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Jun 12 31 tweets 8 min read
Get ready to feel small...
Let's see what y'all say at the end of the thread. 🧵

1. The size of this flag flown on a spanish ship at the battle of Trafalgar (1805) Image 2. Solar power station in Chile with one cell for scale Image
Jun 11 31 tweets 8 min read
Most Fascinating Abandoned Places.. Let's see how y'all feel at the end of the thread. 🧵

1. Russian space shuttles left abandoned for 30 years Image 2. 16 mile hike to an abandoned Train track bridge in California. Image
Jun 10 16 tweets 4 min read
Brain exercise: let's see what you say at the end of the thread 🧵👇

1. Go ahead, find the curved line Image 2. Dog appears to walk through wall for a split second
Jun 7 11 tweets 4 min read
Collection of really interesting photos and stories

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1. Father Juan Pablo takes abandoned dogs out of the streets, feeds them and bathes them. He then presents a dog to every mass to find each one a home. Image 2. This was the first ever design of Voldemort, which many find far more terrifying Image
Jun 4 11 tweets 4 min read
I collect interesting photos and stories as my hobby. Here are 10 of them.

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1. Entrants for the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant continue posing for the press while Miss New Zealand faints under the hot sun of Long Beach, California in 1954 Image 2. These two houses in Red Deer Alberta join backyards every winter to build a hockey rink for their kids. There's a terraced viewing deck, a hot tub and grill. Image
Jun 2 11 tweets 4 min read
Interesting collection of stories

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1. Animal Planet reality series ‘River Monsters’ ended because star Jeremy Wade was able to catch essentially every exceptionally large freshwater fish species on earth, leaving no remaining content for the show Image 2. A fan drove three hours to deliver rapper, Boozie Badazz, a much needed dosage of insulin. She refused to accept payment and instead asked for just a photo. On her way home she stopped at a store, bought a scratch off ticket, and won $10,000. Image
May 31 11 tweets 4 min read
10 interesting stories

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1. In 2013, a Turkish man named Ibrahim Yücel locked his head in a cage to stop smoking, so that he wouldn't die from lung cancer like his father. Image 2. This is David Hampson AKA "The Silent Man" - A UK citizen who is repeatedly arrested for standing on a certain road to block traffic - He never speaks a word, not even to the court or his lawyer - Every time he is released he repeats the same crime and remains silent Image
May 29 9 tweets 5 min read
Did you know..?

In 1980 the FBI formed a fake company and attempted to bribe members of congress. Nearly 25% of those tested accepted the bribe, and were convicted

Here how it happened

[Thread 🧵👇] Image 1. In March 1978, John F. Good from the FBI's suburban Long Island office initiated a sting operation known as Abscam. Initially aimed at investigating theft, forgery, and stolen art, the operation took an interesting turn.

The FBI enlisted the help of Melvin Weinberg, a seasoned swindler and con artist, and his girlfriend, Evelyn Knight. In exchange for their assistance and to avoid a prison sentence, the FBI agreed to let them out on probation. Under the FBI's supervision, Weinberg and Knight created a fictitious company called Abdul Enterprises. The FBI posed as fictional Arab sheikhs, Kambir Abdul Rahman and Yassir Habib, who were portrayed as having millions of dollars to invest in the United States.

Weinberg advised the FBI to fund a $1 million account with the Chase Manhattan Bank in the name of Abdul Enterprises. This move lent credibility to the operation, allowing it to proceed more effectively.Image
May 27 13 tweets 3 min read
Interesting collection of vintage snapshots

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1. A man takes a selfie using a stick of wood to activate the camera, 1957 Image 2. Playing poker, 1978 Image
May 26 12 tweets 4 min read
Interesting collection of photos and stories

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1. Self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graudation rate from 25% to nearly 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships.Image 2. This Homeless man's rabbit was thrown over a bridge by a passerby and he immediately jumped into the river to save her. He won an award, was given animal food and a job, and the passerby was charged with animal cruelty. Image
May 26 12 tweets 3 min read
Collection of interesting photos

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1. Boston moved it’s highway underground in 2003. This was the result. Image 2. Bamboo that grew up during the pandemic without the effect of tourists' touch Image
May 25 16 tweets 5 min read
Collection of some interesting images and stories

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1. What is now the fully developed Las Vegas strip, 1955. Image 2. 9 pillars of light appear in night sky above coastal Japanese town. These are"Isaribi", literally "fishing fires", refers to the lights that are placed on fishing boats to attract larger catches. The practice is fairly common in squid fishing. Image
May 24 11 tweets 3 min read
Interesting collection of some vintage snapshots and stories

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1. That’s A Genuinely Happy Looking Family, USA, 1959 Image 2. In 1939, Lina Medina, at just five years old, became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, leaving experts baffled and the circumstances of her pregnancy a lasting mystery. Image
May 24 16 tweets 5 min read
Collection on interesting images

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1. Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model who is known as the Queen of the Dark because of her very dark skin, a result of high levels of melanin. Image 2. This is Oscar, a cat that was adopted by an old folks home that correctly predicted the deaths of over 100 residents by spending time with them when he sensed they were in their last moments (more details in comments) Image
May 24 16 tweets 4 min read
Most iconic space images

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1. The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons on Mars. It has a height of 25 km, Mount Everest is 'only' 8.8 km tall. Image 2. The clearest picture that was ever taken of the surface of Venus Image