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Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1 / Schwertschlucker

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"An anatomical miracle that appeared for 15 days in Berlin theaters and for 1 month in Circus Schumann – With x-ray and photograph."

A talented member of Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1 demonstrates his gift for sword swallowing by downing a Hirschfänger – a long, double-edged hunting knife used to kill deer and boar.


By ✠ drakegoodman ✠

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The Simple Spaceship Chart

A while ago I ran into a box of old spaceships of mine in our cellar, I photographed a few of them and thought it would be nice to document them all while at it. I found a total of 11 spaceships (not including the numerous LEGO ships) in our house, most are my oldies, a couple of them belong to the kid. I shot all of them straight from the bow to capture their character.

After I had photographed them all I thought they’d look great in a poster, I added some trendy graphic noise to go with it. I think it turned out allright.

There’s an Avanaut Facebook page for those who like liking such things.

UPDATE (August 18): There’s a typo on the poster (Calactica instead of Galactica, bummer!), but I’m not going to fix it, as replacing the image would sever link between this and some of the pages it has been posted to. Maybe later. Also, I’m aware that the snowspeeder is not a "spaceship", but I thought it would pass just this once. And yes, the relative size of the ships varies, they’re not in the same scale, in my mind it just looked better this way. :)

By Avanaut

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Earliest known photograph of someone using an iPhone (Beta ver.) / M.W. Kp. 576 (?)

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Saxon non-commissioned officers Hartmann, Pfau and one other, possibly from a Minenwerfer company if one looks at the high number on their shoulder-straps (576), outside their dugout sometime around 1916.

There were around 700 Minenwerfer companies, most manned by the infantry and a lesser percentage by pioneers.

By drakegoodman

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