"Jefferson started issuing a flurry of letters home, pleading for someone in America, anyone, to kill and stuff the largest moose he could find and ship it to him in France."
— If you don’t know the story of Thomas Jefferson and the big dead moose, you’re in for a treat. (via wnycradiolab)
"The problem today is that we have very aging weapons systems — both in the United States and Russia. It’s very old technology. Our principal nuclear bomber, the B-52, hasn’t been built since John F. Kennedy was president. Our principal land-based missile, the Minuteman III, was put into the ground originally in 1970. [It] was supposed to be retired in the early 1980s, and the infrastructure is aging — the wiring, the computers in our Minuteman launch complexes use 9-inch floppy discs."
— Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
"WHAT DO I RECOMMEND YOU TAKE ON A TRIP TO PARIS? HOW ABOUT A GOOD-LOOKING MAN."
— Betty Hallbreich (via emsfashionwagon)
"After a while, the fear became a habit, too."
— Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You (via jjoongie)