Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard | Via

Near the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh, lies one of the largest ship-breaking yards in the world. It stretches for 18 km along the coast on the Bay of Bengal where more than 200,000 Bangladeshis break down up to 100 ships a year. Working under hazardous conditions, workers rip apart ships with their bare hands and a blowtorch to assist, dissecting the ship bolt by bolt, rivet by rivet. Every piece of metal worth salvaging is carried on to waiting trucks in the shoreline to be carried away to furnaces where it will be melted down and fashioned into steel rods. The steel accounts for half of all the steel in Bangladesh.

SoP | Scale of Work


Throwback Thursday — Video Games at Brooks Memorial Union: 
In 1982, arcade video games like Tempest, Centipede and Ms. Pac-Man ate quarters from student pockets. Marquette University’s old Brooks Union game room was located — where else? — in the basement. 

The Alumni Memorial Union replaced Brooks in 1990, and Brooks Hall was demolished in 2001 to clear the way for the Raynor Library. The game room in the AMU still carries the Brooks name, in honor of Rev. Peter A. Brooks, S.J., MU alumnus, first union manager and 17th university president.

Image source: Marquette University Archives


Can Tho, Vietnam, 1968. Photo by David Nelson: “Attention all U.S. and free world personnel. It is recommended that no travel be done beyond this point during the hours of darkness without contacting Phong Dinh advisor team.”