historicphoto:

Photos ranging from 1880s-1930s.

Thylacines are Australia’s most notorious extinct animals; they were wiped out in just over 100 years of European settlement in Tasmania. While some people believe they are still alive in the wild, there is no firm evidence that this is true. The last known Thylacine died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.

Because of the pattern of brown stripes over their bodies they were often called Tasmanian Tigers. But Thylacines were shy, fragile animals that sometimes died suddenly in captivity from stress. Thylacines had long, slender, dog-like bodies with stiff tails, large heads and incredibly powerful jaws.

There are large gaps in our knowledge of Thylacine biology. They made a husky barking sound, but there is no recording of it. Breeding probably occurred in winter and spring. Young Thylacines were born hairless and helpless like all marsupials, and lived in their mother’s pouch until they were too big to be carried. Males also had a pouch although it was not used to rear young. Adults probably lived to about seven years of age.

Historic accounts of their hunting behaviour describe it as stamina hunting, not stealth or ambush. With a stiff, relatively slow gait, they chased their prey until it was exhausted.

(Source: museumvictoria.com.au)

tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.
What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”
This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)

tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.

What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”

This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)

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sorelatable:

It’s so frustrating when you’re like the only person who can see how evil and sneaky someone is and everyone else is like blind to it

(via trust)

jabberjais:

do you hear that?

its the sound of NO FUCKING SCHOOL TOMORROW

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maxeth:

toastydoodles:

How to fix all problems in Five Nights at Freddy’s. Either that or, y’know, quitting after the first night!

(No, Pirate Cove guy, you don’t get anything. >:C)

someone didn’t understand what the phone guy said about getting a suit

(Source: -teesa-, via daddyfuckedme)

"They’re like, 12"

— The correct way to refer to anyone younger than you (via assguard)

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tomtribbleston:

oreoofficial:

girls go to the bathroom together because they have to perform hourly rituals to the dark lord satan. this is a fact

i am girl i can confirm this

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