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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..."
Today's pictures & links:
For more examples of almost impossible balancing acts, see our articles Balancing the Forces, Part 1 and Part 2.
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)
Continuing the theme of equipping yourself for the tough times ahead, here is a poster of all (available) models of lightsabers:
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)
Truly Dimensional Art by Andrea Galvani
See her site for more examples of space-exploration in earnest:
(images credit: Andrea Galvani)
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]
Still gotta go to the mall sometimes
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.
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
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"...
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)
Japanese Toys Resting
yes, this is one of these wtf moments (click to see picture, warning: could be nsfw)
Great Vintage Photo Finds
Hugo Strikes Back! - other title could be: "Poorly matched"
(image credit: vintagephoto)
(image credit: vintagephoto)
At least this girl does not have to hold snakes:
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