Alina Kabayeva, the most flexible member of parliament from the United Russia party (or any other party for that matter), Alina Kabayeva was a gold medal-winning Olympic rhythmic gymnast in the 2004 Games before she began her career in politics.
Have you notice something strange about the succession pattern of Russian leaders? Well, ever since 1825 it has been defined as a change of a bald leader with a hairy one and vice versa. I guess only the KGB knows why.
Anna Kournikova appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title, Anna Kournikova was the most Googled sportswoman on the planet
In the tradition of complex post-World War II clocks such as master clocks, the Globus IMP instrument incorporates hundreds of mechanical components common to mechanical timekeeping devices. It mechanically computes complex functions and displays its output through mechanical displacements of the globe and other indicator components
Exxon has completed drilled the world’s deepest well in the Chayvo oil field on the Sakhalin shelf in the Russian Far East. The shaft of well Z-44 is 12,376 meter deep
A cool blog post that contains a fascinating, 8-minute video that dives straight down into the earth, looking at the various depths to which humans have dug, along with the depths of some natural features.
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Cassini, brave little spacecraft, *wipes away a tear*
In total eclipse of a star, New Horizons'future flyby target MU69 -- A major national highway was closed for two hours to keep car headlights away. Street lights were turned off to ensure absolute darkness.
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In July 1979, people who brought a disco record to Comiskey Park were admitted for 98 cents (97.9 is WLUP’s position on the dial) to see the Sox play the Detroit Tigers. In terms of draw, it was perhaps the most successful promotion in the history of Major League Baseball. The middling White Sox had been averaging about 18,000 fans a game in a stadium that seated close to 45,000. An estimated 70,000 showed up that day.
After the first game, WLUP personality Steve Dahl and his sidekick, Garry Meier, took to the field to blow up a large box of the collected records as Dahl led the crowd in chants of “Disco sucks!” Soon after the records blew, people flooded the field. They tore out seats and lit bonfires in the outfield. Eventually, the police arrived on horseback...
The Return of the Nerds with the Federalist - San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre convention held yearly in San Diego, California, United States. It was founded as the "Golden State Comic Book Convention" in 1970 by a group of San Diegans.
The convention is the largest in the Americas and the fourth largest in the world after the Comiket in Japan, the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France, and the Lucca Comics and Games in Italy. In 2010, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with over 130,000 attendees.
Dieselpunk is a genre similar to that of its more well-known cousin "steampunk" that combines the aesthetics of the diesel-based technology of the interwar period through to the 1950s with retro-futuristic technology and postmodern sensibilities.
The very first living and breathing “Vampirella,” Kathy Bushman. This photo of Bushman was taken in 1969 at the World Science Fiction Convention in St. Louis where she caught the eye of Vampirella creator Forrest J. Ackerman
For a long time, Vampirella models were just about the only girls you would see at comic conventions. There have been several official Vampirella models, and the width of the strips of fabric that make up their costumes has changed with the attitudes of the times.
Another opportunity to take a break from the all trans Russian unit in the Red Army that are trying to hack our erection and enjoy some real chicks
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Jumping the shark with this massive meta blog post which asks the question; is it safe to go back into the water? Plus some malted barley, hops, yeast and water that does not contain any fish by products
"Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself." - Sir Walter Raleigh
China is surrounding India with massive Chinese infrastructure projects and workers. To India’s east, the Chinese are building a major port on the Indian Ocean coast of Burma. To India’s west, they have already built the port of Gwadar in western Pakistan, as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Hambantota, Sri Lanka is the Chinese-built port south of India. The new Chinese military logistic facility is at Djibouti, which marks the western terminus of the BRI in the Indian Ocean.
Another opportunity to take a break from the crazy news week and enjoy some chicks who ignored us in high school and who are still pretty happy about that decision
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We all have had a relative that we refrain from talking about and really don't want our friends to meet. You know, the one that always manage to embarrass you and nevers turns up sober. One like Aunt Mabel...
As the 5th anniversary of Curiosity's monumental landing rolls around, it's especially sentimental. On this day, the lonely rover performs a special task: it sings ♬ Happy Birthday ♬ to itself all alone. Adorable, scientifically impressive, or just... a little sad?
Happy Birthday to the Mars rover! On August 5, 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. Many celebrate this on August 6 because when it landed at 10:32 p.m. PT, most of the world was a day ahead. However, NASA celebrates on August 5.
After checking a bunch of "life on mars" web sites. One thing became clear. They had all used imaging enhancement software to make their point. This page is the result of too much thinking about life on mars and imaging enhancements. With plentiful, high-resolution images flooding in from the Mars Exploration probes, independent thinkers have once again thumb their noses at the established scientific community and revealed the presence of fossils on the Red Planet and other weird stuff. Once again it is people who not only think out of the box, but manage to chew their way out of it every now and then. These people are showing us the true path to Reefer Madness
There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions
North Korea does have the right to defend themselves The keyword is "defend"
North Korea offered a clarification of its statement on August 8th, wherein they explained that Guam was a current target being considered. The clarification is that they plan to launch four Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missiles at Guam later in August as a warning to the United States of America. “As already clarified, the Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the US.”
American intelligence agencies are telling The Washington Post all about North Korea’s nuclear threat... Yeah, I’m having a problem with that!
This reminds me too much of 2001-2002, when the younger President Bush was making the case that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. That, after all, was what American intelligence was telling him, yet, when we invaded and got there, surprise, no WMD were found.1 When it comes to information of this sort, the CIA has made mistakes before.
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While the first kind of amazon warrior just got a popular film franchise started, the other is Amazona, The Mighty Woman, a Wonder Woman by way of Frigidaire, possessed of "surpassing strength and unmatched beauty" and whose people are the last survivors of a deadly ice age
Some famous spicy Korean chicks lead this huge meta blog post. Along with too much North Korea stuff and current events in the planetary science world
Kim Ah-young, better known by her stage name Yura, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Girl's Day.
Hong Jin-young, better known as the Queen of Trot and by the mononym Jinyoung, is a South Korean trot singer. She was a member of Mnet Media's girl group SWAN.
Lee Ha-nui, better known as Honey Lee, is a South Korean actress, model, classical musician, gayageum player and a beauty pageant titleholder
Lee So Yool (A North Korean refugee from Hweryung city in the North Hamgyeong Province)
Lee So Yool is a North Korean refugee who recently joined the cast of Good Life, a television series that introduces North Korean women to South Korean men to see how well both sides can overcome their differences and live as a unified couple
"The interwebs are ablaze with talk of a “sexy” new tourism calendar coming out of North Korea. Not only do we have all 12 steamy months for your viewing pleasure, we also have the real story behind this calendar."
Produced at the height of the Cold War , and made at the behest of the American Petroleum Institute (still the biggest lobby for the U.S. oil and gas industry), this great little promotional film from John Sutherland Studios [producer of other such gems as “Rhapsody of Steel,” “A is for Atom,” and “Wise Use of Credit, champions not only the wonders of oil as might be expected, but also free-market capitalism.
The State Department, which gleaned the Christian population figures from data maintained by the United Nations and the Cornerstone Ministries International (CMI), acknowledged the number of Christians in North Korea may be higher. Because an estimated “10-45 percent” of people imprisoned in North Koreans detention camps are Christians.
Contrary to Trump’s threat of fire and fury, Steve Bannon said: “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
The U.S. and South Korean militaries next week are set to start their annual fall exercises, in which they practice responding to a North Korean invasion or the collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. North Korea always strongly objects to the drills, viewing them as a pretext for war.
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A quick-thinking Thai fireman came to the rescue recently when he dressed as Spider-Man in order to coerce an 8-year old autistic student off a high ledge. "Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP. Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a novel approach to the problem. The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said."I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," Somchai told local television. The boy came to the masked hero without hesitation. Sonchai says the fire department keeps Spider-Man and Ultraman costumes to "liven up school fire drills", and also, "freaky sex".
Now ‘tree time’ is enjoying a resurgence in popularity – on social media the tree hashtags #treesofinstagram and #lovetrees are rapidly proliferating. And the practice of Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese term for ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ or ‘forest bathing’, is currently back in fashion as a popular type of preventative health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
Booty... Booty... Booooty call with Amanda Elise Lee because I want to grow up and be hip! However, space exploration and being a capitalist pig will always be à la mode
As you guys know, I'm a boob guy. However, butt-centric aesthetics stuff is the upswing. Among the endless, ho-hum shots posted to the instagram, one user stands out from the butt pack; Amanda Elise Lee, with 10 million plus followers
Amanda Elise Lee's first paid Instagram posting opportunity came at the time when she had around 100,000 followers on the platform. She received $150 for the post and was receiving $300 at best soon thereafter. Now, Amanda Elise Lee earns $3,000 to $5,000 per post. She will only publish roughly one post per week, as engagement and authenticity are important for building and maintaining a hefty price tag. According to Amanda Elise Lee, social-media celebrities get paid based on a combination of followers, likes, and engagement.
NASA's Viking Project found a place in history (forty years ago) when it became the first U.S. mission to land a spacecraft safely on the surface of Mars and return images of the surface. Two identical spacecraft, each consisting of a lander and an orbiter, were built. Each orbiter-lander pair flew together and entered Mars orbit; the landers then separated and descended to the planet's surface.
The Viking 1 lander touched down on the western slope of Chryse Planitia (the Plains of Gold), while the Viking 2 lander settled down at Utopia Planitia.
Besides taking photographs and collecting other science data on the Martian surface, the two landers conducted three biology experiments designed to look for possible signs of life. These experiments discovered unexpected and enigmatic chemical activity in the Martian soil, but provided no clear evidence for the presence of living microorganisms in soil near the landing sites. According to scientists, Mars is self-sterilizing. They believe the combination of solar ultraviolet radiation that saturates the surface, the extreme dryness of the soil and the oxidizing nature of the soil chemistry prevent the formation of living organisms in the Martian soil.
The Viking mission was planned to continue for 90 days after landing. Each orbiter and lander operated far beyond its design lifetime. Viking Orbiter 1 continued for four years and 1,489 orbits of Mars, concluding its mission August 7, 1980, while Viking Orbiter 2 functioned until July 25, 1978. Because of the variations in available sunlight, both landers were powered by radioisotope thermoelectric generators -- devices that create electricity from heat given off by the natural decay of plutonium. That power source allowed long-term science investigations that otherwise would not have been possible. Viking Lander 1 made its final transmission to Earth November 11, 1982. The last data from Viking Lander 2 arrived at Earth on April 11, 1980.
G-COME is now offering a jars of soil from the area of greatest duration of the Great American Eclipse in Temixoch. This dirt seen total darkness as the moon traveled in front of the sun (2 minutes and 40 seconds). Plant your special seeds in this dirt and let the magic begin. Just 10 Goodbits! Call today. Operators are standing by
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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Forgotten icons of the French military, the Vivandières, alternatively known as cantinières, was the French title for women attached to military units who sold wine to the troops and offered better cuisine on the battlefield than the army could offer. An often overlooked part of women’s and military history, while they were not sanctioned to do any fighting, there are countless reports of many women who did. They began as supporters, originally tasked with providing home comforts to those in the field or at camp and quickly rose to become a fundamental part of the army.