A 2 meter and 28 centimeter long Halibut caught. (Might be around 150 kilos)
seriously?... for some reason I got hard time belinving such a giant fish
Where the hell is that guy gonna mount it? That's what I wanna know.
The town of Marysville destroyed in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Australia.
Also a map of areas affected.
173 people died and 414 people were wounded as a result of the bushfires.
Its unbelievable that the cause of some of the fires were arson, and that people actually were scummy enough to loot the remains.
Also this image of Sam the Koala, that became fairly known in Australia.
It would have been fucking terrifying to have been caught in the flames.
Also: it wasn't the fires that killed the most, but the heat wave that preceded them. Houses would catch alight as people were packing up to leave while the flames were still kilometers away, catching the people inside.
Also - proportionately, if it was in the US, and if adjusted for population, it would've killed or injured 8086 people/
The Buncefield fire was a major conflagration caused by a series of explosions on 11 December 2005 at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, an oil storage facility located near the M1 motorway by Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, England. The terminal was the fifth largest oil-products storage depot in the United Kingdom, with a capacity of about 60,000,000 imperial gallons (270 ML) of fuel. The terminal is owned by TOTAL UK Limited (60%) and Texaco (40%).
The first and largest explosion occurred at 06:01 UTC near tank 912, which led to further explosions which eventually overwhelmed 20 large storage tanks. The emergency services announced a major emergency at 06:08 and a fire fighting effort began. The cause of the explosion seems to have been a fuel-air explosion of unusually high strength. The British Geological Survey monitored the event, which measured 2.4 on the Richter scale. News reports described the incident as the biggest of its kind in peacetime Europe and certainly the biggest such explosion in the United Kingdom since the 1974 Flixborough Disaster. The flames had been extinguished by the afternoon of 13 December 2005. However, one storage tank re-ignited that evening, which the fire-fighters left to burn rather than attempt to extinguish it again.
The Health Protection Agency and the Major Incident Investigation Board provided advice to prevent incidents such as these in the future. The primary need is for safety measures to be in place to prevent fuel from exiting the tanks in which it is stored. Added safety measures are needed for when fuel does escape, mainly to prevent it forming a flammable vapour and stop pollutants from poisoning the environment.
I live 2 minutes from this, and let me tell you it was extremely fucking loud, I was only awake for a few minutes (hadn't even hopped out of bed) and BOOM!!!! I looked out of my window and I see this massive cloud of black smoke belowing from the industrial estate. Anyway the industrial estate was completely fucked, warehouses were just reduced to flimsy frames, just baron. They only started to rebuild and restore the building in 2009 to now as well.
Also how creepy is that last photo?
That volcano has the most unpronounceable name in the world.
The most iconic image of the Munich Massacre in 1972
Millions of civilians and soldiers would have died, not to mention the risk of losing the morale of the war weary people at home. The detonations really were the best course of action to take as it saved multiple millions of lives.
The Japanese would have fought to the last man, women and child in they Allies had invaded. While I think the choice of targets was poor, it ultimately saved more lives than it took. Both Allied and Japanese lives
The portal to hell is opened with the incantation of good intentions.
The pressure was felt around the world, but not the sound of it. If a fuckhuge supervolcano decides to erupt violently or we manage to create bombs 50 times bigger than we already have then i assume it would be heard around the world.
Since this seems to be more of a "Historical photo Thread" now, I'll post a few pictures my grandfather took while he was in the rangers in the pacific during WWII.
My grandfather on the right, posing for a photo with a Philippines soldier.
His squad, hanging out on a beach.
squadmate, posing for a photo.
Civilians after the Philippines was liberated.
On a truck to Wakayama, Japan.
Buildings in Kyoto
Souvenir shop in Kyoto
Theater in Kyoto
Pasig River, Manila.
School Children in Wakayama.
My grandfather was one of the soldiers that liberated the university of Santo Tomas. A prison camp for civilians and doctors.
Small graveyard in Santo Tomas
Truck to Wakayama
Sorry for the page dump
Don't apologize, those are fucking fantastic!
please more of those!
was your grand pa an voulunteer or was he forced?
Yep, he was drafted.
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First image of GabeN with a beard.
Apologies if this has already been posted here somewhere, but this is the last photo ever taken with Kodachrome, probably the most loved well-known camera film ever. The last roll was given to Steve McCurry, best known for his National Geographic photo of "The Afghan Girl".
Vanity Fair has a brief article and slideshow showing more from the last roll.