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Low-flying cats appear over Moscow

Last night in Moscow (according to this source) the whole bunch of cats was lifted into the air from the roof of a building, by a very strong gust of wind. According to eye-witnesses, the cats were blown at a low altitude accompanied by frenzied meowing...

According to the source's calculation, the wind speeds necessary to carry a 3kg cat (with the 10-15 degrees lift-off angle) will have to be at least 35 meters per second. Moscow storm warning yesterday mentioned winds of 20 meters per second. Here is an unrelated photo, that might illustrate this occasion:

(image credit: Worontzoff)

(image credit: Naoki)


Wind Cathedral in Namibia's Desert

Sand dunes at sunrise in Sossusvlei, Namib Desert:
(discussion at Photo.net suggests some image manipulation, but it's still beautiful)

(photo by: Paul Godard)


Urban Surprise

Imagine seeing it in the dusk -


Cool Art of the Day
(in cooperation with Red Bubble)

RedBubble is an online art gallery and creative community from Australia.

"Walk in the Clouds" by Simon Gleeson:

(art by Simon Gleeson, click to buy)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Various Taxi Lights in Japan - [design]
Camera attached to elephant's trunk - [photos]
The earliest known recording of sound - [history]
Rat Paradise in Karni Mata Temple, India - [travel photos]
Latest "Made in Japan" issue - [cool site]
Slap in the face: slow motion - [wow video]
Sled of Doom - [wow video]
Red Hot Riding Hood: 1943 by Tex Avery - [fun video] - via
Weird Shoe Attraction Ride, site - [cool video ad]


Fun poll at Polls Boutique - and another one.


Weird Food Art

By unknown artist - via


Russian (awkward) off-road vehicle

SKU model - The design of this machine could be better, as it consists of two parts connected by flimsy transmission. At first it looks impressive, but then the connection snaps - see the last photo.



Another great idea:

(design by Alexandre Dubosc)

This is just plain weird: (more info)


Ladies on Sailboats

Beautiful Victorian Art by James Tissot:


Mystery Location

Would be nice to know where the picture was taken...

(photo by Ricardo Andre Frantz)

Wow, this is quite a place (see additional picture below)
This is the "Passeggiata Delle Streghe" (Witches' Promenade) in San Marino:
(you're seeing the Guaita Fortress on Mount Titano)

(image credit: Ricardo André Frantz)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the mystery picture:

I think it was taken in the Republic of San Marino, a small independent state in the middle of the Italian Republic. It's on its eastern medieval ramparts, facing a sheer (and very high) cliff to the right.

Blogger Volf said...

Yes, I confirm.
This is a famous "passeggiata delle streghe" (witchs' promenade).

Anonymous Anonymous said...

another picture:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Urban Surprise picture was taken in Venice. It is an (I think temporary) art object in front of one of the city's many museums located at the Canal Grande.

Esther D., The Netherlands

Blogger HC said...

That are a lot of cats in one tree!

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you for the San Marino info - post updated.

Anonymous Anonymous said...


About the "weird" toilet seat.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The author of the first photo of San Marino also is Mr. Ricardo Andre Frantz? Many thanks


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