when u accidentally hurt ur friends feelings and they insist that its fine but u know it isnt
Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
Reblogging because I want this in my inventory
friendly reminder that trans people who choose not to update their gender on facebook to include their trans identity are still trans.
friendly reminder that trans people are not “lying” or “deceiving” anyone by selecting “female” or “male” without any qualifiers.
friendly reminder that trans people do not owe anyone a public declaration of their gender or trans-ness.
friendly reminder that trans people’s safety and wellbeing is always the first priority.
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
God, I’m just so happy Erica, Boyd and Cora left together for south america. I’m thrilled Boyd taught Erica to drive so she could get her license, and Cora refuses to learn so she makes them drive her everywhere. I love that they are in a beautiful polyamerous relationship and nothing bad ever happens to them ever again.