02 agosto 2015

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TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

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Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater


On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange lunar soil. The Apollo 17 crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than was returned from any of the other lunar landing sites. Now forty three years later, Cernan and Schmitt are still the last to walk on the Moon.

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This weekend, keep an eye out for an outdoor light show – the flashing of fireflies! Here are a few facts about these bright bugs:

  • Despite their name, fireflies aren’t flies at all, but a type of beetle.
  • There are more than 2,000 known species of fireflies worldwide, but those you’ll see in Theodore Roosevelt Park and around New York are likely Photinus pyralis, one of eastern North America’s most common firefly species.
  • Fireflies are bioluminescent, producing light by blending a cocktail of two chemicals—luceferin and luciferase—in a specialized organ known as their lantern.
  • For reasons that aren’t yet clear, fireflies that flash are extremely rare west of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Fireflies that do live in this region communicate using pheromones rather than flashes of light.
  • Fireflies flash to signal that they are ready and willing to mate. But in some species of fireflies, the females are known to take advantage of this display of eagerness, using their flashes to lure males and then attacking and eating them, a practice known to researchers as “hawking.”

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Image: Tsuneaki Hiramatsu

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All About Colophons

What is a colophon? It is a “finishing touch” if we take the Greek definition, and since 1774 it has meant in English the extra note individual scribes leave after coping a manuscript. Often they included simply the place of copying, name of scribe, or other pertinent information about the manuscript. But sometimes, when historians are lucky, they include little comments from the scribe as well. Since every manuscript was hand-copied at a specific place and time, colophons can give indirect information about the religion, culture, and sometimes even politics the scribe lived in. Keep reading

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mercury & solar corona, photographed by soho, 27th july 2015.

18 frames over 9 hours.

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Hospitals would supposedly cut down on transferred infections, if they just ripped Stainless Steel out and replaced it with copper or brass.

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A wooden pigeon whistle, from 1800s China. They were attached to messenger pigeons to scare away bird of prey.

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That is the most fourteen year old thing I’ve ever heard.

are you kidding me?? that is the smartest thing i’ve ever heard like she literally fooled several adults into giving her the part that kicked off her incredibly successful career as an actress and let’s not pretend any of us were that clever when we were fourteen

When actresses are their characters

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Now You Know the youngest mother on record was 5 years old.(Source)

I don’t believe this fact

It’s totally true. I heard about it a few years ago in one of my classes (I don’t remember which). There are tons of news articles and valid sources that have this story in their archives.

But the thing is girls have to have their periods then it’s possible to get pregnant and it doesn’t happen until around the ages of 13 or 14 I don’t believe that a woman can get pregnant at age 5

I started my periods at age 11. My cousin started hers at 10. Girls these years are hitting puberty and having their periods earlier than ever.

As disconcerting as this fact may be, it is 100% true and factual.

“Into the hospital at Pisco (Peru) came a tired, ragged Indian woman from the foothills of the Andes. She led by the hand a shy little girl, scarcely three feet tall, with chestnut braids and an enormously bulging abdomen. Pointing to the frightened child, the Indian woman begged Surgeon Geraldo Lozada to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of her. Certain that little Lina Medina had an abdominal tumor, Dr. Lozada examined her, and received the surprise of his life when he discovered she was eight months pregnant, making her the world’s youngest mother ever. Dr. Lozada took her to Lima, the capital of Peru, prior to the surgery to have other specialists confirm that Lina was in fact pregnant. A month and a half later, on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lozada and Dr. Busalleu, with Dr. Colretta providing anaesthesia. Her case was reported in detail by Dr. Edmundo Escomel to La Presse Medicale, along with the additional details that her menarche had occurred at 8 months of age, and that she had had prominent breast development by the age of 4. By age 5 her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

Her son weighed 2.7 kg (6 lb) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow. There was never evidence that Lina Medina’s pregnancy occurred in any but the usual way, but she never revealed the father of the child, nor the circumstances of her impregnation. Dr. Escomel suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Lina “couldn’t give precise responses.” Lina’s father was arrested on suspicion of rape and incest, but was later released due to lack of evidence. Medina later married Raúl Jurado, who fathered her second son in 1972. They live in a poor district of Lima known as Chicago Chico (“Little Chicago”). She refused an interview with Reuters in 2002.

Although the case was called a hoax by some, a number of doctors over the years have verified it based on biopsies, X rays of the fetal skeleton in utero, and photographs taken by the doctors caring for her.“

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Can we talk about how Bianchi looks like Josh Peck

IT’S HIM! IT’S THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER!!

IT’S THE THEATER THUG!

I just wanna be a dork for a minute

H.H. Holmes didn’t build the hotel, he got close to an elderly woman, got her to name him in her will, and killed her. She left everything to him, including her hotel.

And then he modded the FUCK out of it.

Beds that dumped bodies into the basement, bricking people in, gas in the bedrooms, deadly mazes…

H.H. Holmes didn’t fuck around.

and SPNfuckedhimupsobadialmoststoppewatchingittbh

YES HELLO UM EXCUSE ME BUT HH HOLMES IS MY FAVORITE SERIAL KILLER AND I DID A REPORT ON M’BOY LAST YEAR SO I CAN TELL YA THIS:

It wasn’t the ‘elderly’ woman’s hotel. There was a drug store owned by a woman, Dr. Elizabeth Holton, who was actually only two years older than Herman Mudgett, known popularly as H.H. Holmes. There is no proof that she was killed by Holmes so it’s speculated that she gave up the practice to him in 1886 around the time she became pregnant with her second daughter after Holmes had been working there for a while.  And to prove that she was still alive after this time, the Chicago city directories still listed her as a physician living on 6157 S. Honore Street as late as 1900 (her husband still had the railroad job).  She was still on 63rd street, about a block away from the old pharmacy and “castle,” in 1892, when a city voter list has her living at 800 63rd Street. That she was on the voter list at all is somewhat notable - under “remarks,” a section usually left blank, the registrar wrote in “woman.” Also, she did move to California with Frances, her daughter, at some point, presumably after her husband died in 1910. She died there in 1933. SO NO HOLMES DID NOT KILL THE PREVIOUS OWNER AND THE CASTLE CAME ALONG LATER.

Holmes was also a conman in other places and that’s where he changed his name from Herman Webster Mudgett to Henry Howard Holmes (Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Canada). He went to Medical School at the University of Michigan and he stole corpses from the school laboratory and would disfigure them and then collect their insurance money (which is how he got the majority of his cash).

The “Murder Castle” came along in the early 1890s and opened as a hotel in 1893. It was located right across the street from the drug store and he had several different builders help build it so he was the only one who truly knew the inside layout. The place was insane. It had diagonal ceilings and doors that would open up to brick walls and it truly was a maze with several floors. He tortured people in many different forms with the motive of taking their insurance money and also the fact that he was a sick fuck and enjoyed it. There were gas chambers and various torture rooms and he would also skin people alive and sell the skeletons to local medical schools which is how he got more money. But in the end, he was unmasked after being found guilty for insurance fraud and one thing led to another and next thing ya know, you’re confessing to 27 murders and hanging from a rope.

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HOT DAMN HISTORY SIDE!

NO BUT GUYS CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT KENNETH BIANCHI
Because the psychology nerd in me has a fucking field day with this guy. I’m not an expert on him, so I don’t know the whole thing, but once pretty much solid evidence was found that would get Bianchi convicted, this extremely cunning and manipulative man ALMOST managed to get off the hook, I shit you not.
Knowing that he would never be able to prove his innocence, he instead decided to fake suffering from multiple personality, as you cannot find somebody guilty if they were not in control of their actions mentally (they would normally get sent to a psychiatric hospital instead). Bianchi managed to fool professionals into thinking that he genuinely suffered from split personality (this fact is even more amazing as most psychiatrists today believe that split personality doesn’t really exist, or at least is extremely rare, but idk if psychiatrists back then still believes in it). Bianchi was only caught because one time while interviewed he said the wrong name, his act was scarily believable and fooled everyone involved. He was a classic cunning, intelligent psychopath, who literally almost got away with murder thanks to his charm and skills of manipulation.
This guy was staggering, again, I’ve only heard about him from a tv documentary (on psychopaths) so some of this may not be entirely accurate depending on how good my memory is :)

MY FAVORITE SERIAL KILLER”

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Now you know Adam Sandler is human garbage.

“The night before, Adam calls me on the phone and says, “Tamra, you know, tomorrow we’re going to do this dodgeball scene. I really want to hit these kids.” I’m like, “Adam, you can’t just hit these kids. They’re children.” He said, “No, no, no. Line them up, and ask who would be okay getting hit. Make sure you get the parents to say yes, and I’m really going to hit them hard.” I was like, “You’re crazy.” And he’s like, “No, hurting kids is funny. It’s going to be really funny.” I was like, “Adam!” And that’s what he did—he really hit those kids as hard as he could. And I cut right before you see the kids just fully start crying.”

Jesus christ

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You can’t tell me what to do

Oh snap, I pushed the button.

I’m hitting the god damn button!

THE BUTTON WAS hit

GUYS I PUSHED THE BUTTON AND NOW MY LEG IS GONE WHAT DO I DO

MY FUCKING ARM IS GONE DON’T PRESS THE BUTTON ALERT DON’T DO IT

NOOO I LOST MY VIRGINITY!!!!

GUYS DO NOT DO IT IT IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Guys, i lost my face, what do i do now?

DON’T DO IT GUYS I PRESSED IT NOW THE LIGHTS ARE FLICKERING I’M COLD AND I CAN’T FIND THE SALT

I LOST THE REMOTE

Press the god damn button and see what happens, I dare you

AHHHHHHHHHH. MY EYES. I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING ANYMORE

DONT PRESS IT! DONT! THE WIFI ALMOST WENT OFF!


WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON’T YOU DARE DO IT ALL THE FOOD IN THE FRIDGE IS GONE DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS

I love how this post transitioned from what would scare normal sane people to what a tumblr users’ worst nightmares are.

You touched the butt.

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August 2nd 1964: Gulf of Tonkin incidentOn this day in 1964,...


North Vietnamese torpedo boat engages USS Maddox


Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara briefs the press on the incident


Johnson signs the Tonkin Gulf Resolution

August 2nd 1964: Gulf of Tonkin incident

On this day in 1964, North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fired on American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. The incident was used by the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson to demonstrate the aggression of the North Vietnamese communists, and to justify an escalated US military presence in the country. In the wake of the incident, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Joint Resolution which authorised the President to intervene in Vietnam to counter “communist aggression”. Thus, Johnson was authorised - in what was essentially a blank cheque from Congress - to send troops into Vietnam to fight the communist North and aid the South; there was no formal declaration of war by Congress. It was later confirmed that the USS Maddox in fact fired first on the North Vietnamese, and that the incident was twisted for the purposes of the Johnson administration.

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I’m sorry you’re unhappy but, as I have said before, if you wish for a certain event to be featured then please write in and request beforehand.

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Space Station Lunar Transit


The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Woodford, VA.

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FREE ON KINDLE TODAY! (2nd August)

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Conditioned Emotional Reactions by John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner is one of the most influential, infamous and iconic research articles ever published in the history of psychology. Commonly referred to as “The Case of Little Albert” this psychology classic attempted to show how fear could be induced in an infant through classical conditioning. Originally published in 1920, Conditioned Emotional Reactions remains among the most frequently cited journal articles in introductory psychology courses and textbooks.

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"Tolerance means excusing the mistakes others make. Tact means not noticing them."

“Tolerance means excusing the mistakes others make. Tact means not noticing them.”

- Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and dramatist. Schnitzler’s works were often controversial, both for their frank description of sexuality (in a letter to Schnitzler Sigmund Freud confessed “I have gained the impression that you have learned through intuition – although actually as a result of sensitive introspection – everything that I have had to unearth by laborious work on other persons”) and for their strong stand against anti-Semitism, represented by works such as his play Professor Bernhardi and his novel Der Weg ins Freie.  However, although Schnitzler was himself Jewish, Professor Bernhardi and Fräulein Else are among the few clearly identified Jewish protagonists in his work. Schnitzler died on 21 October 1931, in Vienna, of a brain hemorrhage.  (1862-1931)
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