Tag: rare

May 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Strokkur Geyser on the Verge of Eruption

Picture of the Day: Strokkur Geyser on the Verge of Eruption

Photograph by HANSUELI KRAPF In this perfectly timed photo we see Strokkur, a famous geyser in Iceland, on the verge of eruption. Located in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River (in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík), Strokkur erupts about every 4–8 minutes and can reach heights of 15–20 meters…

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Apr 28, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Multiple Exposure Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Multiple Exposure Blood Moon

THE MULTIPLE EXPOSURE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA/JSC From open prairie land on the 1625-acre Johnson Space Center site, a Johnson Space Center photographer took this multi-frame composite image of the so-called “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse in the early hours of April 15. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the…

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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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