In honor of Thursday’s meteorological meme at the White House — President Obama looking slightly ridiculous under an umbrella — here are some of the best photos of presidents who, despite the claims of conspiracy theorists, still haven’t gotten the Pentagon to invent a weather machine.
Stunning Landscape - Cappadocia, Turkey
The mysterious rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia make this region of Turkey one the most beautiful in the world. The rich history of this site can be told through the villages, subterranean churches and fortresses that have been carved straight into the soft, porous, eerily eroded rock.
Popular activities in the region include visits to the underground cities, viewing the ancient Christian cave art, seeing the “fairy chimney” rock formations, and taking sunrise hot air balloon rides for a view of the breathtaking landscape from above.
When I am certain everyone else in the world is following odditiesoflife I will not reblog everything she puts up quite so industriously….
‘Cannon dial for latitude 49° North. Cannon dials (or ‘time guns’ as they were occasionally known) were popular in the 18th century. A burning glass mounted above the plate would receive the sun’s rays at noon, so providing the heat to light the fuse at the end of the miniature cannon, causing it to fire and thus provide a signal for midday. Engraved on the dial-plate is the maker’s signature, Victor Chevalier Ingr. Breveté quai l’horlage 77 à Paris.’ (via National Maritime Museum)
In preparation for her “coronation ceremony” last Saturday, Disney gave the Brave heroine Merida a makeover, redesigning the character as thinner with a bigger bust, more revealing dress, a face full of makeup, less wild hair, and replacing her signature bow and arrows with a sassy sash. People were pissed and turned to the internet to voice their protestsâwhich seems to have worked.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Official Trailer (by Marvel AgentsofShield)
3D Scanning at the Smithsonian (by SmithsonianVideos)
So if you look at it (and you should because it’s equal parts WTF and OMGLOL), you have been warned.
I have updated the image to reflect the amazing truth about this amazing man.
This amazing post brought me to tears and then joyful smiles. I’ve been through a lot in the last 6 months, and see so much here I relate to. I hope you do the same, and find your way to your own piece of corn.
Dracula Official Trailer - NBC (by nbcDracula)