Hacking The Flood, Icy Jeans, Bad Covers, New Elements, Flying Rhinoceros

Just a round-up of links today; my list of things I want to show people is getting a little unmanageable. Thailand is flooding, and residents are using some fairly unconventional means of transportation, including water bottle rafts. They’ve also tied their motorcycles to trees. Life has a gallery of its worst covers. I can’t help…
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Where Planes Go To Die And Other Strange Images

What happens to an airplane when it’s lived out its natural life and needs to be retired, as new standards are adopted and new safety equipment becomes essential? I don’t usually think about these things too much, personally. Partly it’s because Toy Story contains a lot of fridge horror, and I don’t like to think…
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Forbidden Spaces

Detroit isn’t dead. I just wanted to mention that before I get any further into this post. The city is under siege by economic forces, though, and it’s suffered some pretty severe casualties, some recent, some from a long time ago. Courtesy of Lynde, here’s a lovely gallery of the beautiful decay of Detroit. It…
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Images Of Decay, Mathematical And Otherwise

I tend to store up links until I have several that fit some sort of a theme. These are all vaguely focused on decay. What would happen if an atomic bomb had struck an American city in the 1950s? The magazine Pageant offered illustrations on the topic–sad, terrifying and in some cases, maudlin. Here are…
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A Bit Of Weirdness

Our links today are courtesy, mostly, of BoingBoing: If your nightmares are not populated by Thomas Edison’s creepy talking doll, maybe they should be. What’s the secret ingredient in Ovaltine? You might be surprised to find out. (No, Soylent Ovaltine is not people.) Kenny Loggins ruined Christmas, in an early example of Chuck Norris jokes…
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