untrue-posts:

kv96ic28:

In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.


There was no 1983 sensory deprivation experiment like the one described in this post. The story was first published on creepypasta.com in 2009 (in fact, if you click that link you’ll see a much better and longer version of the tale). But this is the internet, and once stories like that start spreading, and people conveniently leave off the source, then other people take it as fact. And on a site like tumblr, where it can be so readily spread (over 110,000 notes on this post alone, and that doesn’t even take reposts or other versions of the story into account), that’s a lot of people buying into a bunch of hooey if they’re the type to believe everything they read without questioning it.
This photo is actually from the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — a pretty heinous medical experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Alabama, in which people were told that they were being treated for “bad blood,” but the experiment was actually designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The person in the photo above is about to be subjected to a spinal tap, a very painful procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid.
None of the test subjects in the Tuskegee experiment were aware that they were being used as human guinea pigs. They were just told that they were getting free medical treatment. And even after the 1940s, when penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, doctors did not treat the test subjects and withheld information from them about the potential to be cured because they wanted to see what would happen.
American history is pretty ugly when you get past the flag-waving and the pretending that we’re somehow better than other nations.

untrue-posts:

kv96ic28:

In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.

There was no 1983 sensory deprivation experiment like the one described in this post. The story was first published on creepypasta.com in 2009 (in fact, if you click that link you’ll see a much better and longer version of the tale). But this is the internet, and once stories like that start spreading, and people conveniently leave off the source, then other people take it as fact. And on a site like tumblr, where it can be so readily spread (over 110,000 notes on this post alone, and that doesn’t even take reposts or other versions of the story into account), that’s a lot of people buying into a bunch of hooey if they’re the type to believe everything they read without questioning it.

This photo is actually from the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — a pretty heinous medical experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Alabama, in which people were told that they were being treated for “bad blood,” but the experiment was actually designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The person in the photo above is about to be subjected to a spinal tap, a very painful procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid.

None of the test subjects in the Tuskegee experiment were aware that they were being used as human guinea pigs. They were just told that they were getting free medical treatment. And even after the 1940s, when penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, doctors did not treat the test subjects and withheld information from them about the potential to be cured because they wanted to see what would happen.

American history is pretty ugly when you get past the flag-waving and the pretending that we’re somehow better than other nations.

The contrast between Vincent and Chloris’s relationship with Nako never ceases to amuse me.

The contrast between Vincent and Chloris’s relationship with Nako never ceases to amuse me.

askfordoodles:

The love/hate relationship you have with your art is a perfectly natural part of your growth. [source]

askfordoodles:

The love/hate relationship you have with your art is a perfectly natural part of your growth. [source]

georginakincaid:

Crowns are the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection.

rifa:

burnthelightsout:

Photos taken on the days Matt Smith chose his 11th Doctor costume. Some pretty cool variations before finally deciding “bow-ties are cool”.

Wowee fitting photos, its nifty when you get to see stuff like this for big shows and things

Things Used in Fanfiction as Lube & Condoms That Should Never Be Used as Lube or Condoms

wtffanfiction:

Please feel free to send in all the different examples of lube you’ve seen in fanfiction that… really should not be used as lube.

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thenizu:

dansmonunivers:

Tilda Swinton like david Bowie by Craig Mcdean for Vogue italia 

C’est super androgine !

THE CRUSH I HAVE FOR THIS HUMAN BEING YOU GUYS.

Chocolate? CHOCOLATE?
Yùu:Caster worldbuild~
Yùu:The first time Nako tastes chocolate was when Vincent gives it to him
Yùu:Someone had pushed it into his hands and he wasn't really a fan
Yùu:Nako, having never tasted chocolate before takes a bite
Yùu:And then, like a crack addict shooting up for the first time
Yùu:Pupils dilate, his breathing quickens and he shakes a little
Yùu:Then. After a moment of 'oh Jesus take the wheel'
Yùu:He stuffs the whole bar into his face
Yùu:And stares up at Vincent with crazed eyes.