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One of the greatest mysteries of the Himalayas is a small glacial lake named Roopkund. The lake is located in the Uttarakhand state of India, at an altitude of about 5,029 meters (16,499 feet). The area surrounding the lake is completely uninhabited and the water is a five day treacherous hike from civilization.

In 1942, Roopkund gained the name Skeleton Lake when over 500 human skulls, bones and artifacts were discovered surrounding and inside the ice. These human bones have baffled scientists for decades because historians don’t understand who these people were or what they were doing so high in the mountains.

In 2004, it was determined that the skulls contained severe head trauma. Based on this evidence it has been hypothesized that the people died from a sudden hailstorm. 

Probably the most remarkable discovery came after scientists conducted DNA tests on the bones, which proved to have a rich source of DNA material. The bodies were dated to AD 850. This date was 600 years earlier than initially reported.

Remarkably, the experts have found that the dead individuals belonged to two different teams. One team is marked by a shorter stature of the skeletons, while the other human bones are significantly taller. It remains unclear exactly who these people were.



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Orion Rising - Acropolis in Athens,GreeceTravel and see the world


Orion Rising - Acropolis in Athens,Greece

Travel and see the world

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Feeling saner these days. Been thinking about #friends and #people in general. #sane #100HappyDays #day50 Started #drawing again. #colorstudy #randomsketch


Feeling saner these days. Been thinking about #friends and #people in general. #sane #100HappyDays #day50 Started #drawing again. #colorstudy #randomsketch

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this literally gave me chills.

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

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"Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014

"By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s now how physics works."


this gives me life….

"Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.

39 seconds in and I reblogged it

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where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burnt.

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William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.


I love this shit. I love the mysticism and wonder comics and movies have on people. I love the absolute joy people have when they talk about how these small things made such a huge impact in them.

I recently went on tear about representation in comic books. To me, as a white kid, I grew up and all my heroes “looked like me”: Captain America, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Luke Skywalker. All of them. Kids of color didn’t get that. But then, in the twilight of my youth, came Miles Morales, a mixed race kid who took over for Peter Parker. And then Kamala Khan, the new Ms.Marvel of middle eastern descent. And now the realization has dawned on me that representation isn’t just for kids of color. It’s for white kids too. White kids deserve to see heroes who don’t look like them. They deserve to see heroes who reflect a real world; a not all-white one. I think there’s a general assumption that people, white readers, won’t gravitate towards these characters. That notion is entirely false. We do. People aren’t as different phobic as you think. I’ve got plenty of heroes who look like me, so when I see Miles or Kamala (or the long forgotten Aryana…look that shit up kids), I’m finally presented with a character who reflects other parts of my life: my friends, my neighbors. And the honest to God thought of a white kid dressed up as Peter Parker and a black kid dressed up as Miles Morales together. THAT’s a tear jerker.

It matters to me, a white kid (now white adult), because if I had grown up with these characters, maybe my world view would have been expanded. To be frank, maybe I would have grown with less ignorant prejudice based on stereotypes. It really, really matters for all people; not just “the other” people. 

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We choose to watch JFK’s historic 1962 speech setting us on a course for the moon not because it is Friday, but because it is awesome (and because I just found it on YouTube).

Transcript jam-packed with quotables here.

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The Doctors By Alice X Zhang

Yooo guys, prints are now available at Big Chief Studios! (There’s a bundle deal for the small gift editions, and each print has a bigger limited edition size as well.) Thank you all so much for your support, it means a lot! :)

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