Queen Tamar of Georgia. Ruled the Kingdom of Georgia from 1184-1213.
Even though her father left her the throne, a lot of her counselors were wary about having a woman rule, so they picked out a husband for her - Yuri, Prince of the Rus’ (Russia). She complied, but when he started getting drunk and abusing her, she called off the marriage and kicked him out of Georgia. He came back with an army to try and overthrow her, but she and her armies beat them to a pulp and sent them packing.
A lot of neighboring countries tried to invade, actually, because they thought that a woman leader was a sign of weakness.
She showed them otherwise.
She expanded the Kingdom of Georgia to its largest size, created a Golden Era of peace in which the greatest Georgian poetry and art was created, and eventually married her friend and equal, David Soslan, prince of Alan.
She was incredible, guys.
The White Student Union plans nighttime patrols on the Towson University campus near Baltimore to protect students from crimes it says are committed mostly by blacks.
New App Lets You Track Great White Sharks
by Andrea Mustain
Want to travel the oceans alongside great white sharks, but your busy schedule and fear of death always seem to get in the way? There’s an app for that.
Now anyone with an iPhone or an iPad (and $3.99 to spare) can follow along in near-real time with a dozen of the world’s most iconic predators with the app Expedition White Shark.
“We’re hoping it raises public awareness about white sharks, which helps our conservation efforts,” said marine biologist Michael Domeier, the man behind the app and president of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, a small, California-based nonprofit research organization.
Domeier has studied great white sharks for many years, and was one of the first people to ever outfit adult great white sharks with satellite tracking tags — the key to the new app. His adventures were chronicled on the National Geographic Channel program “Shark Men.”…
(read more: OurAmazingPlanet)
Gay Couples Kiss in Front of Westboro Baptist Church Protesters
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Two same sex couples kiss in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters, at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today the high court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Congress can withhold federal benefits from legally wed gay couples by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Flyers can be assholes — in the best way possible.