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rino gaetano car accident

from rino gaetano posted in music by stokazz

34 year old singer Rino Gaetano died in a car accident June 2nd 1981 in this spot. His car impacted with a truck coming the opposite direction.

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durham county courthouse

from civil rights movement, american civil war posted in history by pete_nice

Outside of the Durham County Courthouse, a statue was erected by the Daughters of the American Confederacy in 1924 to celebrate the soldiers of the Confederate South during the American Civil War.

The statue just kind of loomed there, in front of the institutional housing of regional justice, until August 14th, 2017.

On that day, a group of activists reacting to the events of Charlottesville, VA a couple days prior, took it upon themselves to remove the monument.

From The Atlantic: "In what might seem a blunt metaphor for the fate of Confederate symbols in progressive Southern cities like Durham, the statue tumbled down with barely any effort, crumpling at the feet of its imposing granite pedestal."

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bo’s diner

from baby driver posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

If you are hoping to have a Coke at the actual Bo's Diner where Debora works in Baby Driver you are out of luck... but if you want to see the building that was dressed up to look like Bo's Diner during filming this is the place.

(via reddit)

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commander islands

from stellar’s sea cow, extinction posted in history by pete_nice

Measuring up to 30 ft long and weighing 8.8-11 short tons, Stellar's Sea Cow was "discovered" in 1741 by the Bering expedition at this location (the only confirmed area where they were ever seen).

A relative of the manatee, the massive sea mammal was a slow-moving and social creature with no teeth (just keratinous plates). True to form, the gentle creature was hunted to extinction by 1768.

Great job, guys.

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basquiat’s art studio

from jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27 here at his art studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan on August 12, 1988.

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