Archive for July, 2016



Prague’s 600 Year Old Astronomical Clock

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According to Wikipedia –

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.

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Grand Teton [video]

Giant God Of War Statue Unveiled In China

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From BoredPanda –

You’d expect a God of War statue to look pretty epic. But there’s epic and then there’s EPIC, and this enormous statue of Guan Yu, a famous general in Chinese history who was later deified, is most definitely EPIC. The statue has just been unveiled in Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, China. It’s 58 metres (190ft) tall and weighs over 1,320 tonnes, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze.

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NoPhone Will Help With Your Smart Phone Addiction

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If you can’t keep your hands off of your smart phone, NoPhone may help ween you from your addiction. NoPhone is a slim slab of plastic that has no electronics inside, it is a slab of plastic, nothing more. It is available for $12 from Amazon.

Taking His Tortoise For A Walk [video]

 

6 Space Exploration Stories That Are Crazy And True

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From Cracked –

Ever since humans first looked into the endless night sky, we have dreamed of traveling among the stars. And after 10,000 years of ingenuity and sacrifice, we’ve journeyed as far as … Earth’s garage, basically. But nonetheless, such is our fascination with going to space that pretty much every single moment those brave astronauts have spent out there has been painstakingly recorded and analyzed — including the deeply embarrassing ones. We’ve all, at some point, been caught in gross, awkward, or just plain stupid situations, but few have done that in plain view of the infinite cosmos, like when … someone farted on the moon, or when the cosmonauts were armed with firearms.

Read all about it HERE.

 

 

A Photographer Shot 1200 Rolls of Film In The 1950s And Didn’t Develop Them [video]

Link to IndieGoGo project HERE

 


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