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I like to imagine that any time any of them make ridiculously high rolls with ridiculously high modifiers, Matt has a sit and a think about how overpowered he’s allowed these characters to get in some aspects. He takes a sip of whiskey every Thursday night when he gets home and stares in the corner and whispers “maybe they are gods” And then Marisha cackles in her sleep, dreaming of diving off cliffs in glee.


Nuraghe Arrubiu, Orroli, Sardinia

The Nuraghe Arrubiu is the most imposing monument of Sardinia and among the most majestic of all the European West. Its name means “Red Nuraghe” in the Sardinian language, which derives from its red lichen covering the basalt stonework of the buildings.

Construction began in the 14th century BC and continued on into the 12th century BC. The main structure of Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the few five-lobed nuraghi of Sardinia and stands out both for its considerable size and complex structure. It consists of a central tower surrounded by a five-lobed bastion and and a defensive wall with towers. The main tower originally reached a height of about 98 feet (30 m), making it one of the tallest structures in Bronze Age Europe.

The area covered by the whole site is roughly 9,842 square feet (3,000 m) and has large courtyards, stairs, entrances, hallways and domed rooms. The site seems to have been abandoned in the 9th century BC and repopulated again in the 2nd century BC by the Romans. It remained inhabited until the early Middle Ages.

These amazing 30 meter (98 foot) tall statues are known as The Kelpies. Andy Scott is the mind behind these gigantic horses. Construction began in June of 2013 and ended in October of 2013. The pair of statues currently stand in a park in Grangemouth, Scotland, and are made of about 600 tons of steel. The Kelpies are named after the mythical beast of the same name that lures humans to their death. According to Scott: “They stand testament to the achievements of the past, a tribute to artisanship and engineering and a proud declaration of intent for the future of Scotland.”


The soviet/russian Arktika/Арктика nuclear-powered ice breakers, the most numerous class of its kind, composed of 6 ships build from 1975 to 2007, with currently 4 active.

General characteristics:

Type: Icebreaker
Displacement: 23,000 t
Length: 148 m (486 ft) to 159 m (522 ft)
Beam: 30 m (98 ft)
Decks: 12
Installed power: Two OK-900 nuclear reactors (2 × 171 MW)
Propulsion: Nuclear-turbo-electric
Three shafts, 52 MW (combined)
Speed: 20.6 knots (38.2 km/h; 23.7 mph)
Endurance: 7.5 months
Complement: 138–200

supermodelindisguise  asked:

What's the biggest and smallest age gap between the duggar siblings and the bates siblings - as separate families?

Josh - 3/3/88

Zach - 12/30/88

Jana & John - 1/12/90

Michael - 1/23/90

Erin - 5/2/91

Jill - 5/17/91

Lawson - 7/27/92

Jessa - 11/4/92

Nathan - 8/29/93

Jinger - 12/21/93

Alyssa - 11/9/94

Joseph - 1/20/95

Tori - 12/20/95

Josiah - 8/28/96

Trace - 2/1/97

Joy - 10/28/97

Carlin - 4/11/98

Jed & Jer - 12/30/98

Josie Bates - 8/4/99

Jason- 4/21/00

Katie - 10/5/00

James - 7/7/01

Jackson Bates - 2/17/02

Justin - 11/15/02

Jackson Duggar- 5/23/04

Warden - 5/19/03

Isaiah - 10/16/04

Johannah - 10/11/05

Addee - 2/17/06

Ellie - 4/28/07

Jennifer - 8/2/07

Jordyn - 12/18/08

Callie - 8/2/09

Josie Duggar - 12/10/09

Judson - 9/15/10

Jeb - 2/1/12

Smallest Bates/Duggar age gap is Michael and Jana/John (13 days), though Jill and Erin are pretty close (15 days)!  

Smallest opposite sex age gap is Alyssa and Joe.

Biggest age gaps between numbers in the lineup counting by pregnancy, I think that’s Jenni and Addee (opposite sex would be Jason and Josiah opposite Josie and Tori; both are about 16 months apart; figuring it out exactly involves doing more math than I feel like :P )  If you count each twin separately you’ll get different results, obviously, but I feel like you get less of a real idea of how close or far apart the ages are that way. 

Closest gap between eligible Duggars and Bateses is…technically Josiah and Trace (or has he made it official with Campbell yet??), but realistically Jason and Katie ;)  Both overall and considering placement in the lineup, I think.

I hope that answered your question, because if it didn’t I just wasted some time :P


Amorpha brachycarpa, Leadplant, Leadplant amorpha, Downy indigo bush, Prairie shoestring, Buffalo bellows (Amorpha canescens).is a 30–90 cm (0.98–2.95 ft) tall perennial semi-shrub in the Pea family (Fabaceae) that is native to North America. It has very small purple flowers with yellow stamens[3] which are grouped in racemes. Depending on location, the flowers bloom from late June through mid-September. The compound leaves of this plant appear leaden (the reason for the common name “leadplant” due to their dense hairiness.Please note credits on flowers with shield bug.


Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovadomountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio. As a symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms, a symbol of peace, was chosen. Local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa designed the statue; it was sculpted by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski. Gheorghe Leonida contributed by portraying Jesus Christ’s face on the statue, which made him famous.

A group of engineers and technicians studied Landowski’s submissions and the decision was made to build the structure out of reinforced concrete (designed by Albert Caquot) instead of steel, more suitable for the cross-shaped statue. The outer layers are soapstone, chosen for its enduring qualities and ease of use. Construction took nine years, from 1922 to 1931 and cost the equivalent of US$250,000 ($3,300,000 in 2015). The monument was opened on October 12, 1931.During the opening ceremony, the statue was lit by a battery of floodlights turned on remotely by shortwave radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, stationed 5,700 miles (9,200 km) away in Rome.(x)


Tumblr, Hawai’i needs your support now more than ever.

Mauna Kea, one of our most sacred mountains, is under attack. Since the 70′s, telescopes have been built on its summit, destroying the ecosystem and sacred sites. Right now, there are 13 telescopes, and now, certain people want to build another one. Except this one will be 30 meters (98+ ft.) tall, and costing over $1.4 billion. Because of the mountain’s unstable surface, construction workers for the other telescopes have had to basically blow up certain areas and smooth it out to make it more stable. Mauna Kea is already over 40 feet (12 m) lower than before construction.

Even though many people were arrested after a series of peaceful protests, we are still fighting. Mauna Kea is sacred to our people, and it is not theirs to build on. This land is ancient and sacred, and it does not belong to the United States, or the State of Hawai’i.

So please, help and support our efforts to put an end to the construction by signing this petition - https://www.change.org/p/governor-david-y-ige-stop-tmt-construction-and-arrests-of-mauna-kea-protectors

catincootes  asked:

For the unusual asks thingy. 12, 25, 30, 61 :P, 93, 98,

thank you so much for asking!!!!

12: what size bed do you have? 

     what bed? i sleep on the floor.

25: what color socks are you wearing? 


30: whats your favorite candle scent? 

      vanilla i think.

61: have you ever peed in the woods? 

      ummm iiii….yes yes i have -_-

93: last thing you ate? 


98: favorite month? 

     i don’t really have a fav month. i used to but not anymore.


Fireworks, Music and Puppets in Flames: Welcome to Las Fallas

To see more of Juan Carlos’ photography, follow @jcarumu on Instagram. Discover inspiring moments from the festival in Valencia, Spain, by exploring #Fallas2016.

(This interview was conducted in Spanish.)

Giant wooden puppets, over-the-top gowns and a deafening storm of fire and gunpowder: welcome to Fallas, one of the biggest festivals in Spain, taking place this week in the Mediterranean city of Valencia. “There is smoke all over the streets from the fireworks,” Valencian student and Fallas lover Juan Carlos Ruiz (@jcarumu) says. “Thousands dance to the music of bands playing in every corner and stop at the traditional food stalls offering paella and churros con chocolate, a must during Fallas.” Local artisans spend months building the satiric ninots, puppets made of wood and papier-mâché that rise up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall. They will end up in flames during the night of La Cremà (which translates as “the burning”) to pay homage to the fire while welcoming the spring. “This is my favorite moment. It’s such a magical night,” Juan Carlos says. “The city is covered by the light of fireworks and flames.” #Fallas2016