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I don't know where this was taken. The water is so clean & clear. I've had it stored on my computer for awhile now. I think it won some photo contest in the past.


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Alex Dawson's shot of a tank in Tala Bay, Jordan, won him the top prize in the wide-angle category. The machine, an M42 Duster, was sunk by the Jordanian Royal Ecological Society to make a snorkel and dive attraction
From a colourful cave to a sunken tank: The underwater photo contest winners that will take your breath away
 

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That particular graphic is used on the label for Teruzzi's Peperino wine.

Isola bianca and Peperino are represented by two rabbit assassins that are found in illuminated manuscripts.
These harmless creatures become hunters, warriors and even vindictive torturers holding spears, axes and swords with the dexterity of knights.
https://www.teruzziwine.com/en/wines/peperino/

As it turns out, killer rabbits were common ironic or satirical figures in illustrations and marginalia of illuminated manuscripts. For example, see:

https://jonkanekojames.com/2015/05/...bbits-in-the-margins-of-medieval-manuscripts/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/medieval-subversive-art/index.html
 
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Ogdred Weary

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That particular graphic is used on the label for Teruzzi's Peperino wine.


https://www.teruzziwine.com/en/wines/peperino/

As it turns out, killer rabbits were common ironic or satifical figures in illustrations and marginalia of illuminated manuscripts. For example, see:

https://jonkanekojames.com/2015/05/...bbits-in-the-margins-of-medieval-manuscripts/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/medieval-subversive-art/index.html
They seem to have had a thing for giant snails as well.
 

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Germans crowd the scene of a spectacular multi-car pile-up in their town's central square.
Meanwhile, the UFO whose appearance triggered the crashes lays low and tries to blend in.

The KATRIN experiment's giant spectrometer passed through Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany in 2006 on its way to the nearby Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

 

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Sorry to quote my own post, but found this interesting blog about the Horror Top Trumps...

"...despite the best efforts of Top Trumps historians and the propensity of the internet to turn up even the most obscure nuggets of trivia, no one knows who devised these sets or who did the notorious artwork...."

http://hypnogoria.blogspot.com/2015/07/great-ghosts-of-shelves-18-horror-top.html
 

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"...despite the best efforts of Top Trumps historians and the propensity of the internet to turn up even the most obscure nuggets of trivia, no one knows who devised these sets or who did the notorious artwork...."
It's like the book illustrations in The Seventh Gate: the artist was The Devil Himself.
 

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I was at an art exhibition a few years ago and saw a life-sized crocodile made out of engine parts which was really cool. There was also a square of cling-film taped to the floor with some sand sprinkled on it. Not so cool.
 

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I went to an art exhibition in London years ago and saw a whole load of fish sculptures made from hubcaps.
I talked to the artist for a while. He told me that he'd got the idea from seeing a load of hubcaps lying around the streets nearby and started picking them up. The sculptures were amazing.

https://www.hubcapcreatures.com/
 
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