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Between Two Trucks

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Between Two Trucks… This is one of the most incredible stunts we’ve seen: called the “Ballerina Stunt”, this is walking the high line between two speeding trucks, hoping to make it before the line hits the tunnel… Link Today’s pictures & links: Penthouse, Redefined Some private cottages situated on top of the eight-story mall [...]

Link Latte 182

#182 – Week of June 16, 2012 Welcome to Life: All Too Scary Scenario – [fantastic video] Most Detailed Urban Graffiti / Murals – [art, click next] Great Article: Lost Libraries – [pics, info] Known Universe: Staggering Scale Video – [wow video] Moving Optical Illusions by Takahiro Kurashima, more – [videos, art] Unbelievable Tube Made From VHS Magnetic Tape – [wow [...]

China Turns Old Soviet Aircraft Carrier into a Luxury Hotel

Launched in 1972, the Kiev was once the pride of the Soviet Navy. But in need of cash, Russia and Ukraine sold it and another carrier called the Varyag to China. Although the Varyag is at sea, China has converted the Kiev into a luxury hotel: This is the Kiev, currently anchored in the Chinese port [...]

Stay in Queue!

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Stay in Queue! I’m sure we all can identify with this predicament. Some people are just plain unlucky when it comes to choosing a faster moving queue: Link Today’s pictures & links: This is Na Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii. …or the “Jurassic Park” (in popular imagination): (image via Dragon ME) ———— General Motors Engine Testing, 1951 (image [...]

Operation Barbarossa: The Biggest Military Adventure in History

June 22nd marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union — the biggest military adventure in history, which led directly to the downfall of Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime. Together with the Holocaust that followed it, Operation Barbarossa was the ultimate expression of Hitler’s twisted vision, reflecting both the vaulting [...]

World’s Largest Pot of Bortsch Soup Recipe

A Russian chef bortsch recipes in a huge-sized pot during an international agricultural exhibition on the outskirts of Kiev, capital of Ukraine, on Oct. 2, 2010. By putting 250 kilograms of cabbages, 90 kilograms of onions, 80 kilograms of carrots, 140 kilograms of beans and 27 kilograms of salt into a 5,000-liter soup pot, chefs [...]

Virgin Mary Mosaic Made out of Easter Eggs

Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas created an enormous mosaic of the Virgin Mary composed of 15,000 wooden Easter eggs at the Santa Sophia cathedral in Kiev. The work was unveiled yesterday. Elaborate Easter eggs — “pysanky” — are a major artistic tradition in the Ukraine. Gallery at the link. Link via DudeCraft | Artist’s Website | Photo: [...]