wait what, seriously? but I looked through the whole- *reads first page again*
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;35616089]
If I remember correctly, this was the first interracial kiss on television
The first interracial kiss on television was actually between Sammy Davis Jr. and Nancy Sinatra. The kiss between Shatner and Nichols most likely got more attention, though.
Romanian Revolution 1989:
Surprised the C64 boot screen hasn't been posted.
what is this from?
[QUOTE=GURREN LAGANN;35626582]what is this from?[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Ashtwat;35617545]What's the story behind this?[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Berz3rk;35617605]That's Anders Behring Breivik on the small island of Utoya in Norway. He went on the island posing as a police officer and shot 69 people, most of them children.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=GURREN LAGANN;35626582]what is this from?[/QUOTE]
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks]2011 Norway Attacks.[/url]
If you're from the U.S. chances are you only heard about it once or twice the entire year.
[B]Sometime around the year 1000, Leif Ericson founds the colony of Vinland, at modern day L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada. It was the first and so far only confirmed trans-oceanic colonization before Christopher Columbus began his journey in 1492.[/B]
[sp]I know there were no photos taken derp but it was still important.[/sp]
First ever photo of a human. You can see him down near the bottom left. Since pictures had to be exposed for 10 minutes, everything had moved on before it was caught. The exception what the gentleman you see there, having his shoes shined.
First ever photo of a human. You can see him down near the bottom left. Since pictures had to be exposed for 10 minutes, everything had moved on before it was caught. The exception what the gentleman you see there, having his shoes shined.[/QUOTE]
An EOD Technician approaches a car bomb in North Ireland.
An American soldier in the Vietnam war poses for a photo, with the phrase "War Is Hell" written on the band of his helmet.
Ainsley Harriott makes a salad.
An American soldier in the Vietnam war poses for a photo, with the phrase "War Is Hell" written on the band of his helmet.[/QUOTE]
Are you sure that's a guy?
[QUOTE=BANNED USER;35613669]I have a fullsized print of this one, got it for free at a Marching Band fundraiser garage sale due to busted frame (and for being part of the band).
It's an Eastern Guard going West right? Berlin Wall Jumper?[/QUOTE]
Yeah, he ended up committing suicide too.
[QUOTE=Hunterdnrc;35629880]Yeah, he ended up committing suicide too.[/QUOTE]
His name was Conrad Schumann.
I have a huge collection of 9-11 pictures. Some of the graphic stuff and since these are photos that shook the world I think I can post them even with their nature. They're not well known pictures and are rather obscure because of the sensitive nature of their content (mostly the Jumpers) but I'll throw a few in the thread and if anyone is interested I can post more.
This is a shot taken of the North Tower VIP driveway. In this picture alone there are around 5-6 Jumpers that have landed on the overhang. According to Firefighters the triangles were made of plexiglass and when the Jumpers did manage to make it through it mangled them as you can see laying behind the SUV. One the Jumpers remains pretty well intact, I have a photo of [her/him] as [he/she] was falling. I speculate that the way they fell managed to absorb some of the shock. Usually Jumpers 'explode' when they land. Bones shatter, bone marrow, fat tissues and blood congeal and mix together with oils and spread out over eight feet. I have a picture of what it looks like too. I also have a video of a Jumper exploding and another landing.
This Jumper landed on the roof of the Marriot between the North and South Tower.
Approximately seventy people landed infront in the Plaza right infront of the Lobby of the North Tower. When the Jumpers land their blood mists and disperses so a single Jumper or two won't produce a pool of blood but in this circumstance it was like layering on paint over and over again until it was running down the windows and pooling on the Plaza. This is a screencap from a video, in this video you can also see a Jumper hit the stage between the two Towers where numerous Jumpers also landed.
Another note to make that when the planes hit the towers that bodies were torn apart and ejected across several blocks. The red bits you see everywhere used to be people.
Another piece of someone landed on the sidewalk.
I have hundreds of pictures like these. Most people don't know they exist but it's important that what happened the day is forgotten. It wasn't just two buildings collapsing, it was naked terror and these pictures don't even scratch the surface.
What is the estimate in the amount of people that decided to jump instead of the alternative?
[QUOTE=ScoutKing;35630358]What is the estimate in the amount of people that decided to jump instead of the alternative?[/QUOTE]
Approximately 200 people. Minutes after the first plane hit people began to fall and they were jumping even as the Towers came down. Almost all of them came from the North Tower. The South Tower was mostly cleared out by the time the second plane hit and didn't stand as long as the North Tower did.
For reference here is a video of people from Windows on The World in the North Tower hanging out the windows, that's only a small portion of one facade of the building. Most of them end up jumping before the tower collapses.
that video makes me feel sick
All buildings in the village of Severny (both wooden and brick), located 55 kilometres (34 mi) from ground zero within the Sukhoy Nos test range, were completely destroyed. In districts hundreds of kilometers from ground zero, wooden houses were destroyed, stone ones lost their roofs, windows and doors; and radio communications were interrupted for almost one hour. One participant in the test saw a bright flash through dark goggles and felt the effects of a thermal pulse even at a distance of 270 kilometres (170 mi). The heat from the explosion could have caused third-degree burns 100 km (62 mi) away from ground zero. A shock wave was observed in the air at Dikson settlement 700 kilometres (430 mi) away; windowpanes were partially broken to distances of 900 kilometres (560 mi). Atmospheric focusing caused blast damage at even greater distances,[B] breaking windows in Norway and Finland[/B]. The seismic shock created by the detonation was measurable even on its third passage around the Earth. Its seismic body wave magnitude was about 5 to 5.25. The energy yield was around 7.1 on the Richter scale but, since the bomb was detonated in air
The Babi Yar massacre
[quote]Although only a participation of approximately 5,000 to 6,000 Jews had been expected at first, more than 30,000 Jews arrived who, until the very moment of their execution, still believed in their resettlement, thanks to an extremely clever organization.[/quote]
[quote]I watched what happened when the Jews – men, women, and children – arrived. The Ukrainians led them past a number of different places where one after the other they had to give up their luggage, then their coats, shoes and over-garments and also underwear. They also had to leave their valuables in a designated place. There was a special pile for each article of clothing. It all happened very quickly and anyone who hesitated was kicked or pushed by the Ukrainians to keep them moving.
— Statement of Truck-Driver Hofer describing the murder of Jews at Babi Yar[/quote]
[quote]Once undressed, they were led into the ravine which was about 150 meters long and 30 meters wide and a good 15 meters deep … When they reached the bottom of the ravine they were seized by members of the Schutzpolizei and made to lie down on top of Jews who had already been shot … The corpses were literally in layers. A police marksman came along and shot each Jew in the neck with a submachine gun … I saw these marksmen stand on layers of corpses and shoot one after the other … The marksman would walk across the bodies of the executed Jews to the next Jew, who had meanwhile lain down, and shoot him.[/quote]
So much death in this thread.
[QUOTE=fredstin22;35629109]Are you sure that's a guy?[/QUOTE]
Are you sure that's not a young man?
If you knew any better, they sent a lot of young men to the Vietnam war. A lot of who hadn't been to WWII, except for high-ranking commander generals and shit.
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