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Drunk Animals in Africa

Too much of "Amarula" can give a terrible hangover even to hardy African animals:


Some of the facts shown in this movie, though, do not compute.
Today's pictures & links:

The Golden Village in Slovenia

The village is called "Planina v Lazu" in Slovenia, and the mountain on the right (looking down on it) is called "Slatna". The picture was taken from "Prvi Vogel" which is 2181m high.

(image credit: fejker.net)

See more images in this gallery. No wonder Hollywood shoots a lot of movies in the mountains out there.


Fashionable? Comfortable?

You got to sacrifice comfort when you want to be on the leading edge of fashion and design. This time Antonio Berardi says that the thick platform provides just enough support for the heel... just don't wear these shoes for too long:

More info.


It's a gas

(original unknown)

If you'd like to see the amount of exhaust a car puts out every day, click here!


Baby Elephant

Adorable 8-month-old elephant from the article on the elephants of Samburu, in Northern Kenya: see the whole gallery here.

(image credit: Michael Nichols, National Geographic)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Most Polluted City on Earth - [wow videos]
Newspapers still can't figure out the web thing - [thought-provoking]
Muxtape was shutdown by RIAA - [too bad]
The Most Colorful Lakes on Earth - [nature]
Landlocked cruising?, more - [architecture]
"Alien in the Mall" Prank - [fun video]
Ray Bradbury (almost) advertises futuristic prunes - [cool video]
Tiger Woods can walk on water - [wow video]
Really heavy take-off: using last bit of runway - [wow video]


Amazing Gutter Art

Don't miss this compilation of urban art self-expression, using the sewer gutters for various humorous effect: Click here.


Russian Communist Propaganda Galore

Covers of the "Agitator" ("Propaganda Worker") magazine from the 1970s and 1980s Soviet Union:

See dozens of them here.


LEGO Calendar

Build your week... one block at a time.

Another variation on the same theme (I wonder if Google would really endorse this) -

(image credit: keso)


Supersonic Jet Car (travels at 800 miles per hour)

North American Eagle reaches 800 miles per hour in 20 seconds flat.
"The main power plant for this awesome machine is a J-79 turbojet jet engine that was originally used in the F-4 Phantom." That's 42,500 horsepower engine.

They were looking for drivers back in April. I wonder if anybody signed up.

UPDATE: Now, thanks to Bob Wiber, we have a picture of F-104 jet, which provided the fuselage for this car:


3D movies... just a little cramped

Anybody remembers this "Sensorama" revolutionary arcade machine? Are there any still around (somewhere in Tunisia)?


Looks like we found the Evil Cat Overlord

1. Please knock.
2. Take two steps back.
3. Kneel.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drunken animals clip sounds suspiciously like the film "The Gods must be Crazy 2". The first film had the "myth" that rhinos stamp out fires!

Blogger Kurenai said...

The clip belongs to the film Animals are beautiful people, from the same director of TGMBC. It's a great film, but it's been known for a while that this scene and several others were actually staged and/or manipulated for dramatic effect.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahhah i have a lego calendar! except mine is red.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American Eagle is the remains of an F-104 Starfighter fuselage, an aircraft which was also powered by a J-79. What? No-one is impressed by a fact a brief google search would have revealed? Fine, be glad we're living in the future, rather than in the book-laden, internet-free past.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for publishing my pic and linking to my photo blog.

But you got a couple of things wrong.
The village is called "Planina v Lazu" and the mountain on the right looking down on it is "Slatna". The picture was taken from "Prvi Vogel" which is 2181m high.

Thanks again and be sure to check out more pics on my blog.


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