Guess what I’m doing this Saturday???
One of the most astounding mysteries of the world is this ancient tile pattern in Greece, dated to about 1,500 B.C.
It was little more than a curiosity until 2008 when its resemblance to a QR Code was recognized. First photographed in 1871 by the British Antiquities Society, they were known as the “Chinese Box Tiles” owing to the closest thing anyone had seen to the strange pattern. Little was known about the titles except that they were installed along with other beachfront roads on the isle of Igrigoria in ancient times.
In was in 2008 that QR codes became popular enough that a traveler recognized the tiles as bearing an unmistakable resemblance to the computer code which had only been developed 3,500 years after the tiles were first laid. It was another two years before anyone with a QR capable phone traveled to the island to attempt a capture.
The mystery only deepened when the phone was able to recognize the code, which lead to the original Nyan Cat video on youtube.
Reblogging because those Edward gifs have me PMSL
I’m going to keep this as simple as possible: I need your help.
Yes, you, right there in front of the screen. Your help.
Do you love books? If your answer was “Yes!” (allowing for varying levels of enthusiasm), you should keep reading. If your answer was “No,” you should still keep reading.
The abbreviated version:
- I’m a University student, and this is my Final Year Project.
- I love fandoms, and if you do too, you should keep reading.
- Like books? You should keep reading.
- Talk to fandom friends online? Yep, keep reading.
- Have a minute to answer 6 very simple questions, thereby helping me with a huge part of my degree, while making your fandom proud? Definitely keep reading.
Any and all fandoms welcome. Every single member of any fandom. We love everyone here.
I promise, it’s all fun. No serious or personal questions, and it’s all anonymous. You’ll be done in two minutes. Help me show how amazing fandoms truly are.
Click through for more information on the project. You have until the 6th March, 2013.
On the 9th day of BSB Christmas, @Skulleeroz gave to me… 9 tattoos for all to see!
Enter 11 Days of BSB Christmas here: http://smarturl.it/BSBgifts
I wish that was me