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February 3, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

no boys no drinking

“Please don’t do anything to ruin us.”

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January 31, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

mister rogers swimming pool segregation

In 1969 most public swimming pools were still segregated. Mr Rogers invited a black police office on his show to cool their feet together in a plastic swimming pool. By doing so, the 2 gentlemen broke a major color barrier on television

The actions in episode 1065 weren’t complex: two men took off their shoes and socks, rolled up their pants and then swished their feet together in a shallow pool on a hot day. But Rogers and Clemmons demonstrated that a black man and a white one could peacefully share the water. When Clemmons had to go, he used Rogers’ towel to dry his feet, as promised. Rogers left the pool directly after Clemmons and proceeded to use the same towel. Their casual intimacy exposed the bigotry of denying black citizens access to pools, or any other place in society.

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January 30, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

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This vending machine in this Russian mall is for buying likes on your Instagram pics

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January 29, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Germans reacting to footage of concentration camps

German soldiers react to footage of concentration camps, 1945

The image shows the faces of German prisoners of war, captured by Americans, watching a film about a concentration camp. This forced confrontation brought Germans face-to-face with the worst works of the Third Reich.

This forced process was part of the Allied policy of postwar denazification, meant to purge Germany of the remnants of Nazi rule and rebuild its civil society, infrastructure, and economy. The program included compulsory visits to nearby concentration camps, posters displaying dead bodies of prisoners hung in public places, and forcing German prisoners of war to view films documenting the Nazis’ treatment of “inferior” people.

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January 28, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

gutter oil china

A woman in Shenzhen, China pulling “slop” from a gutter. The “slop” then ends up in “processing” plants where it is processed with other animal fat through filtration or boiling. The oil eventually make its way to “street vendors and hole-in-the-wall restaurants” that use it as “recycled cooking oil.”

Gutter oil is reported to account for one-tenth of cooking oil in China, according to experts cited by RFA

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January 27, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

The telegram that drove Hitler to suicide, sold for $55,000 at auction

The message came during the last gasps of the war, nearly a year after D-Day. Hitler had issued a secret command that if anything bad happened to him, Goering would take over. In the telegram, Goering responds to that decree, despite the fact that their relationship had cooled at that point.

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

robert downey jr susan downey

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 |

irma signature alzheimers

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 |

mongolian woman box

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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