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Hunting for Prince’s secret vault of unreleased music

prince's music vault

What I picture his vault to be like. Photo: Gaetano Images Inc. / Alamy

Prince is rumored to have a large collection of unreleased music locked away inside a huge vault at Paisley Park. For years fans have speculated about whether the stories are true and just how much music there may be. The BBC has come to Minnesota in search of the truth.

I have always found this fascinating.

More Prince stuff here

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TV crew scouts Minneapolis for new series

the fall

A British production crew was in town recently braving subzero temps and hockey-rink roads as they checked out Minneapolis as a possible location for an American version of the hit BBC serial-killer series “The Fall.” Starring Gillian Anderson as a detective in Belfast on the tail of a killer whose day job is grief counselor (Jamie Dornan, who’s since been cast as the male lust interest in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie), the show was no. 1 in its time slot in Britain last spring, and has been popular on Netflix streaming here. American author A.M. Homes, who will write the teleplay for the as-yet-uncast U.S. adaptation came along for the ride. “Instead of just blowing into town to see if we’ll give them the best deal, they actually talked to police officers about what particular crime problems we have,” said Lucinda Winter director of the Minnesota Film & TV Board. “They said they want a place with interesting back stories.” Winter estimates if Minneapolis lands the show, the production will spend at least $8 million in the state and be eligible for a 25-percent kickback incentive through the Legacy-funded Snowbate program. Only two other cities (that Winter knows of) are in the running, Pittsburgh and New Haven.

story via StarTribune, photo via BBC

If you were to look at this in person, you would die instantly

The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa.
If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. End of story.

The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.

They had to treat this blob like a real Medusa. The original wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures was destroyed by the radiation. This picture was taken using a mirror set around the corner of the hallway within view of this deadly masterpiece.

Here is a short clip from the BBC Horizon documentary“Inside Chernobyls Sarcophagus”

Here are some books about Chernobyl.


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The UK’s most legendary news photobomber

Paul Yarrow has appeared in the background of live news reports on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News at random locations and at random times. It seems if there is a camera crew about at the moment, he is there too. He takes his photobombing and videobombing to a whole new level of awesomeness.

He has also been spotted in the background of an episode of the Antiques Roadshow.


The UK's most legendary news photobomber

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