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Forgot one. Real macarons. Popular for baby showers, it said!

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Every time I leaf through it I marvel at his talent.

It is said that he was powered by opium, though that sounds like a contradiction in terms. Exaggerations of scale in his work do serve to place the humans and the viewers in a situation of subjection.

If that creates both alarm and comfort, it could be that it links us to childhood experiences, where we are dwarfed by settings and landscapes which seem charged with promise or dread.

His output was enormous! The engravings for the Bible and Danté etc. are most often reproduced; I had not seen the Whitechapel scene, posted by Yith. Wow! :oops:
 
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The photo below is of a single vehicle crash in Kansas.

I've seen a lot of motor accidents in my time, but I'd never seen one that completely split a car into two halves end-to-end longitudinally like this.

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This car hit a tree, which survived with a lot of bark skinned off its trunk. Needless to say, excessive speed was involved. The car's sole occupant (the driver) was killed instantaneously.
Sheriff’s office investigating deadly crash at 55th and Shawnee Mission Parkway

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Fairway.

The crash was reported just after 3 a.m. ...

The sheriff’s office said the wreck was due to excessive speeds and the driver appears to have hit a tree on the side of the road with the vehicle split in half.

The driver ... was killed on impact.
FULL STORY: https://fox4kc.com/news/sheriffs-of...ly-crash-at-55th-and-shawnee-mission-parkway/

See Also:
A sleeping neighborhood is jolted awake by a fatal crash
https://fox4kc.com/news/a-sleeping-neighborhood-is-jolted-awake-by-a-fatal-crash/
 

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The photo below is of a single vehicle crash in Kansas.

I've seen a lot of motor accidents in my time, but I'd never seen one that completely split a car into two halves end-to-end longitudinally like this.


This car hit a tree, which survived with a lot of bark skinned off its trunk. Needless to say, excessive speed was involved. The car's sole occupant (the driver) was killed instantaneously.

FULL STORY: https://fox4kc.com/news/sheriffs-of...ly-crash-at-55th-and-shawnee-mission-parkway/

See Also:
A sleeping neighborhood is jolted awake by a fatal crash
https://fox4kc.com/news/a-sleeping-neighborhood-is-jolted-awake-by-a-fatal-crash/
Can't see that website in Europe.
 

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The photo below is of a single vehicle crash in Kansas.

I've seen a lot of motor accidents in my time, but I'd never seen one that completely split a car into two halves end-to-end longitudinally like this.


This car hit a tree, which survived with a lot of bark skinned off its trunk. Needless to say, excessive speed was involved. The car's sole occupant (the driver) was killed instantaneously.

FULL STORY: https://fox4kc.com/news/sheriffs-of...ly-crash-at-55th-and-shawnee-mission-parkway/

See Also:
A sleeping neighborhood is jolted awake by a fatal crash
https://fox4kc.com/news/a-sleeping-neighborhood-is-jolted-awake-by-a-fatal-crash/
You've never seen the classic Australian move Malcolm, then?
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@Ogdred Weary Please include at least a brief editorial description to your picture posts. Not everyone reading this place has eyesight!

It's not just you of course. Please consider this a shot across the bows in general :)

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The "Wildman Suit"​

To this day, the one-of-a-kind "Wildman Suit" sits on display in the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. A double-layered set of armor coated from head to toe in one-inch-long, outward-facing iron nails, this suit remains as terrifying as it is mysterious.

While it's widely referred to as Siberian bear-hunting armor from the 1800s, others say it was used in the gruesome spectacle of bear-baiting popular in Shakespearean England. But the true purpose of the "Wildman Suit" remains largely elusive centuries later.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/weird-pictures
 

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The Story Of A.L. Kahn's Manta Ray And One Of The Weirdest Historical Photos Ever Taken​

On August 26, 1933, New York silk merchant A.L. Kahn was fishing off the coast of Deal, New Jersey when something enormous became ensnared on his anchor line. For hours, he and his mates struggled with the great beast, eventually getting help from the U.S. Coast Guard and using several dozen bullets to finally subdue this gargantuan "devil fish."

When they finally got it aboard, they saw the enormous manta ray they'd just landed. At more than 20 feet wide and weighing in at over 5,000 pounds, this was one of the most staggering sea creatures ever captured.

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Soon, Kahn had the ray taxidermied and strung up on a crane, charging ever-growing crowds 10 cents a piece to see this astounding marine beast that remains shocking to this day

As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote at the time, it was "a harrowing three-hour struggle to decide whether the fishing party was capturing the fish, or the fish was capturing the boat and its four occupants."

What we're left with, some 90 years later, is a weird historical photo that continue to evoke gasps of disbelief.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/weird-pictures#6
 

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The Story Of A.L. Kahn's Manta Ray And One Of The Weirdest Historical Photos Ever Taken​

On August 26, 1933, New York silk merchant A.L. Kahn was fishing off the coast of Deal, New Jersey when something enormous became ensnared on his anchor line. For hours, he and his mates struggled with the great beast, eventually getting help from the U.S. Coast Guard and using several dozen bullets to finally subdue this gargantuan "devil fish."

When they finally got it aboard, they saw the enormous manta ray they'd just landed. At more than 20 feet wide and weighing in at over 5,000 pounds, this was one of the most staggering sea creatures ever captured.

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Soon, Kahn had the ray taxidermied and strung up on a crane, charging ever-growing crowds 10 cents a piece to see this astounding marine beast that remains shocking to this day

As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote at the time, it was "a harrowing three-hour struggle to decide whether the fishing party was capturing the fish, or the fish was capturing the boat and its four occupants."

What we're left with, some 90 years later, is a weird historical photo that continue to evoke gasps of disbelief.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/weird-pictures#6
The photo looks a bit dodgy to me - the man & the crane are relatively in focus, the manta ray isn't & looks closer to the camera. I think the photo has had some manipulation. It looks like the ray has been inserted in the picture to make it appear larger..

The lower photo is somewhat reminiscent of the Thunderbird one/s.
 

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Step on one of these barefoot (or otherwise get stung) and you'll appreciate why they wear the warning. The most painful sting I ever suffered came from one of these caterpillars.
I'm very happy to live in a country where pretty much none of the wildlife is likely to hurt you!

Apart from the cows...
 
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