Saturday, July 31, 2021

Reverse angle of the celebration; Submerged photographer; Devastating stiff arms

@emdamn.ario

the moment she realized😭 i’d be lying if i said i didn’t cry.. #olympics #gymnastics #sunilee #usa

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@natgeo

Who else wondered how they did this? πŸ“ΈπŸŠ‍♀️ #Olympics2020 #NatGeoTikTok #LearnOnTikTok

♬ original sound - National Geographic




@nbcsports

THAT STIFF-ARM ACTION. πŸ’ͺ @ilonamaher @teamusa #tokyoolympics #rugby #stiffarm #olympics #teamusa #ilonamaher

♬ original sound - NBC Sports








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This week's best Warhammer 40k miniatures and other hobby creations





Friday, July 30, 2021

One of Brazil's Olympians was born when it was illegal for women to play soccer; Annoying serve; Shooting with style





























Drones were reportedly used to launch a fatal attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea

AP:

London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, said the attack killed two crew members, one from the United Kingdom and the other from Romania. It did not name them, nor did it describe what happened in the assault.

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Without providing evidence, Israeli officials alleged that Iran carried out the attack.

Middle East Eye:

The incident is the latest in a series of attacks on Israeli- and Iranian-owned or managed cargo ships since late February, for which the two regional rivals have accused each other of responsibility. 

A sailor has been charged with arson for the fire that destroyed a Navy ship in San Diego in 2020

NPR:

The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Left with extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage, the ship was later scrapped. Estimates to replace it ran up to $4 billion.

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About 160 sailors and officers were on board 

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Stephanie Hans posted the character inspirations for "Die"






Bitcoin farm in the snow; Firefighters face a daunting sight; Sea anemone couture





Thursday, July 29, 2021

A crytocurrency trader was robbed of $128,500 in cash on his way to purchase Bitcoin

"Several robberies involving digital currency have taken place in Hong Kong this year."

Meanwhile in Paris:

CCTV shows the alleged thief, grey-haired and wearing a light-grey suit, white shirt and tie, arriving at the store about 5.10pm on Tuesday. Shortly afterwards he was filmed leaving the shop with a white bag of jewels and gemstones and departing on a green scooter that he had left parked outside

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potential witnesses at a nearby cafe told Le Parisien they saw and heard nothing. Many were reportedly distracted by the presence of one-time screen hard man and martial arts specialist Jean-Claude Van Damme at the nearby opticians.

The International Space Station lost attitude control for close to an hour today after the new Russian science module docked

Space:

at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT), thrusters on Nauka fired "inadvertently and unexpectedly"

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The unplanned thruster firing caused the orbiting laboratory to tilt by about 45 degrees from its proper orientation before the station was able to right itself, Navias said. All told, the station lost attitude control for a total of about 47 minutes, according to NASA officials.

The space station automatically recognized that Nauka's thrusters were sending the orbiting laboratory askew and ordered the Zvezda module to fire its own thrusters to compensate, a process completed by the robotic Russian Progress 78 cargo ship, which is also docked to the space station.

After the station regained its proper position, Nauka's overseers in Russia began work to ensure the thrusters would not fire mistakenly again

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Algorithm pattern on a dress; Duolingo Owl idol; Small town looks to hire a reporter/concierge





Space Jam concept art; Metal tree; Miss Minutes cookies











Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A New York City celebrity sommelier has been accused of setting several outdoor dining structures on fire

The Daily Beast:

[He] has worked as a sommelier at several major New York City hotspots [and] was awarded the “Best New Sommelier of 2016”

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[He] has been arrested after allegedly setting several outdoor dining structures ablaze on at least three occasions this year.

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Impressive Voltron figure by Blitzway available for preorder

Light-up eyes, minifigures, and lots of weapons.

Dual-wield petting in Baldur's Gate 3; Tattooing a ruler on your hand; Telerobotic community garden













Colorful drone photos




Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Funny tease for Super 7's upcoming Transformers Ultimates reveal




(The guess seems like a good one)

Gigantic Starro in London to promote Suicide Squad


Iranian defector won a silver medal in judo for Mongolia, dedicated his medal to Israel

CNN from February:

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who refused to return home after being ordered to withdraw from the 2019 World Judo Championships to avoid facing an Israeli opponent, says he will never forget the kindness he's been shown by the Israeli judo team as he prepares to compete in a major tournament in Tel Aviv.

Mollaei said he had feared for his safety and that of his family after ignoring Iranian officials two years ago, who he says told him to lose his semifinal bout on purpose.

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the IJF decided to suspend Iran from competing in international competitions following the incident, saying it was in breach of multiple codes.

Times of Israel today:

“Thank you to Israel for the good energy. This medal is dedicated also to Israel,” he told the network. “I hope the Israelis are happy with this win.”

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Two judokas bowed out of the Tokyo 2020 Games in order to avoid facing Israeli Tohar Butbul, something the International Olympic Committee vowed to investigate. Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool failed to appear at his slated competition against Butbul in the men’s 73-kg division on Monday, without providing a reason. And on Saturday, Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine pulled out of the contest to avoid facing Butbul, citing his support for the Palestinian cause.

“Obviously the IOC is always concerned in these cases and is monitoring it very closely,” International Olympic Committee director of solidarity James Macleod told a media briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday. “Clearly if there are flagrant abuses of the Olympic charter, the IOC will take all necessary measures in that respect.”

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Yellow-throated marten; Harnessed to a submarine; Neighborhood Watch cryptid


(They're real.)
















(Wikipedia.)