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March 23, 2018

Abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole

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From Russian Urban Exploration:

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The deepest borehole in the world is located in the west of the Murmansk region,

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about six miles from the city of Zapolyarny and very close to the Norwegian border.

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The Soviet geological research project began in the midst of the Cold War,

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as a response to similar U.S. exploration in the Pacific.

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During work on the Kola superdeep well,

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geologists managed to drill 7.2 miles into the earth's crust.

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A lot of scientific and technical discoveries were made, but in the mid-90s the work was stopped,

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and in 2008 all equipment was abandoned.

March 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Muchacha en la Ventana (Woman at the Window) — Salvador Dalí

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The woman is his sister, Ana Maria; she's looking out at the Bay of Cadaqués, where Dalí used to spend summers.

The artist and his sister were very close, especially after the death of their mother.

She was his only female model until Gala replaced her in 1929.

His 1925 oil painting (30" x 40") is owned by the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid.

March 23, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Arcade Legends 130 Game System

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Ready. Player. One.

But I digress.

From the website:

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This full-sized upright console houses 130 classic Atari, Stern, and Taito arcade games including AsteroidsCentipedeMissile CommandTempest, and Golden Tee Fore! Complete — the world's most popular golf video game. 

Golden Tee Fore! lets you play the original 29 realistic 18-hole courses using the same trackball control and screens used in the original.

The 130 classic games (complete list here) use the original programming that gave them such a distinctive, groundbreaking feel, using the same controls, colors, and sound as the originals, delivering true classic arcade-style play.

The console is made in the U.S. by the world-renowned Chicago Gaming Company, experts in arcade games for over 30 years.

Features and Details:

• Crisp Wells Gardner 25" monitor (not a computer monitor) reproduces all visual details

• Authentic coin door disabled

• 67"H x 27"W x 43"D

• Plugs into AC

• 350 lbs.

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$4,000.

March 23, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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