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6 Memorable Images from the '60s

For the rest of the week, I'll be posting memorable images from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. Let's start with the '60s, the decade that basically launched counterculture. Of course, I could fill 20 blog posts with images that capture the decade, but these 6 sort of sum it up for me. Can you feel the spirit of the times? Can you hear the music? Can you appreciate how far we've come, both for better and worse?

1. August 28, 1963

2. November 22, 1963

3. April 17, 1964


Known as the "1964½" model by Mustang enthusiasts, the 1965 Mustang was Ford's most successful launch since the Model A.

4. March 8, 1965


3,500 U.S. Marines land near Da Nang in South Vietnam. They are the first U.S. troops to arrive in Vietnam.

5. July 21, 1969


"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

6. August 15-18, 1969

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Can You Spot the Python Hiding in the Photo?
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A homeowner in Cooroy, Queensland, Australia came home to find a rather frightening surprise in his garage: what appeared to be a large snake was actually a pair of breeding pythons. Fortunately, the eagle-eyed experts at Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, a professional reptile relocation service, noticed that there was a second snake and snapped this photo after removing the first one. Would you have been able to spot the second slithery guy? Take a look at the photo above and see.

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Lazy Cyclists Help Make These Massive Bike Graveyards in China
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When bike share programs go right, they can make life easier for commuters while reducing a city’s impact on the environment at the same time. When they don't go exactly as planned, they can create sprawling bicycle graveyards like the one seen in these photos.

The eerie scenes, recently spotlighted by WIRED, can be found throughout the city of Hangzhou, China. Like many large cities, Hangzhou is home to an official bike share program. But there are also private bike share companies that give cyclists the option to pick up a bike and leave it wherever they please rather than return it to an official docking station. The result is thousands of bikes scattered around the city like junk.

In response to complaints, the city of Hangzhou has begun collecting these abandoned bikes and storing them in lots. These aerial images are a good indication of the sheer number of bikers the city has—and they also have a creepy, post-apocalyptic vibe. Check out the photos below.

Bike graveyard in China.
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Bike graveyard in China.
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Bike graveyard in China.
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[h/t WIRED]

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