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Swimming Bald Eagle

Alternatively called "Quitting is not an option", this video shows the "swimming" bald eagle fighting to get a huge fish out of the water. This video has a happy ending (let's hope the same can be said about US economy one day)



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Today's pictures & links:

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(cartoon by Dave Walker)

Oh, and among other things -
"This site is being hosted entirely with recycled electrons."

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Have a Great 1909!

Selected postcards from 100 years ago:





(images via)

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Inner Space Panoramas

"Nano"-landscapes by Michael Oliveri: using Scanning Electron Microscope imaging, he deliberately blurred some areas for scale and perspective, ending up with familiar landscapes of (microscopic) valleys and fields:



(image credit: Michael Oliveri)

See all of them here.

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Reflected Glamor

Luc Viatour has updated his gallery... Colorful and very inspiring.


(image credit: Luc Viatour)

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Cold and miserable place? Maybe, but also rather haunting and mysterious...

This is the Arctic Technology branch of the University Center on Svalbard - GoogleMaps coordinates.


Photo by Evendym

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Terrifying Clouds in Greenland - [nature]
List of Unusual Deaths - [interesting]
Incredible Treasure Hunting - [vintage]
Cool Circuitry Art with Spare Parts - [art]
Architectural Wonders of the Natural World - [nature]
Gross: Strangest Foods - [careful...]
Top 10 Useless Car Gadgets - [auto]
Exciting glimpses into the future of green housing - [design]
You're nothing but a fish-dog - [fun video]
New extreme way of parking... barrels - [wow video]

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Truck cabin by Colani

As an interesting addition to our collection of Luigi Colani's streamlined designs (click here), here is a truck cabin - a futuristic jelly bean:


(image credit: L. Benkard)

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"Meat Art" by Victoria Reynolds

See more appetising? examples in this gallery


(image credit: Victoria Reynolds)

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Cute... but strange





Does it have more than 4 legs? What is it anyway? UPDATE: This seems to be a a two-toed sloth. There are two of them in the basket.

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Crossword mural on a building in Lvov

Here is a pretty neat urban project: find the crossword's questions in various locations around the city, and then come back during the night to check the answers - they are visible when illuminated.




Somebody suggested even better idea:


(image via)

Also read our "Cool Murals and Painted Buildings" article

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Never leave home without a puzzle

Just use washable markers:



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Ushering in 2009

...or 4707 according to Chinese calendar (on January 26), or 5770 according to Hebrew calendar (it does not come until September 19) Also lets not forget the Greek (and Russian) Orthodox Christmas tonight, January 7 - lots of occasions to celebrate and lots of numbers to remember.

We'll start with a sublime image created by Tim Girvin:



The Sky Tower in Auckland:


(image credit: Felix Wu)

Illuminated displays (on the roads!) in Tokyo:


(image via)

We like this card from Stephane Halleux (featured in our "Robots in Arts" series)



Hayao Miyazaki' creature joins the festivities:


(original unknown)

Here is what Santa does (in between Christmases) -


(image via)


(image credit: Worth1000)

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8 Comments:

Blogger Ignacio said...

voted

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Anonymous Anke Wehner said...

The second fuzzy critter looks like some kind of sloth to me, with those "claws"

Two-toed sloth maybe? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linnaeus%27s_Two-toed_Sloth

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Blogger MetFanMac said...

The upcoming Hebrew year is 5770.

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Blogger Annica said...

That fuzzy thing is a baby sloth!
I guess it is in the midst of climbing out of the babybox. Cute! :)

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Blogger Sigivald said...

Building tetris, like this.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about found treasures... check out this link about weird Argentinean lack of coins crisis. Looks like
a treasure chest with pesos is worth its weight in gold...
http://www.slate.com/id/2205635/

"When even the most insignificant purchase requires the same order of planning and precision as a long-range missile strike, you can hardly blame people for keeping a jar of monedas safe at home."

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Anonymous Hexapoda said...

Yes, that creature is a baby two-toed sloth. If you notice the sign on the container, it says "Freckle y Velcro" "Y" is "and" in Spanish so I imagine there are two sloths in there and that's why it appears to have an extra limb. The other one is probably hidden behind it.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

great info, thanks - updated

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