Tag: rare

May 16, 2015

Picture of the Day: Just a Turtle Riding a Crocodile

Picture of the Day: Just a Turtle Riding a Crocodile

Photograph by _iond_ on reddit “Run Shadowfax, show us the meaning of haste” – Gandalf Spotted at the Prague Zoo by reddit user _iond_, we see a triumphant turtle riding a crocodile, a Gharial to be exact. What a great capture. via _iond_ on reddit

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May 11, 2015

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Watch these 1930s daredevils show off their parkour skills in this vintage clip!

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May 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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May 4, 2015

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

The video quality is astonishing. Fascinating HD color video shows the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the…

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Apr 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Photograph by Amanda Curtis on Twitter Amanda Curtis snapped this pic of a rare quadruple rainbow while waiting for her Long Island train to New York on the morning of 21 April 2015. Curtis was waiting at Glen Cove station when she spotted it. The area had recently received a large amount of rain…

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Apr 29, 2015

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30, 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. Around 1905, Prokudin-Gorsky envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advances that had been made in color photography to document the Russian…

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Apr 23, 2015

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

In 1908, Frederick Whitney, an artist and teacher in Salem, Massachusetts published Blackboard Sketching, a book dedicated to the art of blackboard chalk drawings. As the book’s forward states: Ability to draw easily and well on the blackboard is a power which every teacher of children covets. Such drawing is a language which never…

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