Me: Casually sings entire Les Misérables score.
science:

In-ear headphones were patented all the way back in 1891, when French engineer Ernest Mercadier invented his “bi-telephone”:

After extensive testing and optimization of telephone receivers, Mercadier was able to produce miniature receivers that weighed less than 1 3/4 ounces and were “adapted for insertion into the ear.” His design is an incredible feat of miniaturization and is remarkably similar to contemporary earbud headphones, down to the use of a rubber cover “to lessen the friction against the orifice of the ear… effectually close the ear to external sounds.”

Surely there’s a hip kickstarter waiting to happen in there somewhere.

science:

In-ear headphones were patented all the way back in 1891, when French engineer Ernest Mercadier invented his “bi-telephone”:

After extensive testing and optimization of telephone receivers, Mercadier was able to produce miniature receivers that weighed less than 1 3/4 ounces and were “adapted for insertion into the ear.” His design is an incredible feat of miniaturization and is remarkably similar to contemporary earbud headphones, down to the use of a rubber cover “to lessen the friction against the orifice of the ear… effectually close the ear to external sounds.”

Surely there’s a hip kickstarter waiting to happen in there somewhere.

jamietheignorantamerican:

excuse me, you identify as HETEROSEXUAL????? Uh. Don’t you know that word was MADE UP, by some German Journalist in the early 20th century in A LETTER????? I get you’re all trying to be “special snowflakes” but HETEROSEXUALITY. IS. NOT. REAL.

(via realhankhill)

sourcesforcourses:

German women training for the Luftwaffe

sourcesforcourses:

German women training for the Luftwaffe

(via wintersglory)

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

(via sovietunions)

did-you-kno:

Source
sovietpostcards:

by G. Renkov, 1977

sovietpostcards:

by G. Renkov, 1977

allthingseurope:

Val di Fassa, Italy (by cesco.pb)

allthingseurope:

Val di Fassa, Italy (by cesco.pb)

chrisjohndewitt:

Berlin 1990: Lindenstrasse re-opened. This part now renamed Axel-Springer-Strasse.

chrisjohndewitt:

Berlin 1990: Lindenstrasse re-opened. This part now renamed Axel-Springer-Strasse.

(via viaminsk)

Whenever I hear directors say they don’t watch their movies or they can’t watch their movies because all they see are the flaws and it’s just too painful, I feel soooo sorry for those people. How can you get up in the morning? How can you do what you do if you think your stuff is so shitty? If it was too painful to watch my movies, I wouldn’t make another one! I would just give up at some point! I just feel bad for them. I feel like their lives aren’t as enriched as they could be.

Proofreading is So Important

The French Resistance is the blanket title for a series of French resistance movements that fought against the Nazi occupation of France and the Vichy regime during WWII. In rural areas, the armed men and women were called Maquis. They practiced guerilla warfare and also were known to publish newspapers which ultimately helped the Allied Forces. Members came from different political and social backgrounds; the French Resistance was composed of anarchists, communists, priest, socialists, and many others. (x)

Photos: (x)(x)

humanoidhistory:

SPACESUIT ‘64 — NASA publicity photo from April 1964. The original caption reads: “The prototype hard suit, allowing increased mobility and constant volume atmosphere, was delivered to NASA in March 1964 for two months of evaluation testing.  A hard suit was proposed to MSC in 1963 by Litton Industries, Beverly Hills, Calif., for extended extra-vehicular use on the Lunar or planetary surfaces during advanced space flight programs.”

humanoidhistory:

SPACESUIT ‘64 — NASA publicity photo from April 1964. The original caption reads: “The prototype hard suit, allowing increased mobility and constant volume atmosphere, was delivered to NASA in March 1964 for two months of evaluation testing.  A hard suit was proposed to MSC in 1963 by Litton Industries, Beverly Hills, Calif., for extended extra-vehicular use on the Lunar or planetary surfaces during advanced space flight programs.”

(Source: stellar-views.com)