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I have legit injuries from all the paper-cutting I did yesterday

How I am going to teach my classes today is as yet undetermined.

Classroom currency for our unit on earning an income. This may be the best unit I ever create. It’s over, I might as well stop now! jkjk but seriously I’m very proud of this one! 

Classroom currency for our unit on earning an income. This may be the best unit I ever create. It’s over, I might as well stop now! jkjk but seriously I’m very proud of this one! 

hisnamewasbeanni:

tiddlemypiddle:

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

WE ALL KNOW WHY
WE ALL FUCKIN’ KNOW WHY

Because you didn’t take advanced medieval history. We can’t teach you everything. Stop expecting every interesting thing in the world to be taught at fucking school. Have you seen the crap schools have to fucking deal with?
Also a bunch of you probably were taught this, or at least told to research sources that would have taught it to you, and didn’t pay attention.
I’m not saying schools are perfect. Not by a long shot. Not at all. But stop expecting them to cover everything you personally find interesting and skip everything you personally find boring.
Fuck off.

hisnamewasbeanni:

tiddlemypiddle:

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 

Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.

Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.

Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”

Milan:Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.

Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

WE ALL KNOW WHY

WE ALL FUCKIN’ KNOW WHY

Because you didn’t take advanced medieval history. We can’t teach you everything. Stop expecting every interesting thing in the world to be taught at fucking school. Have you seen the crap schools have to fucking deal with?

Also a bunch of you probably were taught this, or at least told to research sources that would have taught it to you, and didn’t pay attention.

I’m not saying schools are perfect. Not by a long shot. Not at all. But stop expecting them to cover everything you personally find interesting and skip everything you personally find boring.

Fuck off.

(Source: )

My grade 10s just finished a party planning project for their math unit

So guess who is wrapping up the unit tomorrow with a partay?!?! This kid, right here! 

The document I have to submit to the University is already 18 pages long. I am only 1/4 done my internship. There is NO WAY anyone is EVER going to read this document. I can’t even bring myself to do it!

pothepolarbear:

selfprofessedmathnerd:

missveryvery:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

pothepolarbear:

Some people still think Beauxbatons was for girls and Durmstrang was for boys.

THANK YOU

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gee i wonder why

I’m not sure that proves there were girls from Durmstrang… after reading the books I thought there were only (or at least mostly) boys at Durmstrang, but there were definitely girls at Beauxbatons (which no one seems to know how to pronounce in that film). TL;DR — I liked Durmstrang in the movie but Beauxbatons bothered me. 

Okay, well how about this screenshot from Pottermore

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Haha so it is cannon that there were girls at Durmstrang… but that doesn’t prove it was in the books. Like I said, I’m not sure how it was in the books, I’m just sure how I remember reading it was relatively ambiguous, but there were definitely boys from Beauxbatons. 

missveryvery:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

pothepolarbear:

Some people still think Beauxbatons was for girls and Durmstrang was for boys.

THANK YOU

image

image

gee i wonder why

I’m not sure that proves there were girls from Durmstrang… after reading the books I thought there were only (or at least mostly) boys at Durmstrang, but there were definitely boys at Beauxbatons (which no one seems to know how to pronounce in that film). TL;DR — I liked Durmstrang in the movie but Beauxbatons bothered me. 

This made my period 4 way better than it would have been otherwise.

(Source: oldblueeyes)

overlyattachedthirdwheel:

kerrimary:

urgentcum:

I DID NOT KNOW SIRI COULD DO THIS REBLOG TO SAVE SOMEONES LIFE

Reblogging for any maths people

selfprofessedmathnerd did you know this was a thing?!

I did not know it was a thing but I do not let them use cell phones on exams so as far as I’m concerned that is really very cool! 

overlyattachedthirdwheel:

kerrimary:

urgentcum:

I DID NOT KNOW SIRI COULD DO THIS REBLOG TO SAVE SOMEONES LIFE

Reblogging for any maths people

selfprofessedmathnerd did you know this was a thing?!

I did not know it was a thing but I do not let them use cell phones on exams so as far as I’m concerned that is really very cool! 

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