Among sailors, a pierced earlobe was a symbol that the wearer had sailed around the world or had crossed the equator. In addition, it is commonly held that a gold earring was worn by sailors in payment for a proper burial in the event that they might drown at sea. Should their bodies have been washed up on shore, it was hoped that the earring would serve as payment for "a proper Christian burial".
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Happy Birthday Tiffy!

To one sweet and lovely gal!

vqueer:

i often think that i have such a wonderful life but then i realise that there could be an alternate universe out there where aph netherlands is my sugar daddy

godfrapp:

Does anyone else go on Wikipedia to look something up and then click on a bunch of random links and then half an hour later you’re 10 articles deep into the inner workings of Vietnamese politics

(Source: waitrose)