i really like this ultrafact because the setup implies something funny or unexpected is going to happen, but not only is the ‘punchline’ actually just standard torturous murder but the lack of punctuation adds a bizarre, text-post quality to the tone. syntactically speaking this ultrafact is a piece of accidental genius
The Mongol Empire was the safest place in the world as long as you didn’t backstab the Mongols.
To add to this, he actually sent two. The first was to sorta present a message of peace telling the leader in essence “We’re both great leaders of great empires and equals in stature.” and after the fucker killed the first caravan he sent another to figure out what the hell happened because maybe the fucker didn’t know who he was.
Then he invaded and utterly erased the empire off the face of the earth
Did you guys know that Genghis Khan even went so far as to divert a river through the Khwarezmid emperor’s birthplace, erasing it from the map? This was how mad the emperor made Genghis feel. (Source)
The Milky Way over the mountains of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. You can see what I believe is a pair of satellites cruising down the great rift, then dark part of the Milky Way. The road was lit with the lights of my SUV. I should have used my big flash light to light the trees on the left, but I didn’t think of it at the time.
This was my first night in Newfoundland, and I was happy to find out how dark it was at night, at least in the Gros Morne area. I figured I would do lots of night photography while I was here, but it didn’t work out that way. Sleeping in my car didn’t allow me to keep my night owl scheduled, because the heat of the morning sun always woke me up fairly early. I also did tons of hiking during the day, which wore me out, so most nights I could hardly keep my eyes open by the time it was dark enough to shoot the stars.
(via u-suckanyway)Source: matt-molloy