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Cat Totally Dominates Fridge
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Cat Masters Fridge Climbing
In another news today, this cat has mastered a better kind of "catwalk" - the one that gives him complete territorial rights to a fridge, and freedom to navigate it up and down:
Today's pictures & links:
Strikingly Victorian and Fantastic Salt Air Baths
This is the Salt Air Pavilion that was located in Great Salt Lake, Utah - see larger. "The dance hall scenes in Carnival of Souls (1962) were later shot here."
(image credit: Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection, via)
"Soldiers of the Sky", by Nikolas Muray
Vignette Magazine together with the Royal Photographic Society is bringing us the most inspiring "Soldiers of the Sky 1940", by Nikolas Muray FRPS (from Muray Archive):
("Soldiers of the Sky 1940", by Nikolas Muray FRPS (from Muray Archive), image via)
Click to see it very large here. Also this Flickr set has more examples of Nikolas Muray's work.
Almost looks like it was shot underwater...
A beautiful capture of a Tibetan village with nearby agricultural fields in a mountain valley... that due to a rare lighting conditions looks like it was photographed underwater:
(image credit: Salvador Garcia)
Industrial Intensity: High-Tech Architecture
This is what the Torre Agbar tower in Barcelona looks like inside... Someone even mentioned "If this were in an action movie, you just know that there's going to be a fight on those pillars.":
Mixed fresh links for today:
Moondust Smells Like Gunpowder - [interesting]
Beautiful Photography of the Canadian Rockies - [portfolio]
History of Human-Powered Cranes - [cool vintage]
Build Motorcycle From A Broken Car To Escape Desert - [amazing]
Nuclear Explosions since 1945 - [wow infographic]
One of the Famous Closed Cities - [exploring]
Most Outrageous Google Pranks, Google Bomb - [weird]
Sending Trains into Space? Why not! - [futurism]
Bank Vaults Converted Into... - [unexpected]
The Case of a Misplaced Thumb - [funny pic]
Finally somebody Filmed This Old Idea - [wow video]
More Crazy Climbing! - [wow video]
Slinky on a Treadmill - [weird video]
Ulyanovsk, Russia: Massive oil tank explosion - [wow video]
Northern Lights, Like Never Seen Them Before - [wow video]
Best Harassing of Telemarketers - [fun videos]
Record Parachute-Free Jump, info - [wow video]
Hilarious Tentacle Doorstop! - [bizarre object]
What can Quality Schnallty do for you? - [promotion]
Check out the Great Android Forum Here - [cool tech]
Bus Pigeon Loft: Probably the Strangest Bus That Ever Existed
During the World War I specially trained homing pigeons delivered messages from the front... right to this bus, drafted by the British Army. "A B-type bus from London converted into a pigeon loft for use in Northern France and Belgium during the Great War."
(image credit: Niva (Russian magazine), 1916, via)
See more beautiful and unique London buses on this page.
If you think these are happy people, joyfully celebrating, think again... and look closer:
Upon closer inspection, this incredible painting by Alexander Dudin, "1953 Demonstration" (painted in 1987) reveals ghastly and macabre shapes of Soviet NKDV, or KGB, carrying people to their deaths... A perfect illustration of Stalin's "reign of terror" and the artificial cheer displayed in the 1930s-1950s Soviet art:
(Alexander Dudin, "1953 Demonstration")
The Super-cute Yawning Bunny
See more cute animal yawns here
Add to it another super-touching animal photo, an incredibly powerful photograph of true contact:
Ray Gun Truck for a Totalitarian in All of Us.
This "Lazy Day Farms" ray gun truck is built by "Joe Truck", and has this highly desirable 1950s vintage tin toy look:
(image credit: Joe Truck)
"The Lazy Day Farms ray gun truck has been received with great gusto at Riversea Gallery in Astoria Oregon, and is priced at $950 in the gallery"
The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which we update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):
This Hollow Earth looks very inviting (a 1970s illustration by Max Fyfield)
(image credit: Max Fyfield)
Locust, all ready for a rock concert... Rainbow Bush Locust from Madagascar, more info:
Vertical Gardens in Madrid, Spain:
The Most Beautiful Library?... And the Smallest!
The most beautiful late baroque (or rather rococo) styled library is located at St. Florian Abbey in Austria:
(image credit: Renate Dodell)
And this little cute free library was spotted in the city of Lawrence, Kansas:
Iron Sky is Sure to Impress
Check out Iron Sky movie concept art at this gallery. Here is an example by Jussi Lehtiniemi:
(image credit: Jussi Lehtiniemi, via IronSky.Net)
The Punishment Wheel for Misbehaving Children, or the "Doom Roulette"!
Is this a useful invention? I simply shudder, but it does justify its existence by “From the child’s point of view, it appears that an inanimate object is choosing and imposing the punishment, instead of his parents. Direct parent-child conflict is thereby eliminated.”
See the actual 1989 Patent by Jose Gonzalez here.
One of the biggest helicopters, seen with one of the fastest fighter jets
Look at this heavy Helicopter Mil V-12 and Soviet fighter MiG-29 in one photograph, almost placed together on purpose to further highlight the immense scale of Russian helicopter:
(image credit: Andrey Korchagin)
See our article Monstrous Aviation: Huge Helicopters
Flying Down to Rio
This is a publicity shot from 1933's Flying Down to Rio, an RKO Production:
(image via The Pie Shops)
Also see First Miss America Pageant, 1921 - more info:
Great Stone Tree
Designed by Eric Landman and built within the dry stone wall in a conservation area in Orangeville, Ontario - more info
This cat is displaying true Batman's angst
And the truth comes out...
("Pulp Fiction" dance scene)
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