04 outubro 2017

A Lion By Any Other Name

Ibn Khalawayh (a Persian scholar of Arabic and the Koran) noticed that the Arabs had a thing for the lion. He wrote: “In all the speech of the Arabs and all the books of Arabic philology put together, there are no names for the lion besides what I have written for you, number roughly five hundred names and epithets.“ A selected list includes:

  • The Crusher
  • The Domineering
  • Who Snaps the Neck of His Prey
  • Whose Eyes Are Bloodshot
  • The Scowler
  • Who Crushes What He Devours
  • Whose Food Has Bones in It
  • The Eating Machine
  • The Bone Splitter
  • Whose Prey Is Turned Inside Out
  • Who Goes Straight For The Head
  • Who Looks for Trouble in the Night
  • The Wayfarer
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Oct. 4, 1957 - Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age

History changed on Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, about 23 inches in diameter and weighing less than 190 pounds.

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The Life and Death of Philip II of Macedon

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paulblart-animehunter: historical-nonfiction: A giant sequoia...

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Vídeo - Simpatia poderosa do Ovo

Veja esta simpatia e se inscreva em nosso canal no youtube

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The Soul Nebula in Infrared from Herschel

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usually imaged next to its celestial neighbor the Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The featured image, impressively detailed, was taken last month in several bands of infrared light by the orbiting Herschel Space Observatory.

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