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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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huffelpoof:

colourfulpantsandarainbowhat:

WHY DO PEOPLE CALL IT FUCK, MARRY, KILL WHEN THEY COULD CALL IT BED, WED, BEHEAD

Or, as King Henry VIII likes to call it, a productive evening. 

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get your game on
drive safe

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buttsarefunny:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EREN.

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inushige:

「まどまぎまとめ7」/「ハンエ」の作品 [pixiv] #pixitail

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT

moriarty:

FIVE YEAR OLD BABIES

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Dear Papa Erwin, are you and Levi together? (I love your blog!)

papaerwin:

Not at the moment, he stormed out and took the eyebrows I made!

… He’s probably wearing them right now! :-(

victoriarene:

REBLOGGING THIS BECAUSE I GET THIS WRONG EVERY TIME

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khainsaw:

Solo photoset of my Meenah Peixes cosplay from Con-Nichiwa 2014! 
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Photographer: John Leman Jr.