october 12th

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Why October 12th is BRILLIANT

Lost In The Wash

King John was pretty much the most unpopular king we’ve ever had here in Britain. He lost land in France, raised taxes and got everyone in his country excommunicated. To top it off, on this day in 1216, he lost the crown jewels – in the Wash. He didn’t lose them, like we might lose a sock, whilst doing his laundry. The Wash is an area on the East coast of Britain which is strongly affected by incoming tides.

King John was not well liked, partly because he became king after his brother Richard (the Lionheart) died during the crusades. You could say that Richard died during a heroic battle for God, but equally you could say that he spent loads of money on a war and was never at home. John wasn’t a great king. After losing the lands in France he earned himself the nickname ‘soft sword’. He tried to appoint a new Archbishop without the consent of the Pope. The Pope declared that, because he had not agreed to it, no legal marriages could take place in England. If no one could get married, their children were born out of wedlock and therefore condemned to Hell. People weren’t very happy about that. He was at war with the French, at war with his own barons over the taxes thing and also his own nephew somehow mysteriously died. John was thought to be responsible for that too.

In May 2016, King Louis VIII of France arrived in England and proclaimed himself king at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. John fled to East Anglia, where he still had supporters. He arrived at Bishop’s Lynn on October 9th, but soon began to feel ill and decided that he needed to go to Swineshead Abbey in Lincolnshire.  In the way of his journey was the vast stretch of tidal mud flats and quicksand known as The Wash. The story goes that while John travelled the long way around the flats, he sent his baggage train, with all his treasures, via the quicker route across The Wash. But the tide came in and the wagons became stranded and quickly washed away. It is quite possible that his treasure is still out there somewhere, buried under the silt.

No one now knows exactly where this happened, although there have been several theories. Because of changes to the coastline over the years, the site is now definitely somewhere on land, but no one knows where. It would be impossible to locate the treasure using a metal detector as it would almost certainly lie beneath about twenty or thirty feet of accumulated silt. Nor can anyone be sure what exactly was lost. John loved collecting jewellery and we know that he spent a large part of 1215 and 1216 gathering it all together form the various monasteries where it was deposited. The Royal Coronation Regalia, which we know were listed among his possessions, were mostly gone from the inventory of regalia used during the coronation of his successor, Henry III in 1220.

Whether any of these things were lost in the baggage train is a matter of speculation. It could be that he had left them somewhere as security for a loan and that they were looted from there. John’s health weakened after he reached the abbey. There, he had been fed a large quantity of peaches, pears and cider and it is possible that he was poisoned because he died a week later of dysentery. For some, the loss of his treasure followed by his untimely death is too much of a coincidence. So perhaps the Wash story is just a cover up.

There is an East Anglia legend about a pool known as 'The King’s Hole’, where the treasure was hidden, either by John himself or by a thief. In the 14th century a local baron, Richard, third Lord Tiptoft suddenly became very wealthy and no one knows how. So perhaps King John’s treasure has been found already.

Disneystrology: October 12th is...

MARIE :)



Spirited
Regal
Artistic

 You fantasize about your future. You like attention and want others to notice your special talents. You display your best behaviour in public, but when no one is looking you are mischievous and compete for the affection of loved ones. You are highly observant and look for consummate role models to emulate. You’re proud and poised, and performing for others makes you happy.

Magical Gifts: Marie bestows the gifts of self-confidenceimagination, and capability. She is certain she can help you show others how wonderful you are.

Keys to your Success: Knowing how to finish fights resourcefully and innocently.

Marie’s Story: The Aristocats (1970)

this is actually pretty spot on LOL.  

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Reveal: The NIO EP9 Electric Car

Today, at a launch event at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, electric car company NextEV unveiled its brand, NIO. This visionary electric car brand will help users rediscover the ‘joyful lifestyle’ of car ownership by creating inspiring vehicles that deliver superior performance, a new benchmark for aesthetic design and unique user experiences.

Additionally, the company unveiled its electric supercar, the NIO EP9, which has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the EP9 lapped the ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record, making it the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.

With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes,the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS. The EP9 accelerates from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.

The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The EP9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240kph.

REST IN PEACE DYLAN RIEDER (1988-2016)

It’s October 12th, scrolling through Instagram, Transwold has posted a picture of Dylan Rieder and his baby German Sheppard. Out of the 276 comments on that picture the first one reads, “Grace, power, style, incomparable influence… One of the best to ever ride a skateboard, one of the kindest people to ever walk this planet. Rest in Peace, Dylan.”

​Dylan Joseph Rieder was born May 26, 1988 in Westminster California, to his father Joe Rieder and his mother, Dana Nee Webb. According to his father Dylan started skating his local park at the age of 9 after his father bought him his first board. Not long after Dylan won the 2001 Damn-Am contest, putting him on the fast track to skateboard stardom, and a flourishing professional career.

​ After his 2001 performace, Rieder was quickly picked up by Osiris and Quiksilver. In 2003 he released a part in Osiris’s “Subject to Change” and two years later released a part in Quiksilver’s 2005 “Promo”. Dylan continued skating AM contests until the release of his breakout part in Transworld’s 2006 video, A Time to Shine, turning him pro. The part received tremendous feedback, being categorized as a “Classic” by Thrasher Magazine, and winning him Skateboard Mag’s 2006 AM of the year award. Not long after, Rieder appeared in Alien Workshop’s 2009 video, “Mindfield”, highlighting his unhampered personal style, one the skateboarding world had never seen, or even dreamed of before. With his credentials rising steadily, footwear brand Gravis, among other brands, took notice. It was in 2010, with the release of his head-turning Gravis part, “Dylan”, that he released his first shoe. Unlike most skateboarding shoes of the Era, or those before it, Rieder’s wasn’t rugged or in your face, a slip on, more-so resembling an all black dress shoe.

​As Dylan’s personal fashion sense developed, the fashion world caught on. Dylan first appeared in the September 2012 issue of Vogue and later in a 2014 issue for designer Alexander Wang. He also appeared alongside Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn for DKNY’s 2014 spring campaign. Dylan’s fashion activities were accepted in full, and almost mimicked by the skateboarding scene, something that was unheard of. In a memoriam piece posted this year, GQ quotes Rieder as, “The Skateboarder who changed fashion forever.”

After the shutdown of Gravis Footwear in 2012, Dylan redesigned his signature slip-on with HUF, shortly after joining their team in early 2013. In early 2014 he had left Alien Workshop and released a part in the Supreme film “Cherry”. From his style choices to the way he simply pushed down the street, many agreed Dylan’s section was the best in the video. It was the style choices he exhibited in “Cherry” that later influenced an entire generation of Converse wearing, shirt tucking, pant cuffing, loose truck riding teenagers that still follow his role to this day. It was also in 2014 when Rieder teamed up with Anthony Van Engelen, (AVE), and Jason Dill to create a new board brand dubbed, F—king Awesome (FA). It was not long after the creation of F—king Awesome that Rieder won Transworld’s 2015 “Best Part” for his contribution to “Cherry”.

Shortly after returning from the HUF European Tour, Rieder reported feeling constant nausea and decided to get blood work done. It was not long after when he was diagnosed with Leukemia. In March of 2015 he received a bone marrow transplant fro his sister, a month later he was in remission. However, the disease returned in November of 2015 and again he received a transplant from his sister, again he was in remission. It was not until mid 2016 when the disease finally returned. On October 12, 2016 Dylan Joseph Rieder, surrounded by his family and friends, lost his battle with leukemia.

​A day after his death, Thrasher Magazine posted a statement regarding the passing of Rieder stating, “Born to ride a skateboard? It’s a seemingly silly concept when you think about it, but Dylan Rieder made us believe it. That man was absolutely, positively, a gift. Power, style, grace - he had it all. That said, he was much more than a skateboarder, and that’s what makes this infinitely tragic. Think about what he had already accomplished and imagine how much more he could have done. We are at a loss for words right now, but what we do know is that Dylan made everything around him better. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Dylan Rieder. We will all miss you, each day more than the next.

Rieder influenced those who could never be. He pushed like he had never pushed before. He made any kid who owned some worn out white tee-shirt feel like they too could go pro. He made your grandfather’s wool trousers and leather loafers look cool, like they were made to skate. I never met Rieder, I never really got into the Supreme scene, and I’ve never skated in loafers. Rieder didn’t care; he wore loafers because he could, and because he’d sure as hell be better than you while wearing them. Rieder encompassed what skateboarding is all about, doing what you want for you, and not caring what anybody else thinks. He was able to do what most can’t comprehend almost all fail to accomplish.

To Skate and Destroy, to Live and Enjoy.


Thank you Dylan Rieder.


Henry Banyacski



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12th october 2016 || as today was the hispanity’s day (or colombus day) here in spain we didn’t have to go to class!🤗
i studied for philosophy, spanish literature and did some assingments for my u.s history online courses on slavery📚
hope you had a great and productive day!💞

i mean it is a little funny that i saw christmas decorations for sale when i was fasting on october 12th for yom kippur and couldn’t get off from class or work. in mid-october! christmas decor! it’s funny! it’s funny