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Love, Tumblr, and Weird: Purple Primary Silver Secondary Black Tertiary Blue primary black primary green secondary silver tertiary Light Blue Primary Orange Secondary Teal Tertiary Red secondary gold tertiary? whats this second, darker blue where the secondary color should go? why are the sec- ondary accents where the tertiary colors should be? Fine sometimes, but almost com- pleterly erases the gold This model puts its secondary colors in places where it's tertiary should go, creating a sense of unbalanced blue/red, and far less gold or yellow than it should have. This model accomplishes what the paris model set out to do- they put black on hips (where other model's secondary (and sometimes tertiary) color goes) This gives Houston a larger primary-to-sec- ondary color ratio. Worth noting that most skins for London are actu Same breakdown as London ally bright blue primary, teal secondary, and orange accents. It could be argued that orange is stll teri tary in this model, but thats almost more damning for paris. Where is their red arm? Why, again, is his shitty hoody red? because gold doesnt work? shouldnt it have been blue instead? and then have the hip pad underneath and arm both be red? be argued tha ost more damn his ody red? becauS nstead? aered? a much more pronounced gold color from a team without any gold even in their logo OMEGALUL Special callout for the dragon skin: They decided to use their primary red color in the legs where every other team puts their tertiary color... very interesting choice *where did the two different blues go from the doomfist model? here theres only one- why is gold so bronze compared to doomfist? Why do they try to make the skin red/blue split even here but more blue on doomfist? only one Look at that sweet gold shine, paris... whatchu doin sweetie P A RIS ETERNAL overwatchleaguepride: Lets talk about Paris……beyond the uninspired color choice. Let’s ignore that paris and DC (and, ugh, fineeee nyxl) have the same-ish colors. There’s some big things wrong here, at least in my opinion:1. On doomfist’s skin, Paris attempts a unique choice that only nyxl, houston, and seoul have done. They try to push the primary color. Look at the Houston doomfist skin vs the London and Glads one. While all technically have three colors, Houston looks overwhelmingly more like it’s primary black color, and then green, and then if you really look, you can see the silver tertiary color. Paris attempts this- but does one weird thing: they introduce a fourth color. Where the inside of his arm should be red, they put a second, darker blue. :/ hmmm2. In contrast to that, on Widow, they seem to give up on the idea of a more dominant blue color and don’t follow the nyxl/houston/seoul model of more primary color and less secondary. Here, they do what all the other teams do and put primary on body, secondary on legs, and accent on armor bits and leggy criss-cross things. Exceeeeept…. they dont have their gold accents non the hips! Why, if they’re not going to do what nyxl/houston/seoul do and push the primary? All it servers to do is make the red/blue size difference even more even! Also- their gold on her is… bronze looking. Much much darker than the gold on doomfist or on the other team. Weird. 3. The logo. Hoo boy that logo. Why do they have that terrible contrast? Why is the largest, brightest piece of it the yellow if they’re going a) use gold and b) hide the gold on their skins anyway? Why push the blue primary on their logo and on some skins but not on other skins? …anyway- I’m gonna assume this is super boring to most people, but if anyone likes design, I’d love to hear what you think!
Love, Tumblr, and Weird: Purple Primary
 Silver Secondary
 Black Tertiary
 Blue primary
 black primary
 green secondary
 silver tertiary
 Light Blue Primary
 Orange Secondary
 Teal Tertiary
 Red secondary
 gold tertiary?
 whats this
 second, darker
 blue where the
 secondary color
 should go?
 why are the sec-
 ondary accents
 where the tertiary
 colors should be?
 Fine sometimes,
 but almost com-
 pleterly erases
 the gold
 This model puts its secondary colors in places
 where it's tertiary should go, creating a sense of
 unbalanced blue/red, and far less gold or yellow
 than it should have.
 This model accomplishes what the paris model set
 out to do- they put black on hips (where other
 model's secondary (and sometimes tertiary) color
 goes) This gives Houston a larger primary-to-sec-
 ondary color ratio.
 Worth noting that most skins for London are actu
 Same breakdown as London
 ally bright blue primary, teal secondary, and orange
 accents. It could be argued that orange is stll teri
 tary in this model, but thats almost more damning
 for paris. Where is their red arm? Why, again, is his
 shitty hoody red? because gold doesnt work?
 shouldnt it have been blue instead? and then have
 the hip pad underneath and arm both be red?
 be argued tha ost more damn his
 ody red? becauS nstead? aered?

 a much more pronounced gold
 color from a team without any gold
 even in their logo OMEGALUL
 Special callout for the dragon skin:
 They decided to use their primary
 red color in the legs where every
 other team puts their tertiary
 color... very interesting choice
 *where did the two different blues
 go from the doomfist model? here
 theres only one-
 why is gold so bronze compared to
 doomfist? Why do they try to make
 the skin red/blue split even here but
 more blue on doomfist?
 only one
 Look at that sweet gold shine,
 paris... whatchu doin sweetie

 P A RIS
 ETERNAL
overwatchleaguepride:

Lets talk about Paris……beyond the uninspired color choice. Let’s ignore that paris and DC (and, ugh, fineeee nyxl) have the same-ish colors. There’s some big things wrong here, at least in my opinion:1. On doomfist’s skin, Paris attempts a unique choice that only nyxl, houston, and seoul have done. They try to push the primary color. Look at the Houston doomfist skin vs the London and Glads one. While all technically have three colors, Houston looks overwhelmingly more like it’s primary black color, and then green, and then if you really look, you can see the silver tertiary color. Paris attempts this- but does one weird thing: they introduce a fourth color. Where the inside of his arm should be red, they put a second, darker blue. :/ hmmm2. In contrast to that, on Widow, they seem to give up on the idea of a more dominant blue color and don’t follow the nyxl/houston/seoul model of more primary color and less secondary. Here, they do what all the other teams do and put primary on body, secondary on legs, and accent on armor bits and leggy criss-cross things. Exceeeeept…. they dont have their gold accents non the hips! Why, if they’re not going to do what nyxl/houston/seoul do and push the primary? All it servers to do is make the red/blue size difference even more even! Also- their gold on her is… bronze looking. Much much darker than the gold on doomfist or on the other team. Weird. 3. The logo. Hoo boy that logo. Why do they have that terrible contrast? Why is the largest, brightest piece of it the yellow if they’re going a) use gold and b) hide the gold on their skins anyway? Why push the blue primary on their logo and on some skins but not on other skins? …anyway- I’m gonna assume this is super boring to most people, but if anyone likes design, I’d love to hear what you think!

overwatchleaguepride: Lets talk about Paris……beyond the uninspired color choice. Let’s ignore that paris and DC (and, ugh, fineeee nyxl) ha...

Advice, Brains, and Coca-Cola: Peanut butter spaceorphan18: sulkingheals: downtroddendeity: jacemp3: monkeysaysficus: audrey-hepbae: catchymemes: 10 tricks you didn’t know you could do with your food. By Blossom The internet went from showing food recipe videos to alchemy in less than a decade. There’s going to be a quick video on how to make the philosopher’s stone from tomato sauce next week.  I WANNA DRINK THE TRANSPARENT SODA leave milk out unrefrigerated in your house for 2 days Some days ago, my sibling sent me this video out of the desperate hope I could provide the catharsis of seeing it torn to pieces. It has now been coming on 72 hours, and only now have I recovered enough to be able to do much of anything but scream, “WHAT?!” and “NO!” at the screen. We had a long discussion about what in the twelve hells this video even is. A surreal, dadaist parody so obscure that our brains aren’t operating on enough levels to comprehend it? The Instagram lifehack equivalent of those terrifying procedurally-generated animated Youtube videos that farm ad revenue by playing millions of times to babies whose parents left the iPad on autoplay? A coded message designed to activate the combat programming of brainwashed cyborg sleeper agents? A post that slipped through a wormhole from an alternate dimension where the laws of reality are different? An emanation of a vast and alien chaos god? I cannot bring myself to confront the claims in this video in the order they are put forth without losing my will to live after the first one, so I will start with the least crazy and work my way up. Bananas to ripen things: More or less true. You’ll sometimes see advice to cooks to store underripe fruit in a paper bag with one piece of overripe (but not rotten) fruit to ripen it more quickly.Misrepresentations: It will probably take longer than overnight to ripen something as green as some of those tomatoes, and it doesn’t have to be a banana. Coca-cola and milk: The coke is more acidic than the milk and curdles it, resulting in solid globs of milk protein which settle out. The brown dye in the coke sticks to the milk protein globs, leaving the excess liquid more or less clear.Misrepresentations: The video has been enormously sped up, which the editing does not make clear; the reaction takes hours. Ketchup to clean metal: To my mild surprise, this is actually a thing (though you could just make a paste out of salt, flour, and vinegar and scrub with that and not get ketchup stains on everything)…Misrepresentations: …for cleaning copper and bronze. Which the jug shown in the video is not. The acid in the ketchup might take some of the tarnish off, say, aluminum, but at that point you might as well just use vinegar. Sparkling water omelet: Omelet souffles are a thing.Misrepresentations: You… literally do not need the sparkling water… you can just beat the eggs until they’re fluffy… “Warm water clears wax from fruits!”: This is a mysterious and arcane procedure called “washing.”Misrepresentations: I don’t know what the hell they even did to the video on this sequence but as a person who has washed many apples in warm water, it does not look like that and the thin layer of edible wax applied to make them look good in the grocery store does not come off that easily. Sprite to clean earrings: Again, this will take tarnish off some metals just due to the acid, but…Misrepresentations: DO YOU WANT GROSS STICKY EARRINGS AND EAR INFECTIONS? JUST USE VINEGAR WATER. Also, “dirt” is not a kind of molecule. (Incidentally, if the earrings are silver, there is a vastly better method that actually reverses the tarnish instead of removing it.) Insta-freeze bottle: This is a real thing…Misrepresentation: …which absolutely will not happen if you follow their instructions, because a) they neglect to mention an important caveat (the water needs to be purified/distilled) and b) 5 minutes is not long enough for a water bottle to supercool. If you google any of the myriad videos and articles of people doing this trick, you’ll see numbers like “3 hours in the freezer” or “40 minutes in a salted ice bath.” There is video of the trick working. Either that footage was taken from someone else, or they knew how to do it, did it, and then deliberately lied about the time for no apparent reason. Putting a broken plate in milk for two days magically fixes it: To my immense surprise, they didn’t make this one up; the idea is that the milk protein casein can form into a plastic at high temperatures and bind to the ceramic. Googling it turned up some hobbyist potters commenting that they’d used it to salvage things that had cracked slightly in the kiln.Misrepresentations: Once again, they’ve misrepresented the method: everything I saw talking about how to do it said to boil the milk and then soak for an hour, not leave it out for two days like an offering to the pixies. And most of what I saw reported about it also said it only really works on hairline cracks, not full breaks, and doesn’t hold up long-term because the real structural damage isn’t repaired. And may leave a faint and persistent odor of boiled milk. Just use superglue. “Reveal the genetic memory of the honeycomb”: This is the kind of gibberish predicated on so many nonsensical assumptions that unpacking it would be more trouble than it’s worth. Plus, well, I can barely see anything with the low video quality, but what I can see of the vague blur doesn’t look much like a honeycomb in the first place. Suffice to say: “Honey looks like a honeycomb” isn’t even in the ballpark of what’s generally meant by “genetic memory,” what’s generally meant by “genetic memory” is also complete hooey, and fluid dynamics is weird and swirling a thick, viscous, water-soluble liquid with a layer of water on top is going to do weird things. But at least that I could potentially attribute to ignorance rather than deliberate intent to deceive, unlike… Hot coals and peanut butter This is the reason it’s taken me this long to post this. Every time I think about it my soul starts to leave my body. It’s such a mind-boggling level of bullshit that every time I’ve tried to put words around an explanation I’m quickly reduced to staring at the screen and mouthing “No” to myself in a voice of quiet despair, because I can’t even figure out where to start. Well, okay, I guess I might as well start by saying I think their… let’s say inspiration on this was articles about scientists who made diamonds out of peanut butter and carbon dioxide. …With a press that’s designed to recreate the conditions of the earth’s mantle, and which is prone to exploding. So, you know, not something you can do in your kitchen. Unless you have one hell of a kitchen. You can see the direct links to this in the nonsensical claim that this “works” because peanut butter contains carbon dioxide. (It doesn’t, particularly. It’s crushed peanuts mixed with oil. You know what would have a lot of carbon dioxide? The fire you pulled that glowing lump of charcoal out of.) It also mentions “pressure” when no particular pressure is involved, presumably because we’ve all heard about turning coal into diamond under heat and pressure. Chemically speaking, there’s very little to make that crystal out of except carbon, unless you want to posit a mass migration of all the sugar molecules in the peanut butter to the center of the coal. And “carbon crystal” = “diamond,” and do you think if it was that easy to make diamonds they’d be that expensive? I will guarantee you that crystal is a lump of quartz they covered in black crud and then peanut butter to pretend it was the charcoal. But, of course, all of that is irrelevant, because by reblogging this at all, even to performatively despair that the internet does not seem to have come all that far since the days of Infinite Chocolate, I’m playing into their hands. Lifehack clickbait has done this forever- they deliberately seed in wrong or awful advice because people will share that to say how stupid/wrong it is. They led with complete insanity to get attention, and I gave them eyeballs on the video watching this, and I’ll be giving them more from writing this. Maybe I’ll stick to the chaos god theory. It’s less depressing. @ohnofixit I apologize for being stupid enough to believe that video so reblogging the breakdown of why it was wrong. Why you shouldn’t believe everything on the internet. 
Advice, Brains, and Coca-Cola: Peanut butter
spaceorphan18:

sulkingheals:

downtroddendeity:

jacemp3:

monkeysaysficus:


audrey-hepbae:

catchymemes:

10 tricks you didn’t know you could do with your food.
By Blossom

The internet went from showing food recipe videos to alchemy in less than a decade. There’s going to be a quick video on how to make the philosopher’s stone from tomato sauce next week. 


I WANNA DRINK THE TRANSPARENT SODA


leave milk out unrefrigerated in your house for 2 days

Some days ago, my sibling sent me this video out of the desperate hope I could provide the catharsis of seeing it torn to pieces. It has now been coming on 72 hours, and only now have I recovered enough to be able to do much of anything but scream, “WHAT?!” and “NO!” at the screen.
We had a long discussion about what in the twelve hells this video even is. A surreal, dadaist parody so obscure that our brains aren’t operating on enough levels to comprehend it? The Instagram lifehack equivalent of those terrifying procedurally-generated animated Youtube videos that farm ad revenue by playing millions of times to babies whose parents left the iPad on autoplay? A coded message designed to activate the combat programming of brainwashed cyborg sleeper agents? A post that slipped through a wormhole from an alternate dimension where the laws of reality are different? An emanation of a vast and alien chaos god?
I cannot bring myself to confront the claims in this video in the order they are put forth without losing my will to live after the first one, so I will start with the least crazy and work my way up.
Bananas to ripen things: More or less true. You’ll sometimes see advice to cooks to store underripe fruit in a paper bag with one piece of overripe (but not rotten) fruit to ripen it more quickly.Misrepresentations: It will probably take longer than overnight to ripen something as green as some of those tomatoes, and it doesn’t have to be a banana.
Coca-cola and milk: The coke is more acidic than the
 milk and curdles it, resulting in solid globs of milk protein which 
settle out. The brown dye in the coke sticks to the milk protein globs, 
leaving the excess liquid more or less clear.Misrepresentations: The video has been enormously sped up, which the editing does not make clear; the reaction takes hours.
Ketchup to clean metal: To my mild surprise, this is actually a thing (though you could just make a paste out of salt, flour, and vinegar and scrub with that and not get ketchup stains on everything)…Misrepresentations: …for cleaning copper and bronze. Which the jug shown in the video is not. The acid in the ketchup might take some of the tarnish off, say, aluminum, but at that point you might as well just use vinegar.
Sparkling water omelet: Omelet souffles are a thing.Misrepresentations: You… literally do not need the sparkling water… you can just beat the eggs until they’re fluffy…


“Warm water clears wax from fruits!”: This is a mysterious and arcane procedure called “washing.”Misrepresentations: I don’t know what the hell they even did to the video on this sequence but as a person who has washed many apples in warm water, it does not look like that and the thin layer of edible wax applied to make them look good in the grocery store does not come off that easily.
Sprite to clean earrings: Again, this will take tarnish off some metals just due to the acid, but…Misrepresentations: DO YOU WANT GROSS STICKY EARRINGS AND EAR INFECTIONS? JUST USE VINEGAR WATER. Also, “dirt” is not a kind of molecule. (Incidentally, if the earrings are silver, there is a vastly better method that actually reverses the tarnish instead of removing it.)
Insta-freeze bottle: This is a real thing…Misrepresentation: …which absolutely will not happen if you follow their instructions, because a) they neglect to mention an important caveat (the water needs to be purified/distilled) and b) 5 minutes is not long enough for a water bottle to supercool. If you google any of the myriad videos and articles of people doing this trick, you’ll see numbers like “3 hours in the freezer” or “40 minutes in a salted ice bath.”
There is video of the trick working. Either that footage was taken from someone else, or they knew how to do it, did it, and then deliberately lied about the time for no apparent reason.
Putting a broken plate in milk for two days magically fixes it: To my immense surprise, they didn’t make this one up; the idea is that the milk protein casein can form into a plastic at high temperatures and bind to the ceramic. Googling it turned up some hobbyist potters commenting that they’d used it to salvage things that had cracked slightly in the kiln.Misrepresentations: Once again, they’ve misrepresented the method: everything I saw talking about how to do it said to boil the milk and then soak for an hour, not leave it out for two days like an offering to the pixies. And most of what I saw reported about it also said it only really works on hairline cracks, not full breaks, and doesn’t hold up long-term because the real structural damage isn’t repaired. And may leave a faint and persistent odor of boiled milk.
Just use superglue.
“Reveal the genetic memory of the honeycomb”:
This is the kind of gibberish predicated on so many nonsensical assumptions that unpacking it would be more trouble than it’s worth. Plus, well, I can barely see anything with the low video quality, but what I can see of the vague blur doesn’t look much like a honeycomb in the first place. Suffice to say:
“Honey looks like a honeycomb” isn’t even in the ballpark of what’s generally meant by “genetic memory,”
what’s generally meant by “genetic memory” is also complete hooey, and
fluid dynamics is weird and swirling a thick, viscous, water-soluble liquid with a layer of water on top is going to do weird things.
But at least that I could potentially attribute to ignorance rather than deliberate intent to deceive, unlike…
Hot coals and peanut butter
This is the reason it’s taken me this long to post this. Every time I think about it my soul starts to leave my body. It’s such a mind-boggling level of bullshit that every time I’ve tried to put words around an explanation I’m quickly reduced to staring at the screen and mouthing “No” to myself in a voice of quiet despair, because I can’t even figure out where to start.
Well, okay, I guess I might as well start by saying I think their… let’s say inspiration on this was articles about scientists who made diamonds out of peanut butter and carbon dioxide. …With a press that’s designed to recreate the conditions of the earth’s mantle, and which is prone to exploding. So, you know, not something you can do in your kitchen. Unless you have one hell of a kitchen.
You can see the direct links to this in the nonsensical claim that this “works” because peanut butter contains carbon dioxide. (It doesn’t, particularly. It’s crushed peanuts mixed with oil. You know what would have a lot of carbon dioxide? The fire you pulled that glowing lump of charcoal out of.) It also mentions “pressure” when no particular pressure is involved, presumably because we’ve all heard about turning coal into diamond under heat and pressure.
Chemically speaking, there’s very little to make that crystal out of except carbon, unless you want to posit a mass migration of all the sugar molecules in the peanut butter to the center of the coal. And “carbon crystal” = “diamond,” and do you think if it was that easy to make diamonds they’d be that expensive?
I will guarantee you that crystal is a lump of quartz they covered in black crud and then peanut butter to pretend it was the charcoal.
But, of course, all of that is irrelevant, because by reblogging this at all, even to performatively despair that the internet does not seem to have come all that far since the days of Infinite Chocolate, I’m playing into their hands. Lifehack clickbait has done this forever- they deliberately seed in wrong or awful advice because people will share that to say how stupid/wrong it is. They led with complete insanity to get attention, and I gave them eyeballs on the video watching this, and I’ll be giving them more from writing this.
Maybe I’ll stick to the chaos god theory. It’s less depressing.
@ohnofixit


I apologize for being stupid enough to believe that video so reblogging the breakdown of why it was wrong.

Why you shouldn’t believe everything on the internet. 

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Period, Tumblr, and Blog: theancientwayoflife: ~ Snake Coffin. Place of origin: Egypt Date: 664-30 B.C. Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 26th Dynasty Medium: Bronze
Period, Tumblr, and Blog: theancientwayoflife:

~ Snake Coffin.
Place of origin: Egypt
Date: 664-30 B.C.
Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 26th Dynasty
Medium: Bronze

theancientwayoflife: ~ Snake Coffin. Place of origin: Egypt Date: 664-30 B.C. Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 26th Dynasty Medium:...

Ass, Bane, and Bitch: Mike Bird Birdyword This is so cool. The UK's current heatwave is exposing the outline of ancient hill forts and settlements. Soil quality today is still affected by iron age construction, so the grass on top changes colour at a different pace in the sun. HT @holland_tom rcahmw.gov.uk/cropmarks-2018/ Follow CBHC 3:53 AM-8 Jul 2018 2,997 Retweets 7,061 Likes9 galacticdustbunnies: merindab: velosarapter: leavesofecstasy: leavesofecstasy: So this is super cool Okay but I don’t think ya’ll appreciate this as much as you should! Figuring out the places of ancient buildings — Roman, Celtic etc — tends to be a bit of a challenge. You have to consider the fact that the land has changed quite a lot over the centuries, with buildings popping up here and there, the topography changing dramatically, rising and falling like no one’s business, forests and cliffs being cut down or collapsing into the sea. Basically, the descriptions we have of sites in old ass texts can be a nightmare to match up to modern day locations. Some, like Chester and London, are easy. We kept building on them. It’s why there’s an amphitheatre in the middle of Chester and the Roman Wall. But in other parts of the country its a heck of a lot harder to locate and identify places. There’s this show called Time Team (or sth like that, it’s been a long long time) and they basically went around the UK digging up ancient sites that they tried to find through radar and aerial imagery etc etc. That requires a fair amount of planning and technology (aka the bane of field budgets everywhere). And even with those and all the nice little people digging away and the photographs and radar imagery, they still had issues figuring out the direction a building went in, which way the wall ran, if this was part of a house or not and so on. The heatwave and drought about to happen if it doesn’t frickin rain, is useful in that it allows us to see these sites without loads of planning and resources as they are today. We can identify places we’ve not been able to identify, locate sites we’ve wanted to locate for ages, because of the nifty little thing the dirt does when it gets hot and dry and like Satan’s breathing on everything. And that means that those sites can be logged down, and the modern topography won’t be such a bitch to try and figure out for locations because that heatwave has saved a lot of time and effort! Basically, don’t be surprised if in the next year or so, there are more reports and research papers about archaeological digsites in the UK from the Bronze Age or the Iron Age because this right here, this damned benighted hellish summer heat, will have been the cause of it all. Which makes me a little more tolerant of Satan and his dick ass breathing. This BBC article has a nice explanation on how exactly these marks form, as well. This so so cool @learnwelsh I am sure you have seen this, but just in case
Ass, Bane, and Bitch: Mike Bird
 Birdyword
 This is so cool. The UK's current
 heatwave is exposing the outline of
 ancient hill forts and settlements. Soil
 quality today is still affected by iron age
 construction, so the grass on top
 changes colour at a different pace in the
 sun. HT @holland_tom
 rcahmw.gov.uk/cropmarks-2018/
 Follow
 CBHC
 3:53 AM-8 Jul 2018
 2,997 Retweets 7,061 Likes9
galacticdustbunnies:
merindab:

velosarapter:

leavesofecstasy:

leavesofecstasy:

So this is super cool



Okay but I don’t think ya’ll appreciate this as much as you should! Figuring out the places of ancient buildings — Roman, Celtic etc — tends to be a bit of a challenge. You have to consider the fact that the land has changed quite a lot over the centuries, with buildings popping up here and there, the topography changing dramatically, rising and falling like no one’s business, forests and cliffs being cut down or collapsing into the sea.
Basically, the descriptions we have of sites in old ass texts can be a nightmare to match up to modern day locations. Some, like Chester and London, are easy. We kept building on them. It’s why there’s an amphitheatre in the middle of Chester and the Roman Wall.
But in other parts of the country its a heck of a lot harder to locate and identify places.
There’s this show called Time Team (or sth like that, it’s been a long long time) and they basically went around the UK digging up ancient sites that they tried to find through radar and aerial imagery etc etc. That requires a fair amount of planning and technology (aka the bane of field budgets everywhere). And even with those and all the nice little people digging away and the photographs and radar imagery, they still had issues figuring out the direction a building went in, which way the wall ran, if this was part of a house or not and so on.
The heatwave and drought about to happen if it doesn’t frickin rain, is useful in that it allows us to see these sites without loads of planning and resources as they are today. We can identify places we’ve not been able to identify, locate sites we’ve wanted to locate for ages, because of the nifty little thing the dirt does when it gets hot and dry and like Satan’s breathing on everything.
And that means that those sites can be logged down, and the modern topography won’t be such a bitch to try and figure out for locations because that heatwave has saved a lot of time and effort!
Basically, don’t be surprised if in the next year or so, there are more reports and research papers about archaeological digsites in the UK from the Bronze Age or the Iron Age because this right here, this damned benighted hellish summer heat, will have been the cause of it all.
Which makes me a little more tolerant of Satan and his dick ass breathing. 

This BBC article has a nice explanation on how exactly these marks form, as well.

This so so cool
@learnwelsh I am sure you have seen this, but just in case

galacticdustbunnies: merindab: velosarapter: leavesofecstasy: leavesofecstasy: So this is super cool Okay but I don’t think ya’ll app...

Tumblr, China, and Blog: elsewheregreen:A Bronze Taotie Mask. China - Northern Wei Dynasty, c.6th century.
Tumblr, China, and Blog: elsewheregreen:A Bronze Taotie Mask. China - Northern Wei Dynasty, c.6th century.

elsewheregreen:A Bronze Taotie Mask. China - Northern Wei Dynasty, c.6th century.

Community, Facebook, and Family: MACIE U.S. ARMY ARMY IDS SOLDIER WHO DIED IN URUZGAN PROVINCE GREEN ON BLUE ATTACK The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the Army Times. Cpl Maciel died in the Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan in what is known as a green on blue, or insider attack (as we previously reported). Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The incident is under investigation, so few details are available. “Cpl. Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates and dedicated to our mission. He will be greatly missed by the entire Black Lion family. Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.” Lt. Col. David Conner, Maciel’s battalion commander Cpl Maciel was from South Gate, California, and had been in the Army for two years. His awards include Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He was part of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Benning, Georgia. The Unit is called “Black Lions.” They posted the following on Facebook: “Our Task Force suffered a terrible tragedy yesterday in Afghanistan resulting in the death of one of our Black Lions and the wounding of two others. All families have been notified and there were no other injuries in the attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with CPL Maciel and his Family during this time of grief. As with any combat-related death, this incident is under investigation and details will not be discussed in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation. I ask that you refrain from speculating as to how, when, or why this occurred. The Black Lion team has been fully engaged with the Families effected and will support in any way possible. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. The Black Lion team, along with the Chain of Command of the entire 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Benning Community remain committed to our Soldiers and their Families here and abroad. There is no greater priority. Black Lions!”
Community, Facebook, and Family: MACIE
 U.S. ARMY
 ARMY IDS SOLDIER
 WHO DIED IN
 URUZGAN PROVINCE
 GREEN ON BLUE
 ATTACK
The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the Army Times. Cpl Maciel died in the Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan in what is known as a green on blue, or insider attack (as we previously reported). Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The incident is under investigation, so few details are available. “Cpl. Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates and dedicated to our mission. He will be greatly missed by the entire Black Lion family. Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.” Lt. Col. David Conner, Maciel’s battalion commander Cpl Maciel was from South Gate, California, and had been in the Army for two years. His awards include Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He was part of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Benning, Georgia. The Unit is called “Black Lions.” They posted the following on Facebook: “Our Task Force suffered a terrible tragedy yesterday in Afghanistan resulting in the death of one of our Black Lions and the wounding of two others. All families have been notified and there were no other injuries in the attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with CPL Maciel and his Family during this time of grief. As with any combat-related death, this incident is under investigation and details will not be discussed in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation. I ask that you refrain from speculating as to how, when, or why this occurred. The Black Lion team has been fully engaged with the Families effected and will support in any way possible. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. The Black Lion team, along with the Chain of Command of the entire 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Benning Community remain committed to our Soldiers and their Families here and abroad. There is no greater priority. Black Lions!”

The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in su...

Isis, Period, and Tumblr: theancientwayoflife:~ Bust of Isis. Date: A.D. 2nd century Period: Hadrianic period, A.D. 117-138 Culture: Roman Medium: Hollow-cast bronze
Isis, Period, and Tumblr: theancientwayoflife:~ Bust of Isis.
Date: A.D. 2nd century
Period: Hadrianic period, A.D. 117-138
Culture: Roman
Medium: Hollow-cast bronze

theancientwayoflife:~ Bust of Isis. Date: A.D. 2nd century Period: Hadrianic period, A.D. 117-138 Culture: Roman Medium: Hollow-cast bronze

Memes, Wshh, and Undefeated: 0 WILDER 1:37 ORTIZ OF The Bronze Bomber DeontayWilder remains undefeated at 40-0 after his TKO win against LuisOrtiz last night! 🥊🙌💯 @ShowtimeBoxing WSHH
Memes, Wshh, and Undefeated: 0
 WILDER
 1:37
 ORTIZ
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The Bronze Bomber DeontayWilder remains undefeated at 40-0 after his TKO win against LuisOrtiz last night! 🥊🙌💯 @ShowtimeBoxing WSHH

The Bronze Bomber DeontayWilder remains undefeated at 40-0 after his TKO win against LuisOrtiz last night! 🥊🙌💯 @ShowtimeBoxing WSHH

Memes, Free, and United: Siblings Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States win bronze after their performance in the ice dance, free dance figure skating final.
Memes, Free, and United: Siblings Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States win bronze after their performance in the ice dance, free dance figure skating final.

Siblings Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States win bronze after their performance in the ice dance, free dance figure skati...

Tumblr, Blog, and Date: theancientwayoflife: ~ Eye from a Bronze Statue. Culture: Greek Date: 5th - 2nd century B.C. Medium: Marble, obsidian, glass, and copper.
Tumblr, Blog, and Date: theancientwayoflife:

~ Eye from a Bronze Statue.
Culture: Greek
Date: 5th - 2nd century B.C.
Medium: Marble, obsidian, glass, and copper.

theancientwayoflife: ~ Eye from a Bronze Statue. Culture: Greek Date: 5th - 2nd century B.C. Medium: Marble, obsidian, glass, and copper.