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      The Road to Fairy Meadows

      Pakistan's Fairy Meadows must be really worth the trip... and a few
      heart-stopping moments along the way.

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      Here's another video, going from the other direction -
      click here. Today's pictures & links:

      Stunning!

      Created by
      Stanislav Odyagailo
      from Ukraine, this is a pure joy to behold:

      
      ("To Catch a Wind", art by
        Stanislav Odyagailo)

      See the color version
      here. Here is another piece, "Leaving Doubts":

      
      (image credit:
        Stanislav Odyagailo)

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      A Rose Made from Galaxies

      Something mind-blowingly immense and beautiful - courtesy Hubble
      telescope:

      
      (image via HubbleSite)

      These are Arp 273 and UGC 1810 galaxies. See the high-resolution image
      here. ------------

      What is this? Why is she wearing this?

      

      UPDATE: Apparently, this is a smog helmet, featured in the
      Popular Science issue from 1949 - see
      here

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      Hanging On (More Extreme Sports)

      Continuing our
      Extreme Sports
      theme, we need to mention the running series on National Geographic
      Extreme Photos of the Week. Here is one of them - "no rope", free daredevil climbing at Yosemite...
      see more
      here:

      
      (image credit:
        Dean Potter)

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

      Longest Sentence in English,
      Longest Novel
      - [cool info]
      Really Beautiful Interior of the Berliner Dom
      - [wow photo]
      Impressive Abandoned Soviet-style Monuments
      - [gallery]
      Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench
      - [infographic]
      Awesome Concept Skyscrapers in China
      - [architecture]
      Steampunk USB Drive Done Right
      - [gadgets]
      Recycled! Star Wars Vehicles,
      Alien Blobs
      - [wow design]
      This Machine is for... Wait for it!
      - [wow video]
      Bohemian Rhapsody Sung by: Robots,
      Four Finnish Guys
      - [fun video]
      Luckiest Squirrel Ever
      - [wow video]
      Trolling Saruman
      - [fun video]
      Fantastic Animation by Pierre Bertrand
      - [cool videos]
      Find Your Perfect Patio
      - [summer fun]

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      The Giant Destroyer of the Future

      Back from the pages of Popular Science (December, 1916) is this
      intimidating humongous machine. See our "Strange Tanks"
      series
      for more such mechanical atrocities:

      
      
      
      
      (images credit: Popular Science, December 1916)

      According to our readers, this machine is similar to Tzar-Tank of
      Lebedenko (Russia, 1916) - see
      here.
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      Prairie Surrealism

      This is perhaps one occasion when Photoshopping a whole planet, or two,
      into a landscape seems appropriate... Prairie skies are immense enough to
      warrant an extra planet hidden in the sunset:

      
      (image
        via,
        original unknown)

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      Index typewriter "GUNDKA", Germany 1924

      Remember we ran the article about
      Weird Antique Typewriters? Well, we seem to have missed this kind:

      
      (image
        via)

      More info about this fascinating product can be found
      here. ------------

      North Korea Finally Finishes its Grandiose Skyscraper

      The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, was long a favorite of urban
      explorers: a haunted, abandoned skyscraper, full of apocalyptic interiors
      and zombie-like exterior... well, no more. North Korea has finished the
      project and even clad the exterior in shiny glass. Futuristic? Certainly!

      
      (image credit:
        Mark)

      See more recent photographs from North Korea
      here, some of them are still pretty other-worldly. ------------

      Renault "Frendzy" Concept Car

      Finally a concept car that promises to be practical, flexible (combining
      mobile office and a family van) and really... different looking? - more
      info & video

      
      (images
        via)

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      Motherhood

      Emperor Tamarin: Mother & Child -

      
      (image via)

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      All Aboard!

      Another surreal beauty created by
      Tebe Interesno
      artist from Russia (scroll down):

      
      (image via Tebe
        Interesno, see
        larger)

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      Anyone wants a rocket?

      
      (original unknown)

      ...only you will have to transport it (push it) yourself:

      

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      Ladies! The Ultimate Empowerment:

      

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pyongyang Hotel certainly amazes me, but there's something even more impressive: the emptyness of the sreets even around such a key architectural point of NK.

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Blogger Smokes said...

"Anyone wants a rocket?" A couple of bombs on the cart, not rockets. The rockets I've seen have exhaust nozzles at the back for propulsion, these don't.

I love that 1916 monster trike, nasty nasty.

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