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Stay in Queue!

I'm sure we all can identify with this predicament. Some people are just plain unlucky when it comes to choosing a faster moving queue:


Today's pictures & links:

This is Na Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii.

...or the "Jurassic Park" (in popular imagination):

(image via Dragon ME)


General Motors Engine Testing, 1951

(image via)


Old Ugly Barn Repainted

This miserable grey warehouse got a new life as a space repair facility (somewhere in Ukraine, see more here):

(images via)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Great Robotics Photography & Info Update - [tech]
The Rise & Fall of Graphic Adventure Games - [great article]
Russian Submarine Graveyard - [abandoned]
The Human Brain Re-imagined - [wow art]
Three Line Novels: Quite Intense - [geek art]
Fantastic Kinetic Sculptures by Limee Young - [cool art]
Mysterious Death of Russian Hikers in Siberia - [photos, info]
Crazy Climbing on Cables in Kiev, in Germany - [wow video]
The Impossible Escher's Waterfall - [wow video]
Your Coffee is Never Good!.. Retro Ads - [fun video]
Serving Tea in the Most Awesome Way - [wow video]
How Observant Are You? -
New Cool Site for Infographics - [lots of info]
Preventing Toplessness Since 2004 - [funny t-shirts]
Cool Steampunk Robot Magnets - [we're getting one]


"Pepper Torsos": actual peppers that look like a sculpture by Henry Moore

Real peppers found and photographed by Ben Nomm:

(image credit: Ben Nomm, via)

Here are some sculptures by Sir Henry Moore, featuring flowing, organic shapes:

(images via 1, 2)


If you think you know how Moscow looks, think again

These photographs are taken in Tsaritsyno (top image), Cheremushki and Polenovo, within the city limits and near Moscow:

(images via 1, 2, 3, 4)

Also see our article Abandoned Castles of Russian Countryside.


Awesome sculptures made from wood chips and fluff

It takes Sergei Bobkov (a talented sculptor from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia) almost 5 months to complete one piece. They are made from carefully selected and individually placed feathers, wood chips and fluff texture - which looks almost like fur and brings his sculptures "to life":

(images via 1, 2)


Vintage Stewardesses: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

(illustration by Walter Baumhofer, image via)

Here is Miss Finland 1961 as FinnAir stewardess... and a "beauty in the engine" from Pacific Southwest Airlines (see more here):

(image via)

Also see our "Vintage Stewardesses Series" in four parts.


Tungsten rings are going to last very, VERY long time.

Plus these rings have this additional "cool factor" (as the alternative for usual gold rings). Tungsten Rings site features many styles, plus wedding rings made from titanium, cobalt, palladium and even ultra-strong ceramic.

(images via Tungsten Rings, Stair Parts)

All tungsten rings are made of a nearly indestructible alloy, and are guaranteed to continue looking shiny and new for as long as you own them. Tungsten carbide rings are approximately 12 times harder than gold, and 4 times harder than platinum.


This Week on DRB Facebook page

We published the following links and images in our Facebook stream, but here are some of the highlights in case you missed them:

Hydra-matic: 1956 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight:

Warm and comfy:

Things I've seen... you cannot imagine:

Obscure Star Wars Photos - click here for more:

(images via)

Great vintage toy:

(original unknown)

Om Nom Nom:

(original unknown)

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Fun, Fun, Fun (and some exercise)

Nuns having (pretty infectious) fun:

(originals unknown)



(image via)

It's a t-shirt! Kiwi Anatomy by Will McDonald.


Vintage Ear Rings (Simply Fab!)


The Real Godfather

Today I Learned: that the real-life Godfather, the mafiosi whose life inspired the famous Mario Puzo's character, was Don Carlo Gambino.

Check out his nose... quite a prominent feature:

(image via)


How to unclutter your office

- and take care of these messy wires:

(top image via Reddit)


Mystery Mechanism of the Day

Quite complex... and looks powerful:


This is the Liberty aircraft engine on Turbocharger Test Rig at Pike's Peak - more info.


You've all seen by now the extreme activities of Vladimir Putin

If not, here is a link to prove his not-so-hidden James Bond ambition.

However, even before Putin, Russian political leaders had a long tradition of being extreme:

(originals unknown)



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Anonymous Max said...

A word of warning: one day you'll start horribly regretting that choice of tungsten ring instead of a gold one - the day you'll realize there's no way on earth you can get the ring off your finger anymore other than cutting it open... ;)

Anonymous Jf said...

The giant stone head with the shephard is from Il sacro Bosco di Bomarzo north of Rome, Italy.
You could make a whole post just with pictures from here.

Blogger Rob said...

Urban legend. Tungsten rings are actually quite easy to remove in an emergency. Although strong, they are also brittle so they can be easily cracked with vice grips. No amputation needed.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pssh it's either osmium or nothing for my wedding ring

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Ukranian spaceship repair mural is taken from the animated film "The Secret of the Third Planet":



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