According to a 2015 YouGov poll, 28% of Americans have a “somewhat unfavorable view of Islam,” and 27% have a “very unfavorable view.” But 87% of Americans have never visited a mosque and an overwhelming majority don’t know a single Muslim individual. Here are some facts to debunk the misconceptions about Islam.
About 150,000 years ago, a Neanderthal
fell into a cave well and got stuck. After
the ‘Altamura Man’ died, his body was
slowly covered in calcite, which caused
his skeleton to fuse with the cave and
eventually provided the oldest sample
of Neanderthal DNA ever obtained. SourceSource 2
Researchers reconstructed a hyper-realistic model of his face and body…
…and the high-quality genome sequence was taken from this small toe bone.
The Yeomen Warders are the ceremonial
guardians of the Tower of London. The
reason why we call them ‘Beefeaters’
hasn’t been formally defined, but it’s
most likely because, centuries ago, part
of their daily payment was a sizeable
chunk of beef. Source
Just a reminder that Dan Harmon himself, Co-Creator of Rick and Morty, is, in fact, Autistic and has spoken before about how its influenced his characters, the importance of accurately representing Autism in said characters, and being aware of which of his characters have been “claimed,” so to speak, by the Autistic community and how he consciously makes a concentrated effort to not misrepresent or disappoint us.
Just, you know, for those of you who feel angry or uncomfortable at the thought of your faves (hint: Rick and Morty, but especially Morty) being perceived as Autistic. Just some Food For Thought™. Just—just a Memo Note on your dash. He isn’t Bigfoot, folks, that link is in high quality and Right Up There ↑ . All the proof you need. And I’m just handin’ it out for free. Free of charge, no payment necessary, no shipping and handling fees. Watch it.