A Bit of Attic Salt

hijerking:

me after 82 failed selfie attempts

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itsthelesbiana:

Nothing scars you more than the negative shit your own parents tell you.

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

asexualfactoftheday:

Submitted by meowth13.
[#477. Asexuals are the 1%.]

asexualfactoftheday:

Submitted by meowth13.

[#477. Asexuals are the 1%.]

bxnjamxn:

2 SECONDS TO REBLOG COULD SAVE A LIFE

bxnjamxn:

2 SECONDS TO REBLOG COULD SAVE A LIFE

The Avengers

It’s really not that hard to tell actors from their characters

polyturtles:

artactually:

Like, this is Loki

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And this is Tom. They have different colored hair.

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This is Castiel

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And this is Misha. They wear different clothes.

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This is Tony Stark

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And this is Robert Downey Jr. They have different names.

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Simple

Actually, don’t forget that Tony Stark is about half a foot taller. RDJ is a tiny tiny man and it’s hilarious.

corpseandrobert:

roselastrider:

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I wore this to school today???/?yeah pretty cute but then after school when I was doing my chores my parents started calling me frauline and I was confused as to why but then I realized 

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smh

you have achieved the universal human goal of looking like julie andrews

foxheartx:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.

foxheartx:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.

tankenabard:

kmckayhi:

Corny jokes will be the death of me

"And they’d both like to give you some feedback"

tankenabard:

kmckayhi:

Corny jokes will be the death of me

"And they’d both like to give you some feedback"

badwolfnobiscuit:

Feeling pleased with myself.
I was in a shopping centre, waiting for my mum, and I had this idea. I ran into this clothes shop and said to the assistant
“Excuse me, what year is this?”
And she was like,
“2014, are you OK?”
So I went
“YES! IT WORKED! WE DID IT!”…

phosphorescentt:

septemberism94:

why test on animals when there are prisons full of rapists

because the prisons aren’t actually full of rapists

the rapists run free and the prisons are full of people charged with weed possession