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nprbooks:

Today, July 21, is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. To celebrate, here are a three things you may not have known about him:

He (supposedly) invented the cocktail Death in the Afternoon. In a collection of celebrity recipes he instructed readers to “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” (He also shared the recipe for his favorite hamburger.)
He rewrote the ending the A Farewell To Arms 39 times before he was satisfied.
He named his fishing boat Pilar.

HBD, Ernie!
Image via the National Archives

nprbooks:

Today, July 21, is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. To celebrate, here are a three things you may not have known about him:

  1. He (supposedly) invented the cocktail Death in the Afternoon. In a collection of celebrity recipes he instructed readers to “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” (He also shared the recipe for his favorite hamburger.)
  2. He rewrote the ending the A Farewell To Arms 39 times before he was satisfied.
  3. He named his fishing boat Pilar.

HBD, Ernie!

Image via the National Archives

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plantlova:

k-aff:

ancient-lights:

This is so cool. You normally only see lightning for a split second and it’s gone, but since this is looped, we see the beauty over and over

The more you look at it the cooler it is


it’s so weird how the first time you watch this it feels like the dark sky appears for at least three seconds but after the second or third time it’s like the black is there for 0.5 seconds. odd.

plantlova:

k-aff:

ancient-lights:

This is so cool. You normally only see lightning for a split second and it’s gone, but since this is looped, we see the beauty over and over

The more you look at it the cooler it is

it’s so weird how the first time you watch this it feels like the dark sky appears for at least three seconds but after the second or third time it’s like the black is there for 0.5 seconds. odd.