#Repost @aahsocute ・・・ Do you want to take a tour and travel the world with Wikipedia hot air balloon? 🌎🌍🌏 Have you ever tried balloon tour before? What it feels like? 🤔 . Search “wikipedia” for the gif. . #wikipedia #wikipediastickers #traveltheword #travel #world #gif #sticker #giphy #giphyarts #giphyartist #hotairballoon
#Repost @jenniferhiggie ・・・ Best not to read this if you’re feeling like an under-achiever / a bit lazy. A self-portrait from 1633 by Anna Maria van Schurman, who was born 5 November 1607. She was a Dutch painter, engraver, poet and intellectual, who - although she maintained she was a self-taught artist - probably studied engraving with Magdalena van de Passe. Throughout her life she conducted a robust defence of female education and also made the reformation of the church her life goal. In 1636, she was the first woman to enrol in a European University (Utrecht ) and was fluent in 14 languages, including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic; she also composed a grammar for Ethiopic. She was a prolific writer, although much of her work has been lost. Her book ‘Nobiliss. Virginis Annae Mariae a Schurman Opuscula Hebraea Graeca Latina et Gallica, Prosaica et Metrica (Minor works in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and French in prose and poetry by the most noble Anne Maria van Schurman )’ was published in 1648 and her controversial ‘The Learned Maid or, Whether a Maid may be a Scholar’ emerged from her correspondence with the theologian André Rivet, about female education. Rivet was to write to her: ‘although you have shown us this with grace, your persuasions are futile... You may have many admirers, but none of them agree with you.’ She became famous throughout Europe and was visited by thousands of people, including queen Christina of Sweden. She was in regular correspondence with intellectuals throughout Europe, including Rene Descartes. Later in life she joined the radical wandering protestant Labadists and wrote an autobiography in Latin, ‘The Eukleria’. A marble bust of van Schurman is in the atrium of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague; Judy Chicago’s famous ‘Dinner Party’ (1979 ) features a place for her. Many books have focused on Schurman’s life and works (too many to mention here ). Anna Maria van Schurman died in 1678. She never married. #bowdown #annamariavanschurman #bornthisday
In honor of National Cat Day, here's a cool cat fact for you: Early cats had a wary but symbiotic relationship with humans, who would feed them in exchange for the pest control they often handled. Eventually, they started coming indoors. Some cultures even began to worship them and treat as gods. In others, cats essentially “domesticated” themselves! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-domestication Wikimedia office cat @sweetsillyeponine says: "My mama works for the Wikimedia Foundation, but her most important job is attending to my many needs!" #catday
Have you learned any interesting new words this #DictionaryDay ? We did. (By the way, the world’s known dictionaries were cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian Empire circa 2300 BCE, but the oldest surviving tomes are likely out of China. )
#Repost @artandfem ・・・ “We need to critically rethink our understanding of reliable sources and where that understanding comes from, a more flexible and nuanced standard of notability, more women, Black and brown, queer, and gender non-binary contributors, and a more brave and welcoming editing culture that isn't afraid to face the systemic problem of historical erasure including the trolling and emotional labor put on the shoulders of marginalized people working to get their own histories archived and preserved. We also need you.” ・・・ Read the blog and share your thoughts. #linkinbio ・・・ #noweditingaf #artandfeminism #informationactivism #womensrights #humanrights #preservationofhistory #socialjustice #socialjusticeeducation #art #intersectionalfeminism #librarians #archivists #artists #curators #journalists #writers #editors
The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan. . We’re getting in the spirit of Halloween this month! Tell us anything you want to know about the holiday, black cats, spooky symbolism, or anything Halloween. We’ll share some facts we’ve learned every Friday. . #blackcat #publicdomain #halloween #wickedpedia #wikipedia
#Repost @wikilovesmonuments ・・・ 🇮🇳 Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal Madurai, India By Karthik Easvur 5th place WLM India 2016 . "Thirumalai Nayak Palace was built by King Thirumalai Nayak in 1636. The most attractive feature of this palace is the huge white pillars that are connected by beautifully-decorated golden arches. The pillars measure around 20 meters in height with a diameter of about 1.3 meters." . "I wanted to take a wide-angle photo to show the beauty of this palace so I stood at the entrance of the palace with the camera almost at the ground level and shot this photo." . Photo by Karthik Easvur (CC BY 4.0 ) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tirumal_Naicker_Palace_1.jpg . #MonumentalStories #WLMwinner #WLM #wikimonuments #wikilovesmonuments #monument #photography #wikipedia #wikimedia #unite4heritage #history #travel #palace #ig_india #madurai #visitindia #tirumalainayakpalace #indiagram #india
#Repost @wikilovesmonuments ・・・ 🏛📷 Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 has now officially started! We are super excited to see thousands and thousands of new monument photos from more than 40 participating national competitions. . Are you passionate about photography, monuments and Wikipedia? WLM is the best opportunity to put these three together and share your beautiful photos with the rest of the world through Wikipedia. . Remember you can participate in as many national competitions as you like. Just check the list of participating nations on our website to see which countries are participating. . In addition to sharing your photos, you can help us by spreading the word about WLM. If you have friends who have nice photos, if you come across people on social media who have shared monument photos please encourage them to participate. Tag us and/or use our hashtag in your photos and mention us in comments under monument photos. . We believe Wikipedia has made the world a better place. Let's help making it even better! . #WLM #wikilovesmonuments #monument #photography #wikipedia #wikimedia #culture #unesco #unite4heritage #heritage
Are you (still ) single? If Valentine’s Day quietly passed you by, you’re not alone. Celebrate Black Day (블랙데이 )! Every year on 14 April, jilted lovers in South Korea get together wearing black to eat black jajangmyeon and celebrate the single life together. #treatyourself #valentinesday #blackday #single #readytomingle
Love pigeons? Our good friend @craignewmark does. Join us in sharing more photos of pigeons with the world on @wikicommons ! Uploading to Commons is easy: 1 ) Pick your pigeon pics. 2 ) Create an account. 3 ) Go to "Upload Wizard" to select your photos. 4 ) Select “This file is my own work”. 5 ) Title it, add a description, and add the category “Pigeons” 6 ) Click next, and you’re done! #wikipigeon
How long would it take to read Wikipedia from cover to cover? The average adult reads 200 to 350 words per minute. So if you start now and don’t take a single break, you’ll finish in about 20 or so years. If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one-minute to keep it online and ad-free. Visit donate.wikipedia.org and make your contribution today.
Wikipedia contains more than 27 billion words in 40 million articles in 293 languages. How long would that take to read? The average adult reads 200 to 350 words per minute. So if you start now, don’t take any breaks, don’t sleep, and read continuously around the clock, you’ll finish in about 20 or so years. If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one-minute to keep in online and ad-free. Visit donate.wikimedia.org and make your contribution today.