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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)
url at Liveleak video
Today's pictures & links:
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Selected postcards from 100 years ago:
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:
See all of them here.
Luc Viatour has updated his gallery... Colorful and very inspiring.
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.
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]
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:
"Meat Art" by Victoria Reynolds
See more appetising? examples in this gallery
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.
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:
Also read our "Cool Murals and Painted Buildings" article
Never leave home without a puzzle
Just use washable markers:
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:
Illuminated displays (on the roads!) in Tokyo:
We like this card from Stephane Halleux (featured in our "Robots in Arts" series)
Hayao Miyazaki' creature joins the festivities:
Here is what Santa does (in between Christmases) -
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