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Extreme Roof Riding
Those suffering from fear of heights look away now... This roof top bike stunt was performed by a daredevil in Santos, Brazil.
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I want this car in my garage
This is "Fastlane" - a futuristic shape designed for Universal Pictures by concept car maker Trans FX (more info).
A Blue-Eyed Beauty
With a crabby disposition.
Photo by Tim Laman, National Geographic
A blue-eyed crab nestles in antler coral off Namenalala island in the Fiji Islands. But here is something even weirder: a blue ribbon eel that can abruptly change its sex:
Photo by Tim Laman, National Geographic
"The expanded nostrils end with fanlike flourishes, and the tip of the eel's lower jaw terminates with three tentacles." A convenient way to usher the food into his (or her?) toothy mouth.
Music Frozen in Time
This wonderful sculpture is located in Helsinki - a monument to Sibelius. More than a hundred steel cylinders make soft sounds in the wind. Nearby stands a steel sculpture of the composer's disembodied head.
(image credit: Alisa)
Mixed fresh links for today:
The Roar From Outer Space - [space]
12 Moving Building Facades - [architecture, videos]
Retrospective: Video Games Graphics - [gaming]
January's Little Secret - [interesting]
Stonehedge beneath the waters of Lake Michigan - [weird]
Fishing boat (almost) gets airborne - [wow video]
Voice-controlled Blender - [neat video]
This glass cleaning is gonna take some time... - [fun video]
Epic Video About World War III - [wow video]
Russian peasant makes a phone call, ca. 1910 -
Great Retro-Future Woodwork
Johnna Y. Klukas has very smooth items to add to your decorum (sophisticated interior). She also makes wooden boxes; each looks like a fortress, defending its contents.
(images credit: Johnna Y. Klukas)
Even more retro-future crafts... this time made out of blown glass.
Rik Allen says: "The futuristic antiquity of this series was inspired by my life-long fascination with the design of technology - especially the purposefully “futuristic” technology of the mid-20th Century... I’ve been drawing rockets for as long as I can remember, and the power of their image is expressed in the work you see today – vessels of cinematic grace and movement that travel the black seas of our creative infinity."
(images credit: Rik Allen)
"Inside these interplanetary vessels, made of glass and metal, are spheres of power, perhaps harnessing the plasma of a red giant or the molecular thermodynamics of an electrochemical cell, but more likely harnessing that even more powerful and elusive force of our imagination"
Don't get too upset, though. It could be a bad dog, but at least it's not a cooked dog (a sign in Cambodia)
Brave Indonesian army dogs -
The Stronghold of Knowledge
Library images projected on a fortress, on a grand scale. Does anybody know where it took place?
Images of books on shelves are seen projected on the walls of the Tower of David in Jerusalem's Old City - part of a show called "Or Shalem, Jerusalem Lights the Night", staged by a group called Skertzo on October 7, 2008.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) See more illuminations on this page.
Walcott's Instant Pain Annihilator
Some kind of incredible spiritual warfare happens here, in this fantastic ad, ca. 1863:
Download bigger version here.
Demons of Weak Nerves and Demons of Toothache, BE GONE!
The dog gets decapitated when you blow this balloon:
Snowmen on a Rampage
Perhaps sacked by Santa, unemployed and hungry, they take to the streets and countryside -
and hook up with their big brothers from the void:
Mental Health is to the Left
(image credit: Elizabeth Penney)
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