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September 19, 2014 - DRB Pic-of-the-Day
"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

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





#223 - Week of September 14, 2014

New Deep-Sea "Mushroom" Species Discovered - [wow nature]
Shuttle at the Space Station: see it full-size! - [space]
Humans are wired for bad news - [interesting]
Visual Comparison of Optical Telescope Mirrors - [great graphic]
Where these children sleep - [profound photography project]
Dreadnoughtus dinosaur weighed 65 tons: more than a Boeing 737 - [wow discovery]
Perhaps the strangest hitch-hiker ever - [weird, nature]
A visit to Farnborough’s amazing wind tunnels - [exploring, tech]
"We Are Groot!" Origins of the Guardians of the Galaxy - [geek info]
1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft - [wow gaming]
Crazy Black Cheese Japanese Burger - [weird]
Mesmerizing pendulum wave demonstration- [cool science]
The Dying Russians: Insightful Article - [good read]
Nobody's going to use your coffee mug anymore - [funny]
The Cosmos Series Online! info - [great sci-fi find]
Various ideas of beauty in different countries; more! - [interesting]
Russian Tornado Dashcam - [wow video]
Japanese Food Art: Sharp Knife and a Cucumber - [wow video]
Russian Trucks in Extreme Conditions - [wow video]
If you haven't seen this yet, you should: Heron vs. Gopher - [wow video]
Mesmerizing: The Making of a Swiss Knife, full video - [wow video]
These deer are truly LOST - [fun video]
Ants Working Together... in a very scary way - [wow video]
Unexpected: How to Peel a Kiwi, or a Mango - [cool video]
Wow. Haven't Seen This Done Before - [wow video]
Mad, Mad, Mad Chinese Traffic - [wow video]
Extraordinary "Baking" Skills - [wow video]
This "Speed Cooking" is even wilder! (Don't try this at home!) - [fun video]
Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions, info - [wow video]
world's Largest Paper RC Airplane - [wow video]
Real-life Jewish Superhero - [quite a video series]





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


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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


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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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