Do not miss this!!!: Nasa’s black marble (***if you don’t go fullscreen, you’re missing out. 3rd orange button from the right***).
The nighttime view of Earth was made possible by the “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite. VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as gas flares, auroras, wildfires, city lights, and reflected moonlight. In this case, auroras, fires, and other stray light have been removed to emphasize the city lights.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC
via scienceisbeautyThis is absolutely beautiful in the most bittersweet way. Although our nighttime “black marble” is truly a beauty from orbit, the light pollution produced by this seemingly harmless illumination is a reflection of our still noticeable adolescence as an obtrusive species.
Prince Tavish and Princess Jane: the epic love saga
not pictured: Jane kicking the door in, putting the shoe in his foot and carrying the prince to the sunset
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ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
In an IQ test he scored 141, bettering the Prime Minister and US President by a full 10 points.
Now Adam has become the youngest member of Mensa, the society for the brainiest two per cent of people in the world.
The toddler was invited to join the elite group after demonstrating an ability to read Shakespeare and understand Japanese, Spanish and French.
He stunned parents Dean and Kerry-Ann Kirby by spelling 100 words and mastering both his times tables and the periodic table of chemical elements.
Dean, a 33-year-old IT consultant from Mitcham, South London, said: “Adam’s abilities are outstanding. While most children are just learning to stand up or crawl, Adam was reading books. His development was mind-blowingly quick.
“We used to show him cards with the words hippopotamus and rhinoceros on them and he could identify the right animals most of the time.”
We look forward to Adam joining and expect him to have a very bright future
Adam’s IQ of 141 – just four shy of the Genius category – compares with the average Briton’s score of 100.
At two years five months, Adam is the youngest boy to join Mensa.
Only Elise Tan-Roberts, from London, who is now six, was younger, joining at two years four months.
Mensa CEO John Stevenage said: “We look forward to Adam joining and expect him to have a very bright future.”
1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
4. Bonnie and Clyde
6. It’s a Wonderful Life
7. Mean Streets
8. The Gold Rush
10. Gone With the Wind
11. King Kong
12. The Searchers
13. Annie Hall
15. Blue Velvet
16. Singin’ in the Rain
17. Seven Samurai