If you thought the post on twins sharing consciousness was awesome, wait until you hear this.

A 44-year-old French man one day went to the trip to the doctor’s because he felt a pain in his left leg. He’s a married man with two kids and a steady job.

Doctor’s found that he had hydrocephalus as a child (when your brain is filled with fluids) so they decided to run some brain scans.

What they found was that the majority of his head was filled with fluid. Over time, the buildup caused his lateral ventricles to swell so much that his brain had been flattened to a thin sheet.

Doctors estimated that his brain mass had been reduced by at most 70%, affecting the areas in charge of motion, language, emotion, and, well, everything.

Shockingly, he was fine. While his IQ was only 75, he wasn’t mentally challenged. He held a steady job, raised a family, and didn’t have trouble interacting with others.

Over time, his brain had adapted to all that pressure, and even though he had fewer neurons that most, Jacques was still a fully functional human being.

The doctors drained the fluid and while his brain is much smaller now, he is still a healthy individual with a normal life.


(via neuro-genesis)


Digitalis Purpurea, Albert Renger-Patzsch, ca. 1924


Digitalis Purpurea, Albert Renger-Patzsch, ca. 1924

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Rule one

Charles Bukowski reading poetry, smoking and drinking wine (via Famous With Books)


Charles Bukowski reading poetry, smoking and drinking wine (via Famous With Books)

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"No reniego de mi naturaleza, no reniego de mis elecciones, de todos modos he sido una afortunada. Muchas veces en el dolor se encuentran los placeres más profundos, las verdades más complejas, la felicidad más certera. Tan absurdo y fugaz es nuestro paso por el mundo, que sólo me deja tranquila el saber que he sido auténtica, que he logrado ser lo más parecido a mi misma que he podido."

— Frida Khalo, Diarios (via escepticismos)

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"I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. It didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone."

— Charles Bukowski (via psych-facts)

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ay un pájaro azul en mi corazón que
quiere salir
pero soy duro con él,
le digo quédate ahí dentro, no voy
a permitir que nadie
te vea.

hay un pájaro azul en mi corazón que
quiere salir
pero yo le echo whisky encima y me trago
el humo de los cigarrillos,
y las putas y los camareros
y los…

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."

— Albert Einstein (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Marius Schultz

First there was nothing. A story of the universe told by trees.

In most religions trees tells the story of wisdom and the circle of life. But what do they see? Besides the tree, the branches, the leaves, and the roots? My project is to discover the trees, the growth through seasons — with beauty and reality in mind. Not as a painter or a fairytale teller. But as a watcher of today. The red haired girls represent the relation of time and human reproduction. Trees alone doesn’t tell anything without humans. The project started in 2008 and will continue.

From Norse mythology:

In the middle of Asgard, where the gods lived, was Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil was the tree of life. It was an eternal green Ash tree; its branches stretched out over all of the nine worlds, and extended up and above the heavens. (See more at:

The tree of life, referred to in Genesis, is the symbol of God’s provision for immortality in the Garden of Eden. Of all the trees that were in the Garden of Eden, two were named for their great importance, but just as one — the tree of life — was a blessing to Adam and Eve, the other was to become a curse for all of their posterity. “And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground — trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:9).