Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beer can stove

Some of the best travel blogs are those that are written by people who see the world on a bicycle.  Link jumping on the internet brought me to this video and the blog associated with it.  You can find the blog at

Friday, November 29, 2013

Colorful serpents

Atheris hispida is a nocturnal venomous viper found in central Africa.  Learn more here.

Diadophis punctatus regalis, commonly called the regal ringneck lives in the mountains of the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Learn more here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Flame from water

iPad users click here to view the video

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Catching rays

View more of Tadao Cern's images here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Public toilet

This glass enclosed public toilet in Ichibara, Japan is surrounded by fence for privacy.  It is an installation in the city's art festival.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sidewalk chalk

View more of David Zinn's chalk drawings on his Facebook page.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Eduardo Kobra

Eduardo Kobra is a Brazilian arts who recently finished this massive piece in Lexington, Kentucky.  It follows his trademark style of using an array of bright colors.  His previous piece is in Moscow where he painted a mural as a tribute to Maya Plisetskaya who is one of leading names in Russian ballet.  She turned 88 in October.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Camel fair

The annual five-day camel and livestock fair is currently running in Pushkar, India.  An opportunity to mingle with 300,000 people while enjoying 20,000 camels, horses, and cattle.  Additional information about the fair is available here.

Monday, November 11, 2013


The pixelstick is a piece of hardware used to paint with light, rather than computer software used to rework an existing video.  For an explanation of how it works see their promotional video on Kickstarter by clicking here.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Makerbot and Robohand

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An inspiring story about a woodworker who developed a robotic hand for himself and then went on to enrich the lives of children born with amniotic band syndrome.  More information available at the Makerbot site.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Landwasser Viaduct

A Swiss engineering feat from 1901.  Read more here.

Monday, November 4, 2013

FEI contest winners

This image shows the aquatic third stage of an Asian tiger mosquito magnified 800 times.  It was the winner of one of the contests that invites people to submit FEI (electron microscope) images.

Additional images are here.

Friday, November 1, 2013


He is known as "Twenty Four" in his community in Cuba because he has twelve perfectly formed fingers and toes.