10:32 pm - Thu, Feb 27, 2014
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explore-blog:

New favorite site: Corpus Libris, which applies the concept of analog augmented reality to book covers. Best thing since Sorted Books.

(via this isn’t happiness)

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5:35 pm - Wed, Feb 26, 2014
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humansofnewyork:

I asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He screamed: “A benny!” "What’s a benny?" I asked.

"That’s his name," said his mom.

humansofnewyork:

I asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. 
He screamed: “A benny!” 
"What’s a benny?" I asked.

"That’s his name," said his mom.

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9:05 pm - Tue, Feb 25, 2014
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oldbookillustrations:

The end of the elopement.

From The Cornhill magazine vol. 13, January to June 1866, London.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

The end of the elopement.

From The Cornhill magazine vol. 13, January to June 1866, London.

(Source: archive.org)

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5:42 pm - Sun, Feb 23, 2014
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That face! That face! That marvellous face!

That face! That face! That marvellous face!

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5:40 pm
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We fumbled our way through Howell’s New College Service Magnificat today at evensong. Thank goodness there was Monteverdi to follow.

We fumbled our way through Howell’s New College Service Magnificat today at evensong. Thank goodness there was Monteverdi to follow.

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5:37 pm
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Old buildings.

Old buildings.

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10:36 am - Sat, Feb 22, 2014
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theoddmentemporium:

The Real Tintin
In 1928 the Danish newspaper Politiken held a competition in honour of Jules Verne, the prize being, rather fittingly, an around the world trip. The competition was open only to teenaged boys who would be assisted to circumnavigate the globe in 46 days unaccompanied and by using any means of transportation with the exception of aviation.
Fifteen year old Palle Huld from Hellerup, Denmark, was chosen as the winner from hundreds of applications. On 1st March 1928 he left Denmark and travelled through England, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Korea, China (Manchuria), The Soviet Union, Poland and Germany before returning to Copenhagen to the cheers of a gathered crowd twenty-thousand people strong. Shortly after this trip he took another through Sweden, back to England, and to France, where he ay flowers at the grave of Jules Verne. He later became an actor.
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theoddmentemporium:

The Real Tintin

In 1928 the Danish newspaper Politiken held a competition in honour of Jules Verne, the prize being, rather fittingly, an around the world trip. The competition was open only to teenaged boys who would be assisted to circumnavigate the globe in 46 days unaccompanied and by using any means of transportation with the exception of aviation.

Fifteen year old Palle Huld from Hellerup, Denmark, was chosen as the winner from hundreds of applications. On 1st March 1928 he left Denmark and travelled through England, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Korea, China (Manchuria), The Soviet Union, Poland and Germany before returning to Copenhagen to the cheers of a gathered crowd twenty-thousand people strong. Shortly after this trip he took another through Sweden, back to England, and to France, where he ay flowers at the grave of Jules Verne. He later became an actor.

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9:16 am
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flavorpill:

The most fashionable (and most adorable) grandparents we’ve ever seen.

Hip 20-Somethings Swap Clothes With Their Grandparents

(via npr)

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10:14 pm - Fri, Feb 21, 2014
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southern4perspective:

Our first honey harvest. We have a few more to go. The honey has floral aroma and smooth sweet taste.

(via apesoformythoughts)

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9:53 pm - Wed, Feb 19, 2014
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odditiesoflife:

The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration

Named one of the planet’s most breathtaking migrations, the Christmas Island red crab exodus is a natural phenomenon that continues to astonish.

Making it onto CNN Travel’s recent list of the “10 most spectacular wildlife migrations,” the island’s annual red crab migration is an astounding event that involves the movement of millions of vividly colored crabs as they leave their in-land homes to breed and release eggs into the sea.

An Australian territory, Christmas Island lies some 2,600 kilometers north-west of Perth in the middle of the Indian Ocean. While just 1,500 people live there, it is home to an estimated 120 million crabs.

(Source: australiangeographic.com.au, via npr)

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