Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Remember: hold your friends close and your enemies closer.
Except on the Easter Egg hunt, all friends are enemies.Rambo's got you covered.
So where are the Jean Claude Van-Dammes of tomorrow?
In the notes for speeches written but never given.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Pisanica (pl. pisanice) is a decorated Croatian Easter egg that comes from an old Slavic custom dating back to pagan times. During Easter, eggs would be painted with bright colors, and would be given as gifts, especially to young children or a significant other. Before paint became common, villagers would have to use whatever resources they had available around them to make the dyes and paints themselves. The most common color for eggs was red, due to the abundance of red beets and other vegetables. In the Međimurje area, soot would often be mixed with oak to make a dark brown color. Green plants would be used for green dye. The word pisanica is derived from the Croatian word that means "writing." The most common phrase put on pisanicas is Happy Easter, or "Sretan Uskrs." Other common decorations are doves, crosses, flowers, traditional designs, and other slogans wishing health and happiness.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
via BBC News/more
Scream bloody murder.
they are suing him for false representation.
Have you ever wondered why your skin gets covered in tiny bumps when you step out of the shower, or when your body's fight or flight instincts kick in? The goosebumps phenomenon, named after the way a large bird looks after being plucked, is actually your body's attempt to protect itself. Tiny muscles connected to each hair follicle contract, causing the skin to bulge and our hairs to stand on end. Back when we were covered in more hair this allowed us to trap as much air as possible which worked as an insulator to battle the cold. And like a terrified cat, puffing up our hair can make us appear larger and more intimidating—had we not lost most of it once we discovered how to craft razors and perform waxing rituals. via Gizmodo