oh man I’d wear shorts suits
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Even more fun fact about the Greek statues: Archaeologists and historians always knew that the statues were painted since the very first statue was dug up at the beginning of the 19th Century (because of trace amounts of paint), but a historian by the name of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, who was incredibly influential, refused to accept the gaudy paintwork and pretty much hid this information from the public. It wasn’t until the like 14 or so years ago that historians found out that all Greek/Roman statues were painted. So pretty much history was rewritten, or at least edited, because a guy didn’t like the colours.
George of the Jungle
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET ALL MY LIFE
Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
This is actually a really helpful way to debug. It doesn’t even have to be a rubber duck, it can be a coffee cup, or you can just pretend to explain it to your favorite character or something. The point is trying to explain your code to someone else. Then you see it. The Thing, and get mad because how could you be so STUPID to introduce such a bug AUGH/
My boyfriend uses me as a rubber duck CONSTANTLY when he’s problem solving. “Duck, c’mere” and then he talks at me until he figures things out, hugs me in excitement, then starts getting to work. It’s pretty adorable. I do the same to him when I’m learning new software or need to make something in a different style than I normally work with. The cats are subjected to this as well.
This is what my husband and I purchased at the grocery store the other day.
We don’t have kids.
We are adults. We pay bills.
And drink water from a whale.
Money whale spent