Angel Wing Razor

+5 vorpal longsword, ignores DR and hardness

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malformalady:

A house sits awkwardly in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province in China. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs. 
Photo credit: China Daily/Reuters

malformalady:

A house sits awkwardly in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province in China. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs.

Photo credit: China Daily/Reuters

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malformalady:

Beekeepers in northeastern France, found bees from their hives began producing honey in shades of blue and green. The colored honey could not be sold because it did not meet France’s standards of honey production: It was not obtained from the nectar of plants and it deviates from the standard coloring of honey. An investigation by beekeepers in the town of Ribeauville, uncovered the cause of the problem: Instead of collecting nectar from flowers, local bees were feeding on remnants of colored M&M candy shells, which were being processed by a biogas plant roughly 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away.

malformalady:

Beekeepers in northeastern France, found bees from their hives began producing honey in shades of blue and green. The colored honey could not be sold because it did not meet France’s standards of honey production: It was not obtained from the nectar of plants and it deviates from the standard coloring of honey. An investigation by beekeepers in the town of Ribeauville, uncovered the cause of the problem: Instead of collecting nectar from flowers, local bees were feeding on remnants of colored M&M candy shells, which were being processed by a biogas plant roughly 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away.

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In the Jewish tradition, when we begin to mourn we articulate our not knowingness. We say:

Adonai natan, Adonai lakach. Y’hi shem Adonai m’vorach.

God has given and God has taken away. May God’s name be blessed.

This ancient meme represents our communal shrug of the shoulders.

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No Reason, but Meaning Nonetheless: Losing Steve Norwick

From Irwin Keller’s blog Itzik’s Well

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The guitar work here reminds me very much of The Moon and Antarctica. Weird overlap.

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malformalady:

The skull of a man who had been kicked by a horse. This caused a swelling which slowly increased in size; his left eyeball and the jawbone were gradually squeezed outwards. Eventually, the swelling started leaking and began to stink. After 21 years of suffering from the swelling, the man died in 1771. Bones grow in response to the forces exerted on them – Wolff’s Law.

malformalady:

The skull of a man who had been kicked by a horse. This caused a swelling which slowly increased in size; his left eyeball and the jawbone were gradually squeezed outwards. Eventually, the swelling started leaking and began to stink. After 21 years of suffering from the swelling, the man died in 1771. Bones grow in response to the forces exerted on them – Wolff’s Law.

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malformalady:

Saguaro cactus struck by lightening during the summer monsoon season in the Sonoran Desert.

malformalady:

Saguaro cactus struck by lightening during the summer monsoon season in the Sonoran Desert.

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National Geographic, October 1977

National Geographic, October 1977

(Source: cratered, via riotchu)