my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time

and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”

and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”

like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college





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A) That’s not Angelina as Cleopatra, it’s Olympias the mother of Alexander the Great.

B) I’m not holding my breath for the movie to get made, it’s been rumoured for almost a decade now.

and C) That would be because she’s of largely Macedonian descent with a small amount of Persian.

The Ptolemies were in fact Macedonian Greek, which makes Cleopatra approximately as Egyptian as Elizabeth Taylor. The word ‘honey skinned’ recurs in descriptions of her relatives and would presumably applied to hers as well, despite the inexactitudes surrounding her mother and paternal grandmother. There was certainly Persian blood in the family, but even an Egyptian mistress is a rarity among the Ptolemies. She was not dark skinned.

Cleopatra, A Life - Stacy Schiff

So having someone of African descent or who had very dark skin play her would be historically inaccurate. It would be like having someone who was Chinese playing Elizabeth I. 

God bless, tiny-librarian.

That screenshot is from a film that’s at least ten years old







update: They’re not even bothering to make up fake plans anymore. They’re just pretending they’re making plans and it’s still working.

Jesus christttt

oh my god

This is the funnest raid I have ever sat back and watched.

Good thing I bought a 4chan Platinum Account years ago.

this makes me feel so good okay


Levitating superconductor on a Möbius strip

Our demo technician Andy takes a look back at one of his favourite demos from the 2012 Christmas Lectures:

'This was a great demo to work on, because it’s really pretty cool, but especially because Peter (the lecturer) decided to do most of the really time-consuming bit, attaching all the magnets, about 2500 of them, mostly trying to repel each other'.

The superconductor is a piece of yttrium barium copper oxide ceramic, one of the few materials that superconducts at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. We used a Möbius strip – a mathematical shape with only one side, meaning that if you start at one point and follow it round, by the time you’ve got all the way round you find yourself on the ‘other’ side – to show off the full capability of the levitating superconductor.

Watch the full video here.


A man was shot Thursday morning in Lehigh County when a Pennsylvania State Constable tried to serve him with a warrant over unpaid parking tickets.

McCullers, who had 31 outstanding parking tickets, was shot as he tried to back out of his driveway along the 3400 block of Portland Drive in Whitehall Township around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. His girlfriend says McCullers was on his way to Dunkin’ Donuts and was surprised by the constable.
“They never knocked on the door! No nothing! I just heard the gunshots! He pulled the car out of the garage and all I heard were gunshots,” said Hafeezah Muhammad, who added that McCullers, who was hit in the back, may not walk again. “For parking tickets?! It’s insane.”

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There aren’t words to describe this, Araki.At least Justice is bustin’ a groove. You go Justice.

Favorite female characters (1/9): Anthy Himemiya.

Girls who can’t become princesses turn into witches.