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Bearded Dragon vs. Ants

Hilarious! Bearded Dragons make great pets, except they get craving for ants inside the Ant Crusher on your phone:


Today's pictures & links:

Christmas Shopping, 1948 style!

Joyful, glowing watercolor illustration by John Gannam, see more here.

(image via)


Here is the E.T. Danish pastry. Yum!

(image via)


Just Another Steampunk Motorcycle Design?

Yes, but a very groovy one. Created by Kevin Mowrer who has lots of great steampunk art on his site.

(image credit: Kevin Mowrer)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Vertigo! Tianmen Glass Path - [1430m high]
Chart of Most People Killed in History - [morbid stats]
Awesome Wave Clouds in Florida: Video, Reddit Thread - [wow nature]
Great SciFi Illustrations from Yugoslavia - [retro]
Epic Journeys of a Chinese Monk - [c. 1280–1294 AD]
Historical Figures: Cross-Dressers, Drop Outs - [interesting]
Eerie Abandoned Zoos & Chinese Disneyland - [abandoned]
Incredibly Lucky Escape on a Highway - [wow video]
Mad Motor-Skating in Pakistan, more - [wow videos]
Machinery Gone Wild at a Construction Site - [wow video]
Dog Eating in a Chair. Neat. - [fun video]
Police Cars Are Stuck in Russia - [just like everybody else]
Self-Indulged Travel: Beautiful Photography - [cool site]
Another Disjointed Photoshop Disaster - [funny]
Want to do Wild Partying in Asia? Here is Your Ticket - [travel & beer]


Awesome Dream Ship from 1947

Another great image from the postwar BOHN Calendar (we've seen many concepts by Radebaugh from this publication in our Retrofuture series.

(image via)

See the full version here.


Wonder Machines, by Jan von Holleben

For the whole family! See more here:

(image credit: Jan von Holleben)


Mating Dance Ritual

(image via)

Here is Maratus volans, a Peacock Spider! (caught in the middle of its mating dance ritual) -

(image by Jurgen Otto, via)


Miniature Stirling Engines

Made by Böhm Stirling–Technik, see more models and a video of engine working:

(image via)


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):

Scooter... made from a toilet bowl. Artist Maurizio Menestrino from Trento, Italy:

Desmond Paul Henry's Drawing Machines (from the 1960s) - more info:

(image via)

Hitching a ride, on a whale shark:

(photo by Alexander Safonov)

Count your blessings. Here is internet "quality time" in Morocco - photo by Vladimir Melnik, winner of Sony World Photography Awards:

(photo by Vladimir Melnik)

Equip Yourself:

Typewriting the... painting! - Chromatic typewriter, made by Tyree Callahan:

(image via)


Join me... in my humble feast

(photo by Igor Amphoule)


Make a book out of your emails; don't let your emails to vanish in the web void!

Fitmemes Company recently came up with a small web app Memeoirs that allows to create books out of email conversations. Why just emails and letters? Because that's where the most intimate and profound exchanges happen!

"It started with collecting the emails my girlfriend and I exchanged, a truly epistolary relationship at the beginning since at the time we were often in different countries. When I put our letters in a book as a gift to her, she just loved it. Somehow bringing our words back to the "real" world made our flirts sacred, our bond more solid... We have for instance a lot of expats or soldiers' wives that just love the idea and collect through MM the results of months and months of letters sent. We also have a lot of family or friend-to-friend books, but most of them are definitely couples. Love is always the moving force!"

Go to MEMEoirs website to easily create your book!


Nice Car!

Anne Francis in the Forbidden Planet, 1956:

Well, nice boats, too (1949) -


Coming in for a landing

(photo by P. Le, via)


Robots! Little Ones.

Made by +Brauer:

(image credit: +Brauer)

See more cute robot creations at our Robot Art series.


The Leg Portrait

Scrumptious limb, indeed. "Lenscrath" photo by Arno Rafael Minkkinen

(photo by Arno Rafael Minkkinen)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but among the "Miniature Stirling Engines" ther is alos a vacuum engine (the big and the last picture, i.e. the one that looks a bit like a raygun)...


P.s. Thanks for the blog..

Blogger Sherryist said...

Nice post Avi, but I am totally creeped out by that Wolf Spider and her babies!!!

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

I actually removed one image, it was too gross. So now you only have one photo, instead of two :)


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