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Superior Wisconsin

Bridge, Superior Wisconsin

Sånt här tycker jag är så häftigt. En bro från 1904 där de skapat ett system att snurra på bron… Läckert!

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UTA Flight 772 monument

(I wish I knew who took these photographs, please let me know if you know, so I can show credit, where credit is due!)

This beautiful and amazing series of pictures are from the making of the memorial to UTA Flight 772 – a large plane crash in the Sahara Desert. This is a memorial in the middle of the desert where the wreckage was found and therefore is one of the most isolated and least accessable memorial in the world.

On Tuesday, 19 September 1989 the UTA Flight 772 of the French airline Union des Transports Aériens took off from N’Djamena International Airport at 13:13. The flight was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the People’s Republic of Congo, via N’Djamena in Chad, to Paris CDG airport in France.

46 minutes later, at its cruising altitude of 10,700 metres (35,100 ft), a bomb explosion caused UTA Flight 772 to break up over the Sahara Desert near the towns of Bilma and Ténéré in Niger. All 155 passengers and 15 crew members died.

1 2 318 years later, the memorial was created by Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an association of the victims’ families along with the help of local inhabitants.4 5 6 7 8 9The memorial was built mostly by hand and uses dark stones to create a 200-foot diameter circle shipped from 70 km away.  10 11 12 13 14 15 16170 broken mirrors, representing each victim, were placed around the circumference of the memorial. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25The memorial was partly funded by the $170 million compensation package provided by the Libyan government. 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33The memorial can be seen from Google Earth – 16.864882,11.953737. 34 35

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Amazing Animals Found Around the World

Some amazing animals found around the world… Found at Cat in Water.

The Red-lipped Batfish

2013-11-12 Crazy -  Red lipped Batfish

The Dumbo Octopus2013-11-12 Crazy - Dumbo Octopus

The Glaucus Atlanticus2013-11-12 Crazy - Glaucus Atlanticus 2 2013-11-12 Crazy - Glaucus Atlanticus 3 2013-11-12 Crazy - Glaucus Atlanticus

The Goblin Shark2013-11-12 Crazy - Goblin Shark

The Blob Fish2013-11-12 Crazy - GThe Blob Fish 2

The Hummingbird Hawk-Moth2013-11-12 Crazy - Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec2013-11-12 Crazy - Lowland Streaked Tenrec

The Mantis Shrimp2013-11-12 Crazy - Mantis Shrimp

The Narwhal2013-11-12 Crazy - Narwhal 2 2013-11-12 Crazy - Narwhal

The OkapiOkapi 4

The Shoebill Bird2013-11-12 Crazy - Shoebill Bird

The Superb Bird of Paradise2013-11-12 Crazy - Superb Bird of Paradise

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher2013-11-12 Crazy - The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Blob Fish2013-11-12 Crazy - The Blob Fish

The Blue Parrotfish2013-11-12 Crazy - The Blue Parrotfish

The Bush Viper2013-11-12 Crazy - The Bush  Viper

The Gerenuk2013-11-12 Crazy - The Gerenuk 2 2013-11-12 Crazy - The Gerenuk

The Maned Wolf2013-11-12 Crazy - The Maned Wold

The Pacu Fish2013-11-12 Crazy - The Pacu Fish

The Panda Ant2013-11-12 Crazy - The Panda Ant

The Patagonian MaraPatagonian Mara

The Saiga Antelope2013-11-12 Crazy - The Saiga Antelope

The Thorny Dragon2013-11-12 Crazy - Thorny Dragon

The Umbonia Spinosa2013-11-12 Crazy - Umbonia Spinosa

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth2013-11-12 Crazy - Venezuelan Poodle Moth 2 2013-11-12 Crazy - Venezuelan Poodle Moth

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The actual names of things…

Zarf - The cardboard holders for your coffee cup so you don't burn your hands.

Zarf – The cardboard holders for your coffee cup so you don’t burn your hands.

Tines - The prongs on a fork.

Tines – The prongs on a fork.

Phosphene - The colorful lights you see when you close your eyes and rub them.

Phosphene – The colorful lights you see when you close your eyes and rub them.

Phloem Bundles - The annoying string-like things you encounter when peeling a banana.

Phloem Bundles – The annoying string-like things you encounter when peeling a banana.

Petrichor - The scent of rain on dry earth.

Petrichor – The scent of rain on dry earth.

Minmus - Your pinky toe.

Minmus – Your pinky toe.

Lemniscate - The infinity symbol.

Lemniscate – The infinity symbol.

Dysania - The state of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning

Dysania – The state of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning

Frission - The chills you get when listening to awesome music.

Frission – The chills you get when listening to awesome music.

Glabella - The space between your eyebrows.

Glabella – The space between your eyebrows.

Interrobang - The combination of a question and exclamation mark.

Interrobang – The combination of a question and exclamation mark.

Lacrimal caruncle - The small, pink nodule on the inner corner of the eye.

Lacrimal caruncle – The small, pink nodule on the inner corner of the eye.

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Middle Earth vs Romania

This makes you think, no? I like the LotR series quite a bit, but unfortunetly I’m unable to read the books, they are just way to detailed and in the lack of a better word – boring. I’m sorry! I’d love to read them, since I love the story and the movies are brilliant. My favorite is the first one, The Fellowship of the Ring, but the rest of them are great too. And now that the Bilbo-story is out, I’m loving them even more…

While watching the movies, I’m always in awe of the scenery and yes, I do know that the movies are made in New Zeeland, and Oh My, would I love to go there! But these pictures below do make me think about where the ideas for some of the scenes came from. It sure is closer to Romania than New Zeeland. =)

Middle Earth vs Romania - Imgur

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Rose-shaped ice cream

I love soft serve ice cream – it’s one of my summer vices. It’s something that I think about and dream about, although I pretty much eat 1 cone a season. Why, I don’t really know… I guess I just need 1 cone… =)

But, I do love these lovely rose-shaped ice cream cones. They look marvelous.

Pictures borrowed from Flickr: Nr 1 from Stuarteve, Nr 2 from julieupmeyer, Nr 3 from aseeratgalb .