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  1. Sangre Naranjada

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  2. snek

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    I find the new social program going on in College Station is overdue and very needed. It's about time.

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  3. Sangre Naranjada

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    WOW!!! A snek sighting!
     
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  5. Dionysus

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    Alnwick Poison Garden — the Deadliest Garden in the World

    alnwickgarden.com/the-garden/poison-garden

    Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won’t want to stop and smell the flowers.

    2:24 video — Master Gardener Trevor Jones is funny



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  7. LonghornCatholic

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    Meanwhile, down at the zoo
     
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  11. Driver 8

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    This is cool tech but I don't know if we're ready for it

     
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  14. Dionysus

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    Bolwoningen: Neighborhood of Spherical Homes

    Unusualplaces.org | HiddenArchitecture.net | Archdaily.com

    Hertogenbosch (“Den Bosch”), Netherlands is home to an unusual neighborhood known as Bolwoningen, which means ball houses.

    In 1968, the Government of the Netherlands decided to fund an experimental construction of low-cost housing. The architect Dris Kreikampa’s project “Bolwoningen” was chosen, but construction began in 1980.

    Bolwoningen consists of 50 sphere houses. The balls are made of cement, reinforced with fiberglass. They are mounted on the base in the form of a cylinder. Each sphere’s diameter is 18 feet and each has 11 round windows.

    The layout of these structures is quite unusual. In the center of the sphere there is a bathroom and a tiny bedroom, and a living room and kitchen, are located on the second floor-level. The house can be completely disassembled and transported to any other place (the weight of this building is only about 2755 lbs). In addition, this building can be placed not only on the ground, but also on water, on a stationary platform.

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  15. nashhorn

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    Geodesic dome anyone? Can’t see the bathroom in that diagram - interesting.
     
  16. SabreHorn

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    Two of the photos show the canal contiguous to the property - just sayin
     
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  17. Horn6721

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    Congratulations! It's Halfway Day, the midpoint of the year. We've lived through 182 days of 2022, and today is the first of 182 days left—
    july 2 halfway day - Search
     
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  21. LonghornCatholic

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    Got scared just watching…
     
  22. SabreHorn

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    LC,

    Cayman has several spots to wall dive. Off the north sound it drops from 125 ft to about 5,000; two walls on northwest corner 125 ft to 2500 & another to 8,000. On the Southeast corner of the island, which is largely undeveloped, you can swim off the beach about 200 yards and drop from 110 to over 20,000 feet. It is the bluest blue you'll ever see, but you have to be very careful about euphoria setting in
     
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