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December 19, 2014 - Quantum Shot #457(rev)
The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

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

#226 - Week of December 14, 2014

Awesome Holiday Feasts Roundup - [tempting]
Vintage Space Playing Cards - [great find]
Crazy, Leaning Towers of shanghai - [urban, pics]
List of Unexplained Sounds, more - [weird, nature]
Quirky, Unexpected Street Art by David Zinn - [wow art]
Totally Unique Projects by Tom Greenall - [random art]
"Mechanism" by Polycon, Russia - [surreal art]
Vintage Guitar Catalogs - [that's what internet is for]
...and the Effect Pedals, of course - [collection]
Missing Brains... Literally - [weird]
Amazing story of an isolated geek - [DIY operating system]
Inside Smithsonian Collections: Scroll Down- [33 Million Things]
Giant Underwater Power Plug, more - [geek, tech]
Impressive Cyberpunk Art by Klaus Pillon - [scifi art]
The Ultimate Off-road... Chair! - [cool vehicle]
Strangest Vintage Calculators - [great roundup]
This Is The Ultimate Candy List & Blog - [useful?]
Probably the weirdest random thing today - [info, weird]
Awesome Lamborghini Veneno Roadster - [cool video, auto]
Spectrascopic: Very Cool, Weird Tumblr - [nice find]
This is what happens to soap bubbles at -40C - [wow video]
Speech Synthesis Christmas Choir - [cool video]
Very Cool, Unusual Door Design - [wow video]
Did You See This Yet? Extreme Docking - [wow video]
Spectacular Jetman-Dubai 4K Footage - [wow video]
Great On-the-Spot Recreations of Nintendo Themes - [wow video]
The Future Of Fashion? 3D Printed Kinematics Dress - [cool video]
Funny Dave Allen Comedy Sketch - [fun video]
"Wanderers": Excellent SciFi Short Film - [cool video]
"Supercar Showdown" to play, if bored - [gaming]

December 9, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

Loads of cool and rare imagery
World's Simplest Electric Train - [fascinating]
The Shock Diamond - [an interesting phenomenon]
Finally, a bit of a good news - [cool info]
Typography in the "Alien" - [geek investigation]
Some good photos of "Orion" rocket engines - [to Mars, to Mars!]
10 Years Spent Carving a Cave - [wow art]
Extreme Firecracker Setup in China - [wow video]
How about some coffee underwater? - [wow video]
Meanwhile in Russia, a Kitten - [fun videos]
DIY Sterling Engine Tank - [wow video]
Wizards of Winter: Christmas Street Lights - [wow video]
This Kenworth is somewhat strange... - [fun video]
Motorcycle Stunts on a Roller Coaster - [wow video]
Zoigame to play, if bored - [gaming]

December 6, 2014 - Quantum Shot #889
DRB Time-Slice:
Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces

Unique melody for every day of the year!

December 1, 2014 - 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

#225 - Week of November 29, 2014 - Click Here


November 22, 2014 - 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!

November 19, 2014 - Quantum Shot #886
DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus

#224 - Week of October 26, 2014 - Click Here


October 21, 2014 - Quantum Shot #885
Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs

October 14, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse

October 6, 2014 - Quantum Shot #884
Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more

September 29, 2014 - Quantum Shot #883
Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color

September 23, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

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

September 17, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Loads of cool and rare imagery

#223 - Week of September 14, 2014 - Click Here


September 12, 2014 - Quantum Shot #882
Creative (and Weird) Basketball Hoops

Exercise Anywhere! Make your hoop out of anything!

September 4, 2014 - Quantum Shot #881
Fascinating Maps:
Origins of Important Historical Figures in Europe

Europe Seen Through a Temporal Telescope: 1400-1950

September 1, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
Pic-of-the-Day: Feather Sea Star

"Flowers of the Coral Seas"

September 8, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #21

Loads of cool and rare imagery

August 21, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #20

Loads of cool and rare imagery

#222 - Week of August 27, 2014 - Click Here


August 8, 2014 - Quantum Shot #880
Rare Microcars:
The Small, The Tiny, And the Utterly Absurd

A Smorgasbord of Weird Minicars

August 5, 2014 - Quantum Shot #879
Futuristic "Sofil" 1953 Vehicle

Marvelous bus designed by Felix Aublet

August 1, 2014 - Quantum Shot #878
More Lovely Micro Cars

Small is Timeless!

July 28, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Thunder Robot Army

Plus a bunch of Freddie-Ford auto robots

July 26, 2014 - Quantum Shot #645(rev)
Adorable Bubble-Cars

Great Things Come in Small Packages

July 21, 2014 - Quantum Shot #877
These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

Bubblecar Three-Wheelers! (Who Needs an Extra Wheel?)

July 17, 2014 - Quantum Shot #876
Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

Probably the craziest restaurant in the entire world

#221 - Week of July 15, 2014 - Click Here


July 9, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #19

Loads of cool and rare imagery

July 4, 2014 - Quantum Shot #415, 374(rev)
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 2
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1

Seriously disturbing sculptures, meant for kids

July 1, 2014 - Quantum Shot #550(rev)
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 3

When trapped in a nightmare, enjoy a kiddie-slide!

June 28, 2014 - Quantum Shot #875
Cars with Propellers, Part 2

Futuristic "Pillbug", built in 1936 in Germany

June 25, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Shire on Earth

Found! The secret hideout of hobbits

June 21, 2014 - Quantum Shot #516(rev)
Cars with Propellers, Part 1

Essential steampunk transportation

June 18, 2014 - Quantum Shot #874
Super-Colorful Rivers

Rivers full of heavenly colour

Mini Link Latte #1 - Week of June 16, 2014 - Click Here

June 11, 2014 - Quantum Shot #873
Let's "Go!": Ancient Chinese Game Boards

A long, passionate duel... with less victory

June 7, 2014 - Quantum Shot #559(rev)
Surprised Astronauts (Funny Pics)

"My God, it's full of stars!"

#220 - Week of June 3, 2014 - Click Here


May 31, 2014 - Quantum Shot #406(rev)
Antique Digital Calculators & Other Steampunk Gear

You know you want these retro masterpieces

May 29, 2014 - Quantum Shot #178(rev)
Spectacular & Mysterious Lightning, Part 1

Wild heavenly unrest and hair-raising electrical storms

May 25, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #18

Loads of cool and rare imagery

May 23, 2014 - Quantum Shot #461(rev)
Toy Robots to Have and to Hold

Share your life with a bunch of cute Japanese toy robots!

May 21, 2014 - Quantum Shot #872
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Soviet Unique Glass Holders, and more

May 19, 2014 - Quantum Shot #580(rev)
Flying Colors! Creative Paint on Airliners

"Art planes" to pretty up the skies

#219 - Week of May 16, 2014 - Click Here


May 12, 2014 - Quantum Shot #619(rev)
Gorgeous Espresso Machines

Awesome steam: retro & modern examples

May 8, 2014 - Quantum Shot #871
DRB History Issue: World War Two

Soviet Female Fighter Pilots of the WW2

May 4, 2014 - Quantum Shot #570(rev)
Thrilling Vintage Movie Posters

Spewed from Intergalactic Space!..

May 1, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #17

Loads of cool and rare imagery

April 27, 2014 - Pic-of-the-Day
Cosmonaut's Bling!

Under the banner of Lenin - to the stars!

April 23, 2014 - Quantum Shot #870
Crazy (and Dangerous) Railroads

Landslide on an Old Harrowing Railroad

April 18, 2014 - Pic-of-the-Day
Enchanting Waterfall Island

Like the Nagrand region in World of Warcraft

#218 - Week of April 20, 2014 - Click Here


April 12, 2014 - DRB Series
Amazing Optical Illusions (DRB Series)

One of the most extensive collections of awesome optical illusions on the web!

April 8, 2014 - Quantum Shot #869
Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6

"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them"

April 2, 2014 - Quantum Shot #868
Incredible Optical Illusions, Part 5

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

March 26, 2014 - Quantum Shot #228(rev)
Optical Illusions Update

Your eyes see one thing, your mind believes another!

The Complete Collection of DRB Biscotti issues is now available in one place - Click here

... Entertaining & Gambling Briefs
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Cool advancements in mobile bingo technology allow player to enjoy games on ipad, tablets and mobile phones

Also, if you enjoy a bit of online casino in your spare time, then we recommend visiting Piramind, as they have lots of reviews and bonuses for igaming brands. Fans of free games should visit the biggest gambling portal in Asia - Golden Kudo! As they have lots to play with having to spend a penny.

A weird and wonderful game called "Rainbow Riches" can provide vast riches for lucky players, hit the pots of gold and your luck could be in!

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