A 19-year-old Galileo made an observation: “The marvelous property of the pendulum, is that it makes all its vibrations, large or small, in equal times.”
This discovery, the idea of equal time, became one of the foundations of our modern life and contributed to the revolution of time.
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15 years after Galileo designs a pendulum that could regulate clocks, Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens produces the first true pendulum clock.
This technology had massive repercussions for the modern world and led to the invention of the marine chronometer, which increased exploration and brought Charles Darwin to the Galapagos islands, whose findings there helped form the basis of the theory of evolution.
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French swear words, for those times when English just isn’t enough
I seriously owe this post cuz I took French for 4 years and we would play games where if you spoke in English you were docked points and once when we played soccer I asked the teacher if I could cuss in French and he was like “oui” so I was I ran around calling people assholes and yelling fuck and to this day I still have this list memorized dieu bénisse
I reblog this every time I see it. I just cant
it’s halloween: #13 - The Shining (1980)It’s just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn’t real.