The Weird Shaped Trees Of Axel Erlandson

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    The Weird Shaped Trees Of Axel Erlandson



    Axel Erlandson (December 15, 1884 – April 28, 1964) was a Swedish American farmer who shaped trees as a hobby, and opened a horticultural attraction in 1947 advertised as "See the World's Strangest Trees Here," and named "The Tree Circus."
    The trees appeared in the column of Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not! twelve times. Erlandson sold his attraction shortly before his death. The trees were moved to Gilroy Gardens in 1985....

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    The Week in Pictures: September 14 – September 20 2013 (62 Photos)

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 3598, Fact
    The Week in Pictures: September 14 – September 20 2013 (62 Photos)



    [Bikini fitness] competitors stand on the podium during a bodybuilding contest in Zhengzhou, Henan province, September 16th, 2013. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)...

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    Pirate-Themed Scanner a Hit at NYC Hospital

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2732, Fact
    Pirate-Themed Scanner a Hit at NYC Hospital



    The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian recently installed a new CT scanner in their radiology testing room, but what separates the machine from others of its kind is that it is designed in the likeness of a pirate ship. Being that the facility is designated for medical testing on children, the hospital opted for a playful piece of equipment when it came time to replace their old medical apparatus....

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 14 – September 20 2013

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 14 – September 20 2013



    It's a 30-day-old Echidna baby, known as a [puggle] – one of only 24 ever bred in captivity. The proud parents are Tippy and Pickle of Australia Zoo. The tiny baby, whose sex has not yet been identified, hatched from a soft egg and will continue to develop and nurse inside Tippy's warm pouch. (Photo by Australia Zoo/Rex/Sipa Press)...

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    Robbie Cooper – Immersion

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 3681, Fact
    Robbie Cooper – Immersion



    Robbie Cooper is a British artist working in photography, video and 3D. In 2008 he began his project ‘Immersion’ in which he filmed people’s faces as they watched TV, played video games and using the internet. His images have been of interest to me because they link to how playing video games affects your behaviour out of the game. I think that there is a definite link between gaming and behaviour. I think violent games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty do affect behaviour and can be linked to criminality....

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 7 – September 14 2013

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 7 – September 14 2013



    This bat gives a cheeky smile as he gobbles down his food at Singapore Zoo, on September 10, 2013. (Photo by Benny Iskander/HotSpot Media)...

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    2014 Miss America

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    2014 Miss America



    Miss America 2014 contestants compete in the bathing suit competition on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)...

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    [Battle of Areces]

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    [Battle of Areces]



    [The Spanish Civil War (The Crusade among Nationalists, Fourth Carlist War among Carlists, The Rebellion or Uprising among Republicans) was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. An estimated total of 500,000 people lost their lives as a consequence of the War]. – Wikipedia. Photo: Actors take part in a re-enactment of the [Battle of Areces] that took place during the Spanish Civil War, in Grullos, north of Spain, September 14, 2013. The re-enactment of the historic 1937 battle was organised by the Frente del Nalon Association. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)...

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    Costa Concordia Upright

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 3333, Fact
    Costa Concordia Upright



    A general view showing the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia in an upright position after the salvage operations in Giglio island, Italy, 17 September 2013. Salvage crews pulled off a major engineering feat when they straightened the listed Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks it had been wedged against for the past 20 months. The delicate operation took 19 hours and was completed at 4 am (0200 GMT). The vessel ran aground near the island of Giglio, in Tuscany, in an accident that made world-wide news. (Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA)...

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    Ice Road Truckers

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3988, Fact
    Ice Road Truckers



    Ice Road Truckers is a reality television series that premiered on History on June 17, 2007. It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers in remote Arctic territories in Canada and Alaska. Later series were focused on Alaska's improved but still remote Dalton Highway which is mainly snow covered solid ground....

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