Tingle Alley

livelymorgue:

May 12, 1958: A contact sheet from a photo shoot at the Bronx Zoo for which an emperor penguin named Jill was the star, occasioning the addition of two duck-billed platypuses, which called “attention to the many other outstanding specimens” at the zoo. “The emperors are hand-fed — five pounds of mackerel a day,” her keeper, Chappie Solanto, told the Times magazine. “The public thinks they look like old men. And people are surprised at their fatness and that they don’t go into the water like other penguins here.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

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"Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?”"

Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” (via yahighway)

Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.

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“Sometimes, yes, sometimes I do weep.” Side note: I wonder how long that discussion went on. “Is 1,000 the right number?” “You’re getting colder.”

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"Permit me to warn reckless young women: seeing the trap does not prevent you from getting caught in it - and that doubles the pleasure."

Claude Cahun, Aveux non avenus (Disavowals), translation by Susan de Muth (via frenchtwist)

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rochester: accuses jane of bewitching his horse
rochester: interrogates jane about her paintings
rochester: leaves jane abruptly for months at a time
rochester: stages an engagement with a hot rich aristocrat to hurt jane's feelings
rochester: dresses up as a fortune teller to mess with jane's head
rochester: neglects to tell jane about the murderous insane wife living in his attic
rochester: wait jane why are you leaving
Word up.
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But time makes you bolder/ even papillons get older.

But time makes you bolder/ even papillons get older.

"In the absence of Galactic operations, the only passengers who have lifted off from Spaceport America are the cremated remains of people whose families have paid UP Aerospace to launch their dead loved ones on a final joyride.

"… UP Aerospace’s first operation, the first launch from Spaceport America in 2006, malfunctioned well before it got suborbital, crashed, and spilled the ashes of a veterinarian in the desert. Celestis is the company handling sales of space burials for clients like James Doohan (‘that old guy from Star Trek’) and Gordon Cooper (the last of America’s Right Stuff astronauts to orbit Earth in Project Mercury). About its burials the company says, "Celestis missions are environmentally friendly in that no cremated remains are released into space.’"
—A few months old, but this article on the Spaceport in New Mexico is fascinating. Also: Ashes of a Veterinarian would make a really stately novel title.

The two cubs who’ve been hanging out in our backyard a lot. Their two big hobbies are charging at each other and climbing trees. (Photo by a neighbor.)

The two cubs who’ve been hanging out in our backyard a lot. Their two big hobbies are charging at each other and climbing trees. (Photo by a neighbor.)