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Dynamic Sand Drawing

The picture changes according to your whimsy - drawing with colored sand:


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The Biggest Fire-Engine in the World

Monster Truck Rides USA and Liberty-1 Motorsports present the Big Red - possibly the world's longest (38') and heaviest (29,960 lbs) monster truck in the world. It's a fully functional fire truck, built on the late-30s vintage International Harvester D series platform:

(image credit: bigredmonsterfiretruck.com)




Can't refrain from a guilty pleasure of posting
Some of the strangest limousines in the world:

SUVs of all kinds:

These Lambo- & Ferrari conversions are just ugly in my humble opinion:

(originals unknown)

what is the point of this one, though? -

This is just what we'd expect: the chariot of the Russian mafia -


Mixed fresh links for today:

7 Abandoned Wonders of America - [cool article]
Japanese Bug Fights. Yes, Bug Fights... in Japan - [weird]
Tether Car Racing in the 40s - [vintage]
Swiss Panoramas: Dreamland - [nature]
Retrofuture: Skyscraper Airport - [futurist]
Wow: Long Exposure Light Show - [urban art]
The whole bunch of hilarious signs - [funny]
These laptops like to be abused - [tech]
Dancing Store Clerk - [fun video]
Get Free Satellite Radio Package a $500 Value! for your opinion


One of these funny polls at Polls Boutique - click here


Some things were never meant to be deep-fried

Fritture: new art of frying RANDOM objects.
Here is a deep-fried robot:

And of course, deep-fried gun:

(image credit: Mirko Credito)


Car vs. Plane

Addition to our "Car vs. Fighter Jet Challenge" article:
Lamborghini Reventon vs. the fighter jet (a Tornado F22) at the Ghedi airport in Italy. The Lamborghini Reventon almost won the race!

Here is the video of this event:



Plains, Trains & Automobiles:

Photo by O. Winston Link. Read more info here.
From the page: "Link used a total of 43 flash bulbs, all fired simultaneously to achieve this magnificent result. Winston once stated, "Since I could only see the headlight of the locomotive in total darkness, I did not know until the flash was fired that I had captured this prize." The couple in the foreground sits in Winston's 1952 Buick convertible."

(image credit: O. Winston Link)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'original unknown' photo of a train passing a drive-in movie theater is 'Hot Shot Eastbound' by O. Winston Link. See http://www.soulcatcherstudio.com/exhibitions/favorites/link_hs.html

Blogger Old Guard Museum said...

There is a O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA. I have not been able to visit it yet, but plan on it soon. http://www.linkmuseum.org/


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