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War Vet on Antiques Roadshow Collapses After Learning Value of his $345 Rolex

A Vietnam war veteran in the United States Air Force purchased this ‘Daytona’ Rolex Oyster Cosmograph for $345 in 1974. It’s an incredibly rare timepiece in what might be, the best condition in the world. When he decides to take his watch to Antiques Roadshow in West Fargo, North Dakota, he is floored when told the auction value of his watch. For a man who spent his time in service defusing mines and unexploded ordnance, this is awesome to see. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/war-vet-on-antiques-roadshow-collapses-after-learning-value-of-his-345-rolex/

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This 1965 Live Version of Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers is Everything

Whenever this song comes on I get instant chills. “Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North wrote the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained (1955). Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. It has since become a standard and one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers. According to the song’s publishing administrator, over 1,500 recordings of “Unchained Melody” have been made by more than 670…

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The Schienenzeppelin in Berlin, 1931 (Colorized)

Original Photograph by George Pahl | Colorized by Jecini In this colorized photo by Jecini, we see the Schienenzeppelin in Berlin in June of 1931. A train on the way to Hamburg passes the newly arrived ‘rail zeppelin’ at Spandau main station. The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a pusher propeller located at the rear: it accelerated the railcar to 230.2…

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A Neo-Noir Short Made from Actual Photos of Rosettas Historic Comet Landing

In 2016 an exciting mission came to its planned end. The Rosetta spacecraft made its final maneuver—a controlled hard-landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p). Before that, Rosetta accompanied the Comet for more than 2 years. It researched valuable scientific data, brought a lander to the comet’s surface and took a vast number of images. In 2017, the ESA released over 400,000 images from Rosetta’s historic mission. Based on this incredible source material, motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl, worked together to create this neo-noir short film. Read more:…

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The Unsung 3rd Member of the Apollo 11 Crew Reflects on the 50th Anniversary

On July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon. The third member of the historic Apollo 11 mission was Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, whose mission was to bring everyone home. In this animated Google Doodle, Collins reflects on the 50th anniversary of the mission that changed our world forever. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/michael-collins-reflects-on-50th-anniversary-moon-landing/

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A Street Photograph From Every Year Since Its Inception (1838-2019)

In 1838 or 1839 the first photograph of figures in the street was recorded by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in one of a pair of daguerreotype views taken from his studio window of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. And with it, street photography was born. In this fascinating compilation by Guy Jones, we see a street photograph for every year since it’s ‘birth’ from 1838-2019. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/street-photograph-for-every-year-since-inception-in-1838/

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When WWI Soldiers Learned They Were Going Home (Colorized and Restored)

An incredible clip from Peter Jackson’s award-winning World War I film, They Shall Not Grow Old, which combines audio from interviews with WWI soldiers with authentic WWI footage that has been painstakingly restored, colorized and enhanced. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/when-wwi-soldiers-learned-they-were-going-home/

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This is the Best Ever Live Footage of Queen but the Band Absolutely Hated It

In 1981, Queen—at their near peak—played two sold out shows at the Montreal Forum on November 24th and 25th. The shows were filmed and recorded in extremely high quality, however the shows were also rife with controversy. As lead guitarist Brian May explains: Saul Swimmer had the idea that he could film a Queen concert, in a very high quality 35 mm double anamorphic way. For a start, we were not on tour, so all the sound and lights and production and CREW had to be reassembled just for this…

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50 Years Ago The Beatles Played Their Last Live Gig on a Roof in Savile Row

On January 30th, 1969, The Beatles staged an impromptu performance on the rooftop of their record label, Apple, in Savile Row, London. The gig would last 42 minutes before being shut down by police and would mark the final time the band ever performed together live. The footage from that historic day would make its way onto the Let It Be documentary. The band played nine takes of five songs (Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down, I’ve Got A Feeling, One After 909, Dig A Pony). In an interview with…

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