A mahout is the person charged with looking after an elephant, a relationship that lasts for the duration of both their lives. As part of his responsibilities, the mahout regularly bathes the elephant
in his charge, massaging its thick hide with the husks of coconuts.
posted on Jun-29-14 at 1:29 PM
“Old school cool
“ are recent history's coolest kids, from beatniks to bikers, mods to rude boys, hippies to ravers. And everything in between.
For example this stylish, handsome 1940’s swagger
, which was found on this maternal family album
All are taken from r/OldSchoolCool
See all images on one page @ imgur
And of course, an original source of The Cool Hall of Fame
at If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger
posted on Jun-28-14 at 12:38 PM
Artist Mike Stinnett carves one-of-a-kind walking sticks out of a single piece wood, often with elaborate rattlesnakes motifs
posted on Jun-24-14 at 10:39 PM
, one of the great cartoonists, passed away. Charlie drew close to fourteen hundred cartoons for The New Yorker over the years, beginning in the nineteen-sixties and continuing right through last week’s issue
Many more here
posted on Jun-22-14 at 12:02 PM
The Hex clock
is a clock that tells both what time and color it is.
The Color Clock
converts the time to hexadecimal.
posted on Jun-20-14 at 8:32 PM
The psychedelic, Tangerine-Dream-like, light dances of time lapse filmmaker Richard Bentley:
The Atomium in Brussels
posted on Jun-15-14 at 9:53 AM
Shit Showreels Say
, by Peter Quinn
posted on Jun-9-14 at 1:52 PM
Burritos provide a good way to experiment precisely because they represent a relatively narrow range of experience. There are different burrito styles across the country — more than you might gather if your burrito-eating ambitions have never ventured beyond Taco Bell. But there are fewer parameters to control for when rating burritos than when comparing movies, or doctors, or colleges.
Nathaniel Read ("Nate") Silver is launching a national, 64-restaurant Burrito Bracket
posted on Jun-8-14 at 9:28 AM
How the US Postal Service works
offers a glimpse into the massive automation behind the AFCS (Advanced Facer Canceller System) which helps deliver 150 million of pieces of mail daily
posted on Jun-6-14 at 8:57 PM
The stirring story of Ryland Whittington's family
posted on Jun-2-14 at 9:28 PM
"Pumpkin-style" watermelon carvings
, and "watermelon-style" pumpkin carvings
, by 'sparksfly'
posted on Jun-1-14 at 12:14 PM
The old Country store on dirt road
, on 75 Wheelers Church Rd
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541.
Here is what it looked like on Sunday afternoon in July 1939
, (A 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.)
Models from the American Adventure attraction in Epcot
at Disney World (scroll ½ way down).
posted on May-30-14 at 9:08 PM
Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere
posted on May-25-14 at 3:50 PM
From the VIBE hip hop dance competition (University of Southern California, Irvine / Segerstrom Hall - January 18, 2014):
2nd place, The Company
posted on May-24-14 at 1:43 PM
Anonymous Redditor ’Your Post As A Movie“ takes photo comments
that members post, and Photoshops them into spot-on fake movie posters
. Here's his/her prolific output from the last 6 months
. (the first link is the original photo, the second one, is the poster, which is often created right after the post goes up)
posted on May-21-14 at 10:15 PM
Four cute kids dance The "Bean Bag Dance
", The "Hokey Pokey
", and a few other kids' favorites
posted on May-18-14 at 8:54 AM
Moments of the Human Condition
, a photo-essay by renown photo-journalist Peter Turnley
Some powerful highlights:
, IN, 1974
posted on May-11-14 at 10:20 AM
A tribute to Breaking Bad
, or rather to WW's implosion, by Alexandre Gasulla
, part of his Tribute Series
posted on Apr-29-14 at 10:42 PM
Michael Faraday's chemical chest
, 19th century.
The end of Darwin's walking stick
Galileo’s original telescope
, c 1795 (with engraved "N“ at bottom).
Carved Olive Pit
, China (1737).
Throne of Charlemagne
(790). Until 1531, it served as the coronation throne the Kings of Germany, being used at a total of thirty-one coronations.
Ishtar Gate, ca 575 BC. Built on the orders of Nebuchadnezzar II, it was a gate to the inner city of Babylon
Tolkien's service weapon
Breastplate, North Peru
- A.D. 1000/1470.
posted on Apr-27-14 at 6:11 PM
The trailer for the 2012 documentary The Raw and the Cooked
stands alone as a work of art, by capturing perfectly the best scenes from this beautiful film
. Created by German filmmaker Monika Treut
posted on Apr-20-14 at 2:15 PM
Fanesca is a traditional soup from Ecuador
and is a special soup or stew because it is only prepared once a year during Easter
. From a blog of Ecuadorian dishes
by Layla Pujol. A few ceviches
posted on Apr-18-14 at 11:00 PM
Experience the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
This project is an online interactive featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience.
posted on Apr-13-14 at 10:54 AM
Stockholm - it's not a coincidence
posted on Apr-9-14 at 9:46 PM
Manual hand rolled bagel maker
in Brugge, Belgium.
Beer bottle opener
Dismantling a Jeep
(must be a re-post).
posted on Mar-22-14 at 12:51 PM
"Magician Prankster" MagicofRahat gives a homeless man a 'winning' lottery ticket
posted on Mar-16-14 at 6:56 PM
Hip hop artist Mac Lethal recites the alphabet very fast
posted on Mar-8-14 at 10:30 AM
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. (Wiki
). Case in point
posted on Mar-6-14 at 9:21 AM
Kurt Vonnegut Reads Slaughterhouse-Five
in 6 parts. Via discogs
posted on Mar-2-14 at 3:53 PM
Three random walks through eastern food markets: One in Bangkok
, one in Taiwan
and one in Delhi
posted on Feb-14-14 at 7:12 PM
How to make handmade Japanese scroll paper
(Many other traditional artisans at Gucci Japan
posted on Feb-8-14 at 10:48 AM
Unedited footage of the bombing of Nagasaki
: This silent film shows the final preparation and loading of the "Fat Man" bomb into "Bockscar," the plane which dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. It then shows the Nagasaki explosion from the window of an observation plane. This footage comes from Los Alamos National Laboratory. (SLYT)
posted on Feb-6-14 at 9:38 PM
Jacques Pépin debones a Chicken
Galantine Ballotine. (SLYT)
posted on Jan-24-14 at 4:46 PM
I'm the world's oldest wing walker. I was 82 when I performed my first wing walk – standing on top of a plane while it's in flight. Looking back, that seems relatively young.
More than 384 other shared stories, many of them interesting, in this Guardian series
posted on Jan-18-14 at 1:59 PM
You'll never find, as long as you live / Someone who loves you tender like I do. /
You'll never find, no matter where you search / Someone who cares about you the way I do
posted on Dec-22-13 at 10:11 AM
- a tumblr of weird ads, illustrations, and photographs of a vintage or antiquated nature
posted on Jan-26-13 at 7:29 AM
"Footage of Pope John Paul at an indoor batting cage
during his 1987 visit to California"
posted on Jan-22-13 at 10:29 PM
Aaron Peterson is a nature photographer
and writer based near Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He takes many photographs of bike trips, like this ice biking series
The rider, Ryan Labar, chimed in with a technical comment
More of Aaron's galleries
posted on Jan-18-13 at 11:18 AM
(NSFW for some links of skulls below)
”Just some skulls I picked up today from my skull guy
...yeah, I have a skull guy”
Tibetan Ritual Skull
Too many drinks?
Formed with Everyday Items
Crania Anatomica Filigre by Joshua Harker
Lies & persuasions
by Kris Kuksi
Lily of the Valley (Welcome BB fans)
A skull made from typewriter parts
posted on Jan-11-13 at 3:23 PM
Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we'll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination
posted on Jan-9-13 at 5:32 PM
Challenge: Create an image out of a word
, using only the letters in the word itself.
Rule: use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts
From the mind of Ji Lee
posted on Jan-7-13 at 6:37 PM
"Rock balancing is an art, discipline, or hobby (depending upon the intent of the practitioner) in which rocks are balanced on top of one another in various positions".
Here are a few practitioners:
Phillip A. Long
uses sticks beside stones
shares basic principles
stacks rocks when they don’t build elaborate sand castles
has links to other balancers
Extra: Balanced sand castles
posted on Jan-5-13 at 11:57 AM
In 2010 the annual midsummer bonfire in Ålesund
, Norway broke world's records. For more than 3 months, the youngsters built a 40 meter tall
structure, and then burnt it down
. More here.
posted on Jan-3-13 at 2:24 PM
People taking photos :
The 2004 Tsunami
This was taken a second before a lightning strike the hikers
. The kid on the left died.
6 bolts hitting the water
at the same time.
Diet Coke & Mentos
(click on pix to see the second candy).
Gray squirrel leaping between two trees
. 8 lives left
Throw ups: A baby
, a seaman
, a group photo
…I took a picture w/ no flash at the same time someone took a picture w/ flash
posted on Dec-31-12 at 12:07 PM
George White is 92 year old, and his wife died this year
. This Christmas was the first he was to spend without her since the end of WW2. So he traveled to Switzerland to be with his kids, and he started blogging about it
posted on Dec-30-12 at 8:21 AM
Of the final scene in The Deer Hunter
, Ebert wrote: I won't tell you how it arrives at that particular moment (the unfolding of the final passages should occur to you as events in life) but I do want to observe that the lyrics of "God Bless America" have never before seemed to me to contain such an infinity of possible meanings, some tragic, some unspeakably sad, some few still defiantly hopeful
The song was first written in 1918
, and 20 years later it was introduced by Kate Smith
as a patriotic “Peace Song”.
Here’s some trivia about the Deer Hunter
, and a bio of the amazing Irving Berlin
posted on Dec-28-12 at 3:55 PM
The intro scene to 'Midnight in Paris'
posted on Dec-17-12 at 8:40 PM
People posting photographs of their bookshelves
Father in Law's Library
, built by hand in about 5 years: The card file
. Details & overview
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare: Building Wall Shelving for 9000 Books
“…first time in years I've been able to get most of my books out of cardboard boxes and onto shelves
My desk after four months of working in a bookstore
posted on Dec-14-12 at 9:23 PM
On the screen of the Romantic Motor-Vu drive-in theater on 33rd South in Salt Lake City, Charlton Heston, as Moses in the The Ten Commandments
, throws his arms wide before what appears to be a congregation of cars at prayer. Originally published on December 22, 1958 in Life Magazine
More from J.R. Eyerman
: Behind the Scenes of a Stanley Kubrick 's Spartacus'
(Previously on M-F
posted on Dec-8-12 at 11:34 AM
Some evil bastard has stuffed a bag of dope into a hole behind my house
and turned my life into the backdrop of a James Ellroy noir.
posted on Dec-6-12 at 7:03 PM
My Dearest Barack
: A collection of letters that student Dylan Hansen-Fliedner wrote back to the Obama campaign, in response to donation requests.
posted on Dec-1-12 at 1:33 PM