Q. E. Mother****ing D.

ted:

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. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

(via clockworktardis)

clockworktardis:

fishingboatproceeds:

cornchipz:

daleksunshine:

danfreakindavis:

when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it

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You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough

oh my god you can

What I find fascinating is that they appear to go in much faster than they come out. Hank, explain this to me using science.

C’mon Hank, I’m curious too!

giraffesarestripey:

nikioftime:

Lee Jordan has given me unrealistic expectations for sports commentary

If I could just add my favourite:
"And it’s Johnson -Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me -"
"JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall.
”- just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest…”

giraffesarestripey:

nikioftime:

Lee Jordan has given me unrealistic expectations for sports commentary

If I could just add my favourite:

"And it’s Johnson -Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me -"

"JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall.

”- just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest…”

(via clockworktardis)