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Bruising from lightning strike - awesome!

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Macro Photography. Taking a picture using a drop of water as a lens...amazing.

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Portugese diplomat Aristides de Souza Mendes defied orders from his superiors and provided visas to tens of thousands escaping the Nazi regime in 1940. “I would rather stand with God against Man than with Man against God,” he declared.

Here is a soldier in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt ( U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil — to bring them good luck. Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home………..he asked for American soil.

Glass gem corn. Real, edible corn. The Story: Seeds Trust, a family seed company, got the seeds for glass gem corn from Greg Schoen who got his seeds from his “corn-teacher”, Carl Barnes, an 80-year old part-Cherokee man, in Oklahoma. When they planted the seeds, out came the colourful wizardry that looks more like something that Willy Wonka would invent than our boring yellow corn.

Sea creatures mosaic, 100 BCE, from Pompeii. My all time favorite ancient mosaic!

This is an image you dont see every day... This amazing photo of an embryonic dolphin was taken using a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras. (image from the National Geographic Documentary Extraordinary Animals in the Womb)

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Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic.

(Rare!) Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage) this is just awesome. What a teacher! I have always been inspired by Helen Keller, the patience and determination... I wish I were more like her!

Lenticular clouds atop Mt. Fuji

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

This was Jeanne Calment- she passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. At 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met vincent van gogh! She lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115. Ms. Calment is one of the longest lifetimes in documented history! What an awesome lady!

Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early morning on October 18, 2009