1955 Chevy Nomad emerges from 40-year hibernation

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Justin Pinchot just sent us a video of his new pride and joy, a 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon. 'It has completely original paint, interior, and drive train,' Pinchot says, 'and is so clean, I thought for sure it was a restored car until I saw it in person.' The two-door station wagon, which has been kept safe and warm in storage since 1974, has 87,000 original miles on it, and Pinchot is only its second or third owner, 'depending on if you count the original owner’s son, who inherited the car.'”

Meet Maddie, one of the best unrestored, original paint & interior examples known of the rare & iconic 1955 Belair Nomad wagon. Out of nearly a million Chevy Belairs built in 1955, only about 8100 Nomads were ever produced; this example is in the most desirable regal turquoise with India ivory top. First year of Chevy's small block V8, the 265, it is mated to a 2-speed cast iron powerglide automatic transmission. All mechanical components are original to the car as it left the factory. All 55 Nomad bodies were produced at the Cleveland plant then assembled & finished at various plants around the country; this one in Oakland California. Born Aug. 15, 1955, it is one of the last 55 Nomads off the assembly line before production switched over to the 56 model in September of that year. In astonishingly clean condition, Maddie will turn 60 years old this coming year. She looks pretty damn good for an old girl.

Wouldn't it be great if a billboard could actually read your mind?

Said no one, ever. Except, apparently not: the "data scientists" of Posterscope are excited that EE -- a joint venture of T-Mobile and Orange -- will spy on all their users' mobile data to "give profound insights...that were never possible before"

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Selfie from 1909

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Of course, artists have been taking selfies for centuries, but Zinaida Serebriakova was one of the best.

WATCH: Synchronized windless kite flying

Matt and Shannon Cyphert of MTP Studios introduce us to the sport, art, and people of windless kite flying in this beautiful trailer.

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Best way to cut open a pomegranate

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Metamorphosis: manipulated photo series about transformations of the human body

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“Metamorphosis is a concept about the unlimited transformations of human body. Just like a chameleon, it’s fitting, just like a virus, it’s mutating, just like a personality, it’s changing. Something new is about to birth, a metamorphosis, an organic complexity.”

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Lil Dicky's Lemme Freak: NSFW anthem for guys with no game

Lil Dicky is one of the funniest novelty song artists working today. His newest NSFW ode to modern manhood will ring true to both guys and those who have to endure guys' advances.

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“Actually, it's about ethics in game journalism.”

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A Tumblog of Greatness: actuallyethics.tumblr.com.

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New Yorkers: To avoid Ebola, don't eat Ebola-infused poop or snot

Noted. Thank you, New York 1 anchor Errol Morris. We'll just go back to eating the poop and snot of people who are Ebola-free.

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Which crowdfunded privacy routers are worthy of your trust?


After the spectacular rise and fall of Anonabox, a kickstarted $45 router that was supposed to protect your privacy but had its campaign yanked for not being entirely forthright with backers, a spate of shady, silly, and even serious projects have sprung up to fill the demand that Anonabox's $615,000 Kickstarter near-win demonstrated.

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The macro photography of Pablo Moltedo

pablo-moltedo-macro-fosforo-agua Photographer Pablo Moltedo has a lovely collection of macro photos like "Contraste" above, including some creepy crawlies if you want some pre-Halloween squickage. Below, a snail with a beautiful red and black shell.

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The Dalai Lama Will Not Return to Lead Tibet (He Has Something Better in Mind)

Jason Louv reports on a surprising decision and what it means for Tibet’s uncertain future

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'Interstellar' VFX give new insights into black holes

interstellar2 Wired has an interesting look at how the science behind Interstellar helped Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne develop new peer-reviewed papers on the science of black holes.

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Get Oculus Rift VR feature 'Banshee Chapter' free today

Oculus Rift fans can download 'Banshee Chapter' free today from Jamwix. Released in 2013, the 3D horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond has been repurposed as a virtual reality feature.

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Galactic Wheel of Life shines in new infrared space image from NASA Spitzer telescope

It might look like as spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" circular weapon wielded by television's fictional warrior Xena, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291. Though the galaxy is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are still bursting to life.

In this spectacular image released this week, an older galaxy ignites with an outer ring of stellar life.

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