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Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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Really Hair-Raising Nepal Roads Video - [most-dangerous roads]
But nothing beats this road video - [sweaty palms/reddit]
Oumuamua object is stranger than we realized... (full text) - [Space Beacon?]
Whole Galaxy Inside Your Browser - [STARS: great website]
Guy makes a Fire/Smoke Tornado Inside a Bubble - [amazing]
Abandoned: Surreal Town in Abkhazia - [wow video]
Bizarre: Japan's All-White Cult (pics) - [weird, info]
Underground Ecosystem More Diverse Than Life on The Surface - [science]
Dark Ages were not all that dark, after all - [history myth]
Time Lapse of the Sushi-Making Scene: Animation - [video and info]
Custom Records for a 70's Toy Record Player - [geek art]
HD Cab View: Yurikamome Elevated Train Line Tokyo - [neat video]
Neat Illustrated Travel Notebooks - [by José Naranja]
Click "Gallery" in this Cool Mecha Site - [Junya Ishigaki's work]
The Evolution of Santa Claus - [cool infographic]
The Devil vs. Magician-Without-Shadow (pics) - [Scottish Smoo Cave]
Fascinating video from Mumbai's worst slum - [POV video]
Great Comedy Sketch: "Mastermind" - [fun video]
Incredible Quality Restoration of WW1 Footage - [Peter Jackson's new project]
Neat Graphic: The History of Tea - [history, style]
Older than Pyramids, Bigger than England: newly-discovered TERMITE Land - [info]
Collecting Vintage CPU/Processors - [geek info]
"Imaginary Monuments": Wonderful Art by Sandow Birk - [gallery]
Then & Now: Silent Films Real Locations - [great site]
Earthquake Footage Compilation From Around The World - [wow video]
This "The Onion" Sketch is still as relevant as ever - [fun video]
Soothing Watch: $144 Steak Lunch in Tokyo (Teppanyaki) - [neat video]
The Biggest Waves Ever Surfed (Nazare) - [wow video]
Just a simple nudge... leads to this - [wow video]
When you're overqualified for the job - [fun video]
Carol Burnett Show: "Airline Security", "Butler & Maid" - [fun videos]
Very Strange, Surreal Russian Animation - [cool video]
Great Merseybeat Song by Chad & Jeremy - [video, TV show]
Great List of Newly-Learned Weird Facts - [random cool]
Play "G-Switch!" for a lot of in-browser fun - [game]





Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

#268 - Click Here

A lot of speculation about Oumuamua - [alien probe? asteroid?]
Majestic White Bear, or "Spirit Bear" (not an Albino) - [wow nature]
Boarding & Riding a Paternoster - [vintage, video]
... and then going over the top with it - [wow video]
List of SOLVED missing persons cases - [fascinating]
First Ever Piece of Internet Equipment - [cued-in video]
Aurus: Russian Presidential Automobile - [auto, gallery]
What's the Most Difficult Place to Get to In the World? - [neat video]
Downloadable Large-Format Historical Maps - [epic list]
Jericho: The Oldest Town & the Big Mystery - [cool info]
The Ancient City of Jericho 3D Model - [history, video]
"The First Skyscraper" Mystery - [Jericho' Tower]
Live Air Traffic Audio from Anywhere - [cool site, aviation]
Most Interesting ATC Recordings and info/forum - [geek, aviation]
Map of Unprovoked Shark Attacks in the World - [wow nature]
Hot Wheels Original Set: 50th Anniversary - [geek info]
Incredible Compendium of Myths-Related Books Online - [great find]
Indian Lands in the U.S. 1885 and 2005 Comparison - [interesting map]
We Tried An Overnight Bus Hotel From LA To San Francisco - [cool video]
12 Crazy, Creative Ways to Blow a £1Billion - [fun infographic]
Magical Chivalric Romance: "Sir Launfal" - [1200 AD Arthur, Fairies, etc]
A Proclamation for the Suppression of Coffee Houses! - [unexpected]
Great History of 1650s Coffee Houses in London - [history, article]
1970s Wheelie Bikes (pic) - [nostalgic info]
Probably the Laziest Cat Ever - [fun video]
Are LEGO Faces' Emotions Changing? - [random head]
Perfect Match: Drones Filming Extreme Drifting - [wow video]
Medieval Fantasy City Generator - [wow video]
Probably the most cheerful song ever written - [music video]
This camel is stuck, indeed - [fun video]
Some Sort of Japanese Crazy Sounds/Shapes in your browser - [well...]
"Early Prototype of Apple Pay" - [fun video]
(Endless) Groovy Disco Dancing Competition - [fun video]
Gold Plated (Most Expensive) Number Plates - [fun infographic]




Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

Abandoned, Dieselpunk
DRB Pic-of-the-Day

Abandoned: Streamlined Three-wheeler

Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #5
Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Quantum Shot #430(rev)
Amazing Submarine Concepts

Every kind, except the yellow ones

Quantum Shot #453(rev)
The Biggest Guns in Human History

"It's not the size that counts" does not seem to apply

Quantum Shot #898
Bizarre Buses

Wacky Wonders of Public Transportation

Quantum Shot #518(rev)
Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Quantum Shot #534(rev)
Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

Quantum Shot #537(rev)
World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Quantum Shot #897
Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Quantum Shot #896
Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectible Pedal Vehicles Showcase




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DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #38

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #37

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #36

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #35

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #34

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #33

Loads of cool and rare imagery




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Quantum Shot #895
Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Quantum Shot #894
Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Quantum Shot #527(rev)
Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #32

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #31

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #30

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #29

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #28

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #27

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #893
Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Quantum Shot #892
Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

Quantum Shot #891
The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

Quantum Shot #890
Videophones from the Future Past

Skype? Smartphone? Google Hangouts?



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Quantum Shot #521(rev)
What Kids (Really) Wish For

The Ultimate Imaginary Gifts List

Quantum Shot #457(rev)
The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

Quantum Shot #889
DRB Time-Slice:
Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces


Unique melody for every day of the year!

Quantum Shot #888
DRB Time-Slice: 1930 Design:
Golden Telephone For Pope Pius


You needed to kneel to speak with Pope Pius XII by phone



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #26

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #25

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #23

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #667(rev)
Amazing Automatons, Robots & Victorian Androids

Industrious Clockwork Creatures!

Quantum Shot #887
Colorful South American Buses, Part 2

If you are braving some of the riskiest roads, you might as well have a colorful ride!

Quantum Shot #886
DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus

Quantum Shot #885
Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse

Quantum Shot #884
Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more

Quantum Shot #883
Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

Stunning Photo-Realistic (and Wildly Surreal) Paintings by Jeremy Geddes


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