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third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together

Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency. It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use. This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.TL;DR: It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together


Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.

The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.

It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.

This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.

TL;DR:
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

teaseon:

ultrafacts:

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The national geographic one gets me all the time.

She was a cellist. Second chair, Portland symphony. Saw her play whenever I was in town. Ever see a beautiful woman play the cello? It’s something else. She laughed at my jokes, too, which was a very nice bonus.
- You know where she is now?
Of course I do.

fuckyeahdiomedes:

queencorazon:

When you’re in a pinch, just call for the men in tights! (We’re butch.)

[ get to know me meme | (5/5) favourite movies | Robin Hood: Men in Tights ]

221cbakerstreet:

ilvalentinos:

stevemcqueened:

I’m going to go through a list of your co-stars and you tell me what you think of them.

#the man. the myth. the legend.

my dream is to be called a motherfucker by samuel l jackson

doctaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:

MOMMY HUSKY PLAYING WITH HER BABY GOODBYE FRIENDS

the-bucky-barnes:

Winter Soldier Sighting - 4/17/14 - Outskirts of Dallas, TX

Other sightings: NYC - Washington DC - Boston

vriskaaserket:


I WAS DRINKING WATER AND I JUST SPIT IT OUT ON TO MY SCREEN HOLY SHIT

vriskaaserket:

I WAS DRINKING WATER AND I JUST SPIT IT OUT ON TO MY SCREEN HOLY SHIT

sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

sheriffjake:

kingtomcat:

awkwardly-cute:

COULD IT BE

DON’T WORRY STEVE NARUTO’S COMING TO SAVE YOU

I WILL SAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA, BELIEVE IT

humunanunga:

Let me tell you about a site called Sock Dreams.
If you are a Homestuck and plan to cosplay a either Witch of any Aspect or, say, a Trickster, this may be the site for you.

ignissannat:

Night and Day Mermaids by Pierre Droal

allthemiddlefingers:

lucrezialoveshercesare:

actual Harry Potter

the awkward moment when the actor playing harry potter is a better representation of book harry potter than movie harry potter

thejillsequence:

mechinaries:

i imagine both steve and bucky like to come up with different ways to poke fun at sam every time they pass him during jogging

because they are shitheads

(the first one is a print you can get here)