SYRIA. Rojava (Western Kurdistan). Aleppo/Al-Hasakah governorate. What ISIS left behind.
(1) (2) Al-Rai. September 27, 2016. A view shows an institution of religious law building and a school that were used by ISIS militants as positions. Photographs: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters
(3) (4) (5) Manbij/Mabuk. August 16-17, 2016. Blindfolds and handcuffs inside a prison/remains of a media centre which, according to Syrian Democratic Forces fighters, belonged to Islamic State militants. Photographs: Rodi Said/Reuters
(6) Tel Hamis/Til Hemîs. March 01, 2015. An Islamic State flag hangs on the wall of an abandoned building after Kurdish People’s Protection Units took control of the area. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters
(7) (8) Manbij/Mabuk. August 16, 2016. Containers used to make explosives/tripods and a projector inside an ancient hammam. Photographs: Rodi Said/Reuters
TIL the term “mosh” (as in “most pit”) originated with singer H.R. of Bad Brains. He would frequently incite the audience to “mash” into each other, and his thick Jamaican accent rendered the word as “mosh”.
my activity tomorrow (1st of october) will be almost nonexistant, besides me lurking, sending memes or liking stuff, because i am going to a convention in the capital of my country. it’s a pretty big con (for my country, anyways) so i’m really heckin’ excited for it uvu i’ll be busy for the most part, so don’t expect anything of me eeeee, i’ll be back veryvery late or sunday morning at the latest.
if you guys need anything or wanna follow my crazy con adventures via my snapchat HMU ovo
TIL a Norwegian comedian wanted to prove that songs could become club hits without making any sense, so he collected randoms words and names in Spanish (a language he did not speak) as lyrics and added cliché saxophones and accordion mixes. The song charted across Europe, reaching #1 in some places.
Today marks the first time I’ve ever gone frantically searching for spoilers in the hope I can save myself another few days of feeling anxious about a fictional character. Well played, Critical Role. You’ve got me emotionally invested.
TIL Kublia Khan’s niece Khutulun insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling and forfeit horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors.