1,000-year-old onion and garlic remedy kills antibiotic-resistant bugs

A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon ‘eye salve’ made from onion, garlic, wine and part of a cow’s stomach has been shown to wipe out 90 percent
of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA. And it works better than modern antibiotics in both lab and mouse models.

The
9th Century ‘eye salve’ recipe was originally found in Bald’s Leechbook
– an old English manuscript held by the British Library.

It was translated from ancient Anglo-Saxon by researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK, in the hopes of finding new solutions to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance – which a recent report has predicted will kill 300 million people by 2050. But the team wasn’t expecting to find something so potent.

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brightwalldarkroom:

A young Christopher Walken—drawing on a childhood filled with tap-dance lessons and a background in musical theater—performs the strangest and most wonderful tap dance striptease lip-sync version of Cole Porter’s “Let’s Misbehave” that you’ll ever see, in Pennies from Heaven (1981), the last movie musical ever released by MGM. Walken plays Tom, the local pimp.

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“I consider Pennies From Heaven, the musical, as a turning point in my career. I’m very happy to have done that…I remember I dubbed my taps on the same little parquetry floor that Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor—all those people—used.”

Christopher Walken

espanya:

since it is trans day of visibility, we should do more than just post selfies (and essentially copy blackout). today i will try to be posting resources, history, and transition stories. there’s nothing wrong with posting some selfies today, but please don’t make that the only thing we do today— this is a very important day, and is more than just selfies. blackout was a celebration of beauty our society often deems unworthy; trans day of visibility should be about making our community, history, and siblings known. 

a small list of resources for the moment: 

i will try to have more soon!! including stuff to good places to get things like binders and breast foams, clothes, make up, etc. 

lokislittlediva:

jossisgod:

the-haven-of-fiction:

a-n-g-i:

All four Tom as Indiana Jones manips in one post. =)

Individual posts: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Can we have Mr.Hiddleston as the young Dr.Jones Sr.?  Please?

Hell why not have Colin Firth play his dad?  Or bring Sean Connery back!  He is Scottish like Tom’s dad.  These are fantastic.  Tom would, I think, get a kick out of these.

OMG!!!! These are fantastic! The cartoon bubbles on “Raiders of Your Poor Heart” are the perfect touch. 

Why Is Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Different From All Other Religious Freedom Laws?

Why Is Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Different From All Other Religious Freedom Laws?

knitmeapony:

“This is crap, Hardison.”

“I kinda like it.”  Parker turned the bronze medal over in her hands again; it wasn’t gold, but it was real metal and the weight of it was soothing. She glanced up at Eliot and tilted her head to one side.

Hardison adjusted his black leather jacket with an absolutely delighted grin. “C’mon, Eliot, you said you wanted a costume with dignity.  This has dignity.”

“This is a heavy wool coat in the middle of a thousand geeks,” Eliot returned, scowling at his reflection.  

“Look, man, I gave you lots of options.  First you said no superheroes, even though I would make an amazing Captain America….”

“… I’m not doin’ the thing with the arm.”

“I wanted a new costume,” Parker added.  “Black leather catsuit?  Please. I’m not going to wear work clothes all day.”

Eliot and Hardison had a moment of truce, meeting each other’s glance with a flicker of a grin. Work clothes.  “I love my job,” Hardison said under his breath.

“What?”

“Nothing.  Anyway,  you said no to Star Trek…”

“…it’s the principle of the thing…”

“… and also to Star Wars, even though Han/Leia/Lando is the unsung OT3 of that universe…”

“… he sent us links,” Parker said, solemnly.  “You wouldn’t even open them.”

“It’s the principle of the thing,” Eliot said again, crossing his arms.

"Right, right,” Hardison rolled his eyes.  “We’re running out of three-person costumes.  As long as you put your hair up under the hat we’re perfect.”

“Fine, whatever,” he said, and Parker beamed as she jumped up off the hotel bed and slung an arm around his shoulders.  “Let’s get this over with.”

Hardison pulled his screwdriver out of his pocket and aimed it at the door.  A soft buzz, and then the door clicked.  “See, the hotel has RFID keys in the doors so it can actually unlock them…”

“We’re inside the room, Hardison,”  Eliot jerked the door open and stormed out.  Parker linked her arm with Hardison’s and grinned.  “I like your sonic screwdriver,” she offered.

“Thanks, babe,” Hardison grinned warmly back.  “It is pretty fantastic.”