A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

January 30, 2017 | 22 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

Chris Pronger checked Justin Bieber against the boards at NHL All-Star Shootout 

 

Girl before versus after four years without heroin and amphetamine 

 

Lets Not Forget

 

A nail after one month of exposure to Detroit water (above) and Flint River water (below) 

 

Tiffany Revolver from 1892 

 

Napoleon’s three chamber box lock pistol

 

Authorities find nearly $20 million hidden inside of a mattress box spring (story)

 

Rice terraces in Yunnan, China looks like a painting

 

French Celebrities Igor And Grichka Bogdanoff Before And After Plastic Surgery 

 

A Psychopath Describes His Behaviour

 

Remains of WWII Russian soldier discovered at his post

 

NASA just released images of their new Space Suits

 

A view of the Mona Lisa

 

Nutrition facts of semen 

 

The richest person in every state

 

This 3D Map Shows How Much You Must Earn to Buy a Home in 27 Major U.S. Metros

 

Woman Had Surgery For A Rare Facial Condition. Her Transformation Is Amazing!

Ellie was born with a rare condition which stopped her jawbones from growing properly. At first, her parents didn’t realize there was a problem, apart from the fact that her teeth were not aligned.

But when she went to have braces fitted to straighten her teeth when she was 14, orthodontist Joy Hickman realized her jaw had not grown since she was eight.

Over the next six years Hickman worked with a maxillofacial surgeon to transform Ellie’s looks.

 

Even a genius has to sell himself… the remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci

In 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

Translation:

“Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below.

1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy.

2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions.

3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc.

4. Again, I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion.

5. And if the fight should be at sea I have kinds of many machines most efficient for offense and defense; and vessels which will resist the attack of the largest guns and powder and fumes.

6. I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river.

7. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance.

8. In case of need I will make big guns, mortars, and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type.

9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense.

10. In times of peace I believe I can give perfect satisfaction and to the equal of any other in architecture and the composition of buildings public and private; and in guiding water from one place to another.

11. I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.

Again, the bronze horse may be taken in hand, which is to be to the immortal glory and eternal honor of the prince your father of happy memory, and of the illustrious house of Sforza.

And if any of the above-named things seem to anyone to be impossible or not feasible, I am most ready to make the experiment in your park, or in whatever place may please your Excellency — to whom I comment myself with the utmost humility, etc.”

 

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  • HarlequinWolf .

    Remember your wonder boy Obama did nothing about Flint, and on his way out the door he tried to send Hamas more money than would be needed to solve the water crisis.

    • the man from amsterdam

      has trump done anything about it yet ? if not, is that wall really more important than clean water ? maybe local authorities should be able to handle it. or is it only solvable by the last president ?

      i am not delusional about obama. that guy with his drone strikes and collateral damage. but to blame him for everything is bull. and you know it.

      • Charles Martel

        Trumps in in office a few days…why isn’t their state and local level gov doing anything?

        • the man from amsterdam

          thats what i thought also! why is everybody sitting around with their thumb up their asses ?

      • Bob Frapples

        “american politics are really weird. a president wants to do something, and the opposing party stops it. nothing significant could ever happen that way.”
        So, you would prefer a country where the president can just dictate any policy he/she wishes without any sort of checks and balances? I think the US’ system works perfectly. People complain when there is no “progress”. That doesn’t mean society grinds to a halt. That just means no new laws and regulations were introduced. It’s working as it was intended. The US doesn’t expect or care if people in other countries understand our gov’t. Get your own shit in order before you start critiquing ours.

        • the man from amsterdam

          whatever bro. you dont know a damn thing about politics.
          one other thing, are you one of those arrogant people who calls the president the leader of the free world ? there’s like 80+ free countries and your leader leads one of them. doesnt sound like the entire world does it ?

          • Bob Frapples

            “whatever bro. you dont know a damn thing about politics.”

            LOL…. the level of ignorance and stupidity coming from your first sentence is mind-numbing. I’d say “eat a bullet”, but I’m sure you’re from one of those countries that doesn’t trusts its citizens to own weapons.

            • the man from amsterdam

              you know what, i just said talk to me (i wrote that one first), but dont bother. i know enough lol. good luck with your new leader lol.

      • Bob Frapples

        “he is gone and its okay to stop blaming him for stuff.”
        Did you spew this same line when Obama was blaming everything on GWB for 8 years? Pfft.

        • the man from amsterdam

          no, but people were being considerably less toxic about bush, then they were about obama. id have bush back instead of trump any day of the week btw.

          • Bob Frapples

            oh, please… you’re a moron.

            • the man from amsterdam

              people werent less toxic about bush ? talk to me instead of calling me names. that’s really mature. you cant imply superiority (in the form of knowing the thruth or more or whatever) and not actually tell me why. convince me. at least try to prove me wrong.

              • Bob Frapples

                You know what.. I apologise for calling you a moron. You’re right. I should prove you wrong instead of resorting to name calling. But the idea that people were “less toxic” towards GWB is just not true.
                RE: Pence “he said that if abortion is legalized women will try to get raped” Please show your reference. Nobody ever said this. The main reason is that abortion is legal. If you’re going to quote somebody, at least get it right.
                If you’re not familiar with US politics, you really shouldn’t comment. Of course, you can have an opinion, but if it’s an opinion based on feelings and not facts, people are going to skip right to calling you a moron. Regards.

                • the man from amsterdam

                  i know people hated bush, but hate him as much as obama ? i really dont think so. but i could be wrong. what i am definately wrong about is that pence thing. he never said that stuff. for some stupid reason i thought fake news only catered towards republicans. why not the democrats too right ? my dumb lol. and about the moron thing, maybe you can try to remain civil instead of swearing.

                  • Bob Frapples

                    Bush was so hated that he had people camping outside of his home in Texas protesting him. Anyone that disagreed with Obama was labeled a racist.

                    • the man from amsterdam

                      really ? damn dude, that went too far. but not everyone was labeled racist okay ? thats bull.

                    • Bob Frapples

                      Listen, you’re in a different country. You have no clue how the US media labeled anyone and everyone that questioned or disagreed with Obama as a racist. Even now, people are always talking about how, in the US, we need to have a discussion on race. But once you start bringing statistics regarding violence or illegitimate children, which are important things to consider when talking about combating major issues in the community, you’re called a racist. To say that it’s “bull” only shows that you’re either ignorant or just dishonest.

                    • the man from amsterdam

                      you are making assumptions about me that simply arent true. i agree that alot of complete plonkers arent open to conversation about anything. maybe you are under the impression that im an sjw or something.

                    • Bob Frapples

                      I’m not assuming anything. You’re trying to tell me that Obama had more hate thrown at him that George W. Bush. The evidence against that is overwhelming and you keep disputing it. I don’t speak on politics in Amsterdam (if that’s where you’re actually from) because I’m not educated enough on the subject. I could give my opinion based on the little information I’ve gotten from some articles I’ve read but I’m sure it would be biased and be riddled with inaccuracies. I choose not to because I can easily be picked apart by someone with 1/10th more information on the subject.

    • EllaWilson

      The obamas hate Americans and America.

    • drightone

      You lying sack of burning shit. How about throw the blame where it belongs? The cheap azz Michigan Governor is to blame for a $1,5billion mess. You know, when they first thought to save a few bucks by connecting them to that fouled river, all they had to do was spend $9,000 to chemically line the pipes for the ENTIRE city. $9,000!!!! He decided that was too much to spend on these poor residents. Now, the water is full of lead, Legionnaires and other diseases. ALL of the homes are worthless and no businesses in their right mind would move to such a place. He basically FUCKED the future of Flint away.
      You got the nerve to blame anyone else.

  • Red

    Weird how the rich people are in the blue states