The film was taken by British magician turned pioneering filmmaker Nevil Maskelyne on an expedition by the British Astronomical Association to North Carolina on 28 May, 1900. This was Maskelyne’s second attempt to capture a solar eclipse. In 1898 he travelled to India to photograph an eclipse where succeeded but the film can was stolen on his return journey home. It was not an easy feat to film. Maskelyne had to make a special telescopic adapter for his camera to capture the event. This is the only film by Maskelyne that we know to have survived.
But it’s so cool!
Mini McDonald’s restaurants created to be Beehives? Amazeballs.
I might be a little emotional with lots of different things going on, but this video of a police officer joining a struggling runner to complete a 10k race brought me to weepiness.
Love this kind of stuff and it’s total click-y-bait … but feel good stories are rare these days.
When this runner was struggling to finish a 10K, this police officer stepped in to give her an extra push 🏃♀️
I love this little short documentary about a guy’s father who clearly thought he was saving the world by being hyper-active on Facebook.
Actual quote from the film:
I can have a meme war with anybody and destroy them. And I’ve done it! People actually bail at the end and go, “Who is this guy? He’s got like every meme ever produced on the internet! He can knock us out with his memes!” And I do, I have tons of memes, I just keep memeing them to death until they just surrender because they just can’t do it anymore. They don’t have the memes that I have.
What the what in the what what what?
The letter that started a memetic and ideological revolution:
I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.
Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.
It is for this reason that I’m writing you today, to formally request that this alternative theory be taught in your schools, along with the other two theories.