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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 12/7/2012 9:14:51 AM   
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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 15/7/2012 3:51:47 AM   
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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 15/7/2012 11:00:41 PM   
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"Extreme Camping";



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I'd be terrified of walking outside for a piss half asleep in the morning.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 12:02:50 AM   
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I know, the image creeps me out just looking at it.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 12:15:59 AM   
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"Extreme Camping";



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I would totally do that if I could climb.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 8:21:09 AM   
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Not, as one might suspect, a still from Jaws but rather a close-up of a statue of Quint that has been created for the Jawsfest celebration

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 1:32:36 PM   
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That's fucking incredible.

And did anyone spot something called "the weak Force"? You mean the Force actually exists?!!!



Mind... blown!



I didn't even know there was such a thing as a yoctometer. It sounds like the sort of thing that Homer or Chief Wiggum (as in the actual Simpsons characters as opposed to the namesake forumites) might say when under pressure.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 2:39:52 PM   
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I didn't even know there was such a thing as a yoctometer. It sounds like the sort of thing that Homer or Chief Wiggum (as in the actual Simpsons characters as opposed to the namesake forumites) might say when under pressure.


HEY! I would totally pull that word out of my ass when under pressure...

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EDIT - I was half hoping that right at the end, larger than the Estimated Size of the Universe bit, there would be a silhouette of a large woman and underneath it would say "Your mum".


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 5:35:09 PM   
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Not, as one might suspect, a still from Jaws but rather a close-up of a statue of Quint that has been created for the Jawsfest celebration


A statue with hair on it?

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 16/7/2012 7:02:09 PM   
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Not, as one might suspect, a still from Jaws but rather a close-up of a statue of Quint that has been created for the Jawsfest celebration


A statue with hair on it?



Yep. A statue by Nick Marra of Quantum Creation FX, with hair added to it by Denise Leibee-Baer, who does speciality hair effects and make-up. First of 3 (Brody and Hooper to follow) that will be on display at Jawsfest.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 17/7/2012 1:32:59 AM   
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Not, as one might suspect, a still from Jaws but rather a close-up of a statue of Quint that has been created for the Jawsfest celebration



A statue with hair on it?



That's pretty spectacular.


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 17/7/2012 9:19:24 AM   
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This is the inside of Durham Cathedral, but it could be any cathedral, really. It just never fails to astonish me how something so beautiful could be built so exactly so long ago without any of the mechanics we'd use today.

Fries my noodle, man.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 17/7/2012 12:23:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: great_badir

quote:

ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

quote:

ORIGINAL: Spaldron

quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

A link to The Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/



That's fucking incredible.

And did anyone spot something called "the weak Force"? You mean the Force actually exists?!!!



Mind... blown!



I didn't even know there was such a thing as a yoctometer. It sounds like the sort of thing that Homer or Chief Wiggum (as in the actual Simpsons characters as opposed to the namesake forumites) might say when under pressure.

EDIT - I was half hoping that right at the end, larger than the Estimated Size of the Universe bit, there would be a silhouette of a large woman and underneath it would say "Your mum".


When I was going to the smallest bit I half expected "your penis" to be there.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 17/7/2012 7:30:18 PM   
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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120305.html

Time lapse photographs from the International Space Station.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 17/7/2012 9:30:39 PM   
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This is the inside of Durham Cathedral, but it could be any cathedral, really. It just never fails to astonish me how something so beautiful could be built so exactly so long ago without any of the mechanics we'd use today.

Fries my noodle, man.


I sang in that building every day for five years. I never became accustomed to it. I never got used to it I never failed to appreciate just where I was. I was only 8-13.

The pillars in the nave there are interesting. The design on them was cut into each stone before it was constructed. When they put it together it created that pattern, as planned. Only, they forgot to take into account the mediaeval cement in between each stone keeping it together. So, when you look closely in person, there is a slight misalignment on each and every stone. Obviously it works out over the pillar as a whole, but it's there in small detail.




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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 2:03:30 AM   
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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120305.html

Time lapse photographs from the International Space Station.


Amazing.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 3:19:04 AM   
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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 8:26:47 AM   
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quote:

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This is the inside of Durham Cathedral, but it could be any cathedral, really. It just never fails to astonish me how something so beautiful could be built so exactly so long ago without any of the mechanics we'd use today.

Fries my noodle, man.


I sang in that building every day for five years. I never became accustomed to it. I never got used to it I never failed to appreciate just where I was. I was only 8-13.

The pillars in the nave there are interesting. The design on them was cut into each stone before it was constructed. When they put it together it created that pattern, as planned. Only, they forgot to take into account the mediaeval cement in between each stone keeping it together. So, when you look closely in person, there is a slight misalignment on each and every stone. Obviously it works out over the pillar as a whole, but it's there in small detail.





I go past it quite a lot when going out somewhere and just think..."how did you get to the top?!"

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 10:08:11 AM   
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ORIGINAL: matty_b


quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b



This is the inside of Durham Cathedral, but it could be any cathedral, really. It just never fails to astonish me how something so beautiful could be built so exactly so long ago without any of the mechanics we'd use today.

Fries my noodle, man.


I sang in that building every day for five years. I never became accustomed to it. I never got used to it I never failed to appreciate just where I was. I was only 8-13.

The pillars in the nave there are interesting. The design on them was cut into each stone before it was constructed. When they put it together it created that pattern, as planned. Only, they forgot to take into account the mediaeval cement in between each stone keeping it together. So, when you look closely in person, there is a slight misalignment on each and every stone. Obviously it works out over the pillar as a whole, but it's there in small detail.





I go past it quite a lot when going out somewhere and just think..."how did you get to the top?!"


Me, I just used the stairs   Most of the construction techniques were similar to those used today - cranes and scaffolding - but obviously with a massively increased risk given they were all wooden and usually powered by men or livestock. Out of interest, did you watch Pillars of the Earth when it was on?  If not, it did give an interesting glance into medieval building.

I agree though, when you see the incredible mastery of stone that existed all those centuries ago you can't help but be amazed.  Durham Cahtedral is particularly impressive, as was Notre Dame.  And the stonemason's art is not restricted to Western cathedrals etc - I've been to Chichen Itza twice now and the construction of El Castillo still takes my breath away, especially when you consider that for a large part of the millennium or so for which it has existed, it was swallowed by the jungle and left to the ravages of nature.  Obviously it was all thanks to our extraterrestrial visitors

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 10:23:13 AM   
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The interior of Liverpool Cathedral is one of the most impressive I've seen, but a bit less astonishing when you remember it was only built within the last hundred years. Still gorgeous though.


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 7:19:07 PM   
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Following on from the Cathedral pic, this is St Paul's Cathedral, London. A familiar sight to many.



St Paul's is familiar, impressive. Consider the size. It is not a small building.

This is St Peter's Basilica, Rome.




Apparently, you could fit St Paul's cathedral inside St Peter's without moving any of the pillars in St Peter's. (Obviously, you'd need to remove the roof in this hypothetical situation.)

It is BIG.


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 18/7/2012 9:58:11 PM   
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Following on from the Cathedral pic, this is St Paul's Cathedral, London. A familiar sight to many.



St Paul's is familiar, impressive. Consider the size. It is not a small building.

This is St Peter's Basilica, Rome.




Apparently, you could fit St Paul's cathedral inside St Peter's without moving any of the pillars in St Peter's. (Obviously, you'd need to remove the roof in this hypothetical situation.)

It is BIG.



Been there it is fuckin huge.


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 19/7/2012 1:53:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

Following on from the Cathedral pic, this is St Paul's Cathedral, London. A familiar sight to many.



St Paul's is familiar, impressive. Consider the size. It is not a small building.

This is St Peter's Basilica, Rome.




Apparently, you could fit St Paul's cathedral inside St Peter's without moving any of the pillars in St Peter's. (Obviously, you'd need to remove the roof in this hypothetical situation.)

It is BIG.



Been there it is fuckin huge.



I agree, it's massive and absolutely stunning inside. I'd love to go back to Rome, did some epic historical sightseeing there.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 19/7/2012 12:18:42 PM   
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ORIGINAL: indysgill

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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

Following on from the Cathedral pic, this is St Paul's Cathedral, London. A familiar sight to many.



St Paul's is familiar, impressive. Consider the size. It is not a small building.

This is St Peter's Basilica, Rome.




Apparently, you could fit St Paul's cathedral inside St Peter's without moving any of the pillars in St Peter's. (Obviously, you'd need to remove the roof in this hypothetical situation.)

It is BIG.



Been there it is fuckin huge.



I agree, it's massive and absolutely stunning inside. I'd love to go back to Rome, did some epic historical sightseeing there.


Yep - a huge place. Unfortunately the Sistine Chapel was closed (I like to say for painting) when we went, which was quite annoying. What surprised me most about Vatican City in general was that the area/district it's in is generally a really run down shit hole. The non-Catholic locals probably feel REALLY pissed off every time they walk by the opulence.

But yeah - Rome is great. Surprisingly cheap too.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 19/7/2012 1:38:30 PM   
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But yeah - Rome is great. Surprisingly cheap too.



It's great when you can say you survived it, ie. not getting run over by a bloody scooter!


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 20/7/2012 2:26:20 AM   
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The amazing road from Shimla to the Himalayas.

India's Himalayan roadways are among the oldest on the planet.

Dating back to 206 B.C., the Himalayas were an integral part of the famous Silk Routes, connecting Central Asia with South Asia and creating a bridge between the culturally and religiously diverse countries of India, China, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

Starting out on NH22 in Shimla, the "highway" heads northeast through the town of Rampur, onto the villages of Tapri, Karcham, Kuppa and Kalpa. Cut somewhat haphazardly out of mountain cliff-sides, parts of NH22 have earned fear-inducing nicknames like "Freefall Freeway", "The Cutouts", "Breakaway Bend", "The Ledge" and "Angry Mountain". In many places along "the Cutouts", only enough rock has been blasted out of the mountains to allow one vehicle to pass at a time. The drivers have to both be aware of the 1,000-foot cliff they're driving along and scraping the top of their truck on the rock ceiling.

"Breakaway Bend" challenges drivers to dangers of the unnatural kind, too much blasting has weakened the mountain from below, leading to not only potholes but in some places, total roadway failure. The road could give away from under the wheels of the truck at any moment.

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 20/7/2012 9:31:10 PM   
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See link regarding authenticity.
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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 20/7/2012 9:34:33 PM   
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The amazing road from Shimla to the Himalayas.

India's Himalayan roadways are among the oldest on the planet.

Dating back to 206 B.C., the Himalayas were an integral part of the famous Silk Routes, connecting Central Asia with South Asia and creating a bridge between the culturally and religiously diverse countries of India, China, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

Starting out on NH22 in Shimla, the "highway" heads northeast through the town of Rampur, onto the villages of Tapri, Karcham, Kuppa and Kalpa. Cut somewhat haphazardly out of mountain cliff-sides, parts of NH22 have earned fear-inducing nicknames like "Freefall Freeway", "The Cutouts", "Breakaway Bend", "The Ledge" and "Angry Mountain". In many places along "the Cutouts", only enough rock has been blasted out of the mountains to allow one vehicle to pass at a time. The drivers have to both be aware of the 1,000-foot cliff they're driving along and scraping the top of their truck on the rock ceiling.

"Breakaway Bend" challenges drivers to dangers of the unnatural kind, too much blasting has weakened the mountain from below, leading to not only potholes but in some places, total roadway failure. The road could give away from under the wheels of the truck at any moment.


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuu....

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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 20/7/2012 10:37:47 PM   
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I'm not the only one seeing a giant mouth, with a row of teeth at the bottom, eating that truck, right?


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RE: Images that Make You Go WOW! - 21/7/2012 9:47:12 AM   
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