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Slow Motion Lightning Video

Yes, I know that this video was all over the internet last couple of days. And yet I can't resist linking to it. This is really unexpected view of the inner (and deeply awesome) workings of nature - a lightning bolt captured from its conception, shot at least at 5,000 frames per second:


Also check entertaining reddit comments thread

Today's pictures & links:
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The Sky's the Limit (Beautiful & Awesome Weather)

We featured "Extreme Instability" site many times on DRB, but the spectacular photography of Mike Hollingshead never fails to inspire and astonish:

(image credit: Mike Hollingshead)


2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Too bad we did not see this in person. However, the large-format images on this page is perhaps, the next best thing - at least on the 'interwebs':

(photos by Lars Baron, Streeter Lecka, Clive Rose/Getty Images)


Dead Start Program

This could be a great image for some album cover:

"Core Memory Project" by Mark Richards. See the whole vintage computing gallery here, and also buy the book!

"Control Data Corp" (CDC) 6660

(image credit: Mark Richards)

For more crazy wiring images, head here.


Eye in the Sky

Kepa Rasmussen creates very strange masks, mannequins and other "wearable sculptures". Check out his site for some very unusual art pieces.

(image credit: Kepa Rasmussen)


Got room for rent?

From this awesome retro-future set on Flickr:

(shot from "UFO" UK series)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Styrofoam Dome Homes - [architecture] [Japan]
Another crazy Rube Goldberg machine - [cool video]
Luxury workstations for (very rich) geeks - [geek tech]
Most fascinating waterfall effects - [design] [video]
incredible Pro Theremin Players - [weird music]
Strangest vehicles used for marketing - [auto]
Drunk, drunk squirrel - [fun video]
Demolition Caravan Derby - [car video]
Chess players, frozen in time - [cool video]


Before the Age of iPhone

(image credit: Dr. Odio)


Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

Mount Huashan in China, "The Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven" - covered by DRB on this page "Most Dangerous Roads in the World" and also in "China in the Mist"

We'd like to find more pictures of this trail: let us know if you braved this crazy path (and obviously lived to tell about it).


Trucks to Remember

Shorpy has recently unearthed a wonderful image of vintage trucks (from 1924 "Piggly Wiggly" company). Here is the fragment - see bigger version (lots of detail!) - here.


Some unbelievable characters

Here is a guy we'd like to interview:

Don't want to mess with this bunch, though:

(photo by Ivan Ushakov)

Sculptures can be very weird, too -


Don't hurt me

(original unknown)


Simply Awesome

Can you name this celestial object?



See the ultra-big version here

(via Cyclopaedia)


Not the Internet!



Dramatic Blonde.


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