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Dakar Truck Rally

This is mostly the promo footage for the Russian KAMAZ truck-building factory, but it also has a good coverage of Paris-Dakar rally across the desert. (check out the final jump there) -


Today's pictures & links:
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Underwater Gems

Francis Tan, aka Coppertane on Flickr, has graciously shared with us some of his unbelievable underwater discoveries:
(the whole set is nothing short of amazing!)

Nembrotha Kubaryana (Polyceridae) sea slug:

Most of them were found in the seas of West Malaysia and Indonesia -

(images credit: Francis Tan)


Rejected NASA Rover Design

Syd Mead designed this beauty, but VEX did not become reality:

(image credit: Kiel Bryant)


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

Could be easily turned into a painting:

(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Bas Uterwijk:
Taken in a rice cracker bakery at Inle Lake in Myanmar last January. The combination of smoke and sunrays was as magical at the time as in this photo!

In the Sun Spot

(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Jaka Jese:
A mountain village in the Julian Alps, Slovenia, lit by the sun. One can enjoy peace and quiet in this part of the world.


Mixed fresh links for today:

Seven Deadliest Delicacies - [gross]
Sending your buns around the world (sfw?) - [funny flash]
Hyper-realist sculptures of Ron Mueck (nsfw?), more - [wow art]
Hilarious Science Fair Displays - [fun kids]
60s "Cybernetic Art" by Nicolas Schoffer - [pop art]
Setting fire to your PC (with video) - [computers]
Unreal bike wrecks, one after another - [bike video]
10 Variations of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - [fun videos]
Man walks away from insane automobile accident - [car video]


Philco Predicta TV 1960

(image credit: plan59.com)


Cleared for landing:

(original unknown)


AT-ATs Land on Hoth (what we missed in Star Wars)

Some background info here

and another concept vehicle by Ralph McQuarrie:

(image credit: Kiel Bryant)


Mystery Photo

Would like to get some info about this one:


Unrealized Dream Castle of Ludwig

You all remember the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, dreamed up and built by ("Mad") King Ludwig in Bavaria.

Well, below is one of his "concept" dreams for the next castle - Falkenstein:
(the plans were abandoned afer Ludwig's death in 1886)

(image credit: Kiel Bryant)


"Forwarded by Grandma" department

A quarter horse for sale. Truly one of a kind -


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Mystery Photo

First thought that came to me:
"...and now for something completely different...."


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