A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 13, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating

Obama sits alone in a classroom rewriting his remarks before speaking at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Taken 2 days after the shooting on Dec. 12, 2012

This photo was taken by Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for Barack Obama. The image was actually taken on Dec. 16. The shooting occurred on Dec. 14. Here’s what Souza had to say about the photo:

This is two days after the shootings and they had planned this public memorial service. But before that, they had all the families gathered in different rooms and he went and spent I think it was three hours with all of these families. And then he came back into this classroom…and not only is he going over his notes, he is rewriting parts of his talk that he was going to give at this memorial service to incorporate what he had just experienced during those three hours visiting with these families. I was struck by that classroom and the messiness of it, and that’s why I backed off to try to give people a wider sense of him alone in this room.


This is the last male Northern White Rhino in his reserve, waiting to go extinct


Roadside sculpture made where a man who’s wife and unborn child died in a car accident causes by a drunk driver


This was reported in 1945


Apuan Alps Marble Quarry


Image of a dolphin fetus created with dimensional ultrasounds and camera probes 


A cat’s tongue up close


Rifle Inspector

An impeccably uniformed relief commander appears on the plaza to announce the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Soon the new sentinel leaves the Quarters and unlocks the bolt of his or her M-14 rifle to signal to the relief commander to start the ceremony. The relief commander walks out to the Tomb and salutes, then faces the spectators and asks them to stand and stay silent during the ceremony.


Original Mozart manuscript from 1771


Egyptian breakfast: eggs with basterma, fava beans, falafel, sausages, brine cheese, herring, eggplant, tahina and lots of pickles 


U.S. Army prototype anti-armor hand grenade from 1973 – a shaped charge, packed in a hollowed-out NERF football


GAU-8/A 30mm Round


30mm GAU 8 Avenger Impacts – Slowmo 



Children’s Hospitals convert MRI and CT Scanners to interactive adventures to avoid frightening children.


Brass knuckles implant


Would-be suicide bomber hog-tied before he managed to set off his bomb

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The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Abraham Lincoln in 1865 (Pedersoli Philadelphia Deringer .45)

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Shooting the Pedersoli Philadelphia Deringer .45


Traveling camel library in the Gobi Desert. His name is Dashdondog Jamba. He’s a Mongolian writer, poet, librarian, translator and storyteller who has dedicated his life to making sure that children in Mongolia have access to books. (interview)

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The leg of a morbidly obese woman

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Delmonico’s Menu, New York City, November 12, 1917



A kind of map you never see, and there’s a reason for that

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  • Josh Gordon

    “A kind of map you never see, and there’s a reason for that”

    And whats the reason? Oh thats right the white man stole their land. Huh history lesson, long before the white man showed up Native Americans fought, took land, and sometimes took slaves from other Native American tribes. Some tribes especially those along the Pacific coast its estimated up to a quarter of their entire population were enslaved Indians from other tribes.

    The law of the jungle throughout all of human history was conquest, if you could take it it was yours. If the Native Americans could have done to Europe what we did to them believe me they wouldnt have hesitated to do so. But we were the ones with the technological advances and the ones to discover their continent. STOP IT with the fucking guilt trip already holy fuck.

    • the man from amsterdam

      it sounds like you feel guilty.

      there is nothing wrong with history.
      smart people don’t forget the crimes of their ancestors.
      you are not responsible for those crimes, but you have a duty to remember them. so do i by the way. historically, the Netherlands doesn’t have clean hands either.

      • Josh Gordon

        Guilty? For something that occurred over hundreds and hundreds of years ago? Nope not even close.

        See the thing is there are however people in our country America trying to make folks like me feel bad about it. For example we can have a discussion about immigration, some goon will come along and go well look at what your ancestors did to the Indians as if its some kind of point about the policies/law today in 2017 and it aint. Not to mention all the people wanting to rewrite history.

        Its not just Confederates, and its not just Confederate statues. There are people calling for any gravestone or marker containing anything related to or mentioning the Confederates to be pulled out. Theres people demanding Faneuil Hall be renamed because Petere Faneuil owned slaves, Peter built said hall 100% out of his own pocket so the people of Boston could have a meeting house or whatever they called them back in those days.

        George Washington owned slaves, people want to see his statues removed. Robert Lee, a sports announcer for college football. A few months back Robert was removed from announcing a football game because he shares the same name as the same Robert Lee that fought for the Confederacy, the kicker? Robert Lee the sports announcer is an Asian he aint even fucking white.

        I dont feel guilty nor will I have over anything done in the past and before my time. What pisses me off is all this rewriting/making it PC or whatever the fuck you want to call it. And having someone go look heres a map you will rarely see and for good reason kinda ticks me off especially when theres a very real reason you dont see that map anyways, ITS NOT ACCURATE with modern day.