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      Extreme Roads in Uganda

      Wait till the car tops the hill and starts rolling down... Watch the full


      Today's pictures & links:

      Human and Animal Features Remix

      (relationship between an individual's outward appearance and inner
      character) was common in Middle Ages and was even taught in
      universities... French artist Charles LeBrun applies some of the
      principles of this "science" and shows us some character traits revealed
      in human/animal portraits:


      See other examples of physiognomy


      Geek Awesomeness in the Boondocks

      (image via
        Carolyn Ruth Newman)

      Apparently, someone with significant Tetris skills... 

      Rare, beautiful Soviet-era sci-fi illustration

      This is a unique science fiction robot art from the pages of "Yuni
      Tekhnik" (tech news for the youth) magazine from Russia, 1951 - simply


      See more in our recent article -
      click here

      Mixed fresh links for today:

      Giant Robot Spider in Yokohama
      - [and so it begins...]
      Strange Place: Yacireta Hydroelectric, also strange -
      [cool site]
      How long will it last? (chart of world's consumption)
      - [large pic]
      Cool steampunk office makeover
      - [design]
      Space Bomber Project Revealed
      - [space tech]
      Unique and Interesting Sidecars
      - [auto]
      Weird air-conditioned clothing
      - [design]
      Adding to our "Displaced Astronauts": Prostinauts!
      - [neat video, slightly nsfw]
      Bohemian Rhapsody Old Computer Remix
      - [cool video]
      Facebook Manners, circa 1950
      - [fun video]
      Make stunning Flash websites for free!
      - [promotion]


      Prepare for the Summer: Ride This Intelligent Beast

      We had an opportunity to speak with Sea-Doo’s Director of Engineering
      Renald Plante recently. He was keen to highlight the Sea-Doo's
      latest models and point out the industry-first Intelligent Brake and
      Reverse (iBR) and Intelligent Suspension (iS) safety systems in these 2009
      models: Indeed, these are inspiring machines:
      Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255


      The World's first braking system.... the world's first full suspension in
      a watercraft.... the most powerful production engine. Truly an epic

      Sea-Doo RXT iS 255


      The revolutionary technology and cutting-edge design so visible in these
      models was already recognized by the US Coast Guard and Motorboating
      magazine. All you need to do is to dream yourself riding these machines -
      and wonders! - the dream might just come true. We covered multiple
      on-water technological advances before, see our "Cool Amphibious Vehicles"


      Weird Tea with Lemon

      Olya Seredyuk, Latvia, takes surreal vintage-styled photographs. Her full
      portfolio is simply mesmerizing - click

      (images credit:
        Olya Seredyuk)


      Glass Cephalopods

      The incredibly detailed and highly fragile tentacled glass invertebrate
      models were created by Leopold (1822 - 1895) & Rudolf (1857 - 1939)
      Blaschka - this is only part of about 360 glass animals housed at the
      Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology:

      (image credit:
        Harvard Gazette)

      "While the rarity and beauty of Harvard's Glass Flowers have won them
        fame and made them the Harvard Museum of Natural History's (HMNH) most
        popular exhibit, the glass animals exist in relative obscurity."
      - More


      Breaking the speed limit?!

      That's what the card says... Buy the print of this vintage Alligator Farm
      reckless driving



      What's good enough for Indiana Jones...

      Here is something for Dark Roasted Blend readers who happen to be in
      Milwaukee some time in April: The
      Harley-Davidson Museum is
      featuring the actual Harley-Davidson motorcycles ridden by Harrison Ford
      and Shia LaBeouf in
      "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", including the
      customized Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic that was used
      in the signature chase scene - more

      All images courtesy of Harley-Davidson Museum.

      What: An Indiana Jones adventure month at Harley-Davidson Museum
      When: April 3-30 Where: Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown
      Milwaukee (400 W. Canal St.) - The Harley-Davidson museum, which opened
      last summer, features Harley-Davidson's rich history and exhibits much of
      its archives, including rare and unique H-D motorcycles. 

      Fake Lizards, With Attitude

      Sort of follow-up to our "Komodo Dragons"
      - "Cross bred from the lizard, shark, and parrot species, the flying
      shlizard is known to have one nasty bite!"

      (image credit:
        Younts, Worth1000)

      Baby purple lizard (or rather deadly mini-dragon) for a pet:

      (image credit:
        Taelir, Worth1000)

      "The Wood Dragon" by Phil McDarby is one exquisite type of lizard. See
      larger version
      here, and note the tiny parasite attached to its back:

      "The Wood Dragon and the Ladybird", a fragment (art by
        Phil McDarby,

      More wood dragons can be found

      How is this possible?

      "Yo dawg" one-liners come to mind...

      This turned out to be a joke from


      No comment... Simply appalling!




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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol "Naive"-tek

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "owl-man" looks freakishly like actor Marty Feldman

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, meant the "parrot-man"

Anonymous Pökö-sika said...

Last picture has caption in finnish, says "Misuse of alcohol? Prohibition officers ordered a steamroller to crush 22 000 full bottles of alcohol in the village of Koba, western India."

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "battery powered battery charger (batteries not included)" is a joke from 'Worth1000.com'.

Anonymous batman567 said...

i really enjoy this site - if i'm at home. unfortunately at work i'm behind a corporate firewall/proxy which blocks any traffic from flickr - which is where you host your images (i see your webpage, but not the images).

you're unfortunately losing a lot of potential traffic, unless you'd consider an alternative - its standard practice these days (and with good reason) for corporates to block access to facebook, flickr, youtube, etc..

kind regards

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Can you see Picasa-hosted images, like on this page?

Blogger (J) said...

loved the soviet robot, totally looks like an old comunist version of wall-e

--- or could be backwards?


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