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    This table....

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    Looks like someone stole Gandalf's desk from his study. Definitely a Middle Earth artifact
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    A horse on a horse

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    Made by welding coins together.

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    Shock waves streaming from a jet flying at supersonic speeds. The jet is passing in front of the sun, which gets its purple color from a calcium-K optical filter. Dark sunspots are also visible. Image via NASA Earth Observatory.


    ...using a photography technique called Schlieren imaging.

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    48-shot revolver from 1855.

    Just the sight of this could scare someone away I think....

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    Might not be as awe inspiring or interesting as the others, but thought it quite nice, was raining a bit today as the sun was setting, looked like "golden" rain, this is the best I could do with my cellphone camera.
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    Thomas Hoepker's 9/11 photo shows a relaxed group of Americans with the twin towers burning in the background. The image was published years later making the individuals out as callous. A man later identified himself as one of the group expressing that they were in a profound state of shock and disbelief.
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    9 inch long 100 function multi-tool. Includes a fully functioning .22 caliber five-shot revolver. Created by John S. Holler in 1880.

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    These are miniature, 1-inch replicas of the tools Holler made. It's not entirely known why they exist
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    If you put wheels on that thing you can use it as a caravan

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    There is an extraordinary tree in Kalaloch beach, within Olympic National Park in Washington, that some people call “the tree of life” because of the miraculous way it seems to be hanging on to life when it should have been dead years ago. The tree is located just north of Kalaloch Lodge, near the Kalaloch Campground, on a cliff that has partially caved in due to erosion — right under the tree. The tree is anchored to the ground by only a few tendrils of roots, but the majority of them are exposed and spread out over a void. It’s a miracle that the tree is still breathing and thriving and sprouting fresh green leaves every spring despite having no soil underneath. No one knows why the tree has not toppled over during the intense storms that the coast is known for.

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    Prague’s Narrowest Street is So Narrow it Has Traffic Lights For Pedestrians
    In the heart of Prague’s oldest neighborhood, the historic Mala Strana or “Little Quarter”, there is a street so narrow that it’s impossible for two people to get past each other no matter how hard they try. The street named Vinarna Certovka is actually a 50-centimeter wide passage (70 centimeter according to some sources) that runs for a length of about 10 meters between several houses close to the Charles Bridge.

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    My Bed

    A work by British artist Tracey Emin consisting of her bed with numerous bedroom objects.

    The idea was inspired by the artists sexual depressive state when she remained in bed for several days without eating or drinking anything but alcohol. When she looked at the mess she had accumulated she suddenly realized what she had created.

    My Bed was bought by art collector Charles Saatchi for 150,000 Pounds (R2 594,382).

    The artwork was eventually auctioned off for over 2 500,000 Pounds (R43 239,715).
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    My Bed

    A work by British artist Tracey Emin consisting of her bed with numerous bedroom objects.

    The idea was inspired by the artists sexual depressive state when she remained in bed for several days without eating or drinking anything but alcohol. When she looked at the mess she had accumulated she suddenly realized what she had created.

    My Bed was bought by art collector Charles Saatchi for 150,000 Pounds (R2 594,382).

    The artwork was eventually auctioned off for over 2 500,000 Pounds (R43 239,715).
    Then I can just let the kids run wild for a day or two and then sell my house for R900,000,000,000!

    I never fully understood some art...
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    Tom Cruise sitting on top of Burj Khalifa (The tallest building in the world....)

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    The photographer, Gerald Donovan, told all the details:


    He was up there for about an hour. Chopper circled several times very close. He's the only one that you can see, but on a video I have, you can see that there were other people up there but hiding down the spire. Lots and lots of filming was happening—both from the chopper and from below.

    They were filming a 360 degree pan of him for Mission Impossible.

    How did he get there?

    1. He first took elevator BS1: Concourse (4.0 m.) to level 138 (508.2 m.)
    2. Then got into elevator BS3: Level 138 to level 160 (621.3 m.)
    3. From there, he got elevator BS4: Level 160 to section 18B (646.9 m.) You can also take the steep stairs/landings from 160 to 18B.
    4. After that, he climbed the ladder from section 18B to section 19 (653.3 m.)
    5. Went from section 19 to section 21 (691.7 m.) taking the steep stairs/landings.
    6. Climbed the ladder inside the pinnacle pipe: Section 21 to top platform (826.6 m.)
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    Following up on this pic....I went and did some research to figure out what's going on here, and came up with this:

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    "The soldiers fed the polar bears with condensed milk tins. Soviet Union, 1950.

    Photo taken during a routine military expedition in Chukchi Peninsula, Soviet Union. It isn’t sure if the Chukchi Peninsula has more people or white bears. The climate is very severe and sometimes weather can be so fierce in winter that the temperature falls 40 C degrees below zero (-40 Fahrenheit) so that poor white bears and their cubs start starving and freezing.


    The soldiers, who served on the Army District of Chukchi Peninsula, didn’t turn their backs on the poor and starving animals and started to feed them every now and then. Of course you do not have such big amounts of meat at home to feed several white bears. And soldiers decided to feed the bears up with what they had in abundance – tins, or to be more exact, condensed milk.

    Soldiers would open such a tin with a tin-opener and then give the can to the bear who licked all the milk from tin and then feed her little bears with it. Those blue and white tins of condensed milk were the winter dessert staple of every Soviet kid. The condensed milk (called in Russian: sgushchennoye moloko) had indeterminately long shelf life and there was always plenty of it. It was a common dessert in the army too. It isn’t surprised to see it given away to bears, because unlike some stuff that was rationed the condensed milk in USSR was available in unlimited amounts."
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