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Disney's Future Highways
This episode of 1958 Disneyland TV Show "Magic Highway USA" is full of marvelous, glowing ideas and boundless optimism... You may ask then, why almost none of these predictions came true so far? (meanwhile, in China: straddling bus).
See our Futurism section for other glorious views of the future that never was.
Today's pictures & links:
The Impossible Flower
("Octorchide", art credit: Eliag, ConceptArt)
What's happening here?
This intense RD-33 jet engine comes from the Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter:
(image credit: Sebastian Niedlich)
"Pearl River Necklace"
This graceful "necklace" would link artificial islands to form a bridge between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. Designed by NL Architects, read more here.
See more interesting and beautiful bridges in our series: Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1.
Mixed fresh links for today:
Building Built From Thousands of Books - [wow design]
Google Home View Prank - [hilarious]
Infuriating Wheelchair Ramps - [funny pics]
Recycled House Modeled after Fibonacci Sequence - [architecture]
Great Social Networking Map: New Lands & Islands - [wow pic]
Family Tree of the Greek Gods - [Zeus did everything]
Russian Forest Fires Desolation - [pics, some gross]
More Impressive Parkour - [wow video]
What PhD Worldview Looks Like - [funny]
Vapour Trail Art Aviation - [airplanes]
Flower Warfare - [cute video]
You may have seen it already, but... - [poor thing!..]
Approaching Storm Looks Like a Beast - [wow video: watch & listen]
50 Things You Should See On The Internet - [compilation]
45,000 beautiful interior design photos from around the world - [cool site]
These lips were made for kissing
Note the "waterproof lipstick", too:
(right image: Batlip fish Ogcocephalus parvus, via)
Extreme Prison Architecture, Art & Design
(image credit: Alexander Brodski)
"YouPrison", designed by Alexander Brodski - part of exhibition in Turin, Italy. See more here.
Pipes, Pixels and Mario
Urban geek-gasm. Mario escapes!
8-bit street art:
See more great Pixel art here.
...and more of this cosmic signs project - here.
Some Great Road Rail Vehicles Finds
These were spotted and photographed by a friend of our site in Belgium, Marc Petit:
See more Road-Rail Vehicles in our exclusive article.
Battling Mosquitos in Croatia
(photo by Vladimir Zivkovic)
Vladimir Zivkovic writes to us: "My hometown Osijek is situated in eastern part of Croatia, by the Drava river and near Danube. Only a mile from it's center there is Europe's largest swamp area... very nice place with over 350 bird species. But in summer mosquitos are eating us alive. Our ministry of culture and ecology has banned aerial treatments to destroy mosquitos, so this is the only way of getting rid of them - some old ugly car and a guy with two loud smoking cannons - it smells like gasoline in the air for half a hour after that..."
Science "to watch the girls go by"
There is a scientific approach and method in everything.
Some sort of a fresh water monster? The Scourge of the Amazon?
See more fantastic catches and sea creatures in this series: Out-of-this-world Fishing and Big Fish Extravaganza.
Another cool mysterious structure
This one is vintage. And no, this is not an elaborate antenna.
Actually, this is 1929 parachute jump tower at the Amusement Park in Moscow ("Gorky Park").
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