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Alkali Metals vs. Water


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Alkali Metals vs. Water

Alkali metals can be cut like butter but they positively hate water… Do we even have to say, do not repeat it at home?

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Today’s pictures & links:

Playboy’s Land Yacht!

What a design… Why didn’t they make it? It would fit perfectly with the “1980s Decade of Excess”. Designed by legendary Syd Mead, more here:


(image via)

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A portrait in the making


(original unknown)

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This child becomes a bride tonight


(image credit: Stephanie Sinclair, National Geographic)

Given in marriage at 5, and already divorced… at 10 year old! “Too Young to Wed” – a shocking investigation by National Geographic and a photo set by Stephanie Sinclair.

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Must Read: Why Movies Look Crappy Nowadays – [by Roger Ebert]
More Rare Color Photos from Great Depression
The Evolution of… Plastic Lids – [weird collection]
Pencil vs. Camera: Cool Idea – [photography]
A Graveyard for Ice Cream – [weird]
Tornado rips apart house, bank, cars – [wow videos]
Gramophone iPod Station – [retro gear]
Poor Deer Can’t Get Out, Trashes Bar – [wow video]
Making iPad even more magical – [fun video]
Silly, Hilarious Shampoo Prank! – [fun video]
Battling Moscow Traffic on a Bike – [wild ride video]
Storm Front: Huge “Mothership” – [wow video]
The Most Beautiful Campuses – [compilation]

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Parametric Style: Radical Architecture by Zaha Hadid

“Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq. She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study architecture in London” – see more projects here.

Absolutely gorgeous, flowing shapes… In 2004 Hadid became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.


(images credit: Zaha Hadid)

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Ugh! Get this away from me!!!


(Bill Cooke as Dr. Jekyll in 1932 version of “Jekyll & Hyde” – via)

Play this game (when you’re bored): enlarge this picture to full screen and bring something yucky/gross close to the monitor…

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“The Anywhere Organ” by Matthew Borgani

“I make things, and I make things awesome”, says Borgani. In this case, we do agree. This enormous mobile interactive musical sculpture is called The Anywhere Organ, and it falls in the same category as other Architectural Structures as Musical Instruments that we covered on DRB – see more steampunk-flavored works on his site:


(image credit: http://har.ms/)

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“Peas of Mind”

A beautiful example of surreal / creative photography by Vanesa Munoz:


(image credit: Vanesa Munoz)

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Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol…


(original unknown)

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Your ship has arrived

“Last summer on our road trip in Balkan area we came across this weird concrete ship in the middle of Albanian countryside…” – says Joonas Antikainen, who sent us this picture with a title “What?!…”


(image credit: Joonas Antikainen)

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Classic chess can be boring. This is anything but.


(original unknown)

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