Lavoisier is having none of your shit.
Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.
Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject.
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.
I LOVE IT
A Dutch sniper lets a child pose on veterans day with the Barret M-82 this weapon is easily capable of taking somebody’s head clean off from a mile away, through a solid concrete wall. This rifle is able to literally rip apart a human being. Its very saddening and sickening to see that they let children pose with this horrifying murderous weapon.
“State propaganda, when supported by the educated classes and when no deviation is permitted from it, can have a big effect. It was a lesson learned by Hitler and many others, and it has been pursued to this day.”
You’re making false claims about the capability of this weapon. It does posess a extremely high ballistic coefficient but it cannot blow your head clean off through a wall at 1000 yards.
The barrett itself is more of a gimmicky weapon that a true tactical deployment. common myths include:
"The shockwave of the bullet can tear your arm off even if the shooter misses.”
False. The sheer disruption of air around a flying object smaller than your thumb is not going to detach a limb from your body.
"It can take someones head clean off at over a mile!”
>how do I into terminal ballistics? Though the round (usually 670 gr. or so) carries quite a bit of kinetic energy, it’s penetration velocity and energy transference are not even close to being intense enough to remove the head from someones body.
"Its so powerful, it can bring down a commercial jet in one shot!”
We have weapons designed to fire larger rounds than this, at a rate of 4,500 rounds per minute (thats 75 rounds a second btw), to BRING DOWN AIRCRAFT. And they still have trouble sometimes. So let’s put this “mythbusters” worthy bullshit aside.
I could do this all day. The Barrett M82, though ridiculously enjoyable to shoot, is insanely expensive for civilian ownership and in the battlefield it’s not as tactically applicable as you might think. Hardly the “instrument of mass death and destruction” that you people like to make it out to be. Hey, gotta have ‘dem buzzwords though, right?
I suppose you could say I am quite familiar with this weapon.
^^An actual professional giving facts
Prince Harry and John Barrowman both do a mutual high five/ass slap combo omg
Can we just appreciate that John smacked Prince Harry’s royal ass so hard that the guy actually had to rub himself a little while John waves his hand
Can we just appreciate that John smacked Prince Harry’s royal ass
It’s basically illegal not to reblog this.