Music History Like You've Never Seen It Before

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Music History Like You've Never Seen It Before

Very stylish illustrated lesson in music history, quickly moving from classical to jazz, blues, rock, metal or electronics, with an unexpected twist at the end.

Today's pictures & links:

The Venetian Poodle Moth

"Poodle Moth" is a perfect name for this creature! This is "a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela" - more info

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Fascinating, Realistic Glimpse of the World War Two Era in Color

Wikipedia Commons hosts a highly-recommended gallery of Alfred T. Palmer's vintage photographs.

(image credit: Alfred T. Palmer)


Abandoned City of Keelung, Taiwan

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This is the abandoned residential community located between Ln. 290 and 230, Diaohe St., Zhongzheng District, Keelung City. Here are the coordinates in GoogleMaps


Mixed fresh links for today:

Best Pickpocket in the World, cool info - [fascinating]
Related: Extreme Mind-manipulation for "The Heist" - [short film]
More Jedi Mind Tricks: Russian Scam, Subway Amnesia - [wow videos]
Unsettling Closeup Photos of the Human Eye - [surreal]
Great Q&A About North Korea on Reddit - [fresh view]
The Worst Firebombing in History Occurred in... - [wow info]
Soviet Civil Defense Cold War Posters - [creepy, history]
15 Incredibly Luxurious Jet Interiors - [design]
Guy Prepares Dinner... with a chainsaw - [fun video]
Norwegian Army Does "Harlem Shake" - [fun video]
Great Way to Visit Modern Art Galleries - [fun video]
Hysterically Intense Rally Driving, (related) - [wow video]
Unexpected Speed Painting Result - [wow video]
"The Towering Inferno" (1974) on YouTube - [wow video]
The Earliest Color Film Test: 1922 Lovely Ladies - [wow video]
Stolen Ideas, Ridiculous Exam Answers - [cool info]
One hand too many! - [Photoshop disaster]


As for the meteor that flew over Chelyabinsk in Russia this morning...

I'm sure you've all seen videos of this spectacular event; the meteor was the size of a 10 ton truck... and another asteroid is passing very close to Earth this Friday evening, the size of a small swimming pool. Here are some Photoshop responses from Russian sources regarding the first event:

(right image shows the zinc plant damaged by the shock wave)

Russia is full of interesting military installations (shown here are the Duga-3 Radar System and the Don-2N Radar futuristic enclosure), yet it was impossible to track this celestial visitor, as it was obscured by the Sun:


The Spectacular Moment of Impact!

High-speed impact photography by Alan Seyler can at once astonish and provide irresistible desire to try your own hand at high-speed photography, slowing down that "wonderful moment of impact":

(image credit: Alan Seyler)

See the full set of Alan Seyler's photographs of various objects, gloriously shot to pieces!

"Avocadopolyse"! -

Also read our older article about High-Speed Impact Photography "Aim... Fire!"

Shooting in water?.. yes, it is possible, using this Underwater Pistol (see video):

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New York circa 1903. "Flatiron Building, Broadway and Fifth Avenue."

(image via Shorpy.com - click to enlarge!)

Make sure to see the full-size version. Extremely detailed, fantastic look into the past!

Here is New York City today (with some planned skyscrapers): you can see the currently suspended 99 Church building (next to the Woolworth) alongside the New World Trade Center:

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Abyss: Parallel Worlds

(image credit: Michal Karcz)

"Years" is the awe-inspiring photo by Michal Karcz, Poland, who creates unique realities using digital manipulation. Visit photographer's website to see more from the "Inspirations" series.

(image credit: Michal Karcz)


Irresistible, and Almost Impossible: Magnetic Attraction

This impressive setup is part of the scientific "Demonstrations" by photographer Caleb Charland. See the whole series here and read the interview with Caleb on DIY Photography.

(images credit: Caleb Charland)

"Simpler is better... So I'll prepare an instrument or an apparatus for a picture then just go for it. If I'm lucky it works out the first time, but often the initial test tells me how the idea will actually look or be rendered."

All images are created in-camera, on a flatbed scanner, or in the darkroom. No content is created or added digitally:

(images credit: Caleb Charland)


Cool Concepts for the Upcoming "Logan's Run" Remake!

(image credit: Ed Natividad)

Here is another cool science fiction movie vehicle: the Ark-II from the 1976 CBS TV series -

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Neat Street Art by Inti

This is a wonderful new mural by French-based Chilean painter Inti and "Urban Samtidskunst" in Oslo:

(image via)


Russian Road Repairs

Bricks to the rescue! -



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew Tuohy did not use an extremely rare Russian designed firearm to make his underwater videos like you suggest. He used ordinary handguns (Glock and a 1911) commonly available in the U.S. and Europe.


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