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Author: Shen

books

tsundoku

The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

If you’re not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you.

–Ralph Nader

 

science

Parts per million

The pre-industrial concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million (ppm). As of December 2016, 404.93 ppm. (Source: National Wildlife Federation)

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.

–Dan Quayle

 

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

–George Carlin

 

food

Cuppa

The first recorded reference to anyone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

–Will Rogers

 

blasphemy

Climate Change is Probaby Us

In its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of 1,300 independent scientific experts from countries all over the world under the auspices of the United…

Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.

–Jason Hurst

 

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

–Paul Harvey

 

All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.

–Bobby Knight

 

consent

Planned IUD

IUDs are more than 99% effective, and can work for up to 12 years (copper). (Source: Planned Parenthood)

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

–Thomas Jefferson

 

Africa

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world and the one and only female pharaoh in recorded history. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.

–Unknown

 

consent

VAWA

Between 15% and 71% of women around the world have suffered physical or sexual violence committed by an intimate male partner at some point in their lives. (Source: WHO)
science

Adelie penguins!

Researcher Bill Fraser has tracked the decline of the Adélie penguins on Antarctica, where their numbers have fallen from 32,000 breeding pairs to 11,000 in 30 years. (Source: National Geographic)

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.

–Louis Pasteur

 

books

Durrrrrrrr

When Marcel Proust and James Joyce met in 1922, they spent dinner talking about their ailments before admitting they hadn’t read each other’s work. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention – invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

–Agatha Christie

 

science

No ice

The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before mid-century. (Source: NASA.gov)

Every child deserves a home and love. Period.

–Dave Thomas

 

anime and manga

Tale of Genji

The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

–George Orwell

 

feminism

Red Tide

NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons was enough for 7 day mission. (Source: wtffunfacts.com)

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

–Oscar Wilde

 

The best way to get approval is not to need it.

–Hugh Macleod