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Big Ship vs. Low Bridge

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Albino Moose

Very rare glimpse of an albino moose, not so easy to spot in a snowy forest:








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A Primitive art from the future

Ian Pyper created a whole new "naive"/primitive retro-future art genre.

See his gallery here.
"Little Atom World" from the "Atomic World" series:


(image credit: Ian Pyper)

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SyNAPSE: Brains-on-a-chip

Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics, or SyNAPSE. "The program will develop a brain inspired electronic 'chip' that mimics that function, size, and power consumption of a biological cortex.

Brains-on-a-chip, robotic rescue choppers, see-through displays -- those are just a few of the projects that the Pentagon's mad science division has hatched up for next year."
Read about this program here:




(images credit: Wired)

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Fun with Alligators





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Mixed fresh links for today:

Fantastic Glowworm Cave: Stars Underground - [nature]
Vintage Mystery Gadgets - [vintage]
Eat Bananas! You'll thank yourself later - [food]
The Plight of Girls in India - [weird]
California Coastline detailed aerials - [cool site]
Classy Five Dollar Bill from 1896 - [interesting]
The World's Worst Prison Break - [fun video]
Crane Exercise: foolish, crazy stunt - [wow video]
Cool in Japan: Nonsense Instruments - [fun video]

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Road-building, retro-future style

A neat way to lay down a highway:


(image credit: Plan 59)

Even better way to get rid of it:


(image credit: Frank Uyttenhove)

Also from Plan59 site, an interesting glimpse of transportation in the future:


(image credit: Plan 59)

The first autobahns (highways) were built in Germany, of course. Here is one in 1930:



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Time to pray

When having a little cross in your car might be a good idea:





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Frog's Love Song



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Dnepro-Petrovsk Mafia Tombstones

Note how almost every Ukranian mafia tombstones depicts a Mercedes - not paid, but very effective advertising!












The next one does not have a Mercedes, but the image is funny when compared to the meaning of the guy's name: "Sukhoi" means "the one who never takes a drop of alcohol" -



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Very weird hats





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Anonymous pimento said...

Hey, that first tombstone has a Daewoo on it, not a Merc. Almost polar opposites on the automotive spectrum!

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Blogger Casimir said...

I saw a program on the ship crash the other night (Shockwave: History Channel). The on site bridge operator was intoxicated and working alone. He thought the ship had passed and began lowering the bridge.

There were no deaths in the accident. The helmsman dropped to the floor as they hit the bridge and the wheelhouse was sheared off inches above the floor, leaving him untouched. The ship, of course, was destroyed and its hull has been cut down to make a barge.

Bridges in the area are now controlled remotely from a central location with closed circuit cameras to verify that traffic is clear.

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