The Druk (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་) is the “Thunder Dragon” of Bhutanese mythology and a Bhutanese national symbol. A druk appears on the Bhutanese flag, holding jewels to represent wealth. In the Dzongkha language, Bhutan is called Druk Yul, or Land of Druk, and Bhutanese leaders are called Druk Gyalpo, Dragon Kings. During the Bhutanese mock election in 2007, all four mock parties were called the Druk colour Party.[1] The national anthem of Bhutan, Druk tsendhen, translates into English as “The Kingdom of Druk”.
Just look at this Wikipedia entry on how much Bhutan loves its dragon. (via beautifuljustbeautiful)
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

hello are you a ufo

hello are you a ufo

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Last year over 1.3 million of us called for the protection of the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants still roam free together. Amazingly, we froze the proposed plan that would have destroyed vast swathes of pristine rainforest in Sumatra.But now…

I am a friend, comrades, a friend!

Yuri Gagarin’s first words upon returning to earth, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed. (12 April 1961) The woman asked: “Can it be that you have come from outer space?” to which Gagarin replied: "As a matter of fact, I have!" (via asonlynasacan)

Reblogging again for today’s historical significance

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I am not a good salesman.

This is why I am a radio host, listeners. Because while I like to talk to people, a real people person, it says in Russian at the bottom of my college degree, I don’t like to shape a conversation toward buying and selling. I like to tell people stories, stories that affect them, allowing my listeners to process the stories in their own unique ways. I don’t want to directly tell them how to think.

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 44 - Cookies

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Tiger vs. Dustbuster

THIS TIGER IS FRIGHTENED OF A DUSTBUSTER I’M CRY

thetimesinbetween:

4gifs:

Tiger vs. Dustbuster

THIS TIGER IS FRIGHTENED OF A DUSTBUSTER I’M CRY

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by Dan Mora

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by Dan Mora