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January 24, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

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Robert Downey Jr. only got clean because his girlfriend (now wife) saw him on drugs, then gave him an ultimatum of quitting or losing her. He stopped at a Burger King on the coast and threw his drugs in the ocean. She is now known around Hollywood as “the Miracle That Saved Robert Downey.”

In Iron Man 1, on Stark’s return and before the press conference, they stop off at BK to get a cheeseburger. This scene, just like RDJ, is when Stark decides to change his life for the he better.

Robert Downey, Jr. started using drugs at age 6 when his father gave him pot. By age 8, he admits he was a drug addict. B/n 1995-2001, he cycled through arrests, rehab & prison. Sober since 2001, he became the highest-paid actor 2013-2015 and the 2nd highest-grossing box office star of all time.

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January 23, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

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A doctor chronicled the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in one of his patients by collecting her signatures from medical forms over several years

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January 22, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

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A Mongolian woman reaches out from the porthole of a crate in which she is imprisoned, July 1913.

This photo was taken in July 1913 by French photographer Albert Kahn. Albert Kahn was a millionaire banker who pioneered color photography using the process invented by the Lumière brothers. During his trip through exotic countries, Albert Kahn visited Mongolia where he took this picture of a woman who was condemned to slow and painful starvation by being deposited in a remote desert inside a wooden crate that was to become her tomb. Initially the bowls on the ground had water in it, though was not intentionally refilled, and the person inside was allowed to beg for food which often just prolonged their suffering as they generally didn’t get enough food for the passersby. The photographer had to leave her in the box because it would be against a prime directive of anthropologists to intervene in another cultures law and order system.

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January 20, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

A knife starts with iron. And almost all of earths iron ore deposits are in rocks formed more than a billion years ago. From there, with skill and precision it’s transformed into high quality steel. then it’s shaped and processed with heat multiple times to ensure strength, flexibility and resistance.

The craft and refinement it takes to make a rough metal to a truly sharp and durable blade is ?? Months, weeks, days of polishing and sharpening. And if you take care of YOUR knives, the billion year old iron ore can last a lifetime.

– Rene Redzepi, (knife by Terukazu Takamura)

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January 17, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

hachiko

This is the last picture of the world’s most faithful dog, Hachiko. After his master’s death, he waited for his return in the same location every single day for almost 10 years until he too passed away.

There is a statue of him in Shibuya, Tokyo right around the spot he was known to wait for his master. Coincidentally, it’s a very common meeting place

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January 16, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

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Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man, c. 1889

Joseph Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man, had to sleep sitting up because of the extra weight his deformities put on his head. According to his autopsy, he died of a dislocated neck by trying to sleep lying down, in order to “be like other people.”

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January 15, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Grigori Rasputin. 1916

Rasputin was a religious mystic and faith healer. The heir to the Russian thrown had hemophilia, which at the time was poorly understood and potentially very dangerous. Rasputin was able to stop his bleeding, either by using hypnosis or giving him aspirin. This gave him access to the royal family and influence with the Russian Empress.

During WWI Rasputin prophesied that Russian forces would not be victorious until the Emperor personally led them. This did not go well. Rasputin was later assassinated for unclear reason. He famously took a long time to die and survived through several methods of murder.

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January 14, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

greatest beer run ever

John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City snuck into the war zone in Vietnam in the ’60s to DELIVER BEER to his three enlisted buddies from back home. It is known as the GREATEST BEER RUN EVER and has a documentary made about it.

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January 13, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Peter Freuchen

Artic explorer Peter Freuchen and wife Navarana, 1917

Standing six feet seven inches, Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film, wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg (he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926; he amputated his gangrenous toes himself), was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, studied to be a doctor at university, his first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, became friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces, and, last but certainly not least, won $64,000 on The $64,000 Question

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January 10, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

jack the baboon

During the 1800’s, a railway signalman who lost his legs in an accident, purchased a baboon. The baboon began to operate the railway, and was eventually given a job and salary. In 9 years of employment, he never made a mistake.

The baboon essentially reacted to whistles from the trains. Each train had a different whistle and the Baboon learnt each trains noise, and set up the signals accordingly.

When complained about, the railroad came to fire him and his handler. The handler convinced management to let the Baboon work for an hour while they watched. It was said the Baboon never took his eyes off the management as he performed his duties to perfection, thus convincing the railroad to employ him because of how accurate and good his signalling was.

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