A collection of the most embarrassing parts of my ID, with apologies. Oh, and a lot of Nick Grimshaw. >___>

 

“I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen. And now, as we are gearing up for the release of season 2, it feels liberating and appropriate to live my life in front of you.”

(Source: frankydagostino)

acehamlet:

for generations to come, people will speak of the Baked Alaska Disaster of 2014. our children’s children will listen with terror and awe to the legends of the wrath of the russet gandalf and it shall live in song until the isle of albion has slipped beneath the waves. 

(Source: mercurien)

alpha-andromedae:

pyrrhiccomedy:

pikestaff:

This town in Russia is called Zheleznogorsk.

Their flag and coat of arms is a bear splitting the atom.

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That is all.

*kicks down door, knocks over end table, vase crashes to the floor*

No that is NOT all, because Zheleznogorsk is really interesting.

It was a secret city, established in 1950 in the middle of Nowhere, Siberia for the purpose of researching nuclear weaponry and producing massive quantities of plutonium, the facilities for which were hidden inside a hollowed-out mountain. It appeared on no maps and no census data. Although more than 100,000 people lived there at one point, satellite imagery would have shown only a fairly small mining town. The mountain complex contained 3,500 rooms and three plutonium reactors, which were kept cool by one of the mightiest river in Siberia. The space had been excavated by tens of thousands of gulag slave laborers, who removed more rock from inside the mountain than was used to build the Great Pyramids. Protected under the granite peak of the mountain, these facilities would survive a direct nuclear attack.

No one called it “Zheleznogorsk.” Officially, it was “Krasnoyarsk-26,” which is something like naming a city ‘Arizona-17.’ Residents traveling outside the city called it Iron Town, if they had to refer to it at all. They were under strict instructions never to reveal to anyone the actual business of Krasnoyarsk-26. 

And life there was fantastic. People living and working in the secret city received some of the best wages in the Soviet Union. There were sports stadiums, public gardens, a movie theater, and the shortages notorious in the rest of the USSR were unknown. The best nuclear scientists in Russia lived in a sealed-off utopia. 

A third of all the nuclear weapons produced in Russia during the Cold War were powered by fuel from Zheleznogorsk. At the time, the image of the great Russian bear ripping apart an atom with brute strength wouldn’t have seemed very funny at all.

Yes but Zheleznogorsk MEANS Iron Town.

norcross:

I wasn’t ready to read this sentence. not sure I’d *ever* be.
itscalledfashionlookitup:

of all the possible sentences that can be strung together using the english language, this is not one that my brain was prepared to process

norcross:

I wasn’t ready to read this sentence. not sure I’d *ever* be.

itscalledfashionlookitup:

of all the possible sentences that can be strung together using the english language, this is not one that my brain was prepared to process

(Source: mechagod)

the-dyad-group:

What a lot of people don’t know is that in Britain after tv shows end there are surges in demand for power as everyone switches on their kettles. This is an actual real thing that happens and this is what happened last night after the Great British Bake Off

the-dyad-group:

What a lot of people don’t know is that in Britain after tv shows end there are surges in demand for power as everyone switches on their kettles. This is an actual real thing that happens and this is what happened last night after the Great British Bake Off

ironreavers asked
yess flying lessons would be tough....... but i did the easy way and resolved to ride every ferris wheel i could. HE WAS ALSO MY SGA FAVE AND I WISH PEOPLE ADORED HIM MORE HE WAS SUCH A LITTLE SNARKY MYSTERY WRAPED IN ??!?!! HAIR PRODUCT CHOICES

THAT WAS MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT HIM. HE FASCINATED ME. GODDDDD, JOHN SHEPPARD, LET ME LOVE YOU.

Have you seen the video of JFlan explaining his hair? I don’t even know if I’d be able to find it, but he talked about how the hair people on the show would try to tame his very much non-army-regulation hair and for, like, a moment, all of his hair would be down. And then…ping! One bit of hair. Ping! Two bits of hair. PING PING PING, all the hair at the crown of his head. I JUST LOVE HIM AND HIS UNRULY HARRY POTTER HAIR SO MUUUUUUUUCH.