Posts Tagged ‘WIN’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 659 – Happy Emu, Beachfoot, Eatin’ Chickin & Drinkin’ Milk

Friday, 4 December 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

Hi, Bob!

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Bobcat:
A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.
Lynx:
A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.

A bobcat is a lynx, but a lynx is not necessarily a bobcat.

[Image found here. Taxonomy clarifications found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 30 November 2020

[Found here.]

Hot Links der Waschbären

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Mind Your Own Business, Hank Williams (1949) “The song’s lyrics were likely inspired by the singer’s own tempestuous relationship with wife Audrey Williams and the buzz it created. […] Hank had cut several duets with his wife Audrey, who by all accounts had limited singing talent.”Wikipedia

Curse you, Pignouf!

Simple electric train.

Very cool candles. [h/t Octopus]

Class Action Park – Official Trailer.

I remember games that began like this.

Nobody does Kurdish techno dubstep beatbox better.

[Top image: Raccoon-proof recycling container illustration. See it in action here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


 

Ancient Engineering – Yellow Dragon Cave Water Mill

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Wooden waterwheel in front of Huanglong Cave (Yellow Dragon Cave) is a karst cave located near the Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, China.

“Turns out the area that these wheels were traditionally in was flooded as part of the 3 gorges dam, so this is a reconstruction for people to see what they would have looked like.” -comment on Reddit

Everything ancient in China is almost always a reproduction, including this. It’s an elaborate kinetic sculpture – the water mill doesn’t appear to mill anything. China lets you look around the cave a bit on Google Maps street view: 29°22’1.62″N 110°36’47.79″E

[Video found here; a longer version without music here.]

I found a button hole.

Monday, 23 November 2020

The Niva button factory in Patisia, Greece, opened in the 1940s and remained in operation for decades before being abandoned.

“The photo was available on various international websites. Most of them state that it is an abandoned button factory in China. […] With a little searching and a lot of luck, we found where the ghost factory really is! It is not in the Chinese city of Longhua Shenzhen, as mentioned in most posts, nor are we talking about a set photo. The abandoned button factory is located in Patisia!”

[Top image found in here, other images and story here via here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 657 – Morphing

Friday, 20 November 2020

[All found here, via here.]

There’s a huge bug in the tent.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Or not.

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A Slight Chance of Showers with Busty Winds

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

[Found here.]

USS Nimitz Halloween Cake [Updated – More Cake!]

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Teresa Conde, from San Diego, sculpts a Halloween cake aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Oct. 26, 2020. US Navy Photo.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group are currently stationed in the Central Persian Gulf.

[Image and caption found here. I posted this because it’s still not Thanksgiving yet.]


UPDATE: Also on the Nimitz – A Veteran’s Day Cake

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Freitas, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Erica Rodriguez cut a Veterans Day cake on the aft mess deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Nov. 11, 2020. US Navy Photo


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