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Interesting Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with the "National Geographic" magazine)

Photo by Jiyi Ren.
This photo shows construction at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. Seven years ago, people at the same place were looking at the Twin Towers.


Crossing the Bridge Adventure

An addition to our "frightening bridges" list inside this article:

(image credit: nationalgeographic.com)

Photo by Herbert Wong.
Crossing the Hussaini Bridge in Pakistan. The mountains in the background are called the Passu Cathedral.


Cool Amphibians

A Giant Chinese Salamander -
the world's largest amphibian!

It can reach the size of human—almost 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length.
It's also a distant relative of the... newt.

(photo courtesy Zoological Society of London)

A few other extremely fascinating amphibians shown here:

"Little is known about the purple frog... it spends most of its time deep underground, up to 13 feet (4 meters) below the surface -

"The Olm - is the see-through critter, which lives in subterranean caves, is blind and hunts down prey using a keen sense of smell as well as sensors that can detect weak electrical fields." -

(images credit: nationalgeographic.com)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Flying Sharks! - [photos]
Mice on Drugs: Inside their brain - [weird flash]
Abandoned Wonders of the former Soviet Union - [pictures]
Most beautiful (?) soundcards ever - [computers]
Make Love, Not War (nsfw?) - [flickr set]
AirBus A-380 Cockpit VR - [impressive]
Amazing Vintage Globe Museum - [steampunk]
More TokyoFlash: still awesome - [gadgets]
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock - [music video]
Google Maps gone horribly wrong - [fun video]
Your textlink here: great exposure and rates


true... true...



Bamberg, Germany (photos by Matthias Weinberger) -

make sure to see the larger version:

(images credit: Matthias Weinberger)

Similar in style, but not as real:

(image credit: alfoart.com)


More Wonderful Light Painting

We continue to receive interesting material for the "painting with light" overview
The Oregon artists from "Illuminated Forest" created this piece:
"A Noteworthy Branch"

Some abstract work from Vladimir Zivkovic (Dakovo, Croatia) -
See more here

Matthias Weinberger's photo set displays a sophisticated play of light:

"Light Smoke" -

Here is his iPod:

"The Devil's Diary" -

(images credit: Matthias Weinberger)

"Graves" -

(image credit: Mario Gallucci)


Additions to our Ice & Snow Carving article

More of Harbin's Show lighted ice buildings:

Sparkling Pagoda:

Inside one of the ice buildings: Ice Room:

(images credit: Traveller35)


Mystery Signs interpretation

Marty Wade sent us the (possible) meaning of some mystery signs, featured in our sign post -


Good way to travel


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed hard on the mystery sign interpretations. I'd like to see more of those (explanations I mean).


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