allaboutindonesia:

October 2 celebrates National Batik Day!
Don’t forget to wear batik tomorrow and show pride wearing this traditional masterpiece that is undeniably an essential part of Indonesia’s history, culture and heritage.
Reblog to spread awareness, let’s get as many people to wear batik tomorrow! #BATIKDAY & #HARIBATIK
Cheers,
Proud Indonesian

allaboutindonesia:

October 2 celebrates National Batik Day!

Don’t forget to wear batik tomorrow and show pride wearing this traditional masterpiece that is undeniably an essential part of Indonesia’s history, culture and heritage.

Reblog to spread awareness, let’s get as many people to wear batik tomorrow! #BATIKDAY & #HARIBATIK

Cheers,

Proud Indonesian

cassbones:

take-liberties:

gohelloflo:

This is a truly amazing story of twin sisters separated at birth who discovered each other at age 25 through social media (see Facebook message above in which Anais reached out to Samantha for the first time). One lives in London and the other in L.A. and the two have shared a close bond since meeting. They recently took a trip together to their birthplace, Seoul, Korea, and now they’re hoping to make a film together about their story. Check out their kickstarter campaign here. Story via buzzfeed.

"I DON’T WANT TO BE TOO LINDSAY LOHAN."

GUYS ONE IS FROM LONDON AND THE OTHER IS FROM CALIFORNIA I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW PARENT TRAP THIS IS

(via ruinedchildhood)

generalelectric:

gereports-france:

Les images d’IRM sont créées quand les  champs magnétiques et les ondes radio du scanneur réagissent avec les atomes d’hydrogènes dans les molécules d’eau présentes dans tous les êtres vivants, y compris dans cet ananas, scanné par notre équipe de Munich.

Our sister blog, GE Reports France, displays the power of MRI magnets with this GIF of a pineapple being scanned at 5mm slices by a team of GE researchers in Munich, Germany. Très cool. 

generalelectric:

gereports-france:

Les images d’IRM sont créées quand les  champs magnétiques et les ondes radio du scanneur réagissent avec les atomes d’hydrogènes dans les molécules d’eau présentes dans tous les êtres vivants, y compris dans cet ananas, scanné par notre équipe de Munich.

Our sister blog, GE Reports France, displays the power of MRI magnets with this GIF of a pineapple being scanned at 5mm slices by a team of GE researchers in Munich, Germany. Très cool. 

re-the-bear:

satans-advocate:

ultrafacts:

52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.
His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
Source / More Facts HERE

thinking for yourself.
might just save the god damn world.

The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

re-the-bear:

satans-advocate:

ultrafacts:

52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.

His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

SourceMore Facts HERE

thinking for yourself.

might just save the god damn world.

The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

(Source: ultrafacts, via ultrafacts)

zainisaari:

TORNADO INTERCEPT
Tornado GR.4 jets intercepted Russian Blackjack bomber – Tupolev TU-160 aircraft – near Scotland after they had been seen earlier by Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic fighters.

zainisaari:

TORNADO INTERCEPT

Tornado GR.4 jets intercepted Russian Blackjack bomber – Tupolev TU-160 aircraft – near Scotland after they had been seen earlier by Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic fighters.

(via theworldairforce)

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

kohenari:

The NFL just keeps getting things wrong.
This time, an official flagged Husain Abdullah for praying to Mecca after scoring a touchdown on on Monday night. And then, the next day, a spokesperson for the NFL issued a statement to clarify that the 15 yard penalty was handed down in error:

"Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states ‘players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.’ However, the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play."

Now that the NFL has admitted the error, of course, I anxiously await the furor from the good people who have been so vocal of late on issues of religious freedom (as in the Hobby Lobby case). They’ll surely be indignant over this unfair treatment of a religious person who simply wants to pray in public.
In all seriousness, though, this was an important statement for the NFL to make, given the many prominent religious celebrations from Christian football players that never result in penalties and thus the appearance of inequality in the treatment of a Muslim player.

kohenari:

The NFL just keeps getting things wrong.

This time, an official flagged Husain Abdullah for praying to Mecca after scoring a touchdown on on Monday night. And then, the next day, a spokesperson for the NFL issued a statement to clarify that the 15 yard penalty was handed down in error:

"Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states ‘players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.’ However, the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play."

Now that the NFL has admitted the error, of course, I anxiously await the furor from the good people who have been so vocal of late on issues of religious freedom (as in the Hobby Lobby case). They’ll surely be indignant over this unfair treatment of a religious person who simply wants to pray in public.

In all seriousness, though, this was an important statement for the NFL to make, given the many prominent religious celebrations from Christian football players that never result in penalties and thus the appearance of inequality in the treatment of a Muslim player.

handsomedogs:


J.Bower




Cool down break

handsomedogs:

Cool down break

todaysdocument:

Operation “Little Vittles”

On the 65th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift on September 30, 1949, here’s a look back at the Airlift’s younger sibling, “Operation Little Vittles.”

Excerpted from: BERLIN AIRLIFT (EDITED FOOTAGE) - “THE BRIDGE” ; BERLIN AIRLIFT (EDITED FOOTAGE) “LITTLE VITTLES”, 04/19/1949

In July 1948 Berlin Airlift pilot Gail Halvorsen began handing out and later dropping candy via handkerchief parachutes to the children who had gathered to watch at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.  With the approval of superiors and the support of confectionery companies, “Operation Little Vittles” was born and “Candy Bombers” and “Raisin Bombers” began dropping care packages to the children of Berlin.

(via npr)

(Source: , via ruinedchildhood)