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Scintillating Unique Places

Somewhere in Vietnam ..Canal River through a paddyfield.
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Beautiful New Zealand …
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Facing a Barracuda through a Giant Aquarium.

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Enchanted River is found in Philippines . It is called “enchanted” because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including scuba divers, have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear. They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00 pm, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic.

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Under the clear blue water of Lake Huron in Ontario.
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3 D Street Art, Rennes, France.

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Tree house, Philippines.
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A stone path across a lake in Poland.
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Ausangate mountain, Andes, Peru . Want to go on a trek?
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The water spirals of Elakala Waterfalls ~ Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.
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Zhangjiaje Stone Forest in Hunan, China. It is the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie “Avatar.”
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Hong Kong.

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Purple and Orange Starfish on the Beach.
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Greenland.

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Poland has a forest full of bent pine trees (Crooked Forest).
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Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking the whole of Rio was pretty special. You could see it from everywhere you went. I also have to say that the majority of the people who lived there, including the ‘natives’ (especially in the favelas) knew exactly who it was and respected it and what it stands for.
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Every home should have this! – The staircase slider.

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The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration.
Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes on Australia ‘s Christmas Island and start a long, laborious trek toward the sea. They descend cliffs, climb banks and maneuver around obstacles to reach the shoreline and lay their eggs, eventually returning to the island’s central plateau with their offspring in tow. The synchronized migration resembles a crimson-colored river undulating across the island and can last up to 18 days. The event typically takes place in November or December (the crabs will only move when it’s raining) and coincides with the turning of high tide and the arrival of the waning moon.

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The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan.

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Guelta d’Archei Oasis, Sahara Desert.
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The Victoria water lily is native to the Amazon river.

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Gudvangen, Norway.
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The Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont, Italy.
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Awesome Lighted Cherry Blossom Lake (Sakura, Japan) – Beautiful.
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Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia.
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Perspective, The Redwoods, California(The Redwood Forest).
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Zachariasbryggen – Bergen, Norway.
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Cave Hotel in Cederberg Mountains, South Africa.
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Vanishing Underwater Roller Coaster in Japan !!
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Off the Amalfi Coast, Florence in Italy.
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A Bougainvilla Patio Garden.
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Gorgeous reflection.
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Voringfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway on the basis of total fall.

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Preikestolen, Norway.
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The Great Artificial Elephant, Nantes, France.
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AND FINALLY – Creative bathroom design! – Do you want this comfort room???’
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A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, ‘You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.’ Then he thought, ‘Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keepquiet.’

When his stop came, he paused momentarily atthe door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, ‘Here,you gave me too much change …’

The driver, with a smile, replied, ‘Aren’t you the new preacher in town?’

‘Yes’ he replied.

‘Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday.’

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, heldon, and said, ‘Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.’

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard — and remember — You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself’Christian.’

Watch your thoughts ; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits..
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes yourdestiny.

I’m glad a friend forwarded this to me as areminder. So, I choose to forward it to you – my friend. God bless you.


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Rock balancing

DOES THIS TAKE PATIENCE? WOW !

Art Of Rock Balancing

Michael Grab is an artist who has been ‘rock balancing’ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder , Colorado area. Grab—yes, that’s his real name—finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic.

Grab explains:

"The fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.

Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise."

I was skeptical when first viewing these. But, I’ve seen the work of other ‘balancing’ artists, including outdoor installations by Andy Goldsworthy, subject of the 2001 documentary film, Rivers and Tides. As hard as it is to believe these examples photographed below are configured without support other than the rocks themselves, this is the case.


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Moral of the story

Female Marine Pilot

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.

There were all the regular types of stuff: Spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that only Janie was left.

"Janie, do you have a story to share?"

‘Yes ma’am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.

She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands."

”Good Heavens,’ said the horrified teacher. What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?"

"Don’t mess with Mommy when she’s been drinking."


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Historical photos, most never seen til now

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

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Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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Suntan vending machine, 1949

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Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She
did it in 1901 becauseshe needed money, and after
doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

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Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

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Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

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Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

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Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up

at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII


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How could parentsensure that their children were getting
sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937

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Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

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Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940

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Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

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Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

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Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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1920’s lifeguard

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1928 fashion show at the beach

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Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short,the women would be fined

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A space chimp poses for the camera after a
successfulmission to space in 1961

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Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

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A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic
test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

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Walter Yeo, one of the first peopleto undergo advanced
plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I,
and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

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Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,
Detroit 1929

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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

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Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

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Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece

bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

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Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores
snowball fight in 1893

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The original Ronald clown of McDonald’s in 1963

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Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966

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President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting China in 1972

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Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

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Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961

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Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

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Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

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Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855

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Recovering bodies after the

Titanic disaster, April 1912

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A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale
leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor)
of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed
on a United Nations limousine.

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The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

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Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at
Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

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New York City fire station, ca. 1912

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Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by
airplanes to America in 1975

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Polish children examined by German officers to see if
they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

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Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

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Smallpox victim, New York, 1881

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5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967
Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right

– this was the result

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Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty
delivered June 17, 1885

Interesting photos! Enjoy!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi