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7:49am August 20, 2014

lotrlockedwhovian:

gregmelander:

BELOW THE SURFACE

Amazing illustrations of what might be below the surface.  At the Schusev State Museum of Architecture

*stares in awe* story ideas.

7:46am August 20, 2014

pyrrhiccomedy:

pikestaff:

This town in Russia is called Zheleznogorsk.

Their flag and coat of arms is a bear splitting the atom.

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That is all.

*kicks down door, knocks over end table, vase crashes to the floor*

No that is NOT all, because Zheleznogorsk is really interesting.

It was a secret city, established in 1950 in the middle of Nowhere, Siberia for the purpose of researching nuclear weaponry and producing massive quantities of plutonium, the facilities for which were hidden inside a hollowed-out mountain. It appeared on no maps, and had no census data. Although more than 100,000 people lived there at one point, satellite imagery would have shown only a fairly small mining town. The mountain complex contained 3,500 rooms and three plutonium reactors, which were kept cool by one of the mightiest river in Siberia. The space had been excavated by tens of thousands of gulag slave laborers, who removed more rock from inside the mountain than was used to build the Great Pyramids. Protected under the granite peak of the mountain, these facilities would survive a direct nuclear attack.

No one called it “Zheleznogorsk.” Officially, it was “Krasnoyarsk-26,” which is something like naming a city ‘Arizona-17.’ Residents traveling outside the city called it Iron Town, if they had to refer to it at all. They were under strict instructions never to reveal to anyone the actual business of Krasnoyarsk-26. 

And life there was fantastic. People living and working in the secret city received some of the best wages in the Soviet Union. There were sports stadiums, public gardens, a movie theater, and the shortages notorious in the rest of the USSR were unknown. The best nuclear scientists in Russia lived in a sealed-off utopia. 

A third of all the nuclear weapons produced in Russia during the Cold War were powered by fuel from Zheleznogorsk. At the time, the image of the great Russian bear ripping an atom apart wouldn’t have seemed very funny at all.

11:15am August 15, 2014

mymodernmet:

Japanese illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi used precise molds to make LEGOs out of chocolate, opening up a whole realm of possibilities for building and snacking.

1:31pm August 6, 2014

goforeverforworseorbetter:

goodbye-old-friend:

today i found out that apparently if you kill someone in international waters on an unregistered boat then throw the body overboard they can’t trace it back to any one legal system so you can’t be prosecuted for their murder

so what did you do today

1:27pm August 6, 2014
commandereyebrowsmith:

kawaii-obama-san:

runicbasso:

did-you-kno:

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures in Kenya , said he was astounded by what he saw:“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said.  ‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together.  ‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”
Then these scenes followed




and then they just walked away without hurting him.

DAMN, NATURE! YOU CONSIDERATE! 

AWW

and then you have fucking humans

commandereyebrowsmith:

kawaii-obama-san:

runicbasso:

did-you-kno:

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures in Kenya , said he was astounded by what he saw:

“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said. 
‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. 
‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”

Then these scenes followed

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and then they just walked away without hurting him.

DAMN, NATURE! YOU CONSIDERATE! 

AWW

and then you have fucking humans

11:42am August 5, 2014

“how the fuck am i supposed to survive this movie”

— hobbit fandom right now (via desolation-of-feels)
3:25pm August 4, 2014

iguanamouth:

another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates 

(part one) (part two)