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"What the Björk?!" - Finn the Human, Adventure Time #131 Jake Suit

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Audrey Hepburn takes a break from filming Stanley Donen’s 1967 film Two for the Road

Via Celebrity portraits by Terry O’Neill - Guardian UK

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December 11 2013




i was teaching my grandma to use computer so we can talk on skype and such but today she went kinda mad at me because “i didnt show her the knitting programme” and i was like what

and it comes out she accidentally opened ms excel and found out its a great way to create knitting patterns


my grandma is 82


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September 21 2013


The Doctor Who Made a Revolution by Helen Epstein | The New York Review of Books

… It was in the 1890s that Sara Josephine Baker decided to become a doctor. Not the Josephine Baker who would become celebrated as a cabaret star and dance at the Folies Bergère in a banana miniskirt but the New York City public health official in a shirtwaist and four-in-hand necktie, her short hair parted in the middle like Theodore Roosevelt, whom she admired. By the time Baker retired from the New York City Health Department in 1923, she was famous across the nation for saving the lives of 90,000 inner-city children. The public health measures she implemented, many still in use today, have saved the lives of millions more worldwide. She was also a charming, funny storyteller, and her remarkable memoir, Fighting for Life, is an honest, unsentimental, and deeply compassionate account of how one American woman helped launch a public health revolution. …

September 03 2013


Malala Yousafzai opens new Birmingham library | World news |

Teenage girl shot by Taliban in Pakistan says pens and books are weapons to defeat terrorism, in seven-minute speech

September 02 2013


Malala Yousafzai to open Birmingham library | World news | The Guardian

… “I am honoured to be part of the opening,” she said. “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.

"It is my dream that one day, great buildings like this one will exist in every corner of the world so every child can grow up with the opportunity to succeed." …

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Goddess Tara with Hand in Gesture of Reassurance (abhayamudra), 15th century

Art Institute Chicago

August 25 2013

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Sire: Bay Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Dam: Grey Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah
sex: female
colour: Grey
born: 1875, Saudi Arabia
land of standing: United Kingdom

comment: I: From Arabia to England in 1879 by the Blunts. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: A Foundation Horse; Blunt,100%. Suffering from what was believed to be liver disease, she was shot in 1891.

A Desert-Bred Mare and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the foundation mares for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England. Bred in the desert from the stock of Neddi ibn ed Derri of the Resallin Tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Basilisk was purchased for the Blunts by Mr. J. H. Skene, British Consul at Aleppo, in February 1878 from Abd El Jadir of Deyr. She was taken to England in 1878, at age 2. Basilisk was sold from Crabbet in August of 1884, at the age of 8, for £200. The buyer was the Duke of Westminster and he purchased her for breeding to Thoroughbreds; Basilisk produced for him some winners of races in the best of company, one of them being Alfragan, winner of the Drayton Handicap at Goodwood and the Dee Stakes in 1894. The Basilisk female line eventually died out at Crabbet, but thankfully for us here in North America and specifically for us here at Arieana Arabians, the blood and influence of Basilisk lives on today through her daughter Bozra and her daughter Bukra, the dam of *Berk and a stallion we hold in high regard for his ability to pass on his brilliant action. We also find this prized Basilisk influence on several more branches descending mid-pedigree through the imported mares *Battla, *Bushra (dam of *Ibn Mahruss), and *Butheyna.

Borden, Spencer. The Arab Horse. Doubleday, New York, 1906. p. 66.

"A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.

"Basilisk Defended" by R.J. Cadranell II © 1992

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred and Foundation Mares)

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also known as: Bint Bint Helwa
also known as: Ghazala El Beida
meaning of name: Arabic for gazelle
breed: Arabian
color: Grey
sex: female
date of birth: 1896
land of birth: Egypt
land of standing: USA
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt

EGYPT*139; RAS*30; GSB*302; AHR*211. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 12-14-1896 purchased by Blunts. I:1909 Egypt to England & transshipped to U.S.A. by Spencer Borden - Fall River,MA. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: Egypt I, 100%

*Ghazala was purchased from her breeder, Ali Pasha Sherif, by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt on December 14, 1896 as a foal-at-side along with her dam Bint Helwa; total cost for the pair: £80. *Ghazala was used as a riding horse and broodmare at Sheykh Obeyd (the Blunt’s Egyptian stud near Cairo) until 1909, at which time she was shipped to Crabbet in England at age 13. She was sold in September 1909, for 200 gs to Spencer Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts; she arrived in the United States later that Fall in battered condition from a stormy passage at sea. In early 1917, when *Ghazala was 21 years old, W.R. Brown acquired her for his Maynesboro Stud in New Hampshire; he kept her until her death in 1919 at age 23.

*Ghazala was the only mare bred by Ali Pasha Sherif to ever come to North America. In this regard she was unique and holds a distinctive place in the history of North American horse breeding. Another note of interest is that although Lady Anne Blunt consistently used the name Ghazala for this mare within her own reference materials, this same mare is also mentioned in other Egyptian breeding resources as Ghazala Bint Bint Helwa and Ghazala El Beida.

Notes derived from:
Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. The Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 2 (revised edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1993. pp. 75-84.

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: G (*Ghazala)
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Bint Helwa
(Aziz x Helwa)

sex: female
colour: Grey
born: 1887, Egypt
land of standing: United Kingdom
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt

EGYPT*121. GSB*140. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 1896 Purchased by Blunts for Sheykh Obeyd Stud. I: 1897 to Crabbet Stud - Sussex, England. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa. Deceased 1907. “The broken-legged mare”

August 19 2013


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Lilly Langtry as Cleopatra in 1891 (by CharmaineZoe)

July 24 2013

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Eartha Kitt c. 1958

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HISTORY MEME - six women: bessie coleman [4/6]

Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African American descent to have an international pilot license. She was born in 1892 in Texas, the tenth of thirteen children, and in school showed herself to be a lover of reading and mathematics. She enrolled in what is now Langston College in Oklahoma, but was forced to return home due to lack of funds. At 23, she moved to Chicago, where she heard stories from returning World War I pilots about flying during the war. Due to her race and gender, however, despite her interest in aviation, no American flight school or aviator would train her. Determined to become an aviator, Bessie went to France in 1920 and, a year later, earned her aviation license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, becoming the first American of any gender to receive a license from that organization. She trained as a “barnstorming" stunt flier in order to make a living. Known as “Queen Bess," she was well-known for her daredevil maneuvers, though her flamboyant style was often criticized by the press. Though offered a role in a film, when she learned that her first scene would show her in tattered clothes with a walking stick and pack, she walked off set  rather than perpetuate the derogatory image of African Americans. In 1926, in preparation for an air show, her plane failed to pull out of a dive and began to spin, causing Bessie to be thrown from the plane, 2,000 feet above the ground, killing her instantly. She was 34 years old. (x)

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