Pictures of a WW2 Era Soviet Tank Being Dredged From a Lake


Wonderful photos of them pulling the tank out.

14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it’s a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h….

…After the tank surfaced, it turned out to be a ‘trophy’ tank, that had been captured by the German army in the course of the battle at Sinimaed (Blue Hills) about six weeks before it was sunk in the lake. Altogether, 116 shells were found on board. Remarkably, the tank was in good condition, with no rust, and all systems (except the engine) in working condition.
This is a very rare machine, especially considering that it fought both on the Russian and the German sides. Plans are under way to fully restore the tank. It will be displayed at a war history museum, that will be founded at the Gorodenko village on the left bank of the River Narva.

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How To Cut a Pineapple


Isn’t this just common sense?

So you want to know the ancient super secret technique for cutting pineapples that has been passed down through the ages and closely guarded by all who are privy to it?

Do you think you are worthy of this powerful ancient knowledge? Well… ok then. Sure, why not. But first you MUST promise never to use what you are about to learn for works of evil against another, such power must be wielded responsibly or else dire consequences will result. You have been warned!

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How To Photoshop a Fake Beard


If you haven’t already, you will at some point in your design career be forced to composite hair or fur into a project. The specific reason isn’t important. But how are you going to do it? Use a plugin? Not any of the ones I’ve seen. Copy and paste hair from another image? Too much of a pain, what with the complex masking and color matching. So what will you do, paint the hair follicle by follicle? Absolutely. But it isn’t anywhere near as time-consuming as it sounds. With the tools available in the Photoshop 7 Paint Engine, you can generate hair and fur with as much detail as you like in almost no time at all.

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