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Paper Parkour

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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Modern Steam

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)

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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)

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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)

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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]

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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.

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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:


(image via)

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):


(images via)

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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.


(image via)

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Keep Your Eyes On The Stars

.... and your big metal feet on the ground:


(image via)

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Can I Have Change For A Great Old One

In Cthulhu We Trust. All Others Pay Cash:


(image credit: Ectoplasmosis)

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Hayley Mills in the dubious embrace of...

The Tentacle Man!


(original unknown)

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Up, Up And Away!

If it flies it would be fantastic. If it doesn't it's still wonderfully weird!


(image via Silver White)

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Sick, dude!



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