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Genghis Kahn statue
A ginormous statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia.

fat vs. muscle
 A comparison showing fat versus muscle. 

Einstein's desk after he                                            died
This is the desk of Albert Einstein just a few hours after his death. 

Daytona Beach 1957
This is Daytona Beach in 1957. 

Mount Everest climbers
Climbers going up Mount Everest in 2013. 

Cancer cell close up
 Cancer cells under microscope. 

Bagger 288 shovel.
Bagger 288, the largest land vehicle in the world. 

tire dump
An aerial view of a tire dump. 

Hiroshima watch
A watch belonging to Akito Kawagoe which stopped at 8:15, the exact time of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945.

360 degree rainbow
A 360 rainbow, which was captured from an airplane. 
human tongue
A zoomed in view of the human tongue. 
Australian dust storm
 A huge dust storm just before it hit Australia in 2013.

Pre geyser eruption
A geyser just barely before it erupted. 
undersea cable
A cross-section of an undersea cable

A 103-Year-Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time

The Harlem Renaissance lives in the form of Alice Barker, a soft spoken lady who just last week received a belated Happy 103rd Birthday card from the Obamas. That’s her on the right in the first clip, below. She’s in the back right at the 2:07 mark. Perched on a lunch counter stool, showing off her shapely stems at 9:32.

Barker’s newfound celebrity is an unexpected reward for one who was never a marquee name.

She was a member of the chorus—a pretty, talented, hardworking young lady, whose name was misspelled on one of the occasions when she was credited. She danced throughout the 1930s and 40s in legendary Harlem venues like the Apollo, the Cotton Club, and the Zanzibar Club. Shared the stage with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Racked up a number of film, commercial and TV credits, getting paid to do something she later confided from a nursing home bed she would have gladly done for free.

It's Saturday, and the Midshipmen have liberty. Let's hit downtown Annapolis.

 A group of midshipmen got together to create this hilarious parody of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.” The twist, however, is that they changed the lyrics to be about Annapolis. Surprisingly, they made their video with a zero-dollar budget. They even challenge other Navy bases to create competing videos! It’s the Naptown Funk, and it’s hilarious.

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 octopus eggs
These things are octopus eggs.
Northern Lights from                                            space
What the Northern Lights look like from space.
Nordlingen Bovaria
Bavarian town of Nordlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater.
Michelangelo shopping                                            list
This is an illustrated grocery list Michelangelo would create for his illiterate servants.
view from Mars
This is a view from Mars.
google data center
Inside one of Google's data centers. 
hitlers office
 A look at Hitler's office.
George Washington's                                            teeth
These are the teeth of George Washington.  

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scoliosis x-ray before                    and after
 X-rays showing before and after treatment of scoliosis.
The end of the great                                              wall of china
This is where the great wall of China ends.
pug before and after 
The first picture is what a pug looked like before selective breeding. Quite a difference!
Ethiopian Lava Lake
The lava lake of the continuously active volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia.
empty cargo plane
 A FedEx Boeing 757, without any cargo.
clear photo of Mercury
This is the clearest photograph of Mercury that has ever been taken.
Jail in El Salvador
 When a prison is overcrowded in El Salvador, this is what it looks like.