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wildlifeworldzoo:

Visit us to see more beautiful animals: Wildlife World Zoo
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the-study-of-wumbo:

stereolights:

It’s like his snoring got so bad that his wife left him and now he’s just forever alone with his extra-strength Breathe Right strips

maybe the strips were so effective that he inhaled his wife
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“練習艦として使われる事が多かった扶桑型。 訓練が厳しくてそれはそれは恐れられていたようです。海兵たちに。 海軍の中心となっていた為か戦艦はどこでも厳しかったようで、 前にどこかで見つけた標語がコレ。 鬼の山城、地獄の金剛、音に聞こえた蛇の長門 日向行こうか、伊勢行こか、いっそ海兵団で首吊ろか 地獄榛名に鬼金剛、羅刹霧島、夜叉比叡 乗るな山城、鬼より怖い”
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ancientdelirium:

Carbide Willson ruins by PascaleFrigon on Flickr.
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fablesandgables:

Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
Proto-Elamite, Southwestern Iran ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Silver, 6 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 4 1/4in. (16.3 x 6.3 x 10.8cm)

Soon after the political transformations of the Uruk period in southern Mesopotamia, similar innovations—including writing and cylinder seals, the mass production of standardized ceramics, and a figural art style—developed around the city of Susa in southwestern Iran, an area in which the predominant language was Elamite. While most of these innovations were adapted from Mesopotamian examples, they all took on distinctive Elamite characteristics in Iran.
This small silver bull, clothed in a robe decorated with a stepped pattern and holding a spouted vessel, shows a curious blend of human and animal traits. The large neck meets distinctly human shoulders, which taper into arms that end in hooves. Representations of animals in human postures were common in Proto-Elamite art, possibly as symbols of natural forces but just as likely as protagonists in myths or fables. The function of this small masterpiece remains uncertain. Traces of cloth that were found affixed to the figure suggest that it was intentionally buried, perhaps as part of a ritual or ceremony. [x]
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japaneseaesthetics:

Samurai War Helmet.  1825-1875, Japan.  This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale baleen. A Phoenix (“Ho o”) serves as a “maedate;” one tail feather is missing. It is lined with rawhide.
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semperannoying:

THIS AIN’T NO CUB SCOUTS.
This way of saluting comes from Polish history of knighthood.
Long story short: one of the soldiers who bravely fought and lost 3 other fingers and leg in the battle saluted the only way he could to chief commader, and there we have it.
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