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      Schizophrenic Episode Simulation

      Hearing voices... hidden threats... conspiracies, surreal effects... This
      video allows viewers to walk in the shoes of a schizophrenic person, and
      is designed by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company. Warning: extreme


      Today's pictures & links:

      Awesome Ice Rock Structures

      "Close Encounters of the Ice Kind"? This weird ice-covered cliffs are
      Manpupuner Rock Formations
      located in North Ural Mountains, Russia:

      (image credit:
        Sergei Makurin)

      You can see official images of these rocks
      or look at the
      gallery of Sergei Makurin
      for more atmospheric shots.

      (images credit:
        Sergei Makurin)


      These Are Truly Inspired Machines

      We covered some gorgeous and unique motorcycles
      before, but this custom bike is something else and entirely roadworthy, despite
      looking like some hypothetical 3D render job (or unused
      Akira concept art):


      1930 Henderson Custom is another extraordinary motorcycle - this
      time designed in Art Deco style (more
      and images). Check out these wicked blades in the back:



      I Am Not Afraid!

      (original unknown)

      ------------ Mixed fresh links for today:

      The Biggest Star,
      in Comparison
      - [awesome picture]
      BioShock Photo Shoot: Spectacular
      - [steampunk set]
      Fortified Towers of Kaiping
      - [travel, weird]
      Autistic Girl Expresses Profound Intelligence
      - [fascinating]
      A House Made of Meat?
      - [wow architecture]
      Everything You Need to Know About Starcraft Phenomenon
      - [chart]
      The Apollo Astronauts' Fascinating Insurance Covers
      - [space]
      Translate it to Death using Google
      - [funny site]
      Most Intelligent Bird: Uses a Hook
      - [wow video]
      Stop-Motion Walk Across America
      - [wow video]
      Train Lays Its Own Track,
      Train Destroys Track
      - [wow video]
      Cows & Cows & Cows
      - [surreal video]
      New Online Games Hub at NationalGeographic
      - [games]


      Surreal and Unexpected in Paintings by Amy Guidry

      Great addition to
      Surreal Art Update: wonderfully twisted paintings by
      Amy Guidry:

      (images credit:
        Amy Guidry)



      (Victorian Post Card)


      The Dark Side of Tetris

      If you ever wondered what goes on before the appearance of these
      chopped pieces on your screen, here is your chance:



      Art of the Catacomb

      Denise Rouleau and Mark D Roberts
      view mummies in a curious way. They are repugnant and at the same time
      captivating. "The framework for the catacombs consists mainly of vintage
      type-face cases which are disassembled and reworked into unique pieces of
      architecture to house the mummy figures." There is also an eerie
      about their work.

      (images via)

      This exhibition might remind you of the existence of Paris Catacombs where
      nearly six million unmarked skeletal remains line the tunnels for miles...

      Strange Tank Monster

      This picture is somewhat of a mystery. Wojciech K. writes to us: "I've
      found (without any information and details) this picture of a tank based
      hoover/blower. Some people suggested that it's a mobile fog/smoke
      generator. I personally think that this may be for blowing water onto
      burning oil wells." Any other ideas?

      (sent in by Wojciech K.)

      Check out more strange tanks in our popular

      UPDATE: This is "Progrev (Warming Up) - T", Russian mine-sweep tank
      with a jet engine from the aircraft! Blew the soil to open mines. It was
      tested (successfully) in Afghanistan. More
      (in Russian),
      (special thanks to Stranger_NN for information)


      One Really Profound Infographic

      (image via)

      How Lucky Are You? - See the original
      here. ------------

      From Bad to Worse




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Blogger Unknown said...

Re: tank monster - most likely a Soviet runway blower, you can tell by the shape of the exhaust. A wheeled vehicle wouldn't stand a chance in a good ol' fashioned Siberian snow storm.

Anonymous Michel Van said...

about the Strange Tank Monster
The tank chassis is a Soviet T-55.
possible a radiation/chemical decontamination vehicle.
the longe pool over exhaust spray water
so jet engines to blast hot water onto contaminated vehicles to clean them.
and blow the contaminated steam far far far away

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That first motorcycle appears to be inspired by the Bat-Pod from the dark Knight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Batpod.jpg

Anonymous Michel Van said...

i post the tank picture at secret projects forum

an got this aswer
Рrogrev-T, - "warming-up - Ti"
russian mine-sweep tank with a jet engine from the aircraft!
Blew the soil to open mines. It was tested (successfully) in Afghanistan.
link in in russian
special thanks to Stranger_NN for information

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the tetris pic! :)

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Michel Van - great info! I updated the page.

Blogger Daviplane said...

About the "Progrev", the oil well jet extinction was actually the job of the polish "Big Wind", another amazing contraption (two jet engines on a T-34 frame) used after the Kuwait war.
If you haven't showed it here, you can see it here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/internationalmanofmystery/3282269378/ or here


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