1. "When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men:
    And how the stereotype flipped."
  2. mspaintadventuring:

    tranimation:

    Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII

    Okay, these photographs pissed me off a bit, because they don’t show off how much of a genius Dr. Harold Gillies, the father of modern plastic surgery, was.  Rhinoplasty, skin grafts, and facial reconstructions have been practised for centuries.  However, it was this New Zealander surgeon who standardized these techniques and established the discipline of “plastic surgery.”

    The introduction of more destructive weapons of WWI and WWII resulted in devastating injuries. In addition, in trench warfare, the head was more exposed than the rest of the body, and soldiers’ faces were often shattered or burnt beyond recognition. Despite the best efforts of surgeons, many soldiers were left hideously disfigured. Traditionally, the edges of facial wounds were simply stitched together, but when scar tissue contracted faces were left twisted and disfigured, so a new type of surgery was needed.

    Gillies rebuilt faces using tissue from elsewhere in the body. Antibiotics had not yet been invented, meaning it was very hard to graft tissue from one part of the body to another because infection often developed, so Gillies invented the tubed pedicle,” where he used a flap of skin from the chest or forehead and “swung” it into place over the face. The flap remained attached but was stitched into a tube. This kept the original blood supply intact and dramatically reduced the infection rate.  After many surgical construction, grafting, and healing, which could take months to years, the tentacle-like tubing would be removed, and (volia!) a new face!

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    He was also the first to do sex reassignment surgery from female to male in 1946, then male to female using a flap technique in 1951, which became the standard for 40 years.

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    tl;dr, these were his patients BEFORE the surgery. He didn’t DISFIGURE these people he HELPED them.

  3. teadalek:

    madeofparts:

    STARRING: A MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, ANOTHER MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, AND SOME BACKGROUND LADIES I GUESS

  4. mymodernmet:

    Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

  5. "She was special and unique because unlike other girls she read a book and drank a tea and didnt talk about a clothes."

    Young adult authors everywhere (via klefable)

    UGH I can’t

    (via bettychantel)

  6. unfollovving:

    flameoflight:

    well-metaphoricallyspeaking:

    wildembers:

    relahvant:

    insanenerdfish:

    heruut:

    i-aint-even-bovvered:

    songofages:

    Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

    I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

    You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

    Average American Grading Scale:
    A+- 97-100
    A - 94-96
    A- - 90-93
    B- 80-89
    C- 70-79
    D- 60-69
    F- 59 and under

    oh wow that is fucked up

    why do they skip E in america

    There’s an E in other grading scales?

    And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
    A - 100-93
    B - 92-85
    C - 84-78
    D - 77-70
    F - 69 and below

    Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM IS SO FUCKED UP?!

    Ok. I see a lot of stupid stuff on tumblr but this commentary takes the cake. 

    Yes, out of all the things that are wrong with the American school system, the number one problem is that we expect kids to get a little more than half of the questions right on their tests. 

    That is barely comprehension level, folks. Kids aren’t that pathetic. Come on.

    Like, what do you want to do? Give kids an “A” when they missed 3/10 of the questions? Then how should the kids who got 10/10 feel? Maybe above average intelligence requires above average effort.

    /rant

  7. 
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

I watched this movie the other night and it is the most bizarre film I’m seen recently. 

    My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    I watched this movie the other night and it is the most bizarre film I’m seen recently. 

  8. ughlaurahale:

    she’s a banana

    Lana banana

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