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An interesting take on gears and idiosyncrasies of human relationship, by Japanese "Paper Engineer" Kamikara... Want to see a cube do the same thing? Click here.
If you're interested in inner workings of unusual gears, you should also watch this video.
Today's pictures & links:
The Land of Giants: Design Proposal For Electricity Pilons
This seems to be such a natural idea - why nobody thought about it before? More info and images.
("Land of Giants™", © 2008-2010 Choi+Shine Architects, LLC. All rights reserved - via)
(image credit: Niki Jane)
This picture goes very well with a story by C. Ceres Merry.
This Alaskan king crab is the size of a nickel right now, but... "After a dozen years, the crustacean will grow to the size of a tractor tire." Hmm...
(image credit: Brian Skerry, National Geographic)
See the whole "3 Degrees of Japan's Seas" gallery by Brian Skerry - click here.
Mixed fresh links for today:
Mind-boggling Port Landslide Video - [extreme]
A Do-It Yourself Brain Surgery Game! - [weird site]
Our Sun... Mesmerizing - [wow space]
Absolutely Amazing Vintage Pipes - [art, some nsfw]
Is he crazy enough to be a tyrant? - [hilarious article]
Imaginative Bike Designs From Korea - [design]
Do this when you are bored at the office? Staples art - [weird art]
Aircraft Maker in Kenya - is it going to fly? - [wow video]
Hamster Kung-Fu Master - [fun video]
Movement of Jellyfish Controls the Music - [strange videos]
Fantastic 3D Light Projection Special Effects - [wow video]
Perfect Catch! Food Preparation in India - [wow video]
Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Reality Show! - [weird]
An Octopus's Garden
Artists sometime struggle for years to find exactly the right environment for their art. But all Jason de Caires had to do was look out to sea. For a Mexican underwater museum, Jason submerged over 400 concrete sculptures in several feet of lovely blue water. You can see them anytime you like – just hold your breath!
(photos by Jason de Caires)
Rockefeller Center, New York: in all its blazing glory!
This photograph from the 1930s issue of LIFE truly jumps from the page:
(image via, more info)
Literally Tall Ships!
Here is a vintage poster that shows how passenger ships can seemingly stretch in height - just like that Troll "A" oil platform "on legs" in our recent article:
Naked Lunch: A Typewriter Beetle!
Naked lunch is the only film in which a typewriter beetle kills another typewriter... enough said:
Careful with that hammer!...
No Smoking Please
Talk about irony: a Hindenburg ashtray! - more info.
Beauty - spoiled
Nice girl on the left is transformed into a strange being - seen in an obscure Russian movie "Vpered Gvardeitsy!" (1971):
Another weirdest vehicle from an obscure Russian movie - "Humorous/Mechanical Adventures of Tarapunka & Shtepsel" (1970):
Monorail Cat is.. Unperturbed
(image credit: CrazyIvory)
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