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Man enjoys surfing? So do swans! Person of 2013: Pope #1, Snowden #2; Legend Lady Chang'e and Jade Rabbit (solar-powered rover)


Mick Fanning at the Pipe Masters this week

Absolutely amazing: black swans frolicking off shore near Gold Coast, catching waves in and out

Forbes "Pope Francis Is Time's Person Of Year 2013; Snowden Is No. 2"
Time Person of the Year
uk.Reuters - "He is a strange guy," Putin said of Snowden, "I don't get what he is thinking." "Basically he doomed himself to a pretty difficult life. What will he do next, I don't even imagine. But it's clear now that we won't give him away, he should feel safe here." Snowden flew to Moscow from Hong Kong in June and got stuck in the transit zone after US revoked his passport and urged countries not to let him pass.
Chinese Moon Rover Yu Tu (Jade Rabbit)
Chang E and Jade Rabbit
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Myths. 'Solar eclipse: Nov3' 'Google's massive barge' 'whats so funny' 'ghostly coldest place in universe' 'eyes w/ great sight'

in Albuquerque
Myths and legends around the world attempt to explain solar eclipses, such as the one above in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Here’s the much-talked-about barge in San Francisco Bay.


What's so funny?

coldest place in the universe
ALMA reveals ghostly shape of coldest place in the universe

coldest place in the universe
Look Into The Eyes with Great Sight

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Solar Eclipse Myths From Around the World
People around the world, and through time, have come up with many a tale to explain the sun's disappearance.
This Sunday, November 3 - people in equatorial Africa will be treated to a rare view of a total solar eclipse. Those living on the eastern North American coast, northern South America, southern Europe, or the Middle East, will get to see a partial solar eclipse.

Google's massive mystery barge
There are two mysterious structures built on barges, one in San Francisco Bay, the other in Maine’s Portland Harbor.  read more »

Fun in Expression. Photos. 'Lit Nobel to Alice Munro, 82' 'elephants get point' 'surprisingly simple robots' 'longest talkathon'


"Literature Nobel to Alice Munro, 82"


"elephants get the point of pointing"


"surprisingly simple robots"



"let's share"


"longest talkathlon"



“how do I look?”

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Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, 82, wins Nobel Prize in literature
"When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are read, admired and respected around the globe. I'm so thrilled to be chosen as this year's Nobel Prize for Literature recipient. I hope it fosters further interest in all Canadian writers. I also hope that this brings further recognition to the short story form."  read more »

Photos: "still alive?" "defying gravity" "chicken farm" "vinegar cancer test" "female martial artist" "goth festival"...

matador gored by bullNimes Pentecost Feria, France: brave French matador Juan Leal vs. bull

bridge collapse: into river but atop the car
Luck. Atop a car that fell into the Skagit River: the I-5 bridge collapse

 Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2013Defies Gravity. ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finals: 20May2013

Chicken Farm, Pennsylvania
chickens provide the fertilizer on this Pennsylvania farm: the Chesapeake Bay

a simple vinegar test for cancer
simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by 1/3: study of 150,000 women

Left: visitors of a Wave-Gothic meeting arriving in Leipzig, Germany; Right: martial artist Michelle Yeoh stunning at 2009 premiere of Vengeance
(L) Martial artist Michelle Yeoh stunned in a sexy nude Roberto Cavalli gown at the 2009 premiere of Vengeance. (R) Wave and Goth Festival: Leipzig, Germany;

Roger Federer at the French Open
Roger Federer set a new standard of excellence in men's tennis: 2013 French Open  read more »

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