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Friday, 28 April 2017

Midwinter Minsk: Socialist Modernism in the ?Soviet Florida?

quote [ From Brutalism to Socialist Modernism ? getting lost in the Soviet architecture of a Belarusian Winter Wonderland. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Giant Rabbit Found Dead on United Airlines Flight

quote [ Simon was expected to become the world's biggest rabbit ]

Hits keep on comin'
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Sad]
[by XregnaR@1:27pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

quote [ "We are sending an armada, very powerful," Trump told Fox Business News, warning that Kim Jong Un "is doing the wrong thing." ]

OK, so much for being on the verge of war with NK. So...miscommunication, deliberate fake-out, or mutiny?
[SFW] [travel] [+2 WTF]
[by sanepride@9:19pmGMT] [11 comments]

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Bad Place: Slime & Foreboding at the Grme? Spomenpark in Bosnia

quote [ The abandoned Yugoslav monument where toads go to die. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:09pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

American Freedom: Sinclair Lewis and the Open Road

quote [ Some three decades before Kerouac and friends hit the road, Sinclair Lewis published Free Air, one of the very first novels about an automobile-powered road trip across the United States. Steven Michels looks at the particular vision of freedom espoused in the tale, one echoed throughout Lewis? oeuvre. ]
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:06amGMT] [0 comments]



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The bold plan to build the world?s first ship tunnel

quote [ Norway's most hazardous shipping route passes around the Stad peninsula but an ambitious plan aims to build the world's first ship tunnel directly through the peninsula, enabling ships to travel in safety. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@5:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries

quote [ Security officials cite potential threats from terrorists seeking to hide explosives in laptops and other portable electronics. ]

Full disclosure: I'm booked on a flight to Asia on Qatar Airways (through Doha) next month. I am so mad about this I can barely type.

[SFW] [travel] [+2 WTF]
[by sanepride@9:15pmGMT] [46 comments]

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Welcome to Syria

quote [ The U.S. is being drawn into a bitter struggle over territory liberated from the Islamic State. ]

This probably won't end well, if it ends at all.

[SFW] [travel] [+1 Underrated]
[by sanepride@4:45amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Every Plane Flight in the World Over One Year

quote [ This globe displays one year of global air passenger traffic. The data comes from modeled estimates compiled for the Vector-borne Disease Airport Importation Risk project. In 2010, the year for which the data was modeled, there were roughly 30 million commercial flights around the world carrying about 2.8 billion passengers.

In the graphic, the air passenger flows are visualized as 1.4 million particles ? each one representing 2,000 passengers. Airports are shown as purple spheres, with their size denoting total passenger traffic over the year. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by Jodan@10:13pmGMT] [1 comment]

Postcards from Kupari: Visiting Croatia?s ?Bay of Abandoned Hotels?

quote [ Behind us, the cypress thickets buzzed with the chatter of a thousand unseen minibeasts. The noise rose on a warm, herb-scented wind, swelling and falling back, shimmering like heat haze. Up ahead it was swallowed by the sea, where the clear Adriatic waters massaged hungrily at the shore. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:18amGMT] [0 comments]



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