Los Angeles, California

almighty Opp

A monthly street "service" of handmade puppets and live original puppets, whose devotees profess has the power to change lives
02 Sep 2015
Concord, Massachusetts

Author's Ridge

This small section of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is rotten with famous authors' graves
02 Sep 2015
Potaro-Siparuni Region, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

The world's widest single drop waterfall, and the two men who legend says went over its edge in a boat
02 Sep 2015
Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard White Squirrels

This Transylvania County city is home to a rare white squirrel population that is descended from an escaped carnival animal
02 Sep 2015
New York, New York

33 Thomas Street

An uber-secure, windowless skyscraper of doom located in the center of Manhattan
01 Sep 2015
Weatherly, Pennsylvania

Eckley Miners' Village

This eerily well-preserved coal-mining town was saved from destruction by a Sean Connery movie
01 Sep 2015
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Fleeting Wonders: Watch the Atlas V Rocket Scribble All Over The Florida Sky

by Cara Giaimo / 02 Sep 2015


What is this huge spoon scooping up the Florida skyline? (Image: veroskibum/Youtube)

Floridians up before dawn this morning were treated to a strange, unearthly sight—a plume of light arcing over the skyline, looping, expanding, and dissipating into strange cloudy shapes.

It was not a space lasso, nor a joyriding bird with chemtrail wings—it was the Atlas V rocket, carrying a satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to "a geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles over the equator," writes James Dean at Florida Today.

Here are a few more pictures from this morning's @ulalaunch of the #AtlasV ... #MUOS pic.twitter.com/Xlu0T6P51i

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