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The Man Who Cut Out His Own Appendix

He Man Who Cut Out His Own Appendix

 

Russian explorer Leonid Rogozov was in the middle of Antarctica when he realized he had appendicitis and needed an appendectomy straight away. Being the only medic on sight and his appendix hours away from bursting and thus spreading a bacterial infection, he decided he would operate on himself. Rogozov instructed his team to sterilize his equipment and had them set up a mirror below his right hip. He injected local anaesthetic, and despite accidentally slicing his lower intestine, completed the surgery successfully and recovered within 2 weeks | 1961

 

Australian Former Prisoners Of War Enjoy A Cup Of Tea As They Catch Up On Current News, Following Their Release After The Japanese Surrender | Singapore, September 1945

Australian Former Prisoners Of War Enjoy A Cup Of Tea As They Catch Up On Current News, Following Their Release After The Japanese Surrender | Singapore, September 1945

 

‘No One Is Born Racist’ Photograph By Todd Robertson. A Boy Dressed In A Kkk Robe And Hood, Curiously Touches The Shield Of A State Trooper During A Kkk Rally | Gainesville, Georgia, 1992

‘No One Is Born Racist’ Photograph By Todd Robertson. A Boy Dressed In A Kkk Robe And Hood, Curiously Touches The Shield Of A State Trooper During A Kkk Rally | Gainesville, Georgia, 1992

 

Trooper Allen Campbell had recalled, "I didn’t even see the kid. I was just looking down to see what was bumping on my shield. And when I looked down, there was this little kid in a Klan uniform. He saw his reflection in the riot shield. He was tracing his outline. The child was oblivious to what was going on around him”.

 

Cats Stand Up On Their Hind Legs To Catch Quirts Of Milk During Milking At Arch Badertscher’s Dairy Farm | 1954. Photographs By Nat Farbman

Cats Stand Up On Their Hind Legs To Catch Quirts Of Milk During Milking At Arch Badertscher’s Dairy Farm | 1954. Photographs By Nat Farbman

 

An Extremely Sad And Distressing Photograph Of Amy Winehouse At Her Last Concert Ever In Belgrade | Serbia, 2011

An Extremely Sad And Distressing Photograph Of Amy Winehouse At Her Last Concert Ever In Belgrade | Serbia, 2011

 

 

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2 cats chilling in their banana beds.

 

Whiling Away The Days

 

This Is A 392-Year-Old Greenland Shark That Was Recently Discovered In The Arctic Ocean. He's Been Wandering The Ocean Since The Early 1600s!

This Is A 392-Year-Old Greenland Shark That Was Recently Discovered In The Arctic Ocean. He's Been Wandering The Ocean Since The Early 1600s!

(age determined by radiocarbon dating)
 

In 1895 In Paris, An Express Train Overruns A Buffer Stop, Crosses More Than 30 Meters Of Concourse Before Plummeting Through A Window At Gare Montparnasse

In 1895 In Paris, An Express Train Overruns A Buffer Stop, Crosses More Than 30 Meters Of Concourse Before Plummeting Through A Window At Gare Montparnasse

Princeton University Students Photographed After A Brutal Snowball Fight In 1890

Princeton University Students Photographed After A Brutal Snowball Fight In 1890

 

Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934

Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934

 

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jayne Mansfield Posing With Miss Hollywood Of 1957

Jayne Mansfield Posing With Miss Hollywood Of 1957

Rupaul And Nirvana Backstage At The Mtv Music Awards, 1993

Rupaul And Nirvana Backstage At The Mtv Music Awards, 1993

 

Keith Richards, Tina Turner And David Bowie Photographed By Bob Gruen At The Ritz, New York City, 1983

Keith Richards, Tina Turner And David Bowie Photographed By Bob Gruen At The Ritz, New York City, 1983

Young Slash

Young Slash

Marlene Dietrich Kissing A Soldier Returning From Wwii, 1945

Marlene Dietrich Kissing A Soldier Returning From Wwii, 1945

“I Showed Freddie A Picture Of Marlene Dietrich From Shanghai Express And He Loved It.” – Mick Rock (Freddie Mercury And Queen Photographed By Mick Rock, London, 1974)

“I Showed Freddie A Picture Of Marlene Dietrich From Shanghai Express And He Loved It.” – Mick Rock (Freddie Mercury And Queen Photographed By Mick Rock, London, 1974)

 

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Earthquake In Kobe 1995

Earthquake In Kobe 1995

St. Peters Basilica, People For Scale

St. Peters Basilica, People For Scale

Elephant Seals Grow Up To 13 Feet And 4500 Pounds

The Fact That Elephant Seals Grow Up To 13 Feet And 4500 Pounds Blew Me Away

A British Scientist Descending Into An Antarctic Crevasse

A British Scientist Descending Into An Antarctic Crevasse

Namib Desert Meets Atlantic Ocean

Namib Desert Meets Atlantic Ocean

Underwater Waterfall Near Ile Maurice

Underwater Waterfall Near Ile Maurice

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This one's for you @Ilunga

 

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Back when I was a younger fella it was rights of passage thing for young Aussie blokes in Victoria to get a four wheel drive and go camping, fishing and hunting " up north".

 

I remember catching big barramundi, hunting wild pigs with dogs and knives and generally having a bloody good time for 6 months. 

 

Once we put a big chunk of wild pigs meat on the hook on the end of a winch cable from our four-wheel drive, towed it out into the river and tried to catch a fresh water crocodile.

 

Places that were pristine and untouched are now tourist destinations. 

 

I remember camping in the Airlie Beach public caravan park for 2 bucks a night, listening to the waves on the beach by our campfire.

Now it's a marina for big ass boats and their billionaire owners.

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American Troops On Board A Landing Craft Heading For The Beaches At Oran In Algeria During Operation 'Torch', November 1942. (Colorized By Spektonz)

American Troops On Board A Landing Craft Heading For The Beaches At Oran In Algeria During Operation 'Torch', November 1942. (Colorized By Spektonz)

Huntington Beach, California, During The Oil Boom Of 1928

Huntington Beach, California, During The Oil Boom Of 1928

1300 Years Old Tree, Cut Down In 1891. Note The Events Correlated With The Tree's Circles

1300 Years Old Tree, Cut Down In 1891. Note The Events Correlated With The Tree's Circles

Fixing The Antenna On The World Trade Center, New York City, 1979. Photo By Peter B. Kaplan

Fixing The Antenna On The World Trade Center, New York City, 1979. Photo By Peter B. Kaplan

His safety harness appears to be his right hand.
 

Piles Of Rifles Surrendered By German Soldiers After The End Of The Second World War, 1945

Piles Of Rifles Surrendered By German Soldiers After The End Of The Second World War, 1945

1956: For A Bet Whilst Drunk, Former Marine Thomas Fitzpatrick Stole A Small Plane From New Jersey And Then Landed It Perfectly On A Narrow Manhattan Street In Front Of The Bar He Had Been Drinking At. He Had Made A Bet With A Fellow Drinker That He Could Leave The Bar, Go To New Jersey, And Then Get Back In 15 Minutes. He Did Nearly The Exact Same Thing Two Years Later, After A Bar Patron Refused To Believe He Had Done The First One

1956: For A Bet Whilst Drunk, Former Marine Thomas Fitzpatrick Stole A Small Plane From New Jersey And Then Landed It Perfectly On A Narrow Manhattan Street In Front Of The Bar He Had Been Drinking At. He Had Made A Bet With A Fellow Drinker That He Could Leave The Bar, Go To New Jersey, And Then Get Back In 15 Minutes. He Did Nearly The Exact Same Thing Two Years Later, After A Bar Patron Refused To Believe He Had Done The First One

The FBI Finger Print Files, 1944

The FBI Finger Print Files, 1944

The First Photo Of Chernobyl On The Morning Of The Nuclear Disaster (April 26, 1986). The Heavy Grain Is Due To The Huge Amount Of Radiation In The Air That Began To Destroy The Camera Film The Second It Was Exposed For This Photo. Photo Taken By Igor Kostin

The First Photo Of Chernobyl On The Morning Of The Nuclear Disaster (April 26, 1986). The Heavy Grain Is Due To The Huge Amount Of Radiation In The Air That Began To Destroy The Camera Film The Second It Was Exposed For This Photo. Photo Taken By Igor Kostin

World War I Field: More Than 100 Years Later

World War I Field: More Than 100 Years Later

Star Wars Characters Together From Left To Right : Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker And R2-D2, 1977

Star Wars Characters Together From Left To Right : Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker And R2-D2, 1977

A Motor Home In 1922

A Motor Home In 1922

Negotiation Between The Zoo Director And Escaped Chimpanzee. Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1988

Negotiation Between The Zoo Director And Escaped Chimpanzee. Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1988

World War One Memorial In Vácrátót (Hungary)

World War One Memorial In Vácrátót (Hungary)

The Level Of Detail On The Column Of Marcus Aurelius In Rome Which Was Completed Around Ad 193

The Level Of Detail On The Column Of Marcus Aurelius In Rome Which Was Completed Around Ad 193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crab Overpass On Christmas Island, Preventing Migrating Crabs From Getting Ran Over

Crab Overpass On Christmas Island, Preventing Migrating Crabs From Getting Ran Over

 

India Has Constructed A 16 Km Long Elevated Highway As To Allow Wild Animals To Pass Underneath It

India Has Constructed A 16 Km Long Elevated Highway As To Allow Wild Animals To Pass Underneath It

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia

Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia

Floating Solar Power Plant In Ramagundam, India

Floating Solar Power Plant In Ramagundam, India

Mountain And Sea Trail In Xiamen, China

Mountain And Sea Trail In Xiamen, China

Ashalim Solar Power Tower, Negev Desert, Israel

Ashalim Solar Power Tower, Negev Desert, Israel

Thyssenkrupp Elevators Test Tower In Guangzhou, China

Thyssenkrupp Elevators Test Tower In Guangzhou, China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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