"Consider the fact that for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth’s mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you." Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything

(Source: tkyle, via thats-so-meme)

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"

"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source

YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 

WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

you know why.

(via ironicpopculturereference)

"When I was seven I asked for a CV radio for Christmas—so I could track gas prices around the state for a cool chart that I was making!"

— Liz Lemon (via startmetryingnow)

The best:

black-australia:


First Dog on the Moon on … remembering the fallen - cartoon

A brilliant, thought provoking cartoon on Australia’s Frontier Wars…
Source: The Guardian 

black-australia:

First Dog on the Moon on … remembering the fallen - cartoon

A brilliant, thought provoking cartoon on Australia’s Frontier Wars…
Source: The Guardian 

(via arawotya)

vintagenatgeographic:

Exploring the Amazon - National Geographic, 1979


In my dreams

vintagenatgeographic:

Exploring the Amazon - National Geographic, 1979

In my dreams

(via kevinspaceydreams)

abigailouisees:

Stevie twirling a drumstick, is there anything she can’t do?

abigailouisees:

Stevie twirling a drumstick, is there anything she can’t do?

(via fuckloadofquiche)

deathxking:

me rn.

Always reblog.

deathxking:

me rn.

Always reblog.

(Source: kateredlips, via fuckyeahsexanddrugs)