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The Road to Fairy Meadows

Pakistan's Fairy Meadows must be really worth the trip... and a few heart-stopping moments along the way.



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Here's another video, going from the other direction - click here.

Today's pictures & links:

Stunning!

Created by Stanislav Odyagailo from Ukraine, this is a pure joy to behold:


("To Catch a Wind", art by Stanislav Odyagailo)

See the color version here. Here is another piece, "Leaving Doubts":


(image credit: Stanislav Odyagailo)

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A Rose Made from Galaxies

Something mind-blowingly immense and beautiful - courtesy Hubble telescope:


(image via HubbleSite)

These are Arp 273 and UGC 1810 galaxies. See the high-resolution image here.

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What is this? Why is she wearing this?



UPDATE: Apparently, this is a smog helmet, featured in the Popular Science issue from 1949 - see here

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Hanging On (More Extreme Sports)

Continuing our Extreme Sports theme, we need to mention the running series on National Geographic Extreme Photos of the Week. Here is one of them - "no rope", free daredevil climbing at Yosemite... see more here:


(image credit: Dean Potter)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Longest Sentence in English, Longest Novel - [cool info]
Really Beautiful Interior of the Berliner Dom - [wow photo]
Impressive Abandoned Soviet-style Monuments - [gallery]
Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench - [infographic]
Awesome Concept Skyscrapers in China - [architecture]
Steampunk USB Drive Done Right - [gadgets]
Recycled! Star Wars Vehicles, Alien Blobs - [wow design]
This Machine is for... Wait for it! - [wow video]
Bohemian Rhapsody Sung by: Robots, Four Finnish Guys - [fun video]
Luckiest Squirrel Ever - [wow video]
Trolling Saruman - [fun video]
Fantastic Animation by Pierre Bertrand - [cool videos]
Find Your Perfect Patio - [summer fun]

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The Giant Destroyer of the Future

Back from the pages of Popular Science (December, 1916) is this intimidating humongous machine. See our "Strange Tanks" series for more such mechanical atrocities:





(images credit: Popular Science, December 1916)

According to our readers, this machine is similar to Tzar-Tank of Lebedenko (Russia, 1916) - see here.

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Prairie Surrealism

This is perhaps one occasion when Photoshopping a whole planet, or two, into a landscape seems appropriate... Prairie skies are immense enough to warrant an extra planet hidden in the sunset:


(image via, original unknown)

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Index typewriter "GUNDKA", Germany 1924

Remember we ran the article about Weird Antique Typewriters? Well, we seem to have missed this kind:


(image via)

More info about this fascinating product can be found here.

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North Korea Finally Finishes its Grandiose Skyscraper

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, was long a favorite of urban explorers: a haunted, abandoned skyscraper, full of apocalyptic interiors and zombie-like exterior... well, no more. North Korea has finished the project and even clad the exterior in shiny glass. Futuristic? Certainly!


(image credit: Mark)

See more recent photographs from North Korea here, some of them are still pretty other-worldly.

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Renault "Frendzy" Concept Car

Finally a concept car that promises to be practical, flexible (combining mobile office and a family van) and really... different looking? - more info & video


(images via)

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Motherhood

Emperor Tamarin: Mother & Child -


(image via)

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All Aboard!

Another surreal beauty created by Tebe Interesno artist from Russia (scroll down):


(image via Tebe Interesno, see larger)

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Anyone wants a rocket?


(original unknown)

...only you will have to transport it (push it) yourself:



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pyongyang Hotel certainly amazes me, but there's something even more impressive: the emptyness of the sreets even around such a key architectural point of NK.

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Blogger Smokes said...

"Anyone wants a rocket?" A couple of bombs on the cart, not rockets. The rockets I've seen have exhaust nozzles at the back for propulsion, these don't.

I love that 1916 monster trike, nasty nasty.

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