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    I just started researching the Tianzi mountains as my next travel destination.
     
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    If you are going to the Tianzi Mountains, don't forget to consider the nearby areas too...
    http://www.chinahighlights.com/zhangjiajie/attraction/
    http://www.zhangjiajietourguide.com/att ... -park.html

    I actually think the karst towers of China are equally breathtaking, so you might consider visiting Wulong Karst and the surronding areas as well? ;)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wulong_Karst

    http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attract ... ong-karst/

    http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1248

    If you're a rock climber, it's definitely a dream destination

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGPK-62fcKQ
     
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    Sweet. Thanks. Not a rock climber. Jungle trecker.
     
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    and now for something completely different! ;)
    Just in case you are tied up (against your will ;) )
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    ...or want to become invisible in the woods
    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/09/0 ... -tutorial/
    (not for the faint of heart or OCDers) :)

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    ...survival skills anyone?
    Listen to the podcast (link below) (warning, it's boring! :roll: But the book looks interesting!)
    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/10/1 ... situation/
    *Might come in useful when dodging agressive Black Fridayers ;)
    *I think I want this for Christmas! :D

    P.S. And for a whole lotta Art of Manliness visual guides, go here...
    http://www.artofmanliness.com/category/visual-guides/
    :razz:
     
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    Today I discovered my spirit animal . . .

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    Reminders of cold!

    This would be an interesting place to visit, if it wasn't so difficult to get to....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObPJzhv ... e=youtu.be


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    Cool Google World Heritage Virtual Visit! :shock:
    https://www.google.com/culturalinstitut ... nders#ql=4


    One of my favorite true horror stories (read the book when I was sea faring around the Aleutians a long time ago!)
    Shackleton's Endurance Expedition (1914)
    Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZuydFcnGzs


    Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txZCHgwyGrE


    Part 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRbqiRnqWGo


    A map perspective of the Endurance Expedition
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    Race for the Poles, Robert Falcon Scott vs. Roald Amundsen (1911)

    Another gripping story of the frigid cold...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... xpeditions

    The "Serious" version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWX5goLoJw

    *A bit slow at the start....

    Conclusion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXfK2PAM-Xc

    *Scott was 11 miles from a major food cache, that would have possibly saved them. The remains of that cache was discovered in 1986, and displayed in a Christchurch museum
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 2864&hl=en

    I still remember this series when it aired on PBS, nicely done, I think (nice to see it available on YT!)
    The Last Place on Earth 1985
    Ep. 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ27CIoRg28


    Ep. 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_crT5abZsE


    Ep. 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrMD4BOivlY


    Ep. 4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0lqA83tBss


    Ep. 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d21ysW4a5Og


    Ep. 6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkNUPOcYlrE


    Ep. 7
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxOv7YXCH3k


    And the journey from a map perspective
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    *by comparison, you can see just how close Shackleton got to the South Pole (just 112 statute miles, 180 km)--this was his 1908-1909 attempt (not the same as the Endurance Expedition, which took place in 1914)

    Here is the food cache they found and put in a museum...

    http://mallemaroking.org/tag/history/

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    P.S. Another great explorer and humanitarian (a good read)
    https://archive.org/details/fridtjofnansenhi00bainuoft
     
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    Thank you for all the amazing posts!

    I watched this on local (free and crystal clear) digital antenna reception last night.
    http://www.pbs.org/a-year-in-space/home/

    I liked the part at the end where it shows the date
    because I looked at the date on my computer
    and said that was today!
     
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    You're very welcome! :razz: I'm glad you enjoyed them! I never know if I'm being long winded or boring :oops: (apologies to those who do find these posts boring and/or annoying :oops: ) . Thanks for the space program link! I will enjoy watching that :)
     
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    The Patia Davis post was really excellent.

    This show about the pneumatic tire and the Rupert's Drop also had me talking out loud :o

    Episode Two – Away

    http://cptv.org/programs/everyday-miracles/

    how the bicycle suddenly stirred a national gene pool, why we should all be grateful for exploding glass
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdraXh9Jhwc

    *Fast forward into 57 seconds... dontchathink the Hairy Frogfish should be a Kaiju toy? ;)
    P.S. If you view it in full screen mode, notice the brittle star and baby crab, happily riding on the flounder's head--poor things :(
     
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    The first feature-length handpainted movie in history is being made... An ode to one of art's greatest and most misunderstood painters, Vincent Van Gogh.



    Every frame is a single oil painting. There are over 100 artists contributing their time and work to this project. One artist in particular just celebrated 960 hours of painting.

    Absolutely mind-blowing, and something to definitely keep an eye on as production continues.
     
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    Wasnt that one Ghibli movie about the tiny princess completely made with watercolors? I am of the camp that hates painting in most of its iterations. But this is a film, so not painting and I am looking forward to this.

    On that painting note, I saw that Hockney documentary a few days ago and it is stellar, very recommended. The man is just a charmer and its refreshing to see his kind of painting take the spotlight for a second at least.

    Also, the Art Institute here in Chicago has a thing on Van Gogh's room with lots of diary notes and works. Great show if you guys happen to be in town.
     
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    Neither interesting nor noteworthy...
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    ...but I though of you today, Gracie, at the hepster diner.
    Bacon
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Needed a good laugh today! Thank you Deevis, you made my day, that is so funny and very sweet! Looks like a good eatery, what is the name of the place please? Hope you ate some extra bacon for me! :razz:

    ...now that you've set my mind on bacon
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    Care for some carmelized Millionaire's Bacon?
    http://bkarmstrong.blogspot.com/2013/01 ... bacon.html

    bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon Yea! :razz:

    p.s. a very creative use of utensils on that light fixture too!

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    You're welcome, so glad to hear that the timing of my post worked out.

    The signage was on the walls of a little place in Berkley, MI called Coco Fairfield's:
    http://www.cocofairfields.com/photo-gallery.html

    Sorry to say, my breakfast was meatless:
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    A savory waffle filled with sweet red peppers, onions and spinach; and smothered in eggs and Hollandaise sauce.

    Burp!
     
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