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Royal Olympians

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Phillips is part of the British equestrian team participating in the London Olympics this year. She is far from the first member of European royalty to compete in the games, though. Spain’s royal family is especially known for sailing events. Prince Albert II of Monaco was part of his country’s bobsled [...]

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 [...]

Restaurant Serves Meal on Table Suspended 50 Meters into the Air

Stefan Kerkhofs’s Dinner in the Sky experience lets you eat a gourmet meal served on a platform held aloft by a crane: Kerkhofs, who used to set up bungee-jumping and amusement part installations, partnered with marketing executive David Ghelys to develop Dinner in the Sky six years ago. The two now travel the world putting on [...]

Variations of "Europe" Expressed in a Venn Diagram

I’m glad that someone has done this, though I wish they had used names rather than flags; I would never be able to identify three of the entities on the outer part of the orange circle as Andorra, San Marino and Monaco. Fortunately some of the names and additional explanation is available at the Strange [...]

Slot Car Addiction: The Joys of Model Racing

“QUANTUM SHOT” #683Link – article by M. Christian and Avi Abrams “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” –Mario Andretti While the present generation has thoroughly moved into the digital age, for millions of people before them slot cars were a cherished feature of childhood; and, for a few wonderfully eccentric hobbyists, they [...]

Most Expensive Flat in History

The World’s most expensive Luxury flat on sale three bedroom flat in history has been sold for almost £200m – despite a dark history involving a murder in its main reception room.Reclusive British property developers Christian and Nick Candy are thought to have made a profit of at least £190m from La Belle Epoque penthouse [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn’t it?) and TomKat. Of course, these are some of the most well-known celebrity pairings. There are some out there that might surprise you – past and present. And if [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Josephine Baker

Singer and dancer Josephine Baker was probably the closest thing the Jazz Age had to a Britney Spears-type character. The African American diva, who was known as “La Baker” in her adopted France, was a worldwide celebrity and devoted civil rights activist who first rose to fame by dancing in a “skirt” of artificial bananas [...]

10 Neat Facts About Ferrari

Quick: what comes to your mind when I say “Ferrari”? A line of gorgeous (and exorbitantly priced) supercars? Formula One racing? How about mule-shoeing, World War I flying ace, and the H1N1 virus? Let’s take a look at Neatorama’s Top 10 Neat Facts About Ferrari: 1. A Ten-Year-Old Boy’s Love of Racing Enzo Ferrari, racing for [...]

Prombron: The World’s Baddest SUV

Move over, Hummer – there’s a new bad boy macho car (or masculine overcompensation, your pick) in town. Behold the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition armored car, developed by Russian carmaker RussoBaltique. How bad is this bad boy? Let’s just say that it has seats covered with “whale-penis leather”: On its official website, the company [...]