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Ants' Metropolis

You have to see it to believe it - what scientist uncovered when they filled ant's tunnels with cement... The structure that simply boggles the mind. (this is an episode from "Ants! Nature's Secret Power" - info)


As a bonus link, check out this video of ants digging tunnels (900x real speed) - Click here

Today's pictures & links:

Curious Frog

This curious-looking creature is one of the entries in the National Geographic International Photo Contest:

(photo by Jevin Worthington, National Geographic)

The contest is now closed, and judging has begun. Click here to see the Top 30 in each category of People, Places, and Nature - readers are invited to vote for their favorites. Voting closes December 4.


An interesting Ferrari Hydroplane Boat

Photo by Avi Abrams

(image credit: hammacher.com)

This is the 1:10 scale remote-controlled hydroplane boat modeled after the Ferrari Arno XI that raced to a world e speed record of 150.49 mph in 1953 - more info


"Obama to White House" Countdown

In addition to this fun countdown, folks at SoSauce created "A Victory Lap", which is a fun way to learn more about Obama and the significance the places he’s lived have had on his life - click here.


Car Vending Machine?

Looks like it...

UPDATE: "It's not a parking garage. Vending machine isn't too far off. The picture is of Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo and the cars are part of the Mega Web Toyota showroom. You pick a car you want to see by pushing a button and a giant conveyor belt system rotates the vehicles around until your selection is in view. It's pretty awesome." (thanks, P.)

See all other Japanese Vending Machines here


Photo.net Editor's Pick: Landscape Photography

In cooperation with Photo.net, here are a couple of highlights from the outstanding collection:

"Red Bridge", photo by Tony Hnojcik

"Cracked Rocks", photo by Glen Parker


Mixed fresh links for today:

Great Steampunk Art Tech - [wow art]
What American food really tastes like, and why - [interesting]
Cool Spy Gadgets - [geek tech]
Pimped Office Cubicles - [design]
A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis - [cool chart]
Really Bizarre "Crime Scene" Environment - [wow art]
This penguin is a hero (killer whales escape) - [wow video]
Balloon Fail - [bizarre video]
Grandma installs digital TV - [fun video]
DVD for only 1 Dollar - [promotion]


Works of Ai Wei Wei

Outrageous structures, made from common objects such as bicycles, benches, etc.

(image credit: aiweiwei.com)


Thrilling Posters by Bradley Schenck

Continuing our retro-future poster theme, we feature today the work of Bradley Schenck - a few imaginary sci fi pulp covers:

(art copyright Bradley Schenck)

Bradley tells us that he's working on a fourth one now, which seems to want to be called "Tune-Up of Terror".

Order the prints here and check out this fantastic T-shirt site:


Revenge of the LOLCats

Art by Cuson, see his gallery (some nsfw)


Frozen Fountain in Bologna

(image credit: Nicola Praderio)

An exceptional photoblog - here.


Homemade babies...

...and Wonder Sauna Hot Pants! (Approved)

(left image via)

Kids might actually love this:



One photo that especially stands out from the excellent gallery Scenes from Antarctica:

(image credit: Brooks de Wetter-Smith)


Mystery Device

See the answer at the bottom of the post:


If you are in Paris...

Click image for more info

See fascinating examples of creative branding here, or visit Tim Girvin's site.


ANSWER: This mechanical wonder is a Coin Factory Bank!


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Blogger Fett101 said...

Probably a parking garage, not a vending machine.

Blogger panda said...

It's not a parking garage. Vending machine isn't too far off. The picture is of Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo and the cars are part of the Mega Web Toyota showroom. You pick a car you want to see by pushing a button and a giant conveyor belt system rotates the vehicles around until your selection is in view. It's pretty awesome.

Anonymous Marilyn Terrell said...

I like the video on the Pimped Office Cubicles link where the office workers show how they converted their colleague's cube into a tiny house while he was on vacation.

Anonymous Jean said...

Gotta love the turbo charged office cubicle.. If I had an office like that I would never leave, unless Google offers me a job ha :)


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