Thus Spake Stu

Professional Misanthrope




Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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i dofnt know what any of this means but these gifs are so raw im gonna rbelog it anyway

the fibonacci sequence is as close to a universe easter egg as we can possibly get. it’s a repeating pattern of numbers that you see fucking everywhere!

it appears in shit like this, from things like mathematic fractals, to the way fruits and plants grow, to the golden ratio that ALL of our proportions fit into, and a ton of other totally unrelated fucking things like the bending of light through water, how veins, rivers and lightning are connected in pattern shapes, and so on and so on

some people say it’s evidence of god, some people say it’s an artifact of us 3D beings travelling through higher dimensions, many agree it’s the truest essence of beauty and the connection between math, science and artwork…

its p. neat tho you gotta admit

(via untaintedinnocence)


Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, 28 July 1914

It’s one month to the day after Serbian nationalists killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Duchess of Hohenberg that Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. The action effectively begins the irreversible steps that lead to the Great War, and the destruction of Western Europe.

After a month, Austria-Hungary had determined that a proper measured response to the assassination of their royals was possible military invasion of Serbia. It’s with unconditional support from Germany—the so-called Blank Check assurance on 5 July—that allows Austria-Hungary to present Serbia with an ultimatum on 23 July 1914: the Empire demands a list of things, but among them that all anti-Austrian propaganda within Serbia to be suppressed, and that Austria-Hungary be given full reign of conducting their own investigation into the Archduke’s murder. Serbia grudgingly accepted the terms, only to have the Austrian government break diplomatic relations.

In an effort to stop the building conflict from bursting, the British Foreign Office lobbied in partnership with French officials in Berlin, Paris and Rome to bring the countries to a table. They fail; the German government wants no part in peace. They advise Vienna to go ahead, and when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia on 28 July 1914, Russia (the protector of the Balkans) fully mobilizes its military. 

That night, Austrian artillery initiate bombardment of Belgrade.

By 1 August 1914, Germany has declared war on Russia.
By 3 August 1914, Germany has declared war on France.

The Great War has begun.