That Gap Between Thoughts

jtotheizzoe:

The butterfly says … “who”? This is the giant owl butterfly. Not only has it evolved to look like half a bird, but the detail! The glint of “light” off the false eye. Wow. Evolution is so cool. (at California Academy of Sciences)

jtotheizzoe:

The butterfly says … “who”? This is the giant owl butterfly. Not only has it evolved to look like half a bird, but the detail! The glint of “light” off the false eye. Wow. Evolution is so cool. (at California Academy of Sciences)

jolivet:

It’s lovely to see that Franz Kafka’s work being recognized. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the aforementioned author’s famous work, The Metamorphosis, about a young salesman named Gregor who is mysteriously transformed into a bug-like creature. (It would be wise to note that the cause of Gregor’s transformation is never investigated.)

jolivet:

It’s lovely to see that Franz Kafka’s work being recognized. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the aforementioned author’s famous work, The Metamorphosis, about a young salesman named Gregor who is mysteriously transformed into a bug-like creature. (It would be wise to note that the cause of Gregor’s transformation is never investigated.)

collectivehistory:

Today in History: June 28, 1950 –  During the Korean War South Korean military and police summarily executed at least 100,000 suspected North Korean sympathizers in an event known as the Bodo League Massacre

The Bodo League massacre was a massacre and war crime against communists and suspected sympathizers that occurred in the summer of 1950 during the Korean War.

In 1950, just before the outbreak of the Korean War, the first president of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, had about 30,000 alleged communists imprisoned and about 300,000 suspected sympathizers or his political opponents enrolled in an official “re-education” movement known as the Bodo League on the pretext of protecting them from execution. 

On June 25,1950, the Korean War began when Kim Il-Sung’s communist army attacked from the North.  According to Kim Mansik, who was a military police superior officer, President Syngman Rhee ordered the execution of people related to either the Bodo League or the South Korean Workers Party two days later.

The first massacre was started one day later in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do on June 28th. Retreating South Korean forces and anti communist groups executed the alleged-communist prisoners, along with many of the Bodo League members.

Sources: 1, 2, 3

(via collectivehistory-deactivated20)