//The Georgia Guidestones
The story of the Georgia Guidestones began in June 1979, when a stranger identified as “Mr. Christian” (later “R.C. Christian”) visited Joe H. Fendley, Sr., President of Elberton Granite Finishing Company, Inc. and indicated that he represented a group of loyal Americans living outside the state of Georgia who wanted to build a monument focused on the theme of conservation.
The guidestones consist of four granite megaliths set in a paddlewheel arrangement around a central stone, which is surmounted by a flat capstone. Measuring 19 1/4 feet in height at the highest peak, the stone group measures 17 1/3 feet in width, and its diameter is 65 feet. The overall weight of the 951 cubic feet of granite used is 237, 746 pounds.
Each of the four sides of the capstone features the statement of cautionary guidance to humankind translated into Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Heiroglyphs, to “Let These Be Guidestones To Reason.” Below, the guidelines are carved into eight faces of the four outer stones in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
Glasgow Necropolis is one of my favourite places. Its a nice place for a picnic. I took these photos on a bright and sunny day, quite unusual weather considering this is Glasgow. Most of the graves date from the 19th century, and many of them are very elaborate. My favourite grave is a fancy monument resembling a theatre stage, unfortunately with some of the statues missing heads. It belongs to a theatre owner and actor who died in 1851, who apparently was very vain.
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June 17, 1885: The Statue of Liberty Arrives in America
On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York. France’s gift to America crossed the Atlantic dismantled in crates aboard the French steamer Isère, which nearly sank in a storm during the voyage.
It took a year to completely assemble the statue on Bedloe’s Island, now called Liberty Island. On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland presided over the dedication ceremony.
Photo: Circa 1876 photograph shows the torch and part of the arm of the Statue of Liberty, on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (Library of Congress).
That awkward moment when she tells you she needs somebody who doesn’t drink coffee from a cereal bowl.
Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan start in the R-Rated comedy, That Awkward Moment. In theaters Jan. 31.
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I hate how a couple of exam papers depend where you will be placed for the next few years
The first two satellites created by Lithuanian scientists were at last launched into space. After several delays caused by either severe cold or extreme sun activity, yesterday, on 9 January 2014, at 1:07 p.m. EST the spacecraft ‘Cygnus’ carrying two Lithuanian satellites was finally launched.
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