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Watching Mushrooms Grow



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Watching Mushrooms Grow

Time lapse video of mushroom invasion... er, unrelenting growth.



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If you liked this trippy video, take an eyeful of this and this.

Today's pictures & links:
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Heavy Weather



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Mystery Photo

Try to guess, what these guys are doing inside the "boxes"?
Answer at the bottom of this post.


(image credit: National Photo Company Collection)

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Ballistic Landing

No, this is not a picnic from Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles" - this is a bunch of pictures from Soyuz TMA-11 extreme landing: very steep descent and ballistic re-entry... Read more about this mission here.




(image credit: Novosti Kosmonavtiki)

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Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)

Surreal elephant with big round holes?


(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Bhaskar Dutta -
A miniature wooden elephant, sitting on the shelf... Nice lighting effect.

Inside a massive iceberg


(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Matthew Schoenfelder.
These majestic columns and arches grace the insides of an iceberg in the Straits of Denmark, just off the east coast of Greenland.

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Grandiose "Valley of Peace" project for the Middle East - [wow idea]
Many Years Later - [cool photo gallery] - via
The other Egyptian pyramids - [travel]
Please specify your reason for absence! - [hilarious]
Table Design Gone Nuts - [design]
Moose Family Playing with the Sprinkler - [fun video]
Eric the Eel Owns the Competition - [fun video]
Buns & Guns: Only in Beirut - [fun video]
Peace Is All You Need - [awesome animation]

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Big Catch

This is the Ocean Sun Fish! Read more about them here - good addition to our Sea Creatures article.



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New image of "Dora" super rail gun surfaced

We dug up a fresh pic to add to our "Biggest Guns" article - in color!



Send us more photos, of course, if you see any (though these must be rare...)

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This is how lions in Kenya can have an SUV with tourists, and eat it too.

We're not saying anything, go ahead, book your safari adventure.... just be a tiny bit more careful.






(original unknown)

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"Death-Machine of the Month"

Something that this site has unearthed from the December 1930 issue of "Modern Mechanics" magazine:


(image credit: modernmechanix)

The Outboard Ski-Plane, designed by C. T. Elle, of Chicago. "The idea is that when the boat gets up speed the front of the skis will be raised, causing the boat to come to the surface. When wind gets under the wing it is supposed to furnish enough lift to permit the boat to skip over the waves."

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Stunt Pilots



Must be a special helicopter model, you probably can not do the same trick on any chopper.

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Darth Vader's Love Interest



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Answer for the mystery photo:



This is the Burdick Cabinet "Radio-Vitant ray" therapy, 1920 - more info here.

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I'm not here:


(image credit: Di-No)

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10 Comments:

Blogger Commander Clumsy said...

The helicopter is a stock Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter, nothing fancy about it.
Any helicopter - and anything flying - is able to do that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CH-47_Chinook

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Anonymous KaiserTroll said...

It really all depends of the skills of the pilots.
Many say it's theoretically imposssible, , but with enough speed, height and guts a good pilot can actuaaly make loopings with a chopper.

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Anonymous Pete said...

Got to click on that cosmonaut photo and see the whole set. One question though, did they bring the rocking chair into space with them and if so, why? If they didn't, and it was supplied by the chase team, you have to wonder, why bring a rocking chair to a ballistic reentry party, and 2, you bring a rocking chair but not a stretcher to get the 'naut onto the helo? The whole photo set just screams Estes backyard rocketry.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the new color railgun picture, that's Hitler 2nd from the right. I recognized his red colored hatband. Standing to his right is Albert Speer, wearing the "Organization Todt" armband.

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Blogger blithi said...

I guess they're taking anti-flea baths. Or being part of some crazy sort of body-cleansing experiment during the war?

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Blogger Elliot said...

That last link isn't to an animation about peace, it's to a video of car crashes... :P?

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Link fixed, thank you Elliot

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Blogger Christophe said...

Lions pictures are from South Africa. It could be the Lions Park next to Johannesburg.

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Blogger Jim said...

I think the lions are getting a little tired of tourists wandering through being nuisances? Or maybe they just like biting things.

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Anonymous Adriaan Johan de Villiers said...

The lion pics are indeed from south africa. See "ZA" sticker on back of the defender - symbol for South Africa, from old Dutch: Zuid Afrika.

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