switzerland is my favorite part of europe youve got this bullshit triple entente shit to your left and the entire goddamn triple alliance to your right and youre sitting there just outside the battlefield switzerland does not have time for your world war 1 crap switzerland is strong
They avoided getting involved with their natural mountain defenses and the fact that, well
A HUGE PORTION of their populous had rifle training with the possible estimate of every household in the country owning a rifle, meaning that despite its relatively small official army, every citizen had the ability to defend themselves and the training to do it with.
When the Kaiser of Germany in World War I, during a demonstration of military maneuvers, asked a guest of the Swiss government what their 500,000 strong Swiss army could do against a 1,000,000 man Germany army
The guest promptly replied
"Shoot twice and go home"
To demonstrate how fucking crazy awesome Switzerland is, they also apparently have 300,000 detonation points across the country so that in the case that they do get invaded they can cripple infrastructure to prevent their enemies from using it.
i fear switzerland
We need a sci-fi or dystopian story where Switzerland takes over the world.
Since the 1960s, it has been law to have enough nuclear fallout shelters for the entire population. It’s estimated there are enough nuclear fallout shelters for 110% of the population. The likelihood of a sci-fi/dystopian post-apocalyptic future of switzerland taking over the world… well they’ll be alive.
Despite all this, i still fail to take anyone seriously who talks to me in Swiss German… Like it sounds so funny, do you even language??
I follow the right amount of people where I see no actual drama on my dash but I see everyone talking about it
Ginger Animal of the Week
Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)
I came out to attack people and I’m honestly having such a good time right now
cabin pressure au where everything’s the same except roger allam voices arthur and john finnemore voices douglas
wHAT HAVE YOU DONE
free! brings me so much joy you guys have no idea
photos by jeff cremer of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves. (see also: previous turtle posts)
another year, another comic con i’m not attending
where do grandmas and aunties even buy this shit? It’s not in stores???do they have a dealer who sells to them????
ok but really
perks of being short
- can be picked up
- perfect spooning
- good at hiding
- can ride mini ponies
- low ceilings/doorways not a problem
cons of being short
- pants are too long
- not an arm rest
- cannot reach
- cannot reach
- cannot reach
and let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that michaelangelo had probably never seen a girl naked and when he want to sculpt or paint them his mentality seems to be “wow, everyone likes women….they must be like…..buff dudes. i love buff dudes. women are buff dudes but with little chest lumps and no wiener”
And my personal favorite, Adam and Eve
he literally painted adam and steve
the future is now
what the fuck. what the fuck how. how the hell.