This manic-paced, surreal animation demonstrates incredible energy and weird sensibilities of the Russian "Pilot Animation Studio", led by Alexander Tatarsky til his untimely death in 2007. This short was made in 1995 for the obscure "U-Free" group... The group thankfully is long gone, but this crazy animation endures. Enjoy.
S. Berliner sends us an interesting piece of automotive history:
Brothers Daniel and Floyd Hungerford from Elmira, NY - pioneer aviators, inventors, and eccentrics of the first order - built a rocket-powered car in 1929, which they named 'Shirley Lois, Moon Girl' after Daniel's young daughter. For several years, they showed the car at county fairs and air shows in the vain hope of attracting investors. By the 1940's they had given up on the project. According to S. Berliner, the rocket car still exists and can be viewed at New York State Museum in Albany. Read more about this strangest vehicle (which does not even have any visible doors) here (scroll down).
"In 1977 Patricia Renick mounted an extraordinary solo exhibition at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibit comprised one exceptional sculpture crafted of fiberglass and built on the frame of a Vietnam era U.S. Army OH6A/Cayuse helicopter."
How a Lady Could Protect Herself in Victorian Times
... by wearing a set of needles on all necessary places!
Verzets Museum in Amsterdam explores life under Nazis during World War II and how the Dutch population resisted their occupiers... On the left: Pregnancy corset, with an extra pocket in it for money, etc. Right - a chess board with a hidden compartment for passport, documents...
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