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Old 11-04-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Some truly awesome and beautiful photos![/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]These Are Some of the Most Amazing Views of Earth You'll Ever See - Wired Science[/SIZE]

Here's one example


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Old 11-04-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Neat photos.

One thing I noticed was in the text of the Everest photo: " Mount Everest, the tallest point on the planet, stands 29,028 feet (8,848 m) tall. Its peak was first conquered in 1935."

What am I missing?
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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wait......"Wired" photos or "Weird" photos?

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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wait......"Wired" photos or "Weird" photos?

They come from Wired Magazine
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Neat photos.

One thing I noticed was in the text of the Everest photo: " Mount Everest, the tallest point on the planet, stands 29,028 feet (8,848 m) tall. Its peak was first conquered in 1935."

What am I missing?
Dyslexia. It was 1953 (looks like they corrected it)

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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[SIZE=4]Not just this, but lots more, but lots more for 2013 @ The Most Mind-Blowing Space Photos of 2013 - Wired Science [/SIZE]
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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Neat photos.

One thing I noticed was in the text of the Everest photo: " Mount Everest, the tallest point on the planet, stands 29,028 feet (8,848 m) tall. Its peak was first conquered in 1935."

What am I missing?
That it has since grown to 29,029 feet?

Or that the writer has dyslexia?
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:39 AM
 
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Those wired photos are absolutely amazing. Seeing Earth from that altitude makes human and all human issues seem trivial. We are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Looking down from high above, we are but grains of sand.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:26 PM
 
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I somehow lost the link I had with this great feature – the reason I haven't posted any for awhile. Here is one:
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