Fascinating pictures from around the world - Many more on the links below.

Fascinating pictures

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Oops ... military accidents..
Series of photos and videos of some military accidents mostly accidents with tanks

Canadian artillery fire howitzer in Afghanistan
Members of Canada's 2nd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery fire their 155mm howitzer in support of front line troops during a mission at the forward operating base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Man that's a dusty place!

Iraqi soldiers practice killing cucumbers
I am sure these are great skills for killing cucumbers that are attacking a prone person or something Iraqi police recruit is blindfolded as he performs with a sword to cut off the recruit's cucumber, on his abdomen, during the presentation of their skills at their graduation ceremony

Giant Chinese stone eggs found
Road workers dig up giant stone eggs I think if they are natural you can find them elsewhere as well A large number of "stone eggs" were recently discovered along with a copper sword at a construction site in Bandeng Hill and Zhanlong Hill, Gongxi Town of Hunan Province

The Toy Yoda prize
I could imagine some hostess being utterly pissed off thinking she had won a Toyota, when it was merely a "Toy Yoda" A former Hooters waitress has sued the restaurant where she worked, saying she was promised a new Toyota for winning a beer sales contest Instead she won a new toy Yoda

Worldpress photos since 1955
All the winning pictures since 1955 from Worldpress Very interesting images This is a familiar yet powerful image Drawn by gunfire, Adams watched South Vietnamese soldiers bring a Viet Cong captive to a street corner, where he assumed he would be interrogated Instead,

The magic tap
The magic tap, which appears to float in the sky with an endless supply of water In actuality, there is a pipe hidden in the stream of water I don't know anything else about the picture, but the construction is facinating and is easy to make,

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Supermarket trolley art
Someone is going to have a lot of work to do when they get in : The potential for more artforms is unlimited

A loo with a view
A unique public toilet in Houston with the view of it from the outside, and from the inside

National Geographic's best pic of the year
Camels at dusk

 

Amazing Aurora Occurrence over Iowa
Alerted to conditions ripe for aurora, photographer Stan Richard recorded this apparition over Saylorville Lake, near Des Moines, Iowa, USA

 

Bull terrier vrs porcupine
Unbelievable pictures of what happens to a pit-bull after tangling with a porcupine!

 

The Acorn Woodpecker
Drills holes in dead trees and plugs them with an acorn!

So who fell for the old - cute little ducklings - trick?
Bag robbing duck con exposed! Mother duck leads her delinquent ducklings into a life of crime!

Strange frilled shark found off Japan
The Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, south of Tokyo, was alerted by a fisherman at a nearby port on Sunday that he had spotted an odd-looking eel-like creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth

Giant sinkhole in Guatemala swallows houses and people
A giant 330 foot sinkhole opened before dawn Friday, swallowing several homes and a truck

Plane accidently fires missile
An aircraft on a carrier accidently fires a missile which seems to skid along the deck I wonder how it ended up

Disturbing and unusual pictures
Some of these are fascinating, some are disturbing, all tell a story. Many more on the link.

 

 

Gas bottle explodes on small island causes massive destruction
Massive in a relative sort of way. The blast caused an inferno that leapt from hut to hut

Never carry open paint cans in your car
Because if you have an accident it makes an awful mess, and is embarrassing

 

Chinese foot binding - not nice for your toes
Zhou Guizhen, who is 86-years-old, shows one of her bound feet where the bones in the four small toes were broken and forced underneath the foot over a period of time

Man with huge tumor
The michelin man lives A man is to finally have a huge tumor removed today after discovering it 17 years ago

fast boat 
What smugglers need do to get away from the good guys in the English channel

 

The last person to sell to developers just lucked out
Don't end up like this Chinese house, marooned in the middle of a building site on a 12 meter plug after a row with developers

Great camouflage
See that sofa Guess what those boots on the left are attached to

Famous celebrities arrested for manufacturing drugs
How will I ever remember that show without this shocking revelation

 

 Pointless photo of the year
Well this one has to take the award

Does anyone know just what heck is happening in this pic?
Looks like some woman is holding back a force of policemen

 

What do these Italian soldiers in Afghanistan have in their hats? - feathers?
An Italian soldier from the International Security Assistance Force ISAF stands near an Italian small armored vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, in this Feb 6 2006 photo

You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny
Presumed thoughts that are going through the mind of the giant Sunfish encountering the diver

 

Great picture of F15 and the shuttle
An orbiting plane locked onto an F-15 Eagle over Kennedy Space Center during a shuttle mission

Vegetables having fun
Vegetables having fun, I can imagine some primary schools getting into this, great for the kids Very creative!

Klu Klux Klan day out
What on earth to make of this picture! I bet they also had fun lighting fires and scaring folk as well

USRSF ready for deployment in Iraq.
The Pentagon has released information on composition of the new troop buildup in Iraq High on the deployment list will be the new USRSF These guys look like they will kick butt!

Nice photos of fighters get together
USAF F-15 Eagle Fighters Intercept Two Soviet MiG-29 Fighters Going to Canada For the 1989 Abbotsford International Airshow August 1, 1989, State of Alaska

Bush father confides with Bush junior
Photo of personal discussion between George Bush snr and George Bush jnr, about the deteriorating situation of the war in Iraq

Robotic powered military tank!
It was bound to come to this, the machines take over

The sort of baby only a mother can love
A baby elephant that is, that trunk looks somewhat shriveled

A tragic accident with only a few survivors
All broken on the road like that, its so sad, such a waste That must have been a huge accident to spread so far

Photo of Mexican drug tunnel discovered by DEA
The nearly 1,000 yard Mexican drug tunnel came complete with electricity, ventilation and over two tons of marijuana

 

Terrible F1 accident
You could be next

 

Park your plane at your home at an Airpark
Communities where you can land your plane and taxi it to your house

 

Pilot ejects from Thunderbird aircraft
Pilot ejects from a Thunderbird aircraft at an airshow

Ghost city of Gukanjima
Gukanjima is an island near the westernmost shore of Japan

Deer Stag humping a decoy
When hormones are stronger than intelligence

 

USS Iowa firing its guns
Arial photo of the USS Iowa firing its massive guns taken from the air Note the huge shock waves on the ocean below the barrels

A massive 340kg fish caught
A fish vendor inspects a fish of 24 meters long and 340 kilograms at a seafood market

 

One very lucky driver
Look at this accident The truck must have come from the right through that guardrail on the right side of the picture

A photo of an impossible shape
I bet this shape only looks impossible from one single position, where the camera is If you changed positions, you would see what it really looks like