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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » June 30, 2020, 3:56 am

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Olympic facilities, Beijing, China, cost: $47.6 billion (£39.2bn)
Despite conjuring up some haunting scenes, it's not all doom and gloom for Beijing's Olympic venues. The two main venues, the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube aquatics centre, remain popular tourist attractions, which are intended to be reused when the city hosts the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2022.

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar, cost: $4 billion (£3.3bn)
A new capital was built at a rumoured cost of $4 billion (£3.3bn) by the military dictatorship of Myanmar over a 10-year period, finishing in 2012. A vanity project of former leader Than Shwe, the capital is thought to have been moved inland following the advice of an astrologer, who warned of an amphibious US invasion via the former capital Yangon, which is located on the coast.
Myanmar's 'ghost capital' boasts wide boulevards, palatial villas, large public buildings and even a safari park. The only thing it lacks is residents. While official figures put the population at one million, the actual number of residents is close to zero, and the city represents an appalling waste of money.

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On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeats host nation Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup. Brazil came into the tournament as a favorite, and did not disappoint, thrilling the world with their spectacular play, which was often referred to as the “beautiful game.”
The star of the tournament was an undersized midfielder named Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known the world over as Pelé. Edson, the son of a professional footballer called Dodhino, was named for the American inventor, Thomas Edison. His mother, having watched her husband struggle to earn money in the game, discouraged Pelé from playing football. Pelé's will won out, and at 14 he was discovered by de Brito, a former Brazilian team member, who took the young scorer under his wing. Pelé earned his first cap with the national team at 16, and made his debut on the international stage at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden at 17 years old.



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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 1, 2020, 5:46 am

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2003 June 29
On June 29, 2003, Katharine Hepburn—a four-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress and one of the greatest screen legends of Hollywood’s golden era—dies of natural causes at the age of 96, at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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Cereal: $13
Cereal has long been a pantry staple. As far as breakfast goes, not much else is cheaper or easier. But General Mills decided to see if it could boost cereal sales by removing the “cheap” part from the equation, releasing a cereal that retails for $13 a box, CNBC reported. Its Morning Summit cereal is aimed at the health-conscious consumer and is made from premium ingredients that include almonds, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries and dried cranberries. Or, you could skip the “healthy” cereal and buy a box of Honey Nut Cheerios for less than $3.

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Ice Cubes: $325
Apparently even ice can be luxurious. Gläce Luxury Ice is “the world’s leading premium drink-ice brand” known for its “zero-taste” ice. According to the Gläce Luxury Ice website, “traditional machine-ice, generally made with local tap water, may contain upwards of 150 impurities and carcinogens, resulting in poor-tasting and potentially unhealthy ice. In contrast, Gläce Ice is an engineered product protected in a resealable package, ensuring a sanitary chain of custody from origin to enjoyment.”

A case of 50 of its premium ice cubes sells for $325 — but you can forgo that and make ice cubes at home for free.

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Toilet: $13,870
You can literally flush money down the toilet by purchasing the Neorest 750H Dual Flush Toilet, which costs nearly $14,000. It does come with some fancy bells and whistles that almost justify the insane price tag, however: It’s self-cleaning and also features a heated seat, deodorizer and warm water sprays.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 2, 2020, 5:50 am

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Musashi named after the former Japanese province, was one of three Yamato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), beginning in the late 1930s. The Yamato-class ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing almost 72,000 long tons (73,000 t) fully loaded and armed with nine 46-centimetre (18.1 in) main guns. Their secondary armament consisted of four 15.5-centimetre (6.1 in) triple-gun turrets formerly used by the Mogami-class cruisers. They were equipped with six or seven floatplanes to conduct reconnaissance
Musashi was sunk by an estimated 19 torpedo and 17 bomb hits from American carrier-based aircraft on 24 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over half of her crew was rescued. Her wreck was located in March 2015 by a team of researchers employed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


Someome somewhere buys these things. Why one asks????
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Bookends: $725
Bookends can add a little extra flair to your bookshelf — but they can cost a lot extra if you opt for this particular set. These “dome bookends” are part of artist Rodrigo Bravo’s Monolith Series, and they are carved from Combarbalita, a volcanic stone found in his native Chile. Still, $725 seems like a lot for something that serves no other purpose than sitting on a shelf.

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Coffee: $249
If you think Starbucks is overpriced, you’re in for a jolt. Kopi luwak coffee might be the most expensive coffee you can get — and it’s made from animal droppings, specifically those of the civet. A standard-sized bag (12.3 ounces) of this nontraditional coffee will set you back $249.

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Whiskey: $5,560
If you spring for a bottle of the Macallan Master Decanter Series M whiskey, you’d better savor every sip. This single malt whiskey, which was aged for up to 73 years, sells for $5,559.99.

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Razor: $100,000
For $13, you can get a Gillette ProGlide razor with two blade refills; for $100,000 you can get the Zafirro Iridium razor, which boasts that it was designed by experts in the fields of rocket engine manufacturing, nanotechnology and particle physics. It’s the first razor to be made with sapphire blades, and it also features a handle centerpiece made from 99.95% pure iridium and platinum hexagonal screws.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 3, 2020, 5:57 am

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Bedsheet: $1,691
Getting a good night’s sleep is said to be priceless, but the cost of this flat sheet might challenge that. The SFERRA Giza 45 Seta flat sheet is “crafted with the world’s finest and rarest Egyptian cotton” and retails for $1,691 for a individual-size sheet. That’s just for the flat sheet — if you add a individual-size fitted sheet, that’s an extra $1,585, and it’s an extra $557 for each standard-size pillowcase.

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Stroller: $3,999
Baby care items are a huge business, and some items are just unnecessarily overpriced. Take, for example, the Silver Cross Balmoral Hand-Crafted Pram Stroller, which sells for $3,999. The handmade stroller features a chrome chassis, hand-stitched fabrics and hand-painted detailing.

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By 1950, at age 22, Shirley Temple had officially retired from acting. She proceeded to leave Hollywood behind for politics.
By the time Temple was 12 years old, she had appeared in 43 different films. But just 10 years later, at age 22, she retired from film altogether, drastically changing her career path.

Temple ran for Congress in 1967, but lost. However, just two years later she was appointed to represent the US at the United Nations. She then became the US ambassador to Ghana in 1974, holding the position until 1976, when she was appointed chief of protocol of the US, a position she held for a year.

She returned to diplomacy in 1989 when she was appointed by President Reagan as the ambassador to Czechoslovakia until 1992.
Temple passed away in 2014 at age 85, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 4, 2020, 6:43 am

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What ever happened to the officer that ignored the warning report of the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor?
Lt. Kermit Tyler of the USAAF survived the war, retired as a Lt. Colonel, and lived to be 96 years of age.

As the ‘duty officer’ manning the telephone that the US Army’s two radar-set operators called to report their ‘blip’ on the morning of 7 December 1941, Tyler was a young fighter pilot who had been given only a basic walk-through of how to act as a duty officer for the air operations post. Training in how to deal with unusual reports from the Army’s radar system hadn’t been provided - the system was so new and experimental that it hadn’t yet been integrated into the Army Air Force’s standard operating procedures.

In other words, while the radar system did indeed detect the incoming Japanese attack, the Army Air Force HQ on Oahu had nearly zero effective means (especially on a peacetime Sunday morning) of being able to interpret that ‘blip’ as a hostile attack, as distinct from the flight of Army B-17s expected from the US Mainland that morning, or from any other type of air traffic. Tyler could only be expected to correctly intuit that ‘blip’ as an incoming hostile air raid by virtue of 20/20 hindsight.

Thus Tyler would be exonerated by a board of inquiry, though he would live with second-guessing and emotionally-charged letters from strangers for the rest of his life.

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According to the World Meteorological Organization, a record 1,825 mm (71.8 in) of rain fell in 24 hours at Foc-Foc (elevation: 2,990 m; 9,810 ft) on the French island territory of Réunion in the Indian Ocean on 7–8 January 1966. The event occurred during the passage of tropical cyclone Denise.

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Most rain in one hour
13.8"
Central West Virginia
Year 1943

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Mosquito Prevention

Garlic
This method might ward off people as well as mosquitoes. Having warned you about that we can confirm that eating a lot of garlic will cause your pores to excrete a smell of garlic. Because of this, you will smell less like human and the mosquitoes will be less tempted to come at you.

Cloves
Besides lavender, mosquitoes also hate the smell of cloves. You can fill a bowl with water and add some cloves to this. Place this on a table or on your nightstand and the nasty buggers will stay away and bug you a lot less.
The fan
Mosquitoes aren’t able to fly very well when it’s windy. Even a light breeze is too much for them already. You can definitely use this weakness against them: just turn on the fan! Try aiming the fan downwards a little because the mosquitoes will try to fly a little lower to avoid the breeze.

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