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Earthrise & Earthset (seen from the Moon)

The world's first high-definition images of Earth from the Moon, made by the onboard camera of the moon explorer "KAGUYA"


Today's pictures & links:
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Very Strange Block-House in Holland

(original unknown)

Probably built by this company:
(click to enlarge; this ad says "We love to build")

(image credit: Paul Hollingworth/)


Spiritual Shadow

Arie Bloed send us this fascinating photo: "Not a pyramid, but the shadow of a holy mountain in Sri Lanka: Adam's Peak. At the top of the mountain are three altars - for Christian, Buddhists and Hindu religions.

(image credit: Arie Bloed)


One of the largest beetles on Earth:
Rhinoceros Beetle

(image credit: Archimedes Chen)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Fantastic Vintage TVs - [cool gallery]
Inside the Tokyo Traffic Control Center - [pics]
DIY: Miniature hovercraft - [gadget]
9 Coolest Aquariums - [design]
More Interesting Natural Phenomena - [nature]
Making Your Own X-Ray Photographs - [useful?]
Mp3 Player Steampunk Style - [design]
Yatta! Japan's Ultimate Boy Band - [fun video, could be nsfw]
Fishing for Chipmunks - [fun video]


Too Many Bicycles

Belgium, region Flanders, city of Brakel. This landmark was erected when a famous cycle-race passed along for the 25th time.

(image credit: Arie Bloed)

Too many bikes:

and cars:

Too many planes:

and tanks:


Load it with 20 kg of wood to drive 100 km

With minimal alterations to the engine, Mr. Anton Peterka (from Belgrade, Serbia) made his 1985 Yugo 45 to run on wood and coal for fuel:
"Instead of 1 litre of gasoline, 2.5 kg of wood is spent. 20 kg of wood are consumed after 100 km which means that driving "on wood" is up to 10 times cheaper than the conventional driving using gasoline."
(More info here)

(images credit: freeweb.deltha.hu)


Heel Enhancements

for the pedestrian:

for the lady driver:

(image credit: ModernMechanix)


Surprise! and... don't shoot!

(original unknown)


Mystery Image

What kind of a vehicle this could be?


Permanent Link...

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Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

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Anonymous Sam L. said...

Looks like a soapbox derby racer to me.

Anonymous rallymodeller said...

The mountain in Sri Lanka is described by Arthur C Clarke in his book "The Fountains of Paradise" where it is used to anchor a space elevator.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think a soapbox like that competed in the red bull soapbox race in belgium, aprox five years ago.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house is in Amsterdam and is housing for elderly people. Building is named Wozoco http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=zeewoelf&ie=UTF8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ll=52.363885,4.794473&spn=0.001237,0.002511&t=h&z=19&om=1
http://www.bk.tudelft.nl/students/b1205943/internet/Essay.htm (Dutch)
http://www.mvrdv.nl/_v2/projects/015_wozoco/index.html (Engl)

Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Western Garden Cities of Amsterdam built in the 1950s and 1960s, are now confronted with big increases in density that continue to threaten their open green spaces, the most important quality of these areas. As part of this operation, a block of 100 apartments for people over 55 years was proposed to mark the end of a facility strip for the elderly.

To still provide adequate sunlight into the surrounding only 87 of the 100 units could be realised within the block. Where could the remaining 13 dwellings be positioned? If they were put elsewhere on the site, the open space would be further reduced.

By 'cantilevering' the remaining 13 units from the north façade, they are literally suspended in the air. The hanging East-West orientated types complete the North-South dwellings in the block with a view over the adjacent polder. By hanging the extra units on the north façade, the ground plane is kept as open and green as possible. A prototypic increase in density for the garden cities is achieved.

Anonymous eddyart said...

I think it is New Holland's entry for the Goodwood Festival of Speed downhill race.The annual event was discontinued after motoring ex-world champion Barry Lee had a bad accident a couple of years back.

Anonymous Arnoe said...

The picture with the apartment blocks "flying" away, is made by a friend of me: S. Stessens (Belgian)! It's a real coincidence to find it here!!!


Blogger John said...

Hercules, not Rhino beetle.


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