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Psychological "Ark"

Mind-blowing animation (with a twist) by Polish director Grzegorz Jonkaztys (Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival 2007 finalist)


Watch it in HD here and check Jonkaztys' other work.

Today's pictures & links:

The World Inverted

Fantasy map by Vlad Gerasimov, from Vlad Studio:

(image credit: Vlad Gerasimov)

Download a wallpaper high-res image here


1984-style Teddy Bear

For all you clandestine, anti-Orwellian needs... a properly stuffed teddy bear - via

Photo by McDowell Crook


"Rocks, Paper, Scissors" War Gets Ugly

(image via, original unknown)


Wonder How Boeing Airplanes are Built?

Great opportunity to see the assembly of these huge passenger jets - check out the info about visiting the Boeing Twin-Aisle Assembly Plant in Everett, Wash.

The plant's massive building is today recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest building in the world by volume.

(image credit: boeing.com)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Buildings that look like spaceships - [architecture]
Evolution of Family Lifestyle 1950s to now - [thought-provoking]
Biggest animals and one humongous snake - [weird]
Japanorama: a whole category of weird Japan articles - [travel]
Various Geek Pixel Art for Gamers - [design]
Will it blend? Will it explode? Ohh yes! - [fun video]
Why tumbleweed crosses the road? - [wow video]
Urban Hackers - [cool video]
Flight of the Bumblebee, like you never heard it before - [wow video]



When Calgary Stampede runs out of ideas...

(original unknown)


This Year in History

Insightful and hilarious peeks into the "future past" - originally appeared in Locus, the magazine of the SF&F field.

"Deep discounts on the farm-raised, naturally sweetened dessert parasites, already popular with Weight Watchers, are expected to boost sagging fast-food sales"

"Hadron goes belly-up. The Franco-Swiss waste-disposal giant, whose curbside "micro-de-cyclers" have dominated the municipal refuse market for almost a century, files for bankruptcy. Hadron's stock has been sliding since Sao Paolo disappeared."

"Rushmore erased. South Dakota's first terrorist attack hints at an ominous new coalition between al Qaeda, Earth First, and the American Indian Movement"

Read latest science fiction news at Locusmag.com


The Carpet That Failed to Load

Richard Hutten made a carpet (rather, only a part of it, the other part did not load) -

(image credit: Richard Hutten - via)

This is a part of the Strawberry Fields Project, with other creative carpet designs worth checking out.


Snow Storm in Arkansas

Mike Hollingshead from Extreme Instability has a 6-page gallery on his site showing the effects of January 26-28, 2009 Northwest Arkansas ice storm:

Also see our article with more incredible photographs of Ice Storms!


This cat is drawn with pencil only!

This is not a photograph... Here is a video to prove it.

(image credit: Paul Lung)

See more hand-drawn cats on Paul Lung's site - Click here


Some great ads that we've seen recently:


Sam Spenser's "Bloom"

If you haven't seen it before, here is your chance. Umbrellas are in "bloom", arranged by Sam Spenser - an artist from Goldsmiths College in London:

(image credit: Jessica Rolland - via)



Uploaded on Facebook... memoirs from tomorrow:

(image credit: CGSociety)


Mystery Photo

Some weird kind of experiment, in need of a caption.



Infidelity of fruits, by Weem. Surely, you've seen this - but it's... so... sad...

(image credit: Weem)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Mystery experiment" appears to be an archer attempting to shoot a balloon held in the mouth of the volunteer. In the photo, he appears to have aimed a little high, and just missed

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture of the orange soap opera seems to originate from http://weem.deviantart.com/art/Malaise-de-L-Orange-15973382

Blogger Paul Duffield said...

The fruit infidelity pics are from
'Malaise de L'Orange', here.

Blogger Unknown said...

Mystery Photo:
President Barrack Obama being hazed his first week in office.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does the experimental subject resemble the President? Perhaps it was a special transition toughening exercise?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A caption for that archery photo could be "Dude, you almost shot Brad Pitt".
Cause for some reason it looks like him.


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