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Building a Chrysler Car, 1939 Animation
Faux 3-D animation which has a feel and look of being way ahead of its time, detailing the particular way Chrysler cars were built in 1939 (film made for the 1939 New York World's Fair) -
[video has been removed, so here is a page with more info and images - click here]
On a somewhat related note, check out the short movie about the mischievous spring running loose - click here. "A Case of Spring Fever" (1940) - source. Sponsored by Chevrolet Motor Company, by the way.
Oh, and this is how auto-moto manufacturing is done in Italy - click here.
Today's pictures & links:
Build your house on a rock... or a globe.... or on the Moon.
A nice red cottage... on top of the 85 meter high Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. A daring installation by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg.
(image via, AP)
"His ultimate goal is to place a similar cottage on the Moon" (tentative date 2012) - more info.
"Telharmonium" Gigantic Synthesizer, 1906
19-meter long musical synthesizer "Telharmonium" (weight around 200 tons) was the grand-daddy of all sound synthesizers, but unfortunately the sounds it produced were not particularly good... However, the sheer size and ambition of this thing are astounding. What you see on the first picture is only the keyboard! Photos below show the actual monster hidden in the cellar (more info)
(images via 1, 2)
Well, hello there! - more info on this Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox).
Well, apart from Photoshop, there are some interesting Tetris urban art installations - this one, for example.
(images credit: Justin Sachtleben, via)
This is the project of Gaffa Gallery, planted into Sydney's Abercrombie Lane - more info
Mixed fresh links for today:
Pygmy Jerboa: the weirdest animal, more - [wow nature]
Aircraft Factories! - [awesome geeky pics]
What's in your fridge speaks a lot about you - [interesting]
Escaping North Korea, photos, close calls - [wow article]
Best Beer in the World?, Rating List - [food & drink]
First Web Server, more info - [tech]
What sort of revenge is this? - [fun video]
Idiot Criminals - [fun video]
"Hum": Vinyl Player Head Robot - [cute animation]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]
Pink - Knitted! - Barbed Wire Fence
This is another item in the long line of ridiculously pink tanks, weapons, fighter jets, and other military equipment - see our article Tank Bling!.
(images credit: Lacey Jane Roberts, via)
Spraygraphic site has an interview with the artist Lacey Jane Roberts. She says, "Most of my work consists of large-scale site-specific knitted installations that are made primarily out of acrylic yarn that I knit on children’s toy knitting machines."
Russian way of fixing a house
Why bother with expensive renovations? When government officials and other authorities visit Ekatirenburg, there is always a quick fix:
When you know too much...
...you start to look really weird:
from an old Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man"
Soap Bubble Life Form
(image credit: unknown, possibly Worth1000)
Another "bubble life form" - cool umbrella set-up:
What's ever more impressive: a house made from umbrellas, by Kengo Kuma - click here.
Surprising Vintage Ad
I wonder why they don't sell them anymore?
(image credit: Steve)
See a lot more strange vintage ads on this page.
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