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The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth

The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth
"QUANTUM SHOT" #470Link - article by Avi Abrams Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it We covered some otherwordly places before (see, for example, The Bolivian Salt Lake, or The Richat Structure), but this island simply blows away any notion about what is considered "normal" for a landscape on Earth. (images credit: Jan Vandorpe, socotra) Imagine waking up on the Socotra Island and taking a good look around you (let's say your buddies pulled a prank on you and delivered you there, and lets also assume that you don't have any hangover from abuse of any substances). The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is part of a group of 4 islands, has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. (images credit: dianadrz, Irina Travina) (image credit: socotra) The climate is harsh, hot and dry, and yet - the most amazing plant life thrives there. (image credit: Marco Pavan) Alien-looking plants: H. (image credit: Christian Besnier)

Bryan Lewis Saunders - DRUGS "Near Death Experience" 25I-NBOMe Abilify / Xanax / Ativan (dosage unknown in hospital) 90mg Abilify (after 3 months usage 3x maximum dose) 1 sm Glass of Absinth 10mg Adderall Alcohol 10mg Ambien Ativan / Haloperidol (doseage unknown in hospital) Bath Salts 15mg Buspar (snorted) 4 Butalbitals (doseage unknown) Butane Honey Oil 250mg Cephalexin (painted w/ watercolor pencil, water and cephalexin) 1/2 gram Cocaine Computer Duster (2 squirts) 2 bottles of Cough Syrup 1 "Bump" of Crystalmeth 20mg Cyclobenzaprine 4mg Dilaudid 1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine (In the ER with kidney stones) DMT (during and after) 60mg Geodon Hash Heroin (Snorted) Huffing Gas (during and after) Huffing Lighter Fluid 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax Khat (chew and tea) 3mg Klonopin 300mg Lithium 10mg Lortab (Shitty) LSD Marijuana (Kine Bud) Marijuana (G13) Marijuana Resin Morphine IV (doseage unknown) Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset) 2mg Nicotine Gum (after quitting smoking for 2 months) Nitrous Oxide Opium 7.5mg Percocet

Socotra Island Travel Guide The northwestern part of Indian Ocean houses one of the world's finest archipelagos, the mountainous Socotra, where people are as beautiful as the land. Characterized by unique spectacular vegetation and breathtaking unspoiled natural beauty, Socotra Islands form part of the Yemen republic and are located about 350 kilometers south of the Arabian Peninsula. Covering a land area of 3,650 square kilometers, and populated mainly by Muslims, Socotra comprises the administrative districts of Hadibo and Qalansiya, which also include the islands of Abdul Kuri, Darsa and Samhah. People speak of Socotra as the 'jewel' of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea, boasting tropical sunshine, exotic flora and fauna (with more than 900 species of plants), gorgeous beaches, as well as pristine coral reefs offering enticing scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. The climate in Socotra Islands is tropical desert, with temperatures hovering between 37C in summer and 29C in winter.

Wat Phnom The main stupa on Wat Phnom. Wat Phnom (Khmer: វត្តភ្នំ; "Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple (wat) located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres (88.5 ft) above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. History[edit] Legend relates that Daun Penh, a wealthy widow, found a large koki tree in the river. Then it came to the year of the snake 1437 suggests King Ponhea Yat ordered His Excellency Decho Srei to raise the mount even higher when he finished building the new Royal Palace in the new city he then named Krong Chaktomok Mongkol or simply known as Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom is the center of celebration during Khmer New Year, and Pchum Ben. Architecture[edit] The southwest corner of the vihear and stupa, is a small shrine dedicated to Lady Penh. Culture References[edit] References[edit] See also[edit] Coordinates:

The Burning Man Project :: Welcome Home Suriname - attractions and landmarks | Wondermondo List of described attractions by regions Suriname is divided into 10 districts. Districts of Suriname Suriname - map Map Data Map data ©2014 Google Map Wikipedia article about Suriname Featured: Voltzberg The little known upper reaches of Coppename River are covered with virgin tropical forest. The best known of these giant rocks is Voltzberg. More... Main attractions The most interesting feature of many attractions and landmarks in Suriname is the following: they still are waiting to be discovered. 90 – 95% of the area of country is covered with forest and natural savannah and most of this habitat is virgin. Country is hilly, with impressive cliff formations and table-top mountains – thus there is good reason to believe that unique habitats, caves and other interesting geological formations still are waiting to be disscovered here. Waterfalls The waterfalls of Suriname are overshadowed by the stupendous giant falls in nearby Guyana and Venezuela. Blanche Marie Falls – Sipaliwini, Nickerie River.

Bill Maher | Calls Out Oprah | Merry Christmas Bill Maher, host of HBO‘s Real Time, and notorious religious nonbeliever, taped a harsh and hilarious “Christmas message” for his website that served as a damning critique of all Americans and of the one media figure most are too scared to attack: Oprah Winfrey. Calling Oprah’s “Favorite Things” episode “one of the most deeply disturbing things I’ve ever seen on television” was just the beginning of Maher’s memorably “cheerful” message. Maher used Oprah’s audience as the prime example for his thesis that the real religion in America is greed and is “what at the core is so rotten about this country.” Many find Maher’s “humor” offensive, especially towards people of faith, but if you step back and view Maher as a social commentator, merely trying to improve society then maybe you too could appreciate Maher’s willingness to be politically incorrect and go after anyone and everyone to make a point. Maher concluded: This is why everything in America gets sucked down a hole.

10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict | Expatify Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it’s a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it’s nice to know there are some places still left in the world where you might be left in peace. 10. Switzerland’s long history of neutrality and its tucked away location among the valleys of the Alps still make it a safe bet, even despite having a high number of bordering nations. 9. Costa Rica has a stable democracy, a disbanded military and a national policy of neutrality. 8. There are regions of Papua New Guinea that are still being discovered for the first time. 7. Canada is the second largest nation in the world, yet it only shares a land border with one other country– the U.S.A.– and it is a peaceful border. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Comments

East LA’s Abandoned Hospital Last year, while scouting for a short film that never came to fruition, some friends and I talked our way inside an empty, run-down hospital in Boyle Heights. The short was supposed to take place in a hospital, but after a few minutes wandering the halls of Linda Vista -- alone and decidedly creeped-out -- it became obvious that there was no way the place would work. It had been closed for twenty years, and it showed: there was dirt caked in layers on walls and mysteriously wet floors; windows were broken and doors hung off their hinges; ceiling tiles had fallen victim to moisture and gravity, and rats had chewed through the walls. We didn't have the money to make Linda Vista look like anything more than a horror movie -- a few of which had actually been shot there over the years. I was only inside for 45 minutes or so, running through the place snapping photos on the fly with a crappy point-and-shoot. Click on photos to see larger sizes. Linda Vista was a railroad hospital.

The “Devils Pool” | ReasonPad If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon, enclosed by rocks, on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. Set on Livingstone Island, at a height of 103 meters, Devil’s Pool is definitely one of the most surreal locations on Earth. During the months of September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls without falling over.

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