Not For the Scared of Heights

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Not For the Scared of Heights

The newly opened "Skyscreamer" at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas is a pretty wild ride: a carousel suspended 400ft in the sky - the world's tallest? (we hear there is another one 400ft tall at Grönalund in Stockholm, Grona Lund Eclipse) - more info.


Today's pictures & links:

Incredible Storm Rolling over Tula, Russia

Sinister shelf clouds hanging over the urban landscape of apartment buildings -

(original unknown)


This is not a Star Trek / 1970s Scifi spaceship

This is the "Futurama" General Motors pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair - see the cool retro video here.

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Another great vintage image from "This Island Earth" movie, 1955 (with Rex Reason, Faith Domerque and a "mutant" monster) -

(image credit: James Vaughan)


First Man in Space, taking a siesta

Yury Gagarin, 1934 - 1968, relaxing in a chair, perhaps even thinking about a short nap -

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Mixed fresh links for today:

China Builds a Superbuilding in June, ugly? - [838 m tall]
New Zealand is part of the huge sunken Zealandia continent! - [interesting]
Short on Cash in Italy? Pay with Cheese! - [weird, travel]
Ruins of Super Science - [abandoned, overview]
The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbit - [cool]
Extremely Rare Kind of Lightning - [a "Red Sprite"]
Greatest Soviet Cosmonauts - [space, info]
Russian Gun at International Space Station - [weird info, space]
Making the "Hugo" Automaton: Behind the Scenes - [great video]
Great Vintage Style Surreal Music Video - [wow video]
Hilarious, Unexpected: Putting on Makeup - [fun video ad]
"Amsterdam Drift" in a Canal - [wow video]
Adorable Hamster Fail - [fun video]
Penniless Young Guys Trying to Live Well in 2013 - [new web series]
Truly Weird Presidents in Action - [weird pics]
Good Independent Film to Promote - [video trailer]
Weird: Insects Used in Medicine - [strange stuff]
Extremely Rare Color Video of London in 1927 - [wow video]


Beautiful Industrial Photo from 1931

"Komsomolets at the Wheel, Balakhna" - photo by a prominent Soviet photojournalist and photographer Arkady Shaikhet

(image credit: Arkady Shaikhet)


The Road to Success

A truly epic vintage illustration, from 1913 - click to enlarge:

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Originally published in The Etude music magazine, in October 1913.


Neat vintage accounting machines - typewriters on steroids!


Famous people, who were perhaps born at the wrong time

Here is how they would look in our day and age:

Leo Tolstoy -

Modest Mussorgsky, famous russian composer, info -

Vladimir Lenin -

A Beautiful Unknown Woman - original is a well-known painting, by Ivan Kramskoi, 1883 -

Mona Lisa managing a local corner store -

and Vladimir Putin in our day and age, no Photoshop needed:


Does anyone remember "Brass" comic series, from 1996?

Truly gorgeous mecha art by Richard Bennett (story by Aron Wiesenfeld). Here is the info on the series.

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Bubbles: Unique Pattern Formed in a Sink

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This is just one of many cool images from Reddit's Mildly Insteresting section, which are, well, mildly interesting... (and recommended).


Classic Nokia phone is nearly indestructible

... and pretty useful in a variety of situations:

... and here is how you communicate your plight when a cell phone (or other radio) is not an option:

(image via)

"These words appeared in the sky above Los Angeles on March 23, as part of a prank by comedian by Kurt Braunohler."


This Onion is Grumpy

(original unknown)

Go This Way!

(original unknown)



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Blogger Unknown said...

Uhhm Gagarin is sitting not on a chair but on a bench, i think.


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