Saturday, November 29, 2014

Highway pirate

Getting on the road...

...traveling in a westerly direction to reach an eastern destination, reports as things unfold.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Mopar in transit

This image was captured yesterday on Interstate 75 in Ohio.  The quick story is that the 1970 T/A Challenger and the 1970 AAR Cuda had been stored in Florida for many years and the owner was taking them back to his home in Toronto.  Road trip !!!

Street art in 3 dimensions

Artur Bordalo is a Portuguese artist that uses mixed media with lots of found objects to create a variety of three dimensional street art.  View more of his efforts here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Honister Hill Climb

One of England's steepest roads is near the Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria.  An event called the Lakeland Hill Climb is held there.  Images from the 2013 event are here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Brahmin moth

Before and after metamorphosis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Waste power

Wessex Water is a regional water and sewage service in the southwest of England. They recently launched a bus that is fueled on human waste. They proudly boast of the fuel source via graphic depiction on the side of the vehicle.

Undercover turtle

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Paint my house

A couple of artists bought this 1840's farm house in High Falls, New York, and decided that it needed brightening up to reveal its true charm.

Click here to see the results of their efforts.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans' Day, thanks to those who served

Freedom is not free.

Dirty art

                                              Thanks to Agent Bill for bringing this to my attention

Monday, November 10, 2014

Edmund Fitzgerald

On November 10th, 1975, the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald with a crew of 29 sank on Lake Superior.  There were no survivors..

Read more about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald here.

Wooden electric

Liu Fulong takes his homemade wooden electric car for a drive in Shenyang, China. The car weighs about 450 lbs and has a top speed of 20 mph.  The car will travel 12 miles between charges.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Getting down with a Yaybahar

While it may not be the music you prefer there is no denying that it is an unusual sound.  It is an acoustic instrument whose sound was not amplified nor was there any post video processing.  The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via coiled springs to the frame drums which then echo back and forth on the coiled springs.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

These will be on the quiz


Crusoe is a Dachshund with a fantasy of flight, but it appears he is only able to taxi.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Saab Monster

Before moving on to a V4 engine (late 60's) to power their Model 95 and 96 cars Saab used a three cylinder two cycle engine.  In 1959 in an effort to find more power they experimented with a modified Model 93 equipped with a six cylinder.

Saab joined two highly tuned three cylinder engines at the crankshaft and mounted the combo transversely in a widened engine bay.  The result was 138HP and 122mph.  The aerodynamic teardrop shape of the car was originally chosen due to its handling characteristics and fuel economy. However, as this car approached it top speed the teardrop shape had a tendency to become airborne. It also suffered from heavy understeer as well as torquesteer.  All of these characteristics lead the car to become known as the Monster for those who experienced its behavior from behind the wheel.


Underwater photographer Elana Kalis posed her daughter, Sacha, for a series of underwater photos that produced striking images.  See more of this session here, while more of Elana's work can be seen at her website,


Monday, November 3, 2014

Skating on thin ice

Time out is called in a 1959 Swedish hockey game.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Green space

A crocodile lounges in a pool of algae at the Phuket Zoo in Thailand.

Pick up car