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Women from Kuwait waiting to vote

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Born in 1936. Recognized by Guinness as the Oldest Female Competitive Bodybuilder in 2016, Ernestine Shepherd only began weightlifting at 56

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If you ever wondered how they install those huge power line towers

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Karen Gillan with her body doubles

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Krubera Cave, in Georgia, the deepest-known cave on Earth

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Sidewalk in China

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Amy Schumer tries to “prank” Kanye West by diving in front of him and pretending to pass out, Kanye reacts by walking away

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The Most Luxurious Train in the World

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Why should I pay?

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This Picture Will Only Get Creepier The Longer You Look At It

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Highest Paying Job In Each State

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Lowest paying jobs in each state

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Blue Whale, 75 ft boat for scale

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Last photo taken by combat photographer Spc. Hilda Clayton seconds before her death

“A mortar tube accidentally explodes during an Afghan National Army live-fire training exercise in Laghman province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. This photo was taken by U.S. Army Spc. Hilda Clayton, who died in the blast. (US Army)”

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This is why you don’t mess with fentanyl. Fatal doses of both

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A lethal dose of fentanyl next to a penny

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A villager from Transylvania

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The actual sword of William Wallace

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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Discussing Why The Civil War Happened, Carved in the Lincoln Memorial Right Next to the Statue

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Fellow-Countrymen:

At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself, and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.

On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.

One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully.

The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations

Protesters with self-made shields face National Guard in Venezuela

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A child’s car seat from the 1940’s

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Cool dog prosthetic for both front legs

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The French Senate, Paris, France

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Life in a 60 square foot apartment flat in Hong Kong

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Jeep piss tube modification

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Studio notes to Spielberg over Back to the Future

“Sid Sheinberg will deny this story because he doesn’t remember it, but it’s a true story,” Gale recounted. “Sid Sheinberg didn’t like the title Back to the Future. Every other executive at Universal thought it was a great title, as did Steven, as did we. And Sheinberg would not get off [the idea] that Back to the Future was a bad title. He said, ‘It’s not hip, like Ghostbusters was hip.’ So he sent us a memo, and he said, ‘My suggestion for the new title of this movie is Spaceman From Pluto. Here are some notes I have regarding the script and how we can make reference to this in the movie.’

“There’s a scene in the movie when the DeLorean is in the barn and the kid has a comic book, and it’s called Space Zombies From Pluto. Sheinberg said, ‘Change that to Spaceman From Pluto and have the kid say, “Look, it’s a spaceman from Pluto!” And in the scene when Marty intimidates George McFly by saying, “My name is Darth Vader–I’m an extraterrestrial from the Planet Vulcan,” have him say that he’s a spaceman from Pluto.’ We were saying, ‘He’s serious about this, Steven. What do we do? We don’t want to change the title of this movie.’ Steven said, ‘Okay, I know what to do.’ So Steven dictated a memo back to Sid, and the memo said something like this: ‘Dear Sid, Thank you for your most humorous memo of such-and-such a date. We all got a big laugh out of it. Keep ’em coming.’ Steven said, ‘Sheinberg will be so embarrassed to tell us that he was serious about this that we’ll never hear from him about it again.’ And he was right.”

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Astronomer Carl Sagan once said that “everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.” The speck here is what Earth would look like from beyond Neptune, which is four billion miles away.

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Top of Everest

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Professional Golfer John Daly

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Softball congratulations

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Sign at little league field

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The 2nd pick in the NFL Draft Mitch Trubisky pushing his grandma’s ’97 Toyota Camry to his first pro football camp

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Amazing Soccer Pitch in Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Messi showing off his shirt to Real Madrid fans after 3-2 goal in El Clasico

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The most Canadian sign you’ll ever see

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John Daly is a legend

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