Sometimes, it’s good to stand out and do the opposite of what people might expect. Like using marble for the four walls, floor and ceiling of a room. Or wearing big, crimped-out hair on national television. But the reason why going against the grain has always worked for me is because I always trust my gut, even if it might not be what other people think I should do. The one rule? You just have to own it. So don’t be afraid to let your individuality shine and do something that might turn a few heads every so often. It’s fun!
in 1967, kathrine switzer was the first woman to run the boston marathon. after realizing that a woman was running, race organizer jock semple went after switzer shouting, “get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. the photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [wiki]
I discovered this image in my Tumblr Dashboard sidebar today.I was drawn to it immediately and had to share.As I prepared to tag it, I thought “Oh, I’ll call it Brontosaurus.”Brontosaurus was the name of my favorite dinosaur.I loved dinosaurs.I use to get those “How to Draw…” books in elementary school and I had a “How to Draw Dinosaurs” one. Anyway, before tagging the image with a nod to my childhood, I Googled Brontosaurus to make sure I spelled it right.What do I find? There is no such thing as a Brontosaurus! Apparently it’s an Apatosaurus.WTF? Clearly I missed the Brontosaurus versus Apatosaurus debate sparked by the U.S. Postal Service in 1989.Thanks for the unexpected journey Scott Partridge aka jevajeva on Tumblr.
The definitive photograph of Earth – unlike NASA’s iconic “Blue Marble,” a composite of many different images, this portrait, by the European Space Agency taken by Russia’s latest weather satellite the Electro-L, consists of a single shot and is the highest-resolution image of our planet, at 121 megapixels, or 0.62 miles per pixel.