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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:


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)


Bird Acrobatics!

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

(image credit: Edwin Kats)


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.


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]


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)



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

... meanwhile, going all the way -


His Master's Voice

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

(image via)


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)


The Army of Love

This parade seems to have happened in Yerevan, Armenia.


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)


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)


Poor kid

(original unknown)



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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.

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.

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Matt, video updated

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

Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no Q in the word Ecuador


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