drb
logo
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | famous | cool ads | funny pics | food | futurism | gadgets | history | japan
military | music | nature | photo | russia | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird


Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs



Link
Scroll down for today's pictures & links.

Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs

This is the ultimate fight, bar none. The Fate of the Universe, or this particular cat in this universe, depends on the outcome of this battle. Impressive, for sure... but I am not sure that this cat even needs a lightsaber to defend itself. These dogs are surely doomed -



Link

Today's pictures & links:

"Atmospheric Processor": Telemax telecom tower in Hanover, wrapped in fog...

This may not be the most impressive cyberpunk (or steampunk) image you're going to see all week... but it's got this incredible atmosphere that might spur you to hunt for more images of this kind... or even go exploring with your camera to find equally mysterious spots:


(image credit: C-BC-O)

------------

Hang On, We're Moving!!


(image credit: Ken Yuel)

Ken Yuel was able to photograph this mother squirrel's move to a new neighborhood in Winnipeg, as she carried each of her seven babies along the top of his fence...

------------

Unseen Titanic: New Detailed Photographs of Titanic Unveiled

The first complete views of the legendary wreck - presented by National Geographic magazine commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic - offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before (the optical mosaics each consist of 1,500 high-resolution images rectified using sonar data):

"With her rudder cleaving the sand and two propeller blades peeking from the murk, Titanic’s mangled stern rests on the abyssal plain, 1,970 feet south of the more photographed bow" -


(image credit: COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Geographic)


"Two of Titanic’s engines lie exposed in a gaping cross section of the stern. Draped in “rusticles”—orange stalactites created by iron-eating bacteria—these massive structures, four stories tall, once powered the largest moving man-made object on Earth." -


(image credit: COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Geographic)


The images were captured by three state-of-the-art robotic vehicles that flew at various altitudes above the wreck site in long, pre-programmed swaths... High-definition optical cameras snapped hundreds of images a second. “Here, in the sweep of a computer mouse, is the entire wreck of the Titanic — every bollard, every davit, every boiler,” writes author Hampton Sides. The article can be found here, along with a photo gallery here.

------------

Mixed fresh links for today:

Truly Gargantuan Snake Found - [fascinating]
Best Headline News We Had Last Week - [deep, deep science]
China's Village of Millionaires - [interesting]
Tree Trunks Burst Thru the Walls - [wow art]
Ten Billion Earths is a Possibility! - [space]
What Happens in Internet Minute? - [great infographic]
New Camouflage to Fool Face-Recognition Software - [geek]
Incredible Collection of Iran's Natural Beauty - [wow pics]
Cows Happy to See Grass Again - [fun video]
Extreme & Unique Sport Events - [wow videos]
Hitching a Ride: Dangerous! - [wow video]
Mysterious Object Fell From the Sky - [neat video]
Must-See New Apocalyptic Animation - [wow video]
This Dad is Extremely Helpful... Oh No! - [fun video]
Newest Photoshop Disasters - [links]
Website Features Designed to Rip You Off - [tips]
Social Media Sticky Notes - [promotion]

------------

Wonderfully Modern

This abstract masterpiece of modern architecture is the Tokyo International Forum, next door to Tokyo Station:


(image credit: Elvin)


"Vinoly has likened the Glass Hall to nineteenth-century public spaces; indeed... both the Milan Galleria and the Crystal Palace are recalled in this immense, awesome space with its monumental staircases and shimmering bridges and ramps, that are almost Piranesian in scale." (Ivor Richards, The Architectural Review)

Another beautiful image from Tokyo: Shinkansen "bullet" train arrives at Shiodome station:


(image credit: Shinichi Higashi)


And just to remind you that Japan is awash in cherry blossoms (Sakura)... here are some images of cherry and plum tree blossoms taken around Yoyogi Park in Tokyo:


(images credit: Nokton, Paul Atkinson)

"The cherry blossom season is currently approaching its peak in many locations across Kyushu and southern Shikoku. In Tokyo, the opening of the blossoms was announced on March 31, while Kyoto and Osaka are forecast to follow on April 2. Full bloom is typically reached about one week after the opening of the first blossoms." - info

------------

Hey, Need Some Help?



(originals unknown)

------------

Great new work by Mike Rivamonte

This is part of the update, due soon at our Robots in Arts series. See more at Mike Rivamonte's website:



(images credit: Mike Rivamonte)

------------

Russian Orthodox Church, Sunken in a Lake

Russia, Kalyazinsky, Tverskaya Oblast: some of the churches were submerged as a result of ambitious plan to dam up rivers during Soviet times -


(image credit: Miphka)

------------

The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):


(original unknown)


Not a real bird, a stuffed toy. Needs cuddles:




Strange beauty: Delahaye 175S Aerodynamic Coupe, 1947 -


(image via)


1937 Cord 812 automobile, featuring actress Sonja Henie:


(image via)


Wall of obsolete hardware - part of interior design in a supermarket in Shinjuku, Japan:


(images credit: 1, 2)

(images credit: Sarah, Diego Terrieri)


Solitude. (Cable car at Koreiz, Crimea, Ukraine) -


(image credit: Roman M.)


Probably the most "grand" of all Grand Canyon photos.... -


(original unknown)


Symmetry:




Great way to hide from the Sun? -



------------

Making Spring with Artificial Flowers!

This is seen in Nakauonuma, Niigata prefecture in Japan - part of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field:


(image credit: Comise)

------------

Awesome Spaceship Concepts by Alexey "Karanak", Russia

The "Maelstrom" Dreadnought, "Triceratops" and the "Lion":




(images credit: Karanak)

------------

Could it be that they're thinking the same thing?




(top: original unknown; bottom image credit: René Maltête)

------------

Cradle of the Earliest European People

Our ancestors certainly picked beautiful nature spots to set up their habitation - about 1.7 million years ago. The photos below show the recently-discovered "Cradle of European Civilization / First European People" - in the little-known Dmanisi village in Georgia:



(images credit: Lasharela)


"The remains of what may be the earliest human ancestors to migrate from Africa into Europe have been found in the Republic of Georgia. Two skulls, which are probably about 1.7 million years old, were unearthed during an archaeological dig at a medieval castle at Dmanisi."- more info

You can also see beautiful stone carvings (made around 1100 A.D.) and equally old ram monoliths... Dmanisi village has a truly long and illustrious history, and it's a pity that it's only a shadow of former self today.

------------

Life is Grand!


(original unknown)

------------

Great April 1st from IKEA:



Gotta go replace mine now...


READ THE PREVIOUS ISSUE ->

READ ALL BISCOTTI ISSUES HERE ->

Make sure to check our daily updates on Facebook!





RECENT ARTICLES:


Colorful South American Buses, Part 2

If you are braving some of the riskiest roads, you might as well have a colorful ride!


DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.



YOUR COMMENTS::

2 Comments:

Anonymous Troll said...

About the mage titled Life is Grand!.
This is a scene from the new Disney movie John Carter AFAIK, the man may be there for an ad or a photoshop.

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Life is Grand picture is a meme involving a candid photo of Leo Decaprio on the set of Inception.

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office



READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:


The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse


Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more


Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color


"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

Stunning Photo-Realistic (and Wildly Surreal) Paintings by Jeremy Geddes


Creative (and Weird) Basketball Hoops

Exercise Anywhere! Make your hoop out of anything!

Quantum Shot #881
Fascinating Maps:
Origins of Important Historical Figures in Europe


Europe Seen Through a Temporal Telescope: 1400-1950

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
Pic-of-the-Day: Feather Sea Star

"Flowers of the Coral Seas"

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #20

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Futuristic "Sofil" 1953 Vehicle

Marvelous bus designed by Felix Aublet


More Lovely Micro Cars

Small is Timeless!


DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Thunder Robot Army

Plus a bunch of Freddie-Ford auto robots


Adorable Bubble-Cars

Great Things Come in Small Packages


These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

Jellybean Three-Wheelers! (Who Needs an Extra Wheel?)


Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

Probably the craziest restaurant in the entire world


Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 2
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1

Seriously disturbing sculptures, meant for kids


Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 3

When trapped in a nightmare, enjoy a kiddie-slide!


Cars with Propellers, Part 2

Futuristic "Pillbug", built in 1936 in Germany


DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Shire on Earth

Found! The secret hideout of hobbits


Cars with Propellers, Part 1

Essential steampunk transportation


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

Sep-Oct 2014 -- July-Aug 2014 --
June 2014 -- May 2014 -- April 2014 -- Feb-March 2014 --
January 2014 -- Oct-Dec 2013 -- September 2013 --
August 2013 -- July 2013 -- May-June 2013 -- April 2013 --
March 2013 -- February 2013 -- Dec-Jan 2013 --
November 2012 -- October 2012 -- September 2012 --
August 2012 -- July 2012 -- June 2012 -- May 2012 -- April 2012 --
March 2012 -- February 2012 -- Dec-Jan 2012 --
November 2011 -- October 2011 -- September 2011 --
August 2011 -- July 2011 -- June 2011 --
May 2011 -- April 2011 -- March 2011 --
February 2011 -- January 2011 -- December 2010 --
November 2010 -- October 2010 -- September 2010 --
August 2010 - July 2010 -- June 2010 --
May 2010 -- April 2010 -- March 2010 --
Winter 2009-2010 -- Oct-Nov 2009 -- September 2009 --
August 2009 -- June-July 2009 -- May 2009 --
April 2009 -- March 2009 -- February 2009 --
January 2009 -- December 2008 -- November 2008 --
October 2008 -- September 2008 -- August 2008 --
July 2008 -- June 2008 -- May 2008 --
April 2008 -- March 2008 -- February 2008 --
January 2008 -- Dec, 2007 -- November 2007 --
October 2007 -- September 2007 -- August 2007 --
July 2007 -- June 2007 -- May 2007 --
April 2007 -- March 2007 -- February 2007 --
January 2007 -- December 2006 -- November 2006 --
October 2006 -- Link Latte Issues -- Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird




















Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird











Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Case friendly.