe the greatest lesson I’ve learned this year is just how true this is. (via spaceships)
Capucine : Mom ? I need help with the DVD.
Me : Ok, just a minute.
Capucine : You better come quick because if not, i'm shaving my legs.
Me : What ? Hahahaha !
Capucine : Yes i'm shaving my legs and it hurts, let me tell you.
Me, slightly worried : Shaving your legs with what ?!
Capucine : With the remote control.
Me : Hahahahahahaha !
Capucine : It's NOT funny.
Me, unable to stop laughing : Hahahahahah !
Capucine : NOT. FUNNY.
Me : Ok, i'll stop laughing but you are funny !
Capucine, rubbing the remote up her shinbone : Look : my hair gets pulled in between the little buttons. Ouch !
Fun idea: Not got kids? Hire a babysitter anyway, say kid is asleep upstairs and...– Twitter / Gary Delaney: Fun idea: Not got kids? Hi …
Farmville players outnumber real farmers in the US... →
Children under four and children with autism don't... →
The Quietest Place on Earth - Orfield Labs... →
In a world where something is always happening, people are always moving, and equipment is always buzzing, most people don’t know what silence really is. But in Minnesota, real silence can be found in a room. In fact, the anechoic chamber found at Orfield Laboratories Inc. is the Quietest Place on Earth, as awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records.
One day, people from the VIA association (VIA is a students’ network association...– The VLC Cone: Jon Lech Johansen’s blog
Foolscap [n., adj. FOOLZ-cap] Foolscap is paper of a certain size, from 12 by 15 inches up to 13.5 by 17 inches. Most commonly, it is 13 by 16 inches, often folded to make pages of 8 by 13 inches. One incorrect derivation of the word has it coming from the Italian foglio capo (chief sheet), implying that it is the main size of large paper. Another false origin is the Latin folio (a leaf of...
"Vie en Rose": French Class pt.1: →
capucha: sophiacles: “Casser du sucre sur le dos de quelqu’un” (to talk (about someone) behind their back) is a really useful expression if you like to engage in a little bit of gossip now and again! Literal translation To break some sugar on the back of someone English equivalents To talk (about someone) behind… You can add “Tailler un costard” ( “Cut out a suit”) to the list. “Costard”...
Health benefits of smoking - Wikipedia, the free... →
Sesame Street →
Sesame Street have a tumblr!!
I stand corrected, said the man wearing orthopaedic shoes– Someone very close to me once said : funny
The act of defecating in the upper tank of the toilet. When the next poor...– Urban Dictionary: Upper Decker
Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold...