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Having a Ball!
London zoo otter having fun with a small white rock.
Today's pictures & links:
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Managing just fine
(image credit: National Geographic)
Neat photo "pool" on Flickr - click here to browse. All kinds of weird mechanisms. Here is a carding machine:
(image credit: massenpunkt)
Test tubes for the aspiring mad scientist:
(image credit: Walter Dukes)
Am awesome Victorian clock at Musee d'Orsay in Paris, 1900:
(image credit: Patrick S.)
Augustinian Friar's Astrological Clock - one of the hands takes 20,000 years to revolve. At the Clock Museum in Vienna:
(image credit: Curious Expeditions)
Strange assembly in Portland, Oregon. What does it do?
(probably some kind of an air duct)
(image credit: Victor von Salsa)
Coming back to our times: Boeing 747 cockpit view, center pedestal:
(click to check out notes describing almost every button)
(image credit: down in the blue)
Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)
Love is in the air
as Valentine's Day approaches.
(image credit: Adam Rose, National Geographic)
Mixed fresh links for today:
When fonts decide go dating... - [fun game]
Air Disaster Simulations - [interesting]
Impressive limo for communists - [auto]
Antique Japanese Armor Gallery - [wow history]
Who knew diagrams could be so much fun? - [fascinating]
Best Valentine Secrets from PostSecret.com - [cute video]
Apocalyptic London by day, by night - [wow art]
One Lean Mean Schoolbus - [car video]
Aaaaahhhhhh!!! - [video ad]
A digital pen and computer mouse – all in one tool - [tech]
"Nature vs. Art" -
New fun poll on Polls Boutique
Interesting Map: The Hand of Moscow
Form the heady days of Cold War comes this image:
(image credit: R. M. Chapin, Jr.)
Marc Olmstead makes Hy-Art - The "Hy" stands for "Hybrid." He takes two or more classic works of art, and combine them into a new, third work. For example, Monet and Dali:
or Tissot and O'Keefe:
(images credit: Marc Olmstead)
The Fantastic in Art & Fiction
Rare Manuscript Collection. Here is an example:
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