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Facts
The upside-down bridge of Amanohashidate is the result of a single error on the part of the architect. The story goes that Joseph Musashi was so rushed on his last day of development on the bridge that he numbered the page for the suspension girders on the wrong corner, leaving the page’s illustrations upside down once the blueprints were organized.
The real twist came when upon completion of the bridge, its unintentional structure was 2.5 times stronger than the original intended bridge. The bridge opened on schedule and carries heavy traffic daily, functioning perfectly despite its history.

The upside-down bridge of Amanohashidate is the result of a single error on the part of the architect. The story goes that Joseph Musashi was so rushed on his last day of development on the bridge that he numbered the page for the suspension girders on the wrong corner, leaving the page’s illustrations upside down once the blueprints were organized.

The real twist came when upon completion of the bridge, its unintentional structure was 2.5 times stronger than the original intended bridge. The bridge opened on schedule and carries heavy traffic daily, functioning perfectly despite its history.

An incomplete list of things referenced in Valhalla by Ari Bach:

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Paolo Soleri’s Arcology
Clan MacRae
Horatio Nelson
Paul Verhoeven
Othello by Shakespeare
The Kray Twins
Fenrisulfr from Norse mythology
King Hrothgar
Wither, Blister, Burn & Peel by Stabbing Westward
Clan Fraser
The Keystone Cops
Akercocke
James T. Kirk
Wall-E
The Jebel Sahaba war
The Olive Drab era
King Ethelred the Unready
Tony Blair
Clan Cameron
The chemical structure of soap
Apocalypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Futurama
The Matrix
The Pirates of Penzance
Pliny The Elder
Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Norse mythology
George Carlin
Static X
Norse mythology again
Rambo
Rammstein
Agathodaimon
Windir
Therion
Tool
Dave Suzuki of Vital Remains and Deicide
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Patton
Eilean Donan Castle
Alien
Runic lore
Ragnar Redbeard
The Golden Compass
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Vibeke Stene of Tristania
Yet more Norse mythology
More Runic lore
The Hell’s Angels
Greek mythology
Oh my god so much Norse mythology
Valfar Bakken
Snorri Sturluson
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Toshiro Mifune
Kabar knives
Kalashnikov rifles
Katyusha rockets
Katana swords
Soylent Green
Mortiis
Salomon August Andrée
Children of Bodom
Have I mentioned Norse mythology?
Euronymous
Ozzy Osbourne
Opeth
Gehenna
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons V2.0
Metroid
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
Hellhammer
Metallica
Necrosis
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Bathory
Borknagar
Norse. Fucking. Mythology.
Aliens
Ender’s Game
1349
Quorthon
Advanced sub-nuclear physics
Hadrian’s Wall
The Caspian Sea Monster
Back to the Future 2
What a shock, like 8 more references to Norse mythology
Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa
Metalocalypse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Venture Bros.
Cato the Elder
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The IRA
The London Underground
A really obscure Norse myth reference
Gautama Buddha
A not at all obscure Norse myth reference
The Bible
Gremlins
Robin Hood
Aleister Crowley
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Star Trek: Voyager
Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
Taake
Kampfar
More Metalocalypse
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
A Clockwork Orange
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard F. Burton
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Umberto Eco
JFK by Oliver Stone
Varg Vikernes of Burzum
James Bond
Albert Einstein
The Highlander
Siberia And The Exile System by George Kennan
Get Smart
Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Oh boy a Norse myth reference
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Florence Nightingale
Clash of the Titans
Men In Black
The Mummy
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
SpongeBob Squarepants
The Beatles
David Bowie
Super Mario Bros 2
Kung-Fu
Die Hard
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman
Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth
Sarah Jezebel Deva
Marduk
The Three Little Pigs
Another Clockwork Orange reference
OH MY GOD Norse mythology
The Little Mermaid
Arch Enemy’s Angela Gossow
The Godfather
Secret of the Runes
Nergal of Behemoth
Samoth of Emperor
Sappho of Lesbos
Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
Galder of Old Man’s Child and Dimmu Borgir
Kemal Ataturk
The Rock by Michael Bay
Another another Clockwork Orange reference
Victor Suvorov
John le Carré
Ian Flemming
Congo by Michael Crichton
Chess
Carpathian Forest
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
David Farragut
Norse (wait for it) mythology
Grigori Rasputin
Thomas De Torquemada
Donald Trump
Norse my- You know I’m not even gonna say it anymore
Gelett Burgess
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Moby Dick
The Count of Monte Cristo
Minack Amphitheatre
Norse culture. Culture. Not mythology but culture.
Corpse Paint
Carmina Burana
Wagner’s Ring cycle
Peer Gynt by Grieg
The Pagan Prosperity by Old Man’s Child
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Tetris
William Congreve
Wave of Mutilation by The Pixies
The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
Harvey Dent from Batman

iwannaeatyoursoul:

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streetandnye:

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VALHALLA: An epic sci-fi action novel (with a good dose of humor)
Violet MacRae is one of the aimless millions crowding northern Scotland. In the year 2330, where war is obsolete and only brilliant minds are valued, she emerges into adulthood with more brawn than brains and a propensity for violence. People dismiss her as a relic, but world peace is more fragile than they know.  In Valhalla, a clandestine base hidden in an icy ravine, Violet connects with a group of outcasts just like her. There, she learns the skills she needs to keep the world safe from genetically enhanced criminals and traitors who threaten the first friends she’s ever known. She also meets Wulfgar Kray, a genius gang leader who knows her better than she knows herself and who would conquer the world to capture her.  Branded from childhood as a useless barbarian, Violet is about to learn the world needs her exactly as she is.
For sale now at the following locations:
Barnes and Noble Nook
Barnes and Noble Paperback
Amazon Kindle    <—- Click “Look Inside” for a free two chapters!
Amazon Paperback
Publisher eBook
Publisher Paperback   <—- Includes free eBook!
Google Play eBook
Kobo eBook
Book Depository Paperback
Books-A-Million Paperback
Audible (Audio Book)
iTunes (Audio Book)
And be sure to check out the official Valhalla blog- The Walrus Squad

this is such a good book ugh i am in love with it, i high suggest that everyone reads it

Thank you!!!

Reblogging this again because is one of the best books I have ever read and all of you guys need to read it

Thank you very much!

I can’t recall any book I’ve read in the past two years that has excited me as much as Valhalla. I read the entire novel in 9 hours. I don’t even think I peed. The characters are amazing and I can’t tell you if I’ve ever come across any character quite like Violet. Or any of them, to be frank (maybe if I read Norse mythology I would but I haven’t). It’s like Kill Bill for teenagers that live in Scandinavia, which I don’t know about you but that’s right down my alley. I could not be more stoked beyond belief to get to the next book in the series - SO MANY BURNING QUESTIONS. AND WALRUSES.

Thank you times a thousand!!! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it so much!
Book 2, titled Ragnarök, is in editing now and should be out in late November. Questions will be answered. More will be raised. Or if you mean out of novel questions, please feel free to ask here or at The Walrus Squad blog, the official book blog. Thank you for reading!!!

iwannaeatyoursoul:

facts-i-just-made-up:

streetandnye:

facts-i-just-made-up:

panquacks:

facts-i-just-made-up:

VALHALLA: An epic sci-fi action novel (with a good dose of humor)

Violet MacRae is one of the aimless millions crowding northern Scotland. In the year 2330, where war is obsolete and only brilliant minds are valued, she emerges into adulthood with more brawn than brains and a propensity for violence. People dismiss her as a relic, but world peace is more fragile than they know.

In Valhalla, a clandestine base hidden in an icy ravine, Violet connects with a group of outcasts just like her. There, she learns the skills she needs to keep the world safe from genetically enhanced criminals and traitors who threaten the first friends she’s ever known. She also meets Wulfgar Kray, a genius gang leader who knows her better than she knows herself and who would conquer the world to capture her.

Branded from childhood as a useless barbarian, Violet is about to learn the world needs her exactly as she is.

For sale now at the following locations:

Barnes and Noble Nook

Barnes and Noble Paperback

Amazon Kindle    <—- Click “Look Inside” for a free two chapters!

Amazon Paperback

Publisher eBook

Publisher Paperback   <—- Includes free eBook!

Google Play eBook

Kobo eBook

Book Depository Paperback

Books-A-Million Paperback

Audible (Audio Book)

iTunes (Audio Book)

And be sure to check out the official Valhalla blog- The Walrus Squad

this is such a good book ugh i am in love with it, i high suggest that everyone reads it

Thank you!!!

Reblogging this again because is one of the best books I have ever read and all of you guys need to read it

Thank you very much!

I can’t recall any book I’ve read in the past two years that has excited me as much as Valhalla. I read the entire novel in 9 hours. I don’t even think I peed. The characters are amazing and I can’t tell you if I’ve ever come across any character quite like Violet. Or any of them, to be frank (maybe if I read Norse mythology I would but I haven’t). It’s like Kill Bill for teenagers that live in Scandinavia, which I don’t know about you but that’s right down my alley. I could not be more stoked beyond belief to get to the next book in the series - SO MANY BURNING QUESTIONS. AND WALRUSES.

Thank you times a thousand!!! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it so much!

Book 2, titled Ragnarök, is in editing now and should be out in late November. Questions will be answered. More will be raised. Or if you mean out of novel questions, please feel free to ask here or at The Walrus Squad blog, the official book blog. Thank you for reading!!!

whale-summoner:

Behind the scenes of a pipe organ. Although most people, if they think about it at all, assume that the keys are linked directly to the pipes, and that pressing a key lets compressed air flow from a reservoir, through the appropriate pipe in order to sound the note, this is simply not the case. The keys actually send messages to the person sat behind the pipes (in this case, Mary Jones, 24, of Oklahoma), telling her which pipes to blow through. The compressed air actually runs the system of pneumatic tubes which deliver the messages to Mary. The official job title associated with the position is Organ Operator, although the keyboard players used to refer to it as “The Blow Job”. It was agreed by most organ keyboardists that Barry Chuffworth (1914-1989) gave the best Blow Jobs. However, so little is known about music these days that I’d you ask any five schoolboys who gives the best Blow Jobs, they will likely all agree that it’s your mum.

I am so ashamed I didn&#8217;t write this.

whale-summoner:

Behind the scenes of a pipe organ. Although most people, if they think about it at all, assume that the keys are linked directly to the pipes, and that pressing a key lets compressed air flow from a reservoir, through the appropriate pipe in order to sound the note, this is simply not the case. The keys actually send messages to the person sat behind the pipes (in this case, Mary Jones, 24, of Oklahoma), telling her which pipes to blow through. The compressed air actually runs the system of pneumatic tubes which deliver the messages to Mary. The official job title associated with the position is Organ Operator, although the keyboard players used to refer to it as “The Blow Job”. It was agreed by most organ keyboardists that Barry Chuffworth (1914-1989) gave the best Blow Jobs. However, so little is known about music these days that I’d you ask any five schoolboys who gives the best Blow Jobs, they will likely all agree that it’s your mum.

I am so ashamed I didn’t write this.

How do mirrors work

Enchanted glass. They’re our only glimpse into the real world.