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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

Long exposure photograph from NASA showing the flight path of the ISS-bound Soyuz TMA-12M rocket after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today (26 Mar).

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

Miniature Star Wars Adventures by Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin.

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#873

Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

I would like to know why whoever changed the title didn't make it so it said 'Pictures that simply ooze awesomeness.' Clearly 'simply awesome' doesn't do it for me.

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

I would like to know why whoever changed the title didn't make it so it said 'Pictures that simply ooze awesomeness.' Clearly 'simply awesome' doesn't do it for me.

 

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I thought I was the only one who noticed!

 

OT:

 

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Statue of liberty's head at the Paris world fair 1878


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:10 PM Edited by RoadRunner71, 03 April 2014 - 08:11 PM.

 
OT:
 
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Statue of liberty's head at the Paris world fair 1878


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"You maniacs, you blew it up!"
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

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i like this picture. this guy seemed to think "to hell with combat clothes, i'm gonna wear my Sunday best"


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

^ and he is holding that AK with one hand like a boss :D
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

^ and he is holding that AK with one hand like a boss :D

Not to mention he's having a cig at the same time!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

Lol, damn. That is indeed, awesome.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

I f*cking love dogs.

 

Great pictures, will edit this later. 


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

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Uyuni, Bolivia.

 

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Finland.

 

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Reed Flute caves, China.

 

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Baikal Lake, Russia.

 

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand.

 

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Yuanyang rice terraces, China.

 

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Iceland Highlands.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:22 AM

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand.

If you ever come to NZ, I would def recommend going there.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

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(Most pictures by Mike Hollingshead)

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:39 AM

Rockall, North Atlantic Ocean
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

 

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do you have a link to the article?


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:57 AM Edited by I<3GTAV, 12 April 2014 - 09:58 AM.

This is a picture of the plane several years before 9/11 that crashed into the South Tower, and in the background you can see the World Trade Center on the horizon. Pretty spooky.

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And here's a couple of shots of the old WTC...

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And here's the new WTC...

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

Charlie Murphy and Rick James:

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:18 PM

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

Ever wondered how to lift a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe to the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State?

 

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In 1965, Empire State vice-president and manager, Robert Leury, came up with the idea of putting the hottest car of the moment in the tallest and most iconic building back in the day, the Empire State Building. 

 

Due to the building shape, delivering the car in an helicopter was not feasible so the only way was to disassemble a convertible version and lift it up using the regular elevators. After various tests in the Ford Deaborn plant, they successfully carried out the plan in October 1965.

 

The 1966 Ford Mustang was the best selling Mustang to date.

 

Now, almost half a century later, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ford's famous pony car, a 2015 Mustang has been lifted again to the Empire State.

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:31 AM

"After Hiroshima, there were shadow outlines of people who had been alive but had died and disintegrated instantly in the blast."

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The “Elephant’s foot”. This is a photograph of Chrenobyl’s reactor after the meltdown. Many people died to get this picture taken. Today it lives on as a real life medusa having killed all who saw it in person.

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This photo was taken by a Filipino politician of his family and, unbeknownst to him, his own assassin.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:29 PM Edited by RedBull FM, 17 April 2014 - 06:38 PM.

Little boy's final wish: Star Wars themed funeral.

 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

I think this is pretty damn awesome....

A very poor Thai farmer whose wife died after giving birth to their son, sold all his belongings so that he could pay for his son's education.

Years later, the son finally graduated from Ratchpatr University in Chiang Rai, far northern Thailand.

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They come from a region where it's very rare for kids to even finish school, but the farmer spent every day of his life working hard so that his son could make something of himself in life.

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Man, stuff like this tickles my heartstrings :p

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

On a completely different note, here is the Beetle robot, built by Jered Industries in Detroit for General Electric's Nuclear Materials and Propulsion Operation division, it was designed for the Air Force Special Weapons Centre, initially to service and maintain a planned fleet of atomic-powered Air Force bombers. Work began on the "mech" in 1959, and it was completed in 1961.

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Because the Beetle was first conceived to fix aircraft engines that would be soaked in radiation, it had to be nuclear-proof. Because these would be big aircraft, with large parts that were high off the ground, the Beetle had to be big as well. And because the actual duties it was to perform would require a great deal of precision and finesse, the Beetle was given two arms with pincers for "hands", which is where the "Beetle" name originates.

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The Beetle was 19 feet long, 12 feet wide, 11 feet high and weighed 77 tons. The pilot was shielded by an inch of steel armour on the outside of the unit, half-an-inch inside and a minimum of 12 inches of lead plating around the cabin, which would keep him shielded from all but the most intense blasts of radiation. On top of all that, the cockpit glass was 23 inches thick, and was made up of seven individual panes of leaded glass. It could reach a maximum speed of 8 mph.

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Inside, the pilot had some degree of comfort with a small TV set, air conditioning and an ashtray, for when the stress of having to deal with the remains of a nuclear holocaust get too much.

The thing could perform very delicate operations as well. At a demonstration in 1962 for example, it picked up an egg without breaking it

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No one knows what became of the Beetle, but there was an updated version too...

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

"After Hiroshima, there were shadow outlines of people who had been alive but had died and disintegrated instantly in the blast."
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These have always amazed me. I know the scientific basis for them but not exactly why they appear as they do. I know they're created from the space occupied by objects protecting an area from the heat of the blast but I've never understood why they were darker than the surroundings. Presumably because the heat of the blast burned off carbon deposits on the surfaces created by industry using coal and oil power?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:25 AM Edited by Valenta, 23 April 2014 - 11:31 AM.

Bolivian Altiplano Salt Flats reflection
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More amazing images from this region here: http://www.dalebaski...lands/i-SKKQK3r

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

 

 

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do you have a link to the article?

 

Sorry for the late reply. I got the image from imgur from the most popular images.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

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