George Caddy :: Four high: in this tricky move, which puts a lot of pressure on the bearer at the bottom, the guy in front watching is no idle bystander. His job is to act as ‘spotter’, helping with the formation of the stunt and catching the top balancer if the whole thing collapses. Tim Holman acts as ‘spotter’ for Eve Holman, Max Stewart and Vic Whitehead, supported by bearer Alf Stanbrough. American gymnasts call this a 'triple holdout’. Bondi Beach, Australia, 1930’s


Fareeha steps onto the mats and easily catches the staff that Angela tosses towards her. “Please don’t hold back, Ranger Ziegler,” she says, and spins the staff in one hand.

Inspired by another really good pharmercy fic recommended to me, 
Equilibrium by caesurae @gravehelm


How flat can a planet be?

“So how close could we actually get to a flat planet? One strategy would be to take a solid slab of material – stone, steel, or something even harder like diamond or graphene – and build the largest flat disk you could. If you used conventional materials like this, you could create a thin, flat disk many hundreds of kilometers in radius that was stable. In other words, you could make a flat world that was larger than any object in our asteroid belt, and possibly even nearly the size of our Moon.”

We have some pretty good definitions of what it takes to be a planet, and one part of that definition is that a world needs to be massive enough to pull itself into hydrostatic equilibrium. In the absence of external forces and rotation, that means it will be a perfect sphere. But what about if you allow the other forces to come into play? In addition to the many interesting features you’ll get, one of them is a flattening of your world. So that brings up the question of how flat a planet could possibly be? This isn’t just theory; our own Solar System has a great example that you’ll want to see for yourself!

The world may be very close to a perfect sphere, but not all worlds are. Come find out the science of why!

George Caddy :: ‘Beachobatics’. The Graham gymnasts doing a six-man ground pyramid (from left to right, top row) Wal Balmus, Frank Cottier and Max Stewart hand-balance off Vic Whitehead and Jack Goldberg (face obscured), all supported by bearer Alf Stanbrough, Bondi Beach, Australia, 1936

src: State Library of New South Wales

When people say: “Her body, her choice”, I can’t stop thinking how UNFAIR and SELFISH it is toward the partner. I agree with it if BOTH agree, or in cases of rape, or again, if she is left alone.
But if the partner (who contributed to the child’s creation) WANTS to have the baby, you can’t say “My body, my choice”. Of course it’s your body. But what’s inside it’s not only yours. She doesn’t have to be a mother, if she doesn’t want or if she’s not ready, but abortion means taking off the father’s voice, desires, hopes…
It’s just not right.
I remember, when I was 16, I had a friend older than me. He told me his girlfriend aborted, though he truly wanted the child and, because of that, he fell in depression and started with drugs.

Why am I sharing it? Because no one seems to care about men voices in these days. I’ll give you a news: they have feelings too and can break too.
I’m for EQUALITY but what we have is either patriarchy or feminazi. There is no equilibrium.