Tag: rare

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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Jan 20, 2014

10 Rare Salvador Dali Illustrations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

10 Rare Salvador Dali Illustrations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

In 1975, world-renowned Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali created a rare set of illustrations for Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet. The series consisted of 10 off-set lithographs on heavy paper with 99 pages of bound text contained in a red/burgundy silk slipcase with the lithographs signed in the plate. Also included was an additional…

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Jan 13, 2014

Chewbacca Tweets an Epic Series of Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Star Wars

Chewbacca Tweets an Epic Series of Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Star Wars

It all started with a simple tweet… #nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh… http://t.co/FblggUaU5e— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 08, 2014 Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieRoars), the 7′ 3″ (2.21 m) actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films…

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Dec 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

AURORA BOREALIS – CHRISTMAS EDITION Photograph by Frank Olsen Seen here is a rare red aurora beautifully complementing the green band of colour below. The image was taken at Hakoya island, just outside of Tromsoe, Norway on October 25th, 2011 by photographer Frank Olsen. An aurora is a natural light display in…

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Dec 14, 2013

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

For the first time in 112 years it is snowing in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. In a city that averages less than an inch (25.4 mm) of rain in a year, precipitation in any form is quite rare. The entire Middle East region is experiencing record snowfalls, the likes that have not…

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