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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 hallucinations!


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 here, 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):

(image via)

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

(images via)


I Am Not Afraid!

(original unknown)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Biggest Star, in Comparison - [awesome picture]
BioShock Photo Shoot: Spectacular Slideshow - [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:

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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 video 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 series.

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 info (in Russian), via.
(special thanks to Stranger_NN for information)


One Really Profound Infographic

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How Lucky Are You? - See the original here.


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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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