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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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)

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“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)

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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.

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Homegrown Marketers


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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)

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Positive!


(photo by James Kearns, “Getting Clean”)

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Negative…

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