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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

So I was doing my physics homework

gallifreyangel:

apperrintly:

and one of the questions said this

If a moose were chasing you through the woods, its enormous mass would be very threatening.  But if you zigzagged, then its great mass would be to your advantage. 


So naturally I thought of this

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There’s a reason Kevin Tran was in Advanced Placement.

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

ungratefullittleshit:

Times Tumblr Raised Serious Questions About “Harry Potter”

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

kingkitsu:

smoothierox:

ifollowbadblogs:

"you’re an adult now"

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"you need to choose a career"

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"you need to make your own doctor’s appointment"
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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

buzzfeed:

PEANUT BUTTER TIM TAMS NOW EXIST. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

filikingunderthemountain:

1979; a first war dreamcast

↳ Luke Pasqualino as Sirius Black

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I found some old photos of myself and oh boy was it not good for my current self esteem.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

owlmylove:

badsketchies:

A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.

oH MY GOD. YOU DREW STEVE IRWIN’S VICTORIAN ANCESTOR. PLEASE WAIT WHILE I GOOGLE WHICH STATES I CAN LEGALLY MARRY DRAWINGS IN THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

dalasthorcrux7:

there will come a point in every potterhead’s life that they have a sudden, unexplained obsession with the maruaders and jily and if you like it there, you stay there forever

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

lntruding:

Chef: make sure the chicken is fresh before using it

Me: oh it’s lookin fresh alright

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

dancingspirals:

ironychan:

hungrylikethewolfie:

dduane:

A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)

(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.

I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool.  But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.

Bread Fraud was a huge thing,  Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead.  So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.

Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.

If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.

Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.

Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

thegreatpotatoking:

This is the single most important invention of 2014. No question about it.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

maskarie:

Demo wolf comin’ through. Sometimes I remember that I draw like this and I’m like. I’m so sorry for the colors.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

norisus:

I’ve wanted to do an anime redraw for sometime now ; u ;

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

WRITING TIP NO. 235577

killerville:

female characters should be like the heads of the dreaded hydra. if you take one away, seven more must come back in her place.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

"You look like a soccer mum (slash a tiny bit like Allison from Orphan Black)" - my brother

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