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Astronaut Touching the Sun

For all of you who’ve held up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in clever forced-perspective photos, take a look at this photo and weep: NASA spacewalker Sunita Williams looks as if she’s reaching out to [...]

The leaning Colosseum of Rome ?

The world famous Colosseum in Rome could be going the same way as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The ancient gladiator arena appears to be slanting about …

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 [...]

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

50 Fun Examples of Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is a photography trick that involves placing two or more objects or people at different distances so when the picture comes out, it looks like one of them is a drastically different size. The technique can result in some really fun photos and is most commonly seen at places like the Leaning Tower [...]

Wireless for Ladies, 1922

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Wireless for Ladies, 1922 World’s First Mobile Phone (1922). Found by a researcher in the Pathe vaults. We’ll just leave it at that, and wish more such reels could be “found”. Link Today’s pictures & links: “Aeroflorale II – La Machine” (image credit: Hartmut Bosener, via) The world-famous French group of artists “La Machine” installed [...]

Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

In 1172, Donna Berta di Bernardo donated sixty silver coins to the local cathedral for the purchase of stones to be used in the base of a new bell tower. The next year, construction on the tower began and almost immediately there were problems. The tower site sat on soft ground composed mostly of clay, fine sand, [...]

Watching Abbey Road

A quick Google Images search for Abbey Road returns the iconic photograph of four Liverpool lads engaging in a famous stroll through a crosswalk of the London street. As Miss Cellania revealed previously, Google also returns a number of other incarnations of the images; the Simpsons making the famous walk with Homer in Lennon’s famous white [...]

Dark White Chocolate Design | Art Sculpture Around The World

White chocolate is a confection of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids with a pale yellow or ivory appearance. The melting point of cocoa butter is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth. As one of Italy’s most famous famous chocolatiers, [...]

Miss Chubby Queen Beauty Contest

“Miss Chubby” beauty contest in Italy has chosen a full-figured Fat woman as new Miss Cicciona 2010 pictures , proud of her ample body weighing in at a hefty 170 kilos (375 pounds).Angela Scognamiglio said she was “very moved” when she was named Saturday night as the new “Miss Chubby” at the complex-free contest held [...]