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heimdalsgate

from of montreal posted in music by ratsnamgod

Street where Kevin Barnes lived & did much drugs, inspiring the single "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse"

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where ‘dimebag’ darrell was killed

from pantera, damageplan posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul, both founding members of Pantera, formed the band Damageplan after Pantera's breakup in 2003.

During a December 8, 2004 Damageplan concert at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, a mentally ill former U.S. Marine climbed on stage during their first song and shot "Dimebag" Darrell multiple times in the head. Three other people were killed and several wounded before a police officer was able to shoot and kill the gunman.

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lighthouse of alexandria (former)

from seven wonders of the world posted in history by pete_nice

Commissioned by the first Ptolemy in 280 BC, the Lighthouse of Alexandria was a monumental structure that stood around 400 ft (122 m) tall.

The lighthouse functioned through the use of large fires in the interior cylinder and a use giant mirror at the top. It's referenced throughout historical texts, and the lighthouse's image was printed on coins from the era.

The lighthouse, or Pharos, was badly damaged in earthquakes in 956, and then again in 1303 and 1323. In 1480, the Sultan of Qaitbay demolished the remnants to create a citadel.

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woodruff park

from anchorman 2 posted in movies by crabapple

Standing in for a Manhattan park, Woodruff Park in Atlanta, GA is the filming location where Ron Burgundy and the crew from Global News Network battle the cameo-heavy news crews from ESPN, MTV, BBC, CBC and the History Channel (as well as a werewolf and the ghost of Stonewall Jackson).

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the laundry

from radiohead posted in music by speedy_dee

The Laundry is a bar/restaurant/event space co-owned by Ed O'Brien, guitarist for Radiohead.

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