A Thousand Words, That Don’t Need To Be Said
The Fattest (Phatest) New York Street Foods
Unfortunately none of this is a joke, it’s all really for sale in N.Y.
Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity
Sometimes you need a reminder that people can do wonderful things.
Wait Until This Hits Wal-Mart
An Entire 13 Story Building Lying On The Ground
(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south side of the building, to a depth of 4.6 meters (15 ft).
(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north Side of the building, to a height of 10 meters (32 ft).
(3) They dug right up to the base of the building. Then the rains came.
(4) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from north to south.
(5) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tons, which was greater than what the un-reinforced pilings could tolerate. Thus, the building toppled completely over in a southerly direction.
Brought to you by the same folks that make your kids’ toys and want to build your next car.
Now that, folks, is a true snafu. Don’t you feel better now that these are the folks that
manufacture nearly EVERYTHING we buy and use today?
One more product “MADE IN CHINA”…!!
Now THIS Is Winter
America in Color from 1939-1943
For everyone who thinks the past was in black & White
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
World War II: After the War
At the end of World War II, huge swaths of Europe and Asia had been reduced to ruins. Borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way. But the massive efforts to rebuild had just begun. When the war began in the late 1930s, the world’s population was approximately 2 billion. In less than a decade, the war between the Axis the Allied powers had resulted in 80 million deaths — killing off about 4 percent of the whole world. Allied forces now became occupiers, taking control of Germany, Japan, and much of the territory they had formerly ruled. Efforts were made to permanently dismantle the war-making abilities of those nations, as factories were destroyed and former leadership was removed or prosecuted. War crimes trials took place in Europe and Asia, leading to many executions and prison sentences. Millions of Germans and Japanese were forcibly expelled from territories they called home. Allied occupations and United Nations decisions led to many long-lasting problems in the future, including the tensions that created East and West Germany, and divergent plans on the Korean Peninsula that led to the creation of North and South Korea and — the Korean War in 1950. The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine paved the way for Israel to declare its independence in 1948 and marked the start of the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict. The growing tensions between Western powers and the Soviet Eastern Bloc developed into the Cold War, and the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons raised the very real specter of an unimaginable World War III if common ground could not be found. World War II was the biggest story of the 20th Century, and its aftermath continues to affect the world profoundly more than 65 years later.