AS SOON AS THE SEMINAR STARTS
I need this in my life actually always.
Siri, you jerk!
Marcia Wallace (1942 - 2013)
In 1900, German chocolate company Hildebrands released a series of postcards imagining what the year 2000 might be like.
SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS
AS A FIRST YEAR:
AS A FIFTH YEAR:
"I am writing these notes in the Soyuz with a cheap ballpoint pen. Why is that important? As it happens, I’ve been working in space programmes for seventeen years, eleven of these as an astronaut, and I’ve always believed, because that is what I’ve always been told, that normal ballpoint pens don’t work in space."
Pedro Duque in the Soyuz Space Capsule (2003)
In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.
After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.
40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.
Don’t Be Sad, Look At These Baby Ducks
If you didn’t already know, baby ducks are pretty much precious little nuggets of joy. They have been clinically proven to cure depression and disease and all other problems because they are perfect.For now we will cure your sadness. In order to do so, you simply have to look at the following pictures of them. It’s an intense journey. Prepare yourself.
All the cuteness via BuzzFeed
This is the best friend a person could ever have.
The last one is the best, hands down.
AMAZING. I was once in hospital and I had neurological symptoms like these and I tried to write a list of all the nurse’s names because I couldn’t remember them but I couldn’t remember how to use a pencil either, so
A bunch of those nurses were dicks to me anyway
sorry about the dick nurses :(
awesome friend is awesome :)