25 7 / 2014

scishow:

How Tall Can Skyscrapers Get?

Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build?

25 7 / 2014

peterchayward:

fishingboatproceeds:

Earlier today, I met with several students at Addis Ababa University to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face in their academic and professional lives.

One of the biggest challenges we have here on the Internet is hearing…

25 7 / 2014

youve-got-your-love-online:

Okay so I don’t understand this part. He was already signing 150,000 copies, and then just for this video he signed SO MANY MORE signatures just to make this shot!? REALLY JOHN!?

Dedication.

youve-got-your-love-online:

Okay so I don’t understand this part. He was already signing 150,000 copies, and then just for this video he signed SO MANY MORE signatures just to make this shot!? REALLY JOHN!?

Dedication.

24 7 / 2014

Shit just got heavy.

(Source: emmaapproved)

24 7 / 2014

rediscoveringfire:

Here’s my Minnesota DFTBA license plate!

TEN! TEN STATES!

rediscoveringfire:

Here’s my Minnesota DFTBA license plate!

TEN! TEN STATES!

24 7 / 2014

Nine states and one province. If you have a DFTBA plate please share!

24 7 / 2014

24 7 / 2014

satancigarettes:

The vlog brothers URLs suck

24 7 / 2014

arandanauts:

Hank Green and the Anal Sphincters

24 7 / 2014

So I spent about six hours yesterday brushing up on my Israel-Palestine relations wondering if I could possibly make a video about it. The answer is…I cannot. Just taking a look at my Tumblr ask box has convinced me of that. If I did make that video, I would not condemn Hamas or Israel purely because I am incapable of making that kind of judgement.

This is not me not being true to myself. It’s not me fearing retribution from one side or the other. It’s that the more I learn about it, the more I do not know. This is a pattern…when someone that isn’t involved in an issue has an opinion on it, it tends to be completely useless. Once they learn about the topic, they understand their uselessness. I have come to understand mine. In the script I abandoned, I wrote:

I don’t know what should be done and neither do any of the smartest, most informed people in the world. Having an opinion on how to fix this would be like me having an opinion on how to perform a brain transplant. No one can do it…least of all me.

In my video, my main concern would not be figuring that out, but simply increasing the number of people in the world who understand the conflict on even the most basic level.

In my searchings and readings, the attached link was what felt to me like the most unbiased, fullest picture of the conflict in the fewest words. There are, to be sure, many things that this leaves out. But I felt like it was delivering the kind of depth that, ideally, a video I would make would provide. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the video I’m making for tomorrow. Every time I wrote it (four times) it ended with a me feeling like it was completely inadequate to the task of explaining how complicated the conflict in Israel is.

I’m not saying I’ll never make that video…I’ll keep working on it, but it’s not a two-day task. 

But if you want to know what’s up with the Irsrael-Palestine conflict, this link is the one I would suggest you start with. It’s pretty impressive work.