1949 LIFE Magazine

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Twin Galaxy Stones

A stunning pair of nearly identical Lightning Ridge Black Opals. These rare stone are both more valuable and far more fragile than diamonds. [xAnyone wonder why it’s called Lightning Ridge? These are like lightning bolts that flash and change as they move.

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November 7, 1940

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Howard Clifford running off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during collapse.

Murray Cooper

Jeweled Caterpillar of Saturniidae Moth


Dalceridae is a small family of moths with 84 known species. They are mostly found in the Neotropical region with a few reaching the far south of the Nearctic region.

These are generally small or medium-sized moths with very hairy bodies. The larvae are rather slug-like and along with the larvae of the sister taxa Limacodidae and Megalopygidae are often known as slug caterpillars, but I like to think of them as “Gummi Bear Caterpillars.”

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Check his other Nintendo creatures in the full article !

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He was just trying to help, and y’all have to go and jab him in the gills. Not cool.

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Tsuneake Hiramatsu




05.13.12 ♥ 98

Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla

Early 1894

Twain was fascinated with science and scientific inquiry. He developed a close and lasting friendship with Nikola Tesla, and the two spent much time together in Tesla’s laboratory.

Mark Twain accurately predicted his death on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut.

I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’

04.21.12 ♥ 11

Albert Einstein’s Office in Princeton on His Last Day

Albert Einstein died on April 18th, 1955. Photographer Ralph Morse was allowed to take the last snapshot of Albert Einstein study in Princeton as Einstein left it.

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Most Perfect Spheres Ever Created by Humans

A fused quartz gyroscope for the Gravity Probe B experiment which differs from a perfect sphere by no more than a mere 40 atoms of thickness as it refracts the image of Albert Einstein in the background.

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