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HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.R.R. TOLKIEN!

askmiddlearth:

Professor Tolkien would have turned 122 years old today. In honor of his birthday, here are some of the previous posts I’ve written about him:

Also, if interested, there are several great documentaries and interviews about Tolkien that are available on Youtube.

thehobbit-countdown:

Today , 122 years ago , Professor J.R.R. Tolkien was born ( on 3 January 1892 ) !

thehobbit-countdown:

Today , 122 years ago , Professor J.R.R. Tolkien was born ( on 3 January 1892 ) !

naturemetaltolkien:

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien [3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973]

naturemetaltolkien:

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien [3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973]

tedx:

Stories cut from paper: We’re overwhelmed by the beauty of these intricate cut-paper silhouettes by artist Béatrice Coron. And I thought I was skilled when I made a couple snowflakes out of printer paper.

Watch her amazing TED talk to see just how she makes these glorious paper worlds»

(Art by Béatrice Coron; GIFs by us)

(via howstuffworks)

sniperspecialist:

Ocelot

candidscience:

Have You Ever Wondered Where Chickens Come From??

When a hen ovulates, the result is a yolk, which can be fertilized internally by sperm from a rooster.  The yolk, whether it’s fertilized or not, is then covered by egg white and then eggshell before the egg is laid. Stages of chicken development after laying:

Day 3: Nose, legs and wings begin to form

Day 6: Beak begins to form

Day 10:  Beak begins to harden

Day 15: Scales, claws and beak getting ready to break the shell

Day 18: Yolk will enter the body cavity of the developing chick

Day 21: Chick hatches!!

…and word to the wise: The eggs we buy in the grocery store are not fertilized, so although a fertilized egg may pass through the cracks once in a very long while, the usual grocery store egg will not develop a chick…..

Images source

 

(via howstuffworks)

mymodernmet:

Coloring my kids art by Tatsputin

A dad lovingly colors in his kids’ drawings while on out-of-state business trips.

(via howstuffworks)

Internet Ghost Town

npr:

onthemedia:

Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. Radio producer Alex Goldman goes back to the BBS he started using over two decades ago and finds it’s still up and running.

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moo!