Please meet a friend of mine:
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)
She “was an Italian mathematician and philosopher.
She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna.
After the death of her father in 1752 she carried out a long-cherished purpose by giving herself to the study of theology, and especially of the Fathers and devoted herself to the poor, homeless, and sick, giving away the gifts she had received and begging for money to continue her work with the poor. In 1783, she founded and became the director of the Opera Pia Trivulzi, a home for Milan’s elderly, where she lived as the nuns of the institution did.”
She spoke five or so languages and began studying ballistics and geometry at a young age. She was responsible for educating her 23 siblings and half siblings.
She lived to be 80, and has an asteroid, a crater on Venus and an elegant Curve named after her.
Mullion Cove, Cornwall, England
Media often implies that stone throwers can’t hurt anyone.
Just to set the record straight, these are often the “tiny pebbles” thrown by Palestinian Arabs at randomly selected cars. A three year old girl struck by one of these remains in a deep coma.
"If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag." - Author Unknown
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This was my 7777th like!
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This makes me so fucking happy
IT’S SO CUTE!!!!
I tried really hard to scroll past this but oh mY GOSH YHE CUTENESS DRAGGED ME BACK