Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Life of Snails

Vyacheslav Mishchenko has captured images of snails in their natural environment.  View additional snail images here.  To view some of his other subjects go to Mishchenko's website.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Recycle/Reuse/Emergency Molotov Cocktail

I fully support recycling efforts.  It is a well known fact that candles and other open flame devices destroy property as well as injure or kill people.  Reusing an incandescent bulb for this purpose adds three or four ounces of kerosene to fuel any accident that might occur.

As an alternative I would suggest filling the old bulb with water and using it to grow a plant....

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Tibetan monks can work eight hours a day for weeks at a time to create their colorful mandalas.  To see additional images of the creative process click here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sleeping it off

A pair of brown-headed spider monkeys napping at the Antwerp zoo.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shania McDonagh

Shania McDonagh's hyperrealistic pencil drawing titled Coleman was this years winner in the Texaco Children's Art Competion.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gone fishin'

They must be gentleman fishermen.  Suits and ties??  Smells fishy to me.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kombi Last Wishes

Very few people have not been touched by the VW Kombi

iPad users click here to view the video

Blue on blue

An Afgan woman shops for a burqa in Herat

Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer cottage?

This humble cottage graces the Bosporus Strait which connects the Aegean and Black Seas near Istanbul, Turkey.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Modified D series Citroens

D series Citroens came equipped with a hydraulic suspension that would make it easy to drop them this low. However, to the best of my knowledge they never produced a two door coupe.  A convertible was available so perhaps it was not difficult to simply attach the roof from a sedan to the convertible body.  The rear fender panels are secured by a single bolt.

The D series cars were produced from 1955 through 1975.  It was a very futuristic design for the time. Wikipedia can provide some additional information

I ran across this modified example of a D series as well.  Again a two door so it started its life as a convertible.  They extended the roof and apparently molded the trunk lid to the body/fenders.  The fenders are no longer able to be removed by simply taking loose the bolt visible to the inside of the turn signal lamp. That would make it difficult to remove the rear tires.  On the original D series cars the rear tires were accessed by removing the rear fender panels.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Trash People

An exhibition entitled Trash People by German artist HA Schuit is on display in Ariel Sharon Park near Tel Aviv.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

360 degree video

Seems simple enough: Use 6 GoPro cameras attached to a 3D printed mount.  Click here for further explanation.  If German isn't your first choice, Google can translate it for you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

School opening

A sea lion passes through an opening in a school of black striped salema sea bream off of the Galapagos Islands

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tamari balls

Tamari balls are a form of folk art originating in China.  Japanese women have been making them from old kimonos since the 7th century. One 88 year old woman has made over 500 since she started working when she was in her 60's.  Click here to see more examples of her art.  See Wikipedia for further information.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New record

Piers Ward has set a new speed record for lawnmowers.  He was clocked at 115 mph at the IDIADA Proving Ground in Tarragona, Spain.  The old record, set in 2010, was 87 mph.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Eagle Owl

This eagle owl is a resident of the Grugapark in Essen, Germany

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cozy camping??

Do you think this advertisment from Kamp King Koaches actually appealed to anyone?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Two wheeled vehicles

It is finally looking a lot like spring and that means that you will be encountering an increasing number of two wheeled vehicles on the streets and highways.  Some of them will be new to the scene, while others will just need more of your attention because they don't know or don't care to follow the rules.  Let's face it- some of them (just like some drivers of cars and trucks) shouldn't be on the streets at all, but that isn't a reason for them to suffer injury.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chicken beauty pageants

Read more about the Ayam Serama chicken here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pizza Fooler

Domino's Pizza in the UK announced today that their latest menu addition will be a new idea called "snackaging"- an edible pizza box.

The devil is in the details