27 September 2014

22 September 2014

Virtual Climb Mt. Everest


If you aren't planning on actually climbing Mt Everest in the near future, this is worth watching and a lot less dangerous or time consuming J
 

19 September 2014

Road Race: Moped vs Ferrari


 
 
 
An elderly man on a Moped pulls up next to a doctor at a street light. He looks over at the sleek shiny car beside him and asks, 'What kind of car ya got there, sonny?'
The doctor replies, 'A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars! '
 
'That's a lot of money,' says the old man.
'Why does it cost so much?'
'Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour says the doctor proudly.
The Moped driver asks, 'Mind if I take a look inside?'
'No problem,' replies the doctor.
 
So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.
Then, sitting back on his Moped, the old man says, 'That's a pretty nice car, all right... But I'll stick with my Moped!' Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do.
He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 160 mph.
 
Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer! He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly, WHOOOOSSSHHH !, something whips by him going much faster!
'What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari ?' the doctor asks himself.
 
He presses harder on the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 250 mph. Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it's the old man on the Moped! Amazed that the Moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the Moped at 275 mph
And he's feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!
 
Astounded by the speed of this old guy he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 320 mph. Not ten seconds later, he sees the Moped bearing down on him again!
The Ferrari is flat out, and there's nothing he can do! Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.
 
The doctor stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive. He runs up to the banged-up old guy and says, 'I'm a doctor.... Is there anything I can do for you?' The old man whispers,
'Unhook my suspenders from your side view mirror!'.

18 September 2014

53 Colorized Black & White Photos back in the day!


Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, 
and so when we think about history prior to that time, 
we often envision it in black and white.
 
Today's technology now enables us to "colorize" historical photos,
giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really
looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.
Take a trip back in time through these photos below.
 
It's quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln 
and Albert Einstein in living color.
 
 
 
President Lincoln with Major General McClernand 
and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862


Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels 
scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933


Audrey Hepburn


Mark Twain in 1900


Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916

 
Claude Monet in 1923

 

Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. 
Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied
Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.


Pablo Picasso


Elizabeth Taylor in 1956


Alfred Hitchcock


Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953


Charles Darwin


Clint Eastwood, 1962


Hindenburg Blimp crash


British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939


Samurai Training 1860


Winston Churchill, 1941


Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife 1939


1920s Australian mug shots from the New South Wales Police Dept.


Marilyn Monroe


Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932


An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions


Albert Einstein, 1921


Babe Ruth's 1920 MLB debut


Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960


View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864

 
Baltimore Slums, 1938

 
American Poet Walt Whitman, 1868


Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939


W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923


A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921


Louis Armstrong practicing backstage in 1946


Girls delivering ice, 1918


Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. Photo taken 
right after is famous retirement speech.
He would pass away just two years later from ALS.

 

Times Square 1947
.
 
Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before 
his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918


Burger Flipper 1938

 
Madison Square Park New York City around 1900

 
Country store in July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina
.

Union Soldiers taking a break 1863

 
WWII soldiers on Easter

 
 
Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905

 
A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924
 

 

Boys buying flowers in 1908


An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in 1939


Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961

Brooklyn Bridge in 1904


Two Boxers after a fight

 
Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

 
Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, 
and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.


Cornell Rowing Team 1907

 
 
Henry Ford, 1919

 
Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes
it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world
that we've never even seen.  It literally changes our
perspective of history.
 
Share these amazing photos with others.