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The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2011


"THE BEST OF DRB: 2011"
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Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2011

Promoting "sense of wonder" and intense exploration of our world and beyond, shamelessly cynicism- and nihilism- free, "Dark Roasted Blend" is happy to serve our readers since 2006. As a sort of overview, but mostly trying to highlight the themes and articles of 2011 that you might have missed, here is a roundup of the most popular and interesting posts on DRB (arranged by months):

January - Most Popular:

Vintage New York

Marvel Age: The City of Superheroes
7 Billion: Discussing Overpopulation

Interview with Robert Kunzig, National Geographic

February - Most Popular:

Weird Vintage Ads: Outrageous!

Disclaimer: we have nothing to do with this.
The Coolest PC Case Mods on the Planet

Stylish, wicked, fast

March - Most Popular:

Mega Earthquake and Tsunami

Snapping tectonic plates and ravenous waves
Cramped Efficiency: Inside a Submarine

Maximum tangle in a smallest space

April - Most Popular:

Keep Your Eyes on the Ball! (Funny Pics)

Everything depends on it. Everything.
The World's Most Powerful Mobile Crane

The Apotheosis of All Truck Cranes

May - Most Popular:

Oops! Craziest Accidents (Wow Pics)

Part 6 in our highly popular series
Nuclear Everything!

Atoms in the Air, on Wheels, Rails, etc.

June - Most Popular:

Magnificent & Weird Trees

The Walking tree, the Cannonball tree, and others
Unintentional Faces in Objects

Funny, weird, screaming, and simply nuts

July - Most Popular:

Retro Future: Space Art Update

Gentlemen! Forward - Into the Past!
The Mysterious Minaret of Jam

Immense 12-Century "Skyscraper"

August - Most Popular:

Mega Dashboards and Instrument Panels, Part 2

These knobs were made for twisting...
"Tsunami in the Sky" Storm Cloud

Lightnings from the "belly of the beast"

September - Most Popular:

Architectural Blunders & Atrocities

Drunk Builders and Mad Architects, Part 5
Abandoned Disney, Part 1

Overgrown Discovery Island, and other awesome sites

October - Most Popular:

Glorious Retrofuture from Japan

Plus super-fantastic toys attack!
The Most Surreal Insect on Earth

A real insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter

November - Most Popular:

Heavy Machinery in Trouble! (Wow Pics)

The heavier they are, the harder they crash
The Dark Tower: Found!

Huge Black Tower in the Mists of Sao Tome

December - Most Popular:


American Concept Car Showcase, Part 2

The Age of Chrome, Aerodynamic Excess and Sheer Excitement
The World's Largest Ship Propellers

Steel behemoths propelling huge ships


We also would like to thank our friends: writers, partners and the sites which contributed to the growth of DRB in the last year:
(alphabetically):

Atlas Obscura
BiblioOdyssey
bldgblog
Boing Boing
Brass Goggles
Ecstatic Days
Ectoplasmosis
Ephemera
Ffffound
GigaZine
Gizmodo
Intelligent Travel
Make:Blog
Meine Kleine Fabrik
Mental Floss
Miss Cellania
National Geographic
Modern Mechanix
Neatorama
Oddee
Oobject
Presurfer
Walyou
Yanko Design



Stay tuned for more extraordinary & thrilling material on DRB in 2012!




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