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The Triangle: Jaw-Dropping Juggling
This mesmerizing performance by Michael Moschen demonstrates his amazing dexterity and fluid, almost magical movements. You may have also seen Michael juggling crystal balls in the "Labyrinth" movie (with David Bowie).
Today's pictures & links:
Now in Black-and-White
The famous Snow White MacBook cover - click here to view the original - gets an even better treatment in black-and-white:
Buy this cover from Vinylville on Etsy. Or choose a whiter shade of pale.
This Does Make More Sense, Doesn't It?
Dmitri Mendeleev did not dream up The Periodic Table in this shape, but that's only because his head rested on a rectangular pillow. Now, had the pillow been round-shaped...
Read more more about this idea.
All Shook Up
(image via, original unknown)
"My tongue get tied when I try to speak... My insides shake like a leaf on a tree..." - click here for a neat video
Strangely-Shaped Chinese Chakka Houses
Ryan Pyle at the Global Post took some fascinating shots of circular houses with inner courtyards (with small temples built in the middle). These are the Hakka Tulou "apartments" in Yongding county, Fujian province - effectively small fortresses built against bandit attacks (the upper levels have gun openings all around):
(images credit: Ryan Pyle)
See the full article with photos here.
Mixed fresh links for today:
The Biggest Mall in the World is Also the Creepiest, more info - [fascinating]
Graham's Number: Completely Unimaginable!, more - [wow science]
Probably the strangest feature of Saturn, explanation - [space]
Where automobiles go to die, in style - [abandoned]
At this cafe you get what the person before you ordered - [weird]
Brilliant & Bizarre Bedroom Designs - [compilation]
Only when you see four sides of the story... - [this project is going to suck you in]
The Persistence of Vinyl Records - [surreal art]
Two Balloons Do A Strange Thing - [neat video, science]
Never underestimate the power of a great story - [fun video]
You Need a Sixth Finger! - [vintage video]
Huge Paint Fight Between Twitter Followers - [cool video ad]
Tenerife has the best graffiti? - [urban art]
The biggest bank heist in history - [Hitler's gold]
Great Coffee-themed Photography - [cute pics]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]
Grotesque Clocks by Karl Claydon
Karl Claydon makes clocks that literally eat time… and would gladly eat you too if given a second’s opportunity.
(images credit: K. Claydon)
Karl's work reminds us of the darkly surreal richly-detailed sculptures by Kris Kuksi - see our article and interview with Kris "The Art of the Grotesque".
If you need a shot of the grotesque in day-to-day fashion, nothing will get as many stares, or create as much controversy as this outfit:
The Mine Squad
These boots were made for some pretty dangerous walking...
Eclectic, Surreal, Haunting
Sometimes brilliant, always disturbing, drawings by Dino Buzzati are now being re-issued by the New York Review of Books Classics: Poem Strip is choke-full of strange stuff (some nsfw).
from Dino Buzzati's Poema a fumetti (1969), Poem Strip (NYRB, 2009)
Geeky Bliss for Girls
"365 Designs in a Year" One-man Challenge
Chow Hon Lam from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a very versatile, talented artist. His current challenge is to draw 365 cool designs - each in a different style. Some of them are simply brilliant:
(art by Chow Hon Lam)
See many of these designs here.
Reaffirm your values:
Extreme Off-Roading was on DRB before, but these images are relatively new. Still stuck, still dirty:
Don't miss our article Siberian No-Road Adventures for even stickier "stuck" situations.
Only in India
This must be the most politically incorrect sign on earth. Spotted by Matthew Lowden in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India:
Awww!... Look at the baby!
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