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Link Latte 189

#189 – Week of October 3, 2012 Farthest-Ever View of the Universe (pic) – [wow space] Mind-Boggling Microscopic Photos – [wow photography] What would really happen if the lights went out. – [scary scenario] Theo Jansen, again… a must-see – [wow video] Epic Stalin-Era Russian-American, Love Story (photo) – [biography, transl.] Really Extreme Wood Sculptures – [art, scroll down] The Hall of [...]

Street Ghosts

Street artist Paolo Cirio is taking images of people who are enshrined forever on Google Street View and putting them in their places in the real world, a project he calls Street Ghosts. So far, New York City, London, and Berlin have paper images of the people captured on Street View placed in the exact [...]

Street View Comes to Town -on a Tricycle!

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, isn’t the northernmost place mapped by Google Street View, but it is one of the most inaccessible. There are no cars there, just a few trucks. The citizens get around on snowmobiles, and traffic in and out of the community of 1,477 people is by plane. Everyone there know how to [...]

Wander Through Kennedy Space Center Using Google Street View

Google Street View is handy for finding places you’re driving to — but Google has been putting together a series of special “Street View” tours of places that aren’t out on the street. Like Kennedy Space Center. By following that link, you can see a bunch of places where Google brought its Street [...]

Neatorama Caption Contest: Snoozin’ Cat Winners

Totoro Shoulder Bag Phineas and Ferb – Stainless Steel Food Jar Clyde the Cow Picnic Lunchbox       [...]

Oregon Aurora

Photo: Brad Goldpaint – view more fantastic shots at Brad’s website Photographer Brad Goldpaint captured the northern lights over Crater Lake, Oregon, like you’ve never seen before: [...]

Collision Course: A Brief Guide to Earth’s Most Interesting Impact Craters

A Norwegian family arrived at their cabin to open it up for the spring and found a surprise: a large rock had smashed through the roof. It was identified as a 1.3 pound breccia meteorite. It didn’t hurt anybody, and its sale price should easily cover the damage to the roof; meteorites are valuable to [...]

Clock Tower Hotel

The view was great and the bed was cozy, but the alarm in the morning – BONG! – was a bit too loud. Consider that if you want to stay at this Clock Tower Hotel, a conceptual art piece by Japanese artist [...]

Author tackles historical evidence of Jesus

Historian Bart Ehrman counters the mythicist view of Jesus by compiling the evidence for his existence. The mythicist viewpoint, that Jesus wasn’t a r…

Is daydreaming good for the mind ?

While many view daydreaming as the sign of an idle mind, researchers believe it can be quite productive. Research has shown that for most people, doin…