imawanchor:

you know ive hit quality blogging when i post a picture of 16 vicars riding on oblivion 

imawanchor:

you know ive hit quality blogging when i post a picture of 16 vicars riding on oblivion 

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sexadvicegoddess:

sarcasticlittlefuckk:

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I am crying I love this too much

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A Standing Dissected Man, Posterior View, with Separate Sections of the Brain
by Jacques-Fabien Gautier D’Agoty
Date painted: 1764/1765
Oil on canvas , 203 x 65 cm
Collection: Wellcome Library

centuriespast:

A Standing Dissected Man, Posterior View, with Separate Sections of the Brain

by Jacques-Fabien Gautier D’Agoty

Date painted: 1764/1765

Oil on canvas , 203 x 65 cm

Collection: Wellcome Library

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sassygayklavierspieler:

napofjustice:

megapaasaa:

we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.
The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 
Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.
To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.
Bonus:
The world turned upside down.
Who says North is up?

This is important.

Winkel-Tripel FTW!

http://xkcd.com/977/

sassygayklavierspieler:

napofjustice:

megapaasaa:

we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.

The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

image

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

image

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 

Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.

To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.

Bonus:

This is important.

Winkel-Tripel FTW!

http://xkcd.com/977/

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centuriespast:

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Laurentian Library
1530
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Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

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centuriespast:

Aubrey BeardsleyEnglish, 1872 - 1898
The Woman in the Moon (frontispiece), #2,
Woodcut on Japanese vellum, 8.875 x 6.125
Anonymous Gift
Bell Gallery

centuriespast:

Aubrey Beardsley
English, 1872 - 1898
The Woman in the Moon (frontispiece), #2,
Woodcut on Japanese vellum, 8.875 x 6.125
Anonymous Gift
Bell Gallery

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offbeatchina:

A Chinese middle school history teacher draws a world map on blackboard in min

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greuze:

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)The Roses of Heliogabalus (Detail)Oil on canvas, 1888

greuze:

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)
The Roses of Heliogabalus (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 1888

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