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Here's a delightfully whimsical take on parkour: the French free-running sport. Created by the amazing Martin Brekke. (Another great parkour video is here - performed by a... dog)
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Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, allow us to present the steam wizards of the San Francisco Bay Area: Kinetic Steam Works. If it puffs and clanks or whistles and chugs they have probably created their version of it. Take, for instance, their traction engine Hortense!
(image credit: Kinetic Steam Works)
(image credit: Jeremy Crandell)
If You're Going To Dream
- you might as well dream REAL big. This is a plan for the National Library of Paris, by Étienne-Louis Boullée, 1785.
(image via Miss Folly)
Flying Into The Future
The amazing CGI artwork of Vitaly Bulgarov. His pilot looks about to soar into tomorrow (more images here).
(image credit: Bulgarov)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Some Disturbing Antique Exercise Equipment - [weird gadgets]
Restaurant Designed by Futurist Syd Mead - [architecture]
Nitro Glycerin Exploding In Slow Motion - [wow video]
An almost-annual shooting gallery picture: taken over 74 years - [pics]
Beautiful Chart of Geologic Time - [big infographic]
A 23 Foot Long Lego Aircraft Carrier - [geek art]
10 Greatest Tricksters of All Time - [weird]
The World's Largest Stove - [weird]
Vintage Space Travel - [another great compilation]
Scary Sticker Scratches on Your Car - [wow video]
Weird Sports That Used To Be Part of The Olympics - [video]
Card Packing Job in China - [wow video]
Travel Photography Blog on Steroids - [cool site]
The Giant Diver Visits Antwerp
The geniuses of Royal de Luxe are back! They've had an elephant and a five-story little girl in London, and a monstrous spider in Liverpool, and now their huge girl and a new huge diver pay a magical visit to Antwerp, Belgium!
(image credit: Michel Depril)
(image credit: Henry Krul)
(images credit: Kriebel)
See other creations of Royal de Luxe - Radical Mannequins and Machine Animals of Nantes.
Your Mileage May Vary
Here's a scooter that's so environmentally friendly it will even put down roots if you leave it parked for too long:
And this Cadillac is even more of a classic, having been completely handmade out of the finest mahogany (more info:
(image credit: Tom Strongman)
The aptly named Friend Wood built this automotive beauty (more info):
A Priceless Artifact
Here's a charming broach with a staggering secret: the hair in it is from the legendary Edgar Allan Poe! It was given by Poe to Sarah Elmira Royster shortly before his death.
Keep Your Eyes On The Stars
.... and your big metal feet on the ground:
Can I Have Change For A Great Old One
In Cthulhu We Trust. All Others Pay Cash:
(image credit: Ectoplasmosis)
Hayley Mills in the dubious embrace of...
The Tentacle Man!
Up, Up And Away!
If it flies it would be fantastic. If it doesn't it's still wonderfully weird!
(image via Silver White)
"Travel Photography Blog on Steroids" - SelfIndulged has put together this fascinating edition:
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