May 21, 1932: Amelia Earhart Breaks Records
On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She departed from Newfoundland and landed in a pasture in Northern Ireland.
Amelia Earhart may have been the most well-known woman pilot of her time, but she was neither the first nor the last to achieve great heights in the world of American Aviation. Check out American Experience's “Women in Flight” photo gallery for more.
Photo: Amelia Earhart, c. 1928 (Library of Congress)
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Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs
jesus that is good to know.
Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies
Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs.
So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.
So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!
The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!
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Wei Gensheng - a crane operator, used his sky-high position working on what will be the second highest building in the world, to take award-winning photographs of the amazing Shanghai skyline. The Shanghai Tower is set to be the world’s second largest freestanding building and highest in China – which will be an incredible 121 stories (2,073 ft or twice the height of the Eiffel Tower) when it is completed in 2014.
Albert Bierstadt, Storm in the Mountains, c. 1870
Things to think about when studying:
- Is this an example of a sublime or pastoral landscape?
- What group of painters / movement was Bierstadt a part of?