“‘There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,’ says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. ‘But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.’
In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.”
That’s actually an amazing fact. Sort if reassuring actually.
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
Hey guys! So, I’ve hit 500 followers, and I thought I might do a mini giveaway - of artwork!
I’m giving away 10 drawings of Marvel characters (from the movies - Avengers, X-men etc) - the pictures below are of some I’ve done before.
So, first 10 to reblog get a drawing - if you’re in the first 10, I’ll message you and ask what character you’d like.