reblogging for the excellent gif usage.
It’s sort of like a vertical trampoline.
Jimmy’s Monologue; September 10, 2014
I’m a teenager why does my back hurt I’m not 70 years old
*Mom voice* it’s that damn computer again
so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”
just. imagine a planet called George
mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE
Then introduce a deadly disease to their family
Dress by www.chotronette.com
THIS TOOK A FAR DIFFERENT TURN THEN I EXPECTED
Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China.
For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment.
Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles.
From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.
She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.
I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics.
Found a fellow whovian at my work. Saw the tardis on the board, pinned the logo, and came back this morning to the “Don’t blink”. I now have a buddy :D
samsung: hey guys!!!! we made a watch that connects to your smartphone wirelessly! it’s like the future :)
everyone: that’s the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard who is going to buy that
apple: hey assholes, we literally made the same exact thing months later except it’s apple and probably more expensive
everyone: HOLY FUCKING SHIT GUYS THIS IS THE COOLEST PIECE OF SHIT I’VE EVER SEEN!! I’M GONNA BUY FIVE
BioDiversityLibrary.org is one of the coolest websites I’ve stumbled across for art reference. From their site:
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy…