north of the 48

Anyone who lives around California especially in the East Bay, if you have information, please contact Benicia PD. Thank you so much.

We just want him home safe and sound.

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(via Thornton-Le-Dale North Yorkshire | by Richard Gregory 48 | Flickr)

Traveling Vocabulary

1. 비행기 = airplane
2. 기차 = train
3. 배 = ship
4. 버스 = bus
5. 지하철 = subway
6. 택시 = taxi
7. 공항 = airport
8. 국제 공항 = international airport
9. 버스 터미날 = bus terminal
10. 기차역 = train station
11. 지하철역 = subway station
12. 버스 정류장 = bus stop
13. 관세 = customs
14. 시설 = facilities
15. 출입국 관리소 = immigration office
16. 매표소 = ticket booth
17. 철도 = railway
18. 호텔 = hotel
19. 유스호스텔 = youth hostel
20. 입구 = entrance
21. 출구 = exit
22. 승치권 = ticket
23. 여권 = passport
24. 탑승권 = boarding pass
25. 출발지 = department point
26. 도착지 = destination
27. 환전소 = foreign exchange
28. 거스름돈 = change (money)
29. 미국 달라 = U.s dollar
30. 요금 = fare
31. 착륙 = landing
32. 이륙 = take off
33. 사업차 = on buiness
34. 휴가차 = on vacation
35. 짐 = luggage
36. 왕복으로 = round trip

37. 오다 = to come
38. 쇼핑하다 = to shop
39. 구경하다 = to sightsee
40. 날다 = to fly
41. 여행하다 = to travel

42. 한국 = Korea
43. 대한민국 = South Korea
44. 북한 = North Korea
45. 미국 = America/ U.S
46. 호주 = Australia
47. 캐나다 = Canada
48. 중국 = China
49. 프랑스 = France
50. 독일 = Germany
51. 인도 = India
52. 일본 = Japan
53. 멕시코 = Mexico
54. 태국 = Thailand
55. 러시아 = Russia
56. 영국 = England
57. 오스트리아 = Austria

A-Z Tag
I was tagged by @highladyofidris thank you!
A - Age: 18, just had my birthday in March
B - Birthplace: Town north of Chicago, Illinois
C - Current Time: 6:48 PM
D - Drink You Had Last: Water lol
E - Easiest Person To Talk to: My three best friends
F - Favourite Song: Too many, but a new favorite is Last Young Renegade by All Time Low
G - Grossest Memory: It’s not too gross to me but when I projectile vomited all over my bathroom when I reacted badly to the Vicodin when I got my wisdom teeth out
H - Horror Yes Or No: I’m always a slut for a horror movie
I - In Love? Yeah right
J - Jealous Of People? Sometimes, but not often
K - Killed Someone? I think about it but no
L - Love at First Sight or Should I Walk Past Again? Wat
M - Middle Name: Christine
N - Number of Siblings: A single older sister
O - One Wish: Not have to worry about the future of this country, or how much debt me and my parents will be in when me and my sister are done with school
P - Person I Called Last: My mom
Q - Question You’re Always Asked: “Why(are you like this)?
R - Reason to Smile: Me frens and dogs and books
S - Song You Last Sang: Pentatonix’s cover of Hallelujah
T - Time You Woke Up: 7 am for the joyous world of high school
U - Underwear Color: Invisible
V - Vacation: UK, Hungary, lots of places in Europe
W - Worst Habit: Speaking before I think
X - Xrays: Chest when I had pneumonia at five and spine twice, when I was a freshman and hurt my back and again last year I think when I re-injured it
Y - Your Favourite Food: Rice o Roni
Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries

I tag @robin-goodfellow @violetsmilestoomuch and @phanicornundertherainbow if they haven’t been tagged!

0:48
Let’s go watch Uncle Iroh destroy everybody with his general skills!
1:04
We getting another Katara fight already? Damn though we were gonna wait like 10 episodes to see another Katara fight to be honest since her vs Pakku was just amazing
1:11
Yeah.. I should’ve expected that fight to be short lived
1:25
Damn Katara, you’ve been busy. Can we get a Katara vs Aang now?
1:32
Faster than Aang? Also where the hell is he?
1:42
But “The Waterbending Scroll” it.. ehh fuck it Aang is still gonna beat Ozai in the end either way
1:53
Ayy Katara vs Aang!
2:01
What? That was pretty.. (hehe) COOL!
2:09
Nope it’s literally just a village next to a Fire Nation’s ship.
2:29
“Good friend” If I could, I would show the picture of you covered in snot..
2:35
This is what happens when you lie about Papa Arrow. Let this be a lesson to you Sokka.
2:37
Yes Papa Arrow, torture the poor boy with you tongue powers!
2:50
Sokka, you didn’t have to say “yip yip” that seductively.
3:08
Where’s her necklace?
3:23
Black Snow? Well shit.
3:25
The fucking Fire Nation that’s what!
3:58
Why though? Is soot suppose to weaken the waterbenders powers?
4:07
Oh wait it’s just the engine or something?
4:41
Ba Sing what now?
5:33
Who the hell are you marrying anyways?
6:34
Nah it’s fine. Sokka’s got that nice plot armor behind him
7:05
So Aang’s gonna get involved when the Fire Nation gets in?
7:21
Wait. That was the pose Aang does at the end of the intro.. Shit about to get real
7:36
Well that was easy
8:05
Aang, there are like 50 warships out there
8:25
Oh huh they just sent out 1 warship for battle for now

Bonne Anniversaire, Monsieur Foucault!

Today is the birthday of Jean Foucault, born in 1821 to a publisher in Paris.  In addition to defining and inventing the Foucault pendulum, Foucault is credited with naming the gyroscope.  But first, the pendulum.  Since the time of Galileo who defined the laws governing the motion of pendulums, but Foucault was the first to use the pendulum to show the rotation of the earth independent of celestial observation.  Before he was thirty he devised an experiment to measure the speed of light.  Today he is known more for the pendulum that bears his name than any of his other achievements.  The word pendulum is a New Latin neuter of the noun pendulus meaning hanging down from the verb pendere meaning to hang.

Animation of a Foucault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris (48°52’ North), with the Earth’s rotation rate greatly exaggerated. The green trace shows the path of the pendulum bob over the ground (a rotating reference frame), while the blue trace shows the path in a frame of reference rotating with the plane of the pendulum.

GIF of the motion of a Foucault pendulum relative to the motion of the earth courtesy Nbrouard, used with permission under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

Take a look at the $3,360 USD a night Polynesian resort where Pippa Middleton is honeymooning

If it’s good enough for Barack Obama, it’s good enough for newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. 

Media reports are rife that the socialite sibling to the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is honeymooning on the Polynesian paradise Tetiaroa, north of Tahiti – a paradise retreat that has also hosted the former US president. 

The newlyweds will stay at The Brando, a luxury eco-retreat named after the island’s late, former owner Marlon Brando. 

And at €3,000 a night ($3,360 USD), you can bet the couple won’t be vacationing with regular riffraff who have to price-check their hotel room rate. 

Located 30 miles (48 km) north of Tahiti, the private atoll of Tetiaroa is accessible by a 20-minute plane ride and is comprised of a dozen islets which encircle a ludicrously turquoise lagoon. 

Each of the 35 deluxe villas come with a private beach area and plunge pool and is designed to reflect the local Polynesian culture. 

The couple will dine on Polynesian and French cuisine, conceived by the Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin, who helms Le Grand Vefour in Paris. 

When Brando arrived to the island for the filming of his 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” he was immediately seduced by both the paradisiacal setting, and his lead actress Tarita Teriipaia, whom he would later marry. 

Brando would go on to buy the island in 1967 where he settled down and dreamed of creating a self-sustaining, carbon neutral luxury retreat which would preserve the island’s natural beauty and biodiversity. 

The resort is cooled using deep seawater air-conditioning while half its power comes form renewable solar energy. The balance of energy comes from a biofuel thermal power station fueled by coconut oil. 

Activities on the island include snorkeling, paddle kayaking, Polynesian canoeing, scuba diving, tennis, biking, and guided tours by naturalists. 

The couple is expected to spend a week at the resort.

ORGANISATION: Mind Palace Series Part 1/?

A mind palace is to memory as Google is to the internet. You don’t search the internet through Google, you search for information through Googles massive index of the internet. If there isn’t something in the index then nothing but a runtime error code comes up. Imagine your memory as a bunch of tiny dots. There are millions of these tiny dots, but lets pretend there’s only 10. Now make connections between the dots that are associated to each other. Well anything could be associated to just about anything else if you think about it, and there’s so many ways in which things could be connected, you’d end up a huge writhing mass of lines rather than dots. Now try to find something specific and important in that cluster. Sure the connections may lead you to what you want, but they may also lead you in the opposite direction.

How does Google fix this problem? They send out spiders which find everything to do with your search, then each piece of data is criticised using a set of questions about the information. Half a second later you have a set of search results which best fit what you’re looking for. A mind palace can be the same way through training.

There is a large difference a regular brain and a catalogued brain. If you make and maintain a mind palace, you’ll be affecting the Hippocampus (the part of your brain which deals with both memory and spatial reasoning). Normally, memory would look like a large intuitive cluster of dots with unlimited connections. With a mind palace, however, it would look almost the same, except that large cluster would be a bunch of smaller clusters with a single connection going to the centre of each one. It would be organised and easy to navigate. Basically you’d be looking at a giant, intuitive, interactive table of contents of your memory.

For example, my mind palace, which is based on a system I created originating from computer coding languages ,basic mnemonic devices, and the Method of Loci, has four main clusters which further breaks down:

CONTACTS (People)
LOCATIONS (Places)
INVENTORY (Things)
LIBRARY (Concepts and ideas)


Contacts breaks down into eight subgroups:

  • Acquaintances
  • Family
  • General Friends
  • Close Friends
  • Best Friends
  • Mentors
  • Colleagues
  • Enemies


Locations breaks down into six subgroups:

  • Europe (51)
  • Africa (54)
  • Asia (48)
  • Australia/Oceania (15)
  • North America (23)
  • South America (15)


Inventory is directly related to Locations so any items are organised by their location. Inventory has it’s own subgroups (such as environment, food, or office) but all possible subgroups completely depends on your Locations.


Library breaks down into my adapted version of the Dewey Decimal System. It’s in a palace based on many of my favourite libraries and book stores, which breaks down into thirteen floors, one for each subgroup:

  • A - Attic (Holds most important items and a log of recent actions throughout the entire palace. This is the brain, per se, of it).
  • 9 - History and Geography
  • 8 - Literature
  • 7 - The Arts
  • 6 - Applied Sciences
  • 5 - Natural Sciences
  • 4 - Maths
  • 3 - Languages
  • 2 - Social Sciences
  • 1 - Philosophy and Religion
  • G - Ground (Holds general knowledge and logs of all actions that happen within floors 1 through 9).
  • B - Basement (Holding place out of the natural set of paths for information without a place to go yet).
  • L - Locked (Holds all locked sub-palaces that fall under the Library palace. Locked items are suppressed from both the conscious and subconscious mind. If executed properly, you could virtually lock away entire sections of your memory of events and plan for them to surface at a specific time. I will talk all about locked palaces in its own post about how bad they are for you, how useful they are for passing interrogations, and how they are triggered by specific sequences of differing stimuli).


Mind palaces can be formatted in any way you like. You could make it look and feel like Tumblr if you like (which I will talk about when I make a post on Palace Platforms). There’s really no wrong way to do it as long as you follow the basic fundamentals which make it a mind palace by the technicalities of the definitions and origins.

0:48
Let’s get started with Chapter 20! Okay let’s recap for a moment. Aang and the crew FINALLY made it to the Northern Water Tribe, Sokka got a crush on the Princess, Katara had an amazing fight against Master Pakku, Admiral Zhao is gonna destroy the Northern Water Tribe’s city, and Zuko took Aang while he was going to the Spirit World. Alright let’s begin!
1:32
That was fast
2:28
Ayy It’s Roku!
3:37
But you’re Roku! Why not give Aang a little help with this “Face Stealer”?
3:44
Why can’t you do it? You barely speak with emotion in the first place.
4:20
SISTER? Is is that girl from the flashback in “The Storm”? (Don’t answer that)
4:30
Dammit Zuko stop making me sad again. Give this man a damn redemption arc already.
5:25
Remove the moon? That’s fucking stupid.
5:34
…….Why reveal who you are BEFORE you stab Zhao?
5:46
What? Wait does this have something to do with Iroh seeing spirits?
6:12
But who? (I swear if Katara is somehow involved with this)
6:22
Huh!? But how can he see spirits?
6:55
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
7:34
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK (again)
9:30
So he knows Zhao’s gonna try to kill them?
9:53
What…?!
10:01
NO YOU FUCKING IDIOT
10:24
Wait are you the exact same Panda from before?
11:18
HE KNOWS

Two nights ago, I had the absolute Pleasure of seeing Sondre Lerche ( @lerchesondre ) live in concert. As a humble prairie Canadian, I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to see him perform. He was down to earth, hilarious, and of course the music was phenomenal. It was a small intimate crowd and I was up right by the stage. The icing on the cake was meeting him and the band after the show. (Also the band was great– two of his regular musicians couldn’t get work visas for the North American tour leg so the folks we saw had 48 hours to learn everything before going on tour. They were freaking phenomenal)

Oh yeah, the opening band was pretty great too.

(They cancelled so Sondre opened for himself with an acoustic set which was almost better than the show itself)

I don’t usually post my face on Tumblr but this was too exciting not to share!

Mary Dawson

Mary joined the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh in 1962 as a research associate in the Section of Vertebrate Paleontology. The director of the museum assured Mary: “No woman will ever be a curator here”. Less than a decade later, he was proved wrong.

In 1970 she became curator of the same museum, and kept that position till her retirement in 2004. She was responsible for the fourth largest vertebrate fossil collection in North America as well as the Chair of the Division of Earth Sciences at the museum (1973-1997) and acting director (1982-1983). She continues to work as curator-emerita and the Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is currently named in her honour.

Mary Dawson started her scientific career with the study of the evolution of rodents and lagomorphs. Her groundbreaking graduate thesis (University of Kansas, 1958), is a comprehensive study of North American rabbits between 45 and 1 million years ago. After she graduating, she headed to Switzerland for a year-long postdoc where she studied the comparable evolution of pikas. This included the giant Sardinian pika (Prolagus sardus) of the Late Pleistocene. Later, her fieldwork took her to Pleistocene caves in Sardinia and Sicily, where she was the first to make a life-size reconstruction of the Sardinian pika in gypsum based on a skeletal mount. One copy of this mount is kept at the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland; another, originally belonging to Dutch palaeontologist Paul Sondaar, was given to the author of this post, Alexandra van der Geer, in 1990. You can see a great picture of Mary working on the mounts here.

In addition to this work, Mary conducted fieldwork at the Haughton Crater deposit in the Arctic (Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands) between 1973 and 1987, where her team was the first to discover fossils of terrestrial mammals that indicated a migration route between North America and Europe during the Paleogene, some 45-48 million years ago. These discoveries gave support to the plate tectonics theory of continental evolution providing evidence of a land bridge stretching from North America to Europe. The land mammals she and her team found indicated a warm, temperate climate with no or very little frost.

Mary has received numerous awards, including the Arnold Guyot Prize from the National Geographic Society in 1981 and honorary membership of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in 1999. She is the second woman and the first American woman who received the prestigious Romer-Simpson medal (2002), the highest honour bestowed by the SVP, in recognition of her research in the Arctic. According to Mary, she did not face particular problems as a woman palaeontologist; she always did her own thing. Stefanie Doebler, however, shared the following anecdote: “…she cheerfully described how she was given a Paleontologist Barbie for Christmas (c. 1997).  To her dismay, the largest item in the doll’s toolbox was her hairbrush. ‘Obviously there’s still a long, long way between Barbie and reality,’ says Dawson.”

Between 2007-2010, she collaborated with Natalie Rybczynski of the Canadian Museum of Nature in a search for Arctic fossils that led to the discovery of a transitional form in the evolution of seals and their relatives. Together with Richard Tedford of the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and Natalie Rybczynski, Mary described this early Miocene proto-seal as Puijila darwini in the journal Nature (2009). She continues to carry out high-quality research on fossil rodents and lagomorphs today.

Image credit: Mary Dawson (far right), Natalia Rybczynski (center) of Canadian Museum of Nature (July 2007). Together with Liz Ross they found a small, carnivorous mammal in 23-million-year-old lake deposits on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Used with kind permission of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, all rights reserved

Post by Alexandra van der Geer

Edited & posted by Suzie