in this life, there are nothing but possibilities.

Apr 23
riseofthefallenone:

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together

Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency. It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use. This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.TL;DR: It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

how romantic

o man imagine how things might have been different if it hadn’t gone extinct though? if all of history had access to birth control??? SILPHIUM AU i’m gonna write this down

riseofthefallenone:

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together


Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.

The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.

It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.

This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.

TL;DR:
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

how romantic

o man imagine how things might have been different if it hadn’t gone extinct though? if all of history had access to birth control??? SILPHIUM AU i’m gonna write this down

(via aggpo)


Apr 22
the dog at this house likes to sleep under blankets and she gets cranky if you lift them up to take a picture

the dog at this house likes to sleep under blankets and she gets cranky if you lift them up to take a picture


Apr 19

amy-rory-melody:

vaginaboiwithabowtie:

Dobby’s first and last words.

You know what fuck this gifset

(via losttoysintheattic)


theghostofyourliess:

Men’s Rights Activists

theghostofyourliess:

Men’s Rights Activists

(via selkielass)


Apr 18

hyclropump:

sexting for the first time like

image

(via cosmic-nine-year-old)


(via cum-fraiche)


Flawless Human Beings » Gina Torres » Gina Torres Alphabet

N → nice try…but no
"It’s the age of celebrity. It’s the age of social media. But for we old school girls who don’t want to show up at every single event just ‘cause… I don’t tweet–I have nothing to say. I’m not on Facebook. I mean it sounds like I have plenty to say, but that’s to people who I’m in a room with. I’m not that interesting, and the rest is none of your business." - Gina Torres

(via alcoholicgifts)




Apr 17

decibelsandpaperbacks:

This week on Tumblr:

It’s a metaphor. You’re a metaphor. I’m a metaphor. Your keybord is a metaphor. Everything is a metaphor. The universe is turning into one giant metaphor on a molecular scale. Run. It’s too late.

(via politicallyinactive)


Apr 15

i am watching the latest episode of hannibal at a volume loud enough to drown out the game of thrones episode in the other room and i am realizing that i should have watched the entire series at this volume

because the score and the ambient noise have me on the edge of panic and i love it


Apr 13
mitch-the-snow-prince:

Someone had to draw this exact frame.

mitch-the-snow-prince:

Someone had to draw this exact frame.

(via cosmic-nine-year-old)



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