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Strange mono-wheel transportation created in Holland (company's site)


Today's pictures & links:
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The View From 140 Floor of Burj Dubai
(click to enlarge)

Read more about this "highest tower in the world" here:

(image credit: Burj Dubai Skyscraper via Pete McPherson)


Socialist Realism in Art

A definitive piece:

This was actually made for an ad campaign promoting a cyber-market: (caption "You had to be brave, then"), and the sculpture was made by Plastic Studio (thank you, Baronne Samedi, for the tip)


Don't Believe Your Eyes

(original unknown)


Tesseract Rotation
- via

Try to wrap your brains around this little animation:

Hypercube, or a Tesseract is "the four-dimensional analog of the cube, just as the cube is the three dimensional analog of the square."

Now the same model performing a double rotation about two orthogonal planes:

And then there is "24-cell convex regular 4-polytope performing a double rotation about two orthogonal planes." Ready?

Here it comes (don't stare at it too much):

For the science fiction treatment of Hypercube, read a classic story "And He Built a Crooked House" by Robert A. Heinlein - click here.


Mixed fresh links for today:

City Farm Skyscrapers - [architecture]
Jeff VanderMeer to edit "SquidPunk" - [books]
All April Fools on the web - [collection]
Gallery of great magazine fold-ins - [weird art]
The Sphere Chair - [design]
Try this headline: Black Hole Eats Earth - [science]
Synchronized Fish Swimming! - [wow video]
Jeff Goldbum pitches iMac (drunk) - [fun video]
Top Gear: Best Race in History - [car video]


Radical Art from POVevolving

POVevolving is a groovy limited edition gallery from LA. - site.

"Core" by Kiel Johnson:

"Journeyman" by Stephen Rothwell:


Mysterious Mini-Sub in Russia

Getting more information... stay tuned.


A couple of hand-written masterpieces

You might have seen them before, but they are priceless:

"God made it that way" -

"How to tell when you've ticked off an engineer" -
(click to enlarge)

(image credit: Randall Munroe, xkcd)

The amount is $533.80 (perhaps).


Another shot of World's Most Dangerous Road

Bolivia - see a bunch of them here.

Shudder... This time there is a traffic jam, caused by some construction machinery (they do construction there??) -


When Furniture is Against You

The item above is called "Defendius" by Artem Lebedev.


Wild, Wild Fashion

Japanese Shoes - the latest rage: what do you think? ugly, dangerous, comfortable?
- via

Very strange t-shirt:

(original unknown, thanks Lisa K.)


Just Shadows

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Anonymous Tangle said...

Ok, now I want a screensaver of those dizzying four dimensional cubes.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the check is two-tenths of a cent. E to the i*pi is -1 and the infinite sum is 1 so the total is .002 dollars.

Blogger Daniel Yokomizo said...

The Verizon check is from the great XKCD. Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic.


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