“How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Especially awe inspiring is the fact that any single brain, including yours, is made up of atoms that were forged in the hearts of countless, far-flung stars billions of years ago. These particles drifted for eons and light-years until gravity and change brought them together here, now. These atoms now form a conglomerate- your brain- that can not only ponder the very stars that gave it birth but can also think about its own ability to think and wonder about its own ability to wonder. With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly, it the greatest mystery of all.”

― V.S. Ramachandran, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human

fafana20:

Selfie! Karen Gillan and Matt Smith - Wizard World Chicago Comic Con - 24th August 2014 [x]

ameliadoesaninternet:

veruca-assault:

ms-kawesome:

The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.

Bonus points: Tell them you think it’s cute when they get so angry. 

raybolger:

If you’ve been following me for half a minute, you know that I love the strange and the weird. You probably also know that I love masterposts.So, it should be obvious that I would make a masterpost full of websites, wikipedia articles, and various other things to fuel that creepy aesthetic that I try to have going on.

I put this under a cut because it got a little long. Please enjoy!

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raybolger:

The other day I made a post with a list of 171 articles on wikipedia that are strange/interesting and I was pleased to find that it went over quite well. So well, infact, I made a second post with new articles that may just spark your interest.

Death from laughter || Collyer brothers || Phantom time hypothesis || List of film accidents || List of sexually active popes || Snow in Florida || Body farm || Milgram experiment || Phineas Gage || Märket || Victor of Aveyron || Man-eating tree || Bir Tawil || Rendlesham Forest incident || Nordic aliens || Cosmic latte || Spite house || Chernobyl Exclusion Zone || All your base are belong to us || Sokal affair || Jeffrey Dahmer || Beatosu and Goblu || Amala and Kamala || Centralia || Pizza farm || Great Stink || Lord Uxbridge’s leg || Dancing Plague of 1518 || Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter || Edward Mordake || Alien implants || Collective unconscious || Praise-God Barebone || Nicholas Barbon || Southern Television broadcast interruption || Black triangle || Copper Scroll || Lazarus syndrome || Animals in space || Panda pornography || Clinical lycanthropy || Consensus reality || Classification of demons || Lizzie Borden || Odd-eyed cat || Cleveland Torso Murderer || List of inventors killed by their own inventions || Linda Hazzard || Fainting goat || Demon core || Exploding whale || Pasqual Pinon || Chemtrail conspiracy theory || Chase Vault || Charles Manson || Charles Fort || Black helicopter || Chupacabra || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Baleroy Mansion || Crybaby Bridge || Cattle mutilation || Nocebo || Guru Meditation || Brainfuck || Trojan Room coffee pot || Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents || The Aristocrats || Hinterkaifeck || Bird People || Global Orgasm || Pig-faced women || Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan || Charles Whitman || Phantom Rings || Post-mortem photography || List of people who disappeared mysteriously || Ancient astronauts || Incidents at Disney parks || methods of torture || Tarrare || unexplained sounds || Mercury, Nevada || Lost Cosmonauts || Apollo 7 || List of messiah claimants || Heaven’s Gate || Loudness war || List of unsolved deaths || Criticality accident || Parapsychology || Theresa Knorr || Genie (feral child) || Brethren of Purity || List of fictional religions || Andreas Grassl || 1857 Atlantic hurricane season || Big Mac Index || When a white horse is not a horse || Chessie (sea monster) || Drunkard’s cloak || Hanged, drawn and quartered || Scold’s bridle

raybolger:

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

raybolger:

Directions on how to read this post:
Step 1: play the x-files theme.
Step 2: research alien/ufo incidents
Step 3: ????????????
Step 4: Profit.

People Tell Their Stories

(I do wanna say beforehand, if you have anxiety that can be triggered by frantic people, or aliens, please do not listen to the video/audio accounts. I don’t want you to be triggered by it.)

Video/Audio Accounts
A trucker talks about his experience at Pilliga || Area 51 worker calls into the Art Bell Show || Barney Hill Hypnosis || Texas Woman Tells ABC || Teens Record Texas UFO Sighting || UFO Sightings in Pennsylvania || Ex-Marine tells his story || Various People tell their stories || An hour’s worth of abductees || Simon Parkes || Ellis Taylor || Intruders: Abductees Speak Out! || Thirty minutes || Kelly’s Experience || Travis Walton || "I’ve been an alien abductee since I was 8" 

Written Accounts
Gods in the Mountain || Nova Scotia UFO || Ontario, 1993 || Flying fridge over Qew Niagara || Londoner Thinks he was Taken || Twin sisters Audrey and Debbie taken || Clayton & Donna Lee Abduction || Man Abducted in Florida, 2005 || Teenager’s encounter in Pennsylvania || The Dulce Base || Missing Time Experience? || Becky Andreasson || P.R. || John Mack || Stan Romanek || I’m still holding on || The weird, the unexplained, the freaky, the unreal. || Possible alien encounter. Please help me understand. || experienceproject || Redfeather’s Experience || 03-14-13 || thatperson’s abduction

(Blurry) Videos/Photos
Best/most famous pictures of UFOs || UFO caught in Russia, 2013 || Greys Caught on tape? || 140 years of UFO sightings

Common Themes

General Stuff
Possible signs of Alien Abduction || How to tell if you’ve been abducted

Types of UFOs
Black triangle || Fastwalkers || Flying saucer || Foo fighter || Ghost rockets || Green fireballs || Mystery airship

Types of Aliens
Andromedans || Flatwoods monster || Greys || Hairy dwarfs || Hopkinsville goblin || Little green men || Nordic aliens || Reptilians || Sirians || Tall Whites || Dropa

Famous Cases
Battle of Los Angeles || Roswell || McMinnville UFO photographs || Betty and Barney Hill abduction || Phoenix Lights

Conspiracy theories
Area 51 || Bob Lazar || Disclosure || Majestic 12 || Men in Black

Time Loss
The Real 4400 || Missing time

Extra Stuff

So, you want contact? || Report a UFO || Roswell “Alien” Autopsy(proven fake, but still is good for a look) || National UFO Reporting Center Report Index by Month || Pics of Fox Mulder || x-files masterpost

Here are some helpful guides to get by in the old days.
+ more masterposts

Boy’s Beware: A 1961 anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters. Because, you know, all gay men are pedophiles
Girl’s Beware: Another 1961 film against women independence.
The Snob: Sara is a girl with what could probably be a social anxiety disorder, but all she needs is to be MORE SOCIAL!
Improve Your Personality: The ten-minute short explains what exactly a personality is and the three things that can change it.
Alcohol is Dynamite: ”alcohol is a violent narcotic.”
Drug Addiction: Marty Malone smokes pot and cuts his mouth on a Pepsi bottle. Then he starts on heroin and ends up in rehab.
Let’s Make A Sandwich: Sally Gasco and her mother make tuna rarebit for their young boy guests. Thanks to their gas stove, this process is quick and easy.
Dating: Do’s And Dont’s: A helpful 1949 video guide to dating, the swell way!
Am I Trustworthy?: 1950. Eddie learns that “people have to show they can be trusted with little things, before they can be trusted with big things.”
Snap Out of It!: Howard is hoping for an “A” in history class but when he gets his report card, he’s angry to find he got a B.
Body Care and Grooming: The only way for a teen to learn is from snide criticism!
The Trouble with Women: 1959, how to deal with those pesky women in the workplace.
Young Man’s Fancy: A visiting young man prefers the household electrical appliances over the teenage daughter!
How Do You Do?: Peggy is a teenage girl who spends her time talking to the camera. It’s fun, believe me.
Joys of Popularity: Are you a good girl or a bad girl? A post war era film on conformity. 
How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband: A helpful guide, ladies!
Dinner Party: Fix your table manners in the most guilt trippy way possible!
Makeup Tutorial: Look’s like they’ve had makeup tutorials since the 1960’s.