the seven ones that were too brave, too young.
history meme: 1/8 objects - The Molotov Cocktail
The Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb or alcohol bomb, is a generic name used for a variety of improvised incendiary devices. Due to the relative ease of production, they are frequently used by amateur protesters and non-professionally equipped fighters in urban guerrilla warfares. They are primarily intended to set targets ablaze rather than instantly destroy them.
The Molotov cocktail traces its origins to an improvised incendiary device that was used in the 1936–1939 Spanish Civil War in which General Francisco Franco had Spanish Nationalists use the weapons against Soviet tanks.
The name “Molotov cocktail” was coined by the Finns during the Winter War in World War II. During the war, the Soviet air force made extensive use of incendiaries and cluster bombs against Finnish troops and fortifications. When Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov claimed in domestic propaganda broadcasts that the USSR was not bombing Finland, but merely delivering food to the starving citizens, the Finns - who were not starving - started sarcastically to call the air bombs Molotov bread baskets. Soon the Finns responded by attacking advancing tanks with “Molotov cocktails”, which were “a drink to go with the food”. Molotov himself highly disliked the name. [read more]
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ACTUALLY. This myth gets more interesting. These original “double humans” were comprised of two parts—either both parts male, one part male and one female, or both female. This myth is used to explain why some people are homosexual and why some are straight. Yay Classics. I’M LEARNING SO MUCH IN COLLEGE GUYS
This gets better each time it scrolls through my dash.
Additionally, in The Symposium, homosexual love was said to be more pure because it goes deeper than sexual gratification and concerns the welfare of the beloved’s soul as well as providing immortality of ideas and intellect.