Glucose is a fat cheerleader with her pompoms down and kicking her right leg up. (RAH RAH YEAH GO TEAM)
Mannose is a fat whore with both her legs up in the air.
(IMEAN LOOKAT THAT)
Fructose is a foo fighter. (WHUTAHHHHH)
- Text by Tobias Capwell
- Sword dating: circa 1605 - 1615
- Culture: Hilt ~ England; blade ~ Germany
- Medium: Steel, gold, silver and wood, blackened, encrusted, and damascened
- Measurements: Length: 114 cm, blade; width: 3.3 cm, blade, above the ricasso; weight: 1.29 kg; length: 130.6 cm, width: 17.3 cm, guard; balance point: 15.6 cm, forward of the guard block
- Inscription: ‘·SANDRINVS · SCACCHVS·’
An exceptionally rare example of Jacobean swordsmithing, this beautiful sword was as much a fashion statement as it was a lethal weapon. Distinct in style from the work of the larger Italian and German sword producing centres, this robust yet refined piece exemplifies English taste, combining a strong construction with delicate gold and silver ornament. Before Sir Richard Wallace acquired this rapier, it was in the collection of William Meyrick, the cousin and heir to the great arms and armour scholar Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1786-1848).
In 1861 William Meyrick stated that the hilt and pommel of this sword had been ‘recently dug up at Saffron Walden’ in Essex. The pieces were cleaned and possibly to some extent restored and a ‘suitable blade’ added to reform the fragments into a complete weapon. Though in part restored, this fine rapier remains an important example of the type of sword fashionable at the court of King James I.
A number of features mark this piece out as being English work of a high quality, rather than the product of one of the great Italian or German workshops. The very large pear-shaped pommel is typical of English swords of this period. The rounded qualities of this sword are further emphasised by the oval terminals located on the ends of the cross-guard and forward-guard, and placed centrally on the knuckle-bow and loopguard. The decoration is also distinctively English, the rich silver encrusting being found on a number of comparable English swords, including that of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), the son of King James I.
The encrusting on this sword takes the typical form of masks surrounded with feathers and foliage, while lines of silver beads form panels along the bars of the hilt and surrounding surface of the pommel. These panels are filled with very fine gold foliate scrolls. These are false-damascened; the surface is roughened or cross-hatched and covered with gold foil or wire. The style of these scrolls is closely comparable to the decoration found on knives of the period bearing London cutlers’ marks.
People are insane on this product review of a banana slicer
oh my fucking god
OH MY GOD I REBLOGGED THIS BEFORE I READ THE COMMENTS AND
I CAN’T BREATHE
“I tried the banana slicer and found it unacceptable. As shown in the picture, the slices is curved from left to right. All of my bananas are bent the other way.”
Rare German etched State Halberd
- Belonged to the guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau
- Dated: 1589
- Measurements: the head 58.2 cm. Overall length 230.3 cm
- Provenance: The Bavarian military occupation of Salzburg in 1809 led to the transfer of a quantity of these halberds to the city Zeughaus in Munich
The head comes with a broad central spike formed with a full-length ridge developing from a rectangular socket, the latter retained by a series of rivets on pounced gilt-brass rosettes extending to two pairs of long straps of near-equal length. It has a flat rear fluke with a reinforced point, an axe-blade with concave leading edge and cut with strongly cusped designs over the rear edges.
There’s also a group of four near-annular piercings at the base of the fluke and axe-blade, both sides etched with panels of swagged strapwork scrolls filled with small scrolling leafy tendrils, involving, at the top, a small cartouche framing the date 1589, three masks, respectively a cherub, a lion and an espangnolette, a pair of crouched centaurs in the middle.
The arms of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau are quartered with those of the archbishopric of Salzburg below an Bishop’s galero suspending twelve tassels. The straps are decorated over their length with running pattern of small leafy cartouches and retained by brass-capped rivets. In its original pine haft fitted with bone shoe and stamped with the circular mark of an early inventory.
Source: © Hermann Historica
Indie Game of the Day: Enviro-Bear 2000
This is the “most accurate” bear driving simulator ever made. Wanna play? Head over to the official websiteand download the free PC version!
One of my friends got chased by little piggies during his bike ride
This a Moonmelon, scientifically knows as asidus. This fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and is known for its vibrant blue color. What you probably don’t know about this fruit is that it can switch flavors after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste. It’s also very expensive…costing about ￥16000 JPY (which is about 200 dollars).
or you know this could be photoshopped
you tell me
this is alexandrias melon (wow)
it never grows seeds but it can still produce other melons (its magic)
it is grown deep in the jungles of peru and can prevent you from aging well into the hundreds
it is known by the natives there as k’uhul ajaw cacao shi-jiiy.
its really strange how all of these pictures look exactly the same because everything on the internet is true
This is the Peppermeloni. (seriously gosh just look at that sexy mother fucker) Its scientific name is Tumblrous Pepperonus.
The only known specimen is in a pot in David Karps treasure dungeon. It is a tradition that a single slice is given to every tumblr blog that reaches 500,000 followers.
It has the remarkable property of being as healthy as watermelon but tasting like cheesy pepperoni pizza.
This planet is really just so amazing guys wow.
The taste of this melon will always surprise you.
Today has been great. We can all go to bed, the day is finished.
Until Monday morning, Kiera Wilmot was a well-behaved student at Bartow High School in central Florida with good grades and an interest in science. But that morning, she mixed some chemicals together in a small water bottle that caused a tiny explosion. There was a bang and some smoke, but nobody was even close to being hurt.
I remember doing experiments like that in high school. But Kiera was immediately called to the principal’s office, expelled from her school, and arrested by the police (accused of an adult felony charge). If she gets convicted, she could even lose voting rights and have lots of trouble finding employment and housing in the future.
I’m inspired by the people (especially scientists) speaking out on Twitter with solidarity for Kiera. One look at the hashtag #KieraWilmot shows the outpouring of sympathy for what’s happened to her. Curiosity is not a crime, and we shouldn’t be treating it like one!
To help her out, I want to collect some funds for Kiera’s family for the large legal bills that will surely come up as she fights her case in court. She deserves a top lawyer! If we manage to raise any money beyond her legal needs, it should go towards a scholarship fund for her. We need more young American women studying science, and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking chances.
UPDATE: This campaign has been verified by Crowdtilt, let’s start raising some funds for Kiera!
WHAT THE FUCK?!