Monday, June 2, 2008

Jet Dance in the Sky


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Jet Dance in the Sky

French "Mirage" fighter jet team performs truly spectacular show in the sky in June 2006. (Alphajet and a Mirage flying across Europe. 19:42 min long). Check out also contrail photos set and flares set.



url, thanks racerboat

Today's pictures & links:
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Otherworldly

San Francisco's "Seal Rocks Cliff House" (info). The original structure from 1896... (burned up and was replaced in 1909)



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Modded Japanese Scooters

Ah... the sleekness... the impracticality... (more info)







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The proper way to fish


(image credit: Bruce Mozert, 1938)

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Quote of the Day

"I have it on good authority that if you type Google into Google... you can break the internet."
- IT Crowd

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Chocolate Calorie Counter

Great addition to our "Unusual and Cool Chocolates" article:




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Mixed fresh links for today:

Funniest TV ads, if you haven't seen them yet, more - [cool ads]
Jewelry made from cast octopus tentacles - [weird art]
Strange Vending Machines, plus more - [urban tech]
Collection of great flash animations - [web]
Pretty Cool Indiana Jones Adventure Game - [gaming]
Cool robotic 70s-style animation - [music video]
Inside Beatles Records: Great series - [cool video]
Norwegian Uphill Cycling - [cool video]
Putin on the Ritz - [fun video]

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Absolutely Wonderful Spanish Sci-Fi 50s Covers

See the whole great photo set here, thanks to el estratografico.



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Plant Tamagotchi

Nurture it and protect it... This plant will tell you when it's thirsty by projecting the "grumpy" face. You can also "communicate" with it by a USB port:




(images credit: "DigitalPots")

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Where I've been surfing

Thomas Hawk shares the sites which he visited in a very unusual way. It is even slightly artsy, you might say - a new form of browser tabs art (more info, click to enlarge to see the whole picture) -


(image credit: Thomas Hawk)

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The Vicious Circle

So true, so true.... - via


(image credit: Jorge Cham)

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Chewing Gum Sculptures

Italian artist Maurizio Savini makes half-cute half-creepy pink chewing gum art:





Here is a fun poll based on this art.

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Very cool Russian hydrofoil passenger boats

"Raketa", "Meteor", "Burevestnik" - these efficient, fast people-movers were employed all over Soviet rivers and seas in the 70s.







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Any info is appreciated.
Update: Some possible locations include Spitzkop in Namibia, and area around Nswatugi Cave in the Matopos Hills, Zimbabwe.



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Some humor about rising gas prices:









See a lot more in this slide presentation.

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