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Oh and I thought I was just looking at the stars at night.... Every single satellite orbiting the Earth / via vuokko


Why old books smell so good

old book smell. Did you know? "Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good..."


A great woman…

This is what a life looks like when it is directed based on curiosity and passion, rather than on self-preoccupation, narcissistic display and the unending need for the approval of others. A rare woman, and a worthy role model for both girls and boys.

"Most people have heard of Koko, the gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. When Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off." <--Aww! This is so sweet and awesome! :)