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The Super Cold (And Awesome) Clouds Of Saturn

Clouds Of Saturn

In the early 1980s, a Voyager mission discovered a curious hexagon on Saturn’s north pole. Incredibly enough, just one side of the hexagon is 8,600 miles long, or more than Earth’s diameter. The jury is still out as to why such a shape appears on the planet, but most astronomers believe it is due to a standing-wave pattern within Saturn’s atmosphere.

It was also Voyager that discovered Saturn’s finer clouds patterns. In the upper cloud layers, temperatures are around 100-160 Kelvin, or really, really cold.

For more fascinating space finds, check out space facts and the most astonishing nebulae photography!

Drinking, Womanizing, And Plenty Of Smokes: The Real Mad Men

original mad men tobacco pipeMad Men producers broke the hearts of millions when they called the series quits early in 2015. Thankfully, we have DVD sets and these incredible LIFE Magazine photos to keep the Mad legacy alive:

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Madison Avenue, Mad Men territory. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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When running an ad campaign for a client, you have to know where their customers reside.Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A refrigeration campaign boasts $5 down, $5 for your old ice box, and 5 years to pay. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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They say the gray flannel suit as the ‘uniform’ of the Mad Men is a myth, but pictures suggest otherwise. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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Sometimes the brainstorming sessions could not be contained by a desk and had to move to the office floor. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A demanding, high-stress job led to the need to unwind. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A new campaign claiming that you can “Breeze through washday” is the center of attention, but it is hard not to notice the illustration on the wall of a woman with sink plungers for a bra. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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You can never have too many pencils at the ready when reviewing a client’s campaign. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

Mad Men Ads Samsonite

A late '60s Samsonite campaign Source: TIME

Mad Men Ads Cokes

Coca-Cola, April 11, 1960 Source: TIME

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In 1958 the real Mad Men ruled Madison Avenue, New York. Though the dapper advertising executives would really hit their stride in the 1960s, LIFE Magazine saw the change in tide coming–and did a feature article on the subject in 1958 wherein they tried to separate fact from fiction.

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End Of Empire: 45 Haunting Photos Of The Romanovs’ Last Days

Romanovs Last Days

The Romanovs visiting a regiment during World War I. From left to right: Anastasia, Olga, Nicholas II, Alexei, Tatiana and Maria. Behind them are Kuban Cossacks Source: Wikipedia

On March 15, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II bowed to the chaos sweeping through Russia and abdicated the royal throne. This signified an end to the centuries-old rule of the Romanov dynasty, but it also marked the beginning of what Edmund Walsh would later describe in The Atlantic as the “weaving of the complicated net of death.”

Upon abdicating the throne, the Romanovs–symbols to many of the feckless imperial glut that stood at the root of much of Russia’s hardships–were exiled and shuffled about Russian residences until their violent July 1918 executions in Ekaterinburg. We track their final years, from 1914 to 1918, in the photo gallery below:

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The Best One-Armed Saves In Film

The best one-armed saves in film.

It was made famous by the scene in Cliffhanger, but the “one-armed save” has been an enduring trope in film for years. It’s a recipe for great drama: put your main character at one edge of a dangerously high precipice, put their love interest/sidekick/honorable nemesis at the other. Have that main character save the other to earn a massive sigh of relief and catharsis from the audience. The above video is a lovely assemblage of 101 of these exciting movie moments.

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