The Creation Myth in Norse Mythology
In the beginning there was only the ice realm, Niflheim, and the fire realm, Muspelheim, and the chasm in between called Gannungagap. When ice and fire met, the Jötunn (the race of giants are called jötnar, singular: jötunn) Ymir and the cow Auðumbla were created.
From Ymir’s left armpit, the first man and woman were born, and from his legs, the frost jötnar were born.
Auðumbla nourished Ymir with its milk, and the cow was nourished by licking salty blocks of ice, which released Búri - the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin, Vili and Ve. These three sons of Borr killed Ymir and the blood pouring out of the giant’s body killed all the frost giants Ymir had created, except Bergelmir. From Ymir’s body the sons of Borr shaped the world:
Ymir’s flesh became the earth, the seas and lakes were his blood. His bones were the mountains, his teeth the rocks, his hair the trees, and from his skull they made the dome of the sky, setting a dwarf at each of the four corners to hold it above the earth.
The sons of Borr created time, and placed the sun and moon in chariots on the sky, which were steered by the siblings Sól and Mani. The wolves Hati and Sköll were created by Odin to pursue the chariots on the sky, so they would not slow their pace.
Picture: "Ymir Gets Himself Killed By Odin and His Brothers" by Lorenz Frølich
For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life.
It’s hard work avoiding responsibilities.
"This video shows a rabbit heart that has been kept beating outside of the body in a nutrient and oxygen-rich solution. The new cardiac device — a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes — is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats."
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.
Yes, The River Knows- The Doors
What would I liked to have been? Everything you hate.
You know what’s a nice feeling? Finding a coat you thought you lost and that it fits better on you than the last time.
An inmate serving a life sentence for molesting and murdering a 10-year-old girl named Katie was apparently forcibly tattooed across the forehead by a fellow prisoner with the words "KATIE’S REVENGE." Anthony Ray Stockelman, 39, was removed from the general prison population for his own safety after authorities discovered the tattoo.
The tattoo was put there by the cousin of Katie Collman, the fourth grader murdered back in January, 2005.
I can’t trust a person who says “I love you” a thousand times to a thousand people, it just doesn’t seem believable. I can trust someone who says “I love you” a thousand times to few people.
Koyashskoe lake in Kerch, (Crimea). Located in the Opukske Reserve, Lake Koyashske is considered to be the saltiest in Crimea – a liter of its water contains 350 grams of salt. The lake’s main highlight is its changing-colour properties that depend on the season(when it’s hot, the water is pink-coloured). The unusual color of the lake is due to the microscopic algae living in the water. Another reason for the lake’s red color is the high population of brine shrimps that live there.
Photo credit: Sergey Anashkevitch
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