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    • George Seymour

      "It's tough to find a more unique/bizarre swimsuit photo than this shot of Tannia Rubiano running with a group of naked boys in the Dominican Republic. The image appeared in the 1971 SI Swimsuit issue with the caption: "At Tiny Bayahibe Village, gangs of spirited skinny-dipping kids, after rolling in the fluffy white sand, race to the water."

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    "The triforium of Westminster Abbey has never been open to the public, and the only access to the upper gallery area is via a narrow wooden spiral staircase, from a small arched door marked “private” in Poets’ Corner. For years, it has been little more than a shadowy area dimly visible totourists from the church floor 21 metres (70ft) below."

    Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the actual Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source code that guided the USA space craft that went to the Moon. Click image to learn more about her.

    How 8 New Moms Learned To Love Their Bodies: " Jessie says, "I’m not entirely sure where I found the courage to stand, mostly naked, on a public beach with seven other women. We gathered on the sand at Crystal Crescent Beach in Nova Scotia as the sun was setting over the North Atlantic. We brought our children, who nursed, made sandcastles, and dipped their toes in the water." #mothers #babies

    The last photo of President Lincoln. This site contains a large variety of photos of Lincoln and his family. See also: www.abrahamlincol... #rare #photos

    This photo from a 1920s Tour de France race shows the cyclists with spare tire tubes around their necks and lighting cigarettes. At the time people believed that smoke provided a necessary jump start to the human body. This is photo number two at the link.

    Blood vessels inside the Human Body. Although each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels, they are not distributed evenly inside the body. Check out the brain, lungs, liver and stomach, and of course the finger tips. Facts about blood: #anatomy

    The View From the End of the Great Wall of China. Practically everyone has heard of The Great Wall, but few have seen where it ends. "The claim the Great Wall is visible from space has been debunked many times." Yet it is huge and old, see: #China

    A good example is Albrecht Dürer's "Young Hare", 1502. "...but it’s not often on show. After a maximum of three months, Young Hare needs five years in dark storage with a humidity level of less than 50% for the paper to adequately rest. It was on view briefly in 2014 after a break of ten years, and will appear again for a short time in 2018." Other images are shown. #rare #art

    37 Incredible Drone Photos That would be Totally Illegal Today: Drones' rapid technology growth has allowed them to mature and become available to the public. Today, however, their use is governed by local and National organizations. Here are some incredible photos by Amos Chapple who says, "There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time," That will not happen again.

    World's First Science Journal: Philosophical Transactions, Volume 1, Issue 1, May 30, 1665. By the Royal Society. Here is a video showing that volume. This was the invention of scientific publication. Here we find Hooke and Boyle. #science #Royal-Society

    The Codex Gigas. "The largest medieval manuscript in existence, created by a single scribe in the early 13th century. Sometimes called “The Devil’s Bible” because of a large unexplained picture of him. Lavishly illustrated. Just the writing alone, not counting the illustrations, would have taken five years of constant writing to complete" See:

    Stunning Portraits of the World's Most Remote Tribes: Before they are gone. Think Mongolia, Namibia, Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, etc. "We can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food."

    NASA Just Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken: "Are you ready to see the largest picture ever taken? For your information, it’s a whopping 1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) and on January 5th, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbor, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The final image is composed of 411 Hubble images, and takes you through 100 million stars and travels over 40,000 light years!" #space

    Happy 350th birthday Philosophical Transactions! The first issue of the Royal Society's (and the world's) oldest and longest-running science journal was published on this day in 1665. We're celebrating 350 years of scientific publishing with a series of events looking back at the history and forwards to the future: #science

    This is "what happens when a photographer dumps 900, 5-lb jugs of honey on models…magic! Blake Little, a L.A. based artist, used the honey to show the “the sculptural nature of a human body, regardless of its shape, size or form” in his latest project called “Preservation”." Here is his online gallery. #art #photography

    This "elaborate house full of hand-crafted miniatures and artifacts was completed by silent film star Colleen Moore in 1935....The Fairy Castle has delighted generations with its tiny treasures and imaginative presentation, representing the contributions of celebrities, artisans and craftspeople around the world. These include a painting by Walt Disney himself; the tiniest bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840; and ancient statues more than 2,000 years old."

    Krakatoa: "The August 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano caused the loudest explosion in history and the almost total obliteration of the island itself. In the months following the eruption, stories of unusual phenomena were reported in the press around the world, including these spectacular sunsets over Chelsea, England, observed and painted by 19th-century British artist William Ascroft."

    Former President George Bush and his wife Barbara! "They celebrate 70 years of marriage today, making them the longest-married First Couple. (The title was previously held by John and Abigail Adams, who were married for 54 years.) They met and married in Rye, New York. This photograph was taken on their wedding day on January 6, 1945. George and Barbara Bush have five children, 24 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren."

    One Man, 100,000 Toothpicks, and 35 Years: An Incredible Kinetic Sculpture of San Francisco. "Artist Scott Weaver spent over thirty years building this incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco using toothpicks." Other photos here:

    Executive Mansion, Washington August 1, 1862. My Dear Sir: It is with more than ordinary pleasure that I acknowledge the receipt of your recently published volume on the "Slave Power". The intelligent sagacity with which your views are conceived is not less admirable than the generous candor with which they are expressed. For your courtesy in sending me the volume, please accept my cordial thanks. Very truly Your O'bt Servt (Your Obedient Servant) Abraham Lincoln." National Library of Ireland.

    Hoover Dam in 1935. This is what the famous Hoover Dam in Nevada looked like before the water was added. "Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume." #photo #Hoover-Dam

    Mark Twain received an honorary doctorate degree in 1902 at my Alma mater, the University of Missouri at Columbia. The university is celebrating its 175th year in 2014. Visit the campus here:

    April 1956. "Bill Haley and the Comets and Laverne Baker performing at the Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania." From photos by Ed Feingersh for the Look magazine article "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Controversy." Bill at Wikipedia:

    The Devil in Roland Doe: How the 1973 horror film The Exorcist was based on a real-life possession in Missouri: "The Exorcist has terrified audiences around the world ever since it hit the big screen in 1973. Yet few realise that the film - and Peter Blatty's novel of the same name - were inspired by the true story of a months-long exorcism of a 14-year-old boy by Jesuit priests in Missouri in 1949."

    Photographer Captures Perfect Shadow of Mt. Fuji at Sunrise: "While climbing Mt. Fuji in 2012, photographer Kris J B managed to capture this crystal clear shot of the mountain’s shadow at sunrise. The 12,388 ft. Fuji is notoriously shy and is often obscured by low hanging clouds or fog. This was the photographer’s 4th attempt to climb the mountain, an ascent in 2011 left him with a tantalizing, but ultimately unsatisfactory photograph of the mountain’s perfectly triangular shadow..." #photo