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The Black Hole Office

Phil and Olly (Phil Sansom and Olly Williams) are award-winning UK film makers. This "Black Hole" short is about "a sleep-deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole - and then greed gets the better of him..."



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Today's pictures & links:

Balance. Magnets.

For more examples of almost impossible balancing acts, see our articles Balancing the Forces, Part 1 and Part 2.


(original unknown)

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1800s Vampire Killing Kit

Outfit yourself in style to battle market bears and abandoned mall vampires (although this particular set has been sold already, for a nifty sum of $14,850) - more info.


(image credit: antiquesandthearts)

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AWESSSOMEE! Lightsabers

Continuing the theme of equipping yourself for the tough times ahead, here is a poster of all (available) models of lightsabers:


(image via)

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Anara Tower, Dubai of course



Anara Tower - 125 stories, with a turbine (propeller) - and with the restaurant in the middle of the turbine, of course - is designed for the Dubai architectural wonderland by the British firm Atkins.



There is a "hanging" garden every 27 floors.... and a huge swimming pool. The building is self-sustaining, as most of new projects for Dubai.


(images credit: Anara Tower)

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Truly Dimensional Art by Andrea Galvani

See her site for more examples of space-exploration in earnest:




(images credit: Andrea Galvani)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

The Most Extreme Conditions Ever Seen on Earth - [nature]
Astounding Micro-world - [wow photos]
The Ultimate "I Told You So!" Video, Guide - [economy]
Data Center fit for a James Bond villain - [geek tech]
Good ideas for websites - [hilarious]
Street Art of Pedestrian Crosswalks - [urban art]
Baby Pygmy Hippo - [cute video]
Extreme Flips on a Snowmobile - [wow video]
Pacifier: great animation short - [fun video]
A community for financial news, ideas, and tips - [promotion]

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Still gotta go to the mall sometimes



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Modern Knight Outfit?


(image credit: Heidi Slimane)

Related to this image, or not - if you always wanted to see dancing Goths, here is your chance.

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Commentary on Obama's Victory

We spotted this picture of a young Obama-like individual:


"Chicago Boys, 1941", image via

Note: only 60 years ago -


Segregated water fountain, 1950 - photo by Elliot Erwitt

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Giant Chinese Salamander

These fantastic creatures can grow up to 1.8m in length and "evolved independently from all other amphibians over one hundred million years before Tyrannosaurus Rex"...


(image via)

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Chocolate Hills

Chocolate hills in Bohol, Philippines have to be seen to be believed. Truly strange landscape changes color from green to chocolate-brown, as the grass withers - there are 1,268 cone-shaped hills in the area of 50 square kilometers.


(image credit: Majuro)


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Japanese Toys Resting

yes, this is one of these wtf moments (click to see picture, warning: could be nsfw)


(original unknown)

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Great Vintage Photo Finds

Hugo Strikes Back! - other title could be: "Poorly matched"


(image credit: vintagephoto)

Fearless:


(image credit: vintagephoto)

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At least this girl does not have to hold snakes:


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4 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Terrell said...

I love the "Black Hole Office" video but I'm sorry it had an unhappy ending.

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Anonymous Mark Dykeman - Broadcasting Brain said...

Quite an amazing array of geeky goodness. The tower designs were pretty freaking amazing!

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Anonymous Mikrich76 said...

Re: Japanese Toys Resting

Ummm, I am not sure, but I think that the toys are possibly for ADULT MEN if you know what I mean. I believe that the Japanese make them in Anime style as well as more human-like form

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

chocolate hills are spectacular

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