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Sugar and spice and everything nice, I'm a 24 -year-old Queen of the World from Finland.
Career choice: teacher (when I graduate).
Filling these pages with things that caught my eye. Personal blog.

If life has a sanctuary, it’s here in the nucleus which contains our DNA… the ancient scripture of our genetic code. And it’s written in a language that all life can read. DNA is a molecule shaped like a long twisted ladder or double helix. The rungs of the ladder are made of four different kinds of smaller molecules. These are the letters of the genetic alphabet. Particular arrangements of those letters spell out the instructions for all living things, telling them how to grow, move, digest, sense the environment, heal, reproduce. The DNA double helix is a molecular machine with about 100 billion parts called “atoms.” There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in a typical galaxy. The same is true for dogs and bears and every living thing. We are, each of us, a little universe.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Drømde mik en drøm i nat by National Museum of Denmark
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cerasiferae:

shadysmileyface:

cerasiferae:

green-witch-uprooted:

crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

Cool as hell

would have been neat if they had sung too, though! I mean there are lyrics preserved so it would have been fairly easy to make it sound even closer to the original, wouldn’t it? this is interesting but a very bare bones version. 

it sounds a lot like ‘suvivirsi’, a song finns sing every single year when the schools end. the funny thing is that the origin of suvivirsi is not known, we only know that it came to finland from sweden, but apparently christians just hogged it for themselves in 1600s and made religious lyrics to go with it. not the first time theyve christianized our stuff.

this was a fun thing to notice. never knew it was an old viking song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STS9h4sKUFs

fascinating! According to wikipdia, the original means either mean something like I dreamt a dream last night of silk and fine fur/I dreamt a dream last night of silk and expensive cloth or I dreamt a dream last night of justice and fair play/I dreamt a dream last night of equality and honest measure. I don’t know what the christian Finnish text is, but if the justice interpretation is correct, it would sort of make sense to christianise it wouldn’t it? They do like their justice themes. What does the new text mean?

(Source: culturenordic.com)

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endofrainbow:

Japanese artist Kohei Nawa filled a dark room with billowing clouds of foam for this art exhibition in Aichi, Japan.

endofrainbow:

Japanese artist Kohei Nawa filled a dark room with billowing clouds of foam for this art exhibition in Aichi, Japan.

hyvasti:

almondkitty-tantricdreaminglover:

laracroftsspouse:

I remember when I was a kid watching Digimon and saw Patamon do this

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I was like

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same

yea like the most epic thing ever

drawnbydana:

I finally went to a figure drawing session after like… a year without practice. I am SO RUSTY but it felt SO GOOD. BEEFIN UP THOSE ART MUSCLES!!

Poses varied between 1, 2, 3, and 5 minutes each.

"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

Eliezer Yudkowsky 

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

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jaws-and-claws:

Fallow deer by Pim leijen on Flickr.
wonderholichime:

I’ve got my favourite shoes from Yumetenbo today, they’re adorable!

wonderholichime:

I’ve got my favourite shoes from Yumetenbo today, they’re adorable!