it is weird

Scientists found cosmic dust on city rooftops for the first time. 500 grains of 4.6 billion-year-old cosmic dust were identified after filtering nearly 700 lbs of sludge from gutters in Oslo, Paris, and Berlin. We’ve known since the 1940s that cosmic dust constantly falls through the atmosphere, but no one has actually been able to locate it until now. Source

The roofs of Paris are cosmic dust collectors:


People are always saying omg, Yuuri can pole dance? And yeah, it’s surprising at all, but why hasn’t anyone asked where the hell Yuuri learned to break dance? Like really, he can ice skate, he can do ballet, and now you’re telling me he can break dance. Where did he find time for all of this!? Didn’t he have school or something? Also Bonus #1: Is it just me or was Yuuri the lead in the dance with him and Victor ;). Bonus #2: part A:Yuri’s concentrated looks are just too cute, and part B: Looks like he didn’t even need ballet lessons, he could do a perfect arabesque already. Thank you for listening to my rambling.

Norwegian culture funfact for SKAM lovers

While waiting for tonight’s episode, here’s an excuse to rewatch your fav scenes listening for them saying -a or -et in the end of words.

Do it while pretending to be a linguist instead of slowly going insane.

Isak and Even speak different dialects.
Even speaks the west side/posh dialect, and Isak the downtown/east side dialect.

The differences are old. The west side dialect developed in the 1700-1800s as the spoken language of the Danish influenced economic, cultural/intellectual and political elite. Norway was in a colony with Denmark for 400ish years, until 1814. Language is identity and power, so the elite stuck to Norwegianised Danish.

The east side/downtown dialect is the original Norwegian dialect from the area. It share it’s particular language traits with many of the other Norwegian dialects. As late as the early 1700s, everybody used it, including the elite. The elite changed it’s language after the University of Copenhagen switched from Latin to Danish as the spoken language in lectures.

There are several distinctions, here are some “easy” ones:

1.Feminine nouns. The west side dialect originally had no female gender nouns, but the last 50 years have changed it a bit, and the a-ending is spreading slowly.

2. Past tense verbs in the “kasta” verb class. I thought the posh dialect was spreading or at least not changing, so I was surprised to hear Even say “passa” instead of “passet” in 2:10.

3. The auxillary verb “skal” pronounced with or without /l/.

Isak Even (english)

1. N.
morra moren (the mother)
natta natta/natt'n (the night)
boka boka (the book)

2. V.
nakka snakket (spoke)
klikka klikket (snapped/?)
gira giret (being up for it/geared up)
sjekka sjekket (checked)
tegna tegnet (drew)
passa passa (look after/keeping an eye on)

3. Aux.v
ska skal/ska (shall/will)

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