Tag: rare

Apr 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

THE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions (it was cloudy and overcast for many), the public got a spectacular view looking into the…

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Apr 10, 2014

This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

Photographer Unknown via innuendoPL The story goes that this amber bear amulet was found in 1887 in a peat bog near Slupsk, a city in northern Poland. The amber bear is believed to be from the Neolithic period and was dated between 1700 and 650 BC. Until 1945 the ‘amber bear of happiness‘ was…

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Mar 30, 2014

This is the Most Interesting Car Vent in the World

This is the Most Interesting Car Vent in the World

Well that’s a statement I never thought I would make. But here we are. If you have seen a more interesting car vent please advise in the comments below.

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Mar 28, 2014

Deaf Since Birth. This Woman Hears for the First Time in 40 Years

Deaf Since Birth. This Woman Hears for the First Time in 40 Years

Joanne Milne from Gateshead, England has been deaf since birth. Joanne suffers from Ushers syndrome, a rare medical condition that has also impacted her vision. The 40-year-old was fitted with bilateral cochlear implants in February but had to wait four weeks to determine if the operation was a success. Joanne’s friend Tremayne Crossley was…

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Mar 26, 2014

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached…

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Mar 20, 2014

Guy Solves Impossible Wheel of Fortune Puzzle in One Guess. Wins $45K

Guy Solves Impossible Wheel of Fortune Puzzle in One Guess. Wins $45K

With his grandfather, parents and brother in the crowd, Wheel of Fortune contestant Emil solved the seemingly impossible Bonus Round puzzle on his first guess with only two of the twelve letters revealed! The bonus puzzle netted Emil $45,000 USD to give him a grand total of $63,099 on the day. If you skip…

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Mar 13, 2014

This is the World’s First ‘All White’ Blue Marlin Ever Caught on Film

This is the World’s First ‘All White’ Blue Marlin Ever Caught on Film

Photograph via Maverick Yachts and Sportfishing Charters Bob and Karen Weaver got the fish charter of a lifetime when they caught (and released!), what the IGFA and TBF are saying is the first ever ‘all white’ blue marlin ever caught on film. The rare fish was caught off the coast of Los Sueños, Costa…

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