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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

Lara Croft: Past and Present - [an eye-opener]
Rio’s Real-Life Slumdog Millionaires - [fascinating]
What are the worst songs??, more - [hilarious exploration]
China's Supercaves: Awesome 3D Tour - [wow travel, scroll down]
Leaked pictures of Bill Gates' Legendary House - [Facebook gallery]
The Total Cuteness of Tokyo - [wow Japan, pics]
Unexpected Find: Social Pool - [cool, useful]
Retail in Real-time: How Much We Spend - [wow graphic]
These guys are record-collectors: great gallery - [vintage, photo]
Awesome 3D Presentation: Lifecycle of the HIV Virus - [wow science]
New Tram Design Approved for Moscow- [design, futurism]
First President to be 3D Scanned and Printed - [weird]
Awesome depiction of America with no air-conditioning - [history, good article]
Most Absurd Lawsuits in Recent Years - [funny, weird]
Great site for various weird collections - [cool site]
Plane Landings on This Island Are Insane - [weird, pics]
"Roads Were Not Built For Cars" Wait... What? - [retro, weird]
Two clumsy bees trying to find their way home - [funny, video]
Disturbing Animal Ads - [pics, nsfw]
Weird, Impressive: X-ray Body in Yoga Motion - [wow video]
This guy does the girl voice: spot on - [fun video]
Sleeping And Super-Active Hummingbirds - [fun video]
The Craziest Courier Packaging Ever - [fun video]
How many guys are in this van?? - [wow video]
Small Truck vs. Furious Crane - [wow video]
Hailstorm on the Beach in Siberia - [wow video]
Jumping over Speeding Lamborghini - [wow video]
Dogs Confused by Glass Tables - [fun video]
Fascinating Aerial Footage of a School of Fish - [wow video]
Spectacular Footage of the USAF Thunderbirds - [wow video]
Which pulp fiction author had 15 pennames? - [find out here]







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


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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


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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


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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!



#217 - Week of March 25, 2014


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March 21, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #16

Loads of cool and rare imagery




March 18, 2014 - Quantum Shot #334(rev)
Optical Illusions in Art, Part 3

We love it when pictures play with our minds

March 11, 2014 - Quantum Shot #867
Auto Oops! Bizarre Car Accidents, Part 7

New batch of maddeningly mysterious wrecks

March 6, 2014 - Quantum Shot #868
Exceptional British 1950s Scifi Artwork

Quintessential Space Pulp Art by Ron Turner and others



#216 - Week of March 1, 2014


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February 21, 2014 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

Incl. "Unsung Hero of the Olympics"




February 25, 2014 - Quantum Shot #867
Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2

The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting Kids

February 17, 2014 - Quantum Shot #240(rev)
Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas

Profound Art Ritual Reflecting the Sanctity of Our Lives

February 13, 2014 - Quantum Shot #866
Funny Sports Update

Underwater Ice Hockey, Extreme Stunts, etc.(Pics)

February 8, 2014 - Quantum Shot #373(rev)
The New Motor, or the Steam-Powered Messiah

The strange, true tale (plus some wicked cyberpunk art)



#215 - Week of February 3, 2014 - Click Here


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January 29, 2014 - DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #15

Loads of cool and rare imagery




January 27, 2014 - Quantum Shot #865
Machines Alive! The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Is it a dream, or a nightmare?

January 24, 2014 - Quantum Shot #234(rev)
Automated Musical Instruments

Music Robots: No Performer Necessary

January 20, 2014 - Quantum Shot #864
Pulp Pleasures: Eando Binder

"Where Eternity Ends" and other rare gems



#214 - Week of January 16, 2014 - Click Here


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January 15, 2014 - Quantum Shot #863
Epic Fantasy: the Start of the Journey

Part 2 of our "Best Classic Fantasy" series

January 12, 2014 - Quantum Shot #862
Strange Shadows: Best Classic Fantasy

Fantasy "Glitches in the Matrix", Epic Lands, and more!

January 7, 2014 - Quantum Shot #189(rev)
American Supersonic Airliners:
Race for a Dream


Supersonic Marvels, Largely Forgotten Today

January 4, 2014 - BEST OF DRB
Best of DRB in 2013

The Greatest Hits of the Year



December 31, 2013 - DRB Feel-Good
Happy Holidays from DRB!

2014 Feel-Good Issue, Part 2



December 25, 2013 - DRB Feel-Good
Christmas Feel-Good Special

Happy Holidays and Great New 2014 Year from DRB!




December 23, 2013 - Quantum Shot #861
Epic Space Fiction by Alastair Reynolds

"Nostalgia for Infinity", indeed



#213 - Week of December 18, 2013 - Click Here


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December 13, 2013 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

Incl. "The Coldest Place On Earth"




December 11, 2013 - DRB Series
Magnificent Fractals (DRB Series)

Probably the Most Spectacular Collection of Fractals on the Web

December 9, 2013 - Quantum Shot #133(rev)
Fractals For Food

If You Eat This, Will It Make You Better At Math?

December 7, 2013 - Quantum Shot #535(rev)
Three-Dimensional Mechanical Fractals

Don't stare at them for too long, or your brain will capsize!

December 3, 2013 - Quantum Shot #860
Cinerama: "The Next Big Thing That Was"

Curved screens, gigantic projectors & "out-of-this-world" picture

November 28, 2013 - Quantum Shot #91(rev)
Pre-Fractal Art

Stunning Examples of Fractal Art in History

November 25, 2013 - Quantum Shot #859
A Codebreaker's Dream: The Bombe!

"The Bombe" vs. "The Enigma" code battle

November 23, 2013 - Quantum Shot #858
Extremely Weird Bus Stops & Shelters

Wildly bizarre bus stop "creations"



#212 - Week of November 20, 2013 - Click Here




November 17, 2013 - Feel-Good Issue
DRB Feel-Good Issue #13

Loads of cool and rare imagery




November 14, 2013 - Quantum Shot #857
Incredible Balancing Acts & Tightrope Walking

Up on the Roof: Not for the Faint of Heart

October 31, 2013 - Quantum Shot #856
The Creepiest Mannequins

Serious Halloween Scares and Frights

October 27, 2013 - DRB Series
World's Strangest Vehicles (DRB Series)

Automotive design madness

October 25, 2013 - Quantum Shot #855
Wildly Funny Frogs

Frogs in their "moments of weakness"



#211 - Week of October 22, 2013 - Click Here




October 20, 2013 - Feel-Good Issue
DRB Feel-Good Issue #12

Loads of cool and rare imagery




October 18, 2013 - Quantum Shot #854
World's Strangest Vehicles, Part 5

The Truly Bizarre Car Zoo!

October 14, 2013 - Quantum Shot #394(rev)
Deadliest Creatures (that are Easiest to Miss)

Real terror lurks in quiet darkness

October 10, 2013 - Quantum Shot #853
"Music For... What?" Weird Album Covers

Music for Vacuuming, and much much more!



#210 - Week of October 8, 2013 - Click Here




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





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