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Pedal Car gets pulled over

The Blues Brothers might not consider it to be a good getaway vehicle, but if you feel compelled to drive one, be aware of the cops. They do not seem to like this (why, I can not fathom)



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Inconceivable Turtle Upgrade

Would you do this to your pet animal? This turtle probably does not mind, but it's still strange to see the slow-moving animal turned into this guy's private Salvador Dali crawling piece of surrealism. He "glued" fur on its shell, presumably artistically. You decide.



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Retro-Space Art, one more

I really liked this rarely-seen piece of art, called "Travel to Distant Worlds" (an illustration to Karl Gilzin's 1958 book). It is an understated, moody and mysterious piece.


(original unknown)

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Blue Lagoon (inside a rock)

If you remember our article Fantastic Gemstones, this picture will add to the spectacular collection of nature's rocks. Irene Muller justly calls this picture "Blue Lagoon", waiting to be discovered inside a stone:


(image credit: Irene Muller, used by permission)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Eerie Sounds of an Aurora - [fascinating]
Some Neat Streamlined Retro Tech here - [vintage]
Mysterious Radio Number Stations - [interesting]
Record-setting City Roads & Streets - [urban]
Monkey brains control robot legs - [tech]
Revolution in the Bedroom - [weird, sfw]
Mug Shots: a fun pet photo contest - [cute site]
Old, but still useful tip: ATM scam - [tip]
Radical Bicycle Stunts - [wow video]

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Neat Job



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Friends Forever!





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Black-and-White Postcards, the Classic Way

Pacco J. Pompei has a good collection of vintage postcards in his flickr set. He also does professional hand-tinting, his company in business for 25 years. He says "we employ only classical techniques... When history is written, those who have negatives and hand-developed prints will have works of Art that will be priceless."


Lourdes, France


Wernigerode a. Harz, Germany


Merano, Italy

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Intricate Nail Art

From the "forwarded by grandma" department comes this series of nice nail art pictures:










(original unknown)

UPDATE:
According to Make:Blog,

These are the works of Albanian artist Saimir Strati. The nail mosaic was named "The Largest Nail Mosaic" on September 4th, 2006.

"I have lost count of the nails, but I think it was around 400 kilos (880 pounds) of nails. I have used different nails. The condition was they should be industrial nails and they are," Strati said. "My technique resembles (digital) camera pixels. I have used a nail for each pixel," he told Reuters.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Brammimonde said...

A lil' bit of rubber cement never hurt a turtle's shell. It will peel right off. Heck, it probably already fell off of it's own accord.

Now if only I could get that tutle shell to stick to my cat...

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Blogger boinky said...

MakeMagzine blog commenter says the nail artist is: Albanian artist Saimir Strati. The nail mosaic was named "The Largest Nail Mosaic" on September 4th, 2006.

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