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Library Shelves Catastrophe

One of the best pranks we've ever seen! Impossible not to stare in utter stupefaction, if such a thing would ever happen to you in real life...


Today's pictures & links:

Window into the World

Not a framed picture! -

(image credit: Jeremy Duguid)



"Light Painting" by Shawn Hoke: read more about how it was done here:

(image credit: Shawn Hoke)


"Umbrella Sky" in Agueda, Portugal

Very uplifting installation... More info.

(images via)


Mixed fresh links for today:

One of the best, easy to make, optical illusions - [wow video]
intricate Salt Installations - [wow art]
Weird Vortex over Titan - [wow space]
Incredible Human Sculptures by Sam Jinks - [art, nsfw]
Mating Slugs: have to be seen to be believed - [not for the squeamish]
Best "True" Stories of Snopes 1, 2, 3 - [weird]
Great Vintage Recruitment Posters - [retro art]
Must See: Rowan Atkinson at the Olympics - [fun video]
Camel in Dubai, Horse in Russia - [wow videos]
Japanese Robot Suit Operating Manual - [wow video]
What Five Guys Can Do to a Piano - [wow video]
Sweet sweet revenge: road rage version - [fun video]
Most Hilarious Cooking in Space - [fun video]
Firearms that chnaged the course of history - [interesting]
See if you missed any Photoshop Disasters - [fun stuff]


Great Guerilla Marketing Campaign

See more great examples of urban & street advertisement here.


All Together Now: The Moon, Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa!

This incredible photo was taken on July 15, 2012: Lined up left to right beyond the dark lunar limb are Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa.

(image credit: Cristian Fattinnanzi, via)


"Worlds Within Worlds"

Intricate hanging sculpture by Alexander Rodchenko, 1920:

(image via)

See a lot more of unique Russian "constructivism" masterpieces at this link.


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 Riot Wheel! - See more mono-wheels in our article here:

Bored pets, doing their thing:

(original unknown)

The Harmonica Pistol, c. 1859 - simply push the magazine from right to left after a round is fired (more info)

(image via)

Lightning show at the Lake Shore Drive, Chicago:

(image via)


Land Speed Record Vehicles Additions

Hot on the heels of our popular series "Land Speed Record Vehicles", here is an image that was not included in the article:

(illustration to book by R.M. Clarke, "The Land Speed Record 1940-1962", buy it here)

Really tricky ride at the top speed:

(image via)

This is Rollie Free "in his unique riding position, and minimal clothing, during his record breaking run in 1948."


Breakthrough Moment!

"After over a decade of work Swiss engineers drilling the world’s longest Gotthard Base Tunnel broke through the last section of rock. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017." Here is the final break-through at the Faido-Sedrun section - more info.

(image credit: Arnd Wiegmann and Christian Hartmann, Reiters)

Read more about these humongous tunnel-boring machines in our popular DRB article.


Testing a Prospective Pilot's Vision, 1940

(image credit: Lucien Aigner)


Weird, weird Italian Wines...

Not sure about the quality of this wine, but it is certainly eye-catching and wildly controversial:

(images via)


Use the Force!


(original unknown)


Great Yarn Bombing

... by Magda Saeg, see her website for (very psychedelic) more work.

More yarn bombing examples can be found here.


Light Snack

(original unknown)



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The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

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