Selected Civil War Photographs

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Amazing photos.

The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.

Crushing Cans with ..

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Over half a thousand US Dollars worth of equipment… The second largest semiconductor currently in production… 260THOUSAND times the magnetic field strength of Earth… 22.7 MILLION Watts of electricity… Enough energy to kill a person 250 times over… Enough power during a single discharge to supply a large city… A 20 kilogram + device…Several days worth of work… The ability to smash an aluminium can with no physical contact, and to do it so fast and heat it so much in the process that it sounds as though the can is exploding as the drink inside it boils off…

Why?

Simple…

BECAUSE I CAN.

The Most God Awful Christmas Displays Ever

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I live in the Southern Arizona desert, where there are maybe two days per year under 110 degrees. Nonetheless, when the holiday season approaches, residents in the neighborhood do what they can to signify Christmas. Being that they’ve never seen snow, trees or anything remotely Christmasy, they make horrible attempts at decking their houses by half-heartedly painting old sheets of plywood.

25 Laws of Japanese Animation

Like Rule #16:

Law of Inverse Accuracy:
The accuracy of a ‘Good Guy’ when operating any form of fire-arm increases as the difficulty of the shot increases. The accuracy of the ‘Bad Guys’ when operating fire-arms decreases when the difficulty of the shot decreases. (Also known as the Stormtrooper Effect) Example: A ‘Good Guy’ in a drunken stupor being held upside down from a moving vehicle will always hit, and several battalions of ‘Bad Guys’ firing on a ‘Good Guy’ standing alone in the middle of an open field will always miss.