everythingcentralasia:

Capitals of Central Asian Countries:
Astana, Kazakhstan. - “Capital” (x)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. - “Stone City” (x)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. - “Pishpek (churn)” (x)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan. - “Monday” (x)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. - “City of love” (x)
Kabul, Afghanistan. - “Named for Kabul river.” (x)

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mechacop:

i remember one year in school, our french teacher had to pull the class aside and give us a talk about our final essays because not only did one kid in the class put his paper through Google Translate, but he translated it to Spanish by accident and handed it in thinking it was the correct language.

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ex0skeletal:

Fun shark attack facts:

  • In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, buckets and pails injured almost 11,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
  • For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.

Conclusions:

  1. Humans are assholes.
  2. Sharks are not assholes.
  3. Apparently everyone in 1996 lived in a real-life infomercial.

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archiemcphee:

Last year we featured Christa and Volker Kraft’s incredibly awesome tradition of decorating a tree in their garden in Saalfeld, Germany with 10,000 Easter eggs.

The couple has been decorating their tree in this fashion for over 40 years now and, as you can see in the photos above, this year the Easter tree is looking more splendid than ever. 

Photos by Jens Meyer

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beautiful-basque-country:

Guztiak & denak can be translated as “every”, “everyone”, “everything”, “all" or "the whole”. However, they have different uses:

- Guztia(k): it’s used after a noun.
Ex: Pastel guztia jan zuen. / (S)He ate the whole pie.
Ex: Lagun guztiak pozik daude. / Every friend (they) is…

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spielbach:

"Kyle Scatliffe makes a smashing Broadway debut. Tall and with a mighty voice, he cuts an impressive leading figure."

spielbach:

"Kyle Scatliffe makes a smashing Broadway debut. Tall and with a mighty voice, he cuts an impressive leading figure."

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ottenskjold:

allthingslinguistic:

A map showing lexical distance (how much similarity there is between vocabularies) among the languages of Europe, from Etymologikon, where you can also see a larger map and in the comments what each of the abbreviations stand for. 
For a more detailed historical representation of the relationships between languages, see also MultiTree. 

molly this will interest you

ottenskjold:

allthingslinguistic:

A map showing lexical distance (how much similarity there is between vocabularies) among the languages of Europe, from Etymologikon, where you can also see a larger map and in the comments what each of the abbreviations stand for. 

For a more detailed historical representation of the relationships between languages, see also MultiTree

molly this will interest you

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aboutsaffron:

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

Wow!!

aboutsaffron:

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

Wow!!

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hallowsnothorcruxs:

musical/theatre blogs are so hard to find and there are like hardly any on my dash so here is my attempt at finding them

if you post any musical/theatre/westend/broadway stuff please could you reblog this and I’ll most likely follow you? pretty much any musical at all, the more I’m introduced to the better!

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