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Shimizu Megacity Pyramid
We wrote about Shimizu Megacity Pyramid before (see our article) Now more details of the project emerge in this video - showing the largest man-made structure on Earth, with elaborate transportation system, more than 2 kilometers high:
Today's pictures & links:
Post-Apocalyptic, Post-McDonalds, Russia rises once again
Note the Ronald McDonald's remains:
(image credit: V. V. Kalininski - click to enlarge)
In the meantime, Russian police employs R2D2-like robots:
(image credit: Kommersant)
Do Not Disturb
Trouble in Paradise
Created by Mauricio Estrella, currently residing in Ecuador. See his gallery.
(art by Mauricio Estrella)
Steampunk + Star Trek; what more do you want? See more Victorian Star Trek wallpapers here.
(image credit: RabbitTooth)
A Chariot with a Steeple
Seen at Rato Machhendranath Festival in Patan, Nepal (celebrating the powers over rain) - this rickety looking wooden structure is moved around for more than a month, resembling at times a weird Christmas tree.
(images via Phil Ji)
Mixed fresh links for today:
The Luminous Deep, info - [fantastic animation] - via
Ultimate Abandoned Places Directory - [bookmark]
Art & Mathematics - [galleries]
Demolition Professionals, info - [video collection]
Teddy bears in space - [weird project]
Most Expensive Christmas Trees & Decorations - [design]
Speed-Peel a Potato - [useful video]
Walk on the Moon: Helium Jeans - [fun video]
One really insane ride - [wow video]
"The Light Drop" Lamp
Designed by Rafael Morgan, plus see more creative lamp designs at Freshome page.
(image credit: Rafael Morgan)
Interesting Kazakhstan Architecture
From Almaty "Kazakh Telekom" headquarters and a new monument in Astana:
Here is a closer view of that monument, with a projected building nearby (that looks like a Powerpoint 3D bar chart):
But this building is something else... anyone knows where it's located?
UPDATE Ruben says: "This building with the big hole in the facade is a design of the Dutch studio MVRDV. It's called "El Mirador", and it's located in Sanchinarro, close to Madrid." (completed in 2004). Here is a view inside of it:
(image credit: MVRDV)
Think about living there, and keeping your sanity.
The Answer to Everything could be 42, after all
"There is an important sequence of numbers called "the moments of the Riemann zeta function."
Although we know abstractly how to define it, mathematicians have had great difficulty explicitly calculating the numbers in the sequence. We have known since the 1920s that the first two numbers are 1 and 2, but it wasn't until a few years ago that mathematicians conjectured that the third number in the sequence may be 42—a figure greatly significant to those well-versed in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
It would also prove to be significant in confirming the connection between primes and quantum physics. Using the connection, Keating and Snaith not only explained why the answer to life, the universe and the third moment of the Riemann zeta function should be 42, but also provided a formula to predict all the numbers in the sequence."
Read more here
Not Photoshop; Entirely Real
Rock in the shape of pork
A real thing (made out of chunk of jasper), seen at the National Palace Museum, Taiwan:
(image credit: Jeffutv)
...and a Zombie-Hand Mushroom - a real plant from Indonesia (see more images here) with suitably unpleasant smell.
(image credit: Orimath)
Great posters for T4
Buy it here.
(image credit: homewetbar.com)
Eat Well. Prepare for the Holidays.
(image credit: Tonia Cat)
The Secret to Sex Appeal
Gifts to get that warm fuzzy feeling
We don't expect much from it, that with economic downturn and all, but still it's nice to offer some DRB-exclusive products (including cool coffee mugs and wall clocks), now with a huge discount:
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