1. profeminist:

    Finally, Nigeria’s Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Coming Home

    Photo: Some of the schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April. 

    "On Friday, Nigeria’s government announced it had reached a deal with Boko Haram to release the approximately 200 schoolgirls held captive by the Islamist terror group since April.

    The agreement, announced by the country’s defense minister, also involves a cease fire between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s military. The government expects the terror group will not back out on the deal. “Commitment among parts of Boko Haram and the military does appear to be genuine,” an official with Nigeria’s security forces told Reuters Friday. “It is worth taking seriously.”

    Boko Haram militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria in mid-April, sparking a worldwide outcry and propelling the group onto to the international stage for the first time. Over fifty of the girls escaped early on. The rest have remained in captivity ever since.”

    As reported by Mother Jones 

    AWESOME NEWS - this has been such a nightmare to follow, it is so great to hear the girls are being released!

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  2. "In ancient Roman religion and magic, the fascinus or fascinum was the embodiment of the divine phallus."

    "The English word ‘fascinate’ ultimately derives from Latin fascinum and the related verb fascinare, ‘to use the power of the fascinus,’ that is, ‘to practice magic’ and hence ‘to enchant, bewitch.’"

  3. mychemicalfae:


    "Deshalb bin ich Wildlife-Fotograf…" by Andersfotografiert

  4. wittywino:


    Her moves get so slept on. She smooth as fuck.

    That spin though

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  5. theshinyboogie:

    Frans Lanting: A baby albatross is weighed in South Georgia, 1989

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  6. formerlyknownasemily:






    The funniest thing about this is only one of the actors gets drunk and its a different person each night so it isn’t just everyone struggling its everyone else doing their shit and one person fucking it all up it’s BRILLIANT.

    I can’t decide which I want more: to be at this or to be in this.

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  7. justcallmeemilyv:


    This is how we give Praise to a Witch who is really Nailing an Outfitte.

    I have a mighty need to expand the knowledge that this gif is from the ballet Giselle, and these are spirits of women who died from broken hearts called wilis - in the ballet, men who get lost in the forest at night are trapped by the wilis and danced to death for doing wrong to women. It’s all quite badass. (with Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in the middle - she’s one cold hearted bitch and I love her.)

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  8. bewbin:

    nasa trying to eat the moon

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  9. viria:

    you never know when the desire to draw Luna Lovegood is gonna hit you… but it’s useless to fight it.

    (via punkrickstump)


  10. Russia’s ancient history grew on trees



    VELIKY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA — The note, from father to son, was the sort of routine shopping list that today would be dashed off on a smartphone. In 14th century Russia, it was etched into the bark of a birch tree and curled into a scroll.

    “Send me a shirt, towel, trousers, reins, and, for my sister, send fabric,” the father, whose name was Onus, wrote to his son, Danilo, the block letters of Old Novgorod language, a precursor to Russian, neatly carved into the wood with a stylus. Onus ended with a bit of humor. “If I am alive,” he wrote, “I will pay for it.” 

    The scroll and a dozen others like it were among the finds from this year’s digging season, adding to a collection of more than 1,000 birch-bark documents uncovered here after being preserved for hundreds of years in the magical mud that makes this city one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites on earth. Read more.