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“QUICK SHOT” Link Some recently found spectacular imagery for your desktop wallpapers. Click to enlarge all images. Here is NGC 3031 (also called UGC 5318) galaxy and surroundings from the Global Sky Survey: (image via) Some delicious fractals: (originals unknown) A painter’s dream, a perfect studio: (a Photoshop ad, developed by Bates141 Jakarta creative director Hendra Lesmono, [...]

Kid’s Bedroom Has Giant Slide to the Kitchen

Here’s every kid’s dream: A house in Jakarta, designed by Indonesian architect Aboday, features a spiral concrete slide so the family kid can get down to the kitchen from his bedroom in a jiffy! Don’t you wish your parents were this hip? Link | More at Dezeen

Cigarette Explosion Knocks Out Man’s Teeth

31-year-old Andi Susanto of Jakarta, Indonesia, received compensation from a tobacco company after a cigarette exploded in his face and knocked out six of his teeth while he was riding his motorcycle. A spokesman for Clas Mild cigarettes, the brand Mr Susanto had been smoking, said there were no plans for a recall. “We are communicating with [...]

7 Horrifying Aircraft Landings (in which no one died)

Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small. In these seven stories, hundreds of passengers thought it was the end for them, but thanks to skilled pilots and crew members (and a fair [...]

10,000 lanterns Guinness World record

10,000 lanterns released to break Guinness record in Jakarta Indonesians release lanterns into the sky in an attempt to break a world record in Jakarta December 5, 2009. Thousands of people helped break the Guinness World Record for the most number of lanterns released at the same time into the sky, according to organisers. A total [...]

Garbage Collector in Jakarta, Indonesia

Refuse collector, Kota, Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia. in Indonesia Martin Broomfield of 360 Cities took this panorama of a garbage collector/recycler in Jakarta, Indonesia, sitting down surveying his kingdom of recyclables. It was typical to see garbage men pushing carts (like one behind the guy) filled with mounds of bags of aluminum cans and recyclable plastics when was [...]

Weird Food McDonald’s Sells Around The World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #597Link – Article by Chris Mitchell of Travel Happy, and A. Abrams McDonald’s Around The World: Marvels Never Cease, Especially in Asia If you think McDonald’s sells the same burgers and fries everywhere in the world, think again – here in Asia they’ve had to make some concessions to local tastes and come up with [...]

Weird Food McDonalds Sells Around The World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #597Link – Article by Chris Mitchell of Travel Happy, and A. Abrams McDonalds Around The World: Marvels Never Cease, Especially in Asia If you think McDonalds sells the same burgers and fries everywhere in the world, think again – here in Asia they’ve had to make some concessions to local tastes and come up with [...]