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  • Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan (VIDEO)

    07/29/2015 7:06:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    rt.com ^ | July 29 , 2015 | No Attribution
    A video shot in Japan’s port city of Osaka has been making the rounds online, displaying a swarm of white spherical objects of unknown origin flying across the sky. The low-quality footage has triggered speculation over extra-terrestrial life and UFOs.
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing materialÂ’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' shows a bold, brilliant, brutal Apple founder

    07/25/2015 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 24, 2015 | BY JOSH DICKEY
    Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! LOS ANGELES — Steve Jobs never compromised, nor did he pull punches. Neither does Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Jobs' life, influence and legacy get Gibney's full journalistic treatment in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the first trailer for which Mashable debuts here. Despite an uphill climb for access, Gibney, a perennial Academy Award contender who won for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, captured several of Jobs' personal acquaintances for this film that debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The...
  • The border between Nato and Russia. (picture)

    07/25/2015 7:56:55 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 12 replies
    VG ^ | 25.07.2015 16:34 | VG
  • Camera Drone Rescues a Stranded Drone, Interstellar-Style

    07/24/2015 1:44:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 07/23/15 | Michael Zhang
    Freelance camera operator Harrisen Howes lost a small camera drone two months ago after his roommate “drunkenly” crashed it onto a neighbors roof high overhead. After recently purchasing a larger, camera-equipped drone, Howes decided to try and rescue his old drone with his new one using some rope and hooks fashioned from coat hangers.
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Picasso

    07/23/2015 5:32:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2015 |
    Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don’t have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso. “I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so,” she said. “Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that’s how I feel.”
  • A politician you can BELIEVE in !

    07/22/2015 4:22:16 PM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    Free Talk Live ^ | July 22, 2015 | represent us
    I LIKE this guy !
  • Donald Trump, an All-American Performance Artist

    07/22/2015 3:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Blouin ArtInfo ^ | July 22, 2015 | Patrick Pacheco
    In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” the protagonist, Willy Loman, goes to the office of his boss, Howard Wagner, hoping for a promotion. Instead he essentially hears two of the most chilling words in the American lexicon: “You’re fired.” The antagonist of that great stage classic is now embodied in the billionaire Donald Trump, who has stirred up the presidential race in ways that have made him a folk hero to a large segment of the Republican Party and a clown and fake to millions of others. “The irony is that Trump, because of his presence in the country’s...
  • Bless You James O'Keefe and Center Med Progress, Abortion Sting ~Vanity

    07/21/2015 12:40:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 19 replies
    GraceG
    I know James O'Keefe wasn't involved in the recent sting videos involving Planned parenthood, but the very Tactics of this Exposing the evil on the left are shall we say "inspired" by Project Veritas. I love the fact that another group out there has learned from James O'Keefe's group and are using his previous example as an instruction manual and improving upon them. I just wanted to give some props out there to both James O'Keefe for spearheading and pathfinding this method of investigative citizen journalism and also the Center for Medical Progress for taking those lessons and expanding upon...
  • Sea gull challenges bald eagle for the life of second gull

    07/16/2015 4:57:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    VALDEZ, Alaska, - A photo shared by the U.S. Department of Interior shows a brave sea gull attempting to take on a bald eagle that had another sea gull trapped in its talons. The Department of Interior, which shared the photo on Facebook, said photographer David Canales witnessed the struggle while kayaking on Prince William Sound in Alaska. The department said the "epic aerial battle" came to an end when the sea gull gave up on trying to save its friend and the eagle flew off with its prey. Canales posted a second photo on his Facebook account that appears...
  • Andre Leon Talley: Caitlyn Looks Like a Privileged White Woman

    07/15/2015 6:05:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lindsey Kupfer
    <p>Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley is giving Caitlyn Jenner‘s “privileged,” “white woman” style his stamp of approval.</p> <p>“I think she looks fabulous,” Talley, 65, told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday night. “I thought she was fabulous on the Vanity Fair cover and I think she looks like a perfect, wealthy, affluent white woman who’s privileged and that’s important and she comes from that kind of background.”</p>
  • Wings Over The Rockies - The Movie as shown in Museum, with Harrison Ford (YT vid 10 minutes long)

    07/14/2015 12:57:09 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    Wings over the Rockies Via You Tube ^ | January 9, 2015 | Paul Richards
    This museum, on the old Lowry Air Force Base, is very close to my home. This is a short film they show in the theatre there...the Harrison Ford Theatre. It always makes me tear up and gives me chills. It looks even more beautiful on the theatre screen. I called about it a year or two ago as I wanted to share it with a FRiend, but it wasn't anywhere to access at that time. Now it's up on You Tube. Hope you enjoy, too.
  • Rambo vs. ISIS, who will draw first blood?

    07/13/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/13/2015 | N/A
    Sylvester Stallone: "We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds." Punching up the star-power at San Diego's Comic-Con on Friday, Sylvester Stallone made nerds swoon with talk of Creed, the newest installment in the Rocky film franchise But according to the Washington Times, Sly raised even more eyebrows after hinting at a new Rambo movie pitting the legendary Vietnam veteran against a scourge worse than communist jungle guerrillas, the jihadist desert terrorists of the Islamic State. "We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds," said the...
  • Stars Wars unveils behind-the-scenes sneak peek of The Force Awakens (Great Video)

    07/12/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/15 | Justin Enriquez
    Fans were sent into a frenzy as a behind-the-scenes clip from Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Force Awakens was released at Comic-Con International on Friday. The three-and-a-half minute video gives loyal followers insight on the making of the highly-anticipated seventh film of the franchise. Classic stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels could be seen in the clip as well as newcomers Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson. Director of the flick, JJ Abrams, is shown hyping up the cast and crew as he makes the announcement: 'We are here...
  • $1 million reward offered for stolen Judy Garland slippers

    07/11/2015 8:37:28 PM PDT · by G Larry · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 11 July 2015 | Unknown
    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland's sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.
  • Batman v Superman trailor

    07/11/2015 7:46:49 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 39 replies
    you tube ^ | 7/11/2015 | self
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWzgGyAH6Y&feature=youtu.be
  • Johnny Depp surprises sick children in Australian hospital

    07/10/2015 9:32:21 PM PDT · by Raymann · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2015 | Beep Tube
    Johnny Depp may currently be playing his trade as the mischievous Jack Sparrow in the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series; Dead Men Tell No Tales, but he was more than happy to jump off set and visit sick children at a hospital in Queensland, Australia. Depp surprised kids at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane by turning up as the roguish pirate captain he made famous back in 2003, chatting to them and taking selfies. He is known to carry the costume around in case of impromptu visits.
  • Where’s the momentum? Wisconsin’s lone chained pro-abortion protester big contrast with Texas

    07/10/2015 1:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, a woman protesting a 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin chained herself to a railing in the state’s Capitol, demanding that Republican men in the Assembly hear her out. The photos of protester Wendi Kent chained to the bannister were sad in so very many ways, but they beg the question: where is everybody?
  • Deathwish as lifestyle: why people run with the bulls

    07/10/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Miguel-Anxo Murado
    In Pamplona, rumour has it that Hemingway never ran in front of the bulls during the festival of San Fermín. It’s an urban myth: he did run – several times. What is not true is that he was injured, as he would later claim to a news agency. In fact, Hemingway was close enough to the action to witness a man being gored by a bull in 1924. This was actually the very first fatality in the modern history of the encierro, as the running of the bulls is called in Spanish.
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Malcolm Gay
    In an episode that speaks volumes about cultural institutions, ethnic sensitivity, and the power of protest in the digital age, the Museum of Fine Arts is hastily pulling back on an event that protesters labeled a latter-day form of racist minstrelsy. MFA officials announced Tuesday they would recast “Kimono Wednesdays,” an attraction scheduled to run throughout July. It is extremely rare for the MFA to change exhibition plans in the wake of protests; it appears such action had not been taken for decades. Created as a light summer distraction, “Kimono Wednesdays” invited visitors to “channel your inner Camille Monet” by...
  • Missouri friends pull would-be rapist off girl, 14, after following her screams: cops

    07/08/2015 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    hree good Samaritans saved a Missouri teenager from a would-be rapist when they yanked the nearly naked man off of her. Springfield police arrived at the scene and found the do-gooders pinning 22-year-old Christopher Muller — who was wearing nothing but his boxers — to the ground. He was arrested on attempted rape charges, the News-Leader reported. The three unidentified friends told police they were parking their car near a hiking trail Thursday night when they heard the girl’s screams. Using a cellphone flashlight to guide the way, the three hiked through the trail and followed the panicked cries. Eventually,...
  • Hawaiian Lava VS a Can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli

    07/08/2015 11:24:47 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A (lavapix)
    A pointless, but kinda neat video, from the weird part of the internet.
  • 17 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Michigan

    07/07/2015 9:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Pulptastic.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Pulptastic.com
    Of the fifty states in the US, there’s one in particular that stands out like a sore thumb. Not for its beauty, mind you, but for other reasons. None of them positive.
  • Beyonce's Curves Inspire Elenberg Fraser's Design for Melbourne Tower

    07/07/2015 2:03:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Arch Daily ^ | 7/6/15 | Karissa Rosenfield
    Beyonce's Ghost has inspired plans for a curvaceous, 226-meter-tall in Melbourne. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the dubbed "Premier Tower" has received planning permission and will be built at 134 Spencer Street, adjacent to the Southern Cross station. According to the architects, the mixed-use project's "complex form" was shaped by climatic restraints and after Beyonce's moving body seen in her recent music video Ghost. It is set to rise 68-stories on a stepped podium in the city's central business district. Once complete, it will house 660 apartments, a 160-room hotel, and retail space. "This project is the culmination of our significant...
  • The most patriotic rock song ever.

    07/04/2015 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | fREEX
    The most patriotic rock song ever? Happy Independence Day! http://youtu.be/7DxiluEqB7U By freexband.com
  • Amazing Grace - Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oaks Baker

    07/03/2015 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/02/15 | Family Share
    Download “Amazing Grace” by Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker on iTunes: http://apple.co/1LElsTB All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. Music video by Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker “Amazing Grace”. (C) 2015 Shadow Mountain Records.
  • Nikon’s P900 takes the term ‘Super Zoom’ to a new level

    07/03/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by texas booster · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 27 June 2015 | Jim Rossman
    The P900 is a bridge camera. I wasn’t familiar with the term until this week, but it makes perfect sense — it’s a bridge between the pocket camera & a full-blown DSLR. The P900 is an all-in-one; it does not have interchangeable lenses. But the lens it has is a doozey. The P900 is in a subcategory of cameras called super zooms.. The Nikkor ED VR (vibration reduction) lens is sharp at the lower end of the range and not too shabby at the high end. The autofocus speed is very fast. I found the shutter lag (the time between...
  • Stairway to heaven: Artist creates stunning 1,650ft ladder in the sky with FIREWORKS

    07/03/2015 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Daily ^ | 06/17/15 | Edward Chow
    A Chinese artist has found a unique way to express his love to his grandmother: a gigantic staircase in the air. These stunning photographs show the 1,650ft ladder, which was made with fireworks, stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China, on Monday. This is the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York, reported the People's Daily Online.
  • Victoria and Albert: How a royal love changed culture.

    07/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2015 | Lucinda Hawksley
    Much we take for granted today – from Christmas trees to birthday gifts – comes from the domestic traditions of the royal couple. When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning.
  • Milwaukee museum to show Pope Benedict portrait made from condoms

    07/02/2015 7:56:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    upi ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MILWAUKEE, - A Wisconsin art museum is defending the decision to display a controversial portrait of the previous pope composed entirely of condoms. The Milwaukee Art Museum announced "Eggs Benedict," Niki Johnson's condom likeness of Pope Benedict XVI, will go on display starting in November. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki criticized the museum in a blog post: "Would the art museum accept works that depicted various political leaders of our state in cow dung (a significant animal for Wisconsin)? Would they accept art -- pick your favorite religious or historical figures -- featuring them in various pornographic poses (which has happened...
  • Was the 'Star Wars' Logo Really Based on Fascist Propaganda?

    07/01/2015 2:32:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Movie Pilot ^ | Mark Newton &#8901; Posted on June 23rd, 2015 | Mark Newton &#8901; Posted on June 23rd, 2015
    Star Wars has always had an association with Nazism. Of course, I do not mean this in a bad way, merely that the storyline has often been seen as allegorical to the events of World War II and the Holocaust. Furthermore, although never confirmed by Lucas and others, it has often claimed that the Empire represents The Third Reich, while Darth Vader and/or Emperor Palpatine is Adolf Hitler. Regardless of the validity of these claims, it is apparently true that Fascist and Nazi iconography and typography was used to develop the iconic look of Star Wars. In fact, in one...
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ‘Hope’ poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous “Hope” poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. …
  • Dick Van Patten 'Eight Is Enough' Star Dies at 86

    06/23/2015 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 23 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show "Eight Is Enough," died Tuesday morning in Santa Monica. Van Patten's rep released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I am sorry to report this sad news. His family will not be doing any press at this time." He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/23/dick-van-patten-dead-eight-is-enough-dies/#ixzz3dvWcoe3z
  • Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

    06/23/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform – which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time – and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs. Self-publishing has transformed what it means...
  • Ceres Spots Continue to Mystify in Latest Dawn Images

    06/23/2015 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    NASA-JPL ^ | June 22, 2015 | Staff
    The closer we get to Ceres, the more intriguing the distant dwarf planet becomes. New images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft provide more clues about its mysterious bright spots, and also reveal a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape. "The surface of Ceres has revealed many interesting and unique features. For example, icy moons in the outer solar system have craters with central pits, but on Ceres central pits in large craters are much more common. These and other features will allow us to understand the inner structure of Ceres that we cannot sense directly," said Carol...
  • Web Catch: Yep, there’s a cat on the wing of that airplane

    06/22/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Katherine Bloom
    Pilot Romain Jantot has one more item to add to his pre-flight checklist: always check for cats. The Daily Record reports Jantot was teaching a flying lesson in Kourou, French Guinea, when an unexpected stowaway made an appearance. After a smooth ascent, a cat creeps from its place on the wing toward the cockpit. The feline flyer seemed unfazed by its journey among the clouds, although the pilot chose to cut the trip short. Jantot uploaded the above video to YouTube on Sunday, where it has since been viewed nearly 400,000 times. He notes the carry-on cat is doing well,...
  • So, Just How Good Are You At Puzzles?

    06/22/2015 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Popular Science ^ | Posted June 19, 2015 | By Chandra Clarke
    Put your jigsaw puzzle skills to the test with this archeological treasure Project: The Pictish Puzzle The Picts were a group of people that lived in Scotland during the Late Iron Age. You're probably familiar with their signature artwork: highly stylized animals, beautiful spirals, and intricate knots, all carved into stone, or worked in metal. And it's one of the most famous and beautiful Pictish stones that National Museums Scotland wants you to put back together. The Hilton of Cadboll Stone was carved between 700 and 800 AD. On one side (shown above) you can see a hunting scene. On...
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Cockpit cam footage of Aerobatic Display Pilot(Svetlana Kapanina)

    06/21/2015 12:49:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    Svetlana Kapanina performing at Sochi Olympics 2014 with an Extra 330 LC RA-1568 (G)...And the cockpit cam shows how it looks inside while pulling some serious Gs.
  • New York Prison Escapee Paints Eerie Political Portraits

    06/21/2015 2:07:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    culturepop.com ^ | june 15, 2015 | Taylor Schlossberg
    So by this point, everyone is well aware that two men have escaped from New York’s maximum security prison, Clinton Correctional Facility. But what you probably don’t know is that Richard Matt is not only a convicted murderer and escapee, but he’s also an artist. The 48-year-old felon painted portraits of political figures such as Barack Obama — featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the background, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton....[snip]
  • Alert: Freedom of Panorama Under Threat in Europe

    06/20/2015 11:43:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | JUNE 20/2015 | Michael Zhang
    Should photographers be able to include copyrighted public building and sculptures in photos without having to worry about payment or permissions? The concept is called “freedom of panorama,” and it’s currently under attack over in Europe.
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    06/20/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 94 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Steven Spielberg's breakout film brought on an era of big spectacle Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws‘ impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the...
  • Chameleon - Impressive Creation - Fine Art Bodypainting by Johannes Stötter (Video via You Tube)

    06/20/2015 6:47:15 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
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  • Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disney’s Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneyland’s CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called “Destino,” which wasn’t completed until long after their deaths.
  • FIRST AEROBATIC FLIGHT LEA (Fun Video)

    06/17/2015 1:46:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Vimeo via Aviation RL (ARL) ^ | June 16, 2015 | Aviation RL (ARL)
    "My 4 years old daughter, Léa, come with me any time we have an opportunity to fly together. Today, she ask me to make some aerobatic figure. Let's have fun!!"
  • The B-Unstoppable is the World’s First Camera Tank Quadcopter Drone VIDEOS

    06/16/2015 11:27:37 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | JUNE 16, 2015 | Michael Archambault
    If quadcopters haven’t yet caught your interest then maybe the B-Unstoppable hybrid drone will be the first. A Kickstarter project created by a company named ‘B’ aims to introduce the first commercially available hybrid tank-quadcopter to market. With the flip of a switch, your drone can transform from a dirt-barreling tank into a sky-flying aircraft while capturing footage the entire time via an optional 720p HD camera.
  • Orange is the NEW BLack

    06/16/2015 7:08:47 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
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  • Arkansas Cops Caught on Video Assaulting Blind Man Before Lying on Arrest Report

    06/15/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by redreno · 47 replies
    http://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 06/14/2015 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A blind man in Arkansas sustained a back injury after being assaulted by Little Rock police who failed to identify themselves before lying about the incident. After missing the bus from his job at Lighthouse for the Blind on June 1, Eric Wilson was walking home when he was approached by police and ordered to walk over to them. Wilson is legally blind and says that he can only see shadows. He complied, despite not knowing if he was about to be robbed or about to be confronted with actual police officers as they did not identify themselves.
  • Israeli Students Barred from Louvre

    06/15/2015 8:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 6/15/2015, 4:47 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The District Governor of Ile De France has contacted the State Attorney’s Office on Monday, after the French newspaper Liberation reported that two prominent historical sites turned away a group of students from the Tel Aviv University (TAU) Art History program last month. According to the report, both the Louvre art museum and the Sainte-Chapelle church rejected tour requests from the group on the basis of their nationality. …
  • [Space] Station Astronaut Snaps Super Sharp View of the Great Pyramids from Space

    06/14/2015 11:46:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 13 June 2015 | Ken Kremer
    On his last full day in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Terry Virts at last captured a truly iconic shot of one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” – the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Virts snapped the exquisitely sharp view of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza on June 10 looking out from the stations windows, just hours before entering the Soyuz return spaceship and closing the hatches behind him for his planned plummet back to Earth. He proudly posted the spectacular photo on his twitter social media account from space while serving as...