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The Largest Loop in a Car




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The Largest Loop in a Car

Finally! A world-record, completely real "Double Loop Dare" stunt: driving two rally cars through the 66-foot tall Double Loop track at X Games in Los Angeles - more info:



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Today's pictures & links:

The Most Photogenic Waterfall?

This spectacular waterfall on one of the Amazon River's tributaries is located close to Sumaco Galeras and Yasuni National Park in Ecuador - namely, Cascada de San Rafael (San Rafael Falls), map link:


(image via)

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Bird Acrobatics!

This is a bearded tit bird, diving for food. Photo by Edwin Kats.


(image credit: Edwin Kats)

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Deep "Mysteries" of Easter island


(image credit: Randy Olson, National Geographic)

"Tourists diving on Easter Island's reef encounter a fake moai, made for a 1994 Hollywood movie and then sunk offshore." Photograph by Randy Olson From "Easter Island," National Geographic, July 2012.

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Coffee Ad from the 1650s! - [fascinating]
The Charlie Brown Cafe in Korea - [interesting]
This is how fashion show should be done! - [steampunk]
Backward Baby Limbs - [total fail]
Unique Retro "Cyborg" Diving Suit - [vintage tech]
10 Days in Minsk: Ugly, Soviet Architecture - [pics, scroll down]
Hilarious: Guy twits replies from "Universe" account - [funny]
Honda Helix Impressive Concept Page - [futurism, hi-res pic]
Spectacular Glacier Bike Race - [wow video]
Robot Dubstep: Neat Animation - [cool video]
This Video is Loading... Loading... - [fun video]
How to catch a kangaroo, more - [fun video]
Most Creative Air Vents Art & Design - [compilation]
I Don't Care! - [humorous infographic]

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Super Bus, spotted in San Diego

Would be nice to find out more about it, or get pictures of the inside! -


(image credit: Howard Gribble)

Also, we love this great vintage aerodynamic bus! 1956, Turin, Italy, the "Golden Dolphin":


(image via)

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Stalemate!



Who should move first? Maybe they should back up all at once (if possible).

... meanwhile, going all the way -



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His Master's Voice

Read about the history of famous "dog listening to a phonograph" logo here.


(image via)

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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):

Joseph Enouy’s 8-cylinder, 48-shot percussion revolver, dated 1855 -



Forest in Georgia (former USSR) takes over apartment building -


(original unknown)

Lots of Tesla fun! (great idea for a date?) -


(original unknown)

Organic Sculptures by Jae Hyo Lee - see more here:



Like this bridge... "Land Bridge" in Vancouver, Washington -



Probably the best photo of Rio de Janeiro ever, with the incredible "cloud wave"! - see more here:


(image via)

Tough Love -


(original unknown)

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The Army of Love



This parade seems to have happened in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Incredibly Romantic Gothic Lake Tower in Wales

This beauty is the Lake Vyrnwy Straining Tower: "its purpose is to filter or strain out material in the water with a fine metal mesh, before the water flows along a 70mile long aqueduct to Liverpool":


(image credit: Steve)

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The Torpedo Grill

This "Torpedo grill" is one of the series of grills from "The Secret Soviet WW2 Grills", made by Lance Greathouse:



"These grills could have changed the outcome of the war! Propane, charcoal and smoker all-in-one, with a 175 watt built-in stereo system and
sounds of a real submarine while it is in operation" (just kidding) - more photos here


(image credit: Lance Greathouse)

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Poor kid


(original unknown)


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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are more pictures of the 'super bus' at MR38's photostream on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/with/2474228333/#photo_2474228333), including some interior shots.

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Blogger Pastor Matt said...

There are videos of the Hot Wheels Double Loop world record still up on youtube or vimeo, even though the embedded one has been taken down.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Matt, video updated

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the lake that filtration tower thing is on, there's a town under it. the water company payed the residents to move out then flooded it to make the reservoir, there's also a pretty cool dam there

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no Q in the word Ecuador

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