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A human being weighing 70 kilograms contains among other things:
-45 litres of water
-Enough chalk to whiten a chicken pen
-Enough phosphorus for 2,200 matches
-Enough fat to make approximately 70 bars of soap
-Enough iron to make a two inch nail
-Enough carbon for 9,000 pencil points
-A spoonful of magnesium
I weigh more than 70 kilograms.

And I remember a TV series called Cosmos. Carl Sagan would walk around on a set that was meant to look like space, speaking in large numbers. On one of the shows he sat in front of a tank full of all the substances human beings are made of. He stirred the tank with a stick wondering if he would be able to create life.
He didn’t succeed.

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Erlend Loe, Naïve. Super (via observando)

sarajevomoja:

David Suzuki in this interview about facing the reality of climate change and other environmental issues from Moyers & Company.

wow this is so true

"Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own."
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot (via observando)
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding."
Bill Bullard (via katelouisepowell)

darkpuck:

awkwardsituationist:

the remote, secluded and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range five hundred years ago during the ming dynasty. during the early spring season, when these photos were taken, the terraces, once planted, are irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create these images.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier
(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

it looks like stained glass :O

"In the end, it’s not the changes that will break your heart; it’s that tug of familiarity."
Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (via observando)

2headedsnake:

Tara Donovan

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
Ernest Hemingway (via wordsthat-speak)
"I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that."
Ernest Hemingway, from Winner Take Nothing (via violentwavesofemotion)