America.

In the weekly issues of TIME Magazine, there is an interesting fact that is bothersome. 

There are 4 types of issues released, US, Europe, Asia and South Pacific. Here are some examples of how the US version can be a little bit different than the other three. Take a look.

During Egypt’s revolution, TIME shows chooses this picture as a cover and then for the American cover, information on anxiety seems to be more important.

 

This is not a single occurrence. Here are some other examples:

 

Though I am glad to learn that the content is the same but it still brings up a lot of questions. Do American’s need their covers dumbed down to sell? Or do we really care so little about what’s going on outside our borders?

 

 

Strange Inventions From the Past

 

Here is an ice mask from 1947 used to cure hangovers. Looks kind of pleasant

 

This fancy baby carriage from 1931 might not be so stylish but you can go for a stroll without worrying about gas attacks!

A single wheeled motorcycle from 1931 kind of looks like that one thing from South Park…

 

Protect your face from snow storms in 1939!

 

Protect your cigarette from the rain with this handy device. (1939)

Is this brilliant or is it just me? You wear these and can read laying down, I need some for my laptop. (1936)

 

This gun takes a picture when it is fired from 1938.

 

First four women in history complete marine infantry training.

The four started out as 15 as the first to volunteer for a Marine Corps Pilot course. 

An announcement made in January by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey was that there would be integration of women into combat jobs that used to only allow men. This decision covers all service branches.

These women had to keep up with the men during training and were able to do so.

For now, they won’t be assigned to a unit, but go back to a non-combative unit.

More women will be put through training like this in the next year and others are close to completing. It’s a very exciting story for women in general and a big step for the military.

The women who want to join the ranks of the men will have to fight hard for their place. It will be exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally but it will be a good change for the country.

Here is a photo of the four women and a link below to read more.

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/four-female-marines-pass-infantry-training-2013-11

“Smell this. Is it still good to eat?”

Moving out on my own has been quite the experience. Shopping for food is quite the learning process. I either buy way too much food for the week or not even close to enough. I am finding that I really don’t know much about food and how much it lasts. I am always smelling things to see if it’s still ‘good.’

I found this diagram that seems helpful and that I plan on using in the future to help me out.

 

Funny Halloween Pictures

I love the internet because of all the fun things people do that gets recorded and shared. Here are some of my findings that go in theme with Halloween coming up. 

A very serious operation. They make a good team.

 

Daughter wanted to be a trash can for Halloween. She will be going places! Maybe not college but places.

 

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!

 

It took me a couple times before I fully understood what was going on here.

 

This is all made from pumpkins. Spooky!

 

90’s kid favorite from the show Hey Arnold!

 

Pulp fiction dogs!

Turning to Stone

Tanzanian Lake turns animals into ‘stone’.

Photographer Nick Brandt said:

         I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry. I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.

Swallowed by the Desert

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

 

I had always thought this picture was a painting till I found more information on it. It is a photograph taken in the slowly sinking city in the desert of southern Namibia, Africa, a ghost town called Kolmanskop.

In the 1900’s, diamonds were found just sitting on the sand and people flocked to the desert. Kolmanskop became a mining town but after WW1, sales prices for diamonds dropped significantly and the town turned into a ghost town.

 

Kolmanskop ghost town

ghost town in the namibian desert kolmanskopKolmannskuppe - Sand in House

 

For more information and the rest of the pictures:

Devoured By The Desert

Having a rough week?

Here are some pictures to help get you through the rest of it!

Baby Ocelot 

 

British Shorthair kitten

 

 

So fabulous.

 

 

So relaxing to watch.

 

Who doesn’t like boxes of kittens? And what kittens don’t like boxes?

 

 

Forest in California

 

 

London in 1904. 

 

The Neushwanstein Castle in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t feel at least a little better after that, you should probably start watching some kitten youtube videos. Have a good day!