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sixpenceee:

Anatoli Bugorski might be the luckiest scientist of all time.

While poking around the machine, Bugorski stuck his head inside the accelerator and straight into the path of a proton beam.

As it coursed through his skull, the proton beam burned a hole through Bugorski’s brain. While it was painless, he said he was blinded by a flash “brighter than a thousand suns.”

After staggering away from the machine, the left side of his face swelled to enormous proportions. Later, the skin near the entry and exit wounds peeled away, and Bugorski lost hearing in his left ear. However, this Soviet survived his mind-blowing experience, perhaps because the proton beam was moving at nearly the speed of light.

Despite his good luck, Bugorski eventually lost every nerve in the left side of his face becoming partially paralyzed. The proton beam also damaged Bugorski’s mental capabilities, though not as badly as you might expect. Despite his handicap, Bugorski earned a PhD and is still alive today, proving that it takes a lot more than a proton beam to kill a Russian.

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dick-rider-dave-strider:

dick-rider-dave-strider:

grandmoms are precious and must be protected at all costs

i told her i was posting this on tumblr and she said “let me know how many hits i get!!!” so just watch this and make an old woman happy

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philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), patriarch of the highly artistic Peale family. Full of American playfulness, this trompe l’oeil‬ (French for “deceive the eye”) shows two of the artist’s sons, Raphaelle and Titian, heading up to the family’s attic to scratch their creative itch. Raphael holds a palette, brushes, and mahlstick as he looks back out of the real wooden doorway. Charles Willson Peale purportedly did such a great job that he even pulled the wool over the eyes of his friend George Washington, who tipped his hat hello at the youngsters during a visit to the home.You can stop by and meet the boys in gallery 107, in our American Art wing.”Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)" 1795, by Charles Willson PealeSee more of Charles Willson Peale’s work here.

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), patriarch of the highly artistic Peale family. Full of American playfulness, this trompe l’oeil‬ (French for “deceive the eye”) shows two of the artist’s sons, Raphaelle and Titian, heading up to the family’s attic to scratch their creative itch. Raphael holds a palette, brushes, and mahlstick as he looks back out of the real wooden doorway. Charles Willson Peale purportedly did such a great job that he even pulled the wool over the eyes of his friend George Washington, who tipped his hat hello at the youngsters during a visit to the home.

You can stop by and meet the boys in gallery 107, in our American Art wing.

Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)" 1795, by Charles Willson Peale

See more of Charles Willson Peale’s work here.

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those-dead-frenchboys:

iguanamouth:

ugh i want to get really uncomfortably rich and then just. go around and anonymously donate huge amounts of money to people for things like HEY youre trying to move away from your abusive parents?? BAM 10 thousand mystery dollars oh whats that your dog needs surgery?? BAM paid for hey you cant afford to go to that con with your friends?? BAM better get your cosplay ready you fucking nerd

jean valjean

you want to be jean valjean