98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
Wow, amazing! I think this is something I needed to see. Did I just get inspired by a plant?
Capturing the attitude of Lord Jean de Dunois, the Bastard of Orleans. Thanks for the photo @kaylalian19 oops, doesn’t fit on instagram! #JehanneLaPucelle
King Candy Animation Test-Eric Goldberg
THIS is how you use the flash animation program. By being exceptional FIRST. If you’re an amazing artist/animator, the FLASH program will not change that. If you’re mediocre & weak artist/animator, the FLASH program will not change that.
“Although she was a young girl, beautiful and shapely, and when helping to arm her or otherwise I have often seen her breasts, and although sometimes when I was dressing her wounds I have seen her legs quite bare, and I have gone close to her many times - and I was strong, young and vigorous in those days - never, despite any sight or contact I had with the Maid, was my body moved to any carnal desire for her, nor were any of her soldiers or squires moved in this way.” - Jean D’Aulon, head of her military household
“On the way both Bertrand and I slept each night with her. The Maid slept beside us without taking off her doublet and breeches; and as for me, I was in such awe of her that I would not have dared go near her; and I tell you on my oath that I never had any desire of carnal feelings for her.” - Jean de Novelompont, a knight, part of her military household
“In the field she was always with the soldiers, and I have heard many of Joan’s intimates say that they never had any desire for her. That is to say they sometimes had a carnal urge but never dared to give way to it; and they believed that it was impossible to desire her. And often if they were talking among themselves about the sins of the flesh, and using words that might have aroused lecherous thoughts, when they saw her and drew near to her, they could not speak like this any more. Suddenly their sexual feelings were checked. I have questioned several of those who often slept at night close to Joan, and they answered me as I have said, adding that they never felt sensual desire when they saw her.” - Gobert Thibault, another knight