This caper is described in detail in the Wired magazine article, and makes for an extremely entertaining read. It asks to be made into an Oceans-22 movie, but for now enjoy this video and make sure to check out the full account of how Leonardo and his team of "Monsters and Geniuses" broke into the most secure vault in the world, got appr. $100 million worth of diamonds, what later went wrong and how they got caught (not all of them, mind you)
If you can not see the video, there is the picture:
Today's pictures & links:
Speaking of throwing away money...
This is a great symbolic image for the modern economy:
Radiant Copenhagen - city-wide urban apocalyptic art
An apocalyptic show and a guided bus tour will be provided for those wanting to check out the "Radiant Copenhagen" - a future version of Copenhagen (meaning alternative realities created through eye-catching contemporary art)
The Giant Skull in place of a Little Mermaid; the Bubble Architecture; and the Perfect Concrete Wave on a sidewalk
Check out the wiki-fied Google map (with description of each installation) on their site - you'll see weird dystopian locations, which will spread from the internet into the real city, with enactments of staged reality appearing without warning.
Gigantic Helicopter Hotel
As a strangely timely addition to our recent "Giant Helicopters" article, this bit of fantastic news fits perfectly - read more info here - this is a souped-up (very souped-up) version of the largest helicopter Mi V-12:
"Most people think time is like a river, that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm..."
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Original Batmobile at Southern California Car Wash
A careful detailing and a wash of the Batman vehicle from the 1960s TV series - info
"The development of this vehicle started in 1941/42 as a result of conditions on the Eastern Front. Complete vehicle was to be ready for Winter of 1942/43. Prototype was ready in late 1942 and 200 vehicles were ordered and then in 1943 order was reduced to 100 vehicles. The vehicles proved to be a failure and didn't fulfill the role they were designed for."
Is he lost? or just exploring?
The Giant Cube. What?.. Why?.. "All your base are belong to us"?
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"
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