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The first McDonald’s. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Capital of Brazil, on the beginning. Pius XII and Hitler. The King. Rare Beatles photos. Osama bin Laden and his family. Titanic. Fall of the Berlin Wall All forms of Coca-Cola bottles. John Lennon shortly before his death. Principles. Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Albert Einstein. Charlie Chaplin and Gandhi. First computer. Albert Einstein’s diploma. The early Beatles. The first team of Google. Pope John Paul and the man who tried to kill him. Moment when Bush heard about the attacks 11th September. 15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real. As we've reminded you before, people in the past just didn't give a shit.

15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real

They were too busy being crazy and taking pictures of it to be bothered with how those pictures would make them look in 80 or 90 years. It's like they're daring us to make sense of them, and once again, we've risen boldly to the challenge. #15. Photo-Realistic Pencil Drawings by Self-Taught Artist Randy Hann. It takes a great artist to show the true power of a pencil, and Newfoundland-based Randy Hann is one such artist.

Photo-Realistic Pencil Drawings by Self-Taught Artist Randy Hann

His breathtaking attention to detail translates into drawings that look more like shot with a professional camera than with a simple pencil.Randy Hann is definitely one of the most talented Canadian artists of our time. The Newfoundland native takes inspiration from the people, wildlife and scenery that surrounds him every day to create spectacular works of art. Born in 1961, Randy says he can always remember being able to draw, even as a young child, but it wasn’t until years later that he started taking his innate abilities seriously. He didn’t attend an art school, but dedicated years to developing and refining his drawing technique. Today, the self-taught artist is internationally-known for his mind-blowing hyperrealistic works.

Photos © Randy Hann. People - January, 2009. Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year.

Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012

The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos Enjoy! Photograph by Robert Elves on Flickr Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available Photograph by George Steinmetz Photograph by Andrew Choy Photograph by Jakub Polomski on 500px Photograph via The Natioanl Archives and Records Administration Photograph by Caleb Charland COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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'Tin Town' & The Forgotten Bamford and Howden Railway. (Image: Derwent Digital Imaging) The Derbyshire Peak District in northern England is home to a number of abandoned Victorian railways that have since become walking and cycle paths.

'Tin Town' & The Forgotten Bamford and Howden Railway

Chief among them are the former mainline routes of the Midland Railway (now the Monsal Trail) and the Woodhead Line (Longdendale Trail). Crashed Military Jet Abandoned in the New Jersey Woods for Over 50 Years. (All images courtesy of Daniel Berek)

Crashed Military Jet Abandoned in the New Jersey Woods for Over 50 Years

Check Out the F-117 Cockpit Procedures Trainer in Alamogordo, NM. (Image: John Bezosky Jr. – Twitter @jbezosky) F-117A Nighthawk (or Stinkbug to some) training was unlike normal military fast jet training for a variety of reasons.

Check Out the F-117 Cockpit Procedures Trainer in Alamogordo, NM

For one thing, the Stealth Fighter originated as a black project and even its pilots had no idea what they would be flying until several months into the training program. Pilots selected for ‘Bandit training‘ were already experienced aircrew, which was critical because the F-117 had only one seat and no trainer version of the aircraft was ever built. Discover 10 Unusual Animals & Habitats Across the World. (Image: Richard Turner, cc-nc-4.0) Animals are all around us, even if we’re in the most densely populated parts of the busiest cities in the world.

Discover 10 Unusual Animals & Habitats Across the World

Sometimes we rarely see them, and sometimes their survival depends on that. But around the world, there are a handful of places we can go to see some of the most amazing sights in nature – animals that are in some cases unique among their species, living in equally unusual habitats. Abandoned Sea-houses Branch Line in Northumberland. (Image: Susan Calvert via Situated some 45 miles north of Newcastle, the tiny Northumbrian village of North Sunderland may not seem like the most likely place to unearth a long abandoned railway.

Abandoned Sea-houses Branch Line in Northumberland

But it was through here that a privately built, single track line passed on its way from nearby Chathill Junction to the harbour village of Seahouses. At just four miles long with only a handful of tiny communities to serve, the eponymous North Sunderland Railway, which opened in 1898 on standard gauge track, was never an especially profitable line.

10 Eccentric Transportation Inventions That Didn't Take Off. Urban GhostsA Brief History of Ancient Roman Gladiators. (Image: Jean-Léon Gérôme) Roman gladiators have long been a source of fascination and confusion, often depicted as maltreated slaves drawn from Ancient Rome’s enemies, forced to fight to the death in brutal and blood-curdling displays of mortal combat.

Urban GhostsA Brief History of Ancient Roman Gladiators

And though such acts certainly occurred, the truth is rather more complex. Today, thanks in large part to Hollywood, gladiators have become pop culture icons with a mythology all of their own. The latest installment of our Past Lives series seeks to dispel the myths, and delve into the facts of how these ancient Roman warriors really lived – and died. Funeral Games. Urban Ghosts8 Creepy Internet Characters that Became Urban Legends. (Image: Hudson Studios via YouTube; The Slender Man) Twenty years ago, we used to sit around campfires to tell each other ghost stories. Today, those campfires still burn, though many of us simply load up our tablets. The internet is a breeding ground for tales of insanity, horror and supernatural terror. At their worst, these stories simply rip-off pre-existing material or try to shock us with senseless gore. Urban Ghosts13 Abandoned Websites (That Are Still Online) (Image: screenshot; bonus site – SpaceJam) The internet has come a long, long way since its inception.

But it wasn’t too long ago that people proudly used AOL email addresses, Angelfire web pages and MySpace accounts. In terms of how fast technology moves, these services are now fairly prehistoric, although the latter has reinvented itself somewhat in recent times. This article features a selection of retro gems from the early days of the internet. They may not have been updated in almost two decades, but nevertheless remain online, lurking in the shadowy corners of the World Wide Web, nostalgic reminders of how fast technology moves.

40+ Mind-blowing Photorealistic Paintings. 18 Terrifying Old Costumes You Can't Unsee. Costumes were scarier back in the day. They just were. Back before Halloween was sexy, before it was owned by Disney, back before everyone realized you’ll still get candy no matter how little effort you put into your costume. Here are 18 costume ideas, each offering its own bit of advice on how to add some horrible to your Halloween. 12 Unusual Towers From Around the World. 10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings. The 23 Photos That Will Make Your Stomach Drop. Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Nature | 39 comments. 20 Spectacular And Rare Weather Phenomena That You Won’t Believe Happen On Our Planet.

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