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Avoiding Traffic Jams

... in Russia (highly dangerous and illegal, of course). See another method in this video.


Today's pictures & links:

Getting some adrenaline in Switzerland:

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Interesting Concepts for Duesenberg by Virgil Exner, circa 1964

These renderings were done by Ross Cousins, best known for Cadillac brochure and print advertising:

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Second image from the top is actually a mock-up of possible dual phaeton version, based on Virgil Exner's Exner Mercer Speedster - via


Unique Crater Spotted in Irkutsk Area, Russia

Crater "Patomski" also has another name: "The Nest of the Fire Eagle". According to one theory, this could be a rare Cryovolcano that erupts water instead of molten lava. It was discovered only in 1948 by geologist Vladimir Kolpakov, and remains one of the most mysterious formations on Earth:

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Russian Money vs. Silicon Valley - [investigation]
Special Bridges Built for... Crabs - [interesting]
Another Great Bridge: Level with Water - [architecture]
Great & Funny Site for Photoshop Disasters, example - [funny]
Huge Unidentified Structures in China Mystery - [weird]
Wow: National Geographic Milky Way - [reference map]
Cool Scooter-Tent Combination - [cool video]
Turning Man's Shirt into a Cool Dress - [unexpected]
"SoloWheel", Inspired by Segway - [wow video]
Russian Airplane: Gone With the Wind - [wow video]
Hydro-phobic (nano)Materials Hate Water - [wow video]
Daredevil Cat Stunt! - [wow video]


Rare Art Nouveau "Parlor" Car from 1895

"The Pierre Selmersheim model from 1895 won 500 franks in a competition for an auto that combined art with science." Read more about this model in this PDF file.

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High Class in "Low Places"

Very classy cubicle make-over... and a vintage mansion converted to McDonalds in New Jersey:


Fantasy Worlds by Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez

See more here:

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The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):

This is not Harry Potter

Photo of a young Dmitry Shostakovich - completed his first symphony at the age of 19:

Rarely seen Beatles photo - in baby carriages!, with a phone and a typewriter:

Michael Jackson, Version 2.0 -

This is not fair to Australia, imho:

Re-use your corks!


Great Russian Retrofuture Cover Art

These are covers for "Tekhnika Molodezhi", popular youth science publication in the 1950s-1980s.


Obama? Obama!

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Wonderful Compendium of Vintage Cameras and Accessories

This site sports quite a number of rare and beautiful retro cameras, among them - "Revere Magazine 16" movie camera (1948) and "Kodak Cine Special 16mm" (1933):

A nice array of Graphlex speed cameras:

A hand-cranked movie projector way back from 1900! (left) - and the more modern Bolex compact projector:

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Check out the rest of the collection: Vintage Still Cameras, Projectors, Microscopes, etc.

For vintage miniature cameras, see our article here.


"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog!.."


No no no no

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Mr. Bean would love this scene:
("New Girl" TV Show)



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Blogger Lambert Schlumpf said...

I used to avoid traffic jams on the tram railway with my XR600R too, back in... don't remember, I guess 1993? 94? I was always late to go to uni!

Blogger Unknown said...

That show on the last one is called "New Girl." Raising Hope is a different show.

Blogger splatman said...

Mansion + McDonald's = McMansion!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel compelled to mention that the McDonald's mentioned in this article is actually located on Long Island, in New York.


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