Buenos Aires - Villa Epecuen - Salt Lake Atlantis - Bath and Storm

Here’s What A Town Looks Like After It’s Been Underwater For Decades

On May 11, 2013 by Tim Newman

These photographs feature what was once a tourist town in Buenos Aires, Argentina called Villa Epecuen. The town was established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, and housed around 5,000...

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Atom Bomb Photo - Harold Edgerton 3

The First Milliseconds After An Atom Bomb Blast

On May 11, 2013 by Tim Newman

The following three photographs were taken of an atomic bomb detonated by the military as part of the “Tumbler Snapper” test series. They were taken by Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903-1990), an all-round bright...

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Baudet de Poitou donkeys - reintroduction

Save The Baudet de Poitou Donkey, AKA Chewbacca

On May 10, 2013 by Tim Newman

Now here’s a cause to put your full force behind. There are fewer than 1,000 of these unusual furry donkeys in existence, so a campaign has been launched to save them. It’s called...

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Russian Artist Wrapped In Barbed Wire - Art Shot

Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Wraps Himself In Barbed Wire In St Petersburg

On May 8, 2013 by Tim Newman

This is the kind of Russian art that seems really Russian. A guy in St Petersburg called Pyotr Pavlensky wrapped himself up in barbed wire and waited there, naked, to get cut out by...

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Volcanic Smoke Rings - Stromboli’ s volcano - Lazer Horse - Rare Picture - Series

Did You Know Volcanoes Can Blow Smoke Rings?

On May 6, 2013 by Tim Newman

I watched one of those overly dramatic “weird weather” type programs recently, and they mentioned volcanoes producing smoke rings. Initially, I was skeptical because it sounded too brilliant to be part of the...

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Funny Flags - Yaroslavl - Oblast - Russia - Lazer Horse

Excellent Flags #2

On May 4, 2013 by Tim Newman

My last post about flags caused some controversy, so I need to reconfirm my stance: I know that to some people, flags are symbols of imperialism and even racism. This is undoubtedly true. But...

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Funny Flags - Benin - Nigeria

Excellent Flags #1

On May 3, 2013 by Tim Newman

Yeah, I like flags. To some they’re symbols of misplaced national pride or a banner to wave over the down trodden. But we mustn’t blame the flag for that. It is the flag waver...

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The Uniforms of the Saxon Army in 1811 - vulgar dicitionary

1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – K&L

On April 30, 2013 by Tim Newman

Welcome one, welcome all, here we are once more journeying through Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Originally penned in 1811 to show the upper classes how the lower classes addressed each...

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1811 - radcot lock - thames

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – I & J

On April 29, 2013 by Tim Newman

Welcome to the I’s and J’s from Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. A dictionary written in 1811 to describe the way poor people spoke. It’s as relevant today as it was...

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow - Nice Hat

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow: Turkmenistan’s Unusual Dictator

On April 28, 2013 by Tim Newman

I wrote a post recently about Saparmurat Niyazov, one of the craziest despots in living memory. His reign over Turkmenistan was cut short by an eagerly awaited heart attack in 2006. His successor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow spent some...

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