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Stunning Photos of Calcified Birds and Bats Found at African Lake

Stunning Photos of Calcified Birds and Bats Found at African Lake

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These unusual photos, just in time for Halloween, showcase five creatures: a stony swallow, a mummified bat, an eagle, a flamingo, and a dove, all calcified along northern Tanzania's Lake Natron (map), which contains so much soda and salt that it would "strip the ink of my Kodak film boxes in a few seconds," according to photographer Nick Brandt.   Lake Natron is located near a volcano, which spews alkali-rich natrocarbonatites that end up in Lake Natron via rainwater runoff. Brandt had found the creatures upon the shore, perfectly preserved by the lake. Apparently, the creatures are so calcified that if you pick them up, their bodies will remain in the same position they were found in. Though not evident in these black-and-white photographs, Lake Natron has has a distinctly red color, which…
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BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

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In Breaking Walls episode 66, we weave the history of radio's outstanding theater of thrills, Suspense, into an story told by producer and directors William Spier, William N. Robson, and Elliot Lewis, and actors and actresses June Havoc, Cary Grant, Vincent Price, Hans Conreid, Howard Duff, Robert Taylor, and Cathy Lewis. Suspense aired on CBS Radio from June 17, 1942 to September 30, 1962. Over 900 of the 945 episodes survive, many in high quality. The production value for the shows between December of 1943 and June of 1954 was amongst the highest in radio. CBS featured Suspense in a prime-time time slot for over a decade. These shows offer the best scripts starring the best actors and actresses. They’re definitely worth a listen, especially with Halloween coming up. You…
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BW – EP65: Student Loan Debt Stories and Advice

BW – EP65: Student Loan Debt Stories and Advice

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On Breaking Walls Episode 65, we open up a forum to discuss what we can do about the United States' rising student loan debt crisis which has now reached 1.4 TRILLION DOLLARS. This show features: Pratt Institute​ Advisor Mike Farnham​ Xavier High School​ Art Professor Denise Iacovone​ Comedian, podcaster, actress, and recent college graduate Nancy Pop​ Advertising sales account executive Teresa Triolo-Thompson​ They give advice, tell stories, and offer up hope for patience and persistence. Nancy Links: Site - http://www.nancympop.com Fire Signs Present - https://www.facebook.com/FireSignsPresent/?ref=bookmarks Coffee and Anal - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-anal/id1234102654?mt=2 WallBreakers Links Social Media - @TheWallBreakers URL - http://thewallbreakers.com Online Store - http://jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/
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BW – EP64: The Evolution Of A Dancer—Laura DeLaurentis

BW – EP64: The Evolution Of A Dancer—Laura DeLaurentis

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In episode 64 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with New York City-based professional ballet dance Laura DeLaurentis for a chat about her life, career, and lessons she’s learned along the way. in order to see what her experiences can help teach us about our own. Highlights • How being adopted and growing up in Connecticut influenced Laura • "There is only right now" • The importance of working hard and training hard • Finding out you're a leader • The Homo Veritas Dance Theatre & What's next for Laura Laura Links Homo Veritas Dance Theatre - http://www.hvdt.nyc WallBreakers Links Social Media - @TheWallBreakers URL - http://thewallbreakers.com Online Store - http://jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/ Photo by @switchbladefilmz
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