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Exhilarating Wingsuit Jump

You might remember one other video of awesome wingsuit BASE jumping (see here) done in Norwegian fjords. But here, Melissa Andrezjewski and Chris McNamara are jumping from a cliff on Baffin Island, and it looks cold... and forbidding, indeed.



link, or start right at the jump here.

Today's pictures & links:

Dreamy "Blade Runner" scenes (from the imaginary sequel)

Blade Runner 2? Sure, thanks to the Game Artist Forums you can catch a glimpse of screenshots from this and other sequels never created - click here



Click to see the whole thread, images via

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Anatomy + Design = a Good Thing

You can order some um... disturbing socks; or if you're in a hospital with a lot of time on your hands, you can draw on your bandages (if you're not in much pain, of course):


"Sock Anatomy" design by Anton Repponen, right image via

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The Most Dangerous Job in the World

... and then some!


(original unknown)

You can swim with a lion - see here - but giving it a soap bath is another story. Watch a video of a man bathing a full-grown lion with a baby shampoo (a comfortable water temperature is the key here.... no kidding) -



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Grass is always greener - on the roof

National Geographic Magazine has an interesting photo-set about various industrial and architectural green roofs - click here, featuring some inspiring greenery on top of Chicago's City Hall, Tokyo's Imperial Hotel (also featuring solar electric panels) and even on top of a bus shelter in downtown San Francisco:



Photos by Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Native names of places in the US (very revealing) - [map]
Office Escape Systems (I want one) - [gadgets]
Gorgeous pen & ink work by Bjornik - [art]
Chocolate Phonograph - [wow vintage]
Confession of a programmer who helped to "blow up" Wall Street - [true story]
The most expensive 2 minutes in sports - [interesting]
Wake up call from an evil kitten - [cute video]
Fonts have personality... and they fight! - [fun video]
Bach and Tchaikovsky glass harp - [cool video]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]

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Vintage American Road Trip

Great collection of road-going America photographs from even more interesting site - "Square America", which features many other unique galleries (make sure to check their archives) -




(images via)

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"Houston, We Have a Problem"

We highly recommend a visit to a Russian web-journal Tebe-Interesno ("Are You Interested?") if only to enjoy the highly eclectic and deeply fantastic mix of imagery and Miyazaki-influenced art. Here is an entertaining example:



(images credit: Tebe Interesno)

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I am Old... and Wise


(original unknown)

and I am a man's best friend, for better or for worse:


(image via)

Well, lets be honest here: cats allow things to be done to them, as well -


(image via)

See a lot more of such atrocities here

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Illegal Businessmen Wading Ashore...

...on the coast of Spain - via


Photo copyright Roger Bamber

Actually, this image depicts an unusual form of performance art:
"Performer and choreographer Charlie Morrissey, in bowler hat, rehearsed with his dance troupe at low tide between the piers at Brighton. The dancers performed “Knee High, Skin Deep” to an audience sitting on the beach, but this photograph was taken 100 yards out to sea to get some depth of water."

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Eclectic and Rare Pulp Art

A treasure-trove of rare and fantastic pulp art can be enjoyed at Ebenezer galleries (some slightly nsfw). In fact, we can get lost there for hours...


"Karen Battles the Time Robot", 1948


"Gunfight in the Lab"


"Atomic Ants": a mad scientist plays with cosmic rays... and a girl has to pay for it, of course

Our favorite: "Mad Scientists" (and their test-tube girl subjects) set - click here

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Cthulhu spotted (or dreamed up by a drugged traffic department)


(image via)

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Mystery... moth

This must be a moth... what kind exactly?


(original unknown)

And it's such a cutie - look deep into its soulful eyes...

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5 Comments:

Anonymous WannaSmile said...

Thanks for the link!

WannaSmile.com

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Anonymous cleek said...

whatever that moth is, he's probably related to this one:

http://ok-cleek.com/blogs/?p=727

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Blogger Allivymar said...

Um...don't moths have faceted eyes? It looks like a photoshopped rodent/moth to me.

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Blogger Lily and Havies Mama said...

that moth is Insectosaurus!

http://entertainment.sympatico.msn.ca/movies/galleries/MovieGallery.aspx?cp-documentid=18790297&imageindex=5

(Monsters vs. Aliens)

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Anonymous Eibonvale said...

Hard to tell precisely from just a face shot but it looks like a Noctuid moth of some kind. And no, not photoshopped - or at least, if it is there's no reason for it to be. That's really what they look like, even those deep dark eyes (which can shine at you in the dark like tiny holograms or something). Check out some of the huge silk moths or saturnidae for more remarkable moth faces - they are just beautiful!

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