World’s Strangest

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#187 – Week of September 5, 2012 Time Travel: Color Photos of Paris in 1914 – [unique collection] Inside the Yakuza Gang (with Photos) – [interesting] Epic Fight: Shark vs. Octopus – [wow video] Magnificent Ejection Event on the Sun – [space pic] Parking Lambo in a Living Room, Bonus – [wow videos] Super Link: Most Watched TED Talks – [got [...]

Camel + Llama = Cama

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: what do you get when you cross a camel with a llama? You get a cama, thanks to the efforts of the Camel Reproduction Center in Dubai. Camas are said to be friendlier than a camel and hardier than a llama. The cama pictured here is named [...]

Library Shelves Catastrophe

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Library Shelves Catastrophe One of the best pranks we’ve ever seen! Impossible not to stare in utter stupefaction, if such a thing would ever happen to you in real life… Link Today’s pictures & links: Window into the World Not a framed picture! - (image credit: Jeremy Duguid) ———— Light-Hearted! “Light Painting” by Shawn Hoke: read more about [...]

Hello Kitty Spa

The cat that has everything just got another amazing thing. I’m talking, of course, about Hello Kitty and the world’s first Hello Kitty Spa in Dubai. Gizmodiva wrote: This wonderful spa offers treatments specially designed for both [...]

Push the Pizza Button for Pizza

There’s a problem with getting pizza delivered to your home. Like so many other things in modern life, there’s just too much work required for the reward. Now there’s a solution. Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai offers a Bluetooth-enabled device that, when pressed, delivers a pre-selected pizza design to your location. Watch a promotional video [...]

Geckskin: Adhesive Material Inspired by Gecko Feet

In the movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai with the help of special gloves that "stick" to the [...]

24 Hours in Dubai

(YouTube link) A view of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was recorded from 4AM to 4AM over the weekend. The time-lapse shows shadows moving with the sun, one tiny little cloud that wanders over, the fountain show seen as flashes of light, and strangely ominous music. -via Geeks Are Sexy

11 Things Billed as the 8th Wonder of the World

Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in architecture and beauty or the represent the breathtaking awe of nature in its sprawling and magnificent chaos. Most often, these lists of wonders come [...]

Melting Islands

Well, rut-ro, Shaggy–seems like we’ve flown too close to the sun on this one–Dubai’s ambitious World of Islands that were built as part of a luxurious resort are now eroding back into the sea from which they came. Millions of tons of sand were pumped in to form the islands to mimic the world, and [...]

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#159 – Week of June 10, 2011 Huge Explosion on the Sun, info – [wow space]Google Body Browser: Wow Anatomy Experience – [useful]The “Killer Cucumbers” Genome Revealed – [photos]100 Fish Fountain by Bruce Nauman – [wow art]Extreme Unloading: Trucks, Excavators! – [wow]Great Video Explaining How LHC Works, source – [science]Shape-shifting Cuttle Fish – [wow pics]Superhigh Towers: [...]