52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.
His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
thinking for yourself.
might just save the god damn world.
The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”
Why do they put us through so much, for it to end this way?
I just realized that the lack of acceptance for asexuals is literally the dumbest thing.
Like, you can’t handle the thought of two dudes kissing? Okay you’re dumb and terrible whatever.
But you can’t handle the idea… Of someone… Not kissing anyone? What are you worried about? They’re gonna eat too much mac n cheese?? Draw too many dinosaurs??? Tell me
wet dream: being financially secure with a career i enjoy
Remember when Kim Possible was on Lilo and Stitch?
Or How about when The Proud Family decided to visit?
Or when those fucking kids from Recess came over to Hawaii
Lilo was a popular little bitch.
the conflicting art styles are making me uncomfortable…
Squirrel being fed by a marionette of an old lady being controlled by an old lady. My life is complete
New pic from 1D wwabook app (mine)
above: “Harry training in Oslo at the top of a mountain”
ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.
(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)
The intense evolution of Jared Padalecki’s hair from 2002-2013.
1. The Disney-Channel-Heartthrob.
2. The Straight-Down-The-Middle.
3. The I’m-Adorable.
4. The Curl-Behind-The-Ears.
5. The Farrah-Fawcett.
6. The Can-I-Borrow-A-Brush.
7. The How-About-Some-Pointed-Sideburns.
8. The It-Keeps-My-Neck-Warm.
9. The…Wait, what hair?
10. The Oh-Hey-There-Mutton-Chops.
11. The I-Don’t-Own-Scissors.
12. The…I just give up.
the winchesters christmas caroling
#real lines from the show
let’s see how many times I can reblog this before christmas…
This is what i expect of the musical episode