1. In theory.

    In theory.

     
  2. 21:11 17th Mar 2014

    Notes: 58

    Reblogged from bobbycaputo

    Tags: interestingedibles

    Whiskey was first created by Irish monks who decided to distil beer. Distill beer! Why WOULDN’T you do that? Even the word “whiskey” is an English bastardization of the Gaelic uisge beatha, literally “water of life.” The oldest licensed distillery in the world is Northern Ireland’s Bushmill’s, with a charter dating back to 1608 that was signed by King James I. So what better drink to toast our Irish heritage, real or temporary, than whiskey?
     
  3. 10:43 16th Mar 2014

    Notes: 210661

    Reblogged from muonna

    Tags: wordsinteresting

    11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

    (Source: visual.ly)

     
  4. (Source: catlady28)

     
    1. China
    2. Iran
    3. Iraq
    4. S Arabia
    5. US
    6. Yemen
    7. Sudan
    8. Afghanistan
    9. Gambia
    10. Japan

    This is unacceptable.

     
  5. Yet another example of the way Facebook invades the privacy of their users! This article reveals that Facebook saves the things you *almost* post. That’s right, Facebook collects your un-posted thoughts. Two Facebookers shared a study done on your “self-cencorship” activities. Their motive is to understand what makes people *not* post, so they can streamline their services to reduce your ability to think twice. A gross manipulation of the wording in their Privacy Policy passes this off as acceptable. I disagree. No, I still do not regret leaving Facebook.

     
  6. Test of Three

    In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

    One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him  excitedly and said,
    "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"

    "Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me,
    I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three.”

    "Test of Three?"

    "That’s correct," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

    "No," the man replied, "actually I just heard about it."

    "All right," said Socrates. "So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?"

    "No, on the contrary…"

    "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him even  though you’re not certain it’s true?"

    The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

    Socrates continued, “You may still pass though because there is a third test - the filter of Usefulness.
    Is what you want to tell me about my student  going to be useful to me?”

    "No, not really…"

    "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor  good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

    The man was defeated and  ashamed and said no more.

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  9. What a cruel, male dominated culture…

    What a cruel, male dominated culture…