this is why snails were created
so that’s why the stuff i order online takes so long to arrive at my fucking door
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
I’m gonna cry this makes me happy THIS MAKES ME SO FREAKING HAPPY
she lost part of her leg and she is STILL dancing and somebody decided they wanted to make that a thing that is possible for dancers in that situation and I love humanity sometimes I really do, this is beautiful
birthday: March 10th
single or taken: Single
eye color: Brown
middle name: None
favorite color: Blue and Mint Green
lucky number: 2
hogwarts house [x]: Slytherin
favorite fictional character: [SWEATS NERVOUSLY]
favorite television show: Avatar: The Last Airbender
favorite season: I have no preference
describe yourself in a few words: an amalgamation of oxymorons; a true neutral; “interesting”
future children’s names: I don’t want kids BUT I would love to name a pet Hieronymus or Buttlet
meaning of your name: If we’re going with Cassandra, then it’s “Shining Upon Man”. If we go with Cassy it is tl;dr “Everything and Nothing” according to Urban Dictionary
ultimate otp: Drarry
what do you plan to/do for a living: [SWEATING INTENSIFIES]
starbucks order: I don’t go to Starbucks so, uh, bees. Just bees.
THIS OR THAT
introvert or extrovert: Introvert
dawn or dusk: Dawn
righty or lefty: Righty
coffee or tea: Tea
reading or writing: Por que no las dos?
ART HISTORY MEME || [1/4] colors: Blue
Pray for South Korea
Tears are streaming down my face. I don’t care what your belief is, please send anything, even good vibes, to these kids because oh my god they are suffering so much. The water is muddy and it’s freezing and they are dying and they’re only seventeen..
These children are so scared.. desperately reassuring the world that yes, they are alive, please come for them. They’re messaging their little sisters, apologizing that they won’t be able to grant a request when they’re seconds away from death and just
oh.. oh my god. oh my fucking god words cannot describe the pain I’m feeling