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eagle pig

CLAIRE REID in NEWS
Last updated 15:12, Sunday 08 March 2020 GMT
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A photographer managed to snap a perfectly timed picture showing an eagle flying off with an unfortunate little piglet.

The incredible photograph was taken by 75-year-old Clarke Espie in Queensland, Australia after he heard a piglet squealing and grabbed his camera.

Clarke said he was heading back to a campsite in Cromarty Wetlands when he heard the shriek coming from the sky, he instinctively reached for his camera and could hardly believe what he was seeing as the unfortunate pig was carried off.

He said: “I had been invited to capture the unique and diverse birdlife inhabiting these world class wetlands.

“Little did I imagine witnessing two massive sea eagles swooping low over my vehicle, one with a feral pig firmly gripped in its powerful talons.

“Despite its powerful wings, the sea eagle struggled to gain altitude before landing its prey upon a small island within the wetlands, where together the eagles shared the prey.

“I hurriedly snapped these images with a 500mm Telephoto lens as the sea eagles swept past.

“It was one of the most unusual sights I’ve seen. I thought it must’ve been a fish at first but as soon as I focused, I could see it was a piglet. It must have weighed around 5kg. Definitely not something I’ve witnessed before.”

Australia has around 24 million feral pigs – and the animals are regarded as pests in Queensland due to the fact they spread weeds, prey on native species and damage crops and stock.

White-bellied sea eagles can have a whopping seven-foot wingspan and are normally spotted high up in trees or flying over water around the Australian coast – the animals usually pair up for life, like the two you can see in Clarke’s picture.

They mainly live off aquatic animals, like fish and turtles, making the photograph all the more impressive.

Clarke, who previously worked as a commercial diver and documentary-maker for 35-years, added: “I’ve seen the imposing white-bellied sea eagle carnivore swoop in a shallow dive to snatch prey in its massive and powerful talons, taking fish, waterbirds, turtles, rabbits, flying foxes etc. before now, but this was something very rarely seen.

“I was astounded.”

Featured Images Credit: Media Drum World

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Spectacular!

 

 
jeep

A Jeep, packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.

And with the name of that girl I love writ large on her flank!

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Sombrero galaxy

High resolution image of the Sombrero galaxy. Also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594.

This is the galaxy claimed by the fraudy little toad known primarily as Jaime Maussan to be a UFO. Seriously.

 

[60 fps] Laborers in Victorian England, 1901

Denis Shiryaev
Mar 14, 2020

Upscaled with neural networks footage from the dawn of film taken by Mitchell and Kenyon in North England, 1901. In the video various films taken in 1900-1901 displaying some of the grittier nature of work in those days. As you can see, source quality is really important to make a descent upscale video.

💌 You can reach me at neural.love

✔ FPS boosted to 60 frames per second;
✔ Image resolution boosted up to 4k – with digital artifacts;
✔ Improved video sharpness;
✔ Colorized: Please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data.

Source video (with ambiance sound) – please subscribe to Guy Jones channel, he is doing an amazing job in ambiance sound adding: youtu.be/jfN60ZlZhpY

List of films in this video:
Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901) / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901) / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
______ Please, keep in mind that 4k resolution playback mostly not available on the phones.

This is really neat! Watch regular folk getting out of work 119 years ago and in fine quality, too!

 

 
sebring

Louis Galanos‎ > Historic Racing Cars

The legendary Corvette racer John Greenwood, in his 7-liter Vette, leads the legendary Porsche 917K racer Pedro Rodriguez under the MG Bridge and into the Esses at Sebring fifty years ago (1970) this weekend. Following them is the Jacky Ickx – Peter Schetty works Ferrari 512 S Spyder and the Jerry Thompson – John Mahler Corvette. Greenwood and co-driver Allan Barker would fail to finish due to a busted clutch. Rodriguez and co-driver Leo Kinnunen and later Jo Siffert would finish 4th overall but were leading late in the race when a faulty part sidelined them. The Ferrari would blow a head gasket and the Thompson/Mahler Vette would finish 20th.

BTW, that historic MG Bridge was in sad shape in 1970 and anyone who crossed the track via that bridge held their breath as the metal span undulated as people walked across the track. It would collapse in a storm in 1973 just days before the running of the 1973 race.

LAT photo.

The good old days…

 

 
for wings

Statue based on Leonardo daVinci’s famous concept for artificial wings.

This is so fucking beautiful!

Source: theta-sigma

 

 
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Happy 56th birthday, Škoda 1000 MB.

Full article here: ranwhenparked.net/…/50-years-ago-skoda-launches-100…/

Love ‘em all!

 

 

Visor Cam: Graham Rahal at Barber Motorsports Park

NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:07 PM

VISOR CAM: Graham Rahal takes us on a few laps around the Barber Motorsports Park circuit!

Shot with GoPro!

 

 

Wild Wings Backyard Nature

March 18, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Pool Party Number Five

A record 30 hummingbirds bathe together at one time during this morning’s wash! You’d never know they will be harassing each other in five minutes’ time…

 

 
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2Credit: Sterling RX interior material 2 By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523777

 

3Credit: By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523759

 

4Credit: By Davest1 at English Wikipedia CC BY 2.5 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid2731878

The Sterling was a very cool kit car that was streets ahead of most of the others that were around during the kit car era. Such pretty things…

 

 
amx/2

 

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amx/2

The voluptuous and sensually sexy American Motors AMX/2.

It is truly a crying shame that this car was never produced for folks to buy. I mean, it’s not only gorgeous, but it’s also a pretty darned sophisticated piece for its day. Much better, even, than the original AMX, which was a pretty nifty car in its own right.

Was sad when American Motors became the first of the modern lot to go under. Their Javelins did quite well in Trans Am racing with Mark Donohue and company at the helm.

 

 
General Douglas MacArthur
 

US General Warns of ‘Sinister Force’ Scouting Earth (Rare Audio)

It’s [redacted].
Mar 14, 2020

General Douglas MacArthur was an American war hero and one of the most popular armed service members of the 1940s and 50s. But what few know about him is his strong interest in the UFO phenomenon, so much so that he warned of “sinister forces” beyond Earth three different times publicly in the last 15 years of his life. Two of these warnings were given in speeches — the rarely heard audio is presented in this video. So, what do you think? Was MacArthur’s warning that UFOs were scouting Earth for future invasion just paranoia? Or could it have been a driver of early efforts to militarize space? Let us know in the comments.
And consider supporting our investigative work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/itsredactedch… Also join our Discord community here: discord.gg/cgEb8VN ———————-

1951 speech archive.org/details/ProjectBl…
1962 speech penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E…
Quote in Space Force newsletter www.afspc.af.mil/Portals/3/do…
John Keel article on MacArthur collecting UFO reports and a 1958 briefing where he warned others his interpretation was it was a “scouting” force: www.scribd.com/document/23036…

Nifty keen…!

 

 

Peckfitz Vatertag 2019 Best of: Männer haben Spaß am Schlammloch

Holger Schneckenberg
Jun 10, 2019

Vatertag 2019 Peckfitz: die besten Aufnahmen vom Vatertag 2019. Panzer, UNIMOG, AT-T, Jeep und andere schwere Offroad Monster in Aktion.

Ooo big, big fun!

 

 

New Footage of a Tasmanian tiger

mike williams
Mar 11, 2020

New Footage of a Tasmanian tiger has been discovered. Three researchers from the Tasmanian Tiger Archives Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/Tasma… closely with the staff of the State Library and Archive Service have discovered previously unseen footage of the Tasmanian tiger at Beaumaris zoo.

This historical discovery was made on the 4th March 2020. The researchers are Gareth Linnard, Branden Holmes and Mike Williams. The footage was possibly filmed between 1933-36, by a member of the Bester? family. 9.5 mm silent black and white running time 69 seconds in total. 7 seconds of the Tasmanian tiger.

This sequence adds to the previously known five films from Beaumaris zoo. And two films from London zoo.

The Tasmanian Tiger Archives group is seeking historical stills/film/witness reports and can be contacted on Facebook or 0416-303-371

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Films Produced and Acquired by Ash Bester and Bester Family Film – Beaumaris Zoo thylacine – prod. Bester Item Number: NS4432/1/47
Further Description: 9.5BWOPP – 9.5mm silent black & white original positive print condition fair 36 foot 18 fps running time 1m 21s Start Date: 01 Jan 1936 End Date: 07 Sep 1937

Films Produced and Acquired by Ash Bester and Bester Family (NS4432) 01 Jan 1932 31 Dec 1963 librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.n…

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“Copyright of the films in this series produced by Ash, Bester & Co. NG2887 and Bester Family NG3356 is assigned to the State Archivist.”

Once assigned to the state archivist it is the property of the commonwealth/state/territory.

“Duration of copyright in government works. If the copyright owner is the Commonwealth, State or Territory government, copyright lasts for 50 years from the year in which the material was made, or the end of the year of first publication. Note that this rule applies to copyright material that is owned by the government, and also applies to material that would have been owned by the government, but for an agreement to the contrary. INFORMATION SHEET G023v19 January 2019 Australian copyright council”

Duration is 50 years once assigned to the Commonwealth/state/territory. It starts 50 years when the material was made/or publication. It could not have been made any later than the end of 1936. From 1987 it was in the public domain.
As well…
The Commonwealth has 3 sections for Fair dealing with copyrighted materials. Research or study/Criticism or Review/Reporting news.

Such a beautifully majestic animal…

 

 
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Clean 1968 BMW 1600 for sale on Hemmings.com.

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Nice, hot Bimmers.

 

 
Pluto

Image credit: NASA/JPL

New Horizons as it approached it’s closest to Pluto.

Note that atmosphere!

 

 

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain – Shea Stadium 1971

T.J. Ash
May 29, 2015

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain (Live 1971) This video was shown at Shea Stadium the entire last year before Shea closed. This July 9th 1971 concert still holds the ticket sales record, breaking the record set by The Beatles.

So beautiful! Classic!

 

 

The Band – Up On Cripple Creek

ClassicRockVideo
Jul 18, 2015

Rehearsing up at Woodstock

The video is cut off, but that’s ok… it’s just so classic a tune and legendary a band that I can forgive them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fantastic and fabulous 2002 GT4 by Frua. They only made two.

Here’s Why Frua May Have Designed The Prettiest BMW 2002

By Jayson Fong
October 3, 2016

Photography by Jayson Fong & BMW Group Classic

During an eleven year production lifetime, the iconic BMW 2002 Series introduced some of the marque’s most memorable cars. From sporty coupes, convertibles, tourers, and turbo-powered rally monsters, the 2002 series provided what was truly a lineup that had something for everyone. However, on this year’s Hamburg to Berlin Klassik, I got a closer look at the 2002 GT4 Frua: the very car that could have changed the face of the 2002 series from the one we remember.

Designed by Pietro Frua in 1969 as a potential 2002 model, the GT4 was a fastback 2+2 coupe built on the underpinnings of a 2002ti. Although based on the 2002, it also brought together styling from multiple BMW products including an interior largely lifted from the 2500 sedan, with its instrument cluster dominated by two large dials, and both indicators and door handles from the 2800CS.

Two examples of the GT4 with slight variations were produced and unveiled by BMW at the Paris Motor Shows of 1969 and 1970. Unfortunately the GT4 would not make it to series production, BMW opting to proceed with a touring design which would enter the market in 1971. Today, the 1970 Paris Motor Show concept remains in original condition and under the care of BMW Group Classic. However, on the back roads from Hamburg to Berlin, we were given the opportunity to see the GT4 on the road where it can be truly appreciated.

Read the rest at Petrolicious.

This would have sold like hotcakes… it is stunning. Oh well.

 

 
Ferrari 312PB

Mario Andretti on his way to his third and final overall win at Sebring in 1972. He is driving a factory Ferrari 312PB and his co-driver was Jacky Ickx.

Ferrari 312PB

Mario Andretti in a Ferrari 312PB at the BOAC 1000km Race at Brands Hatch on April 16, 1972.

Photo by the Klemantaski Collection at Getty Images, via Carlos Reutemann.

 

 
mars anomaly

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Curiosity

The context.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL/Curiosity

Closer.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL/Curiosity

And closer.

mars anomaly

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Curiosity

And closest!

This is a wonderfully organic-looking anomaly just found on Mars! Me likey. I so hope it is an exciting thing rather than a mundane thing.

It is from that new 1.8 Billion pixel image from the Curiosity rover. Hunted down by the intrepid ATS member known as shawmanfromny in a post located here.

The panorama is at this link – www.nasa.gov…

A special tool allows viewers to zoom into this panorama … use it by clicking HERE.

 

 

Yowie Sighting (Audio Report #156) near Hepburn Springs, Victoria

Yowiehunters Witness Audio Reports
Mar 9, 2020

As we well know, the Yowie is often curious when a single mother with children (or alone), move into a house in a bush land setting or rural environment. This is a classic example of one of our visitors leaning about his new human neighbour.

We have a few witness sightings at Hepburn, including a leading member of the Australian Skeptics. Sightings in the surrounding areas have been building in recent years.

We are also pleased to introduce a new AYR interviewer, Sarah Bignall. Sarah has a cathartic and charismatic personality and interviewing technique that will fit perfectly into the team. Welcome aboard Sarah!

Oh, good stuff, folks!

 

 

A Dogman in Jura France 2018. Dog returns home with a human skull

#BBR Investigations Creatures – Unexplained
Mar 7, 2020

There was complete silence this time, no bird or animal noises. We began to walk in and after a few minutes I felt anxious again. I decided to go back and my friend tried to push on into the trees alone but she also came back running after a short time. The creature was there again. It was standing in the wood, looking at us. I had not seen the creature this time thankfully.

At the end of October 2019 La Dépêche News reported that the golden retriever belonging to a family living near Agen returned with a human head in its mouth after leaving the home for its daily wander. The dog must have detached the skull from a decomposing body to play with and returned to the home with the human head in its mouth. Investigators made a formal statement and explained “This forty-something man died at the place where he was found by the gendarmes, without his head. There are no suspicious circumstances reported.”

More awesome cryptozoological reports from our Debbie, this time the stories are from France. And there are a lot of them, too!

Dig it.

 

 

Green & Clapton

ot to
Mar 30, 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC WITH PETER GREEN AND ERIC CLAPTON Boston 1970

Lineup

Peter Green – electric guitar
Eric Clapton – electric guitar
Danny Kirwan – electric guitar
John McVie – electric bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums
Jeremy Spencer – electric guitar

OH BABY !!!

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ~ “Untitled Instrumental”(Electric Blues Live 1968)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Nov 6, 2014

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac without Danny Kirwan Live At Carousel Ballroom Jun 9 , 1968 San Francisco CA

Exceptional excellence…

Peter, by the way, HATES when volk say “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” as he insists, very properly, that it’s simply “Fleetwood Mac.”

 

 
mars object

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Curiosity

One of my most beloved anomalous objects. Imaged on the surface of Mars.

Look at this thing!

What in the name of God is this?

Did they stop and investigate it? Hell NO!

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Someday Soon Baby”(Electric Blues 1969)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Oct 29, 2014

Otis Spann on vocals , piano

This is, in a word, delicious… ooh.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”&“It Was A Big Thing” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Mar 17, 2015

Modern Electric Piano Chicago Blues 1969 Enjoy , my friends !!!

Otis Spann – piano, vocals
Peter Green – guitar
Danny Kirwan – guitar
John McVie – bass guitar
S.P. Leary – drums

And, yes, these two are … Equally delicious!

 

 

 

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat. Peter Green) ~ ”Uranus”&“Closing Hours” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat.Peter Green) ~ “If You Let Me Love You” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

I must admit that I had never heard of this band before but I sure am glad I have now! And especially as my all-time hero played with them!

 

 

“Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs on Decca 18588 (1944)

Tim Gracyk
Jul 24, 2016

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn’t you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing:

“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid’ll eat ivy too,
Wouldn’t you?”

Oh my God, I am so glad I found this… one of my most magnificent Mom’s favorites and it sure is one of mine, too!

And here’s a rendition by some pipers 🙂

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers 1944

cdbpdx
May 6, 2012

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers. A nonsense song that was just fun to sing. I listened to this when I was a kid and never really knew the words, sort of made up my own. From a small group of early Capitol label 78s. Enjoy!

Just so darn wonderful. Those days of yore must’ve been a ton of fun…

 

 
assange

  1. This graphic was posted.

  2. Mr. Assange, a HERO, is being slowly murdered in his prison cell by the governments of the USA and the UK.

Fucking bastards need to die instead of the last hope for journalism.

 

 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019. A version without the rover contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels; a version with the rover contains nearly 650 million pixels. Both versions are composed of more than 1,000 images that were carefully assembled over the following months.

The rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, used its telephoto lens to produce the panorama and relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution panorama that includes the rover’s deck and robotic arm.

Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington and built the Curiosity rover.

For more information about Curiosity, visit mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl or www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

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Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 4, 2020

NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover’s view of the Martian surface. This panorama showcases “Glen Torridon,” a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving. Composed of more than 1,000 images and carefully assembled over the ensuing months, the larger version of this composite contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels of Martian landscape.

Explore more in this 360 video: youtu.be/0fva2pH41FM

For more about the mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/msl

Link to article.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Oh, Lordy, I do love space exploration so … it thrills me no end!

 

 

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