Happy 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act! (sort of). Here are some sobering visuals: For every dollar earned by a white man in America, a white woman earns, on average, 77 cents, a black woman earns 69 cents, and a Latina woman earns 57 cents (by the lovely Emily Nemens)
Before a serial killer’s death sentence they can request a last meal of their choice.
Regional accents in the U.S. shown through maps
The idea came from the fact that US markets toss out 15 billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables each year just because they are bruised or discolored. But they are still fresh and edible. I felt there was an opportunity to stop the waste, so Ugly Fruit was born. Ugly Fruit is a stand that makes juice, jams, and dried fruits out of unattractive produce donated from our neighborhood grocery stores. Ugly fruit, pretty yummy!
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the architectural league of new york has partnered with pen world voices festival to bring the little free library to downtown. stereotank, founded by venezuelan architects marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente, designed the installation at st. patrick’s old cathedral school in nolita. the concept creates an ‘inhabitable’ environment, where users can immerse themselves into the space, taking the time to browse through books and borrow or exchange them. the structure is built out of an inversed plastic tank and a wooden frame. perforations around the volume allows visitors to peek inside and preview the interior configuration, which can be accessed by ducking under the yellow structure.
All-Night Prom at Disneyland, 1961
2600 people form a chain celebrating the anniversary of DNA’s discovery
Rick at Strange Wold Tattoo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This is the fibonacci spiral, a visual representation of the first nine numbers in the said sequence of numbers. It is a close approximation of the Golden Spiral, derived from the Golden Ratio. Examples of this ratio are found everywhere in nature, from the spiral structure of DNA to the spiral formation of clouds in hurricanes.
last text messages from the victims of the daegu subway fire on february 18, 2003.
“i’m sorry. i won’t be able to deliver the bag and shoes i was going to make you donkkatsu too… sorry… my daughter. i love you.”
“i’m tired of you hahahhahahahaha go away bye bye”
“there’s a fire. i’m going to heaven first.”
“even without oppa, make sure to eat properly and listen to your parents… ok? haha. and don’t wait for me i’m not coming.”
“oppa has important business so i’ll be gone for a while. don’t wait for me and go back home. ok? i love you.”
“hahaha don’t wait for me hahaa i got tired of you bye!”
“study hard and grow up well daddy is sorry”
“ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ <- how i feel”
“yeah there’s a fire on the subway report it right away don’t worry and keep calm. ok? oppa is okay.”
“if i suddenly wasn’t there tomorrow what are you going to do? i’m just asking because i’m curious haha”
“don’t wait for me”
“i’m so sorry for getting angry with you this morning dear i love you forever”
the ones from the parents to their children… all the boyfriends/brothers pretending nothing is wrong… and those who tried to buffer the pain by hiding the truth that they were about to die, so that their loved ones could hate them and be less hurt.
“숨을 못 쉬겠어요. 살려줘요…”
“여보 사랑해요, 애들 보고 싶어!”
(사고 발생 8분후 통화기록중)
my mom says the last message says, “i can’t breathe, please help me! i love you honey, i want to see my kids!”
“Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” - Paul Lockhart
at a desert oasis, a and b decide independently to murder c. a poisons c’s canteen, and later b punches a hole in it. c dies of thirst. who killed him?
a argues that c never drank the poison. b claims that he only deprived c of poisoned water. they’re both right, but still c is dead. who’s guilty?
High School Girls in 1969