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Stairway to Heaven?

Not what you'd expect... it becomes "Twist &Shout" (sort of) in the end.



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The Worst Railroad in the World

Would like to know where this is....
Update: The railroad track is a short-narrow gauge that used to be popular in pre-independent India. (probably in the North-Eastern area of India. Perhaps Shillong, or near Darjeeling.)



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Twilight Clouds


(image credit: Jack/Portal23)

"Portal23" has got great shots of abandoned places (mostly Saskatchewan) in his photo stream



That, and an occasional femme fatale:


(image credit: Jack/Portal23)

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More strange Russian vehicles



Ural-5920, tested in 1983:





Volga Gas-21 van conversion:



NATI VM concept, 1938:


(images credit: ruskii-cherni)

For other Soviet Army super-vehicles read this article.
November 1967, Nuclear rocket travels through Red Square:



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Gecko's Feet


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Mixed fresh links for today:

Houses Covered in Kudzu - [plant "invasion"]
Ephemera speaks with Avi about Pulp Collecting - [books]
10 Annoyingly Brilliant Office Interiors - [design]
Pig-butt Worm - [nature]
We linked to it before, but it's worth to see again - [urban art]
Guide to Kosher Imaginary Animals - [weird]
This is how you connect to the internet - [fun video, loud sound]
Weirdest Auto Accidents - [car video]
Office Exodus - [fun video]

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Dangerously Cute

Collateral Damage has compiled the various self-defense objects, which have a cute appearance -
These are actually stun guns / taser weapons:



See more at this page

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More projected Lunar Transportation

See all of them here






(images credit: astronautix)

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Wool Sculptures

Stephanie Metz makes very unusual art from felted wool. Check out the chicken.
(more great ideas at her gallery)





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Adorable... bird killers

These are tarsiers found in Bohol, Philippines. (more info)




(photos by Karen Florendo)

Their eyes are connected ("wired") to their brain in a unique way, different from all other primates.

They catch insects by jumping at them, and apparently can even catch a bird in motion while jumping from tree to tree.


(image credit: Martin van der Veer)

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Best way to clean for Passover:


(image credit: kosher.com)

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Kid's hairdos are the best:





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Most efficient way to solve Rubik's Cube:



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The railroad tracks are such narrow gauge that I suspect it's from a mine of some kind. Further, the overgrowth on the tracks leads me to believe it's been abandoned for quite a while.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The railroad track is a short-narrow gauge that used to be popular in pre-independent India. The school-dress (white+blue) is very common in schools around rural areas. I'd say an educated guess would put this somewhere in the North-Eastern area of India. Perhaps Shillong, or near Darjeeling.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet those "twilight clouds" are the result of aerosol spraying. Google images "chemtrails".

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