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riseofthefallenone:

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together

Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency. It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use. This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.TL;DR: It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

how romantic

riseofthefallenone:

third-round-charm:

distraction:

Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together


Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.

The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.

It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.

This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.

TL;DR:
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.

how romantic

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HEY THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW YOU SHOULD BUY IT AND READ IT

willgrahamisautistic:

rklipman:

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guys

this book is called GREAT and it’s by Sara Benincasa

and it is a contemporary retelling of THE GREAT GATSBY

with lesbians.

and i feel like you all knew about this book and none of you told me?

it’s out in april. i think we should have a preorder party, tumblr.

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I STARTED READING IT

GUYS

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sueishappy:

"and that is why pink ribbons are for boobies." -hank green

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stripclubcoupons:

lifemadesimple:

Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

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thebigbadwolfe:

mephistos-cafe-lattes:

ultrafacts:

More facts? Visit the Ultrafacts Blog

I bet its only called shadow biosphere because someone was smart enough not to name it the Shadow realm. 

Dude the gay swans and the spirit world are crazy shit

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manchesterorchestrans:

If you are cis, you don’t get to decide what is and isn’t a gender-neutral term. Period. End of story.

I may not mind being called “dude”, but that doesn’t mean other trans people aren’t bothered by it. Don’t assume that you can just say shit like that because you are an “ally”.

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purplemalaise:

ofgeography:

lazyyogi:

Scientists Discover One of the Greatest Contributing Factors to Happiness

Watch this. Brilliantly done, it really moved me. Think about what you would do if you were part of this experiment. 

Namaste :)

HUMANS

i’m glad my mother’s not the only one: “YOU SCARED ME. I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS WRONG!” 

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