21 novembro 2014

Thank Goodness For Wikipedia

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Brittanica has stopped printing.

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The Stegosaurus

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whyshoulddothing: Say what you want about the starter-packs blog but WHERE ARE THE LIES

whyshoulddothing: Say what you want about the starter-packs blog but WHERE ARE THE LIES
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neuromorphogenesis: Are Your Daily Habits Toxic To Your Brain...


Are Your Daily Habits Toxic To Your Brain Health?

Brain health is an extremely important issue, one that touches each and every one of us.

Infographic by - Center for Brain Health at University of Texas at Dallas

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Mais previsões para 2015, o ano na numerologia é um ano 8

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November 21st 1898: René Magritte bornOn this day in 1898, the...

René Magritte (1898 - 1967)

The Son of Man - Magritte (1964)

The Treachery of Images - Magritte (1928-9)

November 21st 1898: René Magritte born

On this day in 1898, the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte was born in Lessines, Belgium. The young Magritte began drawing lessons aged 12, and the following year underwent a harrowing experience when his mother committed suicide. He studied in Brussels between 1916 and 1918 and then served in the military, going on to work in a wallpaper factory. He worked on posters and advertising until the mid-1920s when he began painting full-time. He turned to surrealism after his first exhibition was slated by art critics. Magritte lived for a time in both Paris and London, but remained in Brussels during the German occupation of Belgium during World War Two despite holding communist views. He continued to struggle as an artist, experimenting with different styles but was allegedly even forced to produce fake Picassos and print forged banknotes. Magritte eventually found more success, with his work being displayed in New York in 1936 and 1965 and receiving praise. René Magritte died of pancreatic cancer in 1967 aged 68. His art received a lot of attention after his death, and has become very famous and influential in the art world and popular culture.

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Bloody Bill Anderson — a Confederate “soldier” (really,...

Bloody Bill Anderson — a Confederate “soldier” (really, self-appointed guerilla leader) whose atrocities got him that well-deserved nickname during the American Civil War. Here’s the pertinent facts:

  • born 1840, he was raised by a Southern family in Kansas

  • Anderson began supporting himself by stealing and selling horses in 1862

  • early in 1863, he joined Quantrill’s Raiders, a pro-Confederate group of guerrillas that operated in Missouri

  • Anderson became skilled at guerilla warfare and quickly earned the trust of the Raiders’ leaders

  • Union authorities arrested all accused of aiding Quantrill’s Raiders, including three of Anderson’s teenaged sisters

  • their jail in Lawrence, Kansas, collapsed, killing one sister and crippling another

  • in revenge, Anderson helped lead the Lawrence Massacre. Raiders rode in with lists of men to be killed and buildings to be burned, but quickly began indiscriminately killing in one of the worst massacres of the war

  • that winter, he got the leader Quantrill arrested for murder by the Confederate authorities (oh, the irony) and took control of the group

  • for four months, he led a band of about 50 guerrillas, dressed in Union uniforms, cut a bloody path through Missouri and Kansas

  • Bloody Bill Anderson met his end leading five raiders on a suicidal charge at 300 armed Union infantry

  • he was 25 years old

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