Vietnam’s bag men

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Via Kottke:

In remote areas of Vietnam where there are no bridges across rivers, people are loaded into plastic bags and swum across by men strong enough to brave the current.

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Putin stalking Ronald Reagan

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I love this photo.

[Allegedly] Vladimir Putin (far left) when he was a KGB agent posing as a family member out for a stroll in Red Square when Reagan was visiting the USSR, 1988

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Syrian Refugee Camps Under the Shadow of Advertisements

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12 images portraying how Syrian refugees are attempting to alleviate some of their current tragedies by appropriating splashy advertising banners for luxurious items. The results are modest shelters draped in sensual and vibrant images starkly contrasted by the occupants’ daily drive to survive. [Link]


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MIT researchers say they have created the trickiest tongue twister to date

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Spoiler alert, it’s “pad kid poured curd pulled cod” [Link]


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Firefighter can climb a ladder faster than you can fall off of one

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[YouTube]


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The day Barney the dinosaur died

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This happened in NYC during Thanksgiving parade in 1997. [YouTube]


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Giant radio controlled A-380

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wow. [YouTube]


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Histagrams

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Histagrams takes historical moments and depicts them as instagram posts. Some really good stuff. [Link]

via Laughing Squid

Update: Here is another good one.


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The Greatest Vines of 2013

Posted by Mark

The best 11 minutes and 38 seconds of your day. [YouTube]


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NeverWet

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I just ordered it from eBay since this would be perfect for my sneakers. [Link]


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