dean0208:

The Kuba Komet.   This is the Kuba Komet from Germany.   The KUBA Corporation manufactured the Komet from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany. These were kind of an early version of the entertainment center, as there were 8 speakers embedded in this along with a record player, a radio, and a TV tuner in the  bottom cabinet. For an extra charge you could also get a early version of a type of tape recorder and a Remote control with UHF tuner.  Another cool feature of these sets was the ability to swivel the top as you can see in the above picture. Komets were not small by any means. The set stands approx. 5′ 7″ tall, it’s over 7′ wide and weighs about 300 pounds. The cost then was approximately $700 – $1,250.00 US.

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policymic:

17 countries that have beat America to electing a female leader

The U.S may have grown accustomed to having predominately male leaders, but on an international scale, we’re not like many of our peers. Though women make up approximately half of the U.S.’s population, they hold fewer than 20% of legislative seats. And out of 44 presidents, not one has been female.

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skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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suicidewatch:

This Primitive Sound! Vol. 3 
The Zeros- Don’t Push Me Around
Crime- Terminal Boredom
The Scientists- Shake Together Tonight
The Skunks- Earthquake Shake
The Dead Boys- Ain’t Nothin’ To Do
The Penetrators- Drive Me Crazy
The Flamin’ Groovies- Teenage Head
The Groundhogs- Cherry Red
The Electric Eels- You’re Full Of Shit
Chain Gang- Piss Your Pants
Redd Kross- I’m Alright
The Real Kids- She’s Got Everything
The Saints- L.I.E.S.
X (Australia)- Degenerate Boy
DMZ- First Time Is The Best Time
The Pagans- Don’t Leave Me Alone
The Cramps- Subwire Desire
The Wolfmen- I Don’t Want No One
The Brood- You Turned Your Back On Me
Thee Mighty Caesers- Lie Detector
The Mummies- Shut Yer Mouth
Dead Moon- Killing Me
Cheater Slicks- Spanish Rose
Blacktop- Tornado Love
The Oblivians- Blew My Cool
The Reatards- Teenage Hate
Teengenerate- She’s So Fine
The Spits- Beat You Up
The Carbonas- Didn’t Tell You A Lie
The Black Lips- You’re Dumb
get it here: http://www.divshare.com/download/25404144-ef9
vol 1 here. vol 2 here.

suicidewatch:

This Primitive Sound! Vol. 3 

  1. The Zeros- Don’t Push Me Around
  2. Crime- Terminal Boredom
  3. The Scientists- Shake Together Tonight
  4. The Skunks- Earthquake Shake
  5. The Dead Boys- Ain’t Nothin’ To Do
  6. The Penetrators- Drive Me Crazy
  7. The Flamin’ Groovies- Teenage Head
  8. The Groundhogs- Cherry Red
  9. The Electric Eels- You’re Full Of Shit
  10. Chain Gang- Piss Your Pants
  11. Redd Kross- I’m Alright
  12. The Real Kids- She’s Got Everything
  13. The Saints- L.I.E.S.
  14. X (Australia)- Degenerate Boy
  15. DMZ- First Time Is The Best Time
  16. The Pagans- Don’t Leave Me Alone
  17. The Cramps- Subwire Desire
  18. The Wolfmen- I Don’t Want No One
  19. The Brood- You Turned Your Back On Me
  20. Thee Mighty Caesers- Lie Detector
  21. The Mummies- Shut Yer Mouth
  22. Dead Moon- Killing Me
  23. Cheater Slicks- Spanish Rose
  24. Blacktop- Tornado Love
  25. The Oblivians- Blew My Cool
  26. The Reatards- Teenage Hate
  27. Teengenerate- She’s So Fine
  28. The Spits- Beat You Up
  29. The Carbonas- Didn’t Tell You A Lie
  30. The Black Lips- You’re Dumb

get it here: http://www.divshare.com/download/25404144-ef9

vol 1 here. vol 2 here.

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directedbychuckjones:

Drawings of musicians in the orchestra by Chuck Jones that he did during the recording session for his 1966 television special, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Graphite on 12 field animation paper.

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neuromorphogenesis:

Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.


socialanxietytruthsandhelp:

If this helps one person I will be so, so pleased. 

Please reblog for your followers, you don’t know who needs help :)

I hope this helps and be sure to follow for advice, relatable posts, submitting your own anxiety truth or just realising you’re not so alone:

www.socialanxietytruthsandhelp.tumblr.com  

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