todayinhistory:April 26th 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disasterOn…

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    The stricken plant soon after explosion




    An abandoned kindergarten


    Abandoned city of Pripyat

    todayinhistory:

    April 26th 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    On this day in 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine, creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Radioactive smoke was let into the atmosphere which spread across the Soviet Union and Europe. Thirty-one members of staff and emergency workers died directly due to the accident, but many others died from diseases - often cancer - brought on by exposure to radiation. Hundreds of thousands of people eventually had to be evacuated and resettled due to contamination of areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The disaster raised questions of the safety of nuclear power and encouraged the Soviet government to become more open. Only two nuclear accidents have been classified as level seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale - Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011.

    “For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.”
    - Mikhail Gorbachev

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    someauthorgirl:

    xparrot:

    The interval between the start and the end of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is 3 minutes and 30 seconds, and the International Space Station is moving is 7.66?km/s.

    This means that if an astronaut on the ISS listens to “I’m Gonna Be”, in the time between the first beat of the song and the final lines …

    … they will have traveled just about exactly 1,000 miles.

    What If: Orbital Speed

    To be alive, now, in this age.

elrondbaggins:tardis-mind-palace:ruthyless:when i was younger i had a really bad fear of Harold…

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    elrondbaggins:

    tardis-mind-palace:

    ruthyless:

    when i was younger i had a really bad fear of Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia when i was going to sleep so my older brother gave me a watch that he set to like 8 hours ahead so that it was always daytime on the watch when i was asleep and he told me it would confuse Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia and he would think it was daytime and get scared of the sun and leave me alone

    Your brother is the best

    Who the fuck changed this from vampires to Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia

I was totally onboard for a fear of Harold Holt emerging from the sea at night, bent on revenge against the nation that abandoned him.

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    stayuglystayangry:

    amphetameme:

    stayuglystayangry:

    felinekin:

    here’s my photography piece i did on gender. it features me, an androgynous but conventionally attractive skinny white person, in two different photos. in one photo my unnaturally dyed hair is down and i’m wearing lipstick and winged eyeliner. in the other, my hair is styled up and i’m not wearing make up anymore. gender

    this is supposed to signify to everyone that im hot as both “a girl” and “a boy” because obviously long hair and makeup is girl and short hair and none is boy :) uwu

    u forgot the poses, timid & aggressive r the two genders

    the two genders:?“chin jutting out” vs. “looking away from camera demurely”