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Saturday, 17 August 2019

A French Chateau Hoarding the World's Largest Private Collection of Fighter Jets

quote [ At no other chateau in all of France will you find a Soviet helicopter parked on the back lawn. Or a 1970s hovercraft. Or a record-breaking collection of World War II fighter jets for that matter. Not to mention a warehouse full of vintage firetrucks, 200 antiques motorbikes, 36 racing cars ? and the list goes on ? all sitting comfortably in retirement amongst the vineyards of Burgundy. ]

Got a fighter jet, I don't get to fly it, though
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:16amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Man with the Golden Airline Ticket

quote [ My dad was one of the only people with a good-for-life, go-anywhere American Airlines pass. Then they took it away. This is the true story of having?and losing?a superpower. ]

An airline ticket to romantic places
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A World of Pure Imagination

quote [ Inside Atlanta?s Center for Puppetry Arts, dedicated crafts people for more than 40 years have pulled at our heartstrings. Consequently, the Center has become the hub of the entire wacky world of puppetry, not only in America, but also across the whole planet. ]

Wake up puppet boy!
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:10amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 July 2019

The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: Don?t Rely on Billionaires

quote [ The French super-rich promised to dig deep, but such philanthropy comes at a steep price, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty ]

After reading this, I will pledge a trillion dollars to repair Notre-Dame
[SFW] [travel] [+5 WTF]
[by satanspenis666@1:42amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Skeletons of Utopia: The Story of Shumen?s Central City Square

quote [ This is what happens when Bulgarian socialist architects high on Le Corbusier run out of money halfway through building their utopia. ]

I went to meet you at central square
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 14 June 2019

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

quote [ the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak?s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph. ]

That was interesting. The history of wrecking cable cars and getting politically fixated on prestigious tech is common in other countries as well.

It's a followup, BTW.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:56amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Summer Camp at Chernobyl

quote [ For as far back as Google?s records go, the search word ?Chernobyl? has never trended higher. In the past month, the data graph has spiked like a reading on a level 5 earthquake. Of course, it?s all down to HBO?s Chernobyl, which after only one month on air, has become the highest-rated television series of all time ]

Chernobyl is still a stain
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Nagorno-Karabakh: Exploring the Unrecognised Republic of Artsakh

quote [ Three days exploring the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, high up in the Caucasus Mountains between Armenia and Azerbaijan. ]

We're going to sing with our fists
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Florida Woman Pulls Foot-Long Alligator From Her Yoga Pants During Traffic Stop

quote [ The driver opened the bags near him, which contained clothes and personal items. The 25-year-old female passenger then opened the backpack at her feet, revealing 42 small three-striped mud turtles and one softshell turtle.

When Charlotte County deputies asked her if she had anything else on her person the deputies needed to know about, she pulled a foot-long alligator out of her yoga pants and placed it in the truck bed, according to the report. ]

I call your trouser-snake, and raise you a foot-long leotard-gator
[SFW] [travel] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@4:33pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Plane carrying 143 people crashes into St. Johns River

quote [ Spokespersons from NAS Jacksonville said the Boeing 737 plane was arriving around 9:40 p.m. from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and coming in for a landing. The plane was carrying 136 passengers and seven aircrew. ]

Great - another 737 crash...
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@1:03pmGMT] [6 comments]

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