Celebrities that Look Like Matresses

April 8th, 2014

Celebrities that Look Like Matresses.

Some of these are just mean…

Alan Cumming

Hilarious, still, but mean.

[Via kottke.org]

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Pretty pictures

April 6th, 2014

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Here kitty, kitty…

April 3rd, 2014

Just some kitties…

Tigers galore

Follow the link for several more pictures of a pack of happy, if slightly peckish, tigers frolicking in the snow in China.

[Via More Words, Deeper Hole]

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Dallas Storm Timelapse

March 30th, 2014

Dallas Storm Timelapse:

(For a view from above of a similar phenomenon, see this NASA Earth Observatory feature on images of lightning storms taken from the ISS. Only still images, but impressively big ones.)

[Via The Awl]

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68 million metric tons

March 2nd, 2014

NASA's Earth Observatory site has before and after images of a landslide in Southeastern Alaska that took place just a couple of weeks ago:

Using imagery from the Landsat 8 satellite, scientists have confirmed that a large landslide occurred in southeastern Alaska on February 16, 2014. A preliminary estimate suggests the landslide on the flanks of Mount La Perouse involved 68 million metric tons (75 million short tons) of material, which potentially makes it the largest known natural landslide on Earth since 2010.

The photos weren't worth embedding here in cropped form: you should follow that link and see what a 75,000,000 ton landslide looks like.1

  1. Short answer: 'impressive', if viewed from a safe distance. If you'd been in the vicinity at the time, you'd probably have used the word 'terrifying' if you lived long enough.

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Now? Right here?

February 13th, 2014

Michael Shainblum's image of the Burj Khalifa being struck by lightning doesn't deserve to be embedded here in scaled-down form: follow that link and see it properly. It's worth it.

(I do hope there was a mad scientist at the top of the tower, cackling maniacally as he tried to tap the power of the lightning storm to breathe life into his creation. Seems like such a waste of a good lightning bolt, otherwise…)

[Via Bad Astronomy]

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Colourful

February 12th, 2014

Saprotrophs, Mesophiles, Psychrophiles and More…

Mold gets a bum rap. [...]

Moldy

[Via swissmiss]

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Disturbing

February 11th, 2014

VSE OK. Just go and read it: you won't be disappointed.

[Via Pop Loser]

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A Geology lesson in a single image

February 9th, 2014

Faults in Xinjiang:

Faults in Xinjiang : Image of the Day

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Poshest. Things. Ever!

February 7th, 2014

The 28 Poshest Things That Have Ever Happened.

Assuming that it's not a Photoshop job, they left the worst until last:

28. And this velvet-covered Porsche

Velvet-covered Porsche

Why would you do that to a poor, defenceless car? Why?!?

[Via LinkMachineGo!]

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Tintypes

January 25th, 2014

Photographer Victoria Will shot some old-style tintype portraits of some of the actors attending this year's Sundance festival. Some people look like they'd fit right in to the mid-19th century:

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

My other favourites in the Esquire-hosted slideshow are Maggie Gyllenhaal1, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe with Rachel McAdams, and Anne Hathaway. Also Nick Cave.2

Victoria Will's own site has some more of her Sundance tintypes.

[Via kottke.org]

  1. Crazy eyes!
  2. But then, when does he not look like someone right at home in the 19th century.

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Seasonal

December 24th, 2013

A Very Bookish Xmas

(Part of me can't stop thinking "But you could fit so many more books on there if you'd just straighten those shelves up a bit!" Which isn't the point, I know, but I can't help myself.)

[Via Bookshelf Porn, via Bookoisseur, via POLISH GIRL ®]

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Moon over Lahore

December 9th, 2013

Fly Me To The Moon:

Airliner and Moon over Lahore

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I wonder how many lives he has left…

December 6th, 2013

Sick fearless bastard.

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Snowflakes and snow crystals

November 23rd, 2013

Alexey Kljatov's photos of snowflakes and snow crystals are gorgeous:

Oak leaves or feathers?

Snowflakes

[Via kottke.org]

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Barking

November 17th, 2013

I'm secretly quite pleased that this animated GIF doesn't have sound.

[Via Redditt .gifs, via FFFFOUND!]

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Pale Blue Dot, 2013

November 16th, 2013

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Provides New View of Saturn and Earth:

Earth from Saturn

Cue Carl Sagan, reading from Pale Blue Dot.

[Via Christian Science Monitor, via The Morning News]

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A Baywheux Tapestry

November 15th, 2013

An image of a Doctor Who-inspired take on the Bayeaux Tapestry. Marvelous.

The Paternoster Gang

A bigger1 version of the whole thing can be found here.2

[Via MeFi user homunculus, posting here]

  1. Yet still not big enough!
  2. Just to be clear, this isn't an actual tapestry: it's an image of how a tapestry depicting the Doctor's adventures might look.

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Sad now

November 4th, 2013

[Via Extenuating Circumstances]

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The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures

November 1st, 2013

The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures:

No matter how many species we discover, there will probably always be more still undiscovered. But even among the species known to science, there are many, many that remain undiscovered by the public. Some of these species are very strange, some are truly incredible and lots of them are very small.

He's not wrong…

Sea Urchin

[Via The Morning News]

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