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jossmayfair:

mypreciousmind1:

Curly baby Hiddles :) laterovaries celtickaye beanup jossmayfair

Be-a-u-ti-fuuuuuul
I love it

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zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

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50 pictures of Tom Hiddleston → 33/50 (Source)

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amberawellmann:

My all-time, top five favourite cloud paintings.  For now. 

1. ‘Silence’ (1890) Nikolai Nikanorovich Dubovskoy
2. ‘Storm Clouds, Maine’ (1906-1907) Marsden Hartley
3. ‘Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps’ (1812) Joseph Mallord William Turner
4. ‘View of Toledo’ (1596-1600) El Greco
5. ‘Wolke’ (1970) Gerhard Richter 

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odins-one-eyed-fuck:

sirdef:

novaorchid:

#can you imagine if we left these 4 guys alone in the top floor of stark tower for like a month #or even just a week #SHIT WOULD GET DONE #we’d probably have interstellar travel in 3 days

i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.

know who IS an astrophysicist though?

know who has actually manipulated travel between realms? 

jane foster!

stop leaving jane foster out of science 2k14

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mancandykings:

"I’m not so sure I believe in dopplegangers. I just prefer to be Dane DeHaan."

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becausebirds:

chiltonomics:

owls-only:

An owl landed in a bar

deAR SIR, HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIZARD?

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE PLACE

becausebirds:

chiltonomics:

owls-only:

An owl landed in a bar

deAR SIR, HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIZARD?

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE PLACE

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lumos5001:

but seriously though how do you not see the resemblance? how do you fuck up this bad? 

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katnisstiel:

[x]

#faiiuhdyfgdhajkjfadhg #WHEN JENSEN AND I #ITS A THING #ITS OUR THING #YOU’RE NOT DOING IT LIKE JENSEN #YOU HAVE TO STARE INTO MY SOUL #LIKE JENSEN DOES

Goodbye because I am done.

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liberscarian:

conservativelibrarian:

Living is dangerous


I keep getting distracted by the fact that tragedies is spelled wrong

liberscarian:

conservativelibrarian:

Living is dangerous

I keep getting distracted by the fact that tragedies is spelled wrong

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supertrout95:

"im going to be an adult and do adult things and be responsible and grown up"

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