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This giant carpet in Brussels is actually 750,000 begonias that were displayed in honor of Belgium’s Turkish immigrants.   Source

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

- Virginia Woolf (via indicio)

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Shinnecock Nation spent $32M in 32 years for federal recognition
The Shinnecock Nation of New York was the most recent tribe to gain federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, an effort that lasted decades and required a lot of money.The tribe was one of the first to apply for recognition under the Part 83 regulations, which were adopted in 1978. After $33 million and 32 years, the BIA’s favorable decision became final in October 2010


January 21, 1966: The USSR launched Luna 9, which became the first spacecraft to achieve a lunar soft landing and to transmit photographic data from the surface back to Earth.

According to NASA, “The probe also proved that the lunar surface could support the weight of a lander and that an object would not sink into a loose layer of dust as some models predicted.”

What noise would a spacecraft getting sucked into a layer of lunar dust make? (trick question)

Map: Cartographic Division of the National Geographic Society. The earth’s moon. Athos D. Grazzini, associate chief cartographer. Washington: National Geographic Society, c1969.

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Bad Prep, Good Prep.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris O’Connell,1992.



"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch."

I love that the internet has finally got excited about what Emma Thompson has been doing more or less without pause for thirty years.

Have I told you about my crush on Emma Thompson.

(Source: alwaysbeenyourach, via womenorgnow)



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Meet 330 Lawmakers Who Made 2013 “A Terrible Year for Women’s Health”

State legislators discovered more ways than ever to restrict abortion rights last year. See how they did it, and what’s in store for 2014.

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