but seriously how did people even do their homework before the internet
what a day!!!!!!!! nothing happened and i was tired
MANGBETU TRIBE AND SKULL ELONGATION
Here’s something intense.
The Mangbetu tribe elongated their skulls. The custom is called Lipombo. It was a status and beauty symbol but the Belgian government soon outlawed it.
They managed to achieve this by wrapping the heads of newborns tightly with cloth to give them a streamlined look.
that has to be painful.
It kind of reminds me of the foot binding in China. The world had (still has) some intense standards of beauty
Or the neck braces in some parts of Africa, where they stretch the neck to be incredibly long with metal hoops.
Or this strange medical procedure where they cut open chest flesh and insert these silicone gel implants.
Strange world we live in!
yess the bottom comment haha
Boob implants may not be as severe as the above mentioned since children aren’t going through it and it doesn’t cripple someone for life, but I was just trying to make a point.
when people say that abortion should only be legal in cases of rape it only proves that people don’t give two fucks about the fetus’s life, they just want to punish women for getting pregnant
is ellen even hosting or is she just hanging out with famous people
when your friends smoke but you dont
My mom either knows too much or the joke is on her.
when people don’t realize that i’m being sarcastic
What on earth where do these gifs even come from
one of my favourite superstitions is this one they have in china where ghosts allegedly can’t turn corners, so in shanghai they built a bridge made entirely of 90° turns to ward off the evil spirits
i shit you not
imagine an alternate timeline where guns were never invented and swords just kept getting cooler
Earth, island in space
Nothing captures our imagination as our Earth seen from space. It shows us how small and vulnerable the Earth is and how immense the universe. Our tiny island in space.
This photo was taken during the Japanese Kaguya mission to the Moon. It shows the Earth rising over the surface of the Moon
Image credit: JAXA/NHK