Birds Just Want to Have Fun!
Birds Just Want to Have Fun!
This crow in Russia has taken to roof tubing: it clearly got addicted to sliding down the roof in a plastic ring… Perhaps other crows and birds will follow suit?
Today’s pictures & links:
What do you want from me?!…
A good addition to our page Cats Ready to Kill You:
See more of this grumpy kitty at Cute Overload.
Workers in the Sunset
Just doing their job in Anapa, Russia.
Encounter with the Great White Shark
This harrowing image of the shark “monster” contemplating puny humans (and the strength of the diving cage) comes from National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest.
Mixed fresh links for today:
Amazing Lenticular Cloud over Crazy Mountains, Montana – [weather]
Enough of cuddling! I’m going now…
Hedgehogs are impossibly cute:
Unforgettable “Captain America” Vehicle Designs
We featured the exciting futuristic visions by Daniel Simon – “the vehicle designer for this and other galaxies” – before on DRB: see our interview Cosmic Motors Art.
Since then, this undisputed master of futuristic vehicle design went on to Hollywood to work on “Captain America” and “Tron Legacy” movies, and the upcoming Tom Cruise movie “Oblivion”.
Meanwhile in Greenland…
Cute Arctic hares are huddling in the snow (read more about Arctic hares here). Bottom right image: Kulusuk, Kulusuk Island, East Greenland -
One of the “Green Monsters”: the 1960s Jet-Powered Car
Art Arfons poses with his “Green Monster” (though it’s painted mainly in red, white and blue) at Bonneville Salt Flats – more info:
This 1964 land-speed record vehicle was powered by an F-104 Starfighter jet engine with four-stage afterburner. Perhaps this warrants an article of its own…
The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):
This is not going to work:
Say Hello to a Kitchen Robot! – Japan, 1969:
And a Hubot! Made in 1983, this was a sophisticated personal household robot – more info.
“Hubot is 44-inch tall battery-operated personal robot, which can remember how to get around the house without bumping into walls. Hubot includes a complete mobile workstation, an Entertainment package and robotic functions. The entertainment package included a voice synthesizer with a 1200-word vocabulary, a 12″ black and white television, and AM/FM stereo cassette player, an Atari 2600 video game set and a digital clock that displayed time and temperature. Inside is a complete proprietary SysCon computer with B&W monitor, Detachable keyboard and optional printer which is used to do computing task and control the robotic functions. There was an optional voice command module that included a microphone to command Hubot verbally.”
Hanging… and smiling! -
New York Aerial Police Force Stunt, 1920 – see in bigger size here.
“Fight the White Jello!” –
A Little Squid Got the Fish
Squid “babies” face intense struggle for survival: they have many enemies and not much food. This one got lucky:
The “Princess Margaret SR.N4″ Hovercraft vs. People on the Beach at Calais
“Established over 40 years ago as a fast, efficient and futuristic means of crossing to France, the service was seen as the future of sea travel. The Princess Margaret went on its first trip in 1968 (this photo was taken in 1997), but in 2005 the service was cancelled and the giant SR.N4s now sit at the Hovercraft museum at Lee-On-Solent.”
Novelty Yarn & Houseplants Hairdo Styles
This yarn is only an advertisement by Ogilvy & Mather Agency… but the flower pots were actually made in the Republic of Kazakhstan, see more here.
Goose in Sandals. Looks Sharp!
Read the story about this goose at Cute Overload.