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.
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 In the year 2330, where war is obsolete and only brilliant minds are valued, she emerges into adulthood with more brawn than brains and a propensity for violence.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.
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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
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!!!
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.
Enchanted glass. They’re our only glimpse into the real world.