- Dating: circa 1800
- Culture: Caucasian
- Measurements: overall length 55 cm
The dagger has a wide, straight, double-edged blade with deep, asymmetrical grooves, featuring golden decorations for the first part of the blade. At the forte there’s cartouche with inscriptions. The dagger has the typical grip with wooden grip scales featuring gold-inlaid iron mounts.
Hunting Sword (Hanger)
- Dated: circa 1630
- Culture: British
- Medium: steel, wood
- Measurements: overall length 74 cm; blade length 63 cm; blade width 3.8 cm; hilt length 13 cm
- Inscriptions: on the blade, obverse; inscribed: FERARA; reverse inscribed ANDRIA
- Provenance: Gardner Sale, Sotheby’s 20/11/29, lot 20A
The pommel of the sword is made of steel and has the shape of an eagle’s head. The knuckle-guard curves outward at the top under the eagle’s beak and swells at midpoint to an oval cartouche crudely carved on each side as a human mask. The weapon has very short downcurled rear quillon, its terminal formed as an eagle’s head en suite with the pommel.
The large, sharply turned down shell-guard is carved on the outside ‘à jour’ with leaves and tendrils enclosing another mask, turned upward. Two of the tendrils end in grotesque heads are reminiscent of the ‘Babewyns’. The sword has a curved blade with a back-edge and a long narrow fuller against the back. On the obverse of the blade, lies an inscription, ‘FERARA’, and on the reverse ‘ANDRIA’.
Horribly disturbing photo.
A vulture waiting for a starving child in Africa to die so that it can eat it up.
This was shot by a photojournalist named Kevin Carter in 1993-94 when he had gone to Sudan to report about the famine. The photo received lot of accolades and he was even awarded the Pulitzer prize for photography.
Carter himself said later that he spent 20 mins adjusting the camera to take the best shot. And immediately after taking the pic, he fled from the scene without helping the child. It seems the child was actually crawling towards a food camp which was just 200 meters away. All he needed to do after taking the photo was to pick the child and spend a min to walk till the camp and leave it there, which he unfortunately did not do. He also said that he felt guilty for not having helped the child and returned to the same place after a week and was told that the child was no more.
This created lot of roars across the world and every newspaper/magazine criticized him for not being human enough to help the child.
The St. Petersburg Times in Florida said : “The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering, might just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene”
3 months after winning the Pulitzer prize, Carter committed suicide.
That is disgusting. He had the ability to play god- still time, display the grief and suffering that can afflict humanity, portray the struggle of life and death; he had the chance to play god, and save a child, and keep death away for a bit longer… instead he chose the low road and took a picture to display to humanity.
Sometimes the worst thing is to do nothing at all.
I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
- scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
- the idea to put ants on stilts
- there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
- confused ants
When ever I hear or see someone with so much anger and hatred,I always wonder,what or who hurt this person so bad that they have apathy towards people or society.anger,much like sadness,is a secondary emotion,the primary being hurt.I myself have a secondary to be sad than angry.I find it better to be sad than mad because when you’re angry you hurt everyone around you but when you’re sad you only hurt yourself.however,even that’s not good,you shouldn’t hurt yourself because someone hurt you.we instead should ask why is it I feel the way I feel and express the way we were hurt us,because to keep it inside is no good either.if the person who hurt you refuses to listen and continues to hurt you ignore that person and get them out of your lives because if they’re are not someone you love why should you let them hurt you and if it is someone you love ask if they are worth being hurt for.
I’m going to start school full time next week,might as well get my games and Netflix out of the way.
After like two months or so I finally have my room to myself.I’ve been sharing my room with my sister and my baby nephew.she finally decided to go to our aunts house for awhile because she can’t stand my grandpa.
okay, storytime. At a group sleepover, there’s this girl, the most innocent thing you’ve ever met, k? She nods off on the couch early on in the night. As everyone’s getting ready to play cards, one of my friends lean back and hears her mumbling in her sleep.
My friend motions for everyone to be quiet. The girl snuggles her blanket, smiles, and in the sweetest voice, says, “Go on, Brandon. You can jump. It’s only 30 stories.”