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First Surreal Animation
This inspired trip is "Fantasmagorie" from 1908, made by Emile Cohl. Some of the old cartoons were very bizarre... for example, Russian scientist Ladislas Starevitch used to create animated films using dead insects with wire limbs. Another very strange cartoon is this one... "You wanna be a member?"
Today's pictures & links:
This is a grain silo designed by German architect Frei Otto in 1951 - more info:
Underwater Bus, 1932
Some of you have seen this already on our Facebook page, but here it is again, in all its glory:
(image credit: Popular Science Magazine, 1932)
Very atmospheric photograph showing Elazig, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey: a cart of a dealer with a bunch of government-run apartment houses in the background.
(image credit: George Georgiou, via)
The Rock Monster
Remember our "Weird Faces Found in Nature" article?. Well, here is another find, from the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest:
(image credit: Shelly Pollock)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Fascinating: Intricate Locks - [vintage, steampunk]
Star Shoots Epic Amount of Water into Space - [space]
Deadly Trains and other "Morbid Mondays" - [wow info]
Highly Efficient Cleanup in Japan - [photos]
Lightnings with a Lunar Eclipse - [awesome photo]
Onion's Take on Middle Class - [hilarious]
Robopocalypse is Coming! - [cool review]
Hottest Matter Created by Scientists - [wow info]
Malkovich? Malkovich! - [clones to infinity]
Magic Tricks with Circles - [wow video]
Looks Weird: Lake Covered with the Volcanic Ash - [video]
Tank T90 Cannon: Incredible Slow Motion, more - [wow videos]
Great Rotary "Steampunk'd" Phone
Something that we might even want to have here at DRB - more info:
Another phone worthy of mention:
This is the "Lobster Telephone", 1936 - classic surrealist object created by Salvador Dali - more info
Yes, this place exists. I've been there. Here is the Wikipedia article. But it's still hard not to pinch yourself that you're dreaming...
(top images credit: Mark)
Dreamy Rocket Girl
This is Deborah Walley in a studio, circa 1962:
Unknown lady learning scuba diving, I guess...
Whaaaat, man, can't you just leave me alone?!
"Locust Tank" by Nicolas Lampert
The whole Machine-Animal series is exceptional - see more here
(image credit: Nicolas Lampert)
Keep your cool... Achieve Zen
But beware this... larvae! Yes, this is atherix ibix larvae (photo by Fabris Pare):
See more images from the Nikon Small World Competition - here
604 Republic is a pop-culture & geeky t-shirt site, which sells such favorites as Procrastinate and Epic Duel:
Here are some variations on a "Nerdosaurus" theme:
Speaking about t-shirts, don't forget about Dark Roasted Blend Summer T-Shirts:
Buy them here!
Ringo never could get a chance to learn piano:
Just as Gregory Peck could never learn to shoot straight:
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