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Dream job - the crayfish tester
A Chinese woman Chu Yunshao has an unusual profession - she works as a crayfish taster. For consuming and evaluating 1 to 5 kg arthropods a day, she receives a payment of 300,000 yuan a year ($46.5 thousand). In the company where Chu works, there are 50 other seafood tasters, among which the most experienced ones earn over $90,000 a year.
Level crossings in Great Britain
The UK has about 6,500 level crossings at roads in its huge rail network. Unbelievable number of them, as many as 5,000, is served by road users. Such self-service crossings are not supervised by railway lines and are operated by drivers and pedestrians. There are no signalling devices or linemen.
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A forgotten river of Belfast - the Farset River
In the eighteenth century, Belfast from Northern Ireland was a dynamically developing industrial city. A large river flowed through the heart of the city, surrounded by mills and factories that produced the best canvas in the world, but later the river was walled up and disappeared under the city. Many Belfast residents look at you with disbelief when they learn that there's a river beneath their feet.
How the British removed fog from the runway
During the World War II, British pilots fought more than the German Messerschmitts, because aside from battles on the front they fought also with the weather, and more specifically with the fog.
The fog was the cause of many losses of RAF (Royal Air Force) aircraft coming back from bomb missions over Germany. Because most of the departures and arrivals took place at night, the fog was the bonus enemy because it covered large areas of land. Such weather conditions caused that it was very difficult for pilots to see airports and runways. Such poor visibility resulted in many accidents when the pilots crushed their machines. RAF lost several hundred machines in accidents during landing in the fog.
Swimming with jaguars - Little French Key in Honduras
Little French Key is a resort on the tiny Roatan island in Honduras. Besides the holiday resort, there's also an Exotic Animal Rehabilitation Center, where you can swim in the ocean with jaguars. Check out these wild and unusually nice animals.
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Majestic architecture in China
Here are some unique and scary looking architecture pics by Yu a.k.a. 5.12, a talented self-taught photographer and urban traveler from Guangzhou, China. Yu focuses on landscape and architectural photography.
Venice Beach in the 70s and 80s
In 1978, a photographer Bill Aron and his family moved to California. His wife got a job as a professor there, and Bill was just starting to work as a photographer. After moving to California, the family chose to live in the Venice district, which was still affordable at the time. See the photos that the photographer was taking for two decades during the weekend walks.