Rosa, b. 1929, Saumlaki, Tanimbar, South Moluccas. During the war, Rosa deliberately had gotten pregnant because her friend wanted to marry her rather than the girl arranged for him. The village chief, who had arranged the marriage partner for Rosa’s friend, sent Rosa to a Japanese brothel in the city. There she was forced into prostitution while she already was several months pregnant. At the end of her pregnancy, she returned to her village, where the baby died soon after birth. Her friend blew off his arranged marriage and married her after all. That saved her honor. After the war, the village kept quiet about the whole affair. “That is our secret. They felt compassion for me because they knew I had been forced. We never told the children anything - I am too ashamed for that. Even though there’s nothing I could do about it.”
(Source: bhagyawati, via cobranoir)
Sunday Times Magazine, wrote: "Coal Mine Board of Directors carefully respond to criticism from conservationists to ensure that the pony get good care … conditions to improve the well that underground now little to do with Horse protection associations, only urges the coal mine board of directors each year to every pony arrangements once the floor of the holidays, thus speeding up the mechanization for the total liberation of these ponies.”
One of life’s greatest questions finally answered: What came first, the chicken or the egg?
“It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first.”
It turns out there’s a protein, ovocledidin-17 (OC-17), that’s only found in the ovaries of chickens that is crucial to the formation of an egg’s shell.
OC-17 coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals, which in turn form the shell. No OC-17, no shell, and since OC-17 is only found in chicken ovaries, the chicken had to have come first.
Real Talk. Yes everyone, I just said “Real Talk”. :|