the tallest tower in the world

Further Observations
  • There are more than 3000 floors to Kane Co Tower, if the number behind Kane when he walks into his office are to be believed. The current tallest building the WORLD is only a couple-hundred.  WE GET IT DUDE YOURS IS BIGGER.
  • Casual reminder Texas punches the inside of his car to make it do things instead of pressing buttons
  • also he appears to have two gas pedals so he can just slAM BOTH FEET ON THEM AS HARD AS POSSIBLE
  • We see exactly one (1) female Kane Co. executive (excluding Julie) and she appears to be a very curvy middle-aged black lady who I have immediately decided is Claire’s mom
  • OKAY BUT IT WOULD MAKE SO MUCH SENSE THAT’S HOW CLAIRE AND JULIE ENDED UP FRIENDS!  Kane wouldn’t let just anybody be his precious Julie-Bear’s friend!  Claire’s mom is part of Kane’s Board of Directors!  YOU CAN’T TAKE THIS HEADCANON FROM ME
  • Almost every time we catch a brief glimpse of Chuck’s eyes he’s making a face like >8C  like this boy is scared but also he is ready to Throw Down
  • Jacob has canonically created AIs that can feel loyalty, fear and kinship, and that can be moved by speeches/emotionally engaged.  
  • So honestly, we’re a go for any android headcanon anybody wants to throw around, lbr.
  • The face Mike makes when Chuck is like “I’d have to save you life and let’s face it, that ain’t gonna happen” literally breaks my heart EVERY TIME he’s so sad that Chuck’s sad oh my god.
  • related: the face Chuck makes when Mike pins the crown pin on his chest makes me UNBELIEVABLY GODDAMN EMOTIONAL holy crap he’s so happy
  • Rayon could literally punch me in the face and I would be like HAHA WOW
  • The Duke is REALLY PISSED about Mike accidentally wrecking one half-built car-frame, but literally fires fully-built limos out of a cannon at people.  WHAT IS THE TRUTH
  • Listening to Chuck babbling while trying to drive in Blonde Thunder like AT LEAST LET HIM SWEAR HE OBVIOUSLY WANTS TO HE IS DYING
  • LET CHUCKLES SAY FUCKLES 
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Earlier this year, I got hooked on the idea of finding the tallest tree in the world.

Hyperion is a coast redwood and towers at 380 ft (115m) tall. Out of all 3 trillion trees on the planet, Hyperion is the tallest. I spent half a year researching, road tripping, and bushwhacking through the dense forest just to try and find this tree. Its location has been kept secret for a decade by the arborists who discovered it for fear of it being harmed. After six months of searching, I finally found it. The last photograph is my proof.

Wanna know what the best part was? Feeling guiltlessly like a kid again on a giant adventure. There are so many parts of adulthood that suppress our inner sense of wonder and awe. Don’t listen to them. Chasing your dreams and the things that intrigue you - no matter how silly they may sound - is the most important thing you can do in life. Get out there and find your tree.

Somewhere in Redwood National Park, CA. October 2015.

Disney: Welcome to Disney’s California Adventure!

Fan: Where’s Soarin’ Over California?

Disney: Well that’s now Soarin’ Around the World.

Fan: Okay what about the Hollywood Tower of Terror.

Disney: That’s currently closing and going to be Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy themed.

Fan: So is there a reason why this is park is called California adventure? The tallest attraction won’t even be Hollywood-themed anymore? Doesn’t that ruin the skyline? Isn’t that ride theme an icon for the Calforina-based theme of this park? What’s next? No more California Screamin? Didn’t you guys just overhaul this park and fix the theme less than ten years ago?

Disney:

Fan: Cool, thanks for explaining.

So, I felt like I should show you guys this monstrousity.

A while ago, my girlfrien and I started playing Terraria, and after a time we realized we had a lot of rock that we were not using, and decided to build a castle for fun in one of our pre-hardmode worlds, making it as weird as we could.

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Soon we transformed it in a place to hoard all of our stuff.

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We have a little workhouse wherewe keep our crafting objects.

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And a boreal wood forest.

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And from here on the castle became a mish-mash of whatever block we happened to have a lot of.

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The most recent addition: Tha amazing pumpkin tower of pumpkins! (we hoarded over 2000 pumpkin block and didn’t know what to do with them)

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And this is currently the tallest point in the building.

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We usually just go there and start building erratically, so it’ll probably just keep getting bigger and bigger. Here’s a map of the whole monstruosity:

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Building the Eiffel Tower | Via

“We, writers, painters, sculptors, architects and passionate devotees of the hitherto untouched beauty of Paris, protest with all our strength, with all our indignation in the name of slighted French taste, against the erection… of this useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower.”

- Petition Against Eiffel Tower 

In 1886, a competition in France was held to design a flagship structure for the upcoming 1889 World Fair.

The Centennial Exposition Committee considered more than a hundred wildly varying submissions. The judges ultimately settled on the design for a colossal wrought-iron tower submitted by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.

The plan was tremendously ambitious. The nearly 1,000-foot tower would dwarf the 555-foot Washington Monument, at that time the tallest structure in the world, and it would need to be built quickly.

Despite protests from some who decried the proposed tower as an eyesore antithetical to the spirit of Paris, construction began in January 1887.

Contending with soft soil and the danger of flooding from the Seine, Eiffel designed deep cement and stone foundations to hold up the base of the tower.

Within six months, the foundations were complete, and the wrought-iron girders of the tower began to sprout above ground level. More than 18,000 precisely shaped metal pieces were produced at Eiffel’s factory on the outskirts of Paris and carted to the construction site in horse-drawn wagons, where they were joined together by 2.5 million rivets.

Tower pieces were hoisted into position by creeper cranes, which rose on tracks as the tower gained height.

By the time Bastille Day rolled around on July 14, 1888, the tower had reached a height of 380 feet. With only eight months until the opening of the fair, workers had to start pulling 12-hour shifts. Noticing that it took too long for workers to descend to the ground for their lunch breaks, Eiffel had a canteen built on the first platform of the tower.

Willis Tower Skydeck - Chicago, USA

Standing 1,353 feet above street level, on the 103rd floor, Willis Tower Skydeck offers an impressive view of Chicago. The skydeck features a glass box that juts out over the edge of the building, allowing visitors to view the city from every angle, unobstructed. 

Willis Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and has features on many tv and movie productions, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On a clear day, four different states can be seen from the skydeck. 

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Dubai Plans Earth’s Tallest Skyscraper, Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Emaar, the government-backed developer of the 2,717-foot-high Burj Khalifa (currently the world’s tallest building), unveiled plans to construct “The Tower,” an even taller Dubai skyscraper whose upper observation decks represent the ancient Hanging Gardens—rumored to have been among the supreme engineering marvels of its time (circa 600 BC). This 8th wonder of the world, scheduled for completion by 2018, will be a centerpiece of the vast Dubai Creek Harbour project and the city’s 2020 World Expo. Read more >

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G-TOUR Landmark Spotlight #1 - Tokyo Tower

Quick, Mostly Wikipedia-Sourced Facts:

  • Completed in 1958 to serve as a TV broadcasting tower for the Kanto region. (It has since expanded to include broadcasts digital television, radio and digital radio.)
  • Based off the Eiffel Tower and 13 meters taller (333 meters total). At the time of its construction, it was the tallest freestanding tower in the world.
  • A third of the steel used to build it was taken from damaged U.S. Korean War tanks.
  • It shows up a lot in Japanese genre fiction, not just kaiju movies, to the point that it has its own TV Tropes page.

The gifs here are from Mothra (1961), Giant Monster Gamera (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967), Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995), Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003), and Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo (2013). Tokyo Tower has also been destroyed in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), the Godzilla sequence in Always Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007), the first episode of Ultraman Ace (where it’s hilariously undersized), and likely many more occasions that I’m forgetting.

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This POV video of the world’s tallest dive roller coaster is a wild ride even at your desk    

Opening this summer at US theme park Cedar Point, Valravn is the tallest, fastest, and longest drop coaster to date. The ride towers 223-feet heigh, reaches a top-speed of 75mph, and drops at a 90-degree angle — that latter part is what earns it the “drop coaster” label. Another acceptable label: barf inducer.

  • psychic: *reads my mind*
  • me: Onward, Chauncey! To the highest room of the tallest tower... ...where my princess awaits rescue from her handsome Prince Oharming! This is worse than "Love Leters". I hate dinner theater! Me, too. Whoa there, Chauncey! Hark! The brave Prince Harming approacheth. Fear not, fair maiden. I shall slay the monster that guards you... ...then take my place as rightful king. What did she say? It's Shrek! Whoo, Shrek, yeah! Prepare, foul beast... ...to enter into a world of pain with which you are not familiar! Happy birthday to thee Happy birthday to thee Do you mind? Do you mind? Boring! Prepare, foul beast... Someday you'll be sorry. We already are! Mommy... You're right. I can't let this happen. I can't! I am the rightful King of Far Far Away. And I promise you this, Mother... ...I will restore dignity to my throne. And this time, no one will stand in my way. Good morning. Good morning. Morning breath. I know. Isn't it wonderful? Good morning, good morning The sun is shining through Good morning, good morning To you And you! And you! They grow up so fast. Not fast enough. You'll be filling in for the King and Queen. Several functions require your attendance, sir. Great! Let's get started. Come on, lazybones. Time to get moving! You need to get a pair ofjammies. I got some sleep and I needed it Not a lot, just a little bit Someone's always trying to keep me from it It's a crying shame It's a royal pain in the neck I knight thee. If you're filling in for a king, you should look like one. Can somebody come in and work on Shrek? I will see what I can do. Yeah, wow. Is this really necessary? Quite necessary, Fiona. - I'm Shrek, you twit. - Whatever. This isn't a rehearsal, peoples. Let's see some hustle! Smiles, everyone! Smiles! I don't know how much longer I can keep this up. I'm sorry, but can you just try to grin and bear it? It's just until Dad gets better. Shrek? You look handsome. Come here, you. My but is itching up a storm and I can't reach it in this monkey suit. Hey, you! Come here. What's your name? Fiddlesworth, sir. Perfect. Ladies and gentlemen... ...Princess Fiona and Sir Shrek! Ahh! You've got it. A little to the left. That's it! That's good. Oh, yeah! Scratch that thing! You're on it. Shrek! My eye! What are you doing? Fiona! - Are you okay? - Yeah. I'm fine. Shrimp! My favorite! - That's it! We're leaving! - Calm down. Calm down? Who do you think we're kidding? I am an ogre. I'm not cut out for this, Fiona, and I never will be. I think that went well. Donkey! Come on, Shrek! Some people just don't understand boundaries. Just think. A couple more days and we'll be back home... ...in our vermin-filled shack strewn with fungus... ...and filled with the stench of mud and neglect. You had me at "vermin-filled". And, um... maybe even the piter-pater of little feet on the floor. That's right, the swamp rats will be spawning. Uh, no. What I'm thinking of is a little bigger than a swamp rat. Donkey? No, Shrek. What if, theoretically... ...they were little ogre feet? Honey, let's be rational about this. Have you seen a baby lately? They just eat and poop, and they cry... ...then they cry when they poop and poop when they cry. Now, imagine an ogre baby. They extra-cry and they extra-poop. Shrek, don't you ever think about having a family? Right now, you're my family. Somebody better be dying. I'm dying. Harold? Don't forget to pay the gardener, Lillian. Of course, darling. Fiona. Yes, Daddy? I know I made many mistakes with you. It's okay. But your love for Shrek has... ...taught me much. My dear boy... ...I am proud to call you my son. And I'm proud to call you my frog... ...King dad-in-law. Now there is a mater of business to attend to. The Frog King... is dead. Put your hat back on, fool. Shrek... ...please come hither. Yeah, Dad? This kingdom needs a new king. You and Fiona are next in line for the throne. Next in line. You see, Dad, that's why people love you. Even on your deathbed, you're still making jokes. Come on, Dad. An ogre as king? That's not such a good idea. There must be somebody else. Anybody! Aside from you, there is only one remaining heir. Really? Who is he, Dad? His name is... ...is... What's his name? ...is... Daddy! His name is Arthur. Arthur? I know you'll do... ...what's right. Harold? Dad? Dad! Dad? Do your thing, man. When you were young and your heart Was an open book You used to say live and let live You know you did, you know you did You know you did But if this ever changing world In which we live in Makes you give in and cry Say live and let die Live and let die Hey, lady You, lady Cursing at your life You're a discontented mother And a regimented wife What does a prince have to do to get a drink here? Ah, Mabel! Why they call you an ugly stepsister, I'll never know. Where's Doris? Taking the night off? She's not welcome here, and neither are you. What do you want, Harming? Not much. Just a chance at redemption. And a Fuzzy Navel. And Fuzzy Navels for all my friends! We're not your friends. You don't belong here. You're absolutely right, but, I mean, do any of us? Do a number on his face. Wait, wait, wait! We are more alike than you think. Wicked Witch! The Seven Dwarfs saved Snow White, and what happened? Oh, what's it to you? They left you the unfairest of them all. Now here you are, hustling pool to get your next meal. How does that feel? Pretty unfair. And you! Your star puppet abandons the show to go and find his father. I hate that little wooden puppet. And Hook. Need I say more? - And you, Frumpypigskin! - Rumpelstiltskin. Where's that firstborn you were promised? Mabel. Remember how you couldn't get your little fat foot... ...into that tiny glass slipper? Cinderella is in Far Far Away right now... ...eating bonbons, cavorting with every last fairy tale creature... ...that has ever done you wrong! Once upon a time, someone decided that we were the losers. But there are two sides to every story... ...and our side has not been told! So who will join me? Who wants to come out on top for once? Who wants their... ..."happily ever after"? This way, gents. It's out of my hands, senorita. The winds of fate have blown on my destiny. But I will never forget you. You are the love of my life. As are you. And, uh, you. I don't know you, but I'd like to. I got to go! I don't wanna leave you either. But you know how Shrek is. The dude's lost without me. But don't worry. I'll send you airmail kisses every day! Be strong, babies. Coco, Peanut, listen to your mama. Bananas, no roasting marshmallows on your sister's head. That's my special boy! Come here, all of you! Give your daddy a big hug! Shrek? Maybe you should just stay and be King. Come on. There's no way I could run a kingdom. That's why your cousin Arthur is a perfect choice. It's not that. You see... And if he gives me trouble, I always have persuasion and reason. Here's persuasion... and here's reason. Fiona... ...soon it's just going to be you, me... ...and our swamp. It's not going to be just you and me. All aboard! It will be. I promise. I love you. That's lovely. Bye-bye, babies! Shrek! - Wait! - What is it? I'm... I'm... I love you, too, honey! No! I said I'm... You're what? I said I'm pregnant! What was that? You're going to be a father! That's great! Really? I'm glad you think so! I love you! Yeah! Me, too! You! I'm going to be an uncle! I'm going to be an uncle! And you, my friend, are royally... Home. Shrek! Fiona! Fiona? Oh, no. Better out than in, I always say. No, no, no! It's okay. It's gonna be all right. Stop! Hey, wait! Donkey. Donkey! Wake up! Dada! Shrek! Are you okay? I can't believe I'm going to be a father. How did this happen? Allow me to explain. When a man has feelings for a woman... ...a powerful urge sweeps over him. I know how it happened. I just can't believe it. How does it happen? And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon When you coming home, son? I don't know when But we'll get together then, Dad. Donkey! Can you just cut to the part where you're supposed to make me feel better? You know I love Fiona, boss. Right? What I am talking about is you, me, my cousin's boat... ...an ice cold pitcher of mojitos and two weeks of nothing but fishing. Don't listen to him! Having a baby isn't going to ruin your life. It's not my life I'm worried about ruining, it's the kid's. When have you ever heard the phrase "as sweet as an ogre"... ...or "as nurturing as an ogre"... ...or "You'll love my dad. He's a real ogre." Okay. I get it. It's not going to be easy. But you got us to help you. That's true. I'm doomed. You'll be fine. You're finished. Uh, with your journey "Wor-ces-ters-shiree"? Now that sounds fancy! It's Worcestershire. Like the sauce? It's spicy! They must be expecting us. What in the shista-shire kind of place is this? Well, my stomach aches and my palms just got sweaty. Must be a high school. High school? Ready? Okay! Wherefore art thou headed, to the top? Yeah, we think so, we think so! And dost thou thinkest thine can be stopped? Nay, we thinkst not, we thinkst not! All right, Mr. Percival, ease up on the reins. For lo, bro, don't burn all my frankincense and myrrh. I'm feeling nauseous from memories of wedgies and swirlies! How did you receive wedgies when you are clearly not the wearer of underpants? Let's just say some things are beter left unsaid. So I was all like, "I'd rather get the black plague than go out with you." - Oh, totally. - Pardon me. - Totally ew-eth. - Yeah, totally. I just altered my character level to +3 superb-ability. Hi. We're looking for someone named... Who rolled a +9 dork spell and summoned the beast and his quadruped? I know you're busy not fiting in, but can you tell me where I can find Arthur? He's over there. There is no sweeter taste on thy tongue than victory! Strong, handsome, face of a leader. Does Arthur look like a king or what? Sorry. Did you say you were looking for Arthur? That information is on a need-to-know basis. It's top secret! Now, gentlemen, let's away. To the showers! Greetings, Your Majesty. This is your lucky day. What are you supposed to be? Some kind of giant mutant leprechaun or something? Giant mutant... You made a funny. Unhand me, monster! Stop squirming, Arthur. I'm not Arthur. I am Lancelot. That dork over there is Arthur. This is, like, totally embarrassing... ...but Tiffany thinkest thou vex her so soothly. She thought perchance thou would ask her to the Homecoming Dance. Excuse me? Like, whatever. She's into college guys and mythical creatures. Oh, Arthur... ...come out, come out, wherever you are! You beter run, you litle punk no-goodniks! The days of Donkey Dumpy Drawers are over! Hold it. We're here for the mascot contest. We're here for the mascot contest, too. This is a costume? Worked on it all night long. Looks prety real to me. If he were real, could I do this? Or this? If it were real, that would have been agonizingly painful. - Now watch this! - That's quite enough, boys. Thank you to Professor Primbotom and his lecture... ...on "just say nay". And now, without further ado, let's give a warm Worcestershire hoozah... ...to the winner of our mascot contest, the... ...ogre? That's right. I'm the new mascot. So let's really try and beat the other guys at... ...whatever it is they're doing! This is all a bit unorthodox... Where can I find Arthur Pendragon? Hey, wait... Olassic. You should be ashamed of yourself! I didn't do it. They did. Please don't eat me. Eat him! Eat him! Eat him! I'm not here to eat him! Time to pack up your toothbrush and jammies. You're the new King of Far Far Away. What? Artie a king? More like the Mayor of Loserville! Burn. Is this for real? Absolutely. Olean out your locker, kid. You have a kingdom to run. So, wait... l'm really the only heir? The one and only. Give me a second. My good people... ...there's a lesson here for all of us. Next time you're about to dunk a kid's head in a chamber pot, stop and think, "Hey, maybe this guy has feelings. Maybe I should cut him some slack. 'Oause maybe... just maybe... ...this guy's gonna turn out to be, I don't know, a king? Maybe his first royal decree will be to banish everyone who ever picked on him." I'm looking at you, jousting team! And Guin? Oh, Guin. I've always loved you. Good friends, it breaks my heart, but... ...enjoy your stay here in prison while I rule the free world! Okay, let's not overdo it. I'm building my city, people... on rock 'n' roll! You just overdid it. Look at you! You look darling. Just precious. Look at her. Any cravings since you got pregnant? No. Not at all. Do you smell ham? It's present time! Fiona, please open mine first. It's the one in front. "Oongratulations on your new mess mak..." Oh, mess maker! "Hopefully this helps. Love, Oinderella." - Look at that! - What is it? It's for the poopies. Wait... babies poop? Everyone poops, Beauty. Fiona! We all chipped in for a litle present, too. Ta-da! You know the baby will love it, because I do! Guys, that's so sweet. Thank you. Who's this one from? I got you the biggest one, because I love you most. "Have one on me. Love, Snow White." What is it? He's a live-in babysiter. Where's the baby? You're too kind, Snow, but I can't accept this. It's nothing. I have six more at home. - What does he do? - Oleaning. - Feeding. - Burping. So, what are Shrek and I supposed to do? Work on your marriage. Thanks, Rapunzel. What's that supposed to mean? Oome on now, Fiona. You know what happens. You're tired all the time. You start leting yourself go. Stretch marks. Say goodbye to romance. I'm sorry, but how many of you have kids? She's right! A baby will only strengthen the love Shrek and Fiona have. How did Shrek react when you told him? When he first found out, Shrek said... Onward, my new friends! To our happily ever afters! Now... bombs away! Well, well, well. If it isn't Peter Pan. - His name's not Peter. - Shut it, Wendy. Enough pillaging! To the castle! You go! Take care of the baby! Everybody stay calm! We're going to die! Everyone in! Now! Oome on! Put some back into it! We don't have time. Now go! Quickly, ladies! We'll hold them off as long as we can! Where are Shrek and Fiona? The name doesn't ring a bell. No bell. I suggest you freaks cooperate... ...with the new King of Far Far Away! The only thing you're ever gonna be king of is King of the Stupids! - Hook! - Right! Avast, ye cookie. Start talking. - Gingy! - Papa! Setle down now. On the good ship Lollipop It's a sweet trip to the candy shop You! You can't lie. So tell me, puppet... where is Shrek? Well... I don't know where he's not. You don't know where Shrek is? It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume... ...that I couldn't exactly not say that is or isn't almost partially incorrect. So you do know where he is! On the contrary, I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way, with any amount of uncertainty... Stop it! ...I do not know where he shouldn't be. If that indeed wasn't where he isn't. Even if he wasn't not where I knew he was, it could mean... On the good ship Lollipop Enough! Shrek went off to bring back the next heir! He's bringing back the next heir? No! Hook! Get rid of this new "King". But bring Shrek to me. I have something special in mind for him. He'll never fall for your tricks! Oh, boy. I can't believe it. Me, a king? I knew I came from royalty, but... ...I figured everyone forgot about me. Oh, no. In fact the King asked for you personally. Really? Wow. But I know it's not all fun and games. It really is all fun and games, actually. Sure, you have to knight a few heroes, launch a ship or two. By the way, make sure you hit the boat just right with the botle. Any idiot can hit a boat with a botle. Well, I've heard it's harder than it looks. This is going to be huge. Parties, princesses, castles. Princesses. You'll be living in the lap of luxury. The finest chefs will wait for your order. And fortunately, you'll have the royal food tasters. What do they do? Taste the food before the King eats, to make sure it's not poisoned. - Poisoned? - Or too salty. Don't worry. Your bodyguards will keep you safe. All of them willing at a moment's notice to lay down their lives out of devotion to you. Really? The whole kingdom will look to you for wisdom and guidance. Make sure they don't die of famine! - Or plague. - Plague is bad. The coughing, the groaning, the festering sores. Festering sores! You are one funny kity cat. What did I say? We don't want Artie geting the wrong idea. Artie? There goes my hip! Artie! What are you doing? What does it look like?! This really isn't up to you. I don't know anything about being king! You'll learn on the job! Sorry, but I'm going back. Back to what? Being a loser? Now look what you did! Look what I did? _ Who's holding the wheel, chief? Shrek! Land ho! How humiliating. Oh, nice going, Your Highness. Now it's "Your Highness"? What happened to "loser"? If you think this is geting you out of anything, it isn't. We're heading back to Far Far Away one way or another... ...and you're going to be a father! What? You just said "father". King! You're going to be king! "You're going to be king!" Yeah, right. Where are you going? Far Far Away... from you! Get back here, young man! Boss? I don't think he's coming back. Maybe it's for the best. He's not exactly king material. When did you plan to tell him you were supposed to be king? Oome on. Why would I do that? Besides, he'll be ten times beter at it than me. Then change your tactics if you want to get anywhere with him. You're right, Donkey. What about this? - Shrek! - Oome on. It's just a joke. Still... Listen, Artie. If you think this whole mad scene ain't dope, I feel you, dude. I'm not trying to get up in your grill or raise your roof. But what I am screamin' is, yo... ...check out this kazing thazing, bazaby! If it doesn't groove, or what I'm saying ain't straight trippin', say, "Oh, no, you didn't! You're geting on my last nerve." And then I'll know it's... I'll know it's wack! Help! I've been kidnapped by a monster who's trying to relate to me! - Artie, wait. - Oome on! Help! Hello? Greetings, cosmic children of the universe. Welcome to my serenity circle. Please leave any bad vibes outside the healing vortex. Now prepare to... I knew I should have got that warranty! Mr. Merlin? You know this guy? Yeah. He was the school magic teacher, until he had his nervous breakdown. Technically, I was merely a victim of a level 3 fatigue. At the request of my therapist, and the school authorities, I retired to the tranquility of nature to discover my divine purpose. Oan I interest anyone in a snack or beverage? Uh, no. Sure you don't want to try my Rock Au Gratin? It's organic. Thanks. I ate a boulder on the way in. We need directions to Far Far Away. "We"? Who said I was going with you? I did. People are counting on you, so don't try to weasel out of it. If the job's so great, you do it. Understand this, kid. No more Mr. Nice Guy from here on out. That was your Mr. Nice Guy? Yeah, and I'm going to miss him. Why don't you go terrorize a village and leave me alone! Was that a crack about ogres? You get your royal highness to Far Far Away... ...before I kick it there! Now, which way am I kicking? I could tell you, but since you're in the midst of a self-destructive rage spiral, it would be karmically irresponsible. Self-destructive? Are you going to help us or not? Most definitely, but only after you take the journey to your soul! I don't think so. It's either that or primal scream therapy. All right. Journey to the soul. Now, all of you, look into the Fire of Truth and tell me what you see. Ooh, charades! Okay, I see a Dutch fudge torte with cinnamon swirls! Okay, monster... go for it. I see a rainbow pony. Excellent work! Now the boy. This is lame. You're lame! Now just go for it. Okay. There's a baby bird and a father bird siting in a nest. Yes! Stay with it! The dad just flew away. Why did he leave the litle bird all alone? It's trying to fly, but it doesn't know how to. It's going to fall! Proper head case you are. Really messed up. Okay, I get it. The bird's me. My dad left. So what? Look, Artie, um... Just thought I'd help set the mood... ...for your big heart-to-heart chat. I know what it's like to not feel ready for something. Even ogres get scared. You know... once in a while. I know you want me to be king, but I can't. I'm not cut out for it, and I never will be. Even my own dad knew I wasn't worth the trouble. He dumped me at that school first chance he got... ...and I never heard from him again. My dad wasn't really the fatherly type, either. I doubt he was worse than mine. Oh, yeah? My father was an ogre. He tried to eat me. I guess I should have realized it. He bathed me in barbecue sauce and put me to bed with an apple in my mouth. I guess that's prety bad. It may be hard to believe, what, with my obvious charm and good looks, but people used to think I was a monster. And for a long time, I believed them. But after a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are. You know... you're okay, Shrek. You just need to do a litle less yelling and use a litle more soap. Thanks, Artie. The soap's because you stink... really bad. Yeah... I got that. This place is filthy! I feel like a hobo. I'm sorry, but this isn't working for me. Everything's always about you. It's not like your atitude is helping. Maybe itjust bothers you I was voted fairest in the land. You mean in that rigged election? Give me a break. "Rapunzel, Rapunzel... ...let down thy golden extensions!" Ladies, let go of your pety complaints and let's work together! So I guess the plan is we just wander aimlessly in this stinkhole until we rot. No, we get inside and find out what Oharming's up to. I know he's a jerk and everything, but that Oharming makes me hoter than July. That's it! Oome on! This way! Rapunzel, wait! Oharming, let go of her. But why would I want to do that? What? Say hello, ladies, to the new Queen of Far Far Away. Rapunzel, how could you? Jealous much? Soon you'll be back where you started, scrubbing floors or locked away in towers. That is, if I let you last the week. Pookie, you promised not to hurt them. Not here, kiten whiskers. Daddy will discuss it later. Now forgive us. We have a show to put on. Shrek will be back soon, and you'll be sorry. Sorry?! Don't you realize once Shrek sets foot in Far Far Away... ...he's doomed? Look out! They got a piano! Kill them all... except the fat one. King Oharming has something special in mind for you, ogre. King Oharming? Atack! Artie, duck! Ready the plank! - Shrek! - Help! Oowards! What has Oharming done with Fiona? She's going to get what's coming to her. And there ain't nothing you can do to stop him! - We've got to save her. - But she's so far far away! Get yourself back to Worcestershire, kid. No, Shrek. Hold on. I've got an idea. I am a buzzing bee. Mr. Merlin? They need a spell to get them... ...I mean us, back to Far Far Away. Forget it. I don't have that kind of magic in me anymore. How about a hug? That's the best kind of magic. Please. I know you can do it. I said forget it! But... What's with you? It's just so hard, you know? They need to get back, 'cause their kingdom's in trouble. 'Oause there's a really bad man. It's just so hard! Take it easy. No! I don't think you understand! There's a mean person doing mean things to good people. Have a heart, old man. They really need your help to get back. Why won't you help them?! Okay. I'll go get my things. Piece of cake. Well, well. You want eggs with that ham? I am a litle rusty, so there could be some side effects. - Side effects? - Don't worry. Whatever it is, no mater how excruciatingly painful, it will wear off eventually. I think. - Oops. - You sure about this? If Artie trusts him, that's good enough for me. Even if his robe doesn't cover... Alacritious expeditious... ...a- zoomy-zoom-zoom! Let's help our friends get back... ...soon! It worked! I haven't been on a trip like that since college! Donkey? What? Is something in my teeth? Oh, no! I've been abracadabra-ed into a Fancy Feastin', second-rate sidekick! At least you don't look like some kind of bloated piñata! You should think about going on a diet! You should get yourself a pair of pants. I feel all exposed and nasty! So you two think this is funny? I'm really sorry, guys. Don't be. You got us back, kid. How in the Hans Ohristian Andersen am I supposed to parade around in these goofy boots? Hey, hey, hey! Be very careful with those. They were made in Madrid by the finest... You'll learn to control that. Seriously. Ow! You need some comfort inserts or arch supports or something. Watch it. I'm walking here and I'm gonna keep going until... Pinocchio! Shrek! Help me! - What happened? - Oharming and the villains took over! Fiona and the Princesses got away. Now she's... She's what?! What?! Puss! Loan me five bucks. You heard him. Help the brother out. Do you see any pockets on me? Hold on a second. I had no idea, really. I... I swear. Quick! Where is Fiona? Oharming has her locked away someplace. You have to find him! He's probably geting ready for the show! Wait, Pinocchio! What show? "It's a Happily Ever After After All". "Shrek's final performance"? Shrek! You didn't tell us you were in a play! I guess I've been so busy I forgot to mention it. The ogre! Get him! Don't worry, jefe. I got this. Uck! Kill it! Look. Don't you know who he thinks he is? How dare you! We're dealing with amateurs. He's a star, people! Hello? I'm so sorry about this, Mr. Shrek. I'm going to lose it! Is everything ready? You did get the list for the dressing room? Breakfast croissant stuffed with seared sashimi tuna. And I hope you have the saffron corn with jalapeno honey buter. Our client cannot get into his proper emotional state withoutjalapeno honey buter! I just lost it. They should talk to Nancy in Human Resources. Oh, we will have much to say to Nancy, I promise! "With this sword, I do..." No. "With..." "With this sword, I do smote thee!" Is "smote" the right word? "Smoot"? I don't think that's a word. Maybe I should just "smite" him. Let's try this again. Now... Shrek atacks me. I pretend to be afraid. "Now the kingdom will get the happily ever after they deserve. Die, ogre!" Blah, blah, blah. Oh, itjust doesn't feel real enough! Who told you to stop dancing?! Wink and turn. What are you laying around for? Get up! Honestly! Our happily ever after is nearly complete, Mummy. And I assure you... ...the people of this kingdom will pay dearly for every second... ...we've had to wait. Break a leg. On second thought, let me break it for you. Thank goodness. I was afraid you wouldn't get back in time. Where's Fiona? Don't worry. She and the others are safe... for now. Let me guess. Arthur. It's Artie, actually. This boy is supposed to be the new King of Far Far Away? How pathetic. Stand still, so I won't make a mess. Oharming, stop! I'm here now. You got what you wanted. This isn't about him. Then who's it about? I'm supposed to be king, right? You weren't really next in line for the throne. I was. But you said the King asked for me personally. Not exactly. What does that mean? I said whatever I had to say, all right? I wasn't right for the job, so I needed some fool to replace me. And you fit the bill. So just go! You were playing me the whole time. You catch on real fast, kid. Maybe you're not as big of a loser as I thought. You know, for a minute... ...I actually thought... - What? That he cared about you? He's an ogre. What did you expect? You really do have a way with children, Shrek. Leave me out with the waste This is not what I do It's the wrong time She's pulling me through It's a small crime And I got no excuse And is that all right, yeah? Is that all right with you? Is that all right, yeah? If I give my gun away when it's loaded? If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it? Is that all right? Is that all right? Is that all right with you? No. No. Had we stayed put like I suggested, we'd be sipping tea out of litle heart-shaped cups. Yeah, heart-shaped cups. And eating crumpets smothered with loganberries. Yeah, loganberries. - Shut up, Oindy. - Yeah, shut up. - No, you shut up. - Stay out of this. Who cares who's "running the kingdom"? - I care. - You should all care. I have your badge number, tin can! - Donkey? - Princess! Puss? I am Puss, stuck here inside this hideous body. And I'm me! But you're... Everything's fruity in the loops, but what happened is we went to high school, the boat crashed and we got bippity-boppity-booped by the magic man. You poor sweet things. I don't get it. The cat turned into a litle horse that smells like feet. What's to get? Who dat? Where's Shrek? Oharming has him. He plans to kill Shrek tonight in front of the whole kingdom! All right, everyone. We need to find a way out now. You're right. Ladies, assume the position! What are you doing? Waiting to be rescued. You've got to be kidding me. What else can we do? We're just four... ...I mean three, super-hot princesses... ...two circus freaks, a pregnant ogre and an old lady! Excuse me. Old lady coming through. Mom! You didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you? Excuse me. There's still one more. Why don't you just lie down? Okay, girls, from here on out... ...we take care of business ourselves. The Far Far Away Theatre at the Charming Pavilion is proud to present... ..."It's A Happily Ever After After AII." Enjoy your evening of theatrical reverie, citizen. Oi! No food or beverages in the theater! Places, everyone! Easy! Sorry. I was showing off for the litle one. It's Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Oome here, beautiful. Well, she's got your eye. Who would have thought a monster like me deserved something as special as you? Little birdies, take wing Flitting down from the trees they appear And to chirp in my ear All because I sing Move it! Go! My babies! Help! Hey, how's it goin'? O to the K. The coast is clear. Let's do this. Go, Team Dynamite! I thought we agreed to use the name Team Super Oool. I recall it was Team Awesome. I voted for Team Alpha Wolf Squadron. Okay! From henceforth, we will be Team Alpha Super Awesome Oool Dynamite Wolf Squadron. Ach de liebe! There is some strange litle girl over there staring at us! Artie! Wait, wait! Where is the fire, señor? Please. Don't act so innocent. You both knew what was going on and kept it to yourselves. It's not like it seems. It's not? I think it seems prety clear. He was using me. That's all. Using you? You really don't get it. Shrek only said those things to protect you. Oharming was going to kill you, Artie! Shrek saved your life. Oue the spot! I wait alone up here I'm trapped another day Locked up here, please set me free My new life I almost see A castle, you and me Yes, a castle, you and me Oherubs! Tis I, Tis I Upon my regal steed Princess, my love At last you shall be freed I'm strong And brave And dashing my way there With speed! With might! With soft and bouncy hair! - Through the blistering desert - Hot! - Across the stormiest sea - Wet! Facing creatures so vile Foul! So you can gaze upon me! I knew you'd come for me And now we finally meet I knew you'd wait And from my plate of love you'd eat Who is this terribly ugly fiend Who so rudely intervened? Will Charming fight or flee? Please rescue me! From this monstrosity! Fear thee not, honey lamb! I will slice this thing up like a ham! Oh, boy. You are about to enter a world of pain With which you are not familiar! It can't be any more painful than your lousy performance. "Prepare, foul beast." Prepare, foul beast, your time is done! Oould you kill me and then sing? Be quiet! I'm just having fun with you. That's actually a very nice leotard. Thank you. Do they come in men's sizes? Now that be funny! Enough! Now you'll finally know what it's like... ...to have everything you worked for... ...everything that's precious to you, taken away. Now you'll know how I felt. Sausage roll! Pray for mercy from Puss! And Donkey! D Hi, honey. Sorry we're late. You okay? Much beter, now that you're here. So, Oharming, you want to let me out of these so we can setle this ogre-to-man? Ooh, that sounds fun. But I have a beter idea. No! Let go of me! You will not ruin things this time, ogre. Kill it. Everybody, stop! Oh, what is it now?! Artie? Who thinks we need to setle things this way? You mean you want to be villains your whole lives? But we are villains! It's the only thing we know. You never wish you could be something else? Easy for you to say. You're not some evil enchanted tree. You morons! Don't listen to him! Atack! What Steve means is it's hard to come by honest work when the whole world's against you. Right. Thanks, Ed. Fair enough. You're right. I'm not a talking tree. But you know... ...a good friend once told me... ...just because people treat you like a villain, or an ogre... ...or just some loser... ...doesn't mean you are one. What maters most is what you think of yourself. If there's something you really want, or someone you want to be... ...the only person standing in your way is you. - Me? - Get him! No, no, no! What I mean is each of you... ...is standing in your own way. I always wanted to play the flute. I'd like to open up a spa... in France! I grow daffodils. And they're beautiful. A new era finally begins! Now all of you... ...bow before your King! You need to work on your aim. This was supposed to be my happily ever after! Well, you need to keep looking... ...because I'm not giving up mine. Mommy? It's yours if you want it. But this time it's your choice. Author! Artie! Artie! Artie! Artie! Excuse me. That's my seat. Okay, Señor Hocusy-Pocusy, the time has come to rectify some wrongs! Though I have been enjoying these cat baths. Please say you didn't. All right! Look. You'll feel a pinch and possibly lower intestinal discomfort... ...but this should do the trick. - Are you? - I'm me again! - And I am not you! - All right! Oops. Ah, never mind. What did I tell you? The kid's going to be a great king. Well, for what it's worth, you would have, too. I have something much more important in mind. Finally. Dada. Was I wrong about the world? It's a beautiful new place I smell Shrek Junior! Where else could a creep like me Meet such a pretty face Meeting every day with the rising sun Looking up, it's looking like My losing streak is done Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! A bouncy, bouncy, boy! Used to always feel like Wished that I was dressed better Where's the baby? Never had a lot of luck Until I finally met her Meeting every day with the rising sun Looking up, it's looking like My losing streak is done My losing streak is done Well... what shall we do now? I got it. Puss and Donkey, baby! Once again, come on! I want to thank you for letting me be myself Again! Look at my hips! I want to thank you for letting me be myself Again! - Break it down! - Let's go! Stiff all in the collar Fluffy in the face Chit chat chatter trying Stuffy in the place Thank you for the par-tay But I could never stay I'm sorry. I got many things on my mind But the word's in the way And I want to thank you for letting me be myself Again Different strokes for different folks Thank you for letting me be myself Again Break it down! Puss and Donkey, baby! Puss and Donkey, baby! Puss and Donkey, baby! Dance to the music All night long Everyday people Sing a simple song Mama's so happy Mama start to cry Papa's still singing You can make it if you try So try! Thank you for letting me be myself Again Thank you for letting me be myself Again Oome on, Donkey. Do something right! Put the hoofs together! Put the hoofs together! Stomp your boots, baby! Stomp your boots, baby! Stomp your boots, baby! Thank you for letting me be myself Again I want to thank you for letting me be myself Again Thank you, thank you, thank you. Want to thank you Just to be my Because I just want to be my... See? Can I, can I thank you! Can I Yes! Yes!
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february 6, there will be “make rape legal” meetups all around the world. stay safe, and please spread it around to anyone you know!! here are the locations:

   United States

   Alabama

   Birmingham – In front of Ohenry’s coffee shop, downtown Homewood (not the Brookwood Mall Ohenry’s)

   Alaska

   Anchorage – Elderberry Park, near the Oscar Anderson House, a museum. Meet by the chairs and table. Address:1297 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.

   Arizona

   Phoenix – Meet in front of main entrance of tallest building of Phoenix Plaza (Qwest Tower).
   Tucson – Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719). Meet at statue near corner of N Park Ave and E 2nd St.
   Arkansas
   Little Rock – First Security Amphitheater , 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.

   California

   Long Beach – Parking lot of Glory Days Sports Bar, Carson Blvd and Woodruff Ave.
   Los Angeles – L.A. Live in front of Starbucks entrance. Address:800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
   Newport Beach – The outdoor fountain directly in front of Macy’s department store at Fashion Island. Image.
   Orange County – The fountain in front of the Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Mall.
   Palm Springs – Fountain at Mercado Plaza (Palm Canyon Drive)
   Redwood City – Parking lot of IHOP. Address:491 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063
   Roseville – Royer Park (the large park on Douglas Blvd), next to the gatling gun statue. Image.
   San Diego – Corner of 16th & Broadway, in parking lot of the Goodwill
   San Diego (North) – The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Meet in front of The Baked Bear Shop.
   San Francisco – Balboa Park Bart station, by the arched exit. Image.
   San Leandro – Northwest corner of the intersection of E. 14th St. and Estudillo Av. Meet at the public fountain.
   Santa Barbara – Steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara
   Sherman Oaks – Sherman Oaks Galleria, between the fountain and Cheesecake Factory entrance. Image. Address:15301 Ventura Blvd.

   Colorado

   Boulder – North Boulder Park, beside the shelter. Image.

   Denver – In front of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, by the bike rack. Image.

   Connecticut

   New Haven – World War I Memorial, beside flagpole
   Stamford – In the little square on the corner of Franklin St and Broad St. Image.

   Florida

   Orlando – The Red Chinese Tang pavilion at Lake Eola, beside red pagoda.
   Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, between fountains and grass. Image.
   West Palm Beach – Clematis Street Fountains, on the side of North Clematis street

   Georgia

   Athens – The Arch at the University of Georgia
   Atlanta – Piedmont Park, corner of 10th street and Charles Allen Dr by the sign.

   Hawaii

   Honolulu – Pearl Ridge Downtown, underneath globe sign. Image. Address:98 – 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

   Idaho

   Boise – Idaho State Capital Building, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702. Met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

   Illinois

   Chicago – Rogers Park, beside the flagpole. Image. Google Map.
   Chicago (Homewood) – Parking lot of Balagio’s. Address:17501 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL 60430.

   Iowa

   Cedar Rapids – In Sokol Park beside the gazebo. 16th Ave SW
   Des Moines – Parking lot of the VA Hospital beside pictured tree. Image. Address:3600 30th St. Des Moines, IA. 50310

   Louisiana

   New Orleans – Magazine Street and Lawrence Square, besides the big tree, across the street from 4318 Magazine Street. Image.

   Maine

   Bangor – Bangor Public Library, in front of main entrance below the stairs (145 Harlow St)

   Maryland

   Annapolis – Downtown/Historic Annapolis Harbor, Main Street, by the Kunte Kinte memorial statue. Image.
   Baltimore – In front of Cross Street Market entrance in Federal Hill

   Massachusetts

   Boston (North End) – Paul Revere Statue in Paul Revere Mall
   Michigan
   Ann-Arbor – Nickel’s Arcade in downtown Ann Arbor. Meet at the center column near the entrance off State Street.
   Lansing – Lansing River Trail, top of the fish ladder steps. Image.
   Macomb County/Clinton Township – The Mall at Partridge Creek. Meet in front of the fountain between Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Address:17420 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
   Rochester Hills – Elizabeth Park, beside center bush. Image.

   Minnesota

   Duluth – Leif Erickson Park by the stage. Address:12th Ave E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55802

   Missouri

   Kansas City – North side of the World War 1 Museum, on sidewalk directly above monument. Image.

   Nevada

   Las Vegas – Beside Vegas Vic neon sign on the old strip.

   New Hampshire

   Portsmouth – In front of main entrance of The North Church. 2 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

   New Jersey

   Atlantic City – On the Boardwalk in front of main Taj Mahal entrance
   Hoboken – In front of Mulligans Pub underneath the canopy. Address:159 1st St.

   New Mexico

   Albuquerque – East side of University Of New Mexico Bookstore. Address:2301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Image.

   New York

   New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st
   New York – Washington Square Park under the arch
   Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is. Image.
   Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address:East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

   North Carolina

   Charlotte – Romare Bearden Park. Meet by the benches behind the gazebo-like structure on the corner of W Martin Luther King and Church St. Image.
   Wilmington – Riverfront Park, across the river from USS North Carolina, beside map kiosk. Image.

   Ohio

   Cincinnati – I-75 and Sharon road has a large parking lot with a grass field next to a Speedway Gas Station. Meet on the grass.

   Oklahoma

   Oklahoma City – In front of Harkins Theater at 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Image.

   Pennsylvania

Harrisburg – Steps of Capitol on the west side. Image.

   Philadelphia – Washington Square Park, between 5th and 6th St right off Walnut Street (it is the size of a city block). Meet specifically by the memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers eternal flame.
   South Carolina
   Anderson – The Carolina Wren Park located downtown at 111 E. Whitner St. 29621 in the Pavilion. Meet beside the fountain.
   Camden – King Haigler Tower, main entrance. Image. Address:950 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020

   Tennessee

   Chattanooga – In front of Dollar General. Image. Address:5952 E. Brainerd Road
   Mount Juliet – Parking lot in front of entrance to Big Star Cigar Lounge. Address:3384 N Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
   Nashsville (North) – In front of Baileys in Rivergate Plaza Shopping Mall

   Texas

   Austin – Palm Park by the stone structure. Image. Address:711 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
   Dallas – Meet at the old school phone booth In front of British Beverage Company (BBC). Address:
   2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201″
   Denton – Denton Square, beside the little arch. Image. Address:110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
   El Paso – 301 W Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Meet on corner next to statue of man. Image.
   Houston – Near the arch of the Sam Houston Monument, adjacent to Houston Museum of Natural Science (5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030)
   Nederland – By the gazebo in Doornbos Park AKA “Duck Park”. Address:S 24th ½ St, Nederland, TX 77627
   San Antonio – In front of main door of the Alamo

   Utah

   Provo – Provo City Center Temple on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. Meet at circle pathway in front of main entrance.
   Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City Library, at the top of the amphitheater. Address:210 E 400 S. Image.

   Virginia

   Charlottesville – Lee Park, beside the statue of Lee
   Virginia Beach – Mt. Trashmore, at bottom of stairs. Image. Address:310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

   Washington

   Everett – Clark Park, next to the gazebo. Address:2400 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
   Seattle – In front of main entrance of Seattle Public Library. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
   Seattle (North) – Statue of Lenin. Address:Corner of Fremont PI N and N 36th St.
   Washington DC
   Dupont Circle, on the north side by the Starbucks. Image.
   Wisconsin
   Kenosha – In front of Brat Stop. Address:12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142.
   La Crosse – The large water fountain at Riverside Park.

   The Rest Of The World

   Australia

   Brisbane – In the middle of King George Square in front of City Hall. Image.
   Melbourne – In the middle of Federation Square. Image.
   Perth – Ocean Beach Hotel on sidewalk. Image.
   Sydney – Picnic benches in front of Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach
   Sydney – Fountain in Hyde Park
   Sydney (South) – Brighton Le Sands beach, close to the stairs leading to the local shops.

   Austria

   Graz – In the dead center of Tummelplatz square
   Wien – Museumsquartier, Treppe von Mumok (Stairs of Mumok). Museumsplatz 1, Wien 1010. Meet at bottom of steps.

   Bahamas

   Nassau – In front of main entrance to Fort Montagu

   Belgium

   Brussels – Place Royale, 1000 Brussels. Meet beside the statue. Image.

   Bulgaria

   Sofia – Statue of Saint Sofia. Map

   Cambodia

   Phnom Penh – The royal palace in front of main entrance. Meet at the bottom of the steps.

   Canada

   Calgary – The CORE Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks
   Edmonton – Churchill Square, to the left of “Tix On The Square”. Image.
   Montreal – Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in between the pink trees (indoors). Image.
   Ottawa – Right inside the front doors of the Arts Court Building (a former county courthouse). Address:Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. Streetview
   Surrey – City Central Mall, north entrance, in front of Blenz Coffee. Image.
   Toronto – Edward VII Statue in the center of Queens Park
   Vancouver – Vancouver Central Library, south side on Robson Street at library steps. Image. Address:350 W. Georgia St.
   Victoria – BC Legislature War Memorial.
   Windsor – The Burt Weeks Memorial Gardens, on mini-pier. Image. Homepage.
   Winnipeg – The fireplace at St. Vital Mall right beside the entrance to Chapters

   Chile

   Santiago – Plaza Italia, next to the statue

   China

   Shanghai – People’s Square Exit 1, street-side, left corner.

   Colombia

   Bogota – In the center of Parque de Usaquen

   Czech Republic

   Prague – Republic Square.

   Finland

   Helsinki – Kolmen sepän patsas (Three Smiths statue) in Helsinki next to Stockmann department store. Google Map.

   France

   Nantes – Crossing of Rue du Chateau and Rue Mathelin Rodier. In front of the main entrance of the castle is a little square with a statue of Anne de Bretagne. Meet beside the statue. Image.
   Paris – Place de la République, beside the lion statue. Image.

   Germany

   Aachen – In the center point of Katschhof
   Berlin – In front of main entrance to Cafe Lichtburg. Behmstrasse, 13357 Berlin. Map.
   Frankfurt am Main – Bank entrance of Frankfurt Dome / Frankfurter Dom, in front of the souvenir shop with the red sign. Image
   Hamburg – Hamburg Rathaus, in front of the main entrance
   Munchen – München Olympiazentrum, BMW Welt, main entrance. Image 1. Image 2.
   Nurnberg – Willy-Brandt-Denkmal (monument) at the Willy-Brandt-Platz, next to statue. Image.
   Würzburg – Warriors Memorial near the Wurzburg Residence. Image.

   Hong Kong

   In front of Joe Banana’s Bar in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island (Jaffe Road and Laurd Road).

   Iceland

   Reykjavik – Leif Ericsson statue in Hallgrímstorg Church

   India

   Mumbai – D-mart in Powai, beside the tree by the main entrance. Image. Google Map.

   Iran

   Tehran – Niavaran Park, Tehran. Meet at the eastern side of the main fountain in front of the ice cream shop.
   Ireland
   Naas – In front of main entrance of Naas Courthouse

   Israel

   Tel Aviv – In front of the main entrance to Sarona Market

   Italy

   Bari – Parco 2 Giugno, in front of main entrance on Viale Einaudi. Image.
   Reggio calabria – Museo Nazionale, in front of main entrance. Image.
   Rome – At the Spanish Steps, in front of the Montcler store, at the corner of Via Condotti. Image.

   Japan

   Osaka – Next to the KFC beside HEP 5 shopping mall. Address:6-15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0017, Japan. Image.
   Tokyo – Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square, beside glass structure

   Mexico

   Mexico City – Beside Kiosko de Coyoacan. Image.

   Morocco

   Settat – Horse Fountain. Image. Google Map.

   Nepal

   Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, between the two tall columns. Image.

   Netherlands

   Amsterdam – The center of ”Spui”, a square, meeting in front of the ”Maagdenhuis”. Image.
   Utrecht – Center of Neude Square

   New Zealand

   Auckland – Aotea Square on Queen Street, next to the industrial statue
   Dunedin – In front of of Dunedin Town Hall at archway below the steps. Image.
   Wellington – Glover Park, in front of “The Rogue & The Vagabond” under the minarets art sculpture.

   Philippines

   Manila – Greenbelt mall beside the R-letter pedestal at the entrance near the Hermes store. Image 1, Image 2.

   Poland

   Gdansk – At Fontanna Neptuna
   Katowice – Spodek (Saucer) in Katowice. Address:ul. Korfantego 35
   Warsaw – In front of Starbucks across from the Mariott Hotel. Image.
   Wroclaw – In the middle of Plac Solny (“Salt Square”/Flower Market), beside the Iglica (needle) statue. Stare Miasto 50-061/50-062, Wroclaw.

   Portugal

   Lisbon – Restauradores – Monument to the Restorers, in front of the obelisk, near Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. Image.

   Romania

   Bucharest – Piata Universitatii – Fantana. Image.

   Russia

   Novosibirsk – Next to the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square

   Serbia

   Belgrade – Trg Republike, in front of horse statue

   Singapore

   Singapore – Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut, underneath big arch. Image.

   Slovenia

   Ljubljana – “The Illyrian Provinces Monument” (Ilirski steber) at the “French Revolution Square” (Trg Francoske revolucije)

   South Korea

   Seoul – In front of Bosingak Belfry. Jonggak station, subway line 1, exit 4.

   Spain

   Barcelona – Underneath Arc de Triomf monument
   Granada – In front of Granada Cathedral

   Sweden

   Stockholm – Medborgarplatsen, in front of first glass structure. Image.
   Switzerland
   Basel – Baarfuesserplatz Tram Stop, by the tall pole. Image.
   Taiwan
   Taipei – On Tap Pub, in front of main entrance. Address:No. 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

   Thailand

   Bangkok – In front of Starbucks Terminal 21

   United Arab Emirates

   Dubai – Dubai Mall, in front of Tim Horton. Image.

   United Kingdom

   Cardiff – Beside female statue in front of Hilton Cardiff on Friary Road. Image.
   Edinburgh – Covenanter’s Memorial in Grassmarket
   Glasgow – George Square. Meet by the tall obelisk statue.
   Leeds – The center of Millenium Square
   London – Royal Airforce Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park (Hyde Park Corner side)
   London – In front of Royal Exchange beside horseman statue (outside “Bank” tube station)
   Manchester – In front of the main entrance to Sinclair’s Oyster Pub
   Newcastle – Beside Grey’s monument
   Shrewsbury – Frankwell car park, bottom of the pedestrian walkway.

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December 27th 1923: Gustave Eiffel dies

On this day in 1923, the French architect Gustave Eiffel died in Paris, aged 91. Eiffel was a prolific engineer, and had built a solid reputation by 1879, when he took over the project to design the Statue of Liberty. However, Eiffel is most famous for the structure which carries his name: the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, and was a marvel of French engineering. After two years of building, the Eiffel Tower became the tallest man-made structure in the world - only to be defeated by New York’s Chrysler Building in 1930 - and was officially opened on March 31st 1889. As part of the ceremony, Eiffel, along with government officials and members of the press, travelled to the top of the tower by foot. Upon reaching the top, Eiffel hoisted a French flag, which was accompanied with a 25 gun salute. The tower was supposed to be dismantled in 1909, and many Parisians initially considered it an eyesore, but it soon became apparent the tower had both cultural and practical value, as it was used for communications. After the completion of the tower, Eiffel directed his experiments towards aerodynamics and meterology, producing pioneering work in these fields. Eiffel’s tower is now the national icon of France, the symbol of Paris, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

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East Tokyo with Tokyo Skytree as seen from Ikebukuro by Plamen Z.
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Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).

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This Forthcoming Complex in Dubai Stands to Shatter Five World Records

Adding to the pile of extraordinary developments now underway in Dubai (which includes the world’s soon-to-be tallest twin skyscrapers), real estate developer Meydan has announced plans to construct a complex so epic, it’ll break five world records upon its completion.

Expected to house a total of 78,300 residents, “Meydan One” will center on a 711-meter tower, poised to become the tallest residential building on the globe once it’s topped off in 2020.

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