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Most Dangerous Bridge in the World

Don't look down! But also notice how this guy pauses in the most dangerous spot and takes a sweeping look around with his camera. Oh... my... God... By the way, this is the Musou Tsuribashi bridge in Japan, more info.



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The bridge at Aiguille du Midi at the Mont Blanc mountain is also pretty scary, though in a different way:



Do you see it in the photo below? If not, click to enlarge:



(images credit: Garrondo and Carsten Clasohm)

Today's pictures & links:

One Horse Power

A worthy addition to our "Strange Vehicles" series is this van with literally one horse power. Kurtsystems made it as an equine training system:



(images via)

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A mile-long street art creation at the Sacred Week in Honduras

During the Semana Santa (Sacred Week) in Honduras people decorate the path of the procession and create literally miles-long piece of art on the pavement... see more pictures here:



(images credit: Wendy Wilbrink)

For another incredibly painstaking decoration, see Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas by the Buddhist monks in Tibet.

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Tulip Fields Aerials

Spring hesitates to come to Calgary, so I am compelled to post these aerial shots of tulip fields in Netherlands:
(thanks Kara Marie!)




(images via 1, 2, 3)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

The Most Remote Object in the Universe - [space]
Concept art for "The Road" - [apocalyptic] via
Near-perfect baby mammoth resurfaces - [nature]
Fire Tornado and Fire Whirl (info) - [wow pic]
The Amazing Art of Urban Camouflage - [urban]
Interview with illustrator C. Neimann - [cool art]
Stop boring Hugh Laurie - [fun video]
Business Card Catapult - [cool idea video]
Cute Korean Girl-Group Music Video - [fun video]
The Curacao Treasure Hunt Campaign - [pretty neat contest]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]

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Huge Railroad Guns from Russia

Railway heavy cannon (used with armored trains) on display in Sevastopol, Ukraine, and another one, TM-180, left in a rusted condition on a track in Russian forest:



(images via)

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Another fascinating lizard is a Thorny Devil

Continuing the theme of our popular article about Komodo Dragons, here is a Thorny Devil, also known in Australia as the Moloch.



(image credit: Cain Doherty)

They absorb moisture through their skins. Fascinating to watch. The thorny devil actually moves the moisture around the outside of their body and direct it into their mouths. Essentially they drink by standing in a puddle - see video here.

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Sand Sculpture Festival

Continuing the subject of our page Extreme Sand Sculpting, here are images from the World Sand Sculpture Festival in 2009, see more here -


(images via)

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Awesome speaker systems




and a very nice car paint:



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Cats & Dogs




(originals unknown)

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Mysterious Japanese Label



I wonder what it says in Japanese...

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8 Comments:

Blogger  said...

It says Matango Tricycle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matango

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Anonymous Jon said...

The Japanese girl pop band seem to be singing in Korean.

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Anonymous Marilyn Terrell said...

Thanks for linking to the baby mammoth story, Avi!

If you want to watch the story on TV, the "Waking the Baby Mammoth" documentary will be on the National Geographic Channel tonight at 9 pm.

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Blogger SLer2008 said...

Yup. they sure as hell aren't singing in Japanese. South Korean me thinks.

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Blogger alvarhillo said...

Is and old merchandising from a 1963 japanese film, called Matango. Is about a mutant killer mushroms who live in an island and a castaways who arrive there.
You can see it here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVyRYjJoZfc

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scariest bridge featured is the Musou Tsuribashi.

http://www.4to40.com/newsat4/index.asp?id=2440

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Blogger Virgil said...

Love the R1200C on the side of the Smart 4/2

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Anonymous girlintokyo said...

To those saying the girl Jpop group is singing in Korean:

Kpop is a huge hit right now in Japan. Bands like Shoujo Jidai and such are incredibly popular. So I'd wager that if the group isn't AKB48, there is a huge chance that it's one of about 4 or 5 South Korean pop groups enjoying massive success right now.

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