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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug CANNOT WAIT!!!!!! AHHHHH SO EXCITED!!!!

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A one ton Eagle model from The Hobbit trilogy that was hung on the ceiling of a…

from Condé Nast Traveler

10 of the World's Greatest Ruins

Petra, JordanRemember the Canyon of the Crescent Moon in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? It was…

"Achaean cult in Knossos, 15-14th Century BC", Giuseppe Rava. It is believed that Achaean warriors from the Mycenean Greek mainland conquered Minoan Crete in about 1400 BC, possibly following an earthquake and tidal wave that wiped out Cretan naval defences. Certainly Linear B Greek was introduced to Crete at this time, and traditional Minoan artistic themes were replaced by more martial themes and representations. Coinciding as this did with the collapse of the Minoan political order, this…

from Gizmodo

Gigantor Lives!

The statue of Gigantor was completed near Shin-Nagata station in Kobe. The statue was built in an area of Kobe that was badly damaged during the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. The statue is being seen as a sign of the area’s recovery.

from Mail Online

Nasa blames a 'glitch' on image showing huge spikes in carbon monoxide

A satellite image that claims to show a spike in carbon monoxide has been doing the rounds on social media. Some people are warning that the spike, which is seen on February the 27th over the West Coast, could cause an earthquake in the region. The supposed spike in carbon dioxide is shown in purple

from the Guardian

Why Haiti deserves visitors

Five years after Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, tourists are slowly returning – to find a raw and vibrant Caribbean country steeped in voodoo, slavery and rare native art

Small Wild Goose Pagoda was built between 707–709, during the Tang Dynasty under Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (r 705–710). The pagoda stood 45 m (147 ft) until the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake. The earthquake shook the pagoda and damaged it so that it now stands at a height of 43 m (141 ft) with fifteen levels of tiers.

Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled a restored colossal statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an

from Polyvore

"Was that an earthquake or did you just rock my world?"

"Was that an earthquake or did you just rock my world?", created by moomoofan1972 on Polyvore