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"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."

— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)

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commitstosparklemotion:

"A cult film, also commonly referred to  as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation." 

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politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!

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Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails

npr:

Hi there

As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>

+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH  +++

However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a  large lump of ice    “-berg”

Cheers 

Kevin*

*We checked with Kevin before posting this.

Kevin Beesley

Europe Editor

NPR National Public Radio

Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote

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foodffs:

Crème Brûlée for One From ‘Paris Pastry Club’
Really nice recipes. Every hour.
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humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…
(Amritsar, India)

humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…

(Amritsar, India)

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70sscifiart:

The collected escapades of Space Cat

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windypoplarsroom:

Vintage French postcard, 1913.

windypoplarsroom:

Vintage French postcard, 1913.

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