( Kinda long... )
( Kinda long... )
Sunday, 29 June 2014
The Polish city of Wrocław was, in the 1980s, still in the thrall of an authoritarian communist regime. A dissident protest movement, Orange Underground, evolved to peacefully protest against the regime as part of the wider Solidarity movement. These protests would be as nonsensical as possible, so that the police could not arrest its members without becoming a laughing stock. When the authorities painted over anti-government graffiti, Orange Underground moved to respond. In perhaps its most fondly remembered antic, its members painted dwarfs on top of the whitewash. This was commemorated in 2001: with the country now a democratic state, the council placed a sculpture of a dwarf on the city’s Świdnicka Street. It didn’t stop there.
(more - and MANY photos)
The Ark In Space
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
The gecko is an extraordinary lizard, a triumph of both adaptation and diversity. Out of the 5,600 species of lizard on the planet, over 1,500 belong to the gecko infraorder called Gekkota. So, what is so interesting about a line of lizards which is, apparently, so ubiquitous? Here are 20 interesting facts about the gecko, as well as some amazing pictures of species that you may not have come across before.
The names of these videos are The Evening Cigarette, vol 1 and 2. Seems the artist quit smoking a few years ago and decided to get even with his former habit... Most amusing 1 minute "ads". (OK, so the humor is a tad sick.)
Beached Whale Art in Greenwich, London
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The latest piece of outdoors installation art in London has caused a few raised eyebrows to say the least. A life-size fiberglass sculpture of a beached whale has been placed on the bank of the River Thames at Greenwich, in London.
This from Kuriositas (who else), and the rest of the article includes LOTS more pictures.
The Forevertron of Dr Evermor
Wisconsin may seem an unlikely place for a Victorian inventor from England to take up home, but that is exactly what Dr Evermor did. You can still see a myriad of his inventions on display in the small town of Sumpter. By far the largest of his creations, the Forevertron, takes pride of place at the center of this amazing collection. Dr Evermor used his colossal contrivance and disappeared before the turn of the new, twentieth century.