This smooth motherfucker is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian and poet from the 19th century. He was so smart that in order to properly expound his ideas on how we as humans should live, that he wrote a huge number of articles under a variety of different pseudonyms in order to be able to argue with himself. To this day, he is still a highly influential theological thinker, and his ideas on faith and individual worship were revolutionary for his time. Plus, look at those gorgeous big eyes.
Three unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, seemingly from the eBay auction of a rare and unauthorized volume called Three Stories. The stories have previously been available only for viewing in research libraries.
Salinger would not have been pleased — in the 1970s, when fans tried to publish an unauthorized story collection, he told the New York Times that “I’m not trying to hide the gaucheries of my youth. I just don’t think they’re worthy of publishing.”
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The ‘Hot Tamale Capital of the World’ is, according to U.S. trademark, not somewhere in Mexico. It is, since July 2013, Greenville, Mississippi.
Boyce Upholt travels down Highway 61 in search of the legendary staple of Issaquena County. Poverty, race, meat and meal all colliding on Roads & Kingdoms today
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Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros was the first woman to be part of the brazilian army. She joined the army in 1822, to help consolidate the brazilian independence and fought against portugueses at Bahia. Since women couldn’t join the army, Maria Quitéria chopped her hair and disguised herself as a man, Soldier Medeiros. Her father found out, but the major of the batallionship where she served refused to let her go, because she was a great soldier.
After the brazilian victory, Maria Quitéria went to the capital, Rio de Janeiro, and was condecorated by the emperor Dom Pedro I. She got married, had babies and died anonymously, but since 1953, every brazilian army unit has a painting of this amazing lady.