Thanks @Tumblr photos, now I really want to visit San Francisco.
Oh Australian graffiti artists. You are doing it so, so right.
Explosive pods launch seeds up to 20ft
(Source: ForGIFs.com, via brilliantbotany)
Have been quietly irritated by those who can’t figure out the iPhone camera but are “savvy” enough to turn off all background apps. Now I can be loudly annoyed!
March 28th 1854: Britain and France declare war on Russia
On this day in 1854 in a pivotal moment of the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia. This conflict originated in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars when Europe tried to rebuild and ensure future stability. One of the concerns was the crumbling Ottoman-Turkish empire, known as the ‘sick man of Europe’. The Russians planned to carve up the European part of Turkey, but Turkey objected and eventually declared war. The war was also prompted by debates over the rights of Christians in the Holy Land, which was under Ottoman control. Britain and France, each with their own interests in the preservation of the Ottoman regime, also joined the war when Russian troops failed to withdraw from the Russo-Turkish border. The allies decided to land in the Crimea to assault the Russian naval base at Sevastopol in order to gain the Black Sea. The siege took far longer than expected, and made Crimea the primary front of the war. The Crimean war was characterised by poor military leadership on both sides and a failure to adapt tactics to modern weaponry. The Battle of Balaclava in October saw the infamous British ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’, a frontal assault against Russian artillery. Eventually Sevastopol fell, the Russians were defeated, and the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in March 1856. This war has been the subject of much recent discussion due to Russia’s controversial annexation of Crimea, which was previously an autonomous region of Ukraine.
160 years ago today
When will they learn?
All aboard the sourdough bread train! Whoot whoot!
Definitely getting much better at this baking game.
Guy in yoga pants pranks creepy dudes (again)
Gorgeous tattoos from history. See a timeline from the 1900s to present here.
How unemployed young people see the internet
When you’re unemployed, the world doesn’t look the same as it does for everybody else. Ads are taunting you, price tags are mocking you. If you have ever wondered why a jobless young person opens a seemingly harmless website and sighs, sobs or swears, read on – here’s what they’re seeing
The solution I found to this, was to stop reading the papers.
The northern lights illuminate the UK – in pictures
The aurora borealis could be seen across skies in Scotland, Northumberland and as far south as Essex on Thursday night. See more
• Did you spot the northern lights? Share your images via GuardianWitness
Seeing the aurora is on my bucket list and I can’t believe I wasn’t in England when it came to visit!
I’m utterly amazed by this video, and am now feeling very mixed emotions.
Staring HOMEMADE BACON, and HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH (nominated for best supporting roll).
Today I smoked my own home cured #bacon. What did you do today?