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    A spider that blends into a flower attacking a fly that looks like a wasp.

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    great thread, interesting, inoffensive, informative, no bitching, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    no bitching, yet
    ...yet...

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    The White House is seen reflected inside of a raindrop

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    The best farming land was reserved for whites, so she was given a barren plot. Oil was soon discovered there & she became the country's first black millionaire.
    Bet that pissed them off no end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    great thread, interesting, inoffensive, informative, no bitching, yet.

    Quality post, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
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    In 1913, Sarah Rector, a 10-year-old black girl received a land allotment of 160 acres in Oklahoma. The best farming land was reserved for whites, so she was given a barren plot. Oil was soon discovered there & she became the country's first black millionaire.






    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Bet that pissed them off no end!
    https://teakdoor.com/arts-and-entert...ml#post4040962 (Portraits. People from any time any place.)


    Interesting story. Was legally declared white.

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    Of course.

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    Colonel Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs. He was a lawyer who assaulted his client in court. After multiple failed restaurants and businesses, he started Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65 years old.







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    Aerial view of the flowers left by mourners outside Kensington Palace after the death of Princess Diana, 1997.







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    A group of baby gharials perched on the mother's head on the Chambal River in India.

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    Powerful photo of a female mountain gorilla mourning her baby. As of 2020, there are only 880 mountain gorillas left.

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    ^That would bring tears to anyone's eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
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    Natural vs. artificial selection
    We have caused many problems with artificial selection. The British bulldog a case in point. I was told that the american bulldog was more like the original old british bulldog before breeders turned it into a pug nosed animal with a nasal condition. Does anyone know if that is true?
    BTW top thread TC.

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    The Statue of Unity in India is the tallest in the world. It's around twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and five times the size of Christ The Redeemer.







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    The statue must've cost a fortune. They could've at least dressed him in an Armani suit, a silk tie and some italian leather shoes, rather than the latest in homeless wear.

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    George Foreman named his five kids George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. When Larry King asked him why, he replied "Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield...you let them hit you on the head and see how many names you can think of."






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    2,000 years later, a Roman Bathhouse is still in use in Kenchela, Algeria.







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    The Serpentine Swimming Club, the oldest swimming club in Britain, is an all year round open air swimming club. The club is open every day of the year and on Saturday morning handicap races are held at 08:00 throughout the year. Wetsuits are not permitted for the races. The most well known of the races is the "Peter Pan Christmas Day Race". During winter months the water temperature is very low and the lake does occasionally freeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
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    George Foreman named his five kids George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. When Larry King asked him why, he replied "Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield...you let them hit you on the head and see how many names you can think of."







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    A bee stinger vs. the point of a needle under a microscope.

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    King George V was euthanized with fatal doses of morphine and cocaine on his deathbed. They wanted the announcement to be ''in the morning papers rather than the less appropriate evening journals.''

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    When Jonas Salk created the Polio vaccine and saved millions of lives, he declined to patent his discovery. When asked why he said: "Could you patent the sun?" Forbes estimated that he gave up an estimated $7 billion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    When Jonas Salk created the Polio vaccine and saved millions of lives, he declined to patent his discovery. When asked why he said: "Could you patent the sun?" Forbes estimated that he gave up an estimated $7 billion.
    Several research companies are also going to release the c-19 vaccine at cost when they've developed it and those that won't are being asked to by governments to do so.

    Philanthropy? Has it disappeared?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Powerful photo of a female mountain gorilla mourning her baby. As of 2020, there are only 880 mountain gorillas left.
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    ^That would bring tears to anyone's eyes.
    Are you sure or is it just anthropomorphism?

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