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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Steam Hammers Of The Industrial Age

quote [ Standing proudly at the entrance to the French industrial town of Le Creusot, in the region of Bourgogne in the eastern part of the country, is a colossal Creusot steam hammer built more than a century ago. Being a former mining town whose economy is now dominated by multi-national metallurgical companies, the steam hammer is Le Creusot’s main attraction. ]

[SFW] [history] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Burrowing A Gopher Hole

quote [ The Gopher protocol isn’t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here’s how. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 26 June 2017

The Nazis outlawed hiking, then they turned it into a Hitler Youth travesty

quote [ Seeking awe through nature became a crime against the state ]
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:14amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Paris’ Dusty Diary : A Peek Inside the City’s Most Secret Library

quote [ Guarded by a fortress of medieval walls cut from thick ominous sandstone, Les Archives Nationales means business. The former humble abode to a member of the French aristocracy, today this decadent sprawling chateau houses France’s most precious documents, each securely locked behind layers of mahogany-framed, etched-glass bookshelves. ]
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:38amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 24 June 2017

The 1920s Soviet Experiments That Showed Dogs Can Receive Telepathic Orders

quote [ In the 1920s, USSR scientists investigated “biological radio communications,” more popularly known as telepathy. ]
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Pyramid, Bunkers & Purple Concrete of Communist Albania

quote [ An introduction to the totalitarian architecture of Communist Albania. Featuring abandoned bunkers, concrete blocks & the Pyramid of Tirana. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:39amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 22 June 2017

In Case Of Emergency

quote [ The nationwide roll-out of the 911 system was a difficult endeavor, and one that only made it past the finish line thanks to a charitable foundation. ]
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:11amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dream of Venus: Inside Salvador Dalís spectacular & perverse Surrealist funhouse from 1939

quote [ Salvador Dalí was asked to create a pavilion for the World’s Fair to be held in Summer of 1939 in Flushing Meadow, Queens, NY. Given a canvas this big, as you might imagine, Dalí‘s concept for what was called “Dream of Venus” was just as over-the-top as the wildly eccentric Surrealist himself. ]
[NSFW] [art] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Operation Tracer: The Secret Plan To Bury Soldiers Alive Inside The Rock Of Gibraltar

quote [ The great limestone monolith called the Rock of Gibraltar, towering over the small British overseas territory near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, has long been Gibraltar’s natural defense. During the American Revolutionary War of the 18th century, and later, during the Second World War, the British Army dug a dizzying maze of tunnels at the base of the rock to defend this strategically important military hold against enemy attacks. ]
[SFW] [history] [+2 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Secret Story of the Groundbreaking Boxing Champ Who Lost His Title — Because He Was Gay

quote [ This Latino immigrant moved to 1920s New York with nothing and took on the sports establishment. Then the establishment took him down. ]
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:11amGMT] [1 comment]

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