Awkward metal band photos

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Join me in the liminal space between deep culture horror and ironic satisfaction: Awkward metal band photos Read the rest

Cycle and Recycle: gorgeous photos of the European recycling process

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Paul Bulteel's forthcoming art book, Cycle & Recycle, collects the Belgian photographer's series of images from Europe's massive, advanced recycling program, which captures 43% of the region's waste (the EU is shooting for 65% of municipal waste by 2030). Read the rest

Themepark in an ancient, cavernous Transylvanian salt-mine

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Transylvania's Salina Turda themepark is housed in an ancient salt mine with millennia of history. Visitors use its vertical shafts to access vast underground salt caverns and lakes dotted with a concert hall, mini-golf courses, bowling alleys, and rowboats. Read the rest

Rare Bowie photos

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Artnet collects a set of interesting stock images of David Bowie you might not have seen before, hidden from the Google spiders (if not the ones from Mars). Read the rest

Help identify the science fiction legends in these thrift-scored pix of the 1956 Worldcon

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Cate writes, "I came across a collection of snapshots at a thrift store and recognized the historic nature of the photos, which documented the 14th World Science Fiction Convention. I purchased the photos from a thrift store in Santa Barbara, California on December 31, 2015. I am looking for help to identify attendees featured in the photos." Read the rest

What the Internet looks like when it's not a patent drawing

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In contrast to yesterday's post about the way the Internet is depicted in patent drawings, check out these photos of the Internet's secret actual infrastructure. Read the rest

Just look at this photo of Last Gasp comix founder Ron Turner holding a banana.

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Just look at it.

(Thanks, Ron!) Read the rest

Burning Man's public Fleshlight

Some funny stuff from this year's burn. Read the rest

Immortan Trump

Goddess's friend snapped this shot of a perfect piece of timely cosplay. Read the rest

Gallery of deserted Chinese amusement parks

China's exuberant, weird, terrible and brilliant amusement parks sprang up like mushrooms after the Deng reforms, and now many of them have fallen on hard times -- even as Disney makes ready to open Disneyland Shanghai. Read the rest

Nichelle Nichols: Lieutenant Uhura's Starship Enterprise Star Trek workout

In an amazing set of photos from the Desilu studios set of the original Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (" Lieutenant Uhura") epitomizes grace, athleticism and poise. Read the rest

A tempting offer

Spotted outside Fix Coffee on Whitecross Street in London. Read the rest

Genderswapped Slave Leia with balloon-twisted Jabba

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Dawn at Disney World

From the Boing Boing Flickr pool, Dreggs's stunning photo of the sun breaking over Cinderella Castle. Read the rest

Hoax photos of real events

Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger normally produce beautiful commercial photos, but their hobby is recreating iconic photos -- the Hindenberg's explosion, Nessie 1934, Tiananmen 1989, 9/11, and more -- in miniature, so that their replicas are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. Read the rest

Prizewinning frozen hair

Here's photos from the annual Takhini Hot Pools frozen hair competition, where bathers expose their hair to -20'C - -30'C Yukon air to freeze it into amazing ice-sculptures. Read the rest

First-ever photo of light behaving as a wave and particle

Nicholas writes, "Since Einstein's day, scientists have been trying to directly observe the wave- and particle- aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at a Swiss lab have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior." Read the rest

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