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#210 - Week of October 8, 2013

They wanted to build the Moon in... Las Vegas - [fascinating]
Adventures of the Serial Trespasser:, Wow! - [exploring, pics]
Bucharest: What was before, and now - [architecture]
The REAL Fate of Endor in Star Wars - [Death Star debri impact]
Crafting a Perfect Cup of Coffee - [inventor's approach]
HAL 9000: Foolproof & Incapable of Error - [magazine ad]
Actual Complaints Received by Thomas Cook Vacations - [hilarious!]
Submarine emerges in the middle of Milan's downtown - [urban viral video]
Space Habs: Great Concept Art by Bryan Versteeg - [art, space]
This Medieval Painting Contains a Surprise! - [interesting]
Truly Spectacular Image of Lighthouse on Ice - [wow nature]
The Largest Deep Earthquake Ever Recorded - [extreme]
Mind-boggling Sky City, by Camille Kuo - [fantasy art]
Science Breakthroughs: Higgs Boson, Nuclear Fusion - [wow science]
Fraudulent Scientific Research in China - [weird]
Elvis Presley's TV Room in Graceland - [wow vintage]
An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris - [retro pics]
Weird headline: Carpet Designers vs. Cosplayers - [weird]
Incredible Sink Holes in the World - [info, weird]
New BELAZ: the Biggest Truck in the World! - [wow video]
How to Disable a Russian Rifle (AK-47) - [fun video]
Strong Wind vs. Gas Station - [wow video]
Drawing a 3D Potato Chips Bag - [wow video]
Crazy Rally Driving in Australia - [wow video]
Perhaps the Scariest Coffee Shop Prank Ever - [wow video]
Drivers and cameraman are OK, but... - [wow video]
Rare, Unusual Soviet Space Scifi Animation - [cool movie]
Worst Scandals in the Sporting World - [weird, info]


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you say "This Medieval Painting Contains a Surprise!", what exactly is the surprise that you're referring to? I think I'm missing the point. Thanks.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

There is a second link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombicuboctahedron
- this painting depicts a glass rhombicuboctahedron half-filled with water; variations of this shape have also been made into Rubik's Cube-like puzzles.

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