Shaun of the Dead is ace. I was just just browsing imgur and thought I would share this. It’s the actual photo from the camera used whilst filming this scene from the movie.
Click the read more for the scene if you need a refresher.
On Sept. 11, 2013, an asteroid hit the Moon. That happens all the time, but most of the cosmic debris is tiny, far too small to detect from the Earth.
A mysterious vintage car bought for £500 and restored at Southward Car Museum could be worth more than $12 million, and has a shadowy tale to accompany it.
The 1938 540K Mercedes Benz will be fired up publicly for the first time since its restoration, at the museum’s Open House event on March 2.
Southward promotions and events manager Hayden Beissel said a representative from the Paraparaumu museum bought the car in 1968 in England for £500.
Any 1938 540K is rare, but this one especially so. It was built in Germany during Nazi rule, but was right hand drive, while German cars were left hand drive.
Designed to act as the eyes and ears of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, this massive command ship was among Russia’s most ambitious Cold War constructs. Packing cutting edge electronic warfare and communications systems, this enormous ship could have become the monolithic centrepiece of Russia’s navy. So why did it end up rotting away as off-shore barracks instead?
With all the recent news about local car manufacturing, you could be forgiven for thinking Australia has only ever built Fords, Holdens and Toyotas. But in fact, we’ve got a long, varied – and often quite weird – car building history.
From a bugeyed oddity spawned by a company who honed their skills on washing machines and cement mixers, to a car co-designed by a motoring journalist, there are a host of strange vehicles lurking in our past. Here are some of the best…
I think the Leyland P76 should be on there too. None the less, this is a bloody awesome list. Most of the cars I have never heard of. I can’t believe the car above is not a Holden. But re-branded to a Mazda with the option of a rotary engine!
A 40-foot sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight collector cars, including the historic 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, the museum said on Wednesday.
No injuries were reported, but a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors Co were among the iconic cars piled up in the gaping pit.
“It seems almost Biblical in a way, to have the ground open up and swallow the cream of the collection of the museum,” said Corvette historian Jerry Burton. “What are the odds?”
Video of the cars falling in, plus drone footage of the current state of the cars in the read more! Continue reading →
Images of abandonment, from decaying Detroit to an eerily empty island in Japan, seem to be endlessly fascinating to photographers and viewers. Why are we so drawn to these deserted places?
The Guardian has some great photos of abandoned locations.
Hundreds of feet below a Russian city is an abandoned salt mine which might as well be the inside of a rave.
The walls are covered with psychedelic patterns, caused by the natural layers of mineral carnallite creating swirls throughout the coloured rock.
Carnallite is used in the process of plant fertilisation, and is most often yellow to white or reddish, but can sometimes be blue or even completely colourless.
If you saw my bunker post from the weekend. Then you would have seen we ended up on a ship wreck. Well the awesome Buffy did some research and found out what it was.
The SS Minmi was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1927. She was 75 metres long, and displaced 1,455 tons. The Minmi was a collier, carrying coal from Newcastle to Melbourne and returning empty. It was named after either the lower Hunter Valley town of Minmi, or the nearby Minmi Colliery.
On 8 May 1937, the Minmi left Melbourne for Newcastle under Captain Robert Clark Callum. The Minmi’s captain for all of her ten-year service was Captain McPhall, who had brought the ship to Australia. Captain McPhall commenced two weeks’ leave in the first week of May, leaving Chief Officer Callum to take over as Captain. At 10 pm they were off Botany Bay in heavy seas and dense fog, and shortly after the ship struck the outside of Cape Banks, the outer northern headland of Botany Bay.
Soldiers at the nearby Cape Banks Artillery Garrison were awoken by the sound of escaping steam, and saw the ship hard on the rocks. Frederick Boulton, the ship’s cook, collapsed and died of a heart attack soon after the ship struck the rocks. The rest of the crew of more than 20 were stranded on the vessel due to the heavy seas.
The Minmi split in two at about 12:45 am, with crew members stranded on both the front and back sections. Those at the front were rescued without incident, but it was more perilous for those in the rear. A line was tied to the rear section, with the other end held by rescuers. One life, a Mr Burnside, was lost in the heavy seas, and several other members of the crew spent the night on the vessel before being rescued at daylight.
Crowds estimated at 40,000 on 15 May 1937 and 60,000 the next day made the trek to La Perouse to see the wreck. Cars were banked up for four miles along Bunnerong Road (now Anzac Parade) towards the city, and police were required to control traffic and guard the cliffs. Many sightseers crossed the NSW Golf Course to get to the wreck site, and in doing so prevented golf games from proceeding, and causing damage to the course.
The wreck was sold for 200 pounds to salvagers Penguin Ltd, and while undertaking salvage operations the men lived in caves at the scene. A marine inquiry exonerated the captain of the charge of failing to navigate the ship safely. The stern section of the Minmi is still visible on the rock platform on the inside of Cape Banks.
Images in the read more.
What actually happens during a booking with a sex worker?
Watch and find out!
This video is an inside glimpse as to what goes on in a booking with a sex worker. This video also is a great example of what decrim can do for sex workers.. although many sex workers working in illegal or regulated areas may also have this experience!
It’s like Google Earth. But shows the current winds in apparent real time.
Today we bring you a wonderful slice of art history that’s been making the internet rounds this week. Plucked straight from Japan’s Edo period, dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, we present “He-gassen (The Fart Battle),” a very serious depiction of mostly nude characters engaging in the most epic fit of flatulence we’ve ever encountered.
See flatulence is a valid art form!
Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August’s 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I’ve searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I’ve included a link for more information on just about every one. Enjoy.
The Lunatic Asylum at Morristown first opened in 1876. Later renamed the less offensive “Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital,” the facility in Morris Plains, New Jersey, is centered around a main building constructed in the Kirkbride style, a branch of High Victorian Gothic architecture designed specifically for asylums. Known for its distinctive tiered, linear pattern, Kirkbride buildings placed administration facilities in the middle, with two expansive ward wings on each side. Kirkbride buildings were designed to house and protect patients in a series of secluded wards. The tiered layout kept mental and physical illnesses contained to specific areas and cultivated a safe, enclosed atmosphere for the patients to live and receive treatment.
This is a great bit of work here. The site compares the photos of the abandoned hospital to old photos of when it was active. Fascinating stuff!
The 80-year-old Amoo Hadji who lives in the village of Dezhgah (city of Farashband in Fars province of Iran), has not showered for almost 60 years. Amoo Hadji lives the most primitive life. His most valuable possession seems to be a three-inch steel pipe which he uses to smoke animal dung with.
Cellulose nitrate processed sheet film negative (silver gelatine). One of a group adhered together and found in Captain Scott’s 1911 expedition base, Cape Evans, Antarctica, by Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) conservators. Photo taken by Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party 1914-1917. There is some mould staining around edge of image.