Never trust an atom they make up everything
In this series, Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan creates gripping close-up photos of animal’s eyes. Seeing something that’s hidden from the naked eye is always the beauty of macro photography. The animal eyes featured above:
- Blue Yellow Macaw Parrot
- Husky Dog
- Nile Crocodile
The Great Moon Hoax of 1835 - Life on the Moon
On Tuesday, 25 August 1835, the New York Sun began publishing, in serial form, a long account of stunning astronomical breakthroughs by the famous British astronomer, Sir John Herschel. They were made “by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and an entirely new principle.” Herschel, the article declared, had discovered planets in other solar systems and had “solved or corrected nearly every leading problem of mathematical astronomy.” Then, almost as if it were an afterthought, the article revealed Herschel’s final, stunning achievement: he had discovered life on the moon!
But the newspaper article described more than just life, they discovered entire civilizations. The account told of fantastic animals, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers, and bat-like winged humanoids who built temples. There were even trees, oceans and beaches.
Eventually, the authors announced that the observations had been terminated by the destruction of the telescope, by means of the sun causing the lens to act as a ‘burning glass’, setting fire to the observatory.
The article was an elaborate hoax. Herschel hadn’t observed life on the moon, nor had he accomplished any of the other astronomical breakthroughs credited to him in the article. In fact, Herschel wasn’t even aware until much later that such discoveries had been attributed to him. However, the announcement caused enormous excitement throughout America and Europe. To this day, the moon hoax is remembered as one of the most sensational media hoaxes of all time.
Authorship of the article has been attributed to Richard A. Locke, a Cambridge-educated reporter who was working for the New York Sun at the time. Locke never publicly admitted to being the author and the newspaper never issued a retraction.
How Keys Work
“If Quentin Tarantino’s and Wes Anderson’s soundtracks got together and had a baby, this would be the end result.
heavy trigger warnings for rape.
all right, I’ve calmed down enough to post this, and hell fuckin’ no I ain’t blurrin’ out names.
hi my name is rachael, and this is why feminism is still needed. I have nothing else to say.
yooooo if you wanna know what the fuck i was so mad about, read the following and spread it please!!
this is physically painful to read oh my fucking god
holy shit i haven’t been this angry in months
this makes me so fucking mad
ignorance at it’s finest
I almost puked wow I’m literally crying I hate people holy fuck
oh my fucking god oh my fucking GOD.
This made me so mad to read. Holy FUCK.
Rachel you need a fucking golden star and a happy face for not killing this people, the rest of them should be burn to death….
Patient with albinism.
I’m bringing this back because this morning it was announced that Malala Yousafzai has been officially nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Simply one of the most amazing comics I’ve ever seen.