August 28, 2014

Roger that

These New Yorker Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What's Wrong With Our Tech-Addicted Culture. (This is 1 of 3.)

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August 27, 2014

How it's done (4)

Picture taken in Istanbul.

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August 26, 2014

Taking it a little too seriously

The colorful history of this Soviet monument in Bulgaria, and why it angers Russia

The continuing destruction of Soviet-era monuments in Ukraine has caused a stir in Russia, where such monuments are often linked to a historical pride for the sacrifices made during World War II. [...]

The statue-related outrage isn't limited to Ukraine though. A Soviet-era monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, was the site of anger earlier this week after the Euronews television channel posted the above picture [first of the four images below. JdJ] to its Facebook page. The problem? The statue had been painted yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. According to Ria Novosti, Euronews swiftly deleted the image after a complaint from Russia and apologized. The Russian Foreign Ministry has also asked Bulgaria to “take all necessary measures to prevent mockeries of the memory of Soviet soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Bulgaria and Europe from Nazism," according to the Itar-Tass news agency.

As the picture below shows, this monument has something of a colorful history:

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August 25, 2014

Things that make you go hmm... (2)

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August 22, 2014

They should ha' named him Rex

But this two-legged monster is called Mercury. This is 1 of 4 pix at the link.

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August 21, 2014

Animation

This is 1 of 40 nice animated GIFs.

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August 20, 2014

Hello taillights

In Japan (of course).

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August 19, 2014

All my friends know the low rider

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Adrenaline rush

It's REAL: Russian doctors confirm picture of mugging victim with a six-inch knife in her back is genuine

An extraordinary picture that has gone around the world of a knife plunged into the back of a woman mugging victim is genuine, it was revealed by doctors in Moscow tonight.

Julia Popova, 22, was stabbed by a mugger as she walked home from work one day last autumn - but she was so traumatised by the attack that she walked home without realising the knife was embedded in her, just a fraction of an inch from her spinal cord.

In the image, blood is shown gushing from the wound as surgeons stare in awe, apparently preparing to operate to remove the six-inch blade.

'This is our photo, she was here,' a senior doctor at the hospital in the north of the Russian capital told the MailOnline last night.

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August 18, 2014

Fly right

Routing traffic at the Atlanta airport (the world's busiest) as thunderstorms pass by.

This reminds me of a flight I was on to Albany, NY. I saw some impressive cloud scenery before it landed.

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Clever - and cute to boot (2)

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August 14, 2014

ASCII art, old school

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August 13, 2014

Artful graffiti

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August 12, 2014

Texts from the ex

Awesome Replies to Texts From the Ex (this is 1 of 10).

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August 11, 2014

Juxtaposition (3)

From La Porte, Texas (on Galveston Bay).

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August 08, 2014

City at sunset

This was sunset over Lake Michigan yesterday, with Chicago silhouetted by the sun.

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August 07, 2014

Havasu Falls

In northern Arizona, near Grand Canyon National Park.

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August 05, 2014

Cloudzilla

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August 01, 2014

Cloud burst

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July 31, 2014

Sword of light

The launch of NASA's twin Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V 401 rocket on August 30, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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July 29, 2014

Summer in the city

Specifically Queens in New York City

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July 28, 2014

Hi, Kurt

Funny labeling

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July 25, 2014

Another great goof (5)

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July 24, 2014

Good luck everybody

Here's a reference to a bit from Family Guy that was seen in a Target parking lot.

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July 23, 2014

Wild west buffalo

One of John Lopez' scrap metal sculptures.

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July 22, 2014

At the Cairo airport

I've been there but I don't recall seeing this.

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July 21, 2014

Delicate

"Shell Game" Easter Egg Art by Franc Grom

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Video at the link. Imagine drilling 2000 - 3000 holes in an egg shell to produce something like this. It would tax the patience of Job, I think.

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July 20, 2014

Serious vertigo (2)

Atop Preikestolen in Norway

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July 19, 2014

Car cemetery

One of seven images of the Abandoned Chatillon Car Cemetery in Belgium.

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July 17, 2014

Ouch! (13)

This is a little cold... but funny.

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July 16, 2014

Newton rules!

Given the nearly frictionless surface and minimal effect of air resistance, this looks like a textbook demonstration of Newton's Laws.

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July 15, 2014

Know your strengths

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July 14, 2014

The Appennine Colossus

[T]he Appennino isn’t just a sculpture. He’s also a building.

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July 11, 2014

Live to ride

Ride to live

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July 10, 2014

You can park...

but you can't hide.

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July 09, 2014

GR8 PL8 (2)

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July 08, 2014

Tiny (4)

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July 07, 2014

Tiny (5)

New Impossibly Tiny Landscapes Painted on Food by Hasan Kale

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July 05, 2014

Comic relief

A Gallery of the Funniest Tombstones Around

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July 04, 2014

Happy Independence Day 2014

Filmed in May in West Palm Beach, FL.

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July 03, 2014

Now we know (3)

A photograph by Arjun Hair; it comes from his Miscellaneous gallery.

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July 02, 2014

Cloud drift

In the Grand Tetons

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July 01, 2014

Want ad

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June 30, 2014

<groan> (6)

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June 27, 2014

That about covers it

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June 26, 2014

Fotografias imposibles

A sample of the Photoshop work of Martin De Pasquale.

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June 25, 2014

What karma means

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June 24, 2014

Bumper sticker of the day (2)

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June 20, 2014

Haiku needed

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June 19, 2014

Things that make you go hmm...

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June 18, 2014

More street art

Here's one of many striking images made by the artists at A'Shop in Montreal.

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June 17, 2014

Stuck at Prom (again)

Here we see Ryan and Gabrielle, modeling their prom outfits (including shoes) made from Duck brand duct tape.

They're contestants in Duck's "Stuck at Prom" scholarship contest. Here's the 2014 Gallery of entrants.

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June 16, 2014

What a head shot! (2)

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June 14, 2014

Genius

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June 13, 2014

Plastic pennies

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H.T. Jeff

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June 12, 2014

Sky high

This is 1 of 18 computer-generated images of a project in Singapore. It's under construction and scheuled to be completed in 2016. That's a pool in the area between the tops of the two buildings.

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SKY Habitat — A Luxury Residential Complex in Singapore

Singapore's CapitaLand construction company in 2012 started the construction of the most expensive residential complex in Singapore: Sky Habitat.

The snow–white 38-story skyscraper located on lush on 506 apartments planned to be completed in 2016. Luxury condominium project to be located in the suburbs of Bichat, by the famous architect Moshe Safdie, developed for him an impressive stage structure.

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June 11, 2014

Groovy

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June 09, 2014

Heh (14)

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The War of Currents

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June 08, 2014

Mean mustache

1 of 11 images from Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships.

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June 05, 2014

Make it so

One of several unusually-decorated rooms in [t]his Absurd Mansion Features Star Trek-Themed Rooms And Could Be Yours For $35 Million. I think this one's intended as a home theater.

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June 04, 2014

TGFB (25)

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May 31, 2014

Riding high

A view of the Swing At The Edge Of The World Located In Ecuador

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May 27, 2014

Great graffiti (2)

An album of amusing graffiti

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May 26, 2014

Black light bodyscapes

John Poppleton does body painting with fluorescent paints.

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May 25, 2014

How much do 5,050 bananas weigh?

Sign in an elevator

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May 17, 2014

Spurious correlations

Tyler Vigen has a great collection of these. If you follow the link, be sure to watch his video at the bottom of the page.

Per capita consumption of cheese (US)
correlates with
Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets
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H.T. Bill

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May 14, 2014

Verbosity

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May 13, 2014

Aurora dog

Taken in March near Fairbanks, Alaska.

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May 10, 2014

Beautiful what?

At mental_floss, Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders. This one's an example of a peacock spider species.

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May 08, 2014

They call him Felix, no doubt

1 of 4 images of the happiest cat you will ever see

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May 07, 2014

More cute animal action (9)

A gallery of Inspiring Animal Pictures.

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May 05, 2014

The giant Easter omelette

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May 03, 2014

Well played (7)

Paul sends this image of the perfect Ron Swanson breakfast ("Give me all the bacon and eggs you have"). I don't know where he found it.

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May 02, 2014

One way to handle laundry

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A Spacesuit Floats Free Image Credit: ISS Expedition 12 Crew, NASA

Explanation: A spacesuit floated away from the International Space Station eight years ago, but no investigation was conducted. Everyone knew that it was pushed by the space station crew. Dubbed Suitsat-1, the unneeded Russian Orlan spacesuit filled mostly with old clothes was fitted with a faint radio transmitter and released to orbit the Earth. The suit circled the Earth twice before its radio signal became unexpectedly weak. Suitsat-1 continued to orbit every 90 minutes until it burned up in the Earth's atmosphere after a few weeks. Pictured above, the lifeless spacesuit was photographed in 2006 just as it drifted away from space station.


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May 01, 2014

Mad Ludwig's Neuschwanstein

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April 29, 2014

Irony in images

36 Of The Most Ironic Moments Ever.

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April 28, 2014

TGFB (24)

How to make the perfect B.L.T.

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April 27, 2014

Quiet neighbors

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April 26, 2014

Northern lights at Juneau

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April 24, 2014

Clever business cards

1 of 30 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever.

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April 23, 2014

Gene isolated

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H.T. Paul

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April 22, 2014

On the wing (5)

It's a two-fer: a blue heron and a red-winged blackbird, found in North and Central America.

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April 21, 2014

Trash Day prank

Jeff writes, "How to make trash day more interesting: pack your garbage like this and stick it out in front of your neighbors house!"

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April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

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And in that vein, this page from 2009 has been getting a fair number of hits this week.
Finally, from Asleep at the Wheel's 1977 album The Wheel, here's a song appropriate to the day.

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April 19, 2014

Blood moon in Texas

Looks like central Texas to me

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April 17, 2014

Clever marketing (6)

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April 16, 2014

Run, Bambi, run

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April 15, 2014

FTW (8)

Someone's showing his or her age. (This is a reference to an old Disney movie, if you're wondering.)

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April 14, 2014

Snow fall

We had a little flurry of snow today in St. Louis (it's mid-April?) and other parts of the Midwest are getting more.

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April 12, 2014

Heh (13)

For engineers & technicians -- you gotta love the design of that 'O'.

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April 10, 2014

Blast from the past (6)

This is one of several images of this wonder.

This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints

Located 5 km (3 miles) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft). On this steep face (inclination of 72 degrees), visitors can peer through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68 million years ago.

At Cal Orko you will find 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from at least 8 different species, totaling an incredible 5,055 individual dinosaur footprints. So how do thousands of dinosaur footprints come to be, on a seemingly vertical rock face hundreds of feet high? You’ll have to scroll down to find out.

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April 09, 2014

As smooth as glass

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April 08, 2014

The poor man's NASCAR

One of thirteen images in this article about 'The Poor Man's NASCAR:' Inside The Weird World Of Lawn Mower Racing

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Via The Presurfer

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April 07, 2014

Reflected sunrise

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April 06, 2014

Visualized

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April 05, 2014

The ones you've been looking for

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April 04, 2014

Peek-a-boo

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April 03, 2014

Truth in advertising (5)

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April 02, 2014

Persistence of life

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April 01, 2014

Mentos ice cube bombs

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March 31, 2014

Real books

I assume this clever ad came from the Book Tavern in Augusta, GA.

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March 29, 2014

Don't drop the screwdriver

People working on a radio tower atop the Empire State building in 2001. You can buy a print at the New York Times store.

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What I want to know is: where was the person who took the photo?

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March 28, 2014

Al fresco supreme

In Murren, Switzerland

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March 27, 2014

Well played! (6)

The amazing thing here is that I've had this in the queue for 6 months - and I didn't forget it.

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March 26, 2014

Clever escalator deco

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March 24, 2014

Optics porn

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March 22, 2014

On the wing (4)

A New Zealand Kea

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March 21, 2014

Street art in the winter

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March 20, 2014

Here comes the sun

Happy Vernal Equinox.

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March 19, 2014

Black or white?

Here's an interesting illusion.

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From imgur via TYWKIWDBI

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March 18, 2014

Mothballed

10 Amazing Object Graveyards

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H.T. Jeff G

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March 14, 2014

Fatherly advice

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March 13, 2014

GR8 PL8

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March 12, 2014

Répondez, s'il vous plaît

Here's 1 of 8 Couples Who Don't Take The Whole Wedding Thing Too Seriously. (And it's not the funniest one.)

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As it happens, on Saturday we'll be attending the wedding of a couple who used this very same text in their invitation.

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March 11, 2014

All you need to know

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March 10, 2014

Cognitive dissonance

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March 08, 2014

Fun with English

This sounds pretty funny if you put the same stress on every 'had'.

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March 07, 2014

Brick sculptures

This is 1 of 5 images of Extraordinary Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

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March 05, 2014

The US Army Center of Military History

Inside The Army's Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

The contents include weapons, personal artifacts, and an amazingly large collection of art - much of it done by soldiers.

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H.T. Jeff

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March 04, 2014

Wait... what? (8)

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March 03, 2014

Casa Flotana

30+ images of a house with an extremely open floor plan, built on a hillside in Costa Rica.

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March 01, 2014

Rare natural phenomena

The Hessdalen Light (in Norway) is 1 of 22 Ridiculously Cool Rare Natural Phenomena That Happen on Earth.

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According to Wikipedia:

The Hessdalen light is an unexplained light usually seen in the Hessdalen valley in the municipality of Holtålen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.

History and description

Unusual lights have been reported here since the 1940s or earlier. Especially high activity of Hessdalen lights took place from December 1981 until the summer of 1984 when lights were observed 15–20 times per week. The frequency of the lights caused a gathering of numerous tourists staying there overnight to see the phenomenon.[1] Since then, the activity has decreased and now the lights are observed some 10–20 times per year.

The Hessdalen light most often is a bright, white or yellow light of unknown origin standing or floating above the ground level. Sometimes the light can be seen for more than one hour. There are several other types of unexplained lights observed in the Hessdalen valley.[2] [...]

Possible explanations

In spite of ongoing research there is no convincing explanation of the origin of these lights.

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February 28, 2014

Ready guys?

Yellow labs in googles; what everyone needs in his sidecar.

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February 27, 2014

The tattoo work of Sasha Unisex

Here. She plies her trade in St. Petersburg, Russia (formerly known as Petrograd and Leningrad).

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February 26, 2014

Gravity glue

Here's an example of Michael Grab's stone-stacking artwork that he calls gravity glue.

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February 25, 2014

Dr. Woo's tattoos

Dr. Woo is a tattoo artist at the Shamrock Social Club in West Hollywood. Check out his Instagram page here.

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February 24, 2014

No. 478

Locomotive number 478 on the Durango & Silverton narrow gauge road in Colorado.

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Here's video of the iron horse in action.

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February 22, 2014

Geometric animations

One of four animated GIFs at Imgur.

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February 21, 2014

Handling snow in Switzerland

On the Landwasser Viaduct

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February 20, 2014

Think fast (2)

Two views of a very close call.

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February 19, 2014

Get hammered and sickled

No doubt the red color comes from being flavored with the blood of the bourgeoisie.

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Made by Real Soda in Real Bottles, Ltd. which has this out-of-date placeholder page for it. But it's available from a number of vendors.

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February 18, 2014

Shot put is hard, yo

This is 1 of 17 Shot Put Faces

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February 17, 2014

Gelato-rolled

A funny play on an old meme.

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February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day (5)

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February 13, 2014

Meanwhile in Kiev

A recent Photo of the Day at The Washington Post

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Caption: An opposition supporter plays the piano on barricades in front of riot police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Ukraine has been rocked by nearly three months of anti-government protests sparked by President Viktor Yanukovich’s refusal to sign a wide-ranging trade agreement with the European Union. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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February 11, 2014

Nice trick (2)

If you like this animation, there's 6 & 1/2 minutes of video at Vimeo.

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February 08, 2014

On the wing (3)

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February 07, 2014

Sapporo Snow Festival

The 65th Sapporo Snow Festival will be held from February 5 (Wed.) through 11 (Tue.) in 2014.

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February 06, 2014

Today's PSA (10)

Kennesaw Police use half cop car, half taxi cab to promote anti-DUI campaign

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February 05, 2014

The Motherland Calls

A statue commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad.

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February 04, 2014

Tattoo illusion (2)

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February 03, 2014

To the editors

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February 01, 2014

They're ready in Juneau

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January 31, 2014

It's science

A sign in Moore, OK.

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January 30, 2014

Snow Fell On Alabama

1 of 23 images at imgur.

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January 29, 2014

Shadows on the lake

Shadows from the Chicago skyline on Lake Michigan.

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January 28, 2014

Tattoo illusion

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January 27, 2014

F'real (6)

Props to whoever thought up the name of this pale ale from the New England Brewing Co.

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And there's another: 667 Neighbor of the Beast is brewed by the Lone Pint Brewery in Texas.

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January 24, 2014

Atop the Great Pyramid

Russian Photographers Sneak to Top of Great Pyramid and Capture the View

Russian photographer Vitaliy Raskalov recently visited the Great Pyramid of Giza with two of his adventuring photography buddies: Vadim Mahorov and Marat Dupri. Unlike most camera-toting tourists visiting the famous site (the pyramid is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the trio was not content with sticking to visitor-approved areas: they decided to risk prison time by sneaking to the top of the pyramid and photographing that rarely-seen view.

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The Giza plateau with the lights of Giza and Cairo in the background

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January 23, 2014

They're replicating

The license plate (on both) reads 'GRUVEE'

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January 22, 2014

Tattoo Kitty

One of 15 utterly bizarre Hello Kitty Tattos at Neatorama.

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January 21, 2014

Meanwhile in Canada

Light pillars.

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January 20, 2014

Truth in advertising (7)

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January 18, 2014

Truth in advertising (6)

I've had Newcastle's brown ale. I might drink one if they paid me $6. Or maybe not.

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January 17, 2014

The largest fiddle in the world

...is in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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January 16, 2014

How to panhandle

When did "Weed smokers" become a religion?

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January 15, 2014

Straight lines

This was the Illusion of the Week at Scientific American's Illusion Chasers blog.

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January 14, 2014

Food miniatures

1 of 15 pix at imgur of the the work of Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida. They call it minimiam.

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It reminds me of Christopher Boffoli's Big Appetites (which we saw in June 2011).

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January 13, 2014

After you've lived to ride

Motorcycle Funerals Ltd. in Britain. They even offer a choice for the bike.

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January 11, 2014

Winter in Leiden

In South Holland

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January 10, 2014

Impossible buildings

Artwork and Photography by Victor Enrich

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January 09, 2014

He's strong to the finich

Nice tat

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January 08, 2014

Selfie games

This Twitter account is pretty hilarious: @SelfyGames. This is one of the tamer examples.

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January 07, 2014

Aurora over Norway

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January 06, 2014

Maybe I'll just stay home

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January 03, 2014

Snow sculptures 2013

This was the winning sculpture in the 2013 (last year's) Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championship at Breckenridge, Colorado. (This season's competition is scheduled to start this month.)

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Mongolian Warriors

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January 02, 2014

Passive-aggressive FTW

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January 01, 2014

Happy New Year

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December 31, 2013

Good question

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December 30, 2013

I don't know either

A South Korean restaurant.

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December 27, 2013

Killer cube

A.K.A. Sudokube

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December 26, 2013

What a shot! (5)

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December 25, 2013

Meanwhile in Oz



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December 24, 2013

Clever decorating (4)

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December 23, 2013

Clever decorating (3)

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December 22, 2013

Clever decorating (2)

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December 21, 2013

If you don't bet, you can't lose

Cowboys fan loses bet with Packers fan. The cigar's a nice touch.

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December 19, 2013

Bottle fish

1 of 5 images at imgur of fish sculptures built from plastic bottles at Rio de Janeiro.

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December 18, 2013

Through the glass

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December 17, 2013

Clever decorating

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December 14, 2013

Technology test

Who in the world asks for one of these? That's scary. This sign was in an Ace Hardware store.

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December 13, 2013

Who needs it?

Bar bets used to be a lot more interesting before smart phones & Google got involved.

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December 12, 2013

Tiny (3)

We've had occasional photos of tiny animals previously but someone has compiled 108 of them.

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Via David Thompson's Friday Ephemera

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December 11, 2013

Ice casting

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December 10, 2013

High pressure advertising

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December 09, 2013

Winter in Slovenia

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December 07, 2013

Fleeting color

A very interesting illusion: the color persists so long as you focus on the dot; when your eyes shift, your perception of the positive image changes. Eye saccades in action.

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December 06, 2013

Keep it rolling

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December 05, 2013

Your beautfiul eyes

1 of many images in this collection of close-up shots of human eyes by Suren Manvelyan.

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December 04, 2013

FTW (7)

What a priceless comment.

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December 03, 2013

This, That, and The Other

Amusing street names in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia.

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December 02, 2013

Happy Whatever!

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November 29, 2013

Kicking it up a notch

And here I thought the St. Louis custom of decorating cars with wreaths and bows was unusual.

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November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving (7)

As always, be prepared.

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November 27, 2013

Reluctant gluttony

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November 26, 2013

Irony meter pegged again (2)

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November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving cupcakes

! of 11 Impressive Thanksgiving Cupcakes at MentalFloss.

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November 22, 2013

Fried Thanksgiving dinner

This is one of [t]he 11 Weirdest Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas (at Gizmodo).

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Thanksgiving in a ball? Yeah, Thanksgiving in a ball. This is stuffing mixed with turkey dipped in cream corn, rolled into a little round package, fried, and served with gravy. It won the Big Tex award for most creative this year, because it is pure genius.

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November 21, 2013

Front-wheel drive comes in handy

But I hope she doesn't need to stop

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November 20, 2013

Sunrise

In Vermont - and without carnivore-shaped shadows

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November 18, 2013

Sunset

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Each fall, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers in southwestern North Carolina becomes a location for one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country – the Shadow of the Bear. This naturally occurring phenomenon makes an appearance for just 30 minutes on sunny days at 5:30 pm mid-October through early November. It starts with a small dark shadow at the bottom of the valley, and grows until it finally evolves into the bear.

Via imgur

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November 15, 2013

Candy is dandy (2)

Is this a new thing or what? Brian sends this pic he took in a St. Louis area Wal-Mart.

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November 13, 2013

MRDs: Meals Ready to Drink

Somewhere in Scotland. It reminds me of Steely Dan's Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More.

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November 12, 2013

Body art illusions

Body Illusions by Chooo-San

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November 11, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan

This image was taken by a Japanese satellite before the storm devastated the Philippine Islands.

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Here are 9 Ways to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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November 09, 2013

Singing ringing tree

The Singing Ringing Tree in Lancashire, England was news to me though it's 7 years old now. Here's a video.

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November 07, 2013

Wired

This is 1 of 10 or so images of Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park. They're very striking.

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November 06, 2013

<groan> (3)

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November 05, 2013

The Hovenring

There's more information about this roundabout built for bikes here.

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November 04, 2013

Rainfall

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November 01, 2013

On the Inca Trail

Scott Ellis traveled the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu recently. This is one of many photos of it at his site.

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October 31, 2013

Creepy pumpkins

1 of 48 pix of the Creepiest pumpkins of all time.

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October 30, 2013

Engrish WTF (3)

One of the commenters at imgur writes: For those of you who can't read Japanese, "Do not throw garbage here."

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October 25, 2013

Piso mojado

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October 24, 2013

Dewy dragonfly

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October 23, 2013

It's important to know your priorities

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October 21, 2013

Frustrated professor

The academic version of RTFM

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October 18, 2013

Interlocked coins

One of sixteen images from Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures

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October 17, 2013

Still more aerial photography

One of many interesting aerial shots at the UK's Daily Mail: This one shows rice terraces in Yunan Province, China.

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October 16, 2013

Fire opal

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October 15, 2013

Alien frontier

This is one of thirteen images at The Verge: See the haunting, beautiful weirdness of Mars

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October 14, 2013

Rejection letter

That must have been some application. Click for larger view.

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October 11, 2013

Michael Paul Smith's time machine

This is one of many images of you can find of Mr. Smith's models of mid-20th century Pennsylvania.

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Check his Flickr site, or see his gallery of photos of his fictional town, Elgin Park.

Here's an interview and here's a video tour of Elgin Park.

His models carry me back, they do. I've ridden in many of those later model cars, through towns that looked like the scenes he sets up. The first car I drove regularly was a '61 Chrysler New Yorker that was a hand-me-down. What a ride! A lot faster than it looked but fuel economy wasn't part of the package. At the other end of the economy spectrum was a used '62 Ford Falcon wagon I got for $40 and drove for nearly two years. Man, was it ugly - and slow besides. But it was cheap to run.

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October 10, 2013

Good dog! (3)

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October 07, 2013

Molokini crater

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October 04, 2013

On the wing (2)

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October 03, 2013

Sweet (7)

Interesting way to test a battery (and nice attention to detail on that armature).

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October 02, 2013

Don't look down (4)

Still more serious vertigo

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This is one of 20 images at Twisted Sifter:

Mustang Wanted is a daredevil athlete from Kiev, Ukraine. On his website he releases heart-stopping photos and videos of himself climbing and hanging off of extremely high surfaces without the use of ropes or safety harnesses. The activity has become known as rooftopping or skywalking, a blend of death-defying stunts and photography that has produced some very dramatic results.

Mustang Wanted: Website | VK | YouTube | Facebook

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October 01, 2013

Street art in Poland

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September 30, 2013

Mucho gusto en conocerlo

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September 27, 2013

Today's PSA (9)

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September 25, 2013

Our demands

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September 24, 2013

Just carry on, then

I don't know if the British paper The Sun but it looks like it. Nor do I know whether this is about the British trademark case.

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September 23, 2013

Showin 'em the Benjamins (2)

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September 20, 2013

Pure geekery

This is 1 of 10 images from a collection called Science Tattoos, Or, How to Let the World Know You are REALLY a Nerd. It's the Golden Ratio in a rectangle with sides at that ratio. (Pure geekery indeed.) Other tattoos are more exotic.

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Via TYWKIWDBI

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September 19, 2013

Mitch Dobrowner

This is one of many striking images at Dobrowner's fine art photography site. He seems like a Big Sky kind o' guy. This photo was taken near Tucson in Pima County.

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At Three Points, Arizona 2012

Via David Thompson

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September 18, 2013

Litlanesfoss, Iceland

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September 17, 2013

Fire-back guarantee

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September 16, 2013

Zoomed in

This is 1 of 32 Photos of the Amazing and Gruesome World Under a Microscope. It's the wing of a moth.

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September 14, 2013

Be careful using web forms

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September 13, 2013

Meanwhile in Kansas

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September 12, 2013

Sweet (4)

Nice design for a sidecar

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September 11, 2013

Nice shot (5)

Sidney Crosby.

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September 09, 2013

Nonjudgmental

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September 06, 2013

At the Meatshop

Here's a large gallery of tattoos by Peter Walrus Madsen at Meatshop Tattoo in Copenhagen.

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September 05, 2013

TGFB (19)

This page says they're served with 'tangy ranch dressing' -- sounds like a heart-attack-on-a-stick.

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September 04, 2013

Roger

Seen in London

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September 03, 2013

Summer in the Arctic

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September 02, 2013

F'real (4)

On I-86 in Idaho, I believe

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September 01, 2013

Backflip

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013 at The Atlantic's In Focus blog.

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Zakary Noyle was named the winner of the Sequence category for this shot of Gabriel Medina in the surf off Oahu, Hawaii.

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August 30, 2013

Detroit metal

This is 1 of 10 images.

These are not gemstones. In fact, it is dried paint that built up, layer upon layer, in factories that built automobiles long ago.
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August 29, 2013

Well played! (5)

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August 27, 2013

Trigonometry 101

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August 26, 2013

Best gas station sign ever

I wish I knew the location.

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August 23, 2013

Advice from New York

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August 22, 2013

Nice 'stache

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August 21, 2013

Pop a top! (4)

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August 20, 2013

Oh snap! (2)

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August 19, 2013

Wide load

SteveR sends 15 images of moving (most of) the Asiana Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco. He writes, "I like the Wide Load photo - if that isn't an understatement, I don't know what is. :-)"

The pix & text come from a message making the e-mail rounds. (I don't know the source of the images or the author of the text.)

Wednesday night i was sent to a job at San Francisco Airport which I will probably never have to do again. Our company was tasked with moving one of the largest airplanes in the world across the airport without it breaking apart while crossing the other runways. I ran the crane on your left the aircraft's starboard side. A 265 ton Liebherr the other crane was a 350 ton Grove. The tail section was gone and they removed the cabin aft of the wings due to all the damage. Just the wings to nose totaled 185,000 lbs.

Backing up the truck and trailer. Truck and trailer looks like a 7 axle setup but there are 8 short axles at the back of the trailer. They are only like 4' long allowing for twice the amount of tires.
My little onboard computer telling me all i need to know

Under the fuselage at the wings is a beam and dolly set up that is basically four carts tied together with I-beams. Each cart has a hydronic jack to assist with keeping things level and can be adjusted from a central consul.
All tied down
Rolling out. This is the widest load I've ever seen with a 185' wingspan. The 777 has a 199'11" wingspan but 15' had to be removed prior to transport.
Runway 28L
First turn
Notice it was dark when we started. Took 2:15 min to cross SFO. They shut down the runways so we could move the plane.
Final stop. Will return next evening to hoist off trailer array
Well it's sad that this happened but the NTSB said this model plane is a survivable plane. Meaning the landing gear and engines are designed to sheer off and make the plane a "bobsled". The angle of impact is what caused the tail section to fail and rip off. The fact that only 3 of the 300 souls onboard died is amazing. Sad but a blessing in disguise.

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August 16, 2013

Unusual weather

12 images of unusual weather at imgur. Four waterspouts appear in this image.

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August 15, 2013

Walk it off

I'll bet he went to buy a lottery ticket.

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August 14, 2013

Know your globe

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

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August 13, 2013

An ATM in Germany

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August 12, 2013

Animal mash-ups

1 of 16 images in an imgur gallery.

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August 10, 2013

What a catch (3)

Australian rugby player Andrew Walker. What a leap!

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August 09, 2013

Colorido

Cerro de los Siete Colores - The Hill of Seven Colors

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August 04, 2013

Nice shot (4)

Watch closely

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July 31, 2013

Life hack

OK... but can I put a handle on the cat?

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July 26, 2013

Mum's the word

Today's XKCD.

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July 25, 2013

Ahoy, mates

Interesting catamaran

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July 24, 2013

Mosaiculture

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

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July 22, 2013

Nice sense of humor, James

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July 19, 2013

Dali cappuccino

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July 18, 2013

Spreadsheet artist

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Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

"I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, 'I could probably draw with that,'" says 73-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi. About 13 years ago, shortly before retiring, Horiuchi decide he needed a new challenge in his life. So he bought a computer and began experimenting with Excel. "Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed in most computers," explained Horiuchi. "And it has more functions and is easier to use than [Microsoft] Paint." [...]

Horiuchi first gained attention when, in 2006, he entered an Excel Autoshape Art Contest. His work, which was far-superior than the other entries, blew the judges away. Horiuchi took first place and went on to create work that has been acquired by his local Gunma Museum of Art.

Don't believe these were made in Excel? You can even download the excel file and play around with it yourself.


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July 17, 2013

Waterspout

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July 16, 2013

Heh (11)

Correlation versus causation in a single graph

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July 15, 2013

Summertime

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July 13, 2013

Oh snap

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July 11, 2013

Vacation memories

Anyone got a vacation picture that tops this one?

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H.T. Tucson John

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July 10, 2013

Yo dawg

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July 09, 2013

Amazing origami

From a Flickr stream of origami by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường. This is one of many images.

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Via David Thompson

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July 08, 2013

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but...

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July 05, 2013

Circular logic

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July 03, 2013

In the oil aisle

Amen, lady

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July 02, 2013

Life-size whales

Stunning Life-Size Photos Capture Close Encounters With Whales

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July 01, 2013

It's obvious

What these puppies should be named.

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June 28, 2013

3D latte art

This is 1 of 6 images of clever work with foamy milk.

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Via David Thompson

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June 27, 2013

Meep meep

All this scene needs is a cliff with the mouth of a tunnel painted on it. (Looks like a sweet ride on a motorcycle too.)

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June 26, 2013

Microscopic flowers

Chemists Grew Microscopic Crystal Flowers on a Razor Blade. This is 1 of 6 false color images made with an electron microscope. (The original monochrome images aren't nearly as attractive.)

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Via David Thompson

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June 25, 2013

Classical hipsters

Photographer dresses Louvre sculptures in preppy clothes and Ray-Bans to make 'the icon iconic'

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June 24, 2013

Clever marketing (5)

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June 20, 2013

Incredible shots

30 Incredible Once In A Lifetime Shots

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Six bolts of lightning strike Lake Michigan

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June 19, 2013

Yearbook photos

Imgur caption: Best History teacher ever.

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June 10, 2013

Clever marketing (4)

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June 07, 2013

Think fast

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June 06, 2013

Notices

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June 04, 2013

Or Carlos

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June 03, 2013

Not for acrophobes

Here's 1 of 25 Death-Defying Photos by Vadim Mahorov. These folks are atop the Peter The Great statue in Moscow, which is 98 meters tall. (The photographer may have been near the top.)

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May 31, 2013

What a (wedding) shot!

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May 29, 2013

Clever marketing (3)

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May 28, 2013

Not quite recursive

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May 24, 2013

May the wind always be in your face

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May 23, 2013

Traveler photo contest

Here's 1 of 40 images from the National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2013 Photo Contest at The Big Picture.

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OUTDOOR SCENES - Yosemite Valley at Night - The mist on the valley floor reflects car lights driving through. Yosemite National Park, USA. (Phil Hawkins/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

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May 22, 2013

Wallpaper (4)

This is 1 of 50 images from Part 2 of a collection of wallpaper. There are two other parts (1 & 3) as well.

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May 21, 2013

Well played, youngster

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May 20, 2013

Got wood? (2)

1 of 28 images of someone's chainsaw sculptures. It's quite a collection.

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May 16, 2013

Manipulated photos

Here's 1 of the Top 10 Extreme Photo Manipulations by Michael Oswald.

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Mr. Oswald's personal site.

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May 15, 2013

TGFB (17)

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Some might call this "chicken fried bacon." But I'd call it "Southern fried bacon" to avoid the confusion some have with the term "chicken fried."

A few years ago, I was in a restaurant that had both chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken on the menu. What the...?! I took that tautology to mean: chicken fried the way you fry chicken. Yep, that's how you do it.

I can remember when restaurants in the US South and Midwest routinely called their fried chicken "Southern fried chicken." But I haven't seen that on a menu for some time now.

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May 14, 2013

Bad architecture

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May 13, 2013

Say 'Cheese!'

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May 08, 2013

A little unclear

But I assume the driver of the other car was the one texting.

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May 07, 2013

Nature tat

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May 06, 2013

Snow fishing

I found this at weather.com last Friday (May 3rd) after the snowstorm in the north-central US. There was no legend, so I don't know where it was taken. The snow man's a nice touch, eh?

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May 02, 2013

Boneshaker

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May 01, 2013

This is the exact reason

...that I always check inside my helmet before riding. (Likewise when we take the kayaks out.)

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April 30, 2013

Only in Oz

I've had engines that could have used this.

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April 29, 2013

Wash directions

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April 26, 2013

All requests

Here's 1 of 36 images in a widely varying collection at The Atlantic's In Focus site -- everything from Antarctic research to a baby pig to Vladmir Putin.

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Allan Medina [...] said he "would love to see pics of the beautiful Bay Islands in Honduras. One of the best travel destinations in the world". Here is a gorgeous sunset, seen from on board the Sprit of Free Radical near Roatan. Original here. (CC BY SA Colin and Sarah Northway)



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April 25, 2013

Warning

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April 23, 2013

<groan> (2)

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April 22, 2013

Lookin' sharp

1 of 4 images of laser-cut paper.

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April 19, 2013

Gorges

12 Fascinating Gorges Around the World

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Antelope Canyon in Arizona

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April 18, 2013

TGI Canada

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April 17, 2013

Need to buy some vowels

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April 16, 2013

Nice design (2)

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April 15, 2013

We all love ice scream

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April 11, 2013

TGFB (14)

Bacon fries.

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April 10, 2013

An easy call

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April 08, 2013

Celebrate your life

You gotta love the horned helmet.

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April 05, 2013

Fish on the beach

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April 04, 2013

Cherry blossoms

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April 03, 2013

Sunny side up

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April 02, 2013

How to mess with your cat

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March 29, 2013

Nuts and bolts of chess

A nice hand-made set.

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March 27, 2013

Magazine carving

This is 1 of 9.

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March 26, 2013

Explain this

Here's 1 of 25 Images That Simply Cannot Be Explained. I suppose you never know when you might need a llama.

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H.T. Jeff G

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March 25, 2013

Reverse graffiti

35 Greatest Works of Reverse Graffiti

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March 22, 2013

Glass floor

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March 21, 2013

Clever packaging

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March 20, 2013

A dog named Shadow

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March 19, 2013

Supercell me

It's that time o' the year in this part o' the world.

20 Breathtaking Snapshots of Supercell Storms

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March 16, 2013

Rare photos

Some rare historic photos (10 total).

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Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison. January 13, 1968.

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March 14, 2013

More fun with food

1 of 19 images of cleverly carved food.

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March 13, 2013

The best of local news captions

Here's one of The 38 Best Local News Captions Of All Time. There are many funny ones.

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March 12, 2013

WTF in KY

This looks like an odd sort of prank but it's reported that it really happened in June, 2012.

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It reminded me of Monty Python's Lumberjack Song.

H.T. Paul B

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March 11, 2013

Minimalist posters

Here's 1 of 9 Minimalist Posters That Cleverly Showcase Famous Scientists' Greatest Achievements

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March 08, 2013

Flying high

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window [50 pics]

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Photograph by Yvon Maurice (Yvon from Ottawa on Flickr)

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March 07, 2013

Dragon flying

This is one of many well done animated GIFs at Head Like an Orange.

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March 06, 2013

Refraction

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March 04, 2013

There's a real-life Calvin out there somewhere

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March 01, 2013

Another Great Wall

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The Great Wall of Rubik's Cubes

One Great Wall isn't enough for China - but this latest creation won't do too well at keeping out advancing armies - because it is made from a staggering 85,794 Rubik's Cubes.

The giant mosaic, the biggest of its kind in the world, is 220ft long and 13ft tall and shows the skyline of Macau.

Each Rubik's Cube had to be solved by hand and placed onto panels before being assembled.

The amazing mosaic has been designed by Toronto-based Rubik's enthusiasts Cube Works Studio.

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February 28, 2013

Two body interactions

From one physicist to another; it may be the geekiest proposal ever (click for a zoomable version).

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February 27, 2013

How to deal with panic

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February 26, 2013

Cat-robatics

That must feel really odd -- to both the cat and the person.

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February 25, 2013

Beat with an ugly stick

1 of 12 of the Ugliest Pets So Far.

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February 23, 2013

White shadows

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February 22, 2013

On Cloud Nine

This looks pretty good after yesterday's winter storm.

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February 21, 2013

Nice shot (2)

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February 20, 2013

It simply can't be done

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More follows...

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February 19, 2013

I'm trying to imagine the occasion for this

...without much success.

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February 18, 2013

More hyper-realism

Drawings by Diego Koi.

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Drawings by Kevin Okafor
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Drawings by Dirk Dzimirsky
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Drawings by Franco Clun
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February 15, 2013

You learn something new every day

I'd never heard of combining fried chicken and waffles, much less seen potato chips flavored that way. But when I looked, I found they're sold at several local restaurants. (Not that I have any plans to try them.)

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February 14, 2013

There's an app for that (8)

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February 13, 2013

A little love note

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February 12, 2013

Coffee art

The 40 Most Amazing Examples Of Coffee Foam Art

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February 11, 2013

Cupcake collection

This is 1 of 10 images of unusual cupcakes.

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February 07, 2013

Down in the valley

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February 06, 2013

Wind map

This is a screen cap of an animated wind map for the U.S. (done in JavaScript). It's interesting to watch (especially comparing to a current weather map showing high and low pressure areas).

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Via TYWKIWDBI

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February 05, 2013

I always thought 'electric fork' was part of a joke

But I was wrong. It's 1 of the 10 Most Useless Kitchen Utensils. Some are worse than this, actually.

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February 02, 2013

Thanks, Mom

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January 31, 2013

Free therapy

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January 30, 2013

Aww...

The Adorable Stormtrooper Photography Of Andy Wells; this is 1 of 15.

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January 29, 2013

Bad news

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January 28, 2013

WTF, Evolution?

That's the name of this humorous Tumblr page. Here's an example.

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Sometimes evolution gets confused and puts things that look like creepy baby fingers where your face is supposed to be. Tough break, star-nosed mole.

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January 25, 2013

Yet more funny signs

18 Funny Restaurant Signs

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January 24, 2013

Acoustic dollhouse

1 of 4 images.

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January 23, 2013

Unusual sand castles

Here's 1 of 10:

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January 22, 2013

D'oh! (5)

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January 21, 2013

Anamorphic sculpture

The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz

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January 19, 2013

YOLO

A motorcycle at the pump adjacent to mine today

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January 18, 2013

Foucault's pendulum

Nice animation. (What's Foucault's pendulum?)

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January 16, 2013

Snow art

Simon Beck's snow art

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January 15, 2013

Und so weiter

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January 14, 2013

Word

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January 11, 2013

Freezer Fridays

1 of 10 drawings on a freezer door.

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January 10, 2013

Don't be late

A funny Facebook post

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January 09, 2013

TGFB (15)

Sign outside a butcher shop

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January 08, 2013

Colors of the day

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January 04, 2013

Correlation

An interesting graph via reddit.

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January 03, 2013

Look out!

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January 02, 2013

Peacock in flight

One of five images here. No one seems to know the source of these.

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H.T. SteveR

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January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

At the Seattle Space Needle.

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December 28, 2012

Aurora at Whitehorse

This is 1 of 53 images in the Best nature pictures of 2012 at The Big Picture.

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Swirls of green and red appeared in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon. The aurora was due to the interaction of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun with Earth's magnetosphere. (David Cartier, Sr./NASA via Reuters ) #

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December 27, 2012

Dyslexic Christmas

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December 26, 2012

Keeping score

Seen in Holland

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December 25, 2012

Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra

A Facebook sign for this Chinese restaurant in DeKalb, Illinois.

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If you haven't seen the movie, here's the back story.

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December 24, 2012

Gingerbread architecture

1 of 25 Amazing Gingerbread Houses

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December 21, 2012

Gonna find out who's naughty or nice

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Via Miss Cellania

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December 19, 2012

The Snow Queen

I'm not certain but I think appeared at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China

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December 18, 2012

Never too young

The book's for real.

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December 17, 2012

Slippin' on by on LSD

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(Title reference.)

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December 14, 2012

Geek cube decor

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December 13, 2012

The lazy coach

This comes from The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012

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December 12, 2012

A man-made cloud

One of Time magazine's Best Inventions of the Year 2012:

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That's not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving.

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December 11, 2012

When shirts go bad

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December 10, 2012

What a tattoo

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December 07, 2012

Inside Amazon

This is 1 of 11 pix of an Amazon warehouse.

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December 05, 2012

Pixel art

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December 04, 2012

Don't text in class

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Evidently the teacher hasn't heard this one from the a capella group Da Vinci's Notebook. Definitely NSFW.

[MP3 format.]

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December 03, 2012

Ghost train

This is 1 of 18 images

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Jeff Friesen's photography project entitled 'The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada' appears to show a train crossing Canada - but, in fact, the train is just two inches tall.

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December 01, 2012

Leopard dreams

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November 29, 2012

Winter in Amsterdam

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November 27, 2012

3D pencil drawing

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November 26, 2012

You Are Here

Atwood, Ontario. I don't know if this for real. I hope it is.

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November 23, 2012

Edison's cradle

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A Kinetic Toy Reinvented with Light

As part of his senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, art student Yasutoki Kariya re-imagined the ubiquitous desktop gadget, Newton's Cradle, using a lovely sequence of light bulbs. Entitled Asobi (which translates roughly as "playing") the 11-bulb installation creates a visual interpretation of the popular toy named after Sir Isaac Newton demonstrating his third law of motion regarding momentum: that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. However, instead of actual energy created by the kinetic force of steel balls, Kariya devised a method for using programmed light and two surreptitiously placed pistons to create this purely visual experience that's arguably more mesmerizing than the original concept.

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November 21, 2012

Terraced pools

8 Wonderful Terraced Pools Around the World

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November 19, 2012

Granny and her cat

1 of 27 images here. (We used to keep an odd-eyed cat similar to this one, though her eyes were green and blue.)

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November 17, 2012

Autumn in Appalachia

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November 16, 2012

Bowling like a boss

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November 15, 2012

Nice design

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November 14, 2012

No blame us

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November 12, 2012

TGFB (13)

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November 09, 2012

Roger that (2)

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November 08, 2012

Inside the world's narrowest house

This is 1 of 21 images in a slideshow about Keret House in Warsaw, Poland. It's four feet wide.

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November 07, 2012

The Oxford comma

Oxford comma?

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November 06, 2012

A real campaign promise

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November 05, 2012

A nice image collection (2)

1 of 10 from this collection of 'amazing images.'

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November 03, 2012

Stair master

A spiral stairway in the Taihang Mountains, China

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November 01, 2012

Close enough?

British Royal Air Force pilot flies up to the back door of a C-130 Hercules. This is 1 of 5 images.

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H.T. Jeff G

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October 31, 2012

Gourd of the Rings

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October 30, 2012

Heh (9)

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October 29, 2012

Elephants in sand

Now here's a proper sand sculpture.

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October 25, 2012

Nature's Way

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Via Instapundit

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October 24, 2012

Ghostly pictures

The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street scenes

This is 1 of 12

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From dark times to blue skies: German prisoners of war are marched through the north-western French city by American soldiers

H.T. Ms M

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October 23, 2012

Stacked

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October 22, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en

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October 19, 2012

Rooms with views

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October 17, 2012

Ain't it the truth?

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October 16, 2012

Tiny (2)

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October 15, 2012

Breaking news...

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October 12, 2012

A guitar-shaped forest

A man in Argentina planted this to commemorate his wife.

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October 11, 2012

Street art in Jo'burg

In Johannesburg, S.A.

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October 10, 2012

Wait... what? (7)

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October 08, 2012

Star Wars travel posters

This is 1 of 10.

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October 06, 2012

Hyperphotos

1 of 7 hyperphotos.

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September 03, 2012

F**king automatic doors, how do they work?

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September 01, 2012

You had to be there

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August 30, 2012

Street scene

Here's 1 of 30 Shocking and Unexpected Google Street View Photos.

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H.T. Kevin H.

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August 28, 2012

A clockwork fairy

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August 24, 2012

In flight

31 photos at The Big Picture.

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August 23, 2012

Yes

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Via Miss Cellania

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August 22, 2012

John Newton Howitt

Art from the first half of the 20th century by John Howitt (much of it commercial).

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August 21, 2012

Mont Saint-Michel

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August 20, 2012

Norwegian sunrise

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August 17, 2012

Yeah, that's how that works

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August 16, 2012

Rolled him a phat one

Jamaican celebrating Usain Bolt's three gold medals.

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August 15, 2012

Heh (6)

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August 14, 2012

Sand castle

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August 10, 2012

Fried

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August 09, 2012

Clever advertising

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August 08, 2012

Circular illusion

Two perfect concentric circles at Neatorama.

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August 07, 2012

Draiiins

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August 03, 2012

Gravity cat

A pretty awesome animated GIF:

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August 02, 2012

The Milky Way in Monument Valley

This doesn't do it justice -- click the image to see the source.

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Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN)

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August 01, 2012

How Olympic divers look in action

This Is How Olympic Divers Really Look While Diving

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July 31, 2012

Papercraft

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July 30, 2012

Childhood

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July 27, 2012

If you don't mind climbing stairs

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Townhouse in the sky

Over the past two years, shoppers at a West London supermarket may have noticed a bizarre cylindrical dwelling taking shape high above the store's car park.

The structure from which it has been created - a 60ft tower holding a vast water tank - could not have looked more uninhabitable.

But since 2009, this concrete drum has slowly undergone an incredible transformation.

First it was sectioned off into three storeys and clad with timber, then a dozen windows were cut into its walls.

At present, the living space comprises a kitchen, reception room and bathroom on the first floor, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second, and a 360-degree reception room on the third.

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July 26, 2012

Toronto

It looks as though the rainbow springs from the base of the CN Tower.

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July 25, 2012

Good work, George!

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July 24, 2012

Oops (18)

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July 23, 2012

Misery loves company

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July 21, 2012

The Eagle has landed

News from 43 years ago.

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July 20, 2012

For all you mother lovers

This billboard in West Hollywood is for real.

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H.T. Jeff G

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July 19, 2012

Fog in Vancouver

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July 17, 2012

Is "entrepreneurial bum" an oxymoron?

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Via Carpe Diem

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July 16, 2012

Cityscapes

The 25 Best Skylines In The World

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July 14, 2012

Go team!

The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team.

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Part of a 28-image slideshow taken from ESPN's Body Issue 9(via TYWKIWDBI).

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July 10, 2012

Moon on the Fourth

Taken in Kansas City last week.

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July 09, 2012

Face in a cloud

This is 1 of 11 images from the Gallery of the Craziest Clouds

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July 06, 2012

Stately sandwiches

Kelly Pratt has "set out to make the sandwich for each of the 50 states, hence the name Stately Sandwiches."

This one's a brisket sandwich from Texas and she writes this about it, "When a sandwich starts with bloody marys and ends with tequila, it's pretty impossible not to love."

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Via The Agitator

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July 05, 2012

Geeky sand sculptures

15 Wonderfully Geeky Sand Sculptures

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July 03, 2012

Happy Independence Day 2012

Because of the drought here, many towns in the area have cancelled their pyrotechnic displays - and we've decided not to shoot our own fireworks. Maybe I'll find a good televised display.

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July 02, 2012

FTW (6)

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June 30, 2012

Good focus on the course

Tucson John says, "Obviously it is not his house." (It would be totally awesome if it were his house.)

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June 28, 2012

More from America Revealed

This comes from the same PBS series that featured the Domino's pizza delivery traces (last week). This image shows internet access in the U.S.

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June 27, 2012

Oops (17)

From the Ottawa Citizen. I've never heard anyone make this particular mistake.

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Via Twitter

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June 26, 2012

Groovy limo

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June 25, 2012

Another starry night

Milky Way Over Piton de l'Eau is today's APOD.

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Ms M writes, "Gorgeous picture. As you’ll note when reading the caption, the photographer waited nearly two years for the conditions to be just right to get this shot."

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June 22, 2012

There I was, just flying along...

Here's 1 of 11 pix of the alleged mid-air break-up of an F-15. I have no idea whether this really happened or, if it did, where.

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H.T. Tucson John



Update: Paul B writes, "That breakup happened in southern Missouri a few years ago. It was a pilot from the Air National Guard / Lambert (St. Louis - JdJ). The photos aren't photos. They're CGI of the reconstruction, if I remember correctly. The pilot survived but was injured." (See Pilot hurt in jet breakup sues Boeing.)

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June 21, 2012

Looking down

12 Unique Views of Rooms from Above

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June 20, 2012

A nice image collection

Here are several dozen interesting images from around the world - some are nature shots, others are urban. Here's the Crescent Moon Tower in Dubai.

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H.T. Mary

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June 19, 2012

No hurry

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Via Miss Cellania

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June 18, 2012

Oktoberfest

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H T Tucson John

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Fuzzy wuzzy

Ms. M writes:

[Mr. M] is on a new project in Pittsburgh. He told me the city and his hotel (and others) started to fill up late in the week with people attending a convention this weekend called Anthrocon; which is basically a gathering of "furries," or people who like to dress up as furry animals – who like to LIVE like furry animals. Here’s a photo of some of them.

He said they were EVERYWHERE. They were on the streets, in the hotel elevator, unavoidable. And in full costume everywhere they go.

He then told me that the hotel staff told him that some of these crazy lunatics make a LITTER BOX in their hotel room and USE IT, and that furthermore they LEAVE IT for the hotel staff to clean up. They were NOT kidding

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June 15, 2012

Way out west

How the Wild West REALLY looked, a collection of 34 B&W and sepia photos taken in the early 1870s.

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Landscape: Browns Park, Colorado, as seen by Timothy O'Sullivan in 1872 as he chartered the landscape for the first time.

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June 14, 2012

Truth in advertising (4)

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June 13, 2012

A short resignation

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June 12, 2012

Electric rainbow

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June 11, 2012

Biggest dog in the world?

18 stone is 252 pounds or 114 kilograms.

Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18st and is the world's biggest dog.

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June 08, 2012

New ideas

Carol sends a collection of images of interesting designs. I don't know the source of these. The pineapple corer looks pretty cool.

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June 05, 2012

Recursion illustrated

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June 04, 2012

She's a killer

Queen Elizabeth II firing an SA80. I don't know if this is related to her Diamond Jubilee.

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June 01, 2012

Minimalist

Four images of street art.

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May 31, 2012

That would do it

Five will get you ten there's a lot more behind this report.

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May 30, 2012

Space cowboy diagram

The funniest Venn diagram I've ever seen

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May 29, 2012

Flame on, bro

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May 27, 2012

This one's for Alex French

The person who posted this picture at imgur wrote:

My friend said that a guy came into her work, bought two beers, asked for a pen, drank one, and left a full beer with this note.

Here's an obituary notice for Staff Sgt. French in the Military Times.

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Evidently, Sergeant French's memorialist isn't alone. Here's an interesting report from Dallas about similar events.

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Memorial Day 2012

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H.T. Mary

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May 25, 2012

Ultimate chick flick

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May 24, 2012

Choose carefully

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May 23, 2012

And they're off

A nice long-exposure shot of the yesterday's SpaceX launch.

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May 22, 2012

At Bikini Atoll

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(Video)

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May 21, 2012

TGFB (10)

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May 18, 2012

Today's PSA (7)

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May 17, 2012

An unusual residence

Renovated Church Home in Kyloe, Northumberland

A nondescript exterior and a yard dominated by headstones give no indication of the residential nature of this historic church in Kyloe, Northumberland. A couple decided to purchase and readapt the structure, investing nearly three times the purchase price into renovations over the course of several years.

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Via Maggie's Farm

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May 16, 2012

When I was younger

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May 15, 2012

Pimp your ride (2)

Claimed to be from the Camel Haircut competition in Bikaner, India.

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May 14, 2012

Too much pier pressure

Photo before prom leaves Wisconsin students drenched

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May 11, 2012

Negative space

Negative Space sculpture

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May 10, 2012

Guess who

14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People

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May 09, 2012

Britain from above

Here's a nice slideshow of aerial photography at The Telegraph.

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Old Sarum was an iron age hill fort dating back 5000 years and the site of Salisbury's first cathedral. (Britain from Above: Month by Month published by Dorling Kindersley. Picture: Jason Hawkes)

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May 08, 2012

Pressure-washed graffiti

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Ethical Graffiti: Pressure-Washing Moss to Make Art

Most street artists add to the urban environment to make a statement. But Stefaan de Croock takes away instead: he uses a pressure washer to carve graffiti into the natural dirt and growth that cover our cityscapes, and the results are quite amazing.

Moss has a tendency to grow rapidly on concrete walls, especially when they're regularly damp. That's something de Croock—AKA Strook—takes advantage of. This series of images shows off his signature "subtractive graffiti", cut into a wall of moss outside the STUK art center in Leuven, Belgium.

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May 07, 2012

Think of the children

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H.T. Jason, who caught this at the St. Louis Microfest.

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May 04, 2012

In old New York

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Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914 -- 31 years after it first opened
Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet.

The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database.

I think they meant 'Never-before-published' but we'll let it slide... This time.

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May 03, 2012

Aerial patterns

Seven interesting aerial photos

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May 01, 2012

World's Largest

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From TwistedSifter.

When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world. It is 311 feet (95 meters) tall, 705 feet (215 meters) long and weighs 45,500 tons. The machine took five years to design and manufacture and another five years to assemble. [...] It takes five people to operate the machine.

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April 30, 2012

Don't look down (3)

Toilet hanging 15 stories in the air may make you hold it in

If you go into this impossible-looking, glass-floored bathroom just to pee, you might be throwing up from vertigo by the time you leave. The stylish lavatory, built atop an empty elevator shaft in a Mexican penthouse, hovers 15 stories up with a clear view all the way to the bottom

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April 27, 2012

Moment of impact

21 images capturing the moment of impact.

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April 26, 2012

Hyper-realistic pencil drawings

This is one of four examples here.

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April 25, 2012

Amsterdam's phaliic fountain

I suppose they're competing with the Mannekin Pis in Brussels

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April 24, 2012

"I have a clean..."

Groan...

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April 23, 2012

There's an app for that (3)

From The Joy of Tech

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April 20, 2012

Illustrated list, updated

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Via David Thompson

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April 19, 2012

Blue skies

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April 18, 2012

Soviet space propoganda

Seven posters here.

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Via The Agitator

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April 17, 2012

Spring in the Netherlands

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April 16, 2012

Summer's almost here

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April 12, 2012

Ugly buildings

The UK's Telegraph has 21 slides in a show titled Are these the ugliest buildings in the world? (Most are pretty ugly but I few of 'em I liked.)

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April 10, 2012

Caught my eye, it did

During yesterday's commute, I was amused to spot this customized license plate holder on a Volvo. (It's not Photoshopped.) I wonder if the middle-aged woman driving the car knows about this.

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It's meant to advertise this dealer.

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April 09, 2012

Wait... what? (6)

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April 08, 2012

Peeps Show VI

The Washington Post presents a slideshow of its sixth annual Peeps diorama contest, which it calls Peeps Show VI.

Here's the winner: "OccuPeep D.C."

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April 06, 2012

Tacocopter

Flying Robots Deliver Tacos To Your Location

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I suspect this is an April Fools' joke but it's amusing nonetheless. The "Lobstercopter" is alleged to operate on the East Coast.

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April 05, 2012

Hockey penalties

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April 04, 2012

All in the family (2)

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April 03, 2012

It's a record (6)

Rob Surette claims to have made the world's largest image made with Lite-Brite. He finished it in July, 2011.

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Apparently, Rob's image beats Lori Kanary's ASICS Shoe ad, made in 2008.

(I didn't even know what Lite-Brite is until Wikipedia explained it.)

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April 02, 2012

A winning ticket

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Via Instapundit

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April 01, 2012

The economic consensus

CHART OF THE DAY: No Wonder Nobody Takes Economists Seriously...

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March 29, 2012

F/A-22

This is one of four nice pix of the F/A 22 "Raptor" fighter plane.

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H.T. Jeff G

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March 28, 2012

A pair of planes

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March 27, 2012

Little girl soldiers

One of eighteen photos in a NYT slideshow about young female military cadets in Moscow.

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The young students attend the Moscow Female Cadet Boarding School No. 9 — which Mr. Kozmin calls “one of the elite military academies in Russia.” It is a state school, free to all who attend, though the competition to be admitted is intense.

In addition to standard subjects, the students study the basics of military service including marching, military strategy and marksmanship. The school’s curriculum also includes sewing, ballet and compulsory choir practice.

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March 23, 2012

Pearl waterfall

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March 22, 2012

Great ad

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March 21, 2012

Don't look down

25 death-defying photos by Vadim Mahorov.

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March 20, 2012

A world without people

The Atlantic's In Focus photoblog has a collection of 41 photos of abandoned buildings and cities.

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A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the failed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, on April 15, 2011. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

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March 19, 2012

Say what? (2)

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March 16, 2012

Street art

From a gallery at Mighty Optical Illusions

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H T Ms M

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March 15, 2012

Fling! (2)

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March 14, 2012

Lightning strike

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From The Caudal Lure:

This kid was struck by lightning and survived. Unfortunately, or fortunately if you’re into body unique modifications, along with the lightning strike he received this permanent scar that looks like an evolutionary tree (pretty cool in my opinion at least). They’re known as Lichtenberg scars, or figures.

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March 13, 2012

Shed of the Year

This is 1 of 16 sheds in a slideshow at The Telegraph:

Garden sheds which have been converted into pubs, churches and museums are among the entries in a nationwide competition to find the Shed of the Year 2012 sponsored by Cuprinol. The contest has received shedloads of entries. We publish a few of our favourites here, but you can see all of the sheds that have been entered so far - and submit your own shed - at readersheds.co.uk.
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March 12, 2012

World Press Photo Contest

The Big Picture has 16 photos from the 2012 World Press Photo Contest Winners.

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A photograph of North Korea's founder, Kim II-sung, hangs on a building in the capital of Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 5, 2011. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

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March 08, 2012

Nine Eyes

The Nine Eyes of Google Street View is a project by Jon Rafman featuring some of its interesting images.

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March 06, 2012

Unique driver's license

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Via neatorama

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March 05, 2012

Paper hummingbird

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March 02, 2012

People pixels

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March 01, 2012

Snake noodling

Here's 1 of 9 pix about hunting snakes - bare handed.

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H.T. Tucson John

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February 28, 2012

Snow patterns

This is 1 of 11 patterns in snow.

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Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.

Via The Agitator

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February 25, 2012

About $1.44 per square foot, I think

To tile a floor with pennies.

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February 24, 2012

Still water

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February 23, 2012

Clever staircase

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February 22, 2012

Wait... what? (5)

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School Speed Limit Sign in White Lake Too Complicated?

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- Road signs are supposed to make driving safer for everyone, but one sign recently spotted in White Lake may go a little too far. [...]

The sign is located near Lakewood Elementary. Some drivers say it's just too complicated.

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February 21, 2012

Glass road

1 of 7 photos of a glass-floored walkway on Fontanel mountain (in China, I assume).

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Via David Thompson

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February 20, 2012

What font is your cat?

Cats as fonts

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H.T. Dave at MacRaven

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February 18, 2012

Arizona turns 100

Arizona became the 48th state on February 14th, 1912 so it had its 100th anniversary this week. Arizona Turns 100 is a nice collection of photos from around the state to mark the occasion.

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San Francisco Peaks from Kendrick Mountain Fire Lookout Tower - Image Al_HikesAZ

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February 16, 2012

Shaolin monks

Shaolin Kung Fu Monks: Photo Essay. (Take it, Carl.)

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Via David Thompson

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February 15, 2012

Rare photos

Rare photos of the old and the dead

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Ian Fleming and Sean Connery

Via The Agitator

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February 14, 2012

An inappropriate Valentine

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February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

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(I'm surprised I remembered this; it's been in the queue for two months.)

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February 11, 2012

The Nile valley at night

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February 08, 2012

That sound is the irony meter hitting its peg

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Via Hit & Run

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February 07, 2012

Tiny

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February 06, 2012

The cats' house

40 photos of a house adapted for cats.

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Via David Thompson

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February 04, 2012

Behind the scenes at Puppy Bowl VIII

I'm so out of the TV loop that I'd never heard of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, which is airing for its 8th time tomorrow.

Here are some pix from the production of it. If you like puppies, it's like smoking a rock of cute.

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Via The Agitator

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February 02, 2012

It's a medical condition

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Electile Dysfunction: The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either party in the 2012 election.

H.T. Mary

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February 01, 2012

Long train runnin'

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January 31, 2012

Nice pair

Seriously cute elephants

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January 30, 2012

What the Internet is good for

Cute cat pix

Cat on a glass table

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H.T. Ms M.

How to build a tank for your cat.

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Via The Daily What

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January 27, 2012

Twenty-oneth street

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January 26, 2012

Blue Marble redux

'Blue Marble 2012': NASA's 'Most Amazing' High Def Image Of Earth So Far. There's a 64 megapixel version available at the link.

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January 25, 2012

Finally - a fortune cookie that's right

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January 24, 2012

Clever billboard

An ad for hair-coloring.

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January 23, 2012

LOL

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January 20, 2012

Eye in the sky

A view of the Helix nebula from CNN's Light Years blog. It reminds me of Niven & Pournelle's The Mote In God's Eye.

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January 19, 2012

Retro risqué

Retronaut has a collection of 18 LP album covers with nudes from the 50s and 60s. A few are from mainstream releases but most are from novelty albums (like the one titled Music for Hangovers).

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H.T. Ms M.

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January 18, 2012

Pirated from TheOatmeal

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How to contact your Congressman and/or Senator.

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January 17, 2012

Mind the bridges

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January 16, 2012

On the rocks

Sailor Jeff sends this pic.

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January 15, 2012

Engrish WTF

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January 12, 2012

Armadillo lizard

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January 11, 2012

The 2011 winners

The Big Picture has the 14 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners: 2011.

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January 10, 2012

It's no ordinary sale

At a store in Osaka, Japan.

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January 09, 2012

Carved books

Seventeen images of book carvings by Guy Laramee.

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H.T. Ms M.

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January 06, 2012

Floating house

Float Home in Seattle -- very nice-looking.

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January 05, 2012

Everyone's a critic

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January 04, 2012

Buick Streamliner

I had no idea this beauty existed. Check those curves.

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H.T. Ms M.

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January 03, 2012

Atlantic Ocean Road

In Norway.

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January 02, 2012

The year in tweets

The 50 funniest tweets of 2011

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January 01, 2012

What a cake!

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December 30, 2011

Designer treehouse

One of several built by the Treehouse Workshop. (These 4 images are all of the same treehouse.)

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December 29, 2011

Central Park in New York City

Hi-res image here.

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December 28, 2011

On a roll

Cut out paper rolls by Anastassia Elias; these are 3 of the 34 that she's made from toilet tissue rolls.

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Via imgur

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December 27, 2011

2011 volcanos

The Year in Volcanic Activity: 36 photos at The Atlantic's In Focus blog.

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December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas, baby

Bitter: a soon-to-be-divorced husband's card.

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Sweet: a wife's Christmas surprise for her husband.

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December 24, 2011

The ultimate Christmas yard decoration

One of eight images in this collection.

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H.T. Jeff G

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December 23, 2011

Awkward Christmas photos

One of fifteen found here.

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H.T. Ms M.

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December 22, 2011

Nativity scenes

27 worst nativity sets: the annual, growing list!. Here's one made of cupcakes; another is carved from Spam.

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December 20, 2011

Tall tree

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December 19, 2011

Redneck Christmas decorating

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December 16, 2011

DYAC end of the year review

The 25 funniest autocorrects of DYAC's first year

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December 15, 2011

Modern tradition

From XKCD:

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December 14, 2011

The year in pictures

At The Atlantic's In Focus photo blog. This page is part 1 of 3.

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A gunman identified as Michael Gonzales aims his pistol at local village politician Reynaldo Dagsa shortly before Gonzales pulled the trigger, assassinating Dagsa in Manila, Philippines, on January 5, 2011. Reynaldo Dagsa took this picture of his family on New Year's eve, moments before he was killed by Gonzales, who was captured on his camera together with an accomplice (man on the right). Police said they arrested both men charged in the assassination. (Reuters/Dagsa Family)

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December 12, 2011

Gives a new meaning to 'double wide'

The fastest and most inexpensive way to build a house. (31 pictures at the link.)

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Starting with these...

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and ending with this.

H.T. Mary

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December 09, 2011

Über cute

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December 08, 2011

Clever ads

70 Creative Advertisements That Make You Look Twice

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December 07, 2011

Passenger photography

100 Incredible Views Out Of Airplane Windows. Some are more striking than this one - some less so.

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December 06, 2011

News from Down Under

Even though I can't find this article online, this may be legit. Mr. Penberthy is a real journalist in Australia and the brothel has a place-holder site here.

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December 05, 2011

Whiteboard art

1 of 17 copies of famous artwork Bill Taylor's drawn on his whiteboard.

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December 02, 2011

Grand Falls, Arizona

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December 01, 2011

Your cup of tea?

A baby wombat in a tea cup.

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Via David Thompson

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November 30, 2011

At the Great Wall

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November 29, 2011

All you ever need

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November 28, 2011

Moose heads

One of those doesn't-have-to-be-true-to-be-funny stories.

They dressed the mannequin like a hunter & tied it to the roof of the truck. The driver and passenger put on moose head costumes. Down the Maine Turnpike they went, causing about 16 accidents. They went to jail.
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H.T. Tucson John

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November 25, 2011

Hideaway

Prints available here.

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November 24, 2011

Photographed or painted? (2)

By Roberto Bernardi.

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November 23, 2011

Likewise

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November 22, 2011

Photo contest 2011

This post at In Focus photoblog shows 45 entries in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011.

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This photo was taken in the Upper Antelope Canyon near Page (AZ) and it shows the amazing effect of the sand thrown in the air and struck by the rays of the sun. (© Angiolo Manetti)

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November 21, 2011

It's a record (3)

Well, this didn't take long... I posted an image of the previous record-holder last week. Who knew street chalk was so competitive?

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3D Joe and Max x Reebok – World's Largest 3D Street Artwork

Yesterday in London's West India Quays, Canary Wharf, on Guinness World Records Day, Reebok CrossFit has teamed up London-based street art duo 3D Joe and Max to complete what will go down as the world's largest and longest 3D street artwork ever (for now). The deceptively realistic piece measures 1,160.4 metres square and is 106.5m long, beating the previous 892.15metre square record set by China's Qi Xinghua, and will remain on display for the rest of today. (Nov. 18th)

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November 19, 2011

Angela Merkel on the Greek debt

The title of this amusing 'infographic' reads: The development of Greek public debt.

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H.T. Danilo

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November 18, 2011

Photographed or painted?

Published by National Geographic.

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November 16, 2011

It's a record (2)

Chinese 3D artist Qi Xinghua's huge 3D painting, which is called 'Lions Gate Gorge', has set a new Guinness World Record as the world's largest 3D painting.

His breathtaking artwork, created in a square in front of a shopping mall in Guangzhou Baiyan Wanda Plaza in Guangzhou, China, measures a staggering 23m wide and 32m long on the ground, while the wall it utilises is more than 6m high. It took him a month of painstaking work to complete.

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November 15, 2011

It's certain

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November 14, 2011

How to pet the cat

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November 11, 2011

Clouds

A nice collection of aerial photos of clouds.

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Via David Thompson

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November 10, 2011

Underwater river

Underwater River in Mexico

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We are 30 meters deep, fresh water, then 60 meters deep – salty water and under me I see a river, island and fallen leaves… Actually, the river, which you can see, is a layer of hydrogen sulphide.

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November 09, 2011

What timing!

Angelo DeSantis took this picture of his cat with a mouse.

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November 08, 2011

Lego terracotta

At the Sarasota Chalk Festival.

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November 07, 2011

Attitude is everything

Here's a collection of 13 "doormats with attitude".

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H.T. Mary

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November 04, 2011

Don't forget to duck

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A driver survived having his car skewered by hundreds of steel bars in Taizhou, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Yang Junsheng, 24, was driving at around 60km/h when he smashed into a truck carrying a full load of steel bars. At the moment of impact the bars shot backward, smashing through Yang's window screen. He says: "My mind was very clear at that second, and I immediately leaned down to the passenger seat When the car stopped I found the bars had filled in the space above me and the door at my side was poked open by the bars. The closest bar was only a few centimetres away." Yang escaped the incident with just a few scratches to his face.

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October 30, 2011

Great costume concept

But I wonder how well it wears.

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Hallowe'en PSA

Now that you're an adult, do the kids a favor and be like this person.

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October 29, 2011

Pop quiz

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October 28, 2011

Idle hands

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October 27, 2011

Company policy

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October 26, 2011

Age test (2)

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Via American Digest

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October 25, 2011

Clever window sign

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October 24, 2011

Not found

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October 21, 2011

Soup of the day

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October 20, 2011

Cool hot air

27 Awesome Hot Air Balloons

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October 19, 2011

Translation provided

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October 14, 2011

What a great sign

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October 13, 2011

Extreme jacuzzi

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A group of 25 extreme jacuzzi enthusiasts have a soak suspended 150 metres above the ground from the New Gueuroz bridge in Switzerland. The event took about 2,500 hours to plan and a further six hours to assemble – all for 2.5 hours in the tub

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October 11, 2011

Think quick

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H.T. Jeff G

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October 10, 2011

Street art

Made by TSF Crew.

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October 08, 2011

Autumn in Colorado

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