Friday, October 31, 2008

Hairy Fractals

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Hairy Fractals

This is not "hair", and not strictly "fractals" (though it looks like it). This is a rather neat p:0 demo reel of Václav Pajkrt:


More from this great artist from Czech Republic:

(image credit: Václav Pajkrt)

See more wonderful and enigmatic fractals in these DRB articles: Part 1 and 2... Also read about Pre-Fractal Art

Today's pictures & links:

Wonders of the Spaceways: A Perfect "Ten":

Hubble scores again: Arp 147 - Interacting Galaxies:

More info

"The two galaxies happen to be oriented so that they appear to mark the number 10. The left-most galaxy, or the "one" in this image, is relatively undisturbed apart from a smooth ring of starlight. The right-most galaxy, resembling a zero, exhibits a clumpy, blue ring of intense star formation... Arp 147 lies in the constellation Cetus, and it is more than 400 million light-years away from Earth."


The weirdest picture you're going to see all day:


Is it water, then?


Humongous "Kran" Crane

Polish company Kran makes some of the tallest cranes - see one such crane working on a church that looks like a disguised rocket:

(top photo by Cesary Skorka)

Cranes sometimes fall... see this page of Crane Accidents.


Waiting for the wind

(photo by Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)


My Other Car is a Jet

Arthur van Poppel has built a jet that's so small that you can drive it around your mall parking lot. It's a copy of the F-35 from the Joing Strike Fighter Program and it can deploy the smoke, water and confetti effects (short of actual flying).

(images credit: Arthur van Poppel)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The List of Haunted Libraries! - [spooky] - via
Pretty cool abandoned plane in Russia - [middle-of-nowhere]
Awesome ways to recycle airplanes - [wow tech]
American Cheese: Eat the Candidates - [weird food]
7 Man-faced Bugs - [wow nature]
Art Illustrates Physics - [wow gallery]
Sarah Palin sings a little (incoherent) song - [fun video]
Martian Invasion Live on Radio - [cool audio]
Chewing Gum Sculptor - [weird video]
A community for financial news, ideas, and tips - [promotion]


Natural Disasters Roundup

WebEcoist recently published a series review of all its articles about various natural disasters: tornadoes, earthquakes, sinkholes, fires, etc.

Earthquake aftermath image via


Born to be wild (and very wooly)

To complement our "Weirdest Knitting" article, here is a knitted bike?... not quite: a colorful knitted cozy on a motorbike, made by Theresa Honeywell:

(more info and images here)


Some confessions can be really boring....

(photographer unknown, 1950s LIFE Magazine)

Or you can take your confession on the road:

(image via)


Rogue Taxidermy

Takeshi Yamada's work at Rogue Taxidermy preserves the legendary creatures:

(image credit: Takeshi Yamada, Rogue Taxidermy)

Nuclear Radiation Giant Tailed Stag Beetles of Bikini Atoll, Prehistoric Giant Horseshoe Crab.... yes, carry them in your suitcase. While being dressed in this outfit.


It's Still There.... Rusting Away in a Forest

Remember we featured some Creepy High-Voltage installations in the middle of Russia? Well, yesterday we've got new images of another urban explorer who went to the site and took some fresh pictures. It's still as creepy as before, see the whole gallery here.

The weird alien-like towers are the Experimental Grounds for High-Voltage Generation, the only open-air kind in the world. (see here)... Complete with the Tesla tower:

(images credit:, sent in by William Hambach)


This is why you need insurance

All hail Photoshop! - (original unknown)



(image credit: J. Lemieux)

See more such retro phones here


The power of costume:

(original unknown)


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Archive: October 2008

Wicked Wearable Sculptures

Halloween costumes gone deliciously wrong
Caves: The World Beneath the World

Fairyland Cave Formations
Creative Ads, Issue 11

No need to keep up with Joneses any more...
Ultra Rigs of the World

Majestic Rigs and Custom Truck Interiors
Dolls and Toys That Creep us Out

The Doll Purgatory
Castles That Will Inspire And Haunt You

When fairy tale jumps from a landscape and hits you between the eyes
DRB Exclusive:
Steampunk Art Store Opens!

Featuring new awesome DRB painting
Platypus & Echidna Babies

Spread the echidna love!
Strange Knits & Yarn Monsters

When Art and Knitting Needles Collide
Project "Orion": Powered by an Atomic Bomb Machine Gun

NASA's most radical killer asteroid defense
Weird Inventions by Guys, Part 10

Awesome innovations... hilarious ideas.
Grand Old Times... In the Future

Overview of the Pulp SciFi Art
Beauty in Decay: Photography of Urban Exploration

Desolate places with a soul
Lebanon: Switzerland of the Middle East

A troubled, but beautiful place

October 31, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Hairy Fractals"
October 29, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Candidates Dancing Frenzy"
October 24, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "The Solar Furnace"
October 22, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Film! Film! Film!"
October 16, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Trilobite Beetle of Laos"
October 14, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Big in Japan: Dschinghis Khan!"
October 10, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "The Show Must Go On!"
October 8, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Work It Out! - Urban Exercise"
October 4, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links & Images

incl. "Working LEGO V8 Engine"
October 2, 2008 - Biscotti Bits
Mixed Links &Images

incl. "I Can Fly! (and so much more)"

------------ DRB Science Fiction Section Updates: ------------

October 21, 2008 - SF Site
Rare Fantasy Gems by C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner

Unique husband & wife writing team

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