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The fourth modern Olympic games was held at White City Stadium (which had been built for the purpose), in Shepherd’s Bush.  
From the wiki article:
“The distance from the start of the Marathon to the finish at the stadium was established at these games. The original distance of 25 miles was changed to 26 miles so the marathon could start at Windsor Castle and then changed again at the request of Princess Mary so the start would be beneath the windows of the Royal Nursery.[4] ”
You would have thought they would have mentioned this important piece of local history at school, but no.  Having said that, I don’t recall learning about any local history, other than the bit about Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin whilst looking out of the window of St Mary’s hospital in Paddington.  Although, I might not have learned that at school either - I think I read it on the plaque underneath the window he had apparently been looking out of (it’s opposite the entrance to the new building).

The fourth modern Olympic games was held at White City Stadium (which had been built for the purpose), in Shepherd’s Bush.  

From the wiki article:

The distance from the start of the Marathon to the finish at the stadium was established at these games. The original distance of 25 miles was changed to 26 miles so the marathon could start at Windsor Castle and then changed again at the request of Princess Mary so the start would be beneath the windows of the Royal Nursery.[4] ”

You would have thought they would have mentioned this important piece of local history at school, but no.  Having said that, I don’t recall learning about any local history, other than the bit about Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin whilst looking out of the window of St Mary’s hospital in Paddington.  Although, I might not have learned that at school either - I think I read it on the plaque underneath the window he had apparently been looking out of (it’s opposite the entrance to the new building).

Kinda hipster" (x)

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Clearly, Melinda May is the best thing about this whole programme.

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cleowho:

John Hurt as the Doctor

I adore this actor, and I love his Doctor. I mean, just as you think that - after fifty years of excellence - Doctor Who just can’t get any better… John bloody Hurt shows up as the ‘other’ Doctor!

John Hurt’s brilliant portrayal of the Doctor, combined - of course -  with Tom Baker’s cameo, is the reason why I’ll never tire of watching The Day of the Doctor.

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capsicle107:

kyrafic:

odair:

try to remember what you did with your free time before tumblr

Livejournal.

#kids today #acting like fandom started in tumblr #let me tell you the tales of yahoo mailing lists and bb codes and message boards #let me tell you of power hungry moderators and bnfs#let me tell you of the domain of frank the goat before there was a rich text editor #this is the song of my people

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Sif + dark/light

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For a friend :)

Trying to do a round-up of all the Taco Bale gifs I can find.

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helens78:

You… just… YOU! AND YOUR FACE, SIR!

helens78:

You… just… YOU! AND YOUR FACE, SIR!

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naamahdarling:

tsundereroad:

people getting annoyed and pissy about emilia clarke going on about how much she loves her character and is her character and how awesome her dragons are

don’t hear one single peep when tom hiddleston dresses up as loki for fans and i hear constant praise and laughter about not being able to tell where tony stark ends and where robert downey jr. begins because they’re the same person apparently

so keep talking about your dragons clarke. keep calling yourself khaleesi.

because apparently a woman isn’t allowed to obsess over her role

I have never seen this dickery but I fully trust that it is happening.

I think it’s fucking awesome, and you can bet your ass I would be fucking reveling in the role if I had been cast as someone so awesome. 

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