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What is the second image photoshopped in there?

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To do this without inviting the press is amazing considering he was very much about getting spotlights on himself

I'm a bit skeptical on this just because I have known him for a while and he's a fucking douche and has never once showed generosity that I have seen. But who knows good on him if true.

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^^Rodman, who will miss the rest of the regular season with a knee injury, did live up to his word. Despite being suspended for that 11th game against the San Antonio Spurs, Rodman simply had his salary from the following game sent to Scheu. The 100 Club received a check for $52,439.02 last week, completing a total of $576,829.22 Rodman donated to 11 different organizations.

Rodman showed them all the money--from the 100 Club to the James Jordan Boys and Girls Foundation to the Rainbow Coalition to the Jewish United Fund to the Chicago Housing Authority Youth Programs. The last few checks from the Rodman Group, which oversees all of his business ventures, trickled in last week.

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Catching the perfect wave just got a little bit easier ????

Catching the perfect wave just got a little bit easier ????

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Australia literally lost a prime minister. Harold Holt went for a swim in 1967, and he was never seen again.

Harold Holt, Disappearance of Harold Holt - Searchers combing Cheviot Beach after Holt's disappearance

On the afternoon of December 17, 1967, Australia’s 17th Prime Minister, Harold Holt, arrived at Cheviot Beach, Victoria along with four other people. Holt decided to go for a swim even though it was high tide and there was a large swell with visible currents and eddies. While others refrained from swimming considering the water unsafe, Holt continued to swim and eventually swam into deeper waters. The current dragged him out to the sea, and soon he was out of the sight of the others.

As Holt’s companion couldn’t see him anymore, they organized an immediate search. Scuba divers were called, but the strong undertow and the current made it difficult to see underwater. Within an hour, four helicopters began scanning the site. About 200 personnel reached the site including rescuers from Australia’s army, navy, coast guard, the Marine Board of Victoria, and the Department of Air, but there was no trace of Prime Minister Harold Holt. Two days later, he was officially declared dead.

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There is a lake in northern Tanzania that calcifies animals that are submerged turning the animals into preserved “statues”.

Lake Natron from space STS-55, Natron Lake South Side

In 2011, photographer Nick Brandt compelled the world to take notice of Lake Norton which is situated in northern Tanzania when he photographed the calcified remains of various animals and birds. These creatures were turned into stone by the extremely alkaline water of the lake. It’s pH is 10.5 which is nearly as high as ammonia.

The inhospitable conditions of Lake Norton seem inhabitable for most organisms except cyanobacteria and lesser flamingos. It is the breeding ground of about 2.5 million lesser flamingos. Flamingos gather near this lake to feed on a blue-green algae called “spirulina.

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Hillary Clinton won a Grammy Award in 1997.

Hillary Clinton, Grammy award

Hillary Clinton, the American politician and diplomat, in 1996 wrote a book It Takes A Village. In 1997, she won a Grammy Award in the Non-musical Album category for the audio version of the book.

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The Deltalis Data Center in Switzerland is a 10,000-square-foot data center. It has an anti-nuclear steel door, an electronic system to keep hackers away, and can protect information through earthquakes and nuclear attacks. The Xapo, a bitcoin wallet, has the highest security there.

Deltalis Data Center

The Deltalis RadixCloud data center uses the underground bunkers built during World War II. Now, the 10,000-square-foot data center is buried 500 feet on the Swiss Alps inside Granite Mountain. To gain access, you have to go through a biometric scan, a man trap, a hyper-security portal, and through anti-nuclear steel doors that weigh 30 tons. It has racks of data storage systems, and secure, electronic systems that can protect the data from power-cuts, hackers, earthquake, and even terrorist attacks. Within it, Xapo company data is the most secured stored in a cold room, where no one can enter, not even through the Internet. It is surrounded with steel slabs to ensure that the electromagnetic pulse does not wipe out the encrypted data on the hardware.

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The ADX Florence Prison is a supermax prison in Fremont, Colorado housing the most dangerous of male convicts including those involved in the September 11 attacks. They have a multitude of motion detectors, Z-units, and 1,400 remote-controlled steel doors with an immediate lockdown capability.

ADX Florence Prison, ADX prison cell

Also known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies,” this prison is for male inmates who require the highest level of security. It is spread over a thirty-seven-acre area which has motion detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and the capability to activate a “panic button” that will lead to an immediate lockdown. It is surrounded by 12-foot-tall razor wire fences and pressure pads. The Z-Unit includes a full set of body restraints that is built into the beds. The furniture is made of poured concrete. Many are serving life sentences who have been a part of national terror activities such as September 11, US Embassy bombings, and the Boston Marathon bombing.

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There are only three original citrus fruits: pomelo, citron, and mandarin. All other citrus fruits are hybrids of these three and have evolved from the southeast foothills of the Himalayas.

 pomelo, citron, and mandarin

Orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin…, the list of citrus fruits seems to be endless. The credit for all these zesty, tangy, and oh-so-delicious fruits goes to three main species: pomelo, citron, and mandarin. This conclusion was derived after 60 diverse species of citrus fruits were studied by an international team of 15 scientists. The team concluded that these three original citrus species originated in the southeast foothills of Himalayas 11 million years ago during the late Miocene Epoch. During that time, a warm climate prevailed and the fruits slowly began to spread across the globe.

Almost all citrus fruits are capable of cross-pollinating and highly prone to mutation. Because of this, their genes mixed through a natural cross-pollination in the wild and produced a wide variety of different citrus fruits. Later on, humans created new citrus hybrids through selective cross-pollination at research farms.

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The world’s largest living organism is a 2,400-year-old mushroom situated in the forest of Oregon. It covers over 2,200 acres and is slowly killing off the trees in the area.

Armillaria ostoyae, vicinity map of Humongous Fungus at Malheur National Forest, Oregon.

What is the world’s largest living organism? An elephant? No. A blue whale?  No. It’s actually a fungus, Armillaria ostoyae, nicknamed “Humungous Fungus.”

Discovered in 1998, the “Humungous Fungus” is estimated to be about 2,400 years old.  Some scientists believe that it may be as ancient as 8,650 years. It was discovered by a team of forest scientists in eastern Oregon. Currently, Armillaria ostoyae is spread over 2,385 acres in the Malheur National Forest, Oregon.

Armillaria ostoyae primarily grows along tree roots via hyphae. It feeds off the tree roots along which it grows. It causes Armillaria root disease which is currently killing numerous conifers in parts of the U.S. and Canada.

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The Deltalis Data Center in Switzerland is a 10,000-square-foot data center. It has an anti-nuclear steel door, an electronic system to keep hackers away, and can protect information through earthquakes and nuclear attacks. The Xapo, a bitcoin wallet, has the highest security there.

Deltalis Data Center

The Deltalis RadixCloud data center uses the underground bunkers built during World War II. Now, the 10,000-square-foot data center is buried 500 feet on the Swiss Alps inside Granite Mountain. To gain access, you have to go through a biometric scan, a man trap, a hyper-security portal, and through anti-nuclear steel doors that weigh 30 tons. It has racks of data storage systems, and secure, electronic systems that can protect the data from power-cuts, hackers, earthquake, and even terrorist attacks. Within it, Xapo company data is the most secured stored in a cold room, where no one can enter, not even through the Internet. It is surrounded with steel slabs to ensure that the electromagnetic pulse does not wipe out the encrypted data on the hardware.

That’s really cool but not totally abnormal. 
 

there’s a big one in PA and one in Missouri. Both owned by Iron Mountain. 
 

there’s a few more. Old bunkers are perfect for data centers due to the security and “free” cooling. 

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The Deltalis Data Center in Switzerland is a 10,000-square-foot data center. It has an anti-nuclear steel door, an electronic system to keep hackers away, and can protect information through earthquakes and nuclear attacks. The Xapo, a bitcoin wallet, has the highest security there.

Deltalis Data Center

The Deltalis RadixCloud data center uses the underground bunkers built during World War II. Now, the 10,000-square-foot data center is buried 500 feet on the Swiss Alps inside Granite Mountain. To gain access, you have to go through a biometric scan, a man trap, a hyper-security portal, and through anti-nuclear steel doors that weigh 30 tons. It has racks of data storage systems, and secure, electronic systems that can protect the data from power-cuts, hackers, earthquake, and even terrorist attacks. Within it, Xapo company data is the most secured stored in a cold room, where no one can enter, not even through the Internet. It is surrounded with steel slabs to ensure that the electromagnetic pulse does not wipe out the encrypted data on the hardware.

That’s really cool but not totally abnormal. 
 

there’s a big one in PA and one in Missouri. Both owned by Iron Mountain. 
 

there’s a few more. Old bunkers are perfect for data centers due to the security and “free” cooling. 

Interesting... didn't know that.

Iron Mountain used to be a supplier I dealt with at work. Name makes seems now. lol 

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The Deltalis Data Center in Switzerland is a 10,000-square-foot data center. It has an anti-nuclear steel door, an electronic system to keep hackers away, and can protect information through earthquakes and nuclear attacks. The Xapo, a bitcoin wallet, has the highest security there.

Deltalis Data Center

The Deltalis RadixCloud data center uses the underground bunkers built during World War II. Now, the 10,000-square-foot data center is buried 500 feet on the Swiss Alps inside Granite Mountain. To gain access, you have to go through a biometric scan, a man trap, a hyper-security portal, and through anti-nuclear steel doors that weigh 30 tons. It has racks of data storage systems, and secure, electronic systems that can protect the data from power-cuts, hackers, earthquake, and even terrorist attacks. Within it, Xapo company data is the most secured stored in a cold room, where no one can enter, not even through the Internet. It is surrounded with steel slabs to ensure that the electromagnetic pulse does not wipe out the encrypted data on the hardware.

That’s really cool but not totally abnormal. 
 

there’s a big one in PA and one in Missouri. Both owned by Iron Mountain. 
 

there’s a few more. Old bunkers are perfect for data centers due to the security and “free” cooling. 

Interesting... didn't know that.

Iron Mountain used to be a supplier I dealt with at work. Name makes seems now. lol 

They started by storing real tapes and moves, paintings, etc. then they went to data. Recently expanded a few years ago.