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Victorian Cinquedea Dagger 

  • Provenance: The William Ashby Collection

The Cinquedea (“five fingers”, in reference to the blade width) was a popular civilian sidearm originating in Northern Italy circa 1525-1550. This is a Victorian example measuring 22 3/4 inches overall, the blade is 17 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base, with ten fullers on each side, arranged in four expanding rows from tip to base, the last two rows on each side are decorated with golden scroll and leafy vine patterns, extending 9 inches upward, surrounding a 2 inch wide scene of a Greco-Roman deity on each side.

One side features Jupiter/Zeus sitting in his chair, lightning clenched in his fist, while Aquila, the eagle responsible for carrying and guarding the bolts, looks on. The reverse shows Pluto/Hades seated on a throne with a scroll in his hand, while Cerberus, the 3-headed guard dog of the underworld, is seated beside him and a cypress tree in the background. The gold decoration continues on the guard and pommel, with a pair of smooth ivory grip panels fitted with cut-through metal disc accents. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

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The Umayyad Caliphate at its greatest extent [1024x624]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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Paging sixpenceee! There’s a horrifying miles-long stretch of Google Street View in Hannecroix, New York that’s apparently a portal to an evil watercolor dimension.

From The 10 Most Terrifying Places on Google Street View

I’ve seen a few of these in person!!
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need more roadtrips so we see the rest.
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Astronauts fresh off spacewalks often report that a certain faint, acrid smell tends to cling to their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit described it as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation” akin to “welding fumes,” while others have said it reminds them of charred meat.
They were probably smelling polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are compounds produced when stars and planets form. According to Jeff Oishi, a research scientist at the Museum of Natural History in New York, PAHs are present on Earth too—they’re produced when you BBQ! But if you travel 26,000 light years to a dust cloud at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius B2, you might catch a whiff of raspberries and maybe rum.
This cloud is stuffed with ethyl formate, an ester that gives both treats their flavor. “Space is pretty boozy,” Oishi says. “There’s no liquid alcohol, but a lot of different kinds of alcohols have been observed.” The constellation Aquila contains enough space booze that, if liquefied, it could fill 400 trillion trillion pints. Interstellar pub crawl, anyone?
What Does Space Smell Like? | Mental Floss

newsweek:

Astronauts fresh off spacewalks often report that a certain faint, acrid smell tends to cling to their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit described it as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation” akin to “welding fumes,” while others have said it reminds them of charred meat.

They were probably smelling polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are compounds produced when stars and planets form. According to Jeff Oishi, a research scientist at the Museum of Natural History in New York, PAHs are present on Earth too—they’re produced when you BBQ! But if you travel 26,000 light years to a dust cloud at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius B2, you might catch a whiff of raspberries and maybe rum.

This cloud is stuffed with ethyl formate, an ester that gives both treats their flavor. “Space is pretty boozy,” Oishi says. “There’s no liquid alcohol, but a lot of different kinds of alcohols have been observed.” The constellation Aquila contains enough space booze that, if liquefied, it could fill 400 trillion trillion pints. Interstellar pub crawl, anyone?

What Does Space Smell Like? | Mental Floss

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Rocket Raccoon #5 cover

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Rocket Raccoon #5 cover

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silver-whale:

This is unspeakably perfect.

I died.

I guess you could say this moment was stone cold gold

yes

mondozuryuu:

rabblerowser:

skilledcunnilinguist:

silver-whale:

This is unspeakably perfect.

I died.

I guess you could say this moment was stone cold gold

yes

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Behind the scenes of classic horror movies

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Dot Density of Lynchings by County for Southern US (1882-1930)CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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Dot Density of Lynchings by County for Southern US (1882-1930)
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“No… No wolf would come near this place… Animals know when to be afraid.”

—   The Bishop, FATALE #22 (May 2014, IMAGE COMICS) by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
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If Ottoman Empire Reunited (Resubmitted) [1009x504]
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A worldgorger dragon… (by Alejandro Arteaga)

10bullets:

A worldgorger dragon… (by Alejandro Arteaga)

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Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

Picture: Reuters (via Pictures of the day: 18 August 2014 - Telegraph)

allcreatures:

Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

Picture: Reuters (via Pictures of the day: 18 August 2014 - Telegraph)