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Giant 150ft Iceberg Is Floating Past Canada, And It’s 50ft Bigger Than The One That Sank Titanic


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A small fishing village on Canada’s East Coast has been hit by a sudden flood of tourists after a 150ft tall iceberg became visible near its shoreline over Easter weekend, and they might have to get used to it.

h/t: boredanda, dailymail


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The bombastic berg has parked near Ferryland, a remote community in Newfoundland famous for “Iceberg alley,” a stretch of its coastal waters which are frequented by Arctic visitors. At a whopping 150 feet tall, the iceberg is even larger than the one that notoriously struck and sank the Titanic in 1912. Though you won’t find Jack and Rose checking out Ferryland’s newest occupant, the village has apparently become jammed up by tourists eager to see it, and photos of the phenomenon are already adding up on social media.


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Since the iceberg has reached shallow water and is currently stagnant, it’s not likely to drift away anytime soon. This could spell out big business for Ferryland, although according to residents interviewed by CBC, the town’s only 2 restaurants don’t open until the 24th of May.


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Giant 150ft Iceberg Is Floating Past Canada, And It’s 50ft Bigger Than The One That Sank Titanic


Reuters

A small fishing village on Canada’s East Coast has been hit by a sudden flood of tourists after a 150ft tall iceberg became visible near its shoreline over Easter weekend, and they might have to get used to it.

h/t: boredanda, dailymail


Reuters

The bombastic berg has parked near Ferryland, a remote community in Newfoundland famous for “Iceberg alley,” a stretch of its coastal waters which are frequented by Arctic visitors. At a whopping 150 feet tall, the iceberg is even larger than the one that notoriously struck and sank the Titanic in 1912. Though you won’t find Jack and Rose checking out Ferryland’s newest occupant, the village has apparently become jammed up by tourists eager to see it, and photos of the phenomenon are already adding up on social media.


Reuters

Since the iceberg has reached shallow water and is currently stagnant, it’s not likely to drift away anytime soon. This could spell out big business for Ferryland, although according to residents interviewed by CBC, the town’s only 2 restaurants don’t open until the 24th of May.


Reuters


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Giant 150ft Iceberg Is Floating Past Canada, And It’s 50ft Bigger Than The One That Sank Titanic


Reuters

A small fishing village on Canada’s East Coast has been hit by a sudden flood of tourists after a 150ft tall iceberg became visible near its shoreline over Easter weekend, and they might have to get used to it.

h/t: boredanda, dailymail


Reuters

The bombastic berg has parked near Ferryland, a remote community in Newfoundland famous for “Iceberg alley,” a stretch of its coastal waters which are frequented by Arctic visitors. At a whopping 150 feet tall, the iceberg is even larger than the one that notoriously struck and sank the Titanic in 1912. Though you won’t find Jack and Rose checking out Ferryland’s newest occupant, the village has apparently become jammed up by tourists eager to see it, and photos of the phenomenon are already adding up on social media.


Reuters

Since the iceberg has reached shallow water and is currently stagnant, it’s not likely to drift away anytime soon. This could spell out big business for Ferryland, although according to residents interviewed by CBC, the town’s only 2 restaurants don’t open until the 24th of May.


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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 models pack no less than 469 horsepower

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The GLC63 S Coupe makes 503 horses.

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People complain about the Chrysler 300 more than any other car

Everybody complains, and a lot of the time, those complaints are about our cars. Here are the cars that get the most, and the least, safety complaints.

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People complain about the Chrysler 300 more than any other car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Miss Universe Contestants Prove Natural Beauty Is Better Than Artificial Beauty

Miss Universe is a yearly international beauty pageant that doesn’t involve anemic models or silicone divas but rather ordinary people like you and me. These girls are naturally beautiful and these “no makeup pictures” prove it. Here: Caris Tiivel, Australia. Designer, 23 years old.

More info: Miss Universe (h/t: brightside)

Rebecca Rath, Belize
Event and restaurant manager, 23 years old

Raquel Pelissier, Haiti
Scientist, 25 years old

Yam Kaspers Anshel, Israel
18 years old

Johanna Acs, Germany
Student, 24 years old

Roshmitha Harimurthy, India
Student, 22 years old

Hildur Maria, Iceland
Flight attendant, 24 years old

Carolina Duran, Costa Rica
Teacher, 27 years old

Jihan Dimack, Tanzania
Secretary, 20 years old

Kushboo Ramnawaj, Mauritania
Scientist, 26 years old

Iris Mittenaere, France
Dentist, 24 years old

Dijana Cvijetic, Switzerland
Model, 23 years old

Connie Jiménez, Ecuador
Engineer, 21 years old

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, South Africa
Goodwill ambassador, 24 years old


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Miss Universe Contestants Prove Natural Beauty Is Better Than Artificial Beauty

Miss Universe is a yearly international beauty pageant that doesn’t involve anemic models or silicone divas but rather ordinary people like you and me. These girls are naturally beautiful and these “no makeup pictures” prove it. Here: Caris Tiivel, Australia. Designer, 23 years old.

More info: Miss Universe (h/t: brightside)

Rebecca Rath, Belize
Event and restaurant manager, 23 years old

Raquel Pelissier, Haiti
Scientist, 25 years old

Yam Kaspers Anshel, Israel
18 years old

Johanna Acs, Germany
Student, 24 years old

Roshmitha Harimurthy, India
Student, 22 years old

Hildur Maria, Iceland
Flight attendant, 24 years old

Carolina Duran, Costa Rica
Teacher, 27 years old

Jihan Dimack, Tanzania
Secretary, 20 years old

Kushboo Ramnawaj, Mauritania
Scientist, 26 years old

Iris Mittenaere, France
Dentist, 24 years old

Dijana Cvijetic, Switzerland
Model, 23 years old

Connie Jiménez, Ecuador
Engineer, 21 years old

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, South Africa
Goodwill ambassador, 24 years old


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More Than Just a Bulletproof Limo: How the President Travels, and Why It Costs $2,614 per Minute

Did you know that the Presidential limousine travels with two pints of the POTUS’s blood type?

Over the years, the Secret Service has had to do the grim math of what procedures to have in place should there be an attack on the Presidential motorcade. This has led to a fascinating array of offensive capabilities, defensive countermeasures and tactical plans. The crazy logistics–which can get the President from the door of the White House to the UN building in New York City in just one hour–are staggering. First off, check out the features of the “more tank than car” Presidential limousine–and its 11 decoys:

The second video is even more interesting, and I’m a little disturbed that this information is public knowledge. This is the breakdown of the motorcade, detailing all of the specialty vehicles and their offensive/defensive roles, then goes into the Presidential aircraft:


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These are the only 9 coupes you can buy for less than $30,000

Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $ 30,000 new. Here's a list.

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These are the only 9 coupes you can buy for less than $30,000

Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $ 30,000 new. Here's a list.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has better highway mileage than Prius

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This year’s Chevrolet Cruze Diesel boosts its highway fuel efficiency to 52 mpg in the stick version, or two mpg better than the Prius’s highway mileage.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has better highway mileage than Prius originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has better highway mileage than Prius

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This year’s Chevrolet Cruze Diesel boosts its highway fuel efficiency to 52 mpg in the stick version, or two mpg better than the Prius’s highway mileage.

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Elon Musk plays ‘Minecraft’ differently than you do

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Turns out Musk wasn’t kidding about The Boring Company.

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The Ford GT is faster than the Ferrari 458 Speciale and McLaren 675LT

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Plus, tidbits about the GT’s trick suspension.

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This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


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This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


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This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


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Tesla misses 2016 delivery target by about 4,000 units, but builds more than ever

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