sale of the century

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Fancy a castle in the English countryside? 

Compton Castle, Somerset, for sale through knight Frank for £20,000,000

  • 1,270 acre estate
  • Grade II listed romantic castle, built in 1825 and extended in the 1910s
  • Coach house, 2 entrance lodges, 5 cottages
  • Gardens and lakes
  • Stables and tennis court
  • The castle is totally private, nestled in the centre of the estate
  • Excellent sporting potential
  • Arable, pasture and woodland
  • Beautiful interiors

sufferpuffin  asked:

hey like a rly long time ago u said tht in George Washington's time, people bought teeth--esp slaves' teeth--for reasons other than dentures. what reasons r there to own teeth other than dentures?? i apologize bc this is alrdy a ghastly topic but i just couldn't think of...other reasons to own teeth.

MOST OF THE TEETH WERE ACTUALLY SOLD OR PURCHASED FOR DENTURES. SOME WERE LIKELY BOUGHT AS DECORATIONS OR CURIOS, BUT THE MAJORITY OF HUMAN TEETH SOLD WERE USED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR MISSING TEETH.

THERE IS AN INACCURATE NARRATIVE BOUNCING AROUND THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD TEETH FORCIBLY PULLED FROM HIS SLAVES TO MAKE DENTURES, WHILE THE TRUTH IS MUCH MORE ROUNDABOUT AND MUCH MORE SINISTER

THE SALE OF HUMAN TEETH FOR DENTURES WAS VERY PROFITABLE. JUST ABOUT ANY WAR WOULD MEAN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROFITS FOR SCAVENGERS WHO WOULD DESCEND ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND STEAL THE TEETH OF THE DEAD, MAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS (AND WE’RE TALKING 18TH CENTURY DOLLARS) ON THEIR SALE. THIS ACTUALLY LED TO A SLANG TERM, “WATERLOO TEETH,” USED TO DESCRIBE THE FACT THAT, FOR A TIME, MOST HUMAN-TEETH DENTURES IN FRANCE WERE TAKEN FROM SOLDIERS KILLED AT WATERLOO. 

SO, BECAUSE SO MUCH MONEY COULD BE MADE ON THE SALE OF HUMAN TEETH, MANY SLAVES WOULD HAVE THEIR TEETH PULLED IN THE HOPES OF USING THE PROFITS TO BUY THEIR FREEDOM AND THE FREEDOM OF THEIR FAMILY. IN AMERICA, MANY (BUT NOT ALL) HUMAN TEETH SOLD WERE PULLED FROM THE MOUTHS OF SLAVES. 

SO, WHILE THESE STATEMENTS ARE ALL TRUE:

  1. GEORGE WASHINGTON BOUGHT HUMAN TEETH AND MAY HAVE OWNED DENTURES MADE FROM HUMAN TEETH
  2. IT IS VERY LIKELY MANY OF THOSE TEETH MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM SLAVES
  3. SLAVES WERE OFTEN FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR TEETH AND THEIR FREEDOM SINCE THEIR TEETH WERE THE ONLY MEANS THEY HAD TO GET THE FUNDS TO BUY THEIR FREEDOM

THE COHESIVE SINGLE STATEMENT OF “GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD HIS SLAVES’ TEETH PULLED BY FORCE TO MAKE HIS DENTURES” IS NOT TRUE AND, HONESTLY, LETS HIM OFF THE HOOK EASY, SINCE HIS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN AND SUPPORT OF THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY IS WHAT FORCED THE SLAVES TO SELL THEIR OWN TEETH IN THE FIRST PLACE

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New Soup Cubes!!!! In the order of…

Century Egg Congee (Chinese Preserved Egg Rice Porridge)

Miso Soup (Japanese Miso Based Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Dish)

Soondubu (Korean Spicy Tofu Soup)

Fishcake Ramen

Spicy Ramen

All Stickers Including the Ramen Stickers can be purchased here at etsy!!! 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507641277/variety-soup-cube-stickers?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=soup%20stickers&ref=sr_gallery_20

https://society6.com/sinistersquids 

No more Redbubble everything was super difficult to size and nothing ever seemed to print in the quality that I would have liked it to, but these look great and are fun for laptops, phones, etc. !!

Enjoy !

"Histoire des animaux"

I found an amazing book in a garage sale. Probably from the second half of the 18° century because at some point they talk about something happening in 1754. It’s called “Histoire des animaux” (History of Animals) and there’s really fun things in it.

Just look at the cover, that thing could come straight out of a Myst game.

It describes a lot of different animals and there’s very pretty pictures for each of them. There’s also many strange parts in every description, so I’m going to share some of them with you.

“It’s said that [owls] rush to help other birds of prey, when they see them attacked by a lot of other birds.”

“[The eel] is full of life ; its body, skinned and cut into pieces, still moves for a while, especially around its heart.”

The giraffe is called chameleopard for some reason…?

“[Sea urchins] can have up to two thousand legs. They can walk in every direction.”

I LOVE THIS BOOK YOU GUYS. AND WAIT THERE’S MORE.

“SEA BISHOP - That amphibian aquatic monster is described in a chronic from the Netherlands, saying that in 1433, one captured a fish, in Poland, that had the shape of a man, a mitre on its head and all the clothes of a bishop ; it walked on feet, didn’t avoid touch and really wanted to return to the sea.”

ALL OF MY WHAT

Look, there’s a unicorn too! And “when it is chased by hunters, it falls from a cliff right on top of its horn, that absorbs all the fall, so that it does not get hurt.” :D

THERE’S A “SEA MONK” TOO, I’M SCREAMING

Also the next page states that sparrows hunt down pigeons to open their throat and eat the grains inside.

There’s a phoenix too! But the entry says that it probably doesn’t exist since “modern people think it is a myth”. Also that “it lives five hundred years in the desert.”

Also the sphinx “never existed in nature”, you guys. But the sea bishop and the sea monk? “PROBABLY TOTALLY LEGIT” THOUGHT THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS BOOK.

I’m so happy right now.

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Gun Companies In a Nutshell

Colt: “We know our collectors will pay outrageous prices for stuff, and don’t care for the rest”

S&W: “We know our customers will pay for fame, or just want revolvers that don’t cost more than their kidneys but also work.”

Winchester: “Our rifles are made by Howa so we don’t mess them up”.

Remington: “We make our rifles in house so we can mess them up”.

Glock: “We sell 50 flavors of the same basic gun.”

H&K: “Our military sales print more money than Volkswagen, so the consumer can deal with it”

IWI: “Our military sales are iffy at best, so we’re trying to appeal to consumers”

Century Arms: “We’re Interarms with a different name, and worse quality control”.

B&T: “Saving forgotten designs and giving them a facelift.”

Magnum Research: “We rely on movie fame to move our products.”