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Not For the Scared of Heights

The newly opened "Skyscreamer" at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas is a pretty wild ride: a carousel suspended 400ft in the sky - the world's tallest? (we hear there is another one 400ft tall at Grönalund in Stockholm, Grona Lund Eclipse) - more info.



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Today's pictures & links:

Incredible Storm Rolling over Tula, Russia

Sinister shelf clouds hanging over the urban landscape of apartment buildings -




(original unknown)

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This is not a Star Trek / 1970s Scifi spaceship

This is the "Futurama" General Motors pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair - see the cool retro video here.


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Another great vintage image from "This Island Earth" movie, 1955 (with Rex Reason, Faith Domerque and a "mutant" monster) -


(image credit: James Vaughan)

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First Man in Space, taking a siesta

Yury Gagarin, 1934 - 1968, relaxing in a chair, perhaps even thinking about a short nap -


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Mixed fresh links for today:

China Builds a Superbuilding in June, ugly? - [838 m tall]
New Zealand is part of the huge sunken Zealandia continent! - [interesting]
Short on Cash in Italy? Pay with Cheese! - [weird, travel]
Ruins of Super Science - [abandoned, overview]
The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbit - [cool]
Extremely Rare Kind of Lightning - [a "Red Sprite"]
Greatest Soviet Cosmonauts - [space, info]
Russian Gun at International Space Station - [weird info, space]
Making the "Hugo" Automaton: Behind the Scenes - [great video]
Great Vintage Style Surreal Music Video - [wow video]
Hilarious, Unexpected: Putting on Makeup - [fun video ad]
"Amsterdam Drift" in a Canal - [wow video]
Adorable Hamster Fail - [fun video]
Penniless Young Guys Trying to Live Well in 2013 - [new web series]
Truly Weird Presidents in Action - [weird pics]
Good Independent Film to Promote - [video trailer]
Weird: Insects Used in Medicine - [strange stuff]
Extremely Rare Color Video of London in 1927 - [wow video]

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Beautiful Industrial Photo from 1931

"Komsomolets at the Wheel, Balakhna" - photo by a prominent Soviet photojournalist and photographer Arkady Shaikhet


(image credit: Arkady Shaikhet)

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The Road to Success

A truly epic vintage illustration, from 1913 - click to enlarge:


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Originally published in The Etude music magazine, in October 1913.

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Neat vintage accounting machines - typewriters on steroids!






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Famous people, who were perhaps born at the wrong time

Here is how they would look in our day and age:

Leo Tolstoy -




Modest Mussorgsky, famous russian composer, info -




Vladimir Lenin -




A Beautiful Unknown Woman - original is a well-known painting, by Ivan Kramskoi, 1883 -




Mona Lisa managing a local corner store -




and Vladimir Putin in our day and age, no Photoshop needed:



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Does anyone remember "Brass" comic series, from 1996?

Truly gorgeous mecha art by Richard Bennett (story by Aron Wiesenfeld). Here is the info on the series.


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Bubbles: Unique Pattern Formed in a Sink


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This is just one of many cool images from Reddit's Mildly Insteresting section, which are, well, mildly interesting... (and recommended).

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Classic Nokia phone is nearly indestructible

... and pretty useful in a variety of situations:




... and here is how you communicate your plight when a cell phone (or other radio) is not an option:


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"These words appeared in the sky above Los Angeles on March 23, as part of a prank by comedian by Kurt Braunohler."

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This Onion is Grumpy


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Go This Way!


(original unknown)



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Blogger Svilen Tomov said...

Uhhm Gagarin is sitting not on a chair but on a bench, i think.

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