"This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy who invented the daguerreotype process of photography.
Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being.
Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined.”
Correction: The First Photograph of Human Beings. There’s two in this photo. The shoe shiner is a bit obscured by the young tree, but he’s still there. You can make out his arm and his hat, and clearly see that he’s kneeling by the standing man’s shoe.
This is really neat, no doubt, but there’s a long history of society ignoring poor people —whether it’s their contributions or even just their presence— in important moments in history. So, just so you know, there are TWO people in this photograph.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS STUFF
I BOUGHT IT
TRIED IT ONCE
I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE
IT WAS STICKY AND CEMENTED MY LIPS TOGETHER
IT GOT ON EVERYTHING
IT DIDN’T SUPER-STAY
I THREW IT INTO MY DRAWER WITHOUT ANOTHER THOUGHT
AND THEN OUT OF THE BLUE I DECIDED TO TRY IT AGAIN
HOPE IN MY HEART, PEACE IN MY SOUL, I DECIDED TO TRY IT AGAIN
I READ THE DIRECTIONS
AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, I SAW THE LIGHT
I COULD SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN WAS GONE
YOU HAVE TO PUT THE RED STUFF ON FIRST
WAIT FOR IT TO DRY
COMPLETELY (I MISSED THIS STEP BEFORE)
IT SHOULD BE SO DRY AND IF YOU KISS THE BACK OF YOUR HAND, NO MARK SHOULD SHOW
AND THEN I PUT THE BALM ON (I ORIGINALLY TRIED PUTTING THE BALM ON FIRST…. DON’T DO THAT.)
AND IT GOT RID OF ALL THE STICKINESS
AND THE RED DOESN’T EVEN GET ALL UP IN THE WHITE BALM
IT WAS A MIRACLE
THIS STUFF IS THE FUCKING BEST
IT STAYS ON FOR A REALLY LONG TIME
IT DOESN’T GET ON ANYTHING
AMAZING I WANT TO BUY THIS IN FORTY SHADES OKAY I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO TRY IT
NO BUT DO KEEP IN MIND THAT IT REALLY DOES STAY ON FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME
AS IN, LONG ENOUGH TO FORCE YOU TO SCRUB IT OFF AT THE END OF THE DAY
THIS STUFF ISN’T FOR THE WEAK, THIS IS FOR THE POWERFUL BADASSES WHO WASH THE BLOOD OF THEIR ENEMIES OUT OF THEIR CLOTHES AT THE END OF THE DAY LIKE ITS NOTHING
YO LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THAT THING
THAT IS A DREAM COME TRUE BUT ALSO A NIGHTMARE LIKE
THIS IS ME JUST BEFORE WENT OUT THE WHOLE DAY
HELL YEAH I FELT HELLA CUTE AND POWERFUL RIGHT THIS IS THE POWER RED LIPSTICK HAS ON ME
WELL LATER I RETURN HOME AND CHANGE GLASSES AND WOWIE IT’S STILL THERE AWESOME
THEN JUST FOR SCIENCE I DECIDED TO SLEEP WITH IT OKAY
I WOKE UP THE NEXT DAY LIKE THIS
AND THEN AGAIN FOR SCIENCE, I DIDN’T RUB IT OFF AT THE SHOWER JUST TO SEE IF IT WAS WATERPROOF TOO AND
I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG WOULD THAT HAVE LASTED IF I DIDN’T TAKE IT OFF AFTER THAT PHOTO BUT LET ME TELL YOU THIS MUST BE MADE OF THE BLOOD OF OUR ENEMIES I ACCEPT NO OTHER EXPLANATION
BRB GOING TO THE STORE
Sollux is on staff so I’m sure we won’t be experiencing any technical difficulties today.
Holy crap that’s me!
I’m back on my dash again!
PS: I think the funniest tags are people who think this is me cosplaying at my job. Wow, no—well, technically no. Everyone who guessed ACen was right. I did this back in 2012 working Registration (cosplay is totally allowed when working Reg at Anime Central).
The person who took this pic screamed “Sollux I love you!”, so I popped up to the counter and gave them a thumbs-up!
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As he looks into the distance, the Forest Nymph knows he’ll find them.. by Gio Volpe
SHIT I WAS JUST WONDERING IF HE EVER FOUND THEM
It’s 2014 and a meme just made me laugh so hard I cried.
whats this homestuck garbage doing in hamlet
You know what would be cool? HD remakes of the original Spyro trilogy. I wanna fight Gnasty Gnorc in 1080P. Smash Ripto into the ground with beautiful graphics. Kick the Sorceress’s ass in a world that outdoes Skyrim’s beauty.
It would make me so happy if the whole game looked like this.
Hairy frog. (Trichobatrachus robustus)
Everybody sit down, because I promise that you aren’t ready for the tornado of badassery that I am about to send your way.
When attacked, the hairy frog will break its own bones and force them through its toe pads to create mad claw-type-things.
This frog goes full wolverine on whatever was crazy enough to take it on. Although it isn’t known how the frog retracts it’s insane bone-claws (no one was stupid enough to hang around once they saw it enter X-men mode, clearly), it’s thought that the claws later retract passively, while the damaged tissue is regenerated.
It’s literally a few drops of adamantium away from changing its name to Logan.
Image: Gustavo Carra
Also known as: Horror frog (no I’m not joking)