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Extreme Loggers on Russian Trucks

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Russian Extreme Loggers

Off-road like you never seen it before – Russian-made “Ural” logging trucks and their drivers (from Karachaev region) are simply… unstoppable. Watch the video below and then click this link for more logging madness.



Cold fingers of…

The creepiest icicle ever:

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Dieselpunk art is alive and well

Jud Turner’s sinister bike we featured in our recent article. Turns out he’s got some other sculptural artifacts to offer in his surreal “Bio-Cycle” series. Pollutocuda – a frightening catch:

His latest work is Duel Nature – heavily armed trees wage war for green cause and some oxygen:

“Duel Nature” is about the unnatural act of war-making, expressed by heavily armed trees; it’s also about the fact that much of what appears to be pastoral nature is also a war between plants for sunlight and nutrients played out very slowly.”

See other examples of dieselpunk art on this DRB page.


National Geographic’s International Photography Contest Winners: 2009

Among the “English Language Viewers’Choice” winners is this absolutely adorable photo of the newborn silver-leaf langur monkey with doting parents:

(image credit: Xen Riggs, National Geographic)

See the rest of the galleries here.


Mixed fresh links for today:

Fascinating if somewhat morbid read – [effects of all-out nuclear war]
GhostNet is deadly, info – [wow tech]
The Secret Cities of Yemen – [architecture]
100 Futuristic Concepts – [great compilation]
Iranian Kid’s Book Illustrations – [unusual art]
Stunningly Harmful Songs – [crazy enough]
Metal-extreting bacteria: hello nano cataclysms – [weird science] – via
Hamsters performing in a band – [fun video]
For all you survivalists out there – [neat video]
Cute Mousetrap Drama – [fun video ad]
The Secret of Chaos: mathematics beneath our natural world – [cool video series]
Macy’s Coupon – [promotion]
The Splendor & Beauty of Russian Churches – [travel]
Ten Science Tricks from YouTube – [compilation]
Rare Vintage Tech Video Ads – [retro]


Macedonia Impressions

Some interesting sights captured by Dorota Szeligowska in her travels in Macedonia (Skopje and Mavrovo). Unusual sculptures (good addition to our collection):

Something lives in this lake… (and sometimes goes to church):

(photos by Dorota Szeligowska for DRB)


“Nautilus”: Steampunk-styled One-Man-Band Vehicle

We featured whimsical creations of Arthur van Poppel before – a “Joint Strike Fighter” was a jet that’s so small that you could drive it around your mall parking lot. Recently Arthur finished a new project – now with a musical slant, which also doubles as a submarine.

Nautilus One Man Band Music Submarine. What’s next? 3-D fantasy-quest kiosk plus garburator on wheels? We’ll see…

(image credit: Arthur van Poppel)


Vintage Medicine Could Be Addictive

Read these labels carefully. What you see below is the following:

- A bottle of Bayer’s heroin. “Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with strong cough.”

- Cocaine drops for toothache, popular with children in 1885.

- Opium for the newborns (not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!)

It was suggested that you should take a full glass of Maltine after every meal… Children should take half a glass:

Opium for asthma:

A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.


Homegrown Marketers

(original unknown)


Great Concept for Greyhound Coach Lines from… 1942

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An aggressively-painted bus from the modern urban reality (spotted in Copenhagen):

(image credit: Pere Rosales)



(photo by James Kearns, “Getting Clean”)




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