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Battle of Midway, 1942 (in color)
The Battle of Midway happened six months after Japan's Pearl Harbor attack, and resulted in heavy losses for Imperial Japanese Navy, which wanted to lure American aircraft carriers into a trap and occupy Midway Atoll, but failed miserably. Hollywood director John Ford took this footage, which became part of the color documentary (see the whole film here)
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Today's pictures & links:
Mike Hollingshead from Extreme Instability has some truly scary shots of pitch-black funnels from various storms in the Midwest:
The "Alligator Head" shown above was captured in June, 2005, in Hill City and Stockton, Kansas. Watch for updates on that site, as the 2009 tornado season unfolds.
Live Long and Prosper (Economically)
New York Times)
The result of unholy union between Russian KRAZ-255 truck and Russian AN-2 airplane. Whatever it does, it certainly can not fly - more info:
(image credit: Andras Kisgergely,
Something similarly bizarre has been seen over the fields of Ukraine:
Flying tank T-60 from Antonov's, circa 1931, images
Speaking of other hybrid monsters, here is a child of a van and a... locomotive:
You could see a lot of these rail road vehicles in this DRB article
Walk softly and carry a big fish
"A Peruvian fisherman takes a paiche, a giant South American tropical freshwater fish, to sell at a market in Iquitos, Peru, in 1993" - more info
(image credit: Photo by Alex Webb/Magnum Photos,
Paiche, also known as Arapaima Gigas can grow more than two meters long, and have quite interesting "facial" expression:
Mixed fresh links for today:
Huge "Skunk Works" Aircraft, info - [futurism]
Sun + Shuttle "Atlantis" = neat picture - [space]
Wolfram Alpha (proto A.I.?) went live, demo, example - [web]
"Macross" Pilot View Becomes Reality - [military]
Playing chicken with asteroid - [funny, some language]
Ladies knit a whole village - [art] - via
Man vs. the Exercise Ball - [fun video]
Robots inspired by animals, more - [geek video]
Dominoes in the office (haven't they got work to do?) - [cool video]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]
Great 3D robot toys from Japan
We wrote about Maschinen Krieger before, but here is an update, just as fascinating:
These are the model kits, made by Japanese model maker / artist Kow Yokoyama.
Surprise!... These "proto-smileys" were seen in the British magazine "Puck", No.212, from 1881 -
The whole issue is available here (large image)
Great street art
The first two images are from the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, just outside Tokyo:
Concorde's Last Flight
BA's Concorde with the Red Arrows on final flight into London Heathrow:
One way in...
...and the other way around -
More befuddling clocks
As an addition to our recent "Extraordinary Clocks and Watches" article:
I like the last one the best.
Looks like a good way to utilize elephant's power... any background info?
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