Sunday, February 28, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dazzle Room

A model poses in the art installation called "Dazzle Room".  The artist is Shigeki Matsuyama and the installation is for Room 32 at the fashion and design exhibition in Tokyo.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Regensburg Sausage Kitchen

This might be the oldest public restaurant in the world.  It was erected in 1135 as a construction office for the building of the Regensburg stone bridge.  In 1146 it was repurposed as a restaurant and served dockers, sailors, and workers in the St. Peter cathedral workshop.  The current building replaced the original in the 17th century, but there is evidence that the "new" building has the same footprint as the 12th century structure.  The family who currently owns the building took over in 1806.  They serve 6000 sausages a day.  Read more here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Roadside prank

In 1959 there was an accident in Winganon, Oklahoma, that involved a concrete truck.   The truck was removed, but the "mixer" was full of concrete and was left at the side of the road.  Since then it has been the target of numerous people armed with paint.  In 2011 a couple painted the mixer to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, and it apparently has held up quite well.  More information and photos are here.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Russian hot spot

Located in Alaska's backyard the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russian Federation) plays host to a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its numerous active volcanoes.  Learn more here.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Teahupo'o, Du Ciel

I love the imagery in this video, but the sound track gets a bit redundant.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

When steam was king

A S1 6100 steam locomotive designed by Raymond Lowey for the Pennsylvania Railroad (1939)

Friday, February 5, 2016


Kerivoula Picta

This orange and black insectivorus bat can be found in Pa Po, a village in Eastern Thailand.  They roost in dead banana leaves around rice paddies. Additional information is here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ready about

A list of errors would include allowing crew to sit on the boom in what would appear to be a very fresh breeze, and preparing to come about before all aboard were aware of the planned maneuver.  The guy standing in the cockpit came very close to getting a concussive blow to the head.