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An old man approached me at work and after some brief discussion, asked if I was Muslim. I told him yes. He handed me this. He told me he made it himself, and he wanted me to have it.

An old man approached me at work and after some brief discussion, asked if I was Muslim. I told him yes. He handed me this. He told me he made it himself, and he wanted me to have it.

I learned that from playing Civilization.

I hate to come off as ignorant, but what is the lowest most symbol?

For those that are curious, from top clockwise: Christianity, Judaism, Goodyear, Islam

Bhuddist*

My dad's cat is odd.

My dad's cat is odd.

His face says: "Don't judge me."

Hang in there, weird cat! 
I made a sketch of your cat: sketch

Hang in there, weird cat! I made a sketch of your cat:

That's a pretty good cat face.

His proud display of his lack of testicles says: "Only God can judge me."

My grandpa has a cash register from 1913, fully working. It is made of brass and marble, before it became a scarcity with the war.

My grandpa has a cash register from 1913, fully working. It is made of brass and marble, before it became a scarcity with the war.

For those curious, the marble shelf is to test the authenticity of coins by knock on it, back in the day. This is a typical candy shop register before the war called for brass for ammunition.

You must be hitting on all sixes to have the bees to sling that much spinach around.

Stick your hand in the bill drawer, lift up on the pin, pull and jostle the drawer; on the bottom is the original receipt with date.

I knew about the marble test from hours of American Pickers and Pawn Stars... but do you know what the two metal 'slugs' are for? I've never seen that before.

This is Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a Gurkha, who single-handedly held his post against 30 Taliban using only the weapons he had within reach. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by Queen Elizabeth II.

This is Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a Gurkha, who single-handedly held his post against 30 Taliban using only the weapons he had within reach. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by Queen Elizabeth II.

Jesus, this is his grandfather:

On 23 June 1944 at Mogaung, Burma, during an attack on the railway bridge, a section of one of the platoons was wiped out with the exception of Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun, his section commander and one other. The section commander immediately led a charge on the enemy position but was at once badly wounded, as was the third man. Rifleman Pun, with a Bren gun continued the charge alone in the face of shattering fire and reaching the position, killed three of the occupants and put five more to flight, capturing two light machine-guns and much ammunition. He then gave accurate supporting fire, enabling the rest of his platoon to reach their objective.

I'll give them a wide berth.

Not every Pun in a generation can be such a badass, but, in these cases, one Pun in ten did.

The Field Marshall of India, Sam Manekshaw once said that:

"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha"

Source

Old Gurkha story that has been told a hundred different ways, but I've always liked it.

A British officer gathered a company of Gurkhas and proposed an operation behind enemy lines. The Gurkhas would be dropped from a plane behind a supply base and then proceed to attack the base and disrupt supply lines in advance of a much larger offensive.

The Gurkha officers and NCO's put their heads together to discuss the operation. After a while, a Gurkha captain approached the British officer and said 'since this is a volunteer mission, sadly we must decline'.

The British officer was stunned, as he'd heard nothing but extraordinary praise for this company of Gurkhas, so he excused himself to go back to his headquarters to come up with a new plan.

Very shortly after he arrived, the same Gurkha captain knocked on the door and entered. "Sir", he said, "we have reconsidered and would agree to take on the mission provided we can ask for a few guidelines. First, we'd ask that the planes slow down over the drop zone to make the jump easier for our men. Second, we'd ask that we be dropped over soft ground to make the landing easier. Finally, we'd like it if the planes could get as low as possible to the ground".

The British officer thought about it for a minute and responded. "On your first and second request, we're happy to comply. We always lower the aircraft speed during a jump, and the drop zone we have in mind is mostly marshy land. Sadly, however, our pilots must maintain a minimum altitude in order for the parachutes to de.."

He was cut off by the ecstatic Gurkha. "You didn't say anything about parachutes before! No problem, drop us wherever."

3D printed Violin

3D printed Violin

I thought it would be really funny if after all that setup, the violin sounded like shit when he played it. Then it did sound like shit when he played it. Imagine my surprise!

Where do I go to hear it be played?

Here

Really hard to tell what it sounds like because there is so much dynamic processing on this track. Now if it takes this much audio processing to sound good, we certainly won't be seeing these being used in acoustic performance any time soon.

It wouldn't take much work for at least the artist to turn the violin into an electro with a simple pickup instead of recording into a mic, or add some sort of reverb chambers to the 3D print to give it a fuller sound.

41 years of marriage and I still love seeing the inner child come out when she is having fun

41 years of marriage and I still love seeing the inner child come out when she is having fun

This is beautiful. My wife and I have only been married nine years but I still look at her every night before bed and think, "Wow...she is the luckiest woman alive."

These people are so in love. It's fucking disgusting. I bet they kiss each other goodbye every morning, too.

"He's looking at me like that again...what an asshole"

A few years ago I was looking for a parking spot at Costco when I saw middle aged couple, late 40's, walking back to their car with their shopping cart. I stop hoping to grab their spot; they were professionally dressed the guy had slacks, a button down and loafers, the wife a tasteful dress.

Out of nowhere the husband pushes the cart as hard as he can and just jumps onto the back of it and rides it a good ~20 feet through the parking lot. He had a look of sheer, momentary, joy on his face. That coupled with the clear chuckle coming from the wife and I instantly had new life goal: find a marriage like that!

I have a serious job, and serious shit happens in life, but I never want to lose my inner child; and I want to find someone I can be silly with for the rest of my life. This photo is beautiful - who's cutting onions in here!

My friend and I found a secret entrance into an old brick storm drain last night

My friend and I found a secret entrance into an old brick storm drain last night

I get in these things for a living. You could die in seconds without the proper atmosphere monitoring equipment. And chances are your friend will die trying to save you. This happens all the time.

Be careful, there's probably a basilisk in there

There could be gasses that are heavier than air, which means it could have displaced some of the necessary oxygen. Even dropping oxygen down a few percent can make for a life threatening entrance. Toxic gasses such as H2S are produced by decomposing organic material, could be plants, critters, human waste, sea life etc. H2S can render an entrant unconscious in only a few breaths depending on the amount present. At low levels, you can smell it, as the amount increases, it paralyzes your olfactory nerves and you can’t smell it at all.

There's all sorts of interesting flora and fauna in storm drains...We just found a dead raccoon this time though.

Bearglaries were on the rise in the town

Bearglaries were on the rise in the town

"Hullo? Do you have a minute to talk about our Lord and Savior Yogi the Bear? No? You sure? It's a great story."

Oh great, its the Jehovah's witness with the huge earrings.

"Sir? Sir... Hi, I'm.. sir... excuse me... hi, I live next door. You wouldn't happen to have a pair of wire cutters and opposable thumbs would you? I got these damn tags stuck on my ears, and... sir? Sir, no don't call the..."

F-18 Hornets flying in formation in celebration of Finland's 100 years of independence

F-18 Hornets flying in formation in celebration of Finland's 100 years of independence

PSCHEEEEEEeeeeeeeeew

is a gif of this. Credit to OP for posting it here.

Boom

https://i.imgur.com/IlucbZp.jpg

Boom

It's no sky dicks but I'll take it

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