missedinhistory:

The Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut, was founded with the plan that it would educate young men, convert them to Christianity, and then send them back home again to spread their new-found religion. Many of these young men were from Hawaii or belonged to to one of the continental United States’ Native American tribes, so the school quickly became known as the Heathen School.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

The Science of Teen Drama

Important back-to-school info for your brain!

stufftoblowyourmind:

Before porting yourself to your favorite convention make sure to watch this special edition of the Information Elevator. Not only will you learn costume pitfalls and tips, but you’ll also be an informed cosplayer with a little added sheen to your freak flag.

And while we’re sharing…

In addition to following Stuff to Blow Your Mind on Tumblr, you can also follow Tumblr pages for the “Stuff” hosts making appearances: 

TechStuff (The Ring ghost - Lauren) 
BrainStuff (Hot Dog - Ben / Oogie Boogie - Christian) 
Stuff You Missed in History Class (Animal - Holly) 

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directedbychuckjones:

Tex Avery died August 26, 1980. This tribute by Chuck Jones was published in the Sunday, August 31, 1980 Los Angeles Tribune Calendar section. (Bottom: photographic negative of an original Tex Avery Bugs Bunny model sheet.)

"What Tex taught me was this:

"1. You must love what you caricature. You must not mock it—unless it is ridiculously self-important.

"2. You must learn to respect that golden atom, that single-frame of action, that 1/24th of a second, because the difference between lightning and the lightning bug may hinge on that single frame.

"3. You must respect the impulsive thought and try to implement it. You cannot perform as a director by what you already know, you must depend on the flash of inspiration that you do not expect and do not know. 

"4. You must remember always that only man, of all creatures, can blush, or needs to; that only a man can laugh, or needs to, and that if you are in that trade of helping others to laugh and to survive by laughter, then you are privileged indeed.

"5. Remember always that character is all that matters in the making of great comedians in animation and in live-action.

"6. Keep always in your mind, your heart and your hand that timing is the essence, the spine, and the electrical magic of humor—and of animation."

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

There is a thing called the Hot-Crazy Matrix, and it is terrible. And even more terrible is how many folks think it’s just a joke that also gets at the truth of how women are usually crazy nutbags.

Here’s our response, starring a sauve guy named Dilmint.

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.
Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.

Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica

todaysdocument:

Rare color scenes from the Liberation of Paris, August 25, 1944, including an intact Eiffel Tower flying the French Tricolour, General Charles De Gaulle marching down the Champs Elysees, and Allied troops marching in front of the Arc de Triomphe.

Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944

From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969

Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see World War II from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie PyleJack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway

Via The Unwritten Record » A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

teded:

View the TED-Ed Lesson What can Schrödinger’s cat teach us about quantum mechanics?

The classical physics that we encounter in our everyday, macroscopic world is very different from the quantum physics that governs systems on a much smaller scale (like atoms). One great example of quantum physics’ weirdness can be shown in the Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment. Josh Samani walks us through this experiment in quantum entanglement.

yahoonewsphotos:

London Zoo annual weigh in

The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, is recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can compare information on thousands of endangered species. (Getty)

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micdotcom:

Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands

As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new