imafraidofgod:

basilton:

In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.

After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.

40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.

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First 27 to reblog get a birthday present

bronzedragon:

adanwen:

-January 27th is my birthday, so in honour of my reborn Lord of the Rings obsession and the hobbity birhtday traditions; for the first 27 people to reblog this (no likes!) I shall draw a chibi sketch of their favourite Lotr character (movie version, if not stated otherwise).

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Hooray! Also, this reminds me that I have a Follow Forever draft post I need to publish as my mathom to everyone else. :) 

And happy birthday! :)

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nevermoretogoastray:

girlsbydaylight:

manafromheaven:

omg

I’ve scrolled by this about four times now and I’ve known what’s coming for three times now.

And I still totally lost it every time.

Tony’s face in the third panel legitimately makes my day xD

who’s on his poster back there

yehehehe

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roundthegarden-likeateddybear:


I refuse to delete this message. REFUUUUSE.


BRINGING BACK THE PAST LIKE IT’S 1989

roundthegarden-likeateddybear:

I refuse to delete this message.
REFUUUUSE.

BRINGING BACK THE PAST LIKE IT’S 1989

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"Smoke"
My Deviantart

somebody takes these pringles away from MEASLFIOHAIOPZDCDMEEEE

askezioleo:

excuse you

askthebarkeep:

They all took some getting used to.

askthebarkeep:

They all took some getting used to.

anda02:

Epic Shove by *doubleleaf
“How Ezio teaches the recruits when they don’t have enough faith to do the leap.”

anda02:

Epic Shove by *doubleleaf

“How Ezio teaches the recruits when they don’t have enough faith to do the leap.”