I will always reblog this. It’s fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
holy fucking shit
I am now officially terrified of snakes.
I’ve never seen this. I think I’m sorry that I have.
forever reblog ….. this is amazing!
In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.
In the romantic atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe the girl’s face became an ideal of feminine beauty. The protagonist of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge writes, “The mouleur, whose shop I pass every day, has hung two plaster masks beside his door. [One is] the face of the young drowned woman, which they took a cast of in the morgue, because it was beautiful, because it smiled, because it smiled so deceptively, as if it knew.”
Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”
And all of this is in “Exodus” a short story in Chuck Palahniuk’s “Haunted.”
Its great. Go read it. And shit, he does his research.
part of me wants to wear leather jackets and red lipstick and be super sexy and break boys’ hearts but then I also want to wear sundresses and be sweet and cute and shy and giggly but a different part of me wants to be beautiful and smart and mysterious and another part of me just wants to sit in bed and watch netflix while I eat pizza
Which one wins?
I’m going to need some gum, a diamond, and a fire extinguisher.
Here’s where people are making their mistake: They’re going for the superglass instead of the metal that holds it.
Reason #356 why it’s actually a GOOD thing Tumblr users don’t leave their rooms
Is it a gif? Is it a jpeg? No one knows.
EVERY TIME I THINK IT’S NOT GONNA DO IT ANYMORE
IT FUCKING DOES IT AGAIN
READY TO FUCKING R I P M Y S O U L O U T
FUCK THIS SPAWN OF SATAN
WHAT IS THIS
WHAT IS THIS
IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE
ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE
oh. oh my god.
this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen
This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.
It’s a BOOKSTORE?!
Hover over the first letter of your first name.
SCREAMS I NEEDED THIS OMFG
How convenient that JK Rowling made Tom Marvolo Riddle equal I Am Lord Voldemort when it’s obviously supposed to be Mr. Tom, A Dildo Lover.
I’m 100% sure it was just George
Everyone loves an underdog. Especially one who is willing to go all the way… and keep going. Celebrate with Adrian as he finally lives the moment he’s been waiting for. #AmericaIsBeautiful
My class pretended to play dead.
Just as the Mayans predicted, the apocalypse came with the signal of a cough.
these middle schoolers read better than my high school honors english class
I REALLY HAVE TO REBLOG THIS IM SORRY THE FUCKING TEACHER
"STOP BEING DEAD RIGHT NOW"
the anticipation for this was amazing.