Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.
STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?
Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.
I swear people don’t even think this stuff out.
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive.
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?
I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!
current emotion: any picture of spike the dinosaur from land before time
I knew it was a good idea to not watch the Simpsons anymore
this could not be a more perfect illustration of how downhill things have gone in the last 20 odd years
It’s so much worse than I even imagined it could be
I suppose if I had to find one good thing that came from this it’d be that it unintentionally shows just WHY The Simpsons is funnier than Family Guy
Yeah, this is what you get when you stoop low enough to make a Simpsons-Family Guy crossover… -.- Back in the days, the Simpsons (rightfully) mocked Family Guy, instead of joining them.
I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just…
I’m telling you, she’s coming.
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark
Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).
The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.
More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year).
"who CARES about einstein’s achievements he’s just remembered because he was a WHITE GUY" -people who forgot einstein was a jewish man who literally came to the USA as a refugee from nazi germany. his position as a scientist was stripped from him and his home was literally turned into a nazi bootcamp after his death
He certainly was a Jewish refugee, but I doubt the claim that his home
was turned into a Nazi bootcamp seeing how he died in 1955… oO
I’m assuming they’re talking about the home he left behind when he left Germany, but yes it’s definitely worth looking into
Yeah, I figured. That might indeed have happened.
Why do I keep seeing posts spreading information about the protests in Hong Kong that end in sooooooo US INTERVENTION
Fuck your whitehouse.gov petition. The worst thing that can happen is the US to come swooping in in a “humanitarian intervention”
It’s also hilariously ridiculous. Like, are you fucking KIDDING me? The US couldn’t even handle Korea or Vietnam at the height of their power, by now China would laugh at any threats.
Also considering the amount of money the us owes China? It seems apart unlikely that that would really work out
Yeah, that, especially.
Rifftrax | Independence Day (1996)
[on a date]
hey do you mind if we go dutch on this one?
"of course not!"
*puts on wooden shoes*
*lights a big joint*
*leaves on bicycle*