BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.
She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)
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El Combate medieval es el mejor deporte del mundo y necesita liga española YA.
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Hand and a Half Sword with the coat of arms of the Holstein family of Reventlow
- Dated: 1563
- Culture: probably North German
- Measurements: overall lenght 124.5 cm; handle lenght 22 cm; weight: approximately 1.6kg
The dated on the blade is referring to the The Northern Seven Years’ War between the Kingdom of Sweden and a coalition of Denmark–Norway, Lübeck and the Polish–Lithuanian union. The sword was part of a collection of weapons which was sold in Denmark, Gaunö, 1930.
The handle is composed of a wood grip with leather wrap and bell shaped pommel to act as a counter weight. The guard is simple set of straight quillons (22 cm wide) which has also a clam shell guard.
The blade is double edged with part of the reverse side holding an edge. The blade has a single fuller on either side and is inscribed with "NEC TEMERENEC TIMIDE AD 1563" and "INTER ARMA SILENT LEGE". Close to the guard you can also find several marking on either side of the blade and also the coat of arms on one side.
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i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard
WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!
It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D
Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE
Give it here, now.
Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?
I need to find this book.
The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.
guys…look what we did :D
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There were prisoners of war in Canada during WW2? Could a Canadian please explain?
Yes, there were prison camps across Canada, 35,046 German soldiers, sailors, airmen and potential insurgents were incarcerated under a program one later called “the best thing that happened to me.” (Source)
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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― Pablo Picasso
Siempre le cabreó muchísimo al pobre eso. Leí un artículo en francés en el colegio donde decía que no entendía por qué tenía que pintar en un estilo que no era el que le gustaba pero era el más admirado (y yo contesto: porque es el que te da dinero xD). Es el Cervantes de los pintores, que quería ser dramaturgo y se “tuvo que conformar” con ser “novelista” xD
Que, para no “gustarles tanto”, se pasaron tres pueblos en genialidad.
Y los demás sin hacer decentemente ni lo que nos gusta. Inyustisia.
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if you were a twin in ancient rome they would name the firstborn and then name the secondborn after the firstborn
if your older twin’s name was geminus, your name would be anti-geminus
that is the equivalent of naming your children steve and not steve
so what happened when triplets were born
Steve, Not Steve, Definitely Not Steve.
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Classification and distribution of Romance languages.
“Romance languages, group of related languages all derived from Vulgar Latin within historical times and forming a subgroup of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family. The major languages of the family include French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian, all national languages. Catalan also has taken on a political and cultural significance; among the Romance languages that now have less political or literary significance or both are the Occitan and Rhaetian dialects, Sardinian, and Dalmatian (extinct), among others. Of all the so-called families of languages, the Romance group is perhaps the simplest to identify and the easiest to account for historically. Not only do Romance languages share a good proportion of basic vocabulary—still recognizably the same in spite of some phonological changes—and a number of similar grammatical forms, but they can be traced back, with but few breaks in continuity, to the language of the Roman Empire.” - Encyclopaedia Britannica