General Discussion: Today I am slightly obsessed with...


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unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

20 Sep 2011 09:41
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubin_Carter
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

22 Sep 2011 13:11
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/02/134597833/cosmonaut-crashed-into-earth-crying-in-rage
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

22 Sep 2011 14:42
Sleuth wrote: I wish we went back to the moon, would be curious to see if the US flag is still there.

Why wouldn't it be ?
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

22 Sep 2011 20:28
nick2 wrote:
Sleuth wrote: I wish we went back to the moon, would be curious to see if the US flag is still there.

Why wouldn't it be ?

BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENED!!!!!! DUN DUN dunnnnnnnnn
Murakami
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13343 posts since 9/5/05

22 Sep 2011 22:24
The LHC again , so they have discovered that some subatomic particles can travel faster than the speed of light which is thought to the be the universes speed limit …. does this mean we can finally go back in time and give Candidates parents contraceptives
Rez
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8916 posts since 5/4/09

22 Sep 2011 22:32
Meow!
Rez
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8916 posts since 5/4/09

22 Sep 2011 22:34
Quite bitchy for you Murak Laughing out loud
joeyjojo
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4712 posts since 24/8/06

22 Sep 2011 22:53
Yeah Murak I'm surprised !
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

8 Oct 2011 10:45
The 'bling ring'. Group of kids/criminals stealing from celebrities in America

'For their first celebrity target, Prugo claims that he and Lee asked themselves "who would leave a door unlocked? Who would leave a lot of money lying around?", and chose Paris Hilton because they figured she was "dumb".[17] On their maiden trip to Hilton’s home, Prugo and Lee went alone, having used Google Earth to find a place to access her community via a hill climb.[16] They went up to the front door and tried ringing the doorbell to see if anyone was there. They discovered a key under the doormat, but then realized it wasn’t needed because the door was unlocked'
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

31 Oct 2011 16:41
This part of Mexico city, I can't believe how many houses/people there are in Mexico City.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=mexico+city&hl;=en≪=19.397833,-99.018359&spn;=0.023883,0.058322&sll;=-23.625574,-46.663828&sspn;=0.04671,0.083942&vpsrc;=6≷=ca&hnear;=Mexico+City,+Distrito+Federal,+Mexico&t;=k&z;=15

it just looks like such an interesting place

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=mexico+city&hl;=en≪=19.399614,-99.028949&spn;=0.00002,0.01458&sll;=-23.625574,-46.663828&sspn;=0.04671,0.083942&vpsrc;=6≷=ca&hnear;=Mexico+City,+Distrito+Federal,+Mexico&t;=k&z;=17&layer;=c&cbll;=19.399093,-99.029404&panoid;=7ylqBect0LQ6oe1KZCG6nw&cbp;=12,45.97,,0,-3.91
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

1 Nov 2011 18:53
Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in 1937

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposition_Internationale_des_Arts_et_Techniques_dans_la_Vie_Moderne_(1937)

Some interesting buildings were proposed….

http://books.google.ca/books?id=j_EDAAAAMBAJ&pg;=PA75&dq;=Popular+Mechanics+1931+curtiss&hl;=en&ei;=b7QFTfnmFMiznAeYubXlDQ&sa;=X&oi;=book_result&ct;=result&redir;_esc=y#v=onepage&q;&f;=false
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 Nov 2011 14:38
Chicken Hypnosis!

A chicken can be hypnotized, or put into a trance, by holding its head down against the ground, and continuously drawing a line along the ground with a stick or a finger, starting at its beak and extending straight outward in front of the chicken. If the chicken is hypnotized in this manner, it will remain immobile for somewhere between 15 seconds and 30 minutes, continuing to stare at the line.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=w&sourceid;=chrome&ie;=UTF-8&q;=Chicken+hypnotism
MAC_ATTACK
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481 posts since 24/9/09

21 Nov 2011 17:51
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

particularly this:

'In July 2011, an Austrian atheist, Niko Alm, won the legal right to be shown in his driving license photo wearing a pasta strainer on his head, after three years and an examination certifying that he was psychologically fit to drive. He got the idea after reading that Austrian regulations allow headgear in official photos only when it is worn for religious reasons.'

Laughing out loud
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

25 Nov 2011 23:59
This lake in India, with the most stunning looking hotels in it and round it.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=udaipur&hl;=en≪=24.570914,73.680282&spn;=0.01729,0.029504&sll;=24.670847,78.411849&sspn;=0.017198,0.029504&vpsrc;=6≷=ca&hnear;=Udaipur,+Rajasthan,+India&t;=h&z;=16
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

26 Nov 2011 01:21
it's ok. population is too dense for my liking.
not far off from the center of your first link is this rock face -
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=mexico+city&hl;=en≪=19.377062,-99.02939&spn;=0.000717,0.001321&sll;=-23.625574,-46.663828&sspn;=0.04671,0.083942&vpsrc;=6≷=ca&hnear;=Mexico+City,+Distrito+Federal,+Mexico&t;=k&z;=20&layer;=c&cbll;=19.377164,-99.029398&panoid;=IF28zUizDdXHRqUsmspftA&cbp;=12,357.56,,0,-8.9
.. of which i happen to have climbed
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

27 Nov 2011 20:29
Wow. Looks amazing. Been meaning to go there for years but never got round to it.
Cycle past it enough!
rural
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17871 posts since 26/9/06

27 Nov 2011 20:31
After talking about that graveyard House in the architecture thread, decided to take a look at Highgate Cemetery and found 'Egyptian Avenue' (not my pics)




nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

27 Nov 2011 20:58
I think the Egyptian bit is closed to the public now, due to vandalism, there are some real cunts about.

But the cemetary in general is very interesting.

The cemetary island just off Venice is awesome too.



rural
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17871 posts since 26/9/06

27 Nov 2011 21:11
nick2 wrote: The cemetary island just off Venice is awesome too.

Been there, is fascinating. Might sound a bit morbid/strange, but i like interesting Cemeteries, the one in Kensal Green is worth a look.
ross
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875 posts since 6/2/10

3 Dec 2011 16:26
'The case remains the only unsolved airline hijacking in American aviation history'

Parachuted from the plane with the ransom money and was never found Cool

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper