A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

April 7, 2014 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

Bags of fresh air sent to one of China’s most polluted cities as smog worsens (A Look At China’s ‘Smogpocalypse’


Floyd Mayweather’s $40M check (Floyd vs Canelo – 2.5 Million PPV buys, fight grossed $136m in pay per view)


Taliban cut his finger in last election, today he voted with another finger (They dye your finger when you vote so they can keep track of who has already voted. Article )


Pagani Huayra finished in carbon fiber

 Pagani Huayra instrument cluster

Pagani Huayra Speaker System (The speakers are Sonus Faber )


Robert Downey Jr invited a bunch of kids over to watch Captain America 2 on his bday (This guy used to be an alcoholic, drug addict criminal. Now, he’s the most popular superhero character of our generation. I’m amazed at his complete 180. More Robert Downey awesomeness here)


The mummified remains of Luang Pho Daeng a Thai Buddhist monk who died while meditating during the mid-1980s


Marlon Brando before and after Don Vito Corleone makeup


20,000 people used to live here, now it’s a ghost town. This is Namie, Japan, now inside the nuclear Exclusion Zone created by the Fukushima disaster. The lights are left on to maintain hope of eventually returning to the town. photo by Damir Sagolj  more pictures here


Eyes, nose, lips and jaws torn off by a chimpanzee on Xanax and after over five years of reconstructive surgeries, rehabilitation and painful recovery


The body of Shriya Shah-Klorfine on Mt. Everest, 300m below the summit. 19 hours of climbing she reached the top and spent 25 minutes celebrating, began her descent, ran out of oxygen and died of exhaustion…more pictures of dead bodies on Everest

Why are the bodies left on Mt. Everest and are not returned to the families?

Summiting Everest requires a great deal of money, and it’s quite treacherous. Every corpse you see on Everest is someone who died on the way to the summit or on the way back. It’s hard enough to do it carrying all of the gear (oxygen bottles, tent gear, clothing, food, climbing gear, so on) that they have to carry. To attempt the same feat carrying a dead body along the way? Most people aren’t willing to risk joining the person they’d be trying to bring back.


Nuclear Reactor Core…The blue glow is called Cherenkov radiation


Inside the Endeavour Spaceship (click to zoom in)

Feed system on a GAU-8/A 30mm gun system


Royal Danish Navy Frogmen Corps (Danish equivalent of the British SBS or US SEAL Team 6)


Manute Bol playing defense in 1984 (At 7 ft 7 in tall, he was one of the tallest men ever to play in the National Basketball Association)


Boeing wing stress testing (video)


Malé, capital of the Maldives


Andre Berto’s demolished face after fighting Roberto Guerrero (full fight)


The impressive results when in the 1980’s the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was cleaned and restored to remove centuries of grime, dirt and grease


This is what happens when you put a Redbox in the ghetto…

1975 letter from Carl Sagan to high school student

Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about it here: