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Library Shelves Catastrophe
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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.
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:
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:
The Harmonica Pistol, c. 1859 - simply push the magazine from right to left after a round is fired (more info)
Lightning show at the Lake Shore Drive, Chicago:
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:
This is Rollie Free "in his unique riding position, and minimal clothing, during his record breaking run in 1948."
"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:
Use the Force!
Great Yarn Bombing
... by Magda Saeg, see her website for (very psychedelic) more work.
More yarn bombing examples can be found here.
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