Month: February 2014

Potholes Transformed into Hilarious Scenes

In South Africa we are all too familiar with potholes that could swallow cars whole! Photographers Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca decided to transform these not so little annoyances into whimsical scenes in their photo series called My Potholes

Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 2

Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 3

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Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 5

Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 6

Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 7

Annoying Potholes Turned Into Wonderfully Amusing Scenarios 8

 

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The First Amateur Shots Taken with a Kodak

Woman at a market stall, about 1890

In 1926 George Eastman invented the Kodak camera, it was the world’s first handheld camera! It retailed for around $25 ($600 in today’s money) so it wasn’t cheap but those with a few extra bucks could definitely afford one.

Although the technology has changed a lot, one things has remained the same, people love to take photos!

Girl looking in a rock pool, about 1890

Two men on the deck of a ship, about 1890

Two young girls, about 1890

Woman in a rowing boat, about 1890.

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Woman reading, about 1890. National Media Museum

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Children walking with a wheelbarrow, about 1890

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Boy paddling in the sea, about 1890

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Children paddling in the sea, about 1890

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Baby elephant at the zoo, about 1890.

 

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Submerged City Found under a Lake in China

China’s Qiandao Lake has a hidden a secret… An underwater city! The ancient city of Shi Cheng can be found in the province of Zhejiang and has been submerged underwater for 53 years. The reason for the cities drowning is due to the fact that the Chinese Government needed a hydroelectric power station built and the city was situated smack bang in the middle of the proposed man made lake.






Found on: My Modern Met

The First Winter Olympics


In 1924 the first Winter Olympics were held in Charmonix France. As you can see aerodynamics wasn’t even a thought as some competitors can bee seen wearing dress suits!

The Swedish and British curling teams.
The Swedish and British curling teams.
Three members of the Swedish curling team taking a break to have a drink.
Three members of the Swedish curling team taking a break to have a drink.
Clearing snow at the Olympic stadium.
Clearing snow at the Olympic stadium.
An ice hockey team.
An ice hockey team.
Jacob Tullin Thams
Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway, gold medalist in ski jumping.
Sonja Henie
Norway’s Sonja Henie finished eighth (out of eight) in figure skating in Chamonix. She was just 11 years old. Henie would go on to win gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936.
Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet
Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet won bronze in pairs figure skating in Chamonix before taking gold in 1928 and 1932. The French couple got married in 1929.
Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg
Julius Skutnabb and Clas Thunberg of Finland won a combined eight speedskating medals in Chamonix.

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Competitors in the bobsled.
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The silver-medal-winning British bobsled team.

The audience and the official stand, Chamonix, 1924.

Spectators and the official stand.

All Photos via Chamonix 1924 Official Olympic Report.

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Dads at One Direction Concerts

These dads really deserve a prize for putting up with thousands of screams girls at a One Direction concert. I just hope they were all their as chaperones and not as fans!

Well by the looks on some of their faces they clearly aren’t in a happy place.

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Ferrari California T V8

Ferrari has revealed its latest supercar, the California T, a new grand tourer with a more powerful engine and a retractable hard-top. Packing 70HP more than the previous California, as well as being up 49-percent in torque despite trimming fuel consumption by 15-percent, the new V8 3.9-liter turbocharged engine puts out 560HP and the sort of engine noise Ferrari knows buyers expect, thanks to what the Italian company says is a new turbocharger design that also virtually eliminates lag.

Read full article here…

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