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To some birds playing billiards comes naturally:
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Interesting tree illusion
(image credit: Elle)
Actually, his kind of swimming is quite safe. Read the article about it here
Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)
One-Day Old Magpie
(image credit: National Geographic)
Photo by Jiri Anderle -
This one-day-old magpie in Moscow, Russia, thinks that I'm her parent.
(image credit: National Geographic)
Photo by Ashok Verma -
This is a shot of freshly picked cashew nuts--some still attached to the fruit that provides nourishment for their growth.
Mixed fresh links for today:
2 New Continents of... Garbage Appear on Earth - [unreal]
Living Jewels: Beetle Tech - [cool site]
10 Disasters that can end it all any minute - [fascinating]
Iran's wind-towers: ancient air-conditioners - [interesting]
Magical Light Photos, and how it's done - [photography]
Most frightening ancient weapons - [history]
Wonderful Tensegrity Structures - [cool art]
Ducks on an escalator - [fun video]
Effortless! Some mornings are better than others - [cool video]
Read the article here. Newborn giraffe Margaret at Chester Zoo, UK is considered to be unusually small for her species.
(images credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Also see Newborn Hedgehogs, Baby Kangaroo & Baby Squirrel
2008 New York "Dances of Vice" Festival
2008 New York Dances of Vice Festival will be taking place on February 8th and 9th. The festival is featuring the cello rock ensemble Rasputina as the headlining act in the exciting context of a gothic/Neo-Victorian costumed ball. The event will attract enthusiasts of the vintage lifestyle, steampunk, gothic, glamour and neo-Victorian communities.
Additional festival highlights include live victorian fencing demonstrations, puppet operettas, an art gallery, musical saws, and much more.
Dances of Vice is otherwise a monthly 1920-30s dance and cabaret night in New York City.
Some of the Victorian/Steampunk costumes can be viewed at Cosplay (some nsfw):
(images credit: cosplay.com)
Weird & Wonderful Things in Laos
Check out great Laos travel photos by David Hartstone:
(images credit: David Hartstone)
IR photography highlights the 13th century structure in Ponsavan, Northeastern Laos.
Last week in Canada was truly freezing (minus 50C windchill). This week is much better, though.
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