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The Astonishing Portal Gun

Just when you thought that building an extra-dimension portal gun was a great idea... Reminds us of the 1940s Robert A. Heinlein story "And He Built a Crooked House". See better quality version on Vimeo.com.



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Today's pictures & links:

Extreme Speakers Made From Supercar Exhaust System

iXoost iPod dock design from Modena, Italy, created by Matteo Panini and Micro Pecorari... It comes in versions of V8, V10, or V12 exhaust manifold models (more info):


(images via)

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A Micro-Monster in its Element

A nameless bacteria, cilia and germs in a microscopic landscape:


(image via)

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One Classy MotorBoat

Peugeot Nautic Motorboat Car from 1925:



(images credit: Fox Photos, via)

Turns out that this is not really an amphibious vehicle, but a promotion concept vehicle, created to advertise a part of Peugeot company that made boats.

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Khao Luang cave temple, Phetchaburi, Thailand

Almost mythical path... Travel+Leisure has one incredible gallery of this incredible place, by the photographer Craig Ferguson:


(image credit: Craig Ferguson)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

These Innovations Will Change Your Tomorrow - [futurism]
Mars Winnebago! - [weird, automobile]
Glowing Jellyfish Terrorize Waters - [great headline]
Weirdest Keyboard Idea Ever - [vintage]
Every Candle Flame is Full of Millions of Diamonds! - [surprise]
How Many Photos Have Ever Been Taken? - [wow info]
Bummed-out surfers make their own waves... - [way to go!]
The Longest Tunnel in the World - [sped up by 800%]
Beautiful Mars Rover Animation - [wow video]
Exclusive Video: Life Aboard a Stealth Sub - [wow video]
Luckiest Cat Ever - [wow video, switch off audio]
Sinking of the USS Hoyt Vandenberg - [wow video]
Crazy Camping - [wow video ad]
Wonderful Mud & Grass Sculptures - [summer art]
Awesome Snow Designs - [winter art]
Great Model, Bad Photoshop - [funny]
Guns, Dwarfs and Tango - [wow travel]

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Star Trails to Glory!

Stars and lightning bursts in the clouds, as seen from the International Space Station (more here):



(images via)

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Squashed!

Very weird 1959-1960 concept car AMC Cuda +44, designed by George S. Lawson:


(image via)

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More Crazy Mothership Storm Clouds

We featured Extreme Instability photos of heavy weather before, but one of their outings in 2004 in Nebraska certainly did not disappoint when it comes to ominous hanging shelf clouds and stormy atmosphere:



(image credit: Extreme Instability)

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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):

The Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga Coa), the larvae form - more info:


(image via)


All in a day's work: the Bulgarian Wind Farm:


(photo by European Wind Energy Association)


Castle Wulfenbach, by Girl Genius (Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio, webcomic):


(image via)


Rake Bike - read more


(image via)


Fire in zero gravity... Burns really efficiently, as there are no convection effects to carry hot air up and away - hence the hot tight sphere around the source (more info):


(image via)


Secret Fairytale Castle: photo by Sandra Cockayne. This is The Ardverikie Estate, Kinloch Laggan, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK -


(image credit: Sandra Cockayne)


Remarkable Palace Of Bubbles in Cannes ‘Palais Bulles’, France - since 1989 serves as a favorite residence of designer Pierre Cardin (more info):



(image via)


Fruit Salad -


(original unknown)

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The Shermanator!

The Sherman Products Company of Royal Oak, Michigan, actually built a one-track-drive, rear-steer tractor in the 1950s:


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One would wish that trees could grow that way, but...


(image via)

... this is a "land art" piece by Sylvain Meyer. See more here.

This tree grows in a pretty extreme way, too... and this is not a work of art:


(original unknown)

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Rush Hour Envy

Seen in China:


(original unknown)


More China's urban density (residential buildings in downtown Qingdao city in eastern China's Shandong province):


(image credit: Wu Hong)

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Charlize Theron in "Prometheus"

Ice-cold blonde with a hidden agenda... very atmospheric pic:


(image via)

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Good Humour




The history of art in graffiti:




Get away from me! -


(original unknown)

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Humble Snail as a Piece of Art

This delicate beauty was photographed by Magdalena Wasiczek, as part of her "Magic Garden" series:


(image credit: Magdalena Wasiczek)

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New issue of "Self-Indulged Travel" mag does not disappoint

Featuring "Guns, Dwarfs and Tango", among many other things, this is a must-see publication:


READ THE PREVIOUS ISSUE ->




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Blogger Emily Veinglory: said...

Do you have some kind of deal with PSD to link to them in every compilation? That one wasn't even photoshopped, disastrously or not.

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