Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Hungry Dog Story


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The Hungry Dog Story

A tragedy, really... "Cut out the stuffing this Christmas!"


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Today's pictures & links:

More Incredible Hills

Some time ago we featured the "Chocolate Hills" (see here, scroll down). This time it's hills in China, even more surreal -


Photo by George Steinmetz, National Geographic

Blooming fields of rapeseed plants weave around hills near Luoping in Yunnan Province.

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Yacht concept, worthy of Captain Nemo

Schopfer Yachts present a slideshow of this streamlined wonder ("Oculus") - I am sure Captain Nemo would consider moving in (though he might add some Victorian touches to the decor). Read more info at Rick MacPherson's page.



(images credit: Schopfer Yachts, via)

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The Prosthetics Armor

Prostethics, splints and body casts, in a dramatic rendering by Hieronymus Fabricius 'Opera Chirurgica' 1684 - from a wonderful page on Biblio Odyssey:



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"Museum of Communism" is pretty tongue-in-cheek




Great promo posters, see more here

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Dark Sky Destinations: Best Places to See the Stars

"Intelligent Travel" site has compiled a list of their favorite stargazing destinations. Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, comes up on top - it was even named the first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA):


(photo by Jim Richardson, National Geographic)

Compare the image above with this image of the light and fog around Central Park in New York City:


(photo by Jim Richardson, National Geographic)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Awesome Racecar Concepts - [auto] - via
Ultimate exploring: the crawlspace under your stairs. - [long overdue]
Corporate logos after economic crisis - [funny]
Victor Timofeev: Disintegrating Architecture - [lots of images]
Very unusual Holiday cards - [cool art]
Celebrating the Season Around the World - [cool series]
How to know when it's time to leave the bar - [funny chart]
Great Moments in Human Interaction - [fun videos, some nsfw]
City of Books - [fascinating art video]
Paul Di Filippo reviews the New Weird - [books]

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Faces of Chewbacca

This condition is called Hypertrichosis. See more strange human / Chewbacca likenesses here (some might seem gross)


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Exploring Space, 1958

How cute! some of you might remember such books (and might even recognize the scribbling?) - See more pages.


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When you need to face Mecca...

A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do.



Speaking of subways, this is an interesting tidbit of information:



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North Korean Art

This teacher is very happy and content - the children are making weapon toys... behind her is a nice slogan: "Long Live the Policy of Army First!"



This painting is very intense: "An eye for an eye!" (click to enlarge) -



Of course, when North Koreans are happy, they are very happy indeed:


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Pre-Nazi Germany Bullet Train

What year you think it is? This is 1931.



The Schienen-zeppelin looks amazingly like Japanese Shinkansen bullet trains.


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See more "Aerodynamic Marvels" - Part 1 and Part 2

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Some DRB-exclusive gifts, on sale



Click to check out DRB gift store

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