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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...



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Today's pictures & links:

Window into the World

Not a framed picture! -


(image credit: Jeremy Duguid)

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Light-Hearted!

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


(image credit: Shawn Hoke)

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"Umbrella Sky" in Agueda, Portugal

Very uplifting installation... More info.


(images via)

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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]

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Great Guerilla Marketing Campaign



See more great examples of urban & street advertisement here.



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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)

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"Worlds Within Worlds"

Intricate hanging sculpture by Alexander Rodchenko, 1920:


(image via)

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

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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 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)

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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."

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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.

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Testing a Prospective Pilot's Vision, 1940


(image credit: Lucien Aigner)

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Weird, weird Italian Wines...

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



(images via)

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Use the Force!

Concentrate...


(original unknown)

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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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Light Snack


(original unknown)


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