Ethiopian girl guarded from gang rape & assault by three lions.
“The girl had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of them. She was beaten repeatedly. Then the lions chased off her captors. The three lions guarded her for about half a day. They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest.”
Then, Stuart Williams (the local wildlife ‘expert’) suggests that perhaps the lions mistook the 12 year old girl’s cries for a lion cub. Which seems awfully silly, considering that lions are perfectly capable of telling apart the gazelles they eat from their own cubs, aren’t they?
if fuckin lions know that rape is bad then so should you
Sad. I am sad. I am angry. But mostly sad. I look perfectly fine, but inside I am sobbing. Uncontrollably.
I really want my mommy.
Ladies and gentlemen of Fuckyeahhistorycrush, I put to you Alexis Soyer, the Victorian celebrity chef, kitchen gadget genius, best selling author, Crimean war hero, philanthropist and oh yes— a man all but disappeared in the eyes of history.
Soyer was born in France, got kicked out of school young and began working in kitchens by his early teens. At the age of 20 he was already the second cook to the French Prime Minister.
He moved to England during the revolution in 1830 and ended up cooking for bucket tons of nobility. He became the Chef de Cuisine at the Reform Club in London, where he invented a few little whimsical kitchen things like, oh, COOKING WITH GAS, cold water refrigerators, and adjustable temperature ovens. Yes, you read that right. People used to take guided tours of his famous kitchens.
In addition to this, darling Soyer sought to open soup kitchens (the first of their kind) to feed the poor during the Irish potato famine. In the Crimean war, he joined the troops on his own dime, invented the camping stove, and taught an entire regiment of soldiers how to make something from nothing.
He died young, virtually unknown and damn, DAMN, can we just talk about those lips and eyes?
Cheomseongdae, meaning “star-gazing tower”, is an astronomical observatory in Gyeongju, South Korea. In 1962 Cheomseongdae was designated the country’s 31st national treasure.
The sign near the structure reads:
Cheomseongdae was built during the reign of Silla Queen Seondeok (r. 632~647), and is the oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia.
The observatory is 5.17meters in diameter and 9.4meters in height. The bottle-shaped tower made of square granite stones stands on the square stone base. The length of the stone base is 5.35meters. Up to the 12th layer from the bottom, this hollow tower was filled with soil and pebbles. Between the 13th and 15th layer, there is a square opening through which an observer can ascend to the top.
Cheomseongdae gives a sense of balance, harmonizing straight lines with curves.
Photo courtesy & taken by Mike Rowe.