OH MY GOD APPARENTLY TAKING AN ARROW TO THE KNEE WAS AN OLD NORDIC SLANG FOR GETTING MARRIED
I THOUGHT THAT ALL THOSE GUYS IN SKYRIM HAD LITERALLY BEEN SHOT IN THEIR KNEES WITH ARROWS BUT I GUESS NOT
And at that moment, the foundation of that entire meme became something like this:
So much yes for this.
I fancy this man.
LIBRO DE OBLIVION
Libro jodidamente épico hecho a mano.
This is still so fucking cool. I just want one so badly and D:
I need this :(
Why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger: The Chinese give a beautiful explanation to this. The thumb represents your parents. The index finger represents your siblings. The middle finger represents yourself. The ring finger represents your life partner. The little finger/pinky represents your children. Hold your hands together like the picture. Join your middle fingers back-to-back, and the remaining fingers tip-to-tip. Now, try to separate your thumbs. They will separate because your parents are not destined to live with you forever. Rejoin your thumbs and separate your index fingers. They will separate because your siblings will have their own families and lead their own lives. Rejoin your index fingers and separate your little fingers/pinkies. They will separate because your children will grow up, get married, and settle down. Rejoin your little fingers/pinkies and try to separate your ring finger. They will not be able to separate because your life partner is meant to be with you throughout your entire life, through thick and thin.
Ever wondered what it wold be like to stand inside a particle physics detector, or visit a deep-underground physics lab? Now you can find out in this interactive tour of SNOLAB, a particle physics lab constructed in a working nickel mine, 2 km below the surface in Sudbury, Ontario.
Click on number 19 on the map and look up — you won’t regret it. You’ll find yourself inside a spherical chamber full of photomultiplier tubes — fantastically sensitive light detectors. This is SNO+. When filled with liquid, the experiment will detect particles as they pass through, generating miniscule flashes of light.
Click around the other numbers to visit other experiments, the showers (the entire lab is a cleanroom, so you’d better get yourself squeaky-clean!) control room with computers, and even the lunchroom.
Why does the lab need to be so deep underground? That’s to avoid otherwise-confounding signals due to cosmic rays — high energy particles from space, which interact in our atmosphere.