whoever wrote this line needs to receive a medal
I will reblog this until my fingers bleed
maybe one day i will write something meaningful here. i need a place to write/share where i dont feel, strange while writing/posting things. ive started blogs here and there but usually end up abandoning them. i now also have an actual human follower, weeeeeee!!1
Things Cut in Half
Half Pics features pictures of all different types of items, both large and small, that have been halved in some way. Although most are not a work of complete precision, they are fun pictures. Its always interesting to see the “insides” of things. To see the rest of the collection, to go @halfpics on Twitter.
Seven Surprising Modern Staircases
Staircases can really make a house incredible. Although they are a necessity for moving among levels, they certainly don’t have to be boring. Each of the above featured staircases have an incredibly unique design, appearing to have personalities of their own. Some are practical, such as the bookshelf stairs, others improbable, like the black stairs that appear to be floating up to the next floor.
The urban areas of the Mid-Atlantic region are known for their recognizable architecture, particularly row houses. Entire city blocks, usually in poor and working class neighborhoods, are lined with these structures. But because of the continued lagging economy, many residents of these row houses who were unable to pay increased rents and property taxes were displaced into cheaper communities. The row houses disappear and new businesses, which can afford increased commercial rent, take over the area. This type of community transformation is known as “gentrification.”
Photographer Ben Marcin’s collection, Last House Standing, depicts a common sight — after the demolition of the lines of row houses, one last building sometimes remains, usually abandoned and eerily cut off from its surroundings. Marcin shot gorgeously minimalistic images of these buildings in Philadelphia, Camden, and Baltimore.
22 essential facts you need to know about the planet Earth
Here you will find a listing of essential facts about the planet earth, the home to all of humanity:
- Human Population of the Earth: 7,039,191,305 (estimated as of Sept. 14, 2012)
- World Population Growth: 1.092% - 2009 estimate (this means at the current rate of growth, the earth’s population will double in about 64 years)
- Countries of the World: 196
- Earth’s Circumference at the Equator: 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km)
- Earth’s Circumference Between the North and South Poles: 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km)
- Earth’s Diameter at the Equator: 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km)
- Earth’s Diameter at the Poles: 7,899.80 miles (12,713.5 km)
- Average Distance from the Earth to the Sun: 93,020,000 miles (149,669,180 km)
- Average Distance from the Earth to the Moon: 238,857 miles (384,403.1 km)
- Highest Elevation on Earth - Mt. Everest, Asia: 29,035 feet (8850 m)
- Tallest Mountain on Earth from Base to Peak - Mauna Kea, Hawaii: 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level) (10204 m; 4205 m)
- Point Farthest From the Center of the Earth - The peak of the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador at 20,561 feet (6267 m) is farthest from the center of the earth due to its location near the equator and the oblateness of the Earth.
- Lowest Elevation on Land- Dead Sea: 1369 feet below sea level (417.27 m)
- Deepest Point in the Ocean - Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, Western Pacific Ocean: 35,840 feet (10924 m)
- Highest Temperature Recorded: 134°F (56.7°C) - Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, July 10, 1913
- Lowest Temperature Recorded: -128.5°F (-89.2°C) - Vostok, Antarctica, July 21, 1983
- Water vs. Land: 70.8% Water, 29.2% Land
- Age of the Earth: 4.5 to 4.6 billion years
- Atmosphere Content: 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water
- Rotation on Axis: 23 hours and 56 minutes and 04.09053 seconds. But, it takes an additional four minutes for the earth to revolve to the same position as the day before relative to the sun (i.e. 24 hours).
- Revolution around Sun: 365.2425 days
- Chemical Composition of the Earth: 34.6% Iron, 29.5% Oxygen, 15.2% Silicon, 12.7% Magnesium, 2.4% Nickel, 1.9% Sulfur, and 0.05% Titanium