And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Theatre of Termessos, Pisidia (Turkey)
One wonders what was the last legitimate performance here, and what the crowd was like. Since that night, the slow decay, but still, much grace and beauty remains.
This, all by itself, is reason enough to visit St. Petersburg
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, SanPetersburg, Russia was built on the place where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was killed, victim of an attack on March 13, 1881.
Abandoned Aeroflot Antonov An-12 cargo plane, which crashed during landing at Greem Bell airfield, Graham Bell Island, on the Russian arctic territory, in 1973 due to pilot error. Green Bell airfield is the northernmost active airfield of the Russian Federation.
Rigby .450 Nitro Express Farquharson rifle
Man, look at the length of those rounds! I don't care how big and heavy your Farquharson is, that's gonna kick like a mean ol' mule.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I would try this with the Challenger, but I guess I'd need front wheel drive
Police training/demonstration of how to escape bumper-to-bumper traffic using the emergency brake. from r/interestingasfuck
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
If I saw this in real life I'd be, frankly, a bit frightened.
This “dancing” light from r/blackmagicfuckery
The explanation: The current hypothesis for why the phenomenon occurs is that sunlight is reflecting off or refracting through tiny ice crystals above the crown of a cumulonimbus cloud. These ice crystals are aligned by the strong electro-magnetic effects around the cloud, so the effect may appear as a tall streamer, pillar of light, or resemble a massive flash of a searchlight / flashlightbeam through the clouds. When the electro-magnetic field is disturbed by electrical charging or discharges (typically, lightning flashes) within the cloud, the ice crystals are re-orientated causing the light pattern to shift, at times very rapidly and appearing to 'dance' in a strikingly mechanical fashion.
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