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Sculpture in the National Portrait Gallery that looks like Lord Farquaad from Shrek

Sculpture in the National Portrait Gallery that looks like Lord Farquaad from Shrek

This is Lorenzo de Medici, who was an extremely powerful banking and political leader during the Renaissance historical period. He too was a bit of a tyrant. What's interesting is although there's more than just a passing resemblance to Farquaad, the wiki article cites other sources for possible inspiration of the character's appearance:

There is some speculation that Lord Farquaad's appearance may be inspired by Michael Eisner, the then–CEO of The Walt Disney Company, owing to producer Jeffrey Katzenberg's animosity toward his former employer. Others note a resemblance to Richard III of England. Other speculations include that his appearance is based off a conglomeration of perfectionists/megalomaniacs, such as Napoleon, Joseph Stalin, Hideki Tojo and even Adolf Hitler.

I know him from assassins creed

Do you know... the muffin man?

He's the one that yells donkey! Right?

Reddit means 'gives back' in latin

Reddit means 'gives back' in latin

So "repost" basically?

Yep

I thought reddit was a play on the words "read it" in past tense, purposefully mispelled so there wasn't a divide between people pronouncing it "ree-dit" and "red-it".

according to reddit this is the accurate notion

You can see the approaching storm in my side mirror.

You can see the approaching storm in my side mirror.

I see you live in the Midwest

I was thinking Florida

Great picture. But I can't help but think, I wish more people would turn their lights on when it's raining/storming. Sometimes your headlights are more helpful for others to see where you're at rather than to help you see where you're going

I can determine the weather by listening to my neighbor's queefs.

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My dog's face lining up exactly with my sister's.

My dog's face lining up exactly with my sister's.

two faced bitch

Woah, they made the snapchat filter a real thing lmao

Phantom of the doge

Which one is your sister?

My Uber driver had an NES set up in the backseat

My Uber driver had an NES set up in the backseat

Driver, keep going, I want to at least beat the first dungeon.

"Your fare was $58.85"

Do you want a five-star rating? Because that's how you get a five-star rating.

I feel sorry for Uber drivers. I mean I really love the service and it's a vast improvement over taxis, but damn it's getting harder and harder to get five star ratings and a 4 star will ruin their average way for a long while. Sooner or later they'll probably have to start giving blowjobs to get five star ratings.

This ad board has had 25 years worth of ads peeled away from it.

This ad board has had 25 years worth of ads peeled away from it.

Fitting that underneath all the layers, a fossil is revealed.

Edit: I did not expect this reaction & thank you kind, anonymous gilder for the gold!

Life, finds a way

All to reveal the everlasting SEPTEMBER 2 the movie.

Uh

Someone mapped out the timeline of this of this random cut down Tree in a cemetery.

Someone mapped out the timeline of this of this random cut down Tree in a cemetery.

If it ain't Bur Oak, don't fix it.

Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.

My Title is a typo mess.😔

This turned into a TIL for me for Passenger pigeons

"Passenger pigeons accounted for a quarter of all birds north of Mexico, and it might well have been the most abundant bird on Earth. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a pigeon flight that he observed along the banks of the Ohio River in 1813.

"The flocks passed for three days and dominated the landscape. Audubon tried to estimate the numbers of pigeons and arrived at a figure of 1.1 billion birds. A flock over Columbus in 1855 was said to have taken all day to pass. The birds blotted out the sun, spooked horses and scared startled citizens indoors. The feathered storm whitened the landscape with droppings.

"By the late 1800s, ornithologists were lamenting tremendous declines in pigeon numbers. The birds were no match for people armed with guns, and they proved to be easy targets. Mass slaughters were common.

"Many pigeons were eaten, but huge numbers were shot for “sport,” their bodies left to rot."

This hand-written letter I received from a mail order off amazon.

This hand-written letter I received from a mail order off amazon.

definitely will be purchasing another dildo from them in the future

That kind of customer service breaks down even the biggest of language barriers.

What did you buy OP?

Edit: He got a new blade part for his Braun series 7 razor.

Tomodachi means friend.

This zipper-like spider web

This zipper-like spider web

Your fly's down.

That spider is part of the YKK

Erratic web patters are a huge red flag that a spider might be using drugs, be careful man.

I'm pretty sure these are what are called stabilimenta, although I've only seen them look like a zig zag, rather than a zipper shape. There are a few theories for what their purpose is. They reflect UV rays, so that may attract insects, maybe for defense from wasps (I believe this the least), maybe as a bird deterrent, to prevent the web from getting destroyed by accident. Just like most things concerning spiders, no one really knows for sure.

This plant made a leaf instead of a branch then corrected itself.

This plant made a leaf instead of a branch then corrected itself.

I'm not a botanist, but in my Biology II class we learned that plants have cells on the tips of branches and leaves called Meristems. These are the only cells that are able to act similar to stem cells and will specialize to be a leaf, stem, or branch. What probably happened here is the plant realized the amount of sun it was getting on that side deserved more branches for more leaves. The branch under it was already growing correctly so it only needed to modify that leaf. Each branch itself was made from a leaf losing its 'leaf' part and keeping its 'stem', the 'stem' then turns into a branch over time as cells continue to grow on top of it. These in between parts are called nodes; thus the tree has begun the process of destroying that leaf, but maintaining the woody stem inside to create a new branch.

TLDR: plants can only grow at there tips due to Meristem (unspecialized part of plant, similar to stem cells in humans).

Can we get a botanist in here to explain?

It branched out but went back to its roots.

This is like when you're writing in pen, and you accidentally write an "e" instead of an "a", so you write an "a" over top and go over it a bunch to make the lines really dark and heavy.

You're not fooling anyone, tree. We can all see you originally wrote an "e".

Try one of these subthreads