Scroll down for today's pictures & links.

      Marvelous Burj Dubai Fountain Show

      I can watch this over and over again... The tallest fountain in the world
      (with water reaching as high as 150 meters), near the tallest building in
      the world (see
      here) was recently completed and tested with this water/light/music
      extravaganza. The musical piece is the "Time To Say Goodbye", performed by
      Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.


      We wrote about various architectural marvels of Dubai
      before. To check the latest updates on construction in Dubai, see this
      at SkyscraperCity. Today's pictures & links:

      Assemblage Cuties

      Remember our
      Robot Art Series? Here is an odd couple, made by Joe Chasse - which already won a couple
      of awards at an art show (more

      (image credit:
        Joe Chasse)


      Hamsters (Guinea Pigs) Are on the Move Today

      (original unknown)


      Las Vegas? What Las Vegas?

      We will not mention Las Vegas' Downtown Mainstreet Experience here. But...
      This is in China, so will take some traveling to get to: "The Place" in
      Beijing, China, is covered by a giant LED screen - 250m (820 ft) long and
      30m (98 ft) wide - claimed as the biggest in the world.

      (images credit:


      This Is Paper Craft Gone to Heaven

      Simply unbelievable construction put on display - where else? - in Tokyo.
      See other inspiring works from paper in our
      One Sheet of Paper
      Cutting Up Books

      (images credit:

      Mixed fresh links for today:

      This is more than fascinating
      - [journey into the micro-world]
      Just a drop of water... and another drop, and another
      - [wow video]
      The Man from Clapham,
      and a Person from Porlock
      - [interesting]
      One of those 365 Days Flickr sets, but some are beautiful
      - [surreal]
      Air Conditioner as a Thing of Beauty
      - [design]
      Another awesome-looking motorcycle
      - [our soft spot]
      Good overview of the state of digital music
      - [infographic]
      Weirdest Restaurants!
      - [cool round-up, some nsfw]
      Haunting Abandoned Places Gallery
      - [some are new to me, click next]
      Rehashing YouTube videos to sell broadband
      - [fun video]
      Bus Ride Through the Forest Fire
      - [harrowing video]
      What if Matrix was shot in the silent films' era
      - [cool video]
      Amazing Houses & Home Architectural Designs
      - [architecture]
      Tips to boost metabolism (what, no beer?)
      - [health tips]
      Make stunning Flash websites for free!
      - [promotion]


      Mind-boggling Cave Exploration Photography

      Polish photographer Howito explores caves, with some spectacular visual
      results. See his photos in this
      gallery. Click to enlarge
      images below:.



      (images credit:

      Also, don't forget to check out our
      Most Amazing Caves
      article for more impressive photography. 

      Dried Seahorse... Dried Gecko... Traditional Chinese Medicine. Add It
        to Your Tea?

      Continuing the topic of weird, strange and (perhaps) wonderful food from
      all over the world, we just have to show these dried "herbal food"
      products, found by
      Troy in China:

      (images credit:


      Mutant Snail Goes Hunting

      What a splendid monster... Indeed, no Godzilla or any other Japanese
      imagination-spawned creature can tackle the German "Orchid-on-Drugs" Blob:

      (image credit:
        A Journey Round My Skull)

      See more illustrations from Der Orchideengarten, a rare German
      fantasy magazine, lovingly scanned by
      A Journey Round My Skull
      Click Here. Also don't miss the
      (some nsfw). ------------

      The Ugliest Car in the World

      "The Aurora" (1957) was build by Rev. Alfred Juliano for safety, not
      speed... or beauty. Click to enlarge:

      (click to enlarge)


      Awe-inspiring Hoover Dam Bypass Construction

      Mind-boggling pics, recently taken from a helicopter flight over the site
      (see more construction photos
      here). A good addition to our
      Bridge Construction
      article: Click to enlarge images!




      (images credit:
        Hoover Dam Bypass


      Is This Real?

      Handshake with Mother Nature - more

      (Photo credit: newsteam.co.uk)


      Cave City on the Moon

      Check out these rarely-seen futuristic images from French sources
      Mondorama 2000)

      (source: "Le monde de demain", 1969, illustrator: inconnu)

      (source: "Le monde et son aventure", illustrator: F.H.K. Henrion)


      Jeff VanderMeer's New Novel "Finch" is Launched

      The third, and possibly final, part of a darkly surreal saga about strange
      City of Ambergris - "Finch" - was described as “fungal noir... steampunk
      delirium... paranoid spy thriller..." and can be already ordered from


      Visit "Finch" Reader's
      for various exclusive posters and downloads. 


      (original unknown)



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you'll find that the giant gerbil picture is from an ad campaign from Connex; the train operator for Melbourne, Australia

Blogger Unknown said...

I think you'll find that the gerbil is a guinea pig

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding cave exploration photos: The author's nick is "howito", not "Zamieszkaly". "Zamieszkaly" in Polish language means "resident of...". In this case - City of Wadowice in Malopolskie Voivodship. So what we got here is a funny misunderstanding caused probably by the Howito's portfolio's structure :) Best of luck to You All. Arek from Poland.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mind calling it weird. But I'd prefer it not be called tasty.

The seahorse harvest, so that they can be ground into powder, is having monumental effects on thier population and on ocean habitats in general.

Here's my infos: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2009/09/seahorses-facts-pictures.html

or straight to the source. http://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/

oh and it is a guinea pig.

Blogger Jeremy said...

Yeah, it's a Connex campaign. The line is something about unexpected things might make the trains late. How could they anticipate giant hamsters blocking the tracks?

Of course, in reality, a hamster sneezing three km away will make a Connex train late.


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