smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Surprising Fly By
Photography by Elena Murzyn (Woodinville, Washington); Woodinville, Washington

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Surprising Fly By

Photography by Elena Murzyn (Woodinville, Washington); Woodinville, Washington

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

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(Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis.

Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, where he had been living since he was released from prison in 1985.

"Those who are wrongfully incarcerated lost a champion," Artis said. "He dedicated his life to helping the people that need the same kind of assistance that we needed, who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated."

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moviesinframes:

Blade Runner, 1982 (dir. Ridley Scott)
By SolidAir

moviesinframes:

Blade Runner, 1982 (dir. Ridley Scott)

By SolidAir

Coming soon to HBO.

Coming soon to HBO.

"…[A]n unpromising new subplot involving a visiting nobleman who blames the Lannisters for the rape and murder of his sister."

Excerpt from New York Times television critic Mike Hale’s review of the new season of Game of Thrones.

Hale, you sweet summer child.

(Source: captbritain, via mchughla)

Tags: Hot Fuzz

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

The Dodo went extinct in the 17th century. It was not declared extinct until the 19th century when Georges Cuvier established extinction as a fact, during a time when extinction was considered by many of Cuvier’s contemporaries to be merely controversial speculation.
© The Field Museum, Z84065.
Mauritius Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), painted model replica.
8x10 negative
1/26/1948 

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

The Dodo went extinct in the 17th century. It was not declared extinct until the 19th century when Georges Cuvier established extinction as a fact, during a time when extinction was considered by many of Cuvier’s contemporaries to be merely controversial speculation.

© The Field Museum, Z84065.

Mauritius Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), painted model replica.

8x10 negative

1/26/1948 

Tags: dodo animals

americasgreatoutdoors:

Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.

Photo: National Park Service

natgeotravel:

Nat Geo Travel has been spending time in Montana this winter and the snow covered scenes are nothing short of spectacular. See this frosty bison and discover where the locals go »
Photograph by Daniel R. Westergren

natgeotravel:

Nat Geo Travel has been spending time in Montana this winter and the snow covered scenes are nothing short of spectacular. See this frosty bison and discover where the locals go »

Photograph by Daniel R. Westergren

Tags: bison Montana

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Who knew the Bison in Wind Cave National Park were nearsighted?Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Who knew the Bison in Wind Cave National Park were nearsighted?

Photo: National Park Service

satwcomic:

Name Calling
So, Ikea naming doormats and other floor things after Danish places is indeed a thing that happened. The Danes complained it meant Swedes wanted to walk all over Danes, but the Swedes brushed it off saying it meant Swedes considered the Danes robust and someone to count on.One day the Swedes and Danes will stop acting like children, but today is not that day. XD

satwcomic:

Name Calling


So, Ikea naming doormats and other floor things after Danish places is indeed a thing that happened. The Danes complained it meant Swedes wanted to walk all over Danes, but the Swedes brushed it off saying it meant Swedes considered the Danes robust and someone to count on.

One day the Swedes and Danes will stop acting like children, but today is not that day. XD

aljazeeraamerica:

'Go Home Terrorist:' Sikh children bullied twice the national average

Half of Sikh children reported that they are bullied in school, according to a study released Thursday – a number that rises to more than two-thirds if they wear a turban that covers their long, uncut hair in accordance with their religion.
The study also found that Sept. 11, 2001 attacks are an important factor driving persecution of children wearing traditional garb. They endure bullying rates twice the national average, the report found.
“For two years we got bullied, came home crying every day,” a Sikh student, who is identified only by his initials LS, said in the report, titled Go Home Terrorist. “I was in 5th grade [in California], and my dad took us to a barber shop, and he was like ‘it’s today.’ My mom was crying, my dad was crying.” It was the day he cut his hair.
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(Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

aljazeeraamerica:

'Go Home Terrorist:' Sikh children bullied twice the national average

Half of Sikh children reported that they are bullied in school, according to a study released Thursday – a number that rises to more than two-thirds if they wear a turban that covers their long, uncut hair in accordance with their religion.

The study also found that Sept. 11, 2001 attacks are an important factor driving persecution of children wearing traditional garb. They endure bullying rates twice the national average, the report found.

“For two years we got bullied, came home crying every day,” a Sikh student, who is identified only by his initials LS, said in the report, titled Go Home Terrorist. “I was in 5th grade [in California], and my dad took us to a barber shop, and he was like ‘it’s today.’ My mom was crying, my dad was crying.” It was the day he cut his hair.

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(Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Throwback Thursday - Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education, Circa 1940’s
H/T to reddit:

This is a film I found at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago. It merely said “Chicago” and “Print 1” on the canister. I bought it because I was intrigued as to what might live inside.
Well, its hard to say exactly what this is. Its a film by the Chicago Board Of Education, produced sometime in the 1940s. I only know this because the narrator died in a horrible plane wreck around that time. Its hard to say the purpose of the film; it could be geared towards tourism or to entice companies to come to Chicago. This film could have just been used in the classroom. I’m not entirely sure.
The great thing about this film reel, is all the different views of the city they give. If you have any more info on this, I would love to know!

There is some absolutely beautiful footage of Chicago in this piece. What a treasure, so glad it was unearthed! Watch the film below!

Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education from Fading Dyes on Vimeo.

chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Throwback Thursday - Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education, Circa 1940’s

H/T to reddit:

This is a film I found at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago. It merely said “Chicago” and “Print 1” on the canister. I bought it because I was intrigued as to what might live inside.

Well, its hard to say exactly what this is. Its a film by the Chicago Board Of Education, produced sometime in the 1940s. I only know this because the narrator died in a horrible plane wreck around that time. Its hard to say the purpose of the film; it could be geared towards tourism or to entice companies to come to Chicago. This film could have just been used in the classroom. I’m not entirely sure.

The great thing about this film reel, is all the different views of the city they give. If you have any more info on this, I would love to know!

There is some absolutely beautiful footage of Chicago in this piece. What a treasure, so glad it was unearthed! Watch the film below!

Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education from Fading Dyes on Vimeo.

Tags: Chicago city film