when something merge with stories
The Utopia flying machines. full of dream, full of joy, full of possibility.
Utopian 乌托邦 ? follow them or Dystopia ?
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WHAT IS THIS SPHERE FOR ?
The Disney Epcot Center dome is made entirely of triangles, which keep it very strong.
EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a Utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney, often interchanging “city” and “community.” In Walt Disney’s words: “EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry.
艾波卡特是美國佛羅里達州奧蘭多華特迪士尼世界度假區里的一個主題公園， 它是該度假區內的第二座主題公園，艾波卡特在1982年10月1日開啟，當時叫做EPCOT Center，在迪士尼動物王國開啟前，以面積計算，艾波卡特是全世界最大的迪士尼樂園。
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A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E.
What is the biggest storm in the world ?
Typhoon Tip/ Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Strongest Storm on Earth?
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The magnetic pole model: two opposing poles, North (+) and South (−), separated by a distance d produce an H-field (lines).
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The first stamp, the penny black, became available for purchase 1 May 1840, to be valid as of 6 May 1840. Two days later, 8 May 1840, the two pence blue was introduced. Both stamps exhibit an engraving of the young Queen Victoria, neither bearing perforations, as the first stamps were separated from their sheets by cutting mechanisms (e.g. scissors).
Have you designed your own for hong kong yet ?
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Koh-I-Noor means as “Mountain of Light” from Persian. It’s a 105 carat (21.6 grams) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world.
Koh-I-Noor diamond is Unestimated and Priceless
The diamond is set in the crown of the late Queen Mother and is on display with the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
Queen Alexandra was the first Queen Consort to use the diamond in her crown, followed by Queen Mary and then Queen Elizabeth, the Consort of King George VI.
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WILL IT COMFORT YOU ?
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Do you like HARIBO ?
***Do you wanna customize some candy for your own?
Haribo is one of the biggest manufacturers of gummy and jelly sweets in the world, with its products mainly consisting of gummy bears, other jelly sweets and liquorice. There are five factories in Germany and 13 throughout the rest of Europe. There are sales offices in almost every country in Europe as well as in the United States and Australia.
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NO MORE FISH ? WHEN ?
The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.
That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.
The study by Boris Worm, PhD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, — with colleagues in the U.K., U.S., Sweden, and Panama — was an effort to understand what this loss of ocean species might mean to the world.
The researchers analyzed several different kinds of data. Even to these ecology-minded scientists, the results were an unpleasant surprise.
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Do you like warning sign?
General warning signs are used in instances in which the particular hazard, obstacle or condition is not covered by a standard sign.
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UFO and the Blue Book
On December 17, 1969, the Secretary of the Air Force announced the termination of Project BLUE BOOK, the Air Force program for the investigation of UFOS.
From 1947 to 1969, a total of 12, 618 sightings were reported to Project BLUE BOOK. Of these 701 remain “Unidentified.” The project was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, whose personnel no longer receive, document or investigate UFO reports.
The decision to discontinue UFO investigations was based on an evaluation of a report prepared by the University of Colorado entitled, “Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects;” a review of the University of Colorado’s report by the National Academy of Sciences; past UFO studies and Air Force experience investigating UFO reports during the 40s, ’50s, and ’60s.
從1947年到1969年，共有12,618的目擊報告，以藍皮書計劃。這些701仍然“不明”。該項目是總部設在賴特 – 帕特森空軍基地，其人員不再接收，文件或調查的UFO報告。
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Do you think Santa Claus who is really living in this world ? or just a dream / imagination of a child ? why do we have christmas ? why do we care about him so much ???
picture from : Runners dressed as Santa Claus take part in the 2010 Santa Dash in Liverpool, England, on December 5, 2010. The annual race sees thousands of competitors run the 5km course through the streets of the city center.
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With the announcement of The Dubai Eye recently, set to be the world’s largest Ferris Wheel.
The Dubai Eye, Bluewaters Island, UAE
Stands: 688 ft.
Built: Expected to open New Year’s Eve 2015
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Would you mind to open a magic underground restaurant in hong kong ?
Magic (sometimes referred to as stage magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic) is a performing art that entertains audiences by staging tricks or creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects, or illusions.
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Have you heard about carbon filament lamp ?
They are the first generation of light bulb. They can last around 1200 hours .
In a halogen lamp, filament evaporation is prevented by a chemical process that redeposits metal vapor onto the filament, extending its life. The light bulb is supplied with electrical current by feed-through terminals or wires embedded in the glass.
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13TH APRIL marks the anniversary of the first phone call made in the world by Telephone inventor “Alexander Graham Bell” in 1892.
If you are asked to call to say hi.. who you will call?
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On December 17, 1903 history was made at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The worlds first airplane was made, and she had her maiden flight that same day.
The plane was made of wood, fabric, and metal tubing, that was commonly seen in bicycles. But when this is all the materials you have at the time you make the best of the situation, which the Wright Brothers did.
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- Anthracite coal
- Rough ebony wood
- A black truffle from Périgord, France
- A blackberry
What kind of black make you think of ?
the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.
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Punk often displays aggression, rebellion, and individualism but they also can be very luxury and elegant. Dun you think so ? VW
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Has technology failed us?
No amount of gadgets can replace the level of interaction that you experience when communicating face to face with a person.
( Reference: The first Apple Computer built by Steve Jobs and friends in the garage. )
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The work of the world’s first filmmaker, Eadweard Muybridge
the motion of somethings
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sth we need to know about :
On average we use 168 plastic water bottles each per year.
We spend on average $588.00 on water bottles each year
It takes 700 years before plastic bottles start to decompose, and can take up to 1000 years to fully decompose
Approximately 86% of plastic bottles aren’t recycled in USA, in NZ it’s 78%
Approximately 1500 bottles end up in land fills and the ocean…….every second
60 million plastic water bottles are used each day in the US alone, 30 Million in Europe, more than 100 million world wide every day
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The word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, meaning “through smoke.” Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians.
The oldest perfumes date back more than 4,000 years. The perfumes were discovered in an ancient perfumery. At least 60 stills, mixing bowls, funnels and perfume bottles were found in the 43,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) factory. In ancient times people used herbs and spices, like almond, coriander, myrtle, conifer resin, bergamot, as well as flowers, especially lily .
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What are these ?
Look like virus, but these are very important for us to detect sound and maintain the balance of our body.
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WILL YOU FORGET THIS CASSETTE ? WILL YOU FORGET THIS CASSETTE ?
The Compact Cassette or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is a magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. Compact cassettes come in two forms, either already containing content as a pre-recorded cassette, or as fully recordable “blank” cassette. It was designed originally for dictation machines, but improvements in fidelity led the Compact Cassette to supplant the Stereo 8-track cartridge and reel-to-reel tape recording in most non-professional applications.
I still have a memory of singing alone with a cassette tape recorder, listen to it thousand times with a earphone on two sides!
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Are you scared to be your own self ?
Do not be afraid to be different. Every man is born to do something unique and something distinctive, and if we do not do it, it will never be done.
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The Giant Swiss Army Knife is 8.75 inches wide, and weighs 0.9 kilograms. Not surprisingly, it beat all comers in the Most Functions on a Penknife in the 2008 Guinness Book of Records.
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What happened to this cat with its Obsession going ?
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a special print reveal your identification.
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Twenty-five years ago an autism diagnosis was a 1 in 10,000 chance. Today, 1 in 100 children will be diagnosed with autism.
The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum.
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“ ……朕宜以曌為名……特創制一十二字，率先百辟，上有依於古體，下有改於新文，庶保可久之基，方表還淳之意。…… ”
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Science ROCKs _ who am i ?
1) Newton-Leibnitz formula 2) gravitation law 3 )”Newtonian reflector”
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A stolen life – Jaycee Dugard
In the summer of June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.
For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim, I simply survived an intolerable situation.
A time limit or deadline is a narrow field of time
“The quality of our relationships is intimately linked to our emotional wellbeing,”
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love is a murder
With life comes pain, but pain comes love.
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Never ever forget this terrorist attack 911
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Who is the longest life in the world ?
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HOW MANY TYPES OF TEARS DO WE HAVE ?
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Will you pick it up on the street ?
10 cent is the smallest value of coin in hong kong
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any experience of someone cuts ahead of you in line. Have you?
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When darkness falls
And surrounds you.
When you fall down,
When you’re scared
And you’re lost. Be brave,
I’m coming to hold you now.
” Muse – Follow Me “
The song was released as the third single off The 2nd Law on 7 December 2012, just over two months after the album was released.
Will you all sit in front of the computer for every things ?
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The most expensive photograph, Rhein II .
Rhein II is a photograph made by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in 1999.In 2011, a print was auctioned for $4.3 million (then £2.7m), making it the most expensive photograph ever sold.
The photograph was produced as the second (and largest) of a set of six depicting the River Rhine. In the image, the Rhine flows horizontally across the field of view, between green fields, under an overcast sky.
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Hong Kong living cubicles
With more than 7 million people packed into 426 square miles of land, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
The city is essentially bursting at the seams, which means the only option for accomodating the ever increasing demand for housing is to build up.
The result is vast, hyper-functional architecture that pushes urban density to its limits.
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Stop discrimination against special needs
- Realistic competition is driven by self-interest and is aimed at obtaining material resources (e.g., food, territory, customers) for the in-group(e.g., favouring an in-group in order to obtain more resources for its members, including the self).
- Social competition is driven by the need for self-esteem and is aimed at achieving a positive social status for the in-group relative to comparable out-groups(e.g., favouring an in-group in order to make it better than an out-group).
- Consensual discrimination is driven by the need for accuracy and reflects stable and legitimate intergroup status hierarchies(e.g., favouring a high-status in-group because it is high status).
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A love–hate relationship is an interpersonal relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate – something particularly common when emotions are intense.
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Graffiti and hip hopHip hop graffiti is a means of self-expression and creativity rather than a way of gang demonstration. In the mid-1970s new music and dance forms emerged in Bronx and Brooklyn as a result of experimentation of black youth with new sounds, and neighborhood block parties. With the emergence of DJ’ing and breakdancing, graffiti pieces involved highly stylish letter-forms drawn with markers, or puzzling, multi-colorful spray paint murals on walls, buildings, and subways.
“Lucky Strike Green has gone to war”
Famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy was challenged by company president George Washington Hill to improve the existing green and red package, with a $50,000 bet at stake. Loewy changed the background from green to white, making it more attractive to women as well as cutting printing costs by eliminating the need for green dye. He also placed the Lucky Strike target logo on both sides of the package, a move that increased both visibility and sales. Hill paid off the bet.
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Silence is a war crime.
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“How can two people hate so much without knowing each other?”
― Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke
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Dadaism Art – Marcel Duchamp – ‘L.H.O.O.Q.’ 1919
Dadaism was an art style that sprung up as a reaction to the brutality of WWI. The artwork was designed to be displeasing and ugly, and to alter the ideas of normal. Dada artists ridiculed their culture with absurd drawings, performances, and sculptures. German Dadaists created the first substantial body of Dada artwork in the form of photo collages, reacting the suffering their country was suffering after the war.
The idea behind Dadaism was to make society aware of themselves and what they were doing. Their artwork mirrored the world they were living, in the ugly world that was after World War One. Dada artwork condemned the nationalist and capitalist ideals that started the war in the first place, and attacked government and society for the way they behaved.
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Facts & Info about the Statue of Liberty:
She stands at the entrance of New York harbor . . . a 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a torch on-high.
“Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of American Independence.
American name is the ‘Statue of Liberty’ and she adorns not only New York’s harbor, but also Swan Ally Island in the Seine River in Paris and also Paris’ Luxembourg Gardens.
Yes, there are three Lady Liberties! They are all symbols of friendship, freedom and peace between the US and France.
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Chinese revolution first shot – M1896 Mauser pistol-style police-type
German Mauser arsenal manufacturing. Caliber 7.63 mm, the deformation is M1896 type gun, muzzle velocity 400 m / s, the effective range of 50 meters, 10 rounds Fixed magazine feeding.
In 1958, to meet the 10th anniversary of founding of new China, the CMC decided to build Chinese People’s Revolutionary Military Museum, the Zhu Junbo Mauser pistol transfer.
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Sayings of Jesus on the cross :
1. Forgiveness, 2. Salvation, 3. Relationship, 4. Abandonment, 5. Distress, 6. Triumph and 7. Reunion.
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Ernesto “Che” Guevara ; June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author,guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture.
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Rebellious Slave is a 2.15m high marble statue by Michelangelo, dated to 1513. It is one of the ‘Prisoners’, the series of unfinished sculptures for the tomb of Pope Julius II. It is now held in the Louvre inParis.
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