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Why is it Dark at Night?

Or rather, to rephrase the question, Why is Space Dark?. Very cool, often mind-boggling short video. I’m sure you know all the facts, but this is a good show nevertheless.

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Today’s pictures & links:

Old Abandoned “Dome” Theater in Beirut, Lebanon

Quite impressive blob-like apparition: called Saboune (soap) by locals, it was designed by Lebanese architect Joseph Philippe Karam in the 1960s:


(image credit: El Rais Fred, via Beirut City Guide)

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The Most Unusual and HUGE “Rolling Tank”

Here is a truly bizarre 1944 Russian concept for a giant rolling armored cylinder. “Tanks on the inside powered the leviathan to roll it forward”. More info and more strange concepts here!


(image via, original unknown)

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Fantastic Underwater Sculptures

There is a whole fascinating, lightly creepy world underwater, thanks to the recent creations of Jason deCaired Taylor: some people seem “zombified” by the sea, while others stand to attention, listening to some piano music, perhaps:


(image credit: Jason deCaired Taylor)

“Taylor’s art is like no other, a paradox of creation, constructed to be assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing coral reefs…” See more on the artist’s website.

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Secrets of Sleep: Why We Need to Sleep? – [fascinating]
Inside Google’s Data Centers – [incredible pics]
3D Street Art Combined with Augmented Reality – [illusion]
Super Funny: Trolling on London Subway – [funny signs!]
New-found Pictures of the “Rolling Stones”
Dan Grayber and His Mechanical Self-Serving Machines – [geek]
Crazy, Geeky Shower Curtains – [design]
Spiders in a box projected onto windows – [wow video]
Ducks See Water for the First Time – [must-see video]
Great Urban Car! – [wow video]
Frog Bar: Worthy Animation Project – [Kickstarter]
Bad Lip Reading of Presidential Debate – [it all makes sense now!]
A Guilty Dog… poor thing – [fun video]
Deadliest Epidemics in History – [wow info]
What type of credit card you should get – [useful pic]

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Greatest Hits of Photoshop Disasters: Nightmare Anatomy

When it rains, it pours… the recent slew of amateur and uninformed Photoshop work by various clueless advertising agencies has resulted in, you guessed it, big & hilarious update of Photoshop Disasters Greatest Hits!


(image credit: PS Disasters)

It seems that human body is made out of rubber and conforms to the wildest wishes of graphic artists! Check out full gallery of side-splitting screwups at Photoshop Disasters page.

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The Sleekest and Most Aerodynamic Gas Tank Truck Ever Designed

This is the 1935 “Diamond T” Doodlebug – 26 ft long sleek beauty, designed by H. W. Kizer… I certainly wish that they would resurrect this shape and form and put it out on modern streets to fill up gas stations. It was really “low-slung”, as well – a mere 4 inches higher than a 1934 Ford sedan!


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See more pics and info here.

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“Mechtorians” by Doctor A.

This is steampunk robot art at its most evocative and sophisticated. See the whole gallery of these characters on Doctor A’s website:


(image credit: Doctor A.)

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The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which we update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):

Peggy, Anzac, and Cupcake – more pics and info:


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Interesting room illusion by Luiz Eduardo Borges, Brazil –


(image credit: Luiz Eduardo Borges)

If looks could kill… -


(photo by Jan Lowe)

Bobby Darin’s 1961 dream car! -


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Someone had nothing to do in class… -


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Smooth Ride! -


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New “Super Machines” by Jan von Holleben – See more:



(images credit: Jan von Holleben)

Wonderful glamour of the 1920s movies -

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Do not ride elephants, do not walk on elephants? Weird sign, indeed -


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Lost deep in thought -


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Rare & Somewhat Bizarre Soviet Presidential Limo: ZIL 111 Concept

Did you ever see three headlights on a car in a row?


(image via Franticek Kada)

Here is another one, unauthorized:


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Absinthe Sampling Kit: ALMOST as good as during Belle Epoque in Paris!

Are you an absintheur (having a passion for absinthe)? The famous “green fairy” is available from Absinthes.com. They sell cool “Absinthe Explore” kit and have a neat tutorial video on how to serve absinthe in a classic way.


(images credit: Yury Seleznev, Deklofenak, courtesy of Shutterstock)

Interestingly, some of the most popular distilleries still use alembics that are over a century old to produce absinthe. Should make an interesting venture / expedition to see making of absinthe, methinks.

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A true personal touch in care and packaging!

This is just an advertising stunt, but I’d like to see this made in real life! -


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“Wild Wheelchairs”, by a steampunk master Lance Greathouse

“I want it all! And I want it yesterday!” For all aspiring Dr. Evil characters out there, here are some wicked weaponized wheelchairs for starters:


(images credit: Lance Greathouse)

See more “Dr. Evil” vehicles and devices here


(images credit: Lance Greathouse)

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