when a native is helping you pronounce a word and you repeat after them and they respond with “yeah it’s hard” that’s how you know you fucked it up lol
- These are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages that existed prior to British invasion. There were around 250 languages and around 600 dialects. Now, only 145 Indigenous Australian languages exist with 110 of them being “critically endangered”. (via black-australia)
The Local chats to UK funnyman Danny Robins about his new radio show The Cold Swedish Winter, which is making waves on BBC radio. He talks elk, moose, and what
pros of turning 18: can legally do the stuff i already do
cons of turning 18: no longer the dancing queen
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA - 1995: in the dangerous suburb of dobrinja, meliha varesanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work during the siege of sarajevo, 1995. her message to the watching serb gunmen who surround her city is simple, “you will never defeat us.” after the war meliha revisited the street with getty images photographer tom stoddart who captured her striking appearence and attitude. (photo by tom stoddart/reportage by getty images)
Split, Croatia (by Annaëlle Simon)
Since 1980, 3000 native Canadian women have been murdered/gone missing. Indigenous women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence. Sixty percent of known perpetrators are white men.Justice for all Indigenous Women! by Jessica Sabogal | Montréal
Despite push from the UN for a national inquiry, Canada continues to largely ignore the violence against Native Women. x
I had to pick up my books for the new school year yesterday evening and when I arrived at my school I saw that upon the schoolyard they have build new classrooms? The kind of cheap, quick build classrooms for when a school bursts at the seams. I never noticed this was needed? It’s kinda sad because when it was hot you could always go outside, but now half of the schoolyard has disappeared…
Photo of merging oceans by Kent Smith taken during an Alaskan cruise. The two bodies of water merge in the middle of the Alaskan gulf and foam develops only at their junction. Different salt percentages within the waters causes different densities, resulting in a difficulty to mix, similar to oil and water.
Norwegian artist Markus Moestue transformed three humble bicycles into this ferociously awesome Dinocycle. The dinosaur’s body, which is modeled after a Coelophysis, was carved out of polystyrene and coated in fiberglass. After completing his creation, Moestue took his creature for a ride around southern Norway.
According to VG News the raptor bicycle is now up for sale. The bids immediately began rolling in, however Moestue isn’t really concerned with how much money people are wiling to offer. He’s much more interested in finding someone who wants to do something particularly interesting with this wonderfully unusual bike.
SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS
One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.
Our favorite street in Ohrid.