I weep for humanity.
The Titanoboa, is a 48ft long snake dating from around 60-58million years ago. It had a rib cage 2ft wide, allowing it to eat whole crocodiles, and surrounding the ribcage were muscles so powerful that it could crush a rhino.
The Damascus Gate around 1900, Jerusalem
Joseph Goebbels the moment he realized his photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was a Jew. 1933
”“He looked at me with hateful eyes and waited for me to wither. But I didn’t wither. If I have a camera in my hand, I don’t know fear.” - Alfred Eisenstaed
The first ever photographs of lightning shot by amateur photographer William N. Jennings between 1885 and 1890
if you don’t think history is amusing then you’re wrong because one time 3 different guys declared themselves pope all at once and they all excommunicated each other and it was basically the funniest thing ever
what about that time the Lichtenstein army sent 80 men to Italy to fight and came back with 81
what about that one mexican president who lasted 45 minutes in office
Note: His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising his three companions’ chances of survival, he chose certain death.
Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who died today at the age of 103, was a Jew and a woman in a place and an era where it was difficult to be either. She received her Nobel prize for her discovery of nerve growth factor, much of the work on which she performed, in hiding, in the hills near Turin in Mussolini’s Italy. She obtained the chicken eggs she needed for her research by begging them from farmers, under the pretext of needing them to feed her children (which she didn’t have). In the years before her death, she remained active in many endeavors, including a foundation to mentor young people.
In honor of her passing, Scientific American is making this 1993 profile of her available for the next 30 days.
Three gorgeous 18th century-inspired Barbie dolls.
From top to bottom: Marie Antoinette, Duchess Emma, and Fair Valentine.
What is your favorite?