♫ April 8, 2014 ♫

awkwardsituationist:

quimmiq is the inuktituk word for the canadian eskimo dog (canis familiaris borealis), which after four thousand years in canada’s arctic faces imminent extinction, in large part due to a policy of eradication by the royal canadian mounted police meant to force the inuit into government settlement. brian ladoon, whose dogs we see here near churchill, manitoba, has been breeding quimmiq for over forty years and is largely responsible for maintaining the species.

so it was with much trepidation that brian noticed a group of polar bears, who eat quimmiq, approaching his dogs one day in 1992. though most of his dogs became quite defensive, one of them playfully ventured up to a polar bear and the two got on like old firends. every year since, the polar bears will stop by ladoon’s place to play with the dogs on their way to the newly iced over hudson bay.

these photos were taken by famed arctic photographer norbert rosing, who just happened to be with brian on that day in 1992. the canadian eskimo dog is still on the verge of extinction, with estimates of three hundred or less left. "the last dogs of winter" is a 2011 documentary on brian ladoon’s efforts

♫ April 7, 2014 ♫
bag-of-dirt:

French children surround a U.S. Army soldier as he lets them rummage through his rucksack for sweets following the U.S. victory of the Battle of Carentan and the liberation of the village from German forces. Carentan, Manche, Lower Normandy, France. 15 June 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

French children surround a U.S. Army soldier as he lets them rummage through his rucksack for sweets following the U.S. victory of the Battle of Carentan and the liberation of the village from German forces. Carentan, Manche, Lower Normandy, France. 15 June 1944.

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nighthiccstridfury:

CHE BELLI!!!!! <3<3<3

mediumaevum:

Don’t forget - it’s Hug a medievalist day!
image: Temptation of Christ. The Fouquet Missal, 1470-75

mediumaevum:

Don’t forget - it’s Hug a medievalist day!

image: Temptation of Christ. The Fouquet Missal, 1470-75

starfleetrambo:

from the original “DoYaThing” storyboard by Jamie Hewlett (pls do not remove source)

this is the greatest thing I have ever seen tbh ;v;

talesofwar:

A dramatic action shot&#160;: the gunner of a German He 111 bomber hits the wing of an attacking Hurrican fighter. The entire wing falls off in half of a second.

talesofwar:

A dramatic action shot : the gunner of a German He 111 bomber hits the wing of an attacking Hurrican fighter. The entire wing falls off in half of a second.

fox-rain:

anaeolist:

whenever i get into ANYTHING we all know it’s t - 10 until there’s a trek crossover

Aw, this is so cute!And so so true. Every time something would happen in the novel and King Louis and Cardinal would go “oh, THOSE again.”
XDD

fox-rain:

anaeolist:

whenever i get into ANYTHING we all know it’s t - 10 until there’s a trek crossover

Aw, this is so cute!
And so so true. Every time something would happen in the novel and King Louis and Cardinal would go “oh, THOSE again.”

XDD

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

by Renee Nault on Tumblr

♫ April 6, 2014 ♫
destroyed-and-abandoned:

WWII landing craft on Agattu Island, Aleutians. Melinda Webster photograph. Link to more abandoned Gulf of Alaska in comments.
Rowls:


The photographer traveled through the Aleutians by boat, going ashore by kayak. Her photos, which are impressive, include several more wrecks, and a fair amount of general WWII Japanese occupation debris. See her work here.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

WWII landing craft on Agattu Island, Aleutians. Melinda Webster photograph. Link to more abandoned Gulf of Alaska in comments.

Rowls:

The photographer traveled through the Aleutians by boat, going ashore by kayak. Her photos, which are impressive, include several more wrecks, and a fair amount of general WWII Japanese occupation debris. See her work here.

reparations:

publiuss:

Introducing the “What the Hell is Up With This FUCKING Bear and Why is He in So Many Photos With Nazis" masterpost.

The ‘Steiff’ bear suit was rather common in war-time Germany. Costumes were provided by Steiff to promote “Eiskalt" Fanta soft drinks at the front. Ever wonder where the origin of the Ice and Coca Cola bears came from? Here you go. Max Keith was the man who invented Fanta. The war had essentialy isolated the German branch of the Coca-Cola company from from the rest of the world. Thus, the only way that Keith could communicate with the companies headquarters was through Coca-Cola’s Switzerland company.  With Keith  unable to acquire necessary ingredients for making the popular ‘Coke’ soda, he had to come up with something else. What he came up with is what we now call Fanta. It is called that because when telling his employees to let their imaginations (”fantasies” in German) run wild and the “Fanta” name stuck. 

Side note… labeling photos of Germans as “Nazis" just furthers ignorant stereotypes and guilt by association. You think these toddlers were members of the National Socialist party…? Hell even Max Keith, the founder of Fanta and the reason these pictures exist, refused to join the NSDAP! 

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