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Absurd Logistics, Part 6


"QUANTUM SHOT" #295
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Necessity is the mother of invention, yet again

Wow, we've had the last "Logistics" issue only a month ago, and yet we've received so many pictures and documented instances of inspired madness in the face of the tight circumstances, that we are pressed to publish another part of this series. Could it be that the world is spinning faster (and getting hotter) so that more and more people are forced to invent things on the spot?

In any case, enjoy this compilation, and continue sending us the strange sights you see around you.
(Most of the source sites and mailed pictures don't credit the original photographers, so please help us with identification so that we could include this info on the page.)


Weird Loads & Passengers:



Good use of overload in advertisement:



Better stay away from the highway:





























Overloaded truck in Shandong, China:




(images credit: PeopleDaily)

Overloaded Truck in Iran:


(image credit: Mahdi Ehsaei)

Mercedes truck arriving from Libya:


(image credit: Bonobo2005)

Moving things in Seattle:


(image credit: Aaron Webb)



(image credit: Weirdthings)

The Ultimate Overload:
(photoshopped for some advertisement)



Road Surfing:



Decoder says: "This photo is taken somewhere in Romania. According to the clothes they are gypsies. They use this technique to brake somehow the chariot."

Too many passengers:



Wrong passenger:


(image credit: weirdthings)

Nice carrying arrangement:




Interesting Jobs

Enduring 4 hour shifts at -5 degrees Celsius:
(ice bar in Stockholm)


(image credit: Victoria Catterson)

Don't let your partner slip away:



Fixing lots of wires on a bamboo ladder:
(photo taken in Kamala Beach, Phuket)


(sent in by Kelly Zenkewich)

Girls at Work!




Your household will never be the same

Strange things in the kitchen:









a quick bath:






Oh my... I hope this is not real:



Reinvent your satellite dish:



Reinvent your playground:
(obviously an advertisement)



Reinvent your jacuzzi time:



Lock your stuff up!



lock it up real good:










Creative (and re-invented) transportation



Use of an old car as a doghouse:



1958 Pontiac Station Wagon Hyrail oddity:


(image credit: Matt Cummins)

Use of an old tractor as a wedding vehicle:



Great use for an old truck! BBQ installation.


(image credit: Zolhando)

Can't figure out what these fans are for:



Train car, converted into... something:



Make yourself a wooden RV:



Go shopping in style:









Motorized Barstool:

























Russian automotive publication "Za Rulem" published photos of DIY amphibious car, (or car-submarine) made from standard "Niva" SUV:






(images credit: "Za Rulem")

This car, however, does not seem to be amphibious:




Bugatti on Russian roads (does not last very long?)



Some other luxury cars get mutilated in other ways:



Old Police Car (could be used as a decoy)



This picture is old, but I totally appreciate this officer's expression:



He must be tracking this driver:


(image credit: Jake Easley, around395.com)

Cool van sculpture:



Another old car art:



Pretty harmless prank:



This is much worse... Bad, bad revenge:




Creative (and some unfortunate) parking

















































Camel parking outside Dubai:
(note the highest building on Earth in the backgound)


(original unknown)

Animals are quite inventive, too:



Send us more hilarious and inventive situations around you!


(photo credit: Valentin Kolesnyuk)

Other sources: OddInfo, Exler, Botinok

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8 Comments:

Blogger Marek Lewandowski said...

The `water heater' is an invention from a polish student's dorm in Krakow. I have covered this with a bit of a background some time ago here:

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Blogger Marek Lewandowski said...

Well, it seems that URLs are filtered away on DRB. So, CTRL-C CTRL-V:
,,Long live ages old, never repaired student dorms…

Actually the problem is more complex. There are quite many dorms located in old buildings that have a `cultural heritage’ status and as such may not be modified without authorisation of responsible institutions.

In principle a good regulation, as it prevents ruining rests of old architecture, but sometimes it really backfires - in this case the dorm cannot be modified to provide in-room hot water.

Renovation costs are also pretty high - it’s really controversial sometimes, as the materials used must match the style and finish of the original fittings.Sure again - it’s a god idea, but what if there’s no money for special paint orexotic type of plaster? Shall the building fall into ruin just because nobody’s ready to pay for reverting it to the truly original state, or maybe it’s good to use something cheaper, but preserving the state if not the style? ''

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Anonymous ku-tang clan said...

"Train car, converted into... something" - it's orthodox church :)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the train car is converted into a church :)

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Blogger YAY! said...

the green car sticking out of the parking is in bordeaux, parking victor hugo, it's an old jaguar , next time i go there i can take a picture from inside if you want :p

here's a closeup from outside :

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/258534534_e71553ad0b.jpg?v=0


and a wider view:
http://kaustik.org.free.fr/images/bordeaux/parking_victor-hugo.jpg

enjoy :D

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Anonymous Ken said...

Probablöy the majority of the crowd has noticed, that most of the pictures were of cars with Russin plates. Wonder why..

It's the same shite here in Estonia, where the daily news tell us about fatal crashes involving BMW's and Vladimirs. And I do mean -every day-.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pickaxe Audi: You have 5 new messages.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The U-shaped pipe with flame coming out is a pulse-jet, a very simple (no moving parts!) rocket engine. The red coloring of the pipe is not rust - it is the pipe heating red-hot. Very dangerous!

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