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Mouse vs. Concrete

Dramatic, some may say epic video of poor mouse's escape from the clutches of concrete... made for Centraal Beheer Insurances (Netherlands). Watch other brilliant video ads for the same Dutch client, featuring Bill Clinton, or some poor guy at the picnic.


Today's pictures & links:

Dubai Skyline Today and in the (Dubious) Future

Perhaps the best picture of today's Dubai skyline that we've seen:

(image via)

And the projected one for the future (if not for the economic woes, of course):

(image via, click to enlarge)


The Mushroom

Vintage creativity, unleashed... A postcard from 1905:

(image via)


The Stone House

Flintstones lived here... in the Fafe Mountains, Portugal? - here are Google Maps coordinates:

(image credit: Feliciano Guimaraes)

Here is a video of this fairy tale house' interiors, and more info

Flintstones car has also survived through the ages:

(original unknown)


Strange and Previously Unknown Deep-sea Creatures

National Geographic presents some neat photographs of New Species, "Living Fossils" Found in Atlantic. Here is a rare basket star, for example (see more here):

(image credit: David Shale, National Geographic)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Overgrown Desolation: Gagra, Once Splendid Russian Resort - [wow pics]
Innovative Products from the Past that Never Were - [interesting]
Offshore Oil Strike Family Game! - [so weird]
How-To: Watermelon Carving - [cool video]
Vintage Coupons: Victorian Art - [collection]
Hottest Gadgets of the 60s, 70s, 80s - [overview]
Crowd Sourcing Archeological Expedition to Mongolia - [cool project]
Kong Kong Reactions - [funny video ad]
Tornado Forming over Billings, Montana - [wow video]
Wedding Photography Disaster - [fun video]
Beautiful and Horrible Sound The Turbine Makes - [wow video]
Painting with Water - [wow video]


Cosmic Trains

As sort of an afterthought to our article about cool Japanese Trains, here is a truly neat retro-future-styled train, which would make a great 1950s toy (remember Flash Gordon?):

(images credit: Andrew)


Quite unthinkable today... only mildly amusing in 1910:

(image via)


No One Suspects the Bird

Bird-shaped traffic "spy" camera is only one of the many unique and somewhat wacky ideas that ATOHMS (Thomas Valcke) presents on his site:

(images credit: Thomas Valcke)


Don't do this to your pet, even if you are an inventor:

...even for the sake of "walking out the dog". A Poochmobile from 1939:

(image via ModernMechanix)

Check out other weird things done to dogs in the name of technological progress here.


What a Thought... Leviathan with Teeth!

Remember our article about Prehistoric Super Crocs? Turns out, the creatures in the abyss possessed even more frightening set of teeth, eating fellow whales for breakfast - more info

(images credit: C. Letenneur, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (left), G. Bianucci, Universitá di Pisa (right), via)


Elephant on Skis

A Stunt Elephant, Honky Tonk Freeway, Sarasota, Florida... More info about this dubious entertainment can be found here, together with a video.

(photo credit: Mary Ellen Mark)


Canvas Earth... Great Photoshop

This quite memorable stone fish was made for the Worth1000 "Canvas Earth" contest, by afeldman:

(image credit: Worth1000)


All Shook Up

(original unknown)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught a basket star early this year at about 100mtrs depth while fishing for Dublin Bay prawn/Norway Lobster. And that was between the islands on the west side of Norway.
It looked kinda alien so I threw it back in the sea, but I took a picture first.
Here it is: http://yfrog.com/hqdsc01193jj

Cheers mate!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a similar house in Brittany, France: link


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