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darici:

Forth Bridge
The Track of The Flying Scotsman

darici:

Forth Bridge

The Track of The Flying Scotsman

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historyinposters:

Another LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) advertisement poster for the Flying Scotsman express train, this time from 1928.

This is great but also slightly alarming.

historyinposters:

Another LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) advertisement poster for the Flying Scotsman express train, this time from 1928.

This is great but also slightly alarming.

(via grahamyoungdesign)

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Searching for remedies for common illnesses and ailments on the internet

Every time I search for information or help with common illnesses or minor medical issues on the internet I notice the results are depressingly nearly always in one of the below categories:

1) Have you tried THE MOST OBVIOUS POSSIBLE THING? SUCH AS OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE THAT BY THE WAY PROBABLY DOESN’T ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING AT ALL?

2) Here is a list of 15 folk remedies various people vaguely supposed might do some good, based upon no real evidence but many vaguely plausible sounding and optimistic pseudo-scientific explanations.  Put an onion in your ear! Onions exude special ear curing fumes! No wait.. how about you try some lemon juice mixed with salt water? Try acupuncture, a sauna, yoga, and affix magnets to your body, and concentrate hard on removing negative ions. Eat lots of raw garlic and olive oil, also apple cider vinegar has been known for centuries by Ancient Monks to relieve every ailment known to humanity. Even the ones directly caused by too much acid are secretly actually caused by not enough apple cider vinegar! Laugh all you want but you are definitely going to be desperate enough to try at least one of these! Feel free to attribute any success to the remedies you use, using the magic of the placebo effect/confirmation bias.

3) Avoid consuming things that you love, such as coffee, soft drink, gluten, dairy foods, alcohol, smoking, fatty foods, foods that contain hydrogenated fats, acidic foods, alkaline foods, foods that are on both acid and alkaline lists for some reason, anti-foods, and everything that is in your fridge right now. 

4) Have you tried MAJOR SURGERY TO FIX THIS THING THAT YOU THOUGHT WAS TRIVIAL AND MINOR AND DEFINITELY GOING TO GO AWAY?

5) NHS pages and forums featuring comments from people who have been eternally cursed to endure years of suffering from This One thing that you thought was Trival and Minor and Definitely Going to Go Away. Featuring cries of help from those the system has failed, including via botched major surgery, and a grim reminder that temporary misery can, due to cruel twists of fate, become permanent.

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centuriesbehind:

Crewe Hall, Crewe, England

centuriesbehind:

Crewe Hall, Crewe, England

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perplexingly:

Commission for asolitaryrose of their Inquisitor, HaddiyahIt was extremelly fun, thank you for commissioning!

perplexingly:

Commission for asolitaryrose of their Inquisitor, Haddiyah
It was extremelly fun, thank you for commissioning!

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More Seals at Kinghorn

Unexpectedly turned into an absolutely beautiful day yesterday in the evening at Kinghorn. The sun came out just in time to light up the few common seals that were basking on the rocks there. Less of them than usual, and the seals in the bottom two pictures later joined the top one when the rock they were on became fully submerged, so overall there was only three.

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parliamentrook:

grackles are such fancy asshole birds, I love them

photo sources (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)

I had no idea these even existed until yesterday and I feel cheated of this knowledge.

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slobbering:

The Journey

slobbering:

The Journey

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republicx:

Abandoned places by KONTROLLHAMSTER

Abandoned therapeutic bath near Berlin.

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unbearabilityofbeauty:

Majestic Theatre, San Francisco, 1906

unbearabilityofbeauty:

Majestic Theatre, San Francisco, 1906

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maudelynn:

Edna Best, by Dorothy Wilding c.1925
via ebay.com

maudelynn:

Edna Best, by Dorothy Wilding c.1925

via ebay.com

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conorchristopher:

grackle scramble by Steve took it on Flickr.
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seaofuncertaintea:

Gellért Baths — Budapest, Hungary

Inside the thermal baths and a view of the ceilings.

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