World’s Strangest

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Composite Photographs of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Today’s City

Beginning on April 18, 1906, most of San Francisco was leveled by a horrendous earthquake and the fires that followed. Photographers captured scenes of the devastation. Now Shawn Clover has merged those photos with his own depictions of modern San Francisco. Part 1 and Part 2 -via Colossal

Archive: July 2012

Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s Most beautiful streamlined shapes in the Sixties (of course) Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 1: The Pioneers The Thrilling Story Of The Land Speed Record and The Fastest Men On Earth The Fearsome Scale of Phobos …superimposed over a European city Suddenly… Giraffe! (Funny Pics) All the cute, and the crazy, of giraffe’s [...]

Archive: May 2012

Lovely Japanese Vintage Ads Industrial Design with a Deliciously Cute Factor Car Dashboards as Works of Art New & old, weird & beautiful “dashes” DRB Pic of the Day: Cold War Jet Fighter F-80 jet, in all its Chrome-like Glory Star Wars Superfun Update Big Bang explosion of creativity! Liquid Art & Droplet Photography One Ordinary Drop of Water Precariously Leaning Towers of [...]

Archive: April 2012

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture, Issue 1 Impossible Plant-Animal Hybrid This creature should not exist… but it does. Heavy Bombers: Fearsome Angels of the Cold War A game of fear, played with monstrous planes The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen Finally, the full story behind emergence of Volkswagen Fluid Dynamics & Liquid Photography It’s a Splash! – High-Speed [...]

Japanese Invention Lets You Kiss a Real Live Girl, Sort of

(Video Link) Why wasn’t this around when I was a teenager?! You kids these days are so spoiled by your newfangled technology. Researchers at Keio University developed an interactive poster of a popular singer that responds (favorably!) when you try to kiss her. This video was posted on April 1. It could be an April Fools’ Day [...]

April Fool’s Day on the Web

The site April Fool’s Day on the Web keeps track of pranks played by websites each year. The list for 2012 is growing by the minute! If you are directed to something that looks too good (or too odd) to be true, it may be listed there already! And if you need some more laughs, [...]

The History of April Fools Day

(YouTube link) The problem with someone telling you the history of April Fool’s Day is that …it might be an April Fool prank. Then again, how can you not believe a video illustrated with cute little rage faces? Link -Thanks, Jeremiah!

The 2012 TIME 100 Poll

TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people will be released on April 17th. You can read about the people being considered and leave your input for each at the poll site, which is open for voting until April 6th. The actual list will be chosen by TIME editors, but the winner of the [...]

Titanic Twitter Timeline

On April 15, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The History Press has set up a Twitter account to send real-time (+100 years) updates on the progress of the ship and its only voyage. Start following now to get the whole story as it happened. Link -via the [...]

Archive: June 2011

Magnificent & Weird Trees The Walking tree, the Cannonball tree, and others Philosophy 101 (Funny Pics) Philosophy slogans to pick you up or bring you down American Concept Cars Showcase, Part 1 The Creme de la Creme of Automotive Design Unintentional Faces in Objects Funny, weird, screaming, and simply nuts Industrial Photography with a Soul Iron Bridges, Gothic Bell Towers and Mystery Machines Radical X-Ray [...]