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Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914).
The Wonder of Ice Caves Where you have lava tubes or limestone passage ways below the ground, occasionally a rare form of cave evolves – the . Strange, mysterious and often dangerous they are often difficult to get to and so not seen by huge amounts of people. Take a short tour in to the magical world of the ice cave. Size, of course, is not everything but let’s start with the largest ice cave on the planet. Translated from the German, the name of the cave is the ‘Word of the Ice Giants’ and to be frank, it is not a piece of Germanic overstatement. Forty kilometers south of Salzburg, Austria in the Hochkogel Mountain the cave stretches for more than forty kilometers.
The history of PC hardware, in pictures We all use personal computers and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000, that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room, or that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? This article takes a look at the time when the computer equipment we now take for granted was invented and what it looked like back then. The first computer mouse
The Lost Generation: A Decade of Teen Movies The best teen movies reflect modern youth culture and alter it—they transform the vernacular, fashion, and the trajectory of the genre itself. They are original and smart (even mid-dick joke). Some are raunchy comedies, some are stark dramas, some defy classification, but all are unflinchingly honest (even mid-dick joke). Though they very seldom win awards, the best teen movies usually compel repeat viewings and somehow seem to intuit the needs and tastes of generations to come. Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15 Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva) Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies.
Scanning WWII: The Arnett Institute's WWII Scanning Project Documents from World War II in the National Archives are in grave peril and are literally turning to dust! Most of the paper used during the war years was heavily acid based, and time is taking its toll. Documents from previous eras, World War I or even the Civil War, will outlast those from World War II. Congress has mandated that the entire National Archives be digitized, but with millions upon millions of records, they cannot do so without some big-time private sector help. We, the Arnett Institute, have stepped forward to assist in this mammoth project of scanning the WWII documents in the National Archives to prevent these important records from being lost for all time.
Top 10 Truly Disturbing Horror Films I have watched thousands of movies throughout my life and I am one of those folks who enjoys films from every single genre but in particular films that leave their mark on me long after I turn them off.Worth noting I am not a journalist, I am just an average joe who loves film and happens to write about it. So my views ( bad grammer included ) are very much those of an average film fan just like most of you reading this.That said as much as I am not a writer or critic I do own well over 1,000 horror films and think I know the genre well. Dead Girl:Last on my list is Dead Girl but that by no means puts it at the bottom.
An Animated Video of The Scream - this is Truly Amazing! Wow! This is simply amazing. I can’t put into words how good this video is! It’s surreal. It’s weird. It’s fun to watch and I reckon you’ve never seen anything like it before. Must-see Historical Photos That Make You Stop And Think... Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. 1. First selfie, ca. 1920: 2. Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956: REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man (12A) Wedged inbetween the summer’s other two huge superhero blockbusters, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, there was always a danger that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ would go forgotten, like a neglected Baldwin brother or an obscure war, however gladly Marc Webb’s rebooting of the Spider-Man franchise isn’t swamped by its illustrious book-ends. The first thing to mention is why the series has found itself rebooted, after all the films starring Tobey Maguire made bags of money, even if critical appreciation had died away. The answer is simple; Batman. After Christopher Nolan darkened The Dark Knight with 'Batman Begins', the pure popcorn movie nature of the previous Spider-Man movies seemed hopelessly dated.
12 sites to watch films online for free As much as we all nostalgically long for the days we patronized local video stores and supported independent neighbourhood theaters, one of the really cool thing about the age of the internet has to be watching films online, without having to leave the house or shelling a penny. Because we, at the NFB, feel confident you would never abandon us for another streaming site (I mean, how could you), we decided to put together and share with you a list of destinations for watching films online. All sites in the following list are free; only one requires you become a member. Watch away friends, and by all means feel free to leave a comment if you see I’ve omitted a landmark.
The Mysterious Plain of Jars Often referred to as â€œan Asian version of Stonehengeâ€, the Plain of Jars is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. Shrouded in mystery and myth, this ancient place has fascinated archeologists and scientists ever since its discovery. [Photo Credits] Thousands of giant stone jars scattered around the Xieng Khouang plain, in Laos form one of the most bizarre archeological collections in history. Although it has been determined they are over 2000 years old, no one has yet been able to determine who built them and for what purpose. Made of sedimentary rock, like sandstone or granite, and calcified coral, the jars weigh up to 13 tons and are between 1 and 3 meters high. [Photo Credits]
64 Historical Pictures you most likely haven’t seen before. # 8 is a bit disturbing! These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past Many photographs only become iconic shots years later, once we understand their importance and historical context. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these pictures portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately. 1. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914